Wednesday, 14 June 2017

How To Recover Deleted Files,Videos And Photos  On Android

How To Recover Deleted Files,Videos And Photos On Android

If perhaps you've accidentally deleted your files, photos, videos, documents, and music, then DiskDrigger Android app can help you recover them with or without root access.



Everyone has his or her own mistake to share from experience, there isn't a day that passes by that we do not make mistake. However fixing those mistakes is actually your priority once you've got your brains back. Now as an Android user, there's a huge possibility that you've mistakenly deleted your files, photos, videos and music due to reasons are best known to you. Perhaps the unthinkable happened and boom! You mistakenly hit the delete button without thinking twice or realizing it. Well just as it's been quoted, every problem has its own solution and that's why we're here today.




DiskDigger can undelete and recover lost videos, documents, music, and images from your memory card or internal memory. Rooting is not necessary to use this app. Whether you accidentally deleted a photo or even reformatted your memory card, DiskDigger's powerful data recovery features can find your lost pictures and let you restore them. The Pro version of the app can painlessly allow you to recover your deleted files too. You can upload your recovered files directly to Google Drive, Dropbox, or send them via email. The app also gives you the option to save the recovered files to a different local folder on your device.

How To Recover Deleted Files With DiskDrigger

DiskDigger can actually be considered as a life saver, recently a friend of mine deleted one of my stuff which was actually of great importance. Thus having discovered this app, I was amazed at how it painlessly retrieved all my deleted kinds of stuff without any hassle. To begin with,  navigate to the Google play store and install DiskDrigger



Now once the installation is complete, locate and open the app from your device app drawer. On the app first launch, you've to choose between a "Full scan" or "Basic Scan". The full scan is strictly for rooted Android users while the basic scan can be performed on non-rooted. If your device is rooted, DiskDigger should ask you to specify which memory partition it should scan.



Upon a successful scan, DiskDrigger will unveil the files it has found so far. Now you will be presented with numerous photos, videos or files you've mistakenly deleted. You can tap each file to select them or use the 3 dots at the upper right-hand corner of the app to select all photos. Now once you're done, tap the recover button.



DiskDrigger will unveil three different options or choice you can make. The first should be an option to save the selected files to an app on your device such as Dropbox, Google Drive, email etc. The second option will prompt you to save the file to a custom location on your device (I.e to save the files locally on your internal or external SD card). While the third option will be prompting you to upload the selected files to FTP server. Thus it's actually your choice to make since you know what suits you best.



Also, DiskDrigger can do a great job by giving you the opportunity to upload your recovered files directly to Google Drive etc. or even send them via email. The app also allows you to upload the files to an FTP server, or save them to a different local folder on your device as stated earlier on. While using DiskDigger you won't have to worry what type of file you've lost as the app can painlessly recover the following types of files: JPG, PNG, MP4 / M4A / 3GP / MOV, GIF, MP3 etc. Also, you can search any type of files manually and the results will automatically be presented.

Final Words

DiskDigger is a promising app and also a life saver, however, it seems most of the advanced features of this app will be great for rooted Android users. While on a non-rooted device, the app can only recover lower-resolution versions of your photos that it finds in your device's cache and thumbnail directories. Overall it's the best app that can retrieve all your deleted photos, files, images, music, videos, documents without any hassle.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

8 Top Tips to increase storage without rooting your phone

8 Top Tips to increase storage without rooting your phone



If you’re a fan of an Android phone, you probably download many apps and games as you like. Apps, games, images, videos and other files can fill your Android phone's storage quickly if you use your phone a lot.

Our phones never seem to have enough storage space especially the old lower end devices. Sooner or later, you will probably get the alert warning “insufficient storage available” or maybe “not enough storage”.

However, there are ways on how to increase storage space on your Android phone, so don’t bother anymore. Just follow our tips below on how you can get more storage space on your Android phone.

NOTE: Unfortunately some of the tips below will not work if your phone doesn’t support SD card

8 Tips to increase storage without rooting your phone

1. Remove apps and games that you don’t use

One of the most effective ways to increase storage without rooting your phone is to uninstall or remove apps or games that you don’t use anymore. Just go to Settings then tap Apps. The amount of storage you should expect to regain is the storage indicated under its name.

Find the software you want to remove. Even the app that you want to retain can infuse more space than they require. So if you don’t use them, removed them. If you later need them, then just download it again.




