How to get text in editable format from scanned documents, pdfs, images etc.. Ofcourse many of us knows about OCR (Optical Character Recognition) softwares like Fine Reader which converts the text into editable text format. But somestimes If we don’t have OCR softwares, licenses then what to do..?
Read about the following five online OCR services which are very useful for you in grabbing the text from scanned documents.
1.www.onlineocr.net recognize text and characters from PDF scanned documents (including multipage files), photographs and digital camera captured images. Free Online OCR service supports upto 32 languages. You can upload upto maximum 4mb file here.
2.www.newocr.com uses 3 OCR engines Tesseract, Cuneiform and Ocrad. It supports multicolumn , unlimited uploads without registration for 40 languages(Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Cherokee, Danish, Estonian, German, Greek, English, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Serbian, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese).
3.www.i2ocr.com supports multi-column documents in 33 languages. You can upload TIF, JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF, PBM, PGM, PPM files. No Registration is required. You can upload unlimited files for OCR conversion.
4.www.free-ocr.com also supports multi column documents. It can support upto 30 languages. The images to be uploaded must not be larger than 2mb and higher than 5000 pixels.
5. www.free-online-ocr.com can convert your image or PDF file to Word (.doc), PDF , RTF, Text document. Automatically rotates images, Keeps the layout and format as it is.
Using all the above web services is also easy. Just upload and get the output. I hope these all services will be useful for you when you are in need.