Use the Recognize Text tool

Use the Recognize Text tool

Use our Recognize Text tool to quickly convert static image text into editable, copiable, and searchable text.

To access use the text recognition tool, follow the steps below.
1. Open the ScreenPal Project Manager.
2. Click Images at the top of the page.

3. Select an image.
4. Select Recognize Text from the menu on the right.

5. Click and drag over an area of the image to recognize the text. 

How to get the best results when using Recognize Text

When using the Recognize Text tool within the Image Editor, there are several best practices you can follow to improve your results.
  1. Instead of dragging one large rectangle around several paragraphs of text, drag several smaller rectangles around each paragraph.
  2. The Text Recognition tool may have trouble recognizing formatted text (that is, text that is bold, italic, underlined, struck-through, or otherwise different from the text around it). Consider dragging the tool over difficult words individually, instead of trying to capture them with the other text around them. 
  3. Avoid selecting different sizes of text at the same time. For example, if your image contains large, bold headings, followed by smaller paragraph text, select the headings and paragraphs separately.

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