Skydrive added OCR for Camera roll images powered by Bing

Today Skydrive team officially announcing OCR (optical character recognition) feature in Skydrive. Hopeful it is smart move Skydrive time. But current it will automatically show the text for Camera roll images. When you take images in Windows Phone it will automatically uploaded to skydrive. After login to Skydrive and open that image you can see all text from the image in right hand side, look the below image.

SkyDrive with OCR

SkyDrive with OCR

“Most of us can think of a time that we took a picture of something that we really just wanted the text from. It could have been a photo of a product label at a store, a picture of a magazine article or ad, or a snapshot of a sign with info you wanted to remember. When you take photos with your Windows Phone (with auto-upload turned on) today, we send them to your SkyDrive camera roll folder. With this new SkyDrive release, our OCR tool will automatically run on your camera roll photos so you can instantly see the extracted text whenever you view your photos on SkyDrive.com. For example, here’s a photo of an artwork label, with the text extracted and shown in the Properties pane.” – Skydrive team

Photos on SkyDrive get smarter with Bing-powered OCR (optical character recognition)

Photos on SkyDrive get smarter with Bing-powered OCR (optical character recognition) – Source Skydrive blog

And there is hint saying still lot more features going to come in near future. “..we’re excited to release the first of several features that will make your SkyDrive photos smarter by using OCR (optical character recognition)“.