Being able to extract text from photos, PDFs and the like isn’t something new. Indeed, many ace tools exist for the job, including several well-regarded command line ones available on Linux. But being able to do it very easily? That is new.
With modern operating systems like macOS and Android making image OCR an integrated feature of their native image viewer tools or photo managers, it’s understandable that some folks new to Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and other distros expect similar functionality.
And with TextSnatcher, they do. The tool performs optical character recognition (OCR) in seconds, allowing you to quickly copy text from anything visible on your screen to your system clipboard, ready to paste elsewhere.
This application’s interface couldn’t be easier to use: you open it, click the “snatch” button, then use your DEs default screenshot tool to take a full screenshot or partial screenshot (recommended) focusing on just the text you want to copy.
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This nifty utility makes it easy to copy test from anything you see on your screen straight to your clipboard, ready to paste someplace else — nice!