Ultimate test of OCR programs

In our work we are currently using Abbyy as our main OCR program. Because OCR programs are getting better and better every year. We decided that we will make some test wich OCR program is currently best on market. We test online and desktop programs.

Final results of OCR program testing:

Until today, we have included 10 most popular OCR programs in this test. (We are regularly updating this list with new programs)

General results:

Program experiance Word Recognized 199 total Formating after export into docx Final score
Abbyy FineReader 10 194 15 219
FREE online OCR 10 199 10 219
OmniPage 10 196 5 211
Google drive 10 199 0 209
Readiris 7 3 0 10
Simple OCR 5 0 0 5
LigthPdf 5 0 0 5
Boxoft Free OCR 5 0 0 5
Capture2Text 0 0 0 0
FREE OCR program 0 0 0 0


Results per word recognized:

Word Recognized 199 total
FREE online OCR 199
Google drive 199
OmniPage 196
Abbyy FineReader 194
Readiris 3
Simple OCR 0
LigthPdf 0
Boxoft Free OCR 0
Capture2Text 0
FREE OCR program 0


So how we test OCR program.

We print one of famous story Romeo and Juliet on our printer. Then we make some coffee stain on this paper draw over text with pen – some blue lines and finally I take my mobile phone and take picture of that text. For the extra hard work I rotate my mobile phone and create some extra shadows on this picture.

So the final result is here (.jpg file 3.4 MB size):


Scanned picture for OCRT test

Scanned picture for OCRT test

The source file in word is available here: Juliet Summary.docx for ocr

How we counted final results:

  • 10 points   of rating there was a user experience of program,
  • 199 points  1/point per correctly recognized word –  how many words were correctly recognized from this  picture,
  • 20 points How program format all text after final export option.

For the comparison of plan text we have use website: https://copyleaks.com

1. test FREE OCR program from ( http://www.paperfile.net/ )

I have download and install this program to my PC. When I try to open image with open function the image was not loaded inside program.

Image was not loaded inside program. I have try to reduce image size to 1.3 MB and convert it to .PNG but there was no success with loading image inside this OCR program :/


So the final score for this program – nothing was working.

  • Program experience: 0 points
  • Word recognized: 0 points
  • Text format after export: 0 points
  • Final score of program: 0 points


2. test FREE online OCR program from ( https://www.onlineocr.net/)

So I have upload image to this service:

After convert I receive online preview of text:


Download to Word file:

You can check final export to word – here: free_online_ocr_to_word.docx

So final result:

  • Program experience: 10 points
  • Word recognized: 199 points
  • Text format after export: 10 points – basic formatting was done (headlines) 
  • Final score of program: 219 points

Overall experience with this service is quite good. You have some free ocr recognitions inside free account – without registration. If you want you can register and buy more OCR recognition.


3. test Simple OCR program from ( https://www.simpleocr.com/)

I have download and install program.

When program has start I have chose machine print option.

Then I have click select button:

After that I just add new page and import image from file option.

The result was not good. Program didn’t recognize any of word.

Example:şimple ocr final result


Saving to Word (.doc) failed completely. Result SimpleOCR to Word SimpleOCR export image to (.doc)


So the final score for this program – I think that program is outdated – old. I didn’t find when program was last updated. The OCR service inside program is very poor.

  • Program experience: 5 points
  • Word recognized: 0 points
  • Text format after export: 0 points
  • Final score of program: 5 points


4. test Readiris program from ( https://www.irislink.com/)

I have download and install program.

After import I rotate image inside program. After import I export into word  (.docx) the result was not very successful.

Example only few words were recognized. You can see whole .docx file Readiris export to word


So the final score for this program. Programs has modern interface lot of future for working with different types of files. But on our test OCR recognition was very poor.

  • Program experience: 7 points
  • Word recognized: 3 points
  • Text format after export: 0 points
  • Final score of program: 10 points


5. test OmniPage program from ( https://www.nuance.com)

I have download and install program. When I open program and import test image program automatically rotate image.


The OCR recognition was very good. One of good  things inside this program is OCR suggestion tool. If OCR will not recognize word correctly it will show dialog where you can check and help program to better recognize this word or correct this word right inside program.


Final result inside word .docx file:


So the final score for this program. The OCR recognition inside this program was very good. But when  we export this text to Word .docx the formatting of text was not 100% correct. The image was not on right place and some text was at the end of document not on start of document.  You can check final result in Word here. But overall experience with this program was very good.

