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Google Translate an image, not on your phone

Not Google, but similar. Yandex Translate has image upload using desktop web browsers. https://translate.yandex.com/ocr I use this in a Flotato browser which enables me to quickly translate screen ...
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Google Translate an image, not on your phone

The purely Google approach I use is: Upload the image to your Google Drive Right click image and choose Open with > Google Docs A new document will be created containing the image and extracted ...
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Google Translate an image, not on your phone

First, change your Google Drive setting, if necessary (maybe back again afterwards), to check Convert uploaded files to Google Docs editor format (see). Upload your image file to Google Drive, open ...
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How do I make Google Drive perform OCR on a PDF I upload?

Now that you uploaded a scanned PDF (or an image file), do this: Browse to the GDrive web interface. Right-click on your uploaded image file. Invoke the Open with > Google Docs menu command. See ...
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How do I make Google Drive perform OCR on a PDF I upload?

PDFs which are scans and don't have embedded text info will be OCRed when uploaded. Drive will not add the text data to the file, but it will enable the file text to be searched in Drive. Of course, ...
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How do I get all the plain text from a Google Books full-view book?

Download the book as PDF (from the "gear" menu on the book's page in Google Books), and open the file in a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat Reader or Apple Preview. From there you can Select ...
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Converting all PNG images in Google Drive to text (OCR)

If you go to Google Drive and Settings (the cog) and Settings (the text): you should be able to check: to have the conversion be automatic on upload (along with the uploaded image).
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Google Translate an image, not on your phone

The Translatium desktop app allows image upload. You may be lucky to find a download of this app, because it was discontinued. Why? The unofficial API it uses can sometimes fail. My solution is to ...
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How to select text in a scanned document in Google Drive PDF viewer

If you are not restricted by the filetype, and can generate image files of the Scanned documents, then you should take a look at Project Naptha It is a Chrome extension that performs an OCR on images,...
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