Did you ever have to typewrite a text from an image? Maybe someone sent you an e-mail with a scanned document and now you have to retype every single sentence. With picatext you can get rid of that! Just choose your image or select a region on the screen and picatext will do the rest for you.
With picatext you can open nearly any image format from your file system and extract the text from it.
Open up picatext, drag a rectangle around a part of your screen and get the included text of it immediately.
picatext supports character recognition for over 40 different languages. Just select the appropriate language and get your text in no time.
No swapping between applications. Use picatext by hitting the shortcut CTRL-CMD-ALT-P.
Use your recognized text immediately from your clipboard.
Enjoy the time you saved on retyping text!
We think that OCR technology should be easy accessible for everyone.
We think that tools should be simple and clear. No needless distractions. Just the things you need.
OCR systems can save you a lot of time, but sometimes they don't function perfectly. To improve your productivity and get the most out of picatext here are some tips which you should take into account.
Use images with a high resolution.
Make sure your image is sharp and has a good contrast.
Don't use uncommon fonts. A good indicator is that the text is easily readable.
The text should not include text decoration such as underlines.
Don't use text on textured background.
Use images with little or no noise.
We are a team of young and enthusiastic software developers. We love to develop software. But one of the best things is to create something easy to use that makes life easier. The result? A first step for us in Mac OS X development - and hopefully an awesome tool for you that simplifies your life!