Dropbox has today announced the launch of a new feature that will automatically perform optical character recognition (OCR) on stored images to make it easier and faster to search for text found within them.
According to Dropbox, all images and PDFs in Dropbox Professional, Business Advanced, and Enterprise accounts will be automatically and securely scanned to allow for quick searching of text.
The feature is active for every JPEG, static GIF, PNG, TIFF, or PDF stored in Dropbox, including the files that have been added in the past.
“Looking for a contract that a teammate scanned years ago? Just search for the vendor. Trying to track down blueprints an architect put together for your remodel? Type in their name. Can’t remember where you saved that flight itinerary screenshot? Enter the destination airport. And for files you add in the future, now you won’t have to worry about renaming images so you can find them later on.”
Dropbox Business Advanced and Enterprise admins can visit the admin console to get early access for their teams now, whereas Dropbox Professional subscribers will begin seeing the ability to recognize English text within images over the coming months.
To learn more about automatic OCR in Dropbox, visit this link.