Is text within image searchable?

Hi all,


i inserted screenshots of an Document within a page and I am asking myself, if the text within this image is searchable (as in Microsoft OneNote for Example)



Best regards,



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Stephen Deutsch Community Champion Jan 22, 2018

Hi Eric,

There was a feature request for this: CONFSERVER-34294, but unfortunately it was closed. You might consider leaving a comment/voting for this issue, because if there is enough interest, Atlassian might consider implementing it and/or a plugin author might implement something.

thx, i can not vote (it is disabled) but left a comment!

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Bill Bailey Community Champion Jan 22, 2018

What is the source of the image? And what format are you saving the image when you attach it to a Confluence page?

If you create "images" as PDFs, then that text would be searchable.

Usally i am using the Shortcut Win+shift+s (One Note Shortcut for screenshots) and I send it directly to  my clipboard. Then I paste it in Confluence using strg+v -> so it is a png.file.


When using Greenshot, it is a png file as well.


Creating a pdf is a nice idea, I did not think about that .... it will take some extra cklicks (about 30s - 1 min more per Screenshot) so if you have time ..... it would work ....or is there a fast way?

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