If you are a teacher or a student or a writer of any kind, then you are looking at the right article. 

It is inevitable that academics will come across image information that is useful during their research or teaching process. An image as a medium conveys very powerful messages, but as a format of storing information, it could be a problem sometimes. 

Not being able to edit what is written in an image format file is one of the typical challenges that academics are facing. For smart brains who always think faster than the reality, one may want to turn to AI technology for help, meaning that there is a hope that a tool can help to solve this problem much faster than any manual efforts. 

In fact, the hope is very promising, and many academics actually know more about the OCR technology than other professionals. OCR stands for optical character recognition, and it is a technology that is used to recognize printed or locked text and then show them in plaintext.

The OCR technology is widely used in the research field of pattern studies, fx. text patterns and ancient text restoration. Nowadays, this AI technology has become more popular due to the fact that we are gathering information all the time. By using the OCR technology to extract text from an image or PDF of text, academics can improve their efficiency of information gathering a lot faster.   

There are many apps and websites that are providing the OCR service in the name of “Image to Text”. It is not about converting an image file to a text file per se, but instead, it is about capturing the text on an image and saving it in a TXT file. 

However, why are there still problems when there are so many tools on the market? We asked some academics, and here are the answers:

“I tried a few apps, and none of them worked very well. The one I am using now is more or less useful in showing me most of the text correctly, but it is often the case that it has a problem in image sizes, and this is very annoying.” Dr.Yan told us. 

“I really need such an app, but it has to be better. I am sure that I am not alone.” Dr.Yan works as a Lecturer of Linguistics at a university in China. She said that image source is a huge part of her information gathering material, and a text extracting app could be very useful in proceeding such information intelligently. 

Yes, it has to be better. This is a mission that LetsScan team carries in heart from the moment the app was created. LetsScan team members have a combination of background in computer science, journalism, and senior graphic design. They are not satisfied with the ordinary. They are proud to present to the world the best text extraction technology for all academics.

In the LetsScan App, there won’t be unnecessary technical problems such as the limit of image size, or the suffering of waiting for a slow extraction, or the bizarreness of “errors” etc.

In contrast, what makes LetsScan different from any other similar apps is its success in making the text extraction process seamless and fast. In addition, it shows the most accurate text and it gives users the greatest freedom to edit their text information inside the app. 

Most importantly, it is different because LetsScan is created by academics for academics.