Photo to Text with Cameras?

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Photo to Text with Cameras?

Images-26 Interesting- this new camera from Samsung will come with photo to text software “You can shoot documents such as books, papers and magazines then extract text from the image taken using the “Digimax Reader” text recognition software included in the box”. Kinda handy if it works well, I suspect the software would work with any image from other cameras. Current OCR software might be able to do this now, but not optimized for digital cameras. Would be neat to have this in cell phone cameras to auto-populate text messages. [via] Link.

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  1. peteredworthy says:

    A good idea, but

    Its a bit ironic that it has the same problem that digital cameras are so popular for fixing. It lacks instant proof that it worked. As the process happens offline, I would need to have lots of images just incase I end up having to read and type it myself ;-}>.

    Now using my PDA camera and ‘scanning’ over the lines of text seems Like it could be a good idea.

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