Importing Physical Documents & Photos (OCR)

Capti Voice can recognize text in photos and images (Optical Character Recognition, or OCR). Capti adjusts to difficult lighting conditions and hand orientations but as a rule of thumb the better the quality of the photo the better you can expect the result to be.

Option 1 Take a photo

  1. Open a playlist, tap the green +, and tap Camera.
  2. You may be asked to allow Capti to access your camera. Tap Allow.
  3. Point the camera at the text (page, newspaper, etc.) you want to add to Capti and take a photo.

    Tip: Hold the iPad still and try to have ample lighting to ensure a better quality photo and scan.

    Tip: If you are photographing a glossy paper, then make sure the camera flash is off.

  4. If you are not happy with the photo, tap Retake and try retaking the photo with better ambient lighting: the paper should be well illuminated.
  5. If you are happy with the result tap Use Photo, specify the name of the new track and Rich Text and Original Layout formats.

Option 2 Use a photo from your photo library

  1. Open a playlist, tap the green +, and tap Photo Library.
  2. You may be asked to allow Capti to access your photos. Tap OK.
  3. Tap the photo you want to add, specify the name of the new track and choose between Rich Text and Original Layout formats.
  4. Add additional photos from your library or click Cancel and then Close to get back to your playlist.

Option 3 Get photo from a cloud service

Capti recognizes images in the following formats: .jpg, .jpeg, .jp2, .jpc, .jfif, .bmp, .tif, .tiff, .dcx, .pcx, .gif, .djvu, .djv, .png.

  1. Open a playlist, tap the green +, and find the image file you previously stored in Google Drive, OneDrive, or Dropbox.
  2. Tap the image you want to add
  3. Specify the name of the new track and choose between Rich Text and Original Layout formats.

An arrow in the top-right corner of the screen indicates that a file is being downloaded. Click Back and Close buttons in the upper-left corner until you return to your playlist.

Option 4 Get a photo from the browser

  1. Open a playlist, tap the green +, and tap Browser.
  2. Paste, type in, or find a direct link online to an image and open it in the browser.
  3. Tap the + in the bottom of the screen and confirm.

Capti recognizes images in the following formats: .jpg, .jpeg, .jp2, .jpc, .jfif, .bmp, .tif, .tiff, .dcx, .pcx, .gif, .djvu, .djv, .png.

  1. Open a playlist, tap the green +, and find the image file you previously stored on your computer, in Google Drive, OneDrive, or Dropbox.
  2. Click the image you want to add and choose between Rich Text and Original Layout formats.

Formatting Options

Rich Text format - you will be able to configure the fonts and colors but only text will be retained from the photo.

Original Layout format - you will be able to see the image exactly as photographed, but you won't be able to configure fonts and colors.

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