App that converts text from Photos?

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPod touch Apps' started by NJMetsHero, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I've seen this app somewhere before, but I can't find where I saw it. Does anyone know something that does this, I'd like to be able to take a picture of my notes and have them convert into text on my new iPod touch. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know of one right now, but supposedly Google Goggles will be coming to iPhone soon (it has ORC capabilities, among other features).
     
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    Stampyhead

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    Search the app store for JotNot Scanner or Scanner Pro. These will both do what you are asking.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cool thanks a lot.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    You should also check out Prizmo. It does exactly what you want and its OCR capabilities are very impressive. It costs a bit more that the ususal app but it works brilliantly.

    In fact whenever I want to show off my Iphone to friends, this is what I usually go for - quick photo of a page from a magazine and then instantly turned into editable text with about 90% accuracy.

    It even has a translate function so you can theoretically take a photo of a restaurant menu in another langiage and then translate it to English!

    Hope this helps!
     
  6. dZp
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    There's also OCRKit that was just released.
     
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    litchie

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    If you mean handwriting, there is no program can do it well at this moment.

    But if you merely want to convert text in print (OCR), you can try this one: http://itunes.apple.com/app/page-scanner/id368331275?mt=8. It has a free lite version so you don't have to buy it if not satisfied.

    By the way: The photo taken with iPod Touch is too poor to do any text recognition.
     

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