How to Use Sider’s OCR Feature to Convert Image to Text

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In the ever-evolving digital technology landscape, converting images into editable and searchable text is paramount for businesses and individuals alike. Sider's OCR (Optical Character Recognition) feature is a beacon of efficiency, allowing users to extract text from various image formats easily and precisely.


What is OCR?

OCR technology is a form of artificial intelligence that converts documents, such as scanned paper documents, PDF files, or images captured by a digital camera, into editable and searchable data. The primary function of OCR is to decipher the characters and symbols in a snap and translate them into text that can be edited, formatted, and searched. This technology is invaluable for digitizing printed texts, automating data entry processes, and enhancing accessibility.


How to use Sider's OCR feature?

To begin using Sider's OCR feature, follow the steps outlined below:

Step 1. Download and install the Sider extension for your web browser.

Step 2. Log in to it or create an account.

Step 3. Click the Sider icon on the extension bar to open the sidebar. Hit the “OCR” icon on the right side of the sidebar.

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Step 4. Upload the image or take a screenshot. Sider will automatically extract the text on it.

Step 5. Check the result, start an AI chat based on it, format it, or translate it.

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Tips for Using Sider's OCR

To enhance your experience with Sider's OCR feature, consider the following tips:

  • Image Quality: Use high-resolution images with good lighting and contrast between the text and background to improve recognition accuracy.
  • Layout Consistency: Maintain a consistent layout in documents with multiple pages to facilitate easier text recognition and formatting.
  • Proofreading: Always proofread the OCR output, as even the most advanced systems can make errors, especially with complex layouts or unusual fonts.