  • Program experience: 10 points
  • Word recognized: 196 points
  • Text format after export: 5 points
  • Final score of program: 211 points


6. test Google drive ( https://docs.google.com)

I have upload image to my google drive. Then I open same image with Google Docs


Example: text recognized from image inside Google Docs



So the final score for Google Drive OCR.  The OCR was 100% all words were correctly recognized. Only weak point is that formatting is not supported.

  • Program experience: 10 points
  • Word recognized: 199 points
  • Text format after export: 0 points
  • Final score of program:  209 points

7. test online LigthPdf ( https://lightpdf.com)

I have upload image to lightPdf to test OCR service. In free mode LightPdf offers only export to .txt file. To test there OCR engine that was fine for us.


After convert I have download .txt file inside no text were added. No word were recognized.


  • Program experience: 5 points
  • Word recognized: 0 points
  • Text format after export: 0 points
  • Final score of program: 5 points


8. test program Boxoft Free OCR (freeware)( http://www.boxoft.com/free-ocr/)

I have download and install this program. When I try to load image inside program the image was not loaded into program. I even try to run program with Administrator right try different image … The program was not working on my computer.



  • Program experience: 5 points
  • Word recognized: 0 points
  • Text format after export: 0 points
  • Final score of program: 5 points

9. test program Capture2Text ( http://capture2text.sourceforge.net/)

I have download this program and install it on my computer. When program was installed I have small icon at bottom-right of my screen. Then I open and rotate test image and call program with shortcuts Windows Key + Q. The select box in screen appears I select text on test image but there were no results with OCR recognition – no words were recognized.


  • Program experience: 0 points
  • Word recognized: 0 points
  • Text format after export: 0 points
  • Final score of program: 0 points

10. test program Abbyy FineReader ( https://www.abbyy.com)

I have download this program and install it on my computer. Then I try directly convert to word.


Abby convert to Microsoft Word

Final result are available here: Abbyy_export_to_word

  • Program experience: 10 points  (simple)
  • Word recognized: 194 points 
  • Text format after export: 15 points (very good formatting paragraf, headlines very correct. Only fonts and top images is missing )
  • Final score of program: 219

How to track my girlfriend’s phone with spyzie application

Spyzie application can be used to monitor your girlfriend’s online activities, you would be able to monitor and save her call logs, track text messages, analyse her browsing history, read notes and reminders, view installed apps, track GPS location, browse contacts, monitor her Whatsapp, access her calendar, manage photos and videos. Phew!! Talk about the whole 9 yards.

To access all features of Spyzie application, the following conditions must be met:

-A Spyzie premium account which is used to access the control panel and use all features available.

-Access to the phone you want to track

-The monitoring app should be installed and activated on the target android phone

-The control panel app is optional is you prefer to use monitored data using the app.

How would you monitor your girlfriend’s android phone or tablet PCs using Spyzie app?

-Create a Spyzie account using an authentic email address

  • Go to website: https://www.spyzie.com/


-Install the Spyzie application – after registration, you must complete the setup process to get access to the full functionality of the app. It may take several minutes to complete the setup procesd on the target phone.

-On the first page of the Spyzie wizard setup, put a name that can be used to identify the owner of the monitored phone and it is compulsory to select the operating system of the monitored phone, if it’s an android version that is running on the target phone, select the android option, same goes for an iPhone device.

-Go to the settings feature of the phone, select the security option, allow the installation of apps from unknown sources from play store, select “ok”

-Next,  download and install the monitoring app, you can find the download link on the setup wizard page. Visit “Tracksp.vip” on the target phone and click download to download the Spyzie app. When the download is complete,  check the notification pop-up window or the phones downloads folder to install the application.

-Next,  open the installed application and and sign into your Spyzie account. Select “Start” to activate the device administrator service and all permissions must be allowed in this step, immediately the service is activated, the app icon will automatically be deleted and the app will work in stealth mode.

-How to view monitored data via the control panel

After completing the installation process on the target phone, complete the setup process in your phone or computer. You will be redirected from the wizard page to the control panel dashboard which can also be accessed online by visiting “https://my.spyzie.com/dashboard.html” or by downloading) the control panel app (download link can be found in your registration email or from the dashboard).

-It usually takes several minutes to sync all data from the monitored device when accessing the control panel for the first time. The function menu on the top left of the control panel lists all supported features.

-Click the refresh icon to sync the latest data on the dashboard. Also note that if the monitored device is not connected to the internet or if powered off, the Spyzie app cannot push new data to the control panel.

-For iOS devices, you will need to verify the iCloud ID on the target device before you can start monitoring.

Pricing Features

There are different pricing plans from which you can choose from for an Android device or an iOS device.

Android devices-

Premium Edition (with restricted functionality)

1-Month License Costs $29.99

3-Month License Costs $39.99

1-Year License Costs $89.99


Ultimate Edition (with full functionality)

1-Month License Costs $39.99

3-Month License Costs $49.99

1-Year License Costs $99.99

All Android Editions require physical access to the target android phone.

iOS Device

1-Month Licence Costs $39.99 (only available option)

The iOS premium edition requires iCloud login credentials on the target phone.

It should also be noted that there is a free trial version available.

How to track my girlfriend’s phone for free with KID control app

Kid Control app is a very useful app that allows you locate your girlfriend especially when she cannot or would not answer her phones. It supports a wide range of smart phones and smart wristwatches. Kid Control allows you to do a lot like receive her current location, and also trace her previous locations. The app tracks by GPS location and gives an exact location of the user, it also gives information concerning the internet connectivity status and battery life. Kid app also tracks the location via Wi-Fi,

How to install Kid Control:

You can check installation process on youtube video:

Or follow this tutorial:

  1. Visit the website https://www.kid-control.com and select the download option for your mobile platform (android or IOS) and then download the app.
  2. The app should install after download is complete and then you should follow the prompts to navigate the app and set your preferences. You can also invite other people to join in.

If you have a smart watch you want to track, you can also connect it and select the option to have it tracked.

The application is currently free, but a paid version will be available for users to upgrade to; the upgrade would offer more options that would enable you track more and receive SMS updates.

Let’s begin first install application on your your mobile phone.

Open browser and go top website:



After install open application


Application will make request for calls


Application will make request for location

Now just must register Kids Control application:


Enter your name, your email and password to create kidcontol account.


Now you have create kid control account. After login you will see your location on google map.


Now we will generate code for connecting  your girlfriend’s mobile phone to your account inside kids control application.


Select new user Child

Now you have received invitation code. You will enter invitation code inside your girlfriend’s mobile phone.

Now go to your girlfriend’s phone and repeat whole process of installation.

When you will get to option of registering kid-control account instead of register user enter invite code option.


Enter invitation code generated from you phone.


After entering invitation code inside your girlfriend’s mobile phone. Your girlfriends phone will be shown inside application map on your mobile phone. Now you can easily track your girlfriend location….

Another option of viewing your girlfriends location in inside web browser  please check youtube video where we explain how to view girlfriends location inside webbrowser.


How to track my girlfriend’s phone for free with GPS Phone Tracker

Tracking your girlfriend’s device is also possible using “GPS Phone Tracker” app on Android play store. It can be used to track your girlfriend’s location in real time. This app is offered by Family Safety Production which requires a memory capacity of 39mb (as at the time of this research)  and it requires an Android OS of Android  4.4 and above.  The application has over 10 million installations with thousands of positive reviews.

This application reviews the activities and information on your girlfriend’s device such as her browsing history, which apps are running and bookmarks. It also accesses the Calendar, Contacts, Location, Phone logs, Media files,  Camera, Wi-Fi connection information, Device ID and call information and it also receives data from the internet, all this are possible if the app is granted the required permission to access the the device.


How to download GPS Phone Tracker application

You can look how to install and configure application inside following video:

To download GPS Phone Tracking, open google play store on your android device and search for “GPS Phone Tracking”, click the install button and enjoy this handy, easy-to-use app that uses the latest GPS technology to help you track your girlfriend’s device activities.

It is free to install but there is a paid version if you wish to unlock other additional services.

First you must install application on your mobile phone (not on girlfriend’s) that you get code for your circle:





After install open application on your mobile phone:



Now enter phone number:

On your mobile phone you will receive sms verification code:

Now you must create password and enter you email address:


Now you must create circle to get code for your circle.


Now you will receive circle code. You must save circle code because you will enter circle code into your girlfriend’s mobile phone.


Now you must repeat whole installation process on your girlfriend’s phone (download application, install on mobile phone,register etc)

When you will get to circle step you must enter circle code from your phone.

If you go back to your mobile phone you will see your girlfriend’s phone inside your circle – on google maps:

For creating and joining your girlfriends mobile phone you can look the following youtube tutorial:




How to track my girlfriend’s phone for free with Google application

(You must know your girlfriend’s  gmail email and password to use this application)

Track your girlfriend’s android phone for free using  an app on google playstore called “Google Find My Device”. This app requires a memory capacity of 3.5mb and an android OS version of 4.0 and above, plus it has more than 500 thousand reviews and over 50 million downloads (as at the time of this research).

Tracking your girlfriend using your android device makes it easier to keep track of your girlfriend’s location and in a situation where the phone gets missing, you could easily track its location with this app. Google Find My Device has features such as

  • See the device location on a map and if the current device location is unavailable, the last known location would be displayed.
  • Play a sound at full volume even is the device is on silent which can be used to easily locate the device is missing.
  • You Can erase or lock the device with a custom message on the lock screen.
  • You can see the network and battery status of the device.

You can view your girlfriend location with application or you can view your girlfriend location inside web browser (check below).

View location of your girlfriend with google Play application

You can check youtube tutorial or check how to install application below:

Download and install the application on your phone. Go to google play: https://play.google.com


After installing the application, open it up and sign in using your girlfriend email address and password.

Don’t forget to allow find my device location.

Open up your personal device and search for “Find my device” and log into your girlfriend account using the details you used , you would see your girlfriend’s device that is connected to that account, you would check the current location of your girlfriend and you could also lock the device in situations where her device got stolen. If you don’t see location of your girlfriend phone you must wait until you girlfriend will turn on GPS and mobile data.



View girlfriend location inside web browser


You can track your girlfriend over web browser. Got to website: https://myaccount.google.com/find-your-phone?pli=1  if login box appears enter your girlfriend’s e-mail address and password.


Click on mobile phone now you can use locate function to see your girlfriend’s mobile phone on google maps.


Your girlfriends mobile phone on google maps:


How to track my girlfriend’s phone with iKeyMonitor application

iKeyMonitor application can be used to monitor your girlfriend’s SMS and messenger apps, it offers comprehensive tracking features such as call history log, call recording, SMS messages,  keystrokes, clipboard, websites visited, take screenshots, GPS tracking, Geo-fencing, you can have access to her multimedia files, phone information such as contacts, emails, calendar, phone control and the app is discreet and secure with easy remote control.

How to start

iKeyMonitor offers only one paid monthly plan for all devices which costs $49.99 to unlock all features.

There is a free trial version for 3 days and a 30-Day Money-back Guarantee is also included.

How to start using this application:

Go to website: https://ikeymonitor.com/

Select you phone OS system:


Enter your data user Id, Email

Now go to your email and check login credentials from ikeymonitor website.




Open this link with mobile phone of your girlfriend. It will be much easier to install application because you can directly download .apk – installation file on your girlfriend’s mobile phone.

Enter username and password:

Now you must install iKeyMonitor to  your girlfriend’s mobile phone

Choose the type of device of your girlfriend’s phone:


Because I have open login website directly on mobile phone of my girlfriend’s I will select first option (Download spy app directly on device and install it).

Download ikeyMonitor for Android

Open iKeyMonitor-Android.apk on girlfriend’s phone



After installing you must allow application iKeyMonitor to get all permission on your girlfriend’s mobile phone.


After allowing permission you must enter license key (you find license key in your email):

Now you must “Continue as User App (No root)”


Application will be opened now you must configure your girlfriend’s mobile phone to work with application.

Just select View the Guide button to view what you must configure on your mobile phone:



After application is configured you can complitly remove notification on girlfriend’s mobile phone (“You don’t want that your girlfriend’s will know that you install application on there mobile phone”).


Remove all notification inside application


After selecting Next button application will open check that “Monitoring status” is enabled.

Now restart your girlfriend’s mobile phone. After restart application is hidden in background you can’t find it.

If you want to reopen application you must dial number: #8888*


Application will be open now:


Now everything is configured on your girlfriend’s mobile phone. Now you can return mobile phone to you girlfriend 😉

How to check what your girlfriend is doing on mobile phone

After you return mobile phone to your girlfriend go to your computer or mobile phone and open website: https://ikeymonitor.com/ with you username and password (you have it on your email)


Now you can check inside your control panel what is happening on your girlfriend’s mobile phone. You can check call logs, sms, viber chats etc….



How to track my girlfriend’s phone with mspy application

Another reliable application to track your girlfriend is mSpy. You can use the mSpy application to monitor her calls, track text messages, read messages from messaging apps such as Whatsapp, Snapchat, iMessage, Facebook Messenger, Skype, Telegram, Hangouts, akin, Tinder, Line, Viber and Instagram. You can also track her location, control apps and programs, view multimedia files, monitor internet activities, read Emails, and access to her contacts and calendars.

Installing mSpy features has four product categories

  1. iPhone Without Jailbreak – This feature has three easy steps to follow-

A- Obtain your girlfriend’s iCloud credentials and physical access is required is iCloud backup is not activated on the monitored device or if 2-factor authentication is enabled.

B- Buy mSpy and choose no-jailbreak package option, after payment is complete, you will receive all further instructions in a welcome letter.

C- Install the software, log in to your control Panel and start tracking your girlfriend’s device activities.

  1. iPhone tracking – This feature has three simple process

A- Buy mSpy, select your suitable subscription and fill out the online form, immediately your payment is confirmed, you will be sent the easy installation instructions.

B- Download and install the application on your girlfriend’s device. It is advisable to jailbreak your phone to get access to all the advanced features.

C- Start monitoring your girlfriend’s phone by logging into your control Panel.

3-Android Monitoring- This feature has three simple procedures

A- Buy mSpy and fill out the order form, immediately your payments has been confirmed, installation process will be sent to your email.

B- Download and install mSpy on your girlfriend’s phone. Rooting the phone is required to access mSpy premium features

C- Log into your Control Panel and start tracking your girlfriend’s activities


mSpy Pricing Features

Basic plan (android and iOs)

1-Month Costs $29.99

Premium plan (android and iOs)

1-Month Plan Costs $69.99

3-Month Plan Costs $119.99

12-Month  Plan Costs $199.99

No-Jailbreak (iOS)

1-Month plan costs $69.99

3-Month plan costs $119.99

12-month plan costs $199.99

Android devices – mSpy is compatible with android 4+. Capturing instant messages on an android device only works on rooted devices. You will also physical access to your girlfriend’s device to install mSpy.

iOs devices – mSpy is compatible with iOS 7 – 8.4; 9.0 – 9.1. You will need physical access to your girlfriend’s jailbroken phone to complete installation.

iOS devices (no-jailbreak) – mSpy is compatible with any iOS version. You will need the iCloud credentials of your girlfriend’s device and physical access is required if iCloud backup isn’t activated or if 2-factor authentication is enabled.

It should be noted that demo account is also available.

Can I track my girlfriend’s phone?

Have you ever thought of the possibility of tracking your girlfriend’s phone? Yes, we know what you are thinking, but far from it, she could be truly in wrong hands you see 😉.  Well it’s indeed very possible to track your girlfriends’ phone if you have access to her phone and can install apps such as spy app, iKeyMonitor to mention but a few. Below are procedures to follow if you wish to track your girlfriend with varying apps without her knowledge.

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How to create screenshot on your Android mobile phone

Sometimes while surfing the internet, or a favorite social media platform, we come across interesting things that we may want to save for later. It could also be that we want to grab an information, or photo or even a video on our screen to save for future use. Whatever the reason, the screenshot feature of android phones is a welcome feature as most of us will testify.

On most Android phones you can create screenshot by pressing two buttons at the same time:

  • Power button and volume down

Example: on my Huawei mobile phone

Although screenshots are quite easy to create, the process varies from phone to phone, and yet, most android phone do not usually come with instructions regarding creating screenshots. While users may find it easy on one phone, they may find it tricky on another. Also, some users may be in search of new methods to create screenshots. If you are in need of this knowledge, sit back and let’s walk you through the process of creating a screenshot for a range of phones.

Inside this article you will find:

How to create screenshot on Samsung mobile phone

Samsung android mobile phones are nice phones which tend to differ in operation from other android phones in terms of creating screenshots.

We now take a look at how to create screenshots on three of Samsung’s consecutive flagship phones. There are four methods to be described here.

  1. How to take screenshots with the Power button + Home button.
  2. How to use the palm swipe feature.

Without using Print screen button

  1. To create screenshots using an app.
  2. Using Hey Google AI
  3. Using the Power button + Home button.

  • On Galaxy s5 mobile phone: Creating a screenshot on samsung Galaxy s5 is quite easy using the Power button + Home button. All you need do is to pull up the screen you want to screenshot and then hold down the Power button simultaneously with the Home button. You should hear a shutter sound if the device has not been silenced.
  • On the Galaxy s6 mobile phone: To create a screenshot, simply press the Power button and the Home button at the same time
  • On Samsung Edge mobile phones: Like the above, you simply hold down the Power button and the Home button together.

Note that, the Power button is located on the right side of the phone along the edge, while the Home button is located just below the screen. Also, due to some associated button functions, the trick of getting this is to hold the Power button slightly earlier than the Home button and you’ll get your screenshot.


Example: Home and Power button on Samsung Galaxy S5

  1. What is PALM swipe capture on Samsung mobile phone:  PALM swipe capture on Samsung mobile phone is a feature that exploits the motion sensor on the front of your device. First you must turn it on by going to settings, then enter the Motion and gestures option and then the Palm swipe to capture. I.E Settings —Motions and gestures — Palm swipe to capture. Once you are done, you then pull up the screen you want to capture and then swipe your palm from left to right or from right to left. You swipe the underside of your palm (I.e the flat) across the screen in either direction. This is tricky and can take a while to master, but once you do, it becomes easy.


How do you take screenshot without Printscreen button

You can also take a screenshot without using the home screen button. There are two ways to do this.

  • Using an application
  • Using Google assistant

How to take screenshot with the Screenshot Touch application for phone

The Screenshot touch app for android is a smart screen capture app that supports Android version 5.0 and above. It is a very useful app that does not require your phone to be rooted before it works. This app supports screenshot feature over three methods; you can either capture by touch of an icon in the notification area, or an overlay icon or just by shaking the device. After installing the app, there is a drop window from which you can select either of the above methods to make a screenshot.

There is also an awesome feature called Web page scroll capture that helps you capture whole sites even if they are not in the current display. This means you can capture everything in an entire browser window without having to scroll down.

To scroll capture, you can either copy the link of the page and paste in a web browser and then select Screenshot touch; or you can use the in-app browser by when you touch the globe icon in the settings page.

You can download application from your google Play on link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mdiwebma.screenshot

After you install application you must start capture monitoring service.

Click application

Click application


Start screen monitor service

Start screen monitor service


Take screenshot

Take screenshot

How to take screenshot with google assistant Hey Google

Google Assistant ” Hey Google” is an artificial intelligence feature that smartphone users can employ in a variety of ways. It is a very important feature that makes devices more user-friendly and intuitive. There are so many things an android user could do with a simple voice command such as set alarms, send money to friends and even check  movie schedules. So taking a screenshot with a voice command is definitely possible.

First tap and hold the home button below the screen and your Google assistant should come on or you can simply say “OK Google”, if it doesn’t, you will have to enable it from your settings. You can follow on-screen instructions to set up the voice commands so it can recognize your voice.

Once the Google assistant comes on and is set, tap the mic button by your right once and say ”take a screenshot”.

How to create screenshot on Huawei mobile phone

Huawei mobile phones have a feature that allows you take screenshots easily. The only thing you have to do is hold the Power button + Lower volume button at the same time.

To do this:

  1. Locate the screen you want to take a shot of
  2. Press the Power button + Lower Volume button
  3. A pop-up will appear showing that your screenshot has been taken. You will have some moments to select other options like share and edit before the pop-up disappears.

Latest Huawei devices have the scroll capture feature that allows users to take scrolling screenshots.

If your device can do this, all you need to is

  1. Take a normal screenshot (Power button + Lower Volume Button)
  2. When the pop-up appears, quickly tap on the screenshot option.
  3. Your phone will start taking screenshots until you stop it by tapping the screen. The scrollshot will then appear for further actions.


You can also employ the “Knuckle Smart Screenshot” by going to Settings, then Smart assistance and finally Motion Control, now under the Knuckle Gestures, turn on the  Smart Screenshot option.

The Knuckle Smart Screenshot enables you to take screenshots by tapping your knuckle lightly on your screen. To take a screenshot:

  1. Simply knock once on your screen and it will take a screenshot.
  2. Or you can knock once and then, without lifting your hand, draw a square or circle to take a screenshot of the selected area. This Knuckle Smart Screenshot method could be tricky if you have not mastered it.

Where do screenshots go? (How to find screenshot on mobile phone, where screenshots are saved)

 To locate your saved screenshots, simply open you gallery and click on the “Screenshots” folder. If you are unsure, you could also enter your file manager and locate your picture/photos folder, then locate the Screenshots folder within. If you are using an app to screenshot, it is usual for them to have the option of selecting a folder to which the screenshots will be saved. Navigate the app’s settings and select this folder. If you are still unsure, you can enter your File manager and begin a search, then begin to type “Screenshot” and pictures named screenshots will begin to show. Usually the path of the file will appear beneath.

