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These are the best iPhone apps for converting images and screenshots to text

Added 02-24-21 04:31:02pm EST - “This detailed guide takes a look at several options to convert iPhone images to text. Including from screenshots, your camera, and more.” - 9to5mac.com


Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From 9to5mac.com: “iPhone images to text: how to convert screenshots, pics, more - 9to5Mac”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The tried-and-true copy/paste combo is a staple of productivity but that can grind to a halt when you need to quickly grab text from the real world or existing screenshots and pictures. Read along for how to convert iPhone images to text available right on your clipboard.

Whether you want to quickly convert images to text from Twitter, the web, or your own screenshots or want to grab data from the real world and make it easy to save, share, etc., iPhone is a handy tool to make that happen.

While there are many apps that offer OCR (optical character recognition) scanning for iPhone and iPad (Genius Scan is a great advanced option), it’s much more rare to find an app that immediately converts images and more to text right on your clipboard.

This is an important distinction, as traditional scanning apps with OCR usually have you save new documents as PDFs (or other formats) and then you have to open the PDF, find the text you want, and copy it. So let’s look at options to streamline the process.

In our testing, this is the best iPhone and iPad app to convert images to text, and there’s also a Mac version of LiveScan. The app comes from Gentlemen Coders who make the popular RAW Power photo editing app for iOS/macOS.


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