2. Check your downloads folder

If you download anything from the internet, it defaults folder will be the Download folder. Check your downloads folder and see if you’ve downloaded any large files. Remove all the files that you don’t need anymore or you can just copy it to your computers hard drive.



3. Disable “useless bloatware apps”

When you buy an Android phone, it comes with bloatware apps or software. These “bloatware” apps are the pre-installed apps or extra software apps which phones manufacturers include with their flagship phones.

These apps usually eat up space and sometimes run in the background, thus draining your battery. Bloatware apps can be removed if your phone is rooted. However, if your phone is not rooted, then we will just uninstall it(Meaning to remove the updates. Think of this as resetting to factory defaults) and disable it.

To disable it, go to Settings then tap Apps then slide it to All then choose the app you want to disable then click “Uninstall Update” then after that click Disable. Be careful NOT to disable any System Apps because it will ruin your Android phone. Disable only apps that you know and you really know. In my Asus tablet, here are the apps that are disabled:



If you need a hand with this, provide me a screenshot of all of your apps and post to comment section below this article.

4. Move your app data to SD card(if your phone support this)

You can ignore this tip if your phone doesn’t support SD card or moving app data to SD card. However, if your phone supports this, then you’re good to go. Moving app data to sd card can drastically increase storage of your internal memory.

By default, our Android phone installs apps to internal memory. Some of the phones don't support moving app data to SD card even if they have SD card. But be careful when moving app data to SD card. Once you open your Android phone without SD card, the app will not function because it cannot find its app data. In short, it will be corrupted.

Once you do this, don’t often removed your SD card for safety purposes. To do this, navigate to Settings > Apps then slide to Moveable. Then you will be presented with the apps that you can move its app data to SD card. Simply click the app you want to move then click Move to SD card



NOTE: Don’t move app data to SD card which the phone frequently use such as Launcher and Lockscreen apps, etc. This, however, can be a move to SD card but the response will be slower than before. Move only apps which are recommended by the phone.


5. Move your images and videos to SD card

The videos that you download can fill your storage quickly. So move it to your SD card or to your computer or back it up to your cloud storage. If you don’t need it anymore, then just delete it. Simple.

6. Use browser instead of individual apps(if necessary)

If you prefer more storage over design, then it’s time to remove apps and start using the browser. For instance, if you use Facebook app, then remove it and browse Facebook through the browser and so on and so forth.

You can disable or remove apps such as Facebook, Messenger, Twitter, GMAIL, Yahoo, YouTube, Google+, etc. However, there are some features that are only available only in the app and you cannot do it on the browser. But who cares? You can just do it on your computer.



7. Clear app cache (and clear app data if necessary)

Over time every apps and game on your phone can fill up your storage space with cache files and data. You can save a lot of storage if you clear app cache. But if you really need more storage, then delete app data. You can refer to this posts on how to clear app cache and data.



8. Buy higher sd card

If all of the tips above doesn’t help you or you still need more storage, then why not buy a higher memory SD card. For instance, 64 GB SD card will do as long as your phone support it. Some phones support up to 128 GB of SD card(Disable AdBlocker to view the best seller SD card from Amazon below)

Congratulations. You now increase storage space on your Android phone. If you need any help, just post it in the comment section below. Have a nice day!



 Best Computer Shortcut Keys To Make Typing Easier

Best Computer Shortcut Keys To Make Typing Easier



Top Microsoft Word Shortcut Keys

Typing in ms word is little easier like we write our documents letters on ms word.Today I will be going to share some key shortcuts to make your typing easier on microsoft word

Shortcuts

Alt/F10:Activates menu bar

Ctrl+A: select all text

Ctrl+X/Shift+Delete :Cut Selected Item

Ctrl+C/Ctrl+Ins :Copy selected item

Ctrl+v/Ctri+Ins :paste 

Ctrl+P: Print

Ctrl+S: Save

F5: Refresh

Ctrl+ Alt+Delete :Restart system /Open Task Manager

Del: Delete selected item

Esc: Terminate Most Of Operations

Enter: Execute Program

Home/End: Goes to beginning/end of current time

Tab/shift+Tab: Select the next/previous item

Page up/Page down: Goes To the top/bottom of the document/Windows

Ctrl+Z/Ctrl+Y:Undo/Redo

F1: Universal help key, Sometimes also used to open task pane

F2:In windows,commonly used to Rename

F3: Often opens a search feature,Also generally used to cancel any running installation

