I have lots of images that contains several texts in SharePoint Online such as follows:

enter image description here

Now, I have a form where I will enter the search text such as "brown".

I want this image in search result.

Is it possible? If yes then How can I do this?

I am ready for any custom solution.


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Text search of images is only supported in 3 cases that I can think of.

  1. Use a supported image type like TIF. IIRC TIF images are recognized.
  2. Perform OCR yourself on the image prior to uploading the image. Embed the Text in the image metadata.
  3. Apply metadata to the image in a list/library column. In your example above, you could upload the image and have a separate column that contains the text.

Also, apps such as OneNote natively index recognizable text and handwriting. In case that may be a solution.

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