Free-ORC: Extract Text From Image Files

Affiliate Disclosure: By buying the products we recommend, you help keep the site alive. Read more.


Free-ORC is web application that can recognize and extract text from image file such as scanned documents, photographs or digital camera captured pictures. Extracted text will be presented as plain text.

The application currently supports a PDF, JPG, GIF, TIFF, BMP or PNG files and can recognize 6 languages (English, German, french, Italian, Dutch and Spanish).

extract text from image file

Free-ORC is completely free and the only restrictions are:

– input images must not be larger than 2MB,
– not wider or higher than 5000 pixels and
– at most 10 image uploads per hour.


Check out Free-ORC @

Whatsapp Pinterest

Enjoyed this article? Stay informed by joining our newsletter!

Enter your Email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. tarek
    December 4, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Thanks a lot, is it possible to receive the text in .xls Format?