F4: Open find window, Alt+F4 will close the program currently active in Microsoft windows

F5: In all modern browser,F5 refreshes /reload the page. Open the find/replace/go to window in Microsoft word.Start a slideshow in powerpoint 

F6: Move the cursor to the address bar in internet explorer and Mozilla firefox.Used to save file in Ms-Dos

F7: Commonly used to spell check and grammar check a document in Microsoft office program

F8: Generally used to enter the window start-up menu while booting

F9: Open the measurements toolbar in quark 5.0(DTP).Update the inbox in Lotus notes

F10: In Microsoft windows activates the menu bar of an open application

F11: Full-screen mode in all modern internet browsers

F12: Open the save as window in Microsoft word

Alt+Tab: Switch between application

Alt+Double-click: display property of the project

Alt+Print screen: Create a screenshot only for the program you are currently in 

Ctrl+print screen/print screen: create a screenshot of the entire screen

Ctrl+Alt+Del: Reboot the computer

Ctrl+Shift+Esc: immediately bring up the windows task manager

Ctrl+Esc: Bring up the windows start menu

Alt+Esc: Switch between open applications on taskbar

F3: Starts finds from the desktop

Shift+F10: Same as right-click on selected item

Right shift key for 8seconds:Turn  filter key on/off

Alt+Enter: Opens properties window of selected icon or program

Shift+Del: Delete files without throwing into the recycle bin

Alt+Down Arrow: Display all available options on drop down menu

*(on the keypad): Expand all folders ion the currently selected folder or drive in windows explorer

+(on the keypad): Expands only the currently selected folder in windows explorer

-(on the keypad): Collapses the currently selected folder in windows explorer

Alt+F4: Closes current open program

Ctrl+F4: Close single window in program

F6:Move Cursor to different windows explorer pane

Alt+Spacebar: Drops down the main windows control menu 

Left Alt+Left Shift+Prt Scr: Turn High contrast on/off

Left Alt+Left Shift+Num Lock: Turn Mouse key on/off

Shift 5 times: Turn sticky key on/off

Shift when you insert CD: stop automatically play

WINKEY: Open start

WINKEY+D:  Brings to the desktop to the top of all other window

WINKEY+M: Minimize all windows

WINKEY+Shift+M: Undo the minimize done by WINKEY+M or WINKEY+D

WINKEY+E: Open Microsoft explorer

WINKEY+Tab: Cycle through open programs through the taskbar

WINKEY+F: Display the window search

WINKEY+Ctrl+F: Display the search for computer windows 

WINKEY+F1: Display the Microsoft window help

WINKEY+R: Open the run command

WINKEY+U: Open utility Manager

WINKEY+L: Lock the computer

Num Lock for 5 sec: turn toggle key on/off

Ctrl+Mouse scroll wheel: Zoom in/Zoom out



Mac os shortcut keys


Open Apple+?: Mac help

Open Apple+M: Minimize window

Open Apple+N: New finder window

Open Apple+shift+N: New Folder

Open Apple+W: Close current window

Open Apple+C: Copy the elected item to the clipboard

Open Apple+X: Cut the selected item

Open Apple+v: Paste item from the clipboard

Open Apple+L: Make alias

Open Apple+T: Add to favorites

Open Apple+O: Open the selected icons

Open Apple+F: Display the find dialog box

Open Apple+G: Repeat the last find operation



Linux Shortcut keys



Ctrl+Alt+F1…F6: Switch among the text terminals

Ctrl+Alt+F7…F12: Switch to GUI Mode

Tab: Auto-complete the command

Up/Down Arrow: Show previous/next command history

Ctrl+Alt+(+)(-): Increase/Decrease the screen resolution

Ctrl+Alt+Del: Restart the system

Ctrl+C: Kill The current Process

Ctrl+D: Long off from current terminal

Ctrl+Z: Send current process to the background

Ctrl+Tab: Go to the next virtual desktop(GUI)

Ctrl+Shift+Tab: Go to the previousvirtual desktop(GUI)