Example of screenshots folder on my Huawei:

Point to Local ->  Internal storage -> Pictures -> Screenshots

How to transfer screenshots to computer with USB (\Internal storage\Pictures\Screenshots):

To transfer your screenshots to a computer over a USB, simply connect the USB to your phone and to the computer appropriately, make sure it is firm and not shaky.

Your phone should appear as a storage device on your computer. Now open the folder and navigate to Internal storage > Pictures > Screenshots and you will see the screenshots there.

Alternatively, you can navigate to any other folder where you selected the storage of the screenshots.

Once you locate them, you can select individual screenshots or “select all” if you want to transfer all. Once selected, right-click on your selection and click “Copy” or “Cut” depending on your preference.

Now navigate to the folder on your computer that you want to save the screenshots. Right click and select paste.

How do I edit screenshots on Android

Screenshots can be edited like any other photos on your android. Simply select the screenshot, enter options and select “Edit”.

Most screenshot apps also give the option for you to edit screenshots just after taking them, or later. You can also get other photo editing apps to use in editing your screenshots.

How to copy photos from phone to computer (A helpful guide with images)


How can you transfer photos from your mobile phone to a computer using a Universal Serial Bus (USB) cable,Google Drive app,Dropbox or google Photos? You might ask. You are definitely not alone, as many people seek such knowledge for a variety of reasons. Most often, it is because we want to keep a backup of those beautiful photos taken during the last trip to Iceland, or the Safari in South Africa safe in case we lose our phones. Other times, it could be because we intend to edit or even print these photos out.

For whatever the reason, transferring photos from a mobile phone to a computer is quite the surmountable task. Here are methods on how to effectively go about transferring your photos to your PC.


1. How to Transfer Photos from Mobile Phone to Computer Over USB

Method one: Direct copy

Step1: Make sure your mobile phone is well connected to the computer via the USB cable. It is better to place the phone on a firm and steady surface to avoid shaking and disrupting the process later, especially if your USB cable is weary with age. If you are using an android phone, you might need to switch on the USB Debug mode on your android device if your computer does not recognize or show the mobile phone. To do this, refer to your phone support.

Put USB cable to mobile phone

Put USB cable into mobile phone


Usb connected to computer


Mobile phone connected to computer over USB cable

Mobile phone connected to computer over USB cable

Be careful some USB cables are just for charging the phone not for data transfer. If your computer does not recognize your phone try with different USB  cable.


Usb cables just one is for data transfer

Usb cables just one is for data transfer

Step 2: If you are using Android mobile system you should set USB connected mode. After you connect mobile phone and computer with USB cable your mobile phone will show notification:

Set mobile phone to "FIles mode"

Set mobile phone to “FIles mode”


Step 3: The phone should show up as a storage drive or a device on your PC folder, depending on the version of your phone operating system.

Example: My computer/This PC:

New icon show inside my computer

New icon “Your mobile phone name” inside this PC on your computer

Step 4: locate the storage location (a memory card, or the phone’s primary storage) and locate the folder where the photos are stored. (Usually DCIM, or Camera in most android devices).

Internal storage

click inside DCIM folder

click inside DCIM folder


select Camera

select Camera


Step 4: Once you locate the folder, you can select the photos you would like to transfer by highlighting them, or you could simply select all if you intend to transfer all photos to your computer. Next, right click on the selected photos, and select “Copy”.

select and copy photos

select and copy photos

Step 5: Navigate to the location on your computer to which you intend to transfer the copied photos. Once you do so, right click and select paste.

Paste images to your computer

Paste images to your computer

Now you can sit back and watch the process go on.

Copy process begin


Note that it if you want to move your photos, it is safer for you to select “Copy” in step 4 instead of “Cut“, this is because sometimes, when you select “Cut” and the transfer process is interrupted before completion, the photos which were not transferred might get deleted from your mobile phone.

2. How to transfer photos from phone to Google Drive

You can transfer photos from your mobile phone to computer with Google Drive. First you must download Google Drive application to your mobile phone.

Go to Google Play: https://play.google.com/store


Search for Google Drive application:

Install google drive application

Search Google Drive application


Click install google Drive application.

Install google drive application on your mobile phone

Install google drive application on your mobile phone


After install find application on your mobile phone. On my phone Huawei I must click Google applications on my basic screen:

Inside Google application list find Google Drive Application and click on it:


After application is opened check if you are sign into google account.

Tab on account icon:



You will see which google account is used inside your google drive application. 


