RandR FAQ

RandR FAQ

What is it for?
RandR, which stands for "Recognize and Read (aloud)", is an app that recognizes Text out of Images and reads it aloud to you.
 
It uses Microsoft's OCR (Optical Character Recognition) library to extract the text from your image and converts it to a controllable audio output.
Why does it not work with my high resoultion images?
The OCR library Microsoft provides has some limitations. One of them is the maximum resolution of 2600 x 2600 pixels.
 
Most mobile cameras do have a higher resolution. For the moment, there are two ways to get around it:
 
- adjust the camera settings of your favorite camera apps while taking photos for RandR to be below this resolution
- just use the built in capture function (hitting the camera button starts it)
 
We will add a function to RandR that will resize your other images properly in a future update.
Why do I have to focus manually?

We are working on getting autofocus bringing good results in RandR.On our testing devices, we sadly had bad results that were leading to bad text recognition. The best way for the moment is  to use manual focus. As soon as we got it working with satisfying results, RandR will support it.

Why is there a new folder in my pictures library?

Sometimes you may reuse the captured photos. With saving them in our own folder, you have easily access to them without the need to search a lot.