Well now this will be helpful! Microsoft is including a text recognition operate (OCR) to the Windows 11 Snipping Tool. The new function will let you to copy text from screenshots and paste it into phrase processing packages, for instance. Currently, solely Windows Insider testers from the Canary and Dev channels can strive the brand new text copying function within the Snipping Tool, although if all goes properly you can count on to see it hit all Windows 11 machines in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later.
The new operate, referred to as “Text Actions,” is out there in Snipping Tool model 11.2308.33.0. A Microsoft supervisor explains:
“We’re introducing “Text Actions” that recognise text in your captured screenshots so you can simply copy and share text from a picture or paste it into one other utility
Dave Grochocki, Principal Product Manager Lead for Windows Inbox Apps
How to make use of the brand new Text Actions
To use the brand new function, first click on the “Text Actions” button on the Snipping Tool’s toolbar to show the selectable text, then choosing and copying the text along with your mouse. You can choose and copy text with the Snipping Tool app by utilizing the “Copy all text” button on the toolbar or keyboard shortcuts reminiscent of Ctrl+A and Ctrl+C.
Confidential data might be eliminated
The device additionally provides the power to edit the text, for instance to take away confidential data, earlier than pasting the text into one other utility or sharing it with different customers. You can click on on “Quick Redact” within the toolbar and the device will robotically redact mail addresses and cellphone numbers (see an instance right here). Alternatively, you can choose the text you need to conceal after which right-click on “Redact text” within the context menu.
This article was translated from German to English and initially appeared on pcwelt.de.