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Searching images and scans

Why search in images and scans with Curiosity

Curiosity lets you search inside the text of images and scans (including PDFs where you can't select the text). That means you can search for the file contents and don't need to remember the file name.

How to search in images and scans with Curiosity

To activate search-in-images:
In the left bar, click on the cog (⚙️) to open Preferences
Open the section File Types in the left bar
Go to Image to Text and select Use OCR to detect text in images and scanned PDFs
Click Enable in the popup window

In the desktop app, Curiosity uses the optical character recognition (OCR) provided by your operating system (Windows or Mac). Results may differ depending on which OS you use and what languages you have installed.

Updated on: 27/04/2023

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