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OCRTerminal is an online Optical Character Recognition (OCR) scan to text converter that lets you convert scanned documents to text. It tries to preserve the original layout and formatting of the documents as much as possible. Service is free (requires sign up though) and allows you to process up to 30 scanned (JPG, GIF, BMP, TIF) images per day.

Sign up to get started. First upload an image file and then click on “YES” to begin the processing. When done download the converted file in multiple text formats (TXT, DOC, RTF).

Service also lets you convert PDF files into Word.

convert scanned images to text

Features:

  • Online scan to text converter.
  • Convert from JPG, GIF, BMP, TIF image formats into TXT, DOC, RTF text documents.
  • Convert from PDF into Word.
  • Convert free up to 30 images per day.
  • Similar websites: Comombo, Qipit and Scanr.

Check out OCT Terminal @ www.ocrterminal.com

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  1. klu9
    November 4, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    I love OCRTerminal!

    For an urgent translation job, I needed to OCR a 3mb PDF with text in Spanish, and with pictures. While I investigated the free online and install options, my girlfriend took it work to see if any PCs there had OCR software.

    After trying the free options, which either failed spectacularly, would not work with Spanish or wouldn't accept the file size, I started working with the file my gf made at her office (some software that came with a scanner).

    It had a lot of errors, especially with accents. But then I got an email from OCRTerminal saying the job was completed. I downloaded and it was practically flawless. It had only one percent of the errors of the other.

    Yes I had to wait 18 hours before I got it (so the opposite of instant) but it was *excellent* quality.

  2. venkat
    April 27, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    The sadest part is we have to sign up,ans the last time I tried this service then it was down.

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