Thursday, September 15, 2011

Extract or retrieve text from picture


Sometimes we face this problem. There is a good quotation or good story in a photo. You want to collect that quotation or collect that story or use post that story in other site. But you can not copy and paste that text from the photo. So what you will do? start typing that, opening two windows, MS word in one and that photo in anther? And just shuffle and shuffle between two windows?

No need. There is a good way. On online, there are free services that are giving you this opportunity to extract all the text from that photo. No need to download and install any software. Just matters of few mins.

Free OCR is one of them what you are searching for. It is a free online OCR (Optical Character Recognition) tool. You can use this service to extract text from any image you supply.

This service is free, no registration necessary. We also do not need your email address.

Just upload your image files. Free-OCR takes either a JPG, GIF, TIFF BMP or PDF (only first page).

The only restriction is that the 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.

Free-OCR can handle images with multi-column text and also supports more languages: Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.

So enjoy extracting or retrieving  your desired text from photo.

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