Easy Steps To Convert Image Texts To Normal Plain Texts

Easy Steps To Convert Image Texts To Normal Plain Texts
One of the major breakthroughs in technology is Optical Character
Recognition (OCR). This technology recognizes texts embedded on images,
captures it and saves it as a plain texts. There are many OCR
applications on google playstore which you can use to convert your
textual images to plain text. Among these applications are Camscanner ,
Google Keep, Office Lens, Text Fairy.and a host of others. Converting
images to texts with these applications is pretty simple and similar.

 Basically, it involves taking a photo shot of the text or uploading an
already image from your Android device and clicking the convert button.

OCR
applications have saved me a lot of stress. I remember when I had
cause to quickly send my Curriculum Vitae to a recruiting company.
Unfortunately I didn’t have a copy of it in my mail and my computer was
not within reach. All I did was get the hard copy of my CV, take shots
of the pages and boom! I used an OCR app to convert it to text.

The
accuracy of image-to-text converters is greatly determined by the
quality of the image. In order to achieve a greater accuracy, it is
recommended that you use pictures of high quality taken by a fairly good
camera.. at least, the picture should be visible enough to be read with
the Unclad eyes.

In this tutorial, I will show you step by step
method of how to use Text Fairy app to convert and image text to a
plain, editable text . Follow the steps below.

Step 1
Download and install Text Fairy from Playtore.

Step 2
Open your Text Fairy application:

If
you click on “Tap here to convert text from a new image”, it will open
your phone camera so you can take a picture of the image you intend to
convert to text.If you click on the second option- “Tap here to convert
text from an existing image”, you will be taken to your gallery where
you will be required to choose from your stored images. For the purpose
of this tutorial, I am going to take a shot of one of my blog posts and
convert it to text. Move on to the next step.

Step 3
I haven taken the shot and the image is shown below.

Now I’m going to tick the Ok button as indicated by the arrow in the above image.

Step 4
Next, I will be required to crop out the particular section of the image I need to convert.

After
selecting the area of the image I want to crop out, I will simply click
on the convert button. I used an arrow to indicate the convert button.
Refer to the above image for illustration.

Step 5
I
will decide whether to scan a single column of text, scan multiple
columns of text or simply Save the image unchanged. I normally choose
the first option since I want one single column to be scanned. Next I
will be required to choose my language. by default, the language is set
to English. I will Press the OK button afterwards

Step 6
After clicking the OK button, the conversion process will begin.

When
done,you will be shown several options to choose from. You can decide
to share the converted text, convert it to PDF, speak text or simply
copy to clipboard. You can just preview the image by pressing the Ok
button

The converted image is as shown below. As you can see from the above image, the converted text is 78% accurate

To
improve on the accuracy, I can take a clearer shot of the image or
simply correct the errors by editing the text. Accuracy is also
determined by the kind of app used for the conversion. You can try
different apps until you get your desired result.

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