OnSong Manual


Images are viewed using the web-based image viewer in OnSong and are very limited due to the file format. They are displayed "as-is" in OnSong and can't be edited, formatted, or participate in low light mode.

You can extract the text of an image file within OnSong using the Song Editor and tapping on the Extract Text button in the Conversion Toolbar that appears before the on-screen keyboard is revealed. OnSong will process the file using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and the result will most likely end with text. You will then need to to review and tweak the text into a file format that OnSong understands.

You will likely find issues with the resulting text depending on the quality of the image. For instance, if you attempt to extract text from a photo of a beautiful sunset, you will be sorely disappointed. But if you extract text from a good image of a text document from a scanner, you will have decent results. You will want to check the spacing of chords since that may be lost during the OCR process. You can make changes to the text-based document after extraction using the Song Editor.

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