How To Easily Convert Images Into Text Documents Online

Correcting mistakes on printed documents can become a tedious task if you do not have its digital copy. First you will need to make a digital copy by typing up the entire document in a text editor, and then editing it according to your needs. Thankfully however OCR technology allows us to recognize text from digital images and auto-create text files from them.

One website that conveniently lets you use OCR technology is “Online OCR.”

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Online OCR is a free to use website that lets you upload a digital image of any document; text in the uploaded image is then recognized and converted to a text file in the format you choose; you can choose the output to be PDF, XLS, HTML, DOC, RTF, or TXT format.

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There are optional checkboxes that can be useful according to the type of image you are uploading.

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If you want to upload more than one image, you can do so by compressing them in a singular ZIP archive. The maximum file size of the image(s) you upload cannot exceed 30 MB.

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Once your image is uploaded, you can have it analyzed and converted to the text document; the text document can then be easily downloaded. If you are using Online OCR’s free package, you can make only 5 image-to-text conversions per account. The paid version offers more conversions.

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Normally OCR applications do not do a good enough job of keeping the text’s format intact. However with Online OCR you will find that the text’s format – indentation, font type, lining, etc. – will be exactly as in the image.

Check out “Online OCR

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