If you need to convert the graphic files to the text file, and do not have the necessary software utility on hand, you can always use the free online Optical Character Recognition software for the same purposes. It will help you to extract text from PDF and images (JPG, BMP, TIFF, GIF) and convert into editable Word, Excel and Text output formats, saving time and efforts.
You can use OCR service without any software files being installed on your computer or mobile device. Recognize text and characters from PDF scanned documents (including multipage files), photographs and digital camera captured images.
Convert text and Images from your scanned PDF document into the editable DOC format. Converted documents look exactly like the original - tables, columns and graphics.
There are two operational modes, offered by the developers: Guest Mode and Standard Mode. Both modes are free to use, but the Standard Mode requires registration and the logins. In a "Guest mode" (without registration) you can convert up to 15 images per hour. Registration will give you better ability to convert multipage PDF documents and other features.
OnlineOCR.net supports 46 recognition languages: English; Afrikaans; Albanian; Basque; Brazilian; Bulgarian; Byelorussian; Catalan; Chinese Simplified; Chinese Traditional; Croatian; Czech; Danish; Dutch; Esperanto; Estonian; Finnish; French; Galician; German; Greek; Hungarian; Icelandic; Indonesian; Italian; Japanese; Korean; Latin; Latvian; Lithuanian; Macedonian; Malay; Moldavian; Norwegian; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian; Russian; Serbian; Slovak; Slovenian; Spanish; Swedish; Tagalog; Turkish; Ukrainian.
Supported input formats
Service can handle the following image formats:
* PDF (All types of PDF files including multi-page PDFs)
* TIF/TIFF (Multipage TIFFs supported)
* ZIP files containing the above types of files can also be uploaded.
Image quality is one of the most important factors that improve quality of recognition. A resolution of 200-400 DPI for input images is best for recognition.
Maximum input file size: 100 MB
Supported output formats
Service gives you the possibility to convert recognized text into 5 output formats:
* Adobe PDF document
* Microsoft Word document
* Microsoft Excel document
* RTF document
* Text Plain