Free Online OCR: convert images, documents to text

hebrewImagine you get an image with Chinese in it and want to understand what it means and you can’t read Chinese. The solution is OCR recognition to get the original text, then translate it to English or some other language you know. The apps which can do that are mostly commercial. We found an online solution that simplifies the process: Free Online OCR. It is powerful, supports many languages and extracts quite accurate text. Features:

  • Supports many formats: JPEG, JFIF, PNG, GIF, BMP, PBM, PGM, PPM, PCX, Unix compress, bzip2, bzip, gzip, TIFF, PDF, DjVu, DOCX, ODT files with images, multiple images in ZIP archive.
  • 58 recognition languages support
  • Keeps your data safe and secure (all your files will be removed from the server)
  • Based on the Tesseract OCR engine
  • Page layout analysis (multi-column text recognition)
  • Selection of area on page for OCR
  • Page rotation: clockwise/counterclockwise 90°, 180°
  • Different ways to display and process the resulting text: download as text, DOC, PDF, edit in Google Docs, Translate using Google Translate or Bing, Publish online, copy to clipboard.
  • Supports even poorly scanned and photographed pages or low resolution images

Webpage: Free Online OCR

[Courtesy: Jester Raiin]

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