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Converting Images to Text Becomes Easier with Google Keep

Converting images into text has been a major challenge in some industries. Organisations have had relied mostly on manual typing to convert the textual information in images into text. Google Keep has launched a powerful new feature to change this entirely.

It is not yet evident how reliable the new system is but it can certainly help users achieve a lot compared to the previously existing systems. The new feature allows you to convert an image into text by simply pasting it into a note. The resultant text can be edited or used in any way.

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OCR or Optical Character Recognition is the electronic/mechanical conversion of images containing printed or typewritten text into machine-coded text. It is extensively used for a variety of purposes.

For example, OCR is used in capturing data from printed paper records such as computer receipts, bank statements, invoices, passports, business cards, or other documents. The resultant text can then be easily edited, stored, or searched in. It could also be used for machine processes like text to speech, machine translation, and text mining.

Most users actually don’t know that Google Keep is now capable of converting images into text. The app can run on Android and Chrome.

This will eliminate the need for manually typing large volume of text. The feature will allow users in various industries to capture images of documents and convert them into text using Google Keep.

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But the final result will depend a lot on the image quality. Google however uses many tools including auto correct and add spaces to ensure that the most accurate results can be delivered.

It is recommended to use clear and well light images with proper contrast. Dark and blurred photos can result in inaccurate conversions. Despite the limitations the feature is expected to bring a lot of benefits to its users.

  1. Hi, Anand, this is very interesting!

    I save a lot of text on the internet to refer to later in Evernote and it’s always a disappointment when I find the article is an uneditable image – you can always annotate an image but it’s an extra step and the result doesn’t sit well with other articles. So this is what I’ve been looking for.

    Of course the images I most want to convert to text are Google books but somehow I don’t think Google will have made that something this app can do 🙂

  2. Hi, again, not sure if you got my last comment. Back to add that I’ve tried it and it works!
    Thank you 🙂

  3. Hi Anand,

    This is a post that is going to help me so much, not only me but so many bloggers, i am happy i came here today and read this post.

    Thanks to my twin-sister Nisha for the platform to share this post.

  4. Nisha Pandey

    Hello Donald,

    Great to see you here.

    I have also been looking for a service like that for quite some time now. Honestly I think every netizen have been. It is really a great feature from Google, though I’m yet to try it myself.

    Thanks for giving the feedback that it actually works. I’m surly going to try it soon 🙂

    Keep visiting!

  5. Nisha Pandey

    Hello Emebu,

    As always pleasure to see you here.

    This post was actually a great help to me too. I think people all over the globe who use internet for researching (that of course include almost everyone today) will benefit from this tool.

    Keep visiting 🙂