Ctrl+Alt+L: Lock the desktop

Ctrl+S: Stop the transfer process to the terminal

Ctrl+Q: resume the transfer process

Shift+page up/Down: Go to Top/bottom of the terminal



If you have any doubts please leave a comment below 

Sunday, 4 June 2017

How to increase ram of your android device using ram expander root

How to increase ram of your android device using ram expander root



Your phone’s RAM is a very essential component which plays a vital role in the speed and the performance. if you have more RAM, it means the processor have more storage capacity to process more and more temporary functioning files, and hence it can freely work which ensures the device is fast enough. But if your RAM is low, the processing power of the device is affected. Like if you have a low RAM< you won’t be able to play high end games on your Android Smartphone, or even ti might lag while doing simple tasks such as seeing a video, typing a text etc. So if you are suffering from low RAM, and want to get rid, you are at the right place. By reading this post you will be able to know how could I increase the RAM

Your phone’s RAM is a very essential component which plays a vital role in the speed and the performance. if you have more RAM, it means the processor have more storage capacity to process more and more temporary functioning files, and hence it can freely work which ensures the device is fast enough. But if your RAM is low, the processing power of the device is affected. Like if you have a low RAM< you won’t be able to play high end games on your Android Smartphone, or even ti might lag while doing simple tasks such as seeing a video, typing a text etc. So if you are suffering from low RAM, and want to get rid, you are at the right place. By reading this post you will be able to know how could I increase the RAM of phone?

Thinks before increasing ram:-

Before you actually start out to increase the RAM of your smartphone there are a couple of things you need to know. In this post we will use a app to increase the RAM and this app requires root access to your phone. So make sure you root your phone before starting out. Also note that there are some issues with this app as roof uses a swap file that will be made on your SD card and hence used as ram but as some of the Android smartphones so not support swap file so this app won’t be functional in that case, so before starting out make sure your device supports swap file. You can check the device compatibility with swap file using this app. If it says it fits support follow the steps in the post to increase the RAM of your Android smartphone otherwise you can also increase the RAM of your smartphone using the link below and the link below will also work for unrooted users so in case you are unwilling to root your device to increase RAM you can also follow the below tutorial

ROEHSOFT RAM-EXPANDER:-

This is the most powerful Release ever! Exclusive only here in Play Store!

Insufficient RAM, memory is too small? Use your SD card as a working memory expansion! A Memory Manager wich make’s you life more easy as you think…

A great programmer once said to insufficient RAM -RAM only helps-. Convince yourself how right this man had.

Finally, more memory with a click! Memory from Android 1.6 up with root access and external SD card! More memory means that background tasks will never more automaticaly terminated, and many programs will work correctly in the first place!

On many devices, there are problems with games require a lot of memory, this fixes the problems RAMEXPANDER. And they can play latest games on devices that otherwise would not be able to start such APPs. No more out of memory! No more memory is full!

Languages: English and German

– Free SD card memory as a RAM use (SWAP RAM / SWAP MEMORY)
– Swapfile RAM expansion up to 4.0 GB (file system limit)
– No limit on SWAP partition!
– The usual performance degradation when paged not occur with sd card from class-8
– Widget for PNP swap (swap on / off swap)
– Detailed Memory Information & Analysis
– Autorun
– Swappiness kernel parameter set
– Easy foolproof use

(1 click optimization and automatic calculation)

– Supporting Tung all Android devices (root access and Kernelswap support)
This RAM expander app is one of the best app available in the play store which allows you to easily increase the RAM of your Android smartphone. So let’s begin with the process to increase RAM using ROEHSOFT RAM EXPANDER. Have a look at some of the features of this app to increase RAM of your device.

Swap memory file upto 4 GB ( In simple words it can increase ram by 4 GB dependin on your device and memory card too)

Widget for PNP swap
Detailed analysis of your memory and detail about it
Swappiness kernel parameter already set.
Very easy to use and create swap file and really simple interface
It will work with most of the Android devices

Pre-requirements:-

Here is a list of things we will need before starting the process to increase RAM.
A rooted android phone, so if you haven’t y rooted your phone first root your device as this method only works with root access to your device.
ROEHSOFT RAM-EXPANDER app,  you can get this app from play store but you need to know that this is not a free app. (though you can number of apk files for this app most of them won’t work due to license issues but you can try them if they worked it will be your luck ).
An external memory SD card installed on yo phone.
How to Use ROEHSOFT RAM Expander:
So file the steps below to increase the RAM of your Android smartphone now.
Install the app on your device on which you wish to increase RAM
Now after installing the app choose your default language.
Now to increase RAM create a SWAP file by clicking on the SWAP Active and enabling it
After the process is finished just click on the grey colored box and activate the swap file created.

