How to Extract Text from Images on Mobile and Computer –


It's natural to click pictures of a signboard, a circular, an address, or any other detail that has a lot of text. Let's say you have a driver's license image on your phone or computer, and you want to copy the license number from the image. Although you can type the text manually, you don't want a typo error. So it's easy to take photos for reference. But instead of using that still image to rewrite the text, you can extract text directly from pictures. Here's how to extract text from images on computer and mobile.

Extract text from image on iPhone

If your iPhone is running iOS 15 or later, you can use the built-in feature live text To extract text from a photo. To do this, open image In the Photos app, then touch and hold Basic lesson,

Later, use get points To adjust the selection. When finished, tap copy button. Later, you can paste it Extracted text in any app.

Copy text from image on iPhone

If you're having trouble selecting text, tap live text button in the lower-right corner of the image. From there you can easily select Basic lesson,

Live Text button on iPhone

extract text from image on android

On Android, you can use google photos app or Samsung's gallery App to extract text from photos. This way:

Google Photos app:

1. open image In the Google Photos app and then tap Lens button.

Tap the Google Lens button

2. After that, it will scan the image and highlight all the available text.

3. Next, select Basic lesson and then tap copy,

Copy text from image in Google Photos

After successfully extracting the text from the image, you can paste it wherever you want.

Samsung Gallery App:

1. open one picture In the Gallery app, then tap yellow 't' The icon is located in the lower-right corner of the screen.

2. Afterwards, you can either copy all the text in the picture or manually select the text to copy.

extract text from image on android

Extract text from an image on Mac

On Mac, copying text is very easy. open one photo with text and then use your cursor select text, After that, right-click on selected text To bring up the context menu and select copy text Option.

Next, you can paste the copied text into Notepad, Word, or elsewhere on your computer.

Extract text from image on Windows

In your Windows 10 or 11 PC, you might be using the Snipping Tool to take screenshots or record your screen, but it offers much more than that. You can also use it to extract text from images. This way:

1. right click on picturethen select 'open with' Select and choose from the context menu snipping Tool,

If you previously uninstalled Snipping Tool from your computer, you can reinstall it Microsoft Store,

Open the image with the Snipping Tool

2. Next, click on lesson activities button (a rounded square icon with 3 lines), and it will start analyzing the image.

3. Once processing is complete, you can manually select the text you want to copy or use 'Copy all text' button.

Copy text from image on Windows

As you can see in the screenshot below, the text is inserted in the same format as the original image.

Extract text from image on Windows

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Ultimately, you no longer need third-party apps to extract text from images. You can copy text directly from photos on all major operating systems. Before you go, you can also learn how to convert images to PDF documents using Android phones.

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By Ranjan