OCR (Optical Character Recognition) is technology that recognize and convert your images in to text file, it can be newspaper or any image file that contain text in it.OCR (Optical Character Recognition) helps you to convert it into text that can be edited or modified afterwards.For converting image to texts with OCR (Optical Character Recognition) Software or online tool, it is not necessary that the documents should be scanned but it is necessarily that the document must be of soft copy,Printed books or digital photographs.
If you buy new scanner, OCR software comes along with your bought scanner but if you have not scanner than you can download online OCR software or use online tool to convert your images in to text.If you have just captured an image from your mobile cell phone of any book, you can try OCR software to convert that images in to text.Here are some of the best online OCR tools that may helps you to convert your images in to text file.
As the name suggests, it helps you to convert your image files in to text file.You can input almost all image files like PDF, GIF, BMP, JPEG, TIFF or PNG & convert it in to any readable formats like PDF(*.pdf), Microsoft Documents(*.doc), Text documents(*.txt) & RTF Documents(*.rtf) as an output file.All you need to do on this website is just select the file location from your hard drive.In second step choose output file format and in third step click on convert button.You have done!!
Abbyy FineReader is the online web-based utility that helps you to convert your image files in to corresponding office documents instantly.Its character recognition accuracy is quite good that other online utility.Unlike other online OCR utility, Abbyy FineReader can not just recognize Latin characters but it can also helps you to deal with multilingual documents & convert your images in to corresponding multiple languages.Free account with Abbyy FineReader will allows you only to convert a handful imges to text but you need to pay $3 for 10 pages for extra conversation.
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Another good utility to convert multilingual images in to respective texts.The use of this website is very easy, just choose image location from your computer or paste image location in to image URL box & choose the language in which the document is already written.By clicking on preview button,your image will be loaded on that website and than you can manually choose which parts of image you wish to convert & click on OCR, your image will be converted in text at the bottom.
It can extract text from image as an input(JPG, JPEG, BMP, TIFF, GIF) and convert into various editable Word, Text, Excel, PDF, Html output formats.It can supports up to 32 language recognize and choose file size up to 4 mb.It is cloud based online OCR service & it also allows you to convert multiple images into text file at one click, if you are uploading all image in to one zip folder.Similar to Abbyy FineReader, it also allows you to convert a limited number of images in to documents & than you have to pay $4/50 pages conversation.
Free-OCR.com is a free web-based OCR (Optical Character Recognition) service that can helps you to extract text from any images.You can upload maximum file size up to 2 MB & input files supports are JPG, GIF, TIFF BMP or PDF.The website also supports multi-column text and also supports multiple language.