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Hacks to Use Image-to-Text Tools for Your Small Business

Image-to-text tools can be highly useful for a small business…if you know how and where to utilize them. As is the case with all other conventional tools, these ones also serve to fulfill a certain purpose. And as well as serving a certain purpose, they also have to be utilized in a specific way that maximizes their efficiency.

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If you don’t know how you can effectively use these tools for converting image to text, check out the hacks that we will be discussing in this blog post.

How Do Image-to-Text Tools Work?

Before we start off with how you can use them, let’s first discuss how they actually work.

Image-to-text tools essentially use OCR technology, which allows them to scan the characters written inside the provided images. The scanned characters are then extracted and presented in the form of editable text.

This is more or less the core working behind these tools. But, some of them can be different from others with regard to how they let the users import their images and save the text later on.

How to Effectively Use Image-to-Text Tools for Your Small Business?

Here are some things that you can do to effectively use image-to-text tools for your small business.

1.     Use image-to-text tools only when the need arises

While these can be great and all, using them for just about anything can actually detract from their overall efficiency. In other words, if you start using a tool to extract two lines from an image, it wouldn’t be worth the effort.

So, the first tip that you have to keep in mind is to use image-to-text converters only when there is a need to do it. That way, their use will be effective and helpful rather than an arduous rigmarole.

2.     Be particular about the tool that you pick

If you want your tool used to be effective, you need to make sure that you pick a good tool for the purpose. Since there are a lot of tools available online, it’s easy to get confused about which one to pick and which to leave.

However, there are some factors that you can use as a barometer to gauge whether or not a tool is worth using. For example, you should look at the:

  1. Accuracy of the tool. This can be simply tested by using the tool a couple of times on a sample image. If you find that a particular tool can accurately extract text, you can use it for the rest of your files in earnest.
  2. The tool that you use should provide some good features, i.e., with regard to the image importing, the extraction itself, and the post-processing phase. Some cool features that you can typically find in high-quality tools include:
    1. The option to upload files directly from your local storage
    2. The option to fetch images from the internet using the URL
    3. The option to crop the image before starting the process
    4. A preview of the image to let you know whether you’ve picked the right one or not
    5. The option to download the extracted text to your local storage
  3. If a tool comes with really nice features and is very accurate, but it is not freely available, its overall “desirability” can be somewhat dampened. You need to find yourself a tool that you can use in all types of circumstances without having to purchase paid plans and subscriptions or even signing up, for that matter.

3.     Make sure your images are properly prepped

A good tool alone can’t give you ideal and perfectly extracted image text. Rather, you also have to ensure that your images are properly prepped for the process.

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When we say “prepped,” we basically mean the following stuff:

  1. The image should be in a format that can be imported into the tool. If there are any images that are not in a supported format, you can convert them beforehand.
  2. The image should be cropped down to size. If, for example, you have an image that has the text written in one corner and some doodly graphics all over the rest of the area, then you should crop the image down to the text part only. Of course, the accuracy and performance of a good tool won’t be affected by this, but you should still take this measure.
  3. The image should not be blurred, nor should the text in there be obstructed in any way.
  4. The image should not be so high-res as to make the size of the file not processable by the tool.

Conclusion

Using something is one thing, and using it effectively to achieve the right kind of output is another thing altogether. And the same goes for image-to-text tools.

If you follow the tips that we’ve provided in the post above, you will be able to make your text extraction processes quicker and more efficient.

Disclaimer: This article is not a substitute for advice from a trained professional. By using this website, you agree that Design Free Logo Online cannot and will not be held liable for any action taken as a result of using the information in this article.

2023-05-17T05:44:24+00:00Comments Off on Hacks to Use Image-to-Text Tools for Your Small Business

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