How To : Convert Image to Text
To convert an image into a text document you need OCR (Optical Character Recognition) tool. Currently, the OCR tools can be found on the internet, so you can do the conversion via the website. I have tried two tools, Google Docs and Free OCR, both of them were able to convert the image to text with good results.
How to convert the image to text :
I used this image in this test.
1. Free OCR
Free OCR is a free tool, you don’t need to register. Just go to the website, upload your image and get the text.
File types : PDF, JPG, GIF, TIFF and BMP.
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2. Google Docs
Google Docs is also a free tool, but you need a Google account.
Login to your Google Docs, upload your image. Go to your folder, select the image file, ‘More actions’->’Export’.
Welcome to Free OCR
FreeOCR.cnrn is a free online OCR (Optical Character Recognition) tool. You can use this service lo exlrac1 text from any image you supply, This service is free, no registration necessary We also do not need your email address. Just upload your image files. Free-OCR lakes either a JPG, GIF, TIFF BMP nr PDF (only first page).
The only restriciion that the images must not be larger than 2MB. no wider or higher than 5000 pixels and there is a Iimil of ‘I0 image uploads per hour.
Free-OCR can handle images with multi«co|umn text and also supports more languages: Bulgarian. Catalan, Czech, Danish. Dutch, English, Finnish, French. German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian. Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish. Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak. Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog. Turkish, Ukra|n|an. Vietnamese.