Extract Text from Image

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Uses OCR to extract text from an image.

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Stage
Prompt
Type
5
5/5

Information

Parameters

Extract text from [Image]

Notes

Part of Apple’s Live Text feature.

Input

iTunes artists, Rich text, Evernote notes, Podcasts, Locations, Podcast episodes, Giphy items, iTunes media, Media, Contacts, Photo media, App Store apps, Bar codes, iTunes products, Shazam media, PDFs, Images

Result

(Text) List of text

Comments

With Apple’s incredible new Live Text framework that allows users to copy and paste text out of any text in any image across the system (check out more details if you’re haven’t seen it yet), Shortcuts users can tap into that same functionality using Extract Text From Image.
This lets you pass an image into a shortcut, grab all the text out, and then process it via Shortcuts as needed, performing actions like correcting spelling, changing to sentence or title case, picking from lines to only grab what you want, and any other unlimited combinations of the actions that can hook into Shortcuts.
This works particularly great on existing images in your library, or screenshots for example – Get Latest Screenshot, Extract Text from Image, Choose from List, and Copy to Clipboard would be all the actions you’d need to copy just the information you want out of the screenshot.
This action will be particularly powerful and almost feels understated – this is incredibly cool technology and it’s immediately scriptable via Shortcuts on iPhone, iPad, and the Mac.

Details

Score
5/5
Group
Date Added
07/06/2021
Stage
Type
Identifier
is.workflow.actions.extracttextfromimage

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