Congratulations you have successfully increased the RAM of your Android smartphone.
This increased ram will not show in the task manager but you can feel the change with the overall performance of the device which seems to boost up. If you already have a decent ram them got might need to run some very heavy game to know the difference in performance. So I hope this post helped you in increasing the RAM of your Android smartphone.
Note:- reohsoft ram expander is not a free app which costs 200 rs in India but im giving the app here you can download from here 


Top android guide that every thing you should know

Top android guide that every thing you should know



Android and iOS are the most popular mobile operating systems on the market. Both offer a variety of apps and settings but, eventually reach their limits at a certain point. Rooting or Jailbreaking your phone (or tablet) will offer you thousands of tweaks, skins and new apps that you should not miss out on. It will also help you to remove bloatware

Android Rooting Terms You Should Know

Before we get started, I would like to explain a few terms because the terminology can get complicated and confusing. This will help you to understand other device specific guides. I’ll try to keep it short and not go into (technical) details. Please share any questions regarding this in the comments below – I’ll do my best to answer them.

ART

ART stands for Android Runtime and replaces the formerly used Dalvik cache. It was introduced in Android 4.4 and has completely taken over in Android 5.0. I don’t want to go too deep into technical differences, but ART is said to improve battery life and app performance, amongst others.

BOOTLOADER

The Bootloader is your phone’s software foundation. It’s basically what runs before your operating system starts (like a PC’s BIOS). As many manufactures don’t want you to modify your phone’s OS, it needs to be unlocked before you are able to root your phone or install custom ROMs (explained later).

BRICK

This is something you don’t want to happen to your Android device. Like the name already implies, a bricked phone (or tablet) can only be used as a paperweight or nice decoration for your apartment. Bricked devices are irreversibly damaged and won’t work anymore. This can, for instance, happen if damaged ROMs are installed or wrong firmwares are flashed. Always make sure to read instructions and verify checksums (a set of numbers that identify the file) to make sure nothing goes wrong. If you’re lucky and your device is only soft-bricked, meaning that it does not boot but still turns on, you might be able to get it back to life .

BUSYBOX

Android, is based on Linux/Unix, offers a limited amount of UNIX commands (which most users won’t need anyways). BusyBox will implement more commands that are necessary for some root apps to work properly.

COSTOM ROM

A custom ROM is a modified version of the Android operating system. Tweaks, additional features, different themes or an enhanced performance are usually included. Custom ROMs also offer the possibility to use a newer, unreleased, version of Android on your phone that might usually not be available for your device because of restrictions from manufacturer or providers.

DELVIK

Dalvik is a virtual machine that processes Android app code. Consequently, it is responsible for translating app code into actions on your Android device.

FASTBOOT

Fastboot is a diagnostic- and engineering tool which offers you several features such as launching in recovery mode or flashing image files.

KERNEL

The kernel is the brain of your phone that controls how the system and hardware interact. It’s basically the lowest level of your operating system that manages memory and hardware.

NAND PARTITION

NAND stands for “Negated AND” or “NOT AND” and describes the hard drive partition that stores all system relevant information like the bootloader, recovery mode or the kernel.

NANDROID BACKUP

A NANDroid backup is a complete system backup of your Android device . This backup can be restored later and might save your phone after flashing a faulty ROM or theme.

RADIO

The radio is responsible for sending and receiving voice and data. Using an optimized radio can improve your phone’s reception or increase battery life.

Recovery Mode

Recovery mode offers you the possibility to perform system-level tasks (like formatting, defragmenting, etc.), backing-up your devices or install custom ROMs. Android offers a limited stock recovery function. More sophisticated recoveries like ClockworkMod Recovery and TWRP Recovery offer additional features and are easier to use.

ROOT

Rooting will give you full administrator access of your device. It might also void your warranty (depending on the device and your place of residence), so make sure to handle your device with care after rooting it. You are always able to revert this process by simply flashing a stock-ROM (the original ROM installed by your phone’s manufacturer). Doing this will also “restore” your warranty.

S-OFF

S-OFF means that the NAND partition of your Android device is unlocked. This mostly applies to HTC phones.

