How to Extract Text from Images (OCR)?
Sometimes we need to get the text out of photos or scanned documents for further editing and use. There you can use OCR software which is available for free - Free OCR to Word is a pretty straight forward and no fuss application that extracts the text from images or photos taken from digital cameras or Smartphones.
Launch Free OCR to Word and click
"Open..." to select the image file containing
text (The program supports image file formats like PNG, PSD,
ICO, JPG, JPEG, TIFF, etc.) and it will display in the image
window. Click "Fit Image", "Fit Width", "Enlarge" and
"Reduce" to adjust the image to the right size. If
needed, click "Rotate ACW" or "Rotate
CW" to correct it to the up-right position. Drag your
mouse to select the part of the image which contains the text you want to extract. If you want to extract all text, just
zoom in as much as possible.
Click "OCR" to extract
the text from the selection. The extracted text will display
in the text window in several seconds. Click the text
window and you can find some documents tools on the
top. "Clear Text Window" is to delete all of
the text and there is "Remove Line Breaks"
button for easier editing. You can also click "Copy
all Texts to Clipboard" to copy text in order to place
it into the application of your choice.
Click "Save Text" to
save the extracted text as *.txt in the output folder with the
filename specified. (To output the text as Word document, click
"Export Text into Microsoft Word" and save
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