1. tlo07's Avatar
    I thought the Note 5 could do this. I took a photo of a recipe I found and want the text in the photo to be converted into regular, editable text and saved in S Note. I am able to get the photo into S Note but can't figure out how to convert it. Is it possible and how do I do it?

    Also, what is the point of the Scrapbook? When would you use this instead of S Note? Anyone use this and what are you keeping in there?
    12-21-2015 08:59 PM
  2. pool_shark's Avatar
    You can open the picture with optical reader and select the text.
    You can also use smart select and share it with Google goggles to get the text.

    I use scrapbook to keep track of the images I cut out of other pictures so I can use them again later.
    12-21-2015 09:12 PM
  3. tlo07's Avatar
    Ok. Thanks. I thought I had an optical reader on my Note 5 but I can't for the life of me find it in my apps. I used Google Goggles and that worked. I just thought the Note 5 could do that without a 3rd party app.
    12-21-2015 09:47 PM
  4. TheMatrix31's Avatar
    Along this line, lately when I do a smart select of a text message with the pen (like a crop of a specific area, smaller than a full screenshot) and try to send that same photo via text message, it attaches the photo *and* puts whatever text is in the photo as regular text with it.

    I'm using Textra.

    Any way to change that? Just seemed to start recently.
    12-22-2015 02:58 AM
  5. pinkvikchick's Avatar
    Scrapbook is weird at first, but the more I use it, the more I use it. I use it for mostly health, I take pictures of ingredients and then combine them, and then write in them how much I used. I scrapbook photos of before and after pics, compare screenshots of runs...
    12-22-2015 10:46 AM
  6. TheLastPanda's Avatar
    There is OCR built into the Samsung keyboard. Hold down the mic on the bottom left and select the one with T and camera next to it.

    This will work anywhere you can enter text

    S Note-- photo text to regular text?-uploadfromtaptalk1450812743095.jpg
    12-22-2015 01:32 PM
  7. flychinook's Avatar
    Along this line, lately when I do a smart select of a text message with the pen (like a crop of a specific area, smaller than a full screenshot) and try to send that same photo via text message, it attaches the photo *and* puts whatever text is in the photo as regular text with it.

    I'm using Textra.

    Any way to change that? Just seemed to start recently.
    Mine does this too (using Google Messenger). It's actually very annoying.
    12-22-2015 10:38 PM
  8. flychinook's Avatar
    There is OCR built into the Samsung keyboard. Hold down the mic on the bottom left and select the one with T and camera next to it.

    This will work anywhere you can enter text

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Strange, my Sprint Note 5 doesn't have this option. Which carrier/version are you using?
    12-22-2015 10:41 PM

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