Microsoft SkyDrive Update Enables Bing-Powered OCR Features

Friday, August 30, 2013


Microsoft SkyDrive Update Enables Bing-Powered OCR Features | Earlier this year during its Microsoft Build conference the corporate lunched its new developer services for Bing, which included the Bing Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Control.


Today Microsoft have released a brand new update to their cloud storage service that has now added the Bing Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Control options to SkyDrive.

The new SkyDrive OCR has been added to make your SkyDrive photos smarter by using OCR (optical character recognition) to extract the text from photos in your camera roll when you read them on the SkyDrive website. Microsoft explains:

“Most of us can suppose of a time that we have a tendency to took a picture of one thing that we have a tendency to very just wished the text from. It could are a photo of a product label at a store, a picture of a magazine article or ad, or a snapshot of a sign with info you wished to recollect. When you take photos along with your Windows Phone (with auto-upload turned on) these days, we have a tendency to send them to your SkyDrive camera roll folder.

With this new SkyDrive release, our OCR tool can automatically run on your camera roll photos thus you'll instantly see the extracted text whenever you view your photos on SkyDrive.com. For example, here’s a photograph of an design label, with the text extracted and shown in the Properties pane.”

For more information on the new SkyDrive OCR features jump over to the Microsoft Windows website for details.

Source: Tech Crunch
http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/28/microsofts-skydrive-adds-bing-powered-ocr-features/

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