Bing and SkyDrive bring out the words in photos

Starting Wednesday, when you take photos with your Windows Phone device and auto-upload to your SkyDrive camera roll folder, a new Bing-powered optical character recognition tool (OCR) will run on those photos so you can instantly see the extracted text in those pictures.

The Inside SkyDrive blog reports how this might be useful: if you took a picture of something just to remember the words from it – such as a product label at a store, a print article or ad, or a sign.

This feature is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French and German. If your browser language is set to one of these languages, SkyDrive will run OCR on your photos. 

SkyDrive recently released a number of features that enhance the SkyDrive photo experience – from better visual design to easier searching and sharing across your devices.

Read the Inside SkyDrive blog to learn more about this and other ways SkyDrive is working to make your cloud experience better.

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Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff