Microsoft Translator for iPhone can now translate text from saved images

iPhone owners can now translate the text found on a photo with the latest update to the Microsoft Translator app. The image translation feature, which has been included in the Windows and Windows Phone versions of the app for several years, is now available for iPhone owners as well.

Microsoft stated:

"This feature lets you translate text from your camera roll or saved pictures. Rather than typing the text or speaking aloud, you can translate pictures from your phone with the translation appearing in an overlay above the existing text in the picture. Translation from your camera roll is great for translating signs, menus, and flyers; and translation of saved images is perfect for images from emails, the Internet, and social media.

21 languages are currently supported with the image translation feature for the iPhone version:

  • Chinese Simplified
  • Chinese Traditional
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish

Source: Microsoft

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