Joseph Finney’s text grabbing tool has been getting a bit of ink lately.
Let us take it for a quick drive.
What is in a name?
Joe Finney’s is available as a standalone tool.
And also packaged inside other tools.
Depending on how the tool is packaged, it is a named a bit different.
In an earlier iteration, I downloaded and performed an install of Text-Grab via Joseph Finney’s GitHub Repository.
In this post, will perform an installation via installing Microsoft’s PowerToys.
I downloaded Microsoft’s PowerToys.
The current release is 0.62.
The installer is available via:-
- CPU – Target
- arm ( 64-bit )
- amd/intel ( 64-bit )
- No 32-bit offering
- I am on an Intel/AMD CPU and so opted for PowerToysSetup-0.62.0-x64.exe
- The only actual decision one has to make when installing PowerToys is to choose ones’ targeted drive
Image – Welcome
Image – Setup Options
Image – Installation Setup Progress – 01
Image – Installation Setup Progress – 02
Image – Installation Setup Progress – 03
Image – Installation Setup Progress – 04
Image – Installation Successfully Completed
Once installed, PowerToys’s Text Extractor is availed via a hotkey.
The hotkey is Windows-Shift-T.
- Identify an Image
- Using the tool’s shortcut, capture the Image
- Text Editor
- Launch a text editor
- Paste the translated text
Scenario – 01
Canva.Com – Meat Rear Or Nothing
- Our image has the following text
- Medium Text
- Or Nothing
- Our tool captured the following
- Based on a sample of use cases we found that the tool did not fully capture the text within our sample images
- Please launch PowerToys
- Access PowerToys Settings
- Access the General Tab
- Toggle the “Run at Startup” button