1. AC Question's Avatar
    I would like to use my Note 5 to take a picture of text off a blackboard and then have note convert the picture to text that I can use in Snote and/or email out. I have tried to use Photonote to but can't get it to transform to text
    03-14-2016 07:53 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Not sure if you posted this other very similar question, but see my response here: http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...?highlight=ocr
    03-15-2016 05:05 PM
  3. George Collins1's Avatar
    Share the photo to Google Goggles, it will convert it.

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    03-15-2016 08:36 PM
  4. debdroid1a's Avatar
    Use the spen. Crop the photo with the spen, place the spen near the crop and you'll see a little T, touch the T with the spen to bring the next to the bottom. This might let you concert it to text. Doesn't work with all text, but most. Then copy and paste the text below.

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    03-15-2016 10:24 PM
  5. gsweinberg87's Avatar
    I believe Camscanner pro version has optical character recognition that will do this.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    03-15-2016 10:35 PM
  6. rgriffin25's Avatar
    03-15-2016 11:08 PM
  7. paulrosel's Avatar
    I have tried what George Collins1 suggested. Once you've taken the picture, just share it to Goggles.
    03-16-2016 01:38 AM
  8. Carlo Villa's Avatar
    This is the best, and it works.....

    03-16-2016 05:10 AM
  9. TJA3500's Avatar
    Add Google Drive widget to home screen. Press the camera icon on the widget and it will scan to PDF.

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    03-27-2016 04:15 PM
  10. TheLastPanda's Avatar
    Office Lens works really well for me
    03-28-2016 01:22 AM
  11. beh's Avatar
    I 2d Office Lens.
    03-28-2016 02:15 PM
  12. recDNA's Avatar
    Do all these apps require "sharing" with the cloud for ocr conversion? I wonder if any are safe to use for secure materials?
    03-28-2016 05:31 PM
  13. TJA3500's Avatar
    Google Drive is safe, they already have all of your info

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-28-2016 05:34 PM
  14. debdroid1a's Avatar
    I discovered with the spen you have to change to text when you select the screen shot, not after saving.

    Posted via the *Note 5*
    03-30-2016 06:24 AM
  15. franko515's Avatar
    04-01-2016 07:00 AM
  16. Mark Valentine's Avatar
    I'm surprised no one mentioned Optical Reader by Samsung. Check it out in the Galaxy Apps Store.
    04-01-2016 04:05 PM
  17. TJA3500's Avatar
    I'm surprised no one mentioned Optical Reader by Samsung. Check it out in the Galaxy Apps Store.
    I have tried Optical Reader but there's too many steps. With Google Drive widget, you tap the camera, take the picture and it automatically saves it as a PDF and stores it to the cloud all at one time.
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    05-03-2016 10:18 AM
  18. TJA3500's Avatar
    I actually keep mine in the dock on another page because I don't like it on the home screen.
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    05-03-2016 10:23 AM
  19. beh's Avatar
    I'm surprised no one mentioned Optical Reader by Samsung. Check it out in the Galaxy Apps Store.
    I have used it and it works very well indeed.In some cases better than other apps.
    05-03-2016 10:32 AM
  20. Abdurrahman Alchoughri's Avatar
    I would like to use my Note 5 to take a picture of text off a blackboard and then have note convert the picture to text that I can use in Snote and/or email out. I have tried to use Photonote to but can't get it to transform to text
    hi
    try to download the extension pack. then open s note and you will see an arrow button over the create note button. click it and then you will see options, one of them is photo note.
    click it and then you can use it like on the note 4
    06-04-2017 09:06 AM

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