Now we will upload our first image. Slide account tab into left and click “Plus blue icon ” on your mobile phone.



Let’s upload images which you already have on your mobile phone. Tab Upload button and search for image on your phone.


Select image which you want to upload to Google drive.

Select image for upload to Google drive


Now upload to Google Drive begin.


Upload is finished when you see image inside your google Drive application.


Now go to your computer open browser and sign inside your gmail account.

Click Google Drive application:


Now Google Drive application will open. You can see image which you have upload from your mobile phone. If you click on your image with right mouse button you will get drop down menu. If you want to download image to your computer click “Download button”.

After that image is transferred to your computer.

3. How to transfer photos from phone to Dropbox

Dropbox is simply a cloud storage and file synchronization service which enables users store their files on the cloud servers. Cloud storage applications like Dropbox are indeed extremely efficient thanks to technological advancements in the areas o cloud technology and visualization. Most users would normally use the Dropbox application as an option to saving files that they’d rather not risk being deleted or corrupted.

Storing your files on Dropbox, allows you the same access as it ordinarily would in the event of a localized file storage situation (i.e. storing your files on your phone’s memory). Except, you may need an up to par internet connection to ensure a seamless data transfer process between Dropbox servers and your device.

Other advantages of storing footage on Dropbox include the ability to share specific files and folders with select individuals, as well as the issues associated with risk mitigation, in that you have now shared the risk associated with loosing this data with a third party.

Despite the advantages of using Dropbox applications, many individuals remain oblivious of the need and ease of use with regards a Dropbox account.

Hence, we’ll provide the most basic steps to take in a bid to create a Dropbox account, install the application on your mobile device to ensure easy access wherever and whenever, the steps involved in uploading and downloading pictures from your Dropbox account respectively:

How to create a Dropbox account

  • Open your website and go to: https://www.dropbox.com/
  • Click the sign on button.
  • Type in your forename, last name, e-mail address, and a countersign for your account. Your e-mail address and countersign are going to be your account credentials to log in.
  • Click the “I conform to Dropbox Terms” checkbox.
  • And select “Create Account”

  • After sign up don’t forget to confirm your Dropbox account.
  • Go to your email and click url:


How to install Dropbox on your mobile phone

  • Install Dropbox on your mobile phone

  • Sign into your dropBox account

Now Dropbox will offer you two option. You can select Free option for 30 days after 30 days the price will be 8.25€/month (Dropbox pricing)

For this tutorial I select Continue with basic (2 GB option)


Now Dropbox application will open:


If you want to upload image tab “Plus icon”:

Tab on Upload photos or videos


Search for photos you want to upload to Dropbox


Tab the image you want to upload to Dropbox


Dropbox is validating image:

Image is uploading to Dropbox:

Image is successfully uploaded to Dropbox:


Now you can download images from Dropbox to your computer.

Open browser on your computer and go to website: https://www.dropbox.com/login

Enter login credentials for your Dropbox account:


Inside you Dropbox account you can download your image to computer:


4. How to upload images from your mobile phone with google Photos

Google Photos is the Google default application for photos in Android and it allows you to back up your photos and videos on the Google servers very easily. You can use the Google “Back up & Sync” service which allows you to save your photos into Google Photos Library and you can also set the privacy for your pictures so that no one could access them. You can also add a partner account where you can share the collection with your partner.

The best thing about this service is that it regularly synchronize the photos. For example, if you edit the photo on your smartphone, you will find the same changes in the picture stored in Google Photos Library.

How to start using google Photos on your smartphone?

The first thing you need to do is to enable the Google “Back up & sync” service on so that it could transfer the photos to the Google Photos Library. You can follow these steps to enable it.

Open Google Photos application on your android phone:



If you want to add photos to Google photos you must enable Backup & sync inside application Settings:


Select your google account and turn on Back up & sync option:  

Once you complete these steps, your photos will start to upload on the Google Photos.  Every picture which will be taken with you mobile phone will be automatically added to you google Photo.


Picture taken from your mobile phone will automatically be uploaded into google Photo service:

If you want you can manual upload images to google Photos:

Go to you image gallery and open your image select Share and Upload to Photos:

Upload of images is completed now you can see your image inside google Photo application:


Now let’s open google Photos on your computer and download image to your computer.

Open your browser and go to website: https://photos.google.com/u/3/

Sign into your google account:

Open google Photo from you account:

Now you can see all images from your mobile phone:

If you want to download image. Click on image. Image will go to full screen. Now click on image and select: Save image as…