SUPERUSER

Rooting your phone will create a new “account” with complete administrative permissions. This superuser account is used by some apps and functions.

XPOSED FRAMEWORK

    Xposed Framework is an app that can be installed on a rooted Android device which offers custom ROM like features on stock Android . It has been updated and is now fully compatible to Android 5.0 and Android 6.0.

5 REASONS TO ROOT

With Android becoming better and better, many people ask themselves if it’s still worth rooting. For example, you’re not able to use Android Pay if your Android phone is rooted. The same applies in other cases, where App developers decide to not support rooted devices for security reasons.

In addition to that, Android M will come with many features like “Doze” which basically replace root apps such as Greenify. So what exactly are reasons to root in 2016?

     1. You have an old(er) Android device. With root access, you’re able to flash a custom ROM with the latest version of Android. Because of this, you don’t rely so much on your device manufacturer to keep you up to date.

   2. AdAway. While I’m all-in for supporting developers, some apps don’t offer an ad-free paid version. With AdAway you’re able to get rid of all unwanted ads which is simply not possible without root.

    3. Titanium Backup. Android M will bring Auto Backup for Apps, but unfortunately it’s still up to the developer if he/she wants to implement it or not. Titanium Backup is a simply but powerful tool that backups simply everything.

    4. Change DPI. With many devices coming with high-res displays nowadays, some people prefer to have more screenspace than big app icons. While changing DPI can also be done without root, it often breaks different apps.

    5. Remove bloatware. This one is easy. Remove all the crap your mobile carrier put on your device. Who doesn’t want to do this?

How to Fully Backup Your Device Without Root

If your Android device is not rooted yet, you won’t be able to perform NANDroid backups. I wouldn’t suggest to root your tablet or phone without having a proper backup, because there is always a chance of error and you don’t want to brick your device .

    Simple ADB Backup let’s you create a full backup of your device without root access and is the perfect solution for users without root access. The free program also offers a restore function and runs on Windows and Linux.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Secret Video Recorder Pro v1.2.1.4

Secret Video Recorder Pro v1.2.1.4



Background (Secret) Video Recorder Pro v1.2.1.4

secret video recorder does background recording, NO preview so you can use your phone as normal and NO ONE can tell you are recording video.

Just one touch for instant recording, schedule recording, SMS recording, or auto recording. HD video. Continue recording when screen off. Many useful features.

the secret video recorder is a hidden camera recorder for professional video recording and is the best app available in the Android market for hidden mobile recorder.

Secret Video Recorder is app camera normally help you recording video in the background with option allow enable/disable camera shutter sound and camera preview. With many functions useful as continuing recording when screen off or schedule to recording.Easy use app by one click Video Recorder shortcut or one click Widget. Support multiple languages




Note:

+ On Android 6.0 Marshmallow to use app please allow all permission required.
+ From android 4.4, the android team changed permission to write data on SD Card. So to save the video on SD Card you can try by the way: Choose storage location on SD Card is Android/data/com.kimcy929.secretvideorecorder and try again but when uninstalling app all data(video) will delete. Tested on Galaxy E5 run android 5.1.1 and Galaxy S7 run android 6.0.1.


Main Feature:

+ Record video in the background(but you can still use phone normally)
+ Support multiple languages
(English, Czech, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Russian)
+ Trim video after record
+ Enable/disable preview view
+ Enable/disable shutter sound
+ Support Night mode make quality better(Camera colour effect)
+ Support auto white balance with many options
+ Support backup to Google Drive after recording
+ Schedule to record video at specific time
+ Support change icon of widget
+ Support back and front camera
+ Easy choose storage location save video with Folder picker
+ Unlimited video duration. Easy set time duration which does you want
+ Support auto stop recording when device storage low
+ Many option for video resolution(HD-720p, Full HD-1080p, 480p…)
+ Support security make app safer while use
+ Beautiful user interface with material design

User Guide:

+ Click pink floating button in app or click shortcut Video Recorder or Widget to start and stop record video

Requires Android: 4.0.3 and up



How to Extract TEXT From IMAGE

How to Extract TEXT From IMAGE

Hi friends, In this post I am sharing with you a topic about How to extract text from images.



Here, we are going to see methods to extract text from images. Not only methods but also some information about how is it done.

Why generally we need to learn this trick?

