I sometimes get text embedded in images that I have to translate. I tried various utilities to replace the captions in such images by translated text in English, including the excellent freeware, Irfan View.
I finally stumbled upon FastStone Capture for Windows and plan to stick to it, unless you come up with something better than this one!
Although a neat image capturing utility, I found its editing functions to be excellent. Images speak more than a thousand words - so I give you two images. One, the original image with Japanese text and the other replaced with various kinds of English text (with colored box, background and so on).
For instance, see the location where I have inserted Voltage. The software allows you to cover up the Japanese and type in the translation in a colored (red) box.
Next, see the caption "Current." You can replace the border by a different color have a shaded border (the caption for the image below "Current"), use a transparent box so that the Japanese text can be seen through along with the translated text.
The image capturing ability of the software is also excellent. You can even capture a scrolling window. Nothing to beat the price too.
Do you know of a freeware better than this utility? I'll be happy to hear from you.
Have a wonderful weekend!