Dropbox Will Now Scan Your Images For Text To Make Searching Easier

Searching for text-based files in Dropbox is pretty simple and straightforward, where you just need to type what you’re looking for. However searching for images is a different story, and this is something that many companies are working on, where they’re developing AI to help identify images so that these are actual labels and identifiers that users can search images with.However in Dropbox’s case, it seems that they have opted to go down a slightly different path by scanning your images for text. What this means is that you’ve scanned in a document as an image, Dropbox will be able to scan that image for text, which means that you’ll be able to search for those images the same way as you would text-based files.That being said, this feature isn’t available to everyone just yet. According to Dropbox, the feature will be rolled out over the course of the next few months where it will be initially available to Dropbox Professional customers. For Dropbox Business Advanced and Enterprise team admins, they can en

Dropbox text recognition makes it easier to find images and PDFs

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Wed 10 Oct 18 from Engadget

Dropbox finally adds automatic OCR for all your PDFs and photos

Enterprise Dropbox users have a useful new feature that some would say is long overdue for the cloud storage company: optical character recognition that automatically transcribes all their images ...

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Dropbox is making it easier for you to search PDFs and images

Finding PDF files and images stored in your Dropbox account will get easier with a new automatic OCR feature.

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