Have you ever wanted to capture just the text from an image? Or, perhaps, do you want to copy the text from an image with the capability of editing to format the text? If so, Google Drive’s optical character recognition feature is here to assist.

First, you will want to save the image with text to Google Drive. You can do this a couple of ways:

  1. Click and drag the image to Drive. Or,
  2. Right-click/Control-click on an image. Select either “Save Image As” and drag file to Drive or “Save to Google Drive…Save Image to Google Drive” an image will automatically be saved to Drive. Save to Google Drive is a Chrome extension. I highly recommend using this extension to save articles and images to Drive quickly.

 

 

Once the image is in Drive, right-click/control-click on the image and select “Open with… Google Docs”.

The picture will appear at the top of the Google Doc. Below the image, the text from the image will appear. You will be able to edit and format the text.

 

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Julianne Lange
Trainer/E-Rate Specialist @ Northern Buckeye
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