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Easily copy and paste text from images with this clever Mac app

Mashable

TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to TextSniper for Mac is on sale for £2.87 as of May 7, saving you 42% on list price. TextSniper is a Mac app that lets you extract text from sources like images, YouTube videos, PDFs, screenshots, or presentations. Thanks to advanced OCR (optical character recognition) technology, TextSniper can scan and recognise the text within any digital image, video, or document. It will then copy it, allowing you to paste the text directly into an editable format, like a note, text, or even Google Doc. It can also turn recognized text into speech, in case there's a word or phrase you need to be pronounced, and scan barcodes and QR codes and turn them into text. SEE ALSO: Want to unblock American Netflix from the UK? Try this speedy VPN.


This app lets you copy and paste text from images

Mashable

TL;DR: Pull text from videos, images, and more with TextSniper for Mac, on sale for 42% off. As of April 26, get a lifetime subscription for only $3.99. TextSniper is a Mac app that lets you extract text from sources like images, YouTube videos, PDFs, screenshots, or presentations. Thanks to advanced OCR (optical character recognition) technology, TextSniper can scan and recognize the text within any digital image, video, or document. It will then copy it, allowing you to paste the text directly into an editable format, like a note, text, or even Google Doc.


Trying to copy and paste text from images? Try this intuitive Mac app.

Mashable

TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to TextSniper for Mac is on sale for £2.93 as of Oct. 22, saving you 42% on list price. TextSniper is a Mac app that lets you extract text from sources like images, YouTube videos, PDFs, screenshots, or presentations. Thanks to advanced OCR (optical character recognition) technology, TextSniper can scan and recognise the text within any digital image, video, or document. It will then copy it, allowing you to paste the text directly into an editable format, like a note, text, or even Google Doc. It can also turn recognised text into speech, in case there's a word or phrase you need to be pronounced, and scan barcodes and QR codes and turn them into text.


This $4 Mac app extracts text from images and videos for you

Engadget

If you've ever gone through the painstaking process of transcribing text from a video, or begrudgingly typing up the copy from an image, you know the struggle. Not only is this a tedious activity, also it's prone to human error and a total time waster, to boot. Leave the manual work behind and join the thousands of Mac users who simplify their workflows with TextSniper, on sale now for just $4. TextSniper's optical character recognition (OCR) software works fast to detect any text from your screen, whether that's screenshots, images, videos, PDFs or digital documents. Instead of pouring over, say, a video, you'll be able to instantly convert that speech into text. Then, you're a simple copy-and-paste away from dropping the content into your notes, messaging app and anywhere else you please.


Canadian sniper kills an Islamic State fighter from more than 2 miles away, a record shot

Los Angeles Times

Imagine taking a rifle to the end zone of a football field, peering through your scope at a target 38 football fields away, then squeezing the trigger and hitting that target. In Las Vegas, it would be like making a shot from the MGM Grand to the Wynn. That's what a Canadian sniper accomplished in Iraq when he killed an Islamic State fighter from a distance of 3,540 meters, or almost 2.2 miles, setting a record for the longest kill shot in military history. The Canadian Special Operations Forces Command released a statement Wednesday confirming that a member of Joint Task Force 2 made the shot, but for security reasons did not name the sniper or say when and where the shooting took place. The statement said only that the shot occurred within the past month, and that the task force "provides its expertise ... from well behind the Iraqi security force front line in Mosul."