How can I use OCR to capture text from the Mac screen?
Images, video and some other content, like slides in Zoom conferences, don't allow selecting and copying text. This is where OwlOCR can help.
- Press Cmd+F1 or select Screen capture to clipboard from the menubar or toolbar.
- Select area on screen.
- Results appear in OwlOCR and are also copied to the clipboard. You may then simply paste your text where you need it (depending on app, typically with Cmd+V).
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is used to extract text from the screen area. The processing is done right on your Mac for near instantaneous results!
If you run into any trouble, be sure to check the support pages.