Save photos with text using Evernote for Android

With Evernote for Android, automatically save photos with text to your Evernote account in order to add context or share them with others. Evernote scans your device’s photo gallery for photos that contain text, and notifies you to choose which images to save to Evernote. Once in Evernote, your images become searchable so you can easily find them later.

When you save text-based photos to Evernote—for example, business cards or meeting notes—you’ll see them in your sidebar under the “Collect photos” heading. From there, you can move them into a note, adding additional information or attachments.

Note: This feature is not available in the new Evernote for Android.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are my photos uploaded to Evernote or viewed by anyone at Evernote?

No. Photos are scanned locally on your device. No photos are sent to any servers for detection.

Will Evernote save my photos without my permission?

No. Only the photos you explicitly tap to save will be saved to Evernote.

What kind of text can Evernote detect?

Evernote detects both handwritten and non-handwritten text. This means you can take a picture of handwriting on whiteboards, printed receipts, Post-it® notes, and more.

How is this different than scanning a document using the Evernote camera?

With this feature enabled, you don’t have to open the Evernote app. Evernote will detect images in your photo gallery that have text and suggest that you save those images to Evernote.

What languages are supported?

Evernote detects text regardless of language, and recognizes handwritten text in all Latin languages, as well as Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

How do I disable this feature?

To disable text detection in your photo gallery, go to Settings > Notifications and uncheck Collect notifications.



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