We need this trick in our daily life. We see many images on facebook or instagram or anywhere else. Many a times it happens that the image contains the text of our imporatnce. Suppose that you asked you asked someone to send you details of any assignment. And he/she sends you images in order to prevent any changes in the assignment or with a view that you cannot copy it.

Other problem we face is, when we download any E-book from Internet. We generally get a scanned copy of it, which makes hard for us to complete our task. Many a time such things happens where we want the text to be extracted from an image. So, here we are going to see how is it done.!

How is text extracted from an image?

All operating systems come with Copy and Paste ability and the power it holds, is truly amazing. If you have huge text of 5000 or 10000 words, all you have to do is highlight all and press Ctrl+C to copy and now you can paste that text anywhere you like, otherwise you would have to type the whole text again! And that’s just one of its uses out of many.

However, this little trick doesn’t work on Images, you can’t just highlight text on an Image and copy it. There are situations where you need to copy text from a picture, like you have a screenshot of some text that you need to extract. For this purpose, there are specific Optical Character Recognition (OCR) softwares that can extract text from these images.

Optical character recognition (also optical character reader, OCR) is the mechanical or electronic conversion of images of typed, handwritten or printed text into machineencoded text, whether from a scanned document, a photo of a document, a scene-photo (for example the text on signs and billboards in a landscape photo) or from subtitle text superimposed on an image (for example from a television broadcast).

You can use these OCR softwares to extract text from images. In the past these softwares came with a price and mostly still do, but you can also get a free OCR software now. There is a chance you already have one right now, but you don’t know about it. 

Early versions needed to be trained with images of each character, and worked on one font at a time. Advanced systems capable of producing a high degree of recognition accuracy for most fonts are now common, and with supportfor a variety of digital image file format inputs.

The accuracy of these softwares is not 100% correct, however, it is quite good, better than typing the whole text again. The accuracy basically depends on how the text is written in the picture, such as format, size, and other colors and designs, etc.

In this tutorial, we are going to discuss two tools which you can use to extract text from images.


Method #1: Copy Text from Picture Using Microsoft OneNote


As I mentioned above, many of you might have an OCR software but you might be unaware about it. Most of you guys already have Microsoft OneNote, but you didn’t know that it came with OCR capabilities since 2007. You can just upload the image in OneNote and extract text from it. If you don’t have Microsoft OneNote, then you can download it free from Here (you must also have a Microsoft account or create a new one to use it).

Step 1 : Open OneNote.

Step 2 : Click on Instert > Pictures. Insert the pictures you want to extract text from. (You can also copy the picture by moving to its location and then paste it in OneNote.)

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Step 3 : Now, right click on the image inserted, and click on "Copy text from Picture".

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Step 4 : Now that the text is copied from picture, we just need to paste it somewhere. You can paste it beside the picture in OneNote only or-else you can open a new Word or Notepad file and paste the text there. (I have pasted the text in notepad.)


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Step 5 : Just enjoy...!


Method #2: Copy Text from Picture Using an OCR Website

There may be sometimes reasons that you don't want to use OneNote. The one of it is that, you require a login to microsoft account to use OneNote. So, here is an alternative where no login is required. But it need your device connected to internet as it is an online service.

You can use a dedicated OCR website that will let you upload the image and will extract the text for you. For this tutorial, we have chosen Online OCR, but there are also many other websites which you can try if you are not comfortable with this one.

In the Privacy Policy they did mention that they will never see the content of the žle which the user uploads, however, we will still not recommend using such services for extremely sensitive žfiles.

Step 1 : Visit :- http://www.free-ocr.com/

Step 2 : Upload an image by clicking on 'Browse' button. If the image is from any hosted website, copy the link of image and paste it in the "Enter a URL" inputbox. Also, select a language in which you want the output. (NOTE : It does not work as a translator.)



Step 3 : After uploading an image and selecting a language, click on 'Start' button



Step 4 : Wait for the processing to complete. It may take 5-10 seconds. After completion, you will be provided with results, below which all the text will be written.



Step 5 : Copy the text from there and paste it in Notepad or Word for further use.

Step 6 : Enjoy..

If you have more than just one image, then you will have to Sign Up to take advantage of additional features which involves extracting text from more than one image and some other useful features.

If there are any questions or you would like to add another method to extract text from image, let us know in the comments below.