Pocket text translators are already a familiar part of our lives. And what about taking a picture of the text, recognizing it, and even translating it? About what abilities a modern image translator is endowed with, our today’s article.
One of the most popular apps on Google Play. Google image translator can not only recognize text in a photo (which it does quite well), but also allows the user to work with a regular translator.
The application can be used without an internet connection by downloading additional language packs. In addition, there is a function of SMS translation, handwriting (you can even draw hieroglyphs) and speech recognition.
The image translator has the ability to perceive not only basic languages, but also such as Greek, Hungarian and Indonesian. A competent translation of the latest languages takes much more time, so it is better to use it if the message contains frequently used information found in places of pilgrimage for tourists and in the domestic environment.
In addition to the translation itself, the program also displays the perceived text and its transcription to the user. Of the still unfinished moments, one can note a slight shift of some words of the text when scanning by about a line. It also seemed strange that if you lock the screen after the output transfer, and then return the phone to working condition again, the result of the transfer will be lost and you will have to go through the process again.
Lingvo English Dictionary
The mobile translator from ABBYY currently interacts not only with the text of the most popular 30 languages, but also has the ability to translate photos.
In addition, the program has exercises for memorizing words, professional voice acting from native speakers and the function of adding your own word to the dictionary.
The image translator works almost perfectly when translating photos – in good lighting and not shooting text from the side. Otherwise, it does not even try to recognize parts of the image, it displays a message about the impossibility of doing this.
The latest version has also fixed a number of shortcomings. The application no longer crashes with a large number of additionally downloaded dictionaries (there are in-app purchases for more exotic languages). Lingvo Dictionaries is also optimized for convenient work with a common list of words combined with a dictionary card.
ABBYY TextGrabber scan and image translator
ABBYY image translator specializing in text recognition from photos. A distinctive feature is that translation can be carried out from 60 built-in languages without downloading additional packages.
Text recognition takes place without using the Internet, but a connection is required to translate it.
The ability to edit the processed text and save it on the phone is supported, in addition they are saved in the internal history of the application, where you can also perform basic operations with them.
Due to the large number of built-in languages, it is difficult for the application to recognize the language itself during the scanning process, it takes quite a lot of time. It is recommended to select the recognition language corresponding to the original text in advance for faster operation of the application.
The minor drawbacks of the program include the fact that the built-in function for loading images from the gallery supports only standard image formats. ABBYY TextGrabber + Translator also does not format text when outputting a scanned image. That is, the text flows in a continuous stream, ignoring paragraphs and large gaps, making separation only between words.