Online OCR – we very much like this handy free Optical Character Recognition service

Online OCR - handy free Optical Character Recognition service

If you’ve got a scanned document and need to convert it to text ina hurry, then the online OCR service looks to be a great tool.

The service can extract text from image files (JPG, JPEG, BMP, TIFF, GIF) and converting documents is a cinch:  just click the ‘choose file’ button and point it to the file you want scanned (note that files can’t be bigger than 4MB).

Online OCR - handy free Optical Character Recognition service

Then click the ‘upload’ button to the right and wait a few moments while it does its magic.

The recognised text will then appear in the window below, with the option to exportthe data in editable Word, Text, Excel, PDF, and HTML output formats. Converted documents look exactly like the original – tables, columns and graphics.

OnlineOCR.net is a free service in a “Guest mode” (without registration) and you can convert up to 15 images per hour.

http://www.onlineocr.net/

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