Google’s AI Adds Punch To Digital Comic Books
Bubble Zoom lets graphic novel fans dynamically resize portions of their favorite series without zooming out of the full page
Reading digital comic books on a laptop or tablet can be frustrating, since readers often have to zoom and scroll to better read the dialogue. Google Play Books has found a way to keep the page in frame while being able to more easily read the text. Bubble Zoom is the latest Google Play Feature, allowing readers to increase the size of comic speech bubbles with a simple click of the volume button on the side of their device.
Google machine learning algorithms are able to decipher which parts of the comic are the text and text bubbles and isolate them from the rest of the image. From there, it is a simple matter of increasing the size of the text enough to be legible but not enough to obscure the image.