Scan and Translate
Imagine your favorite poet, who writes in a foreign language, a language you’re not completely familiar with, drops a poetry book. Of course, you would be able to somewhat understand the words but to understand the idea of the poet, you will need the translation of every single little word, in a language you can speak fluently.
What would you do in such a scenario? Would you wait for months to get an international translated version of that book? Or would you submit the book to a translation company for the translation and pay huge translation prices? Well, we suggest you do nothing such thing because there is another way. When we talk about Translation, we talk about different aspects of it. The translation is a very broad term. There is not just text-to-text or speech-to-text translation. Picture-to-text or simply, Image translation is also an important kind of Translation that people daily use.
The Translation business has been on the rise. Every day, translation companies deliver millions of translated documents to the customers. To avoid delays and huge translation prices, people sometimes translate documents on their own. If done properly and with some guidance from a translator friend, they can complete an error-free translation. In a different case, there are other ways by which a person can help himself get the translations of his documents. Image Translation or Scan to Translate is just another way for him. We’ll be explaining this in our Blogspot today.
Basic Introduction To Translation
Now that you have come across another topic about translation, you probably would already be familiar with what “translation” is. Either way, before unfolding the topic “Scan and Translate”, let’s revise what Translation is. The translation is the process of converting text from one language into the target language. The source language is usually English while the target language can be either be Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, French, or any other world language. It is of different types and different styles.
Means of Translation
Translation can be done by different methods. It just depends on what kind of translation an individual seeks. The method of translation also depends on formality and informality. Down below, we have briefly explained some means of translation:
It is just another name for Traditional Translation. Professional translation deals with important documents such as birth certificates, driving licenses, transcripts e.t.c. The process involves submitting these documents to a translation company, physically or through the Internet. Not to neglect the fact, that only human translators deliver these translations.
It is the translation that is done by Artificial Intelligence or with just its help. This translation process also requires the customer to submit his or her documents, by hand or through the Internet. Machine Translation is less costly than professional translation.
Google Translate Translation
Google Translate deals with translations of casual styles. It involves short text that might be a piece of poetry, text message, or news headline. Google Translate translations are quick and free of cost. You do not need to wait in queues or for days to get translations. Google Translate requires a computer or a mobile device and a good Internet connection. You just need to paste the text, and within a couple of seconds, Google Translate will translate it for you. Read this post to understand how Google translate can be used for Swedish translations.
People have developed some apps that let you translate images. In scenarios, when you can not copy some text, just take a screenshot. upload that screenshot of the mobile app that you have downloaded. Then, select the language you want the translation in. As a result, the translated text will appear which you can copy. This translation is also known as Scan to Translate. With the topic being “Scan and Translate”, let’s explore this type further.
How to Scan and Translate?
We can divide the process of scanning and translation into two types: physical and digital. In the first one, a person scans the document into his or her laptop. Then, from here, he can copy all the text and either sent it to a translation company or do the translation on his/her own. The second one requires a person to take a clear picture of his document from his mobile device. Then, he can upload the picture into a relevant translation app to get a fast and accurate translation.
What tools are there for Scan and Translate?
Here, are some tools or online services, which can help you with Image Translation. We have discussed these tools below:
Google Lens is an image recognition technology that Google developed. It can co-operate with Google Translate for the translation process. It recognizes all the contents of an image file. You can install this app on your mobile device. Once installed, you can then either take a picture of your document from the app’s camera or just upload an already-taken picture. Make sure that you do not upload low-resolution images. Afterward, the app will recognize all the text and make it available for you to copy it. Then, you can either paste the text into Google Translate, which is a document translation software or submit it as an editable document to a translation company.
As the name suggests, Text Grabber is a translation service company that lets you directly copy text from an image pdf and get its translation. Text Grabber provides real-time translation and that too free of cost. It can provide an online translation into more than a hundred World languages. This translation would be a full-text translation. It also provides offline translation into more than ten world languages. This translation is word to word. When using this service, you do not need to take hundreds of pictures of your documents. You just need to hold your camera over the document and then, you are not far from getting its translation. It basically helps you convert images into text.
More Apps for Scan and Translate
Here are some other useful apps that you can install to enjoy free real-time translation services:
• Translate Photo+ Scan Camera
• Photo Translator: Translate+
Why Should You Go For These Apps/Tools?
Believe us. These apps are worth trying. Most of these apps are free to use. They do not cost you a single penny. They do not have any hidden fees or any price for upgrades. All you need is a mobile phone with a good camera and internet connection. Moreover, these apps are very quick. You can get the translation of an image into another language within a matter of minutes, and sometimes even seconds. You know that if assign this kind of translation to a translation company, you will get it done but there would be a price for it.
Nevertheless, if the translation you seek, is of an image containing data about any business, you should hire a translation company. Only a Translation company, like NordicTrans, can help you with such professional translation. Also, if the image contains sensitive data, feel free to hire a trustworthy translation company instead. They are best at keeping it confidential. On the other hand, using scan and translate apps can be a little risky as sometimes, hackers can steal your sensitive data. But if that is not the case, and your image contains general text like stories, and dialogues, then using these scan and translate apps and tools is the best option.
In conclusion, you should definitely give these Scan to Translate apps and tools a try. They literally do not cost anything so even if you are not satisfied enough with them, it would not be a loss for you. When you are in short of time, you can always go for these tools and applications for free and real-time translations. Though these translations are not certified or notarized, they hold enough authenticity to give out a professional look. If you need notarization of such translations, always feel free to contact us.