SkyDrive File Storage Will Recognize Text in Photos


You might have already learnt the term OCR (Optical Character Recognition), this means what you see can be recognized by the computer in form of image or photos. If you see text, recognition can done easily. Now Microsoft has announced such a tremendous service for the files that are uploaded in Microsoft SkyDrive (Free online storage to store your documents and files).

Microsoft has complement its “cloud” file storage SkyDrive feature optical image recognition. This is stated in a blog dedicated to SkyDrive.

SkyDrive will recognize the writing on the photos uploaded to the repository by the user and convert them into text. In the text it will be possible to search. For example, if a user uploaded to SkyDrive photo menu, which shows the name of the restaurant, he will be able to find a picture by typing the name into the search box.

Microsoft officials have promised that support for optical character recognition appears in the SkyDrive client for Windows and Windows Phone in the coming weeks. As for starters only the recognition of English, Portuguese, Spanish, German and French labels are possible, but we will see remarkable changes to the enhanced implementation of this service.

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The company also told about how SkyDrive will work in Windows 8.1, which will be released on October 17. File storage is built into the operating system. SkyDrive will not download the whole file, but only to keep only their metadata. Due to this, the size of the repository directory on the drive will be reduced by 80 percent.

In the metadata will including the recognized text with the photos, so the search function will work. The user, however, will be entitled to withdraw from the “partial” conservation. He chose to SkyDrive files and folders are downloaded to your hard drive completely.

SkyDrive – is not the only service “cloud” storage, which uses optical character recognition technology. “Reads the characters from photos” and knows how to ​store ​file, just like “Disk Drive” owned by Google. New feature in the “Disk” in the spring of 2013.

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