Live Text is probably among the very best functions Apple contributed to its community over the last couple of years. With a new-enough gadget, Live Text immediately carries out text acknowledgment on any images recorded to Photos, saw through the Video camera app on an iPhone or iPad, still frames in video (with macOS Ventura), and images on websites in Safari.
Presented in Monterey, Live Text encompassed browsing throughout your entire Photos library in iOS, iPadOS, and macOS, letting you discover any text determined in any image. For example, I have actually composed a lot about printing history, so browsing on “Gutenberg” raises an unexpected variety of matches: pictures I have actually taken of book pages, screen records, and museum labels– to name a few images– produce matches.
When you double-click on a lead to Photos for macOS or tap it in iOS/iPadOS to see it, the app dims the images to highlight any coordinating text from your search. It’s not right away obvious how to eliminate the highlighting. Here’s how:
- In macOS, click anywhere else on the image.
- In iOS or iPad, and additionally in macOS, tap or click the Live Text icon in the lower-right corner of the screen two times: the very first time highlights all text; the 2nd gets rid of the highlighting.
This Mac 911 short article remains in reaction to a concern sent by Macworld reader Lynn.
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