How to turn image to text on your Mac? - TextSniper

How to turn image to text on your Mac?

January 19, 2021

Do you often find yourself retyping text, that’s uncopiable or non-selectable? Probably, yes! In this post, I’ll show you how quickly grab any text in such circumstances.

TextSniper is Mac OCR (optical character recognition) software that allows extract text from a selected portion of your screen and almost instantaneously get it saved to clipboard as editable text. It is as easy as take a screenshot.

Step 1:

After you launch the application, its icon will appear in the menu bar. Press on it and select Capture Text menu item. You can also use predefined keyboard shortcut Command+Shift+2 to start text capturing. By the way, the shortcut is customizable, so you can  change in Preferences.

Step 2:

Select the area with the text you want to capture. Just click and drag over some text on your screen.

Step 3:

Captured text from screen got copied to clipboard. Paste it into your favorite text editor or note-taking app pressing CMD+V shortcut.

As you can see, with three easy steps in no time, you can grab text from anywhere on your screen. Are you still going to retype text or will allow TextSniper to do it for you?

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