How to use PDNob Image Translator

Part 1. Download and Installation

1. Download and Installation

You can go to our official page to download the software, or simply click on the 100% safe download button below to download PDNob Image Translator.

If you're a Windows user, you can skip the next step and click here to jump to Part 2.

2. Start and Give Permission (For Mac users)

  • STEP1: In the launchpad, click the icon to open the program.
  • launchpad
  • STEP2: Click to open [System Preferences] > [Security & Privacy] > [Privacy] > [Screen Recording ] > give the permission to PDNob Image Translator.
  • system preference
  • STEP3: Check and restart PDNob Image Translator.
  • security privacy

Now, you can copy image or PDF text on the Mac anytime you want.

Part 2. Screen OCR and translate

1. Basic OCR

  • STEP1: Screen Capture
  • For Windows users, use shortcut key [LeftCtrl+LeftAlt+Z]. For Mac users, use the shortcut key [Command+1] to run the screenshot function. Then hold down the left mouse button and drag the mouse to select the text capture area.

    Step 1
  • STEP2: Recognize
  • When the image OCR recognition is finished, you can check the text on the popup box. The OCR content supports editing and copying.

    Step 2
  • STEP3: Translate
  • You can click the Translate icon to translate the OCR content if needed. The translation result supports editing and copying.

    Step 3

2. Batch OCR

  • STEP1: Batch import
  • Method 1. Right-click the program icon in the tray area and select "Import Images" to add more than one image to the program.
    Method 2. Right-click the program icon in the tray area and select "Batch OCR". Then use shortcut key ( [Command+1] for mac users and [LeftCtrl+LeftAlt+Z] for win users) to screen capture more than one image.

  • STEP2: Recognize
  • When the image OCR recognition is finished, you can check the text on the right side of the program. The OCR content supports editing and copying. You can export the OCR result in txt, doc, or Docx format.

  • STEP3: Translate
  • Click the Translate icon to jump to Google Translate. The OCR result will be automatically filled in.

Part 3: Settings

Click on “Settings”, and there are two options for you to set.

(1) Universal

"Launch at Startup" and "Copy recognition result to clipboard" are checked by default. You can tick the rest of the options according to your needs.

The program also supports customizing "Programming language", "Detect language" and "Translate language".

When clicking the “Close” button, all settings take effect immediately once modified.

general setting

(2) Hotkeys

The default screenshot shortcut key is LeftCtrl+LeftAlt+Z for Windows and Commond+1 for Mac.

The shortcut key setting supports up to three key combinations, for example: "Ctrl + Alt +Z".

When you click the close button, all settings take effect immediately once modified.

hotkey setting