If you ae looking for some of the best website or web apps which helps to extract text from images, then article is not your cup tea, but I guarantee it to be a cup of coffee.
Whenever there is a need for a particular text from a certain image, you normally have to type in the whole text. Let we take an example, Sometimes making assignment become difficult because you have to type all the content and information yourself and that happen because the data which we got is not in the form of text but or available in the form of images, like pdf files. Now if it’s about typing 2 or 3 lines then its ok but what if you have to type some main paragraphs from pdf files. I’m sure this will make you sick lots of time.
But not to worry anymore, because with the help of OCR software, you can easily extract text from images and scanned pages. OCR Software means Optical character recognition, is the mechanical or electronic conversion of scanned images of handwritten, typewritten or printed text into machine-encoded text.
Lets cut this chat here and come to a point on which this whole article i.e. A free online tool to extract text from images. For this we shorted listed some of the best web services available over to put in this list. And here the first one come:
Free-OCR.com is a free online OCR (Optical Character Recognition) tool. You can use this service to extract text from any image you supply. There is no need for any registration for using this service. All you have to do is just upload your image files. Free-OCR takes either a JPG, GIF, TIFF BMP or PDF. Some of the restriction which you are going to face are images must not be larger than 2MB, no wider or higher than 5000 pixels and there is a limit of 10 image uploads per hour.
i2 OCR is another amazing online tool about which I’m talking here using this free OCR service you can convert scanned document images, faxes, or screenshots into editable text documents . One of the best features of i2OCR is that it supports several input image formats including TIF, JPEG, BMP, PNG, PBM, GIF, PGM, PPM.
This is another cool web tool using which you can recognize text and characters from PDF scanned documents (including multipage files), photographs and digital camera captured images. One thing which I really like about this tool is you don’t need installation on your computer. It support supports 32 recognition languages. One thing thing in guest mode you can convert 15 images per hour
An amazing cool website which convert scanned images into editable text. Free Online OCR is a free service that allows you to easily convert scanned documents, faxes, screenshots and photos into editable and searchable text, such as DOC, TXT or PDF.
CR Online is an advanced web-based optical character recognition (OCR) application capable of turning scanned paper documents and digital photographs into text files that you can edit and search for text.
NewOCR.com is a free online OCR (Optical Character Recognition) service, can analyze the text in any image file that you upload, and then convert the text from the image into text that you can easily edit on your computer.
To-Text Converter is a solution, which allows you to convert images containing written characters to text documents with no need for any software installation.
Like above mentioned OCR web services OCR extract, is solution for you to extract text from images. OCRextrACT supports PDF, TIFF, PNG, JPG, BMP and PBM as input files. The size of the uploaded file is limited to 5MB. Multipage formats like TIFF or PDF are supported.
Its another online image recognition and conversion to editable documents. FineReader Online lets you convert files in any of the following image formats BMP, PCX, DCX, JPEG/JPEG 2000, PNG, TIFF/TIF (including multi-page files), GIF and DjVu. It supports 42 languages as of today.
10. Google Docs
You can also extract text from an image using Google Docs with the help of its built in OCR capabilities. Simply use Google Docs to “Convert text from PDF or image files to Google Docs documents” box before hitting the “Start upload” button. But, file size limits are a bit stingy at just 2MB.