Best Free OCR Services For Converting Scan text in Editable Format


Lots of time we get images with beautiful quotes on it and we wish to copy that, however our copy paste expertise having limitation to copy text from the image so finally either we end up with storing entire image or open notepad and type that quotes or message ,I gavethis example because I use to get lot of forwarded email from friends. Many times we want to convert our some of printed document in softcopy to enhance or edit in that case either we start typing the content or scan and keep it for future references.
Let me write two line about OCR (Optical Character Recognition) for who comes to know this jargon recently, OCR is the process by which electronically scan image can be converted to editable text format. Indeed this is the only way available to address above problem .here is the list of most popular four online OCR service which help us to convert scan documents in editable format.

I am ranking sites and service based on some of the criteria like user interface ,login account required ,type of format supported ,maximum size of file that we can upload, supported out put format, and usual time taken for converting same documents. Objective behind this post is only share useful information with user who are in search of OCR information without promoting/demoting individual sites reputation or commercial benefits.Since we are looking here for free OCR services and more benefits lets start with ascending order

 NewOCR(www.newocr.com) : This is first in the list with support of maximum file size and simple   interface.
  1) Registration : No Registration Required for OCR service.
  2) Interface pages : Single ,simple and easy interface page.
  3) Input Format support : JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, multipage TIFF,PDF
  4) Maximum File Size : 5MB
  5) Output Format : DOC ,TXT

Free Online OCR(www.free-ocr.com)
 1) Registration : No Registration Required for OCR service
 2) Interface pages: Single ,simple and easy interface page.
 3) Input Format support : JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, multipage TIFF,PDF
 4) Maximum File Size : 2MB
 5) Output Format : DOC ,TXT

Online OCR(www.onlineocr.net)
 1) Registration : No Registration Required for OCR service
 2) Interface pages: Single ,simple and easy interface page.
 3) Input Format support : JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, multipage TIFF,PDF
 4) Maximum File Size : 1MB
 5) Output Format : PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Rtf, Html, Txt

OCR terminal(www.ocrterminal.com) : This OCR service allows to convert 20 Pages every month. If you need to use on more frequent basis need to subscribe for paid feature which includes development supports.
 1) Registration : Registration and verification are required before using OCR service.
 2) Interface pages: Few more clicks required to get the output.
 3) Input Format support : JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, multipage TIFF,PDF
 4) Maximum File Size : NA
 5) Output Format : PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Rtf, Html, Txt

By : Dharmesh Patel

1 comments:

I think this is a pretty good article which describes the differences between the leading OCR software: http://ocrworld.com/software/5-in-depth/149-top-ocr-software.html

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