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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Extract Text from an Object or Image in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Have you ever wanted to have text within an object or image because it has important information for you? If that so, instead of manually typing the text, you can easily extract the text from the object or image by using the optical reader app in your phone. This app works by utilizing the rear camera to detect text within an object or image and then convert the text into digital text so that you can copy or share the text with ease.


How to extract text from an object or image using the Optical Reader app?
As a note, if you don't have the optical reader app, you can get it from the Galaxy Apps. Well, kindly use the following steps to extract text from an object or image using the optical reader app:
  1. Open Optical reader app. To extract text from an object go to the step #2, while to extract text from a stored image go to the step #3.
  2. Extract text from an object:
    You can take a photo of an object contains with text to extract the text by using the following steps:
    • Point the camera to the required object.
    • Tap to take a photo.
    • The extracted text from the object will be displayed on the screen.
  3. Extract text from a stored image:
    You can load any stored image contains with text to extract the text by using the following steps:
    • Tap at the bottom right corner of the screen or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Load image.
    • Select the required image you want to extract its text.
    • Tap OK button.
    • The extracted text from the selected image will be displayed on the screen.
  4. If needed, you can copy the extracted text to clipboard by using the following steps:
    • Tap at the top right and then select Edit.
    • Tap and hold over the required text you want to copy.
    • You can adjust the selected text by dragging or . Or, you can tap Select all to select all text.
    • Tap Copy to copy the selected text to clipboard.
    • Now, you can paste the copied text to other apps.
  5. If needed, you can share the extracted text to others by using the following steps:
    • Tap at the top right and then select Share via.
    • Select which one you want to share: Image, Text or Image + Text.
    • Tap OK button.
    • Select the required method you want to use to share, e.g: Email, Messages, etc.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
  6. If needed, you can set your phone to read aloud the extracted text by tapping at the top right and then select Text-to-speech.

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