Photo Translator

Photo Translator


(2 stars)


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10,000 - 50,000 downloads

  • Good idea
  • Ease of use
  • Takes too long to translate
  • Accuracy should be enhanced
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Expert's Review

"Translating from your Android camera"

Reviewed by / Sep 26, 2012

Photo Translator is a simple app that allows you to translate any word captured with your camera

Actually, Photo Translator allows users to translate captured words by two different ways: from gallery pictures or from the camera. First off, users have to choose the languages. This full version comes with more than 25 languages. Second, choose the way the word is going to be captured and wait a few second to get it translated.

Photo Translator is inspired by a good idea. However, the app needs to be enhanced in some regards. On the one hand, it takes too long to translate the word. On the other hand, sometimes it doesn't recognize the word. From my point of view, this two points are basic to make it really usable.

This doesn't mean that the app doesn't work at all: the app works pretty good but should be enhanced in this regard. I wish developer will focused on this issue since the idea behind the app is really good.

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Developer's original description available here
Take a picture from your phone camera and translate it directly to any language.

Please take a picture of a black text on a white background, otherwise it won't work.

The app will recognize the text from your picture and translate it automatically. You can use this program in restaurants, airports, train stations, buses, etc. This application supports the following languages : Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Danish, German, Greek, English, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovakian, Spanish, Serbian, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.

Recently changed in this version

- Fix camera and album issues on Android 4.1+

- Less permission required

- Language list after translation
- Photo from album

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Comments and ratings for Photo Translator
  • (32)

    by ron rutherford on 03/06/2014


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    by Gary Hughes on 21/05/2014

    Would not recognize any text I photographed.

  • (32)

    by Bonnie Obrecht on 13/05/2014

    Completely mistranslates. Doesn't even recognize the Japanese characters

  • (32)

    by Jim Morris on 13/05/2014

    So I bought it because it worked the first couple times and after that it hasn't worked since with the constant error of file not found. Buyer beware of the program not doing anything just wasted money.

  • (32)

    by Muzikayise Bullet Smiley Buthelezi on 04/05/2014

    I bought the app so I could translate instructions that I got with a desk, I recently purchased. Tried several times and the app couldn't even extract the contents of the instructions properly.

  • (32)

    by brent morris on 07/04/2014

    This app can't do Chinese.

  • (32)

    by todd j Ivers on 25/02/2014

    I paid for it and it NEVER works

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