Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Free Online OCR (Optical Character Recognition) tool

In case you need to quickly recognize a text from an image file and don’t have ABBYY FineReader installed, there is an online analogue. Moreover, it is completely free. It is called Free OCR and is located here: http://www.free-ocr.com/

One thing made me laugh: they have to use Captcha technology to protect the website from spammers who used it for captcha breaking! This argument is enough to prove the service efficiency. =)

Hope this service will be helpful to someone as it was to me.

6 comments:

  1. Last week I purchased SmartOCR and I sincerely recommend it to anyone looking for accurate OCR for a low price: http://smartocr.com

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  2. When speaking about paid versions of OCR programs, then FineReader is the best choice. Its Express version costs only $99 http://www.abbyyusa.com/shop/finereader/ex

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  3. A free OCR program sounds nice and spares you from its paid counterparts. OCR is a fine tool you could use to convert printed papers into computerized copies.

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  4. With that, you could easily store them in a DMS for security and contingency.

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  5. What's the catch? People actually pay for decaptcha services, and you say this one is for free?

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  6. I find another free online ocr, supports 40+ languages, can convert image to plain txt file and searchable pdf document.

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