Joseph Finney:- Text-Grab

Background

Joseph Finney’s text grabbing tool has been getting a bit of ink lately.

Let us take it for a quick drive.

Text-Grab

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.

Site Manufacturer Product Version Component
GitHub
Joseph Finney Text-Grab
Microsoft PowerToys v 0.62 Text-Extractor

 

Installation

Artifacts

  1. GitHub
    • TheJoeFin
    • Microsoft
      • PowerToys
        • Text Extractor
          Link

Installation Choice

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.

 

Artifacts Files

I downloaded Microsoft’s PowerToys.

The current release is 0.62.

The installer is available via:-

Microsoft/PowerToys/Release v0.62.0
Link

 

Availed Files

Images

Explanation
  1. CPU – Target
    • arm ( 64-bit )
    • amd/intel ( 64-bit )
  2. No 32-bit offering
  3. I am on an Intel/AMD CPU and so opted for PowerToysSetup-0.62.0-x64.exe

Installation

Steps
  1. The only actual decision one has to make when installing PowerToys is to choose ones’ targeted drive
Images
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

Tutorial

Once installed, PowerToys’s Text Extractor is availed via a hotkey.

The hotkey is Windows-Shift-T.

Image

Usage

Instruction

  1. Image
    • Identify an Image
    • Using the tool’s shortcut, capture the Image
  2. Text Editor
    • Launch a text editor
    • Paste the translated text

Experience

Scenario – 01

Canva.Com – Meat Rear Or Nothing
Link

https://www.canva.com/features/add-text-to-photo/

Link

Image

Text

Explanation
  1. Our image has the following text
    • Medium Text
    • Or Nothing
  2. Our tool captured the following
    • Nothin

Evaluation

  1. Based on a sample of use cases we found that the tool did not fully capture the text within our sample images

 

Cleanup

Configuration

Auto-Startup

Outline
  1. Please launch PowerToys
    • Access PowerToys Settings
    • Access the General Tab
    • Toggle the “Run at Startup” button
Images
Image – Configuration – General – Original

Image – Configuration – General – Revised

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