Photo to Text
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(5) 4.1

Convert photos and avatars into plain text.   Commercial ($0.99)
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Photo to Text converts your favorite avatars and photos into plain TEXT!
What's New
Version 1.2:
  • New photo-to-text effect: the painter effect!
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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Photo to Text User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Buegelfrei reviewed on 17 Oct 2011
First off, just to be totally clear, this app generates a plain text file (and not an image file). Text which I could perform further manipulations on is exactly what I wanted. Great!

The app gets bonus points for working with layered PSD files. No need to flatten, easy to make subtle tweaks in Photoshop and roundtrip back to Photo2Text — just in case you can't figure out how to adjust the image brightness, contrast, etc. within the app itself. (I didn't figure out how to trigger the built-in editor controls until I started writing this review: there's no button for it. Once you're in the editor, you need to double click the image again.)

Photo2Text had no trouble generating text mosaics with 1000 characters per line. It may be able to go much higher than that, but I didn't check. 200 characters per line ended working for the poster I was making.

Lack of basic written documentation and the aforementioned lack of an (obvious) button to trigger the image editor controls are this app's only defects.

My one feature request: I'd love it if there was a way to tell the app to use specific, limited character sets in its mosaics.

If you remember the Panopticum Digitalizer plugin for Photoshop 6 — and if, like me, you've been waiting for a replacement for years — Photo2Text will do the trick.

Did I get my $2 worth from this purchase? YES! And here's the event poster to prove it:
[Version 1.1]



Alexrom1000 reviewed on 15 Jun 2011
Excellent program to impress your girlfriend (or boyfriend).
Just pretend you did it yourself (even spent the whole night at the computer making it) and the reward is guaranteed :-). I was lucky to get it in the App Store for free. Now it costs $1.99 there. Have no idea for how long. It seems the producers are not certain about its final cost ;)
[Version 1.1]

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JackFinch rated on 08 Jul 2011

[Version 1.1]


STV70 rated on 23 Jun 2011

[Version 1.1]


Mark_1971 rated on 16 Jun 2011

[Version 1.1]

Version Downloads:670
Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
Date:31 Oct 2011
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $0.99
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Photo to Text converts your favorite avatars and photos into plain TEXT!

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