Microsoft released a new update to its Utility tool for PowerToys, Users can extract text from images. PowerToys PowerOCR is based on the previously released TextGrab, Developed by Joseph Finney.

To use this feature, you need to select the area of an image from which you want to extract text. The text you have extracted will be copied to the Windows Clipboard. The developer uses Microsoft’s Windows.Media.Ocr API to read text from images, Reported by Neowin.

Text Grab
Text Grab
Developer: JoeFinApps
Price: 9,99 €

This PR introduces a new PowerToy to perform OCR anywhere on the screen by selecting a rectangular region, clicking a word, or right-clicking an image file and selecting PowerOCR. As of the first week of July, there is much more that needs to be done to make this PowerToy ready for prime time, but this is the MVP if anyone wants to pull and build just this tool. Most of the code is copied from my repository Text Grab,

However, it is still the early phases of PowerOCR on PowerToys. We can expect more functionality to be released with future updates next month. At this moment, it only extracts text from a rectangular selected region. You can download PowerToys from GitHub Page.

PowerToys is getting the ability to copy text from an image

Companies have the same feature in OneNote; Microsoft PowerToys PowerOCR works with multiple monitors. Add Tests, Connect to the installer. Add the settings page, Capture the cursor for each monitor and add a right-click image option.

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