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Top 10 Free OCR Readers to Handle Scanned Files

How to read scanned PDF, images and file? OCR Reader is needed. This article introduces 7 free online OCR readers to help you read scanned files

Elise Williams
Published: May 14,2015 9:25 am / Updated: Aug 03,2015 15:52 pm

OCR (Optical Character Recognition) is the technology to convert image into text. Here the image does not stand for any images, like wallpapers. It refers to these images that scanned from text-books, magazines or any text-based files, usually saved as PDF. OCR is able to extracts text from these images. Here we're going to introduce 10 free OCR readers, so you can handle these scanned files easily.

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1. FreeOCR

The free online OCR is totally free, no charge, no need to register, no email address needed. Everything is so good here. It supports images, a JPG, GIF, TIFF BMP, or PDF with multi-column text. And more than 30 recognition languages are supported. The limits are any uploaded image is less than 2MB, no wider or higher than 5000 pixels and only 10 images are allowed to upload per hour.

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2. i2OCR

i2OCR allows to upload images, TIF, JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF, PBM, PGM, PPM or paste the URL of an image. It means you can convert images in your PC local drive or convert image from the Internet. No registration is needed. It supports multi-column documents, 33 recognition languages. Unlike FreeOCR, Sciweavers enables users to upload as many images as users like.

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3. Online-OCR

Online-OCR is able to convert photographs and digital camera captured images into text with 32 recognition languages. More concretely, it converts scanned PDF to Word, Text, RTF, extracts text from JPG, JPEG, BMP, TIFF, GIF and converts into editable Word, Text, Excel, PDF, HTML, etc. 15 images can be converted within an hour.

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4. Cvisiontech

Cvisiontech also supports uploading multiple PDF, TIFF, JPG, and BMP at one time. Ensure the file size of any uploaded file is less than 100MB. Here you can compress your target file and optimize it for website.

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5. Free-Online-OCR

Free-Online-OCR is able to convert scanned documents, screenshots, faxes, and photos into editable and searchable text, such as DOC, TXT, PDF and RTF. It supports PDF, BMP, JPG(JPEG), PNG, GIF, TIFF.

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6. OCRonline

OCRonline is powerful in converting multilingual, multipage and complicated layouts documents or digital photographs into text. It supports 153 recognition languages. However, it needs you to register.

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7. SuperGeek Free Document OCR

SuperGeek Free Document OCR is a user-friendly and powerful image OCR converter designed for both professional and home users. It can read text from JPEG, JPG, TIFF, TIF, BMP, PNG, GIF, PSD, WMF, EMF, DCX, J2K, JP2, PCX, etc. and convert into editable MSWord and TXT document with just few clicks on your mouse.

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Regardless of the size of a scanned or PDF file that you have, onOCR is able to handle it. Free OCR would read an uneditable document and turn it to copyable text which you can edit the way you want. It also allows you to process images and turn it into editable text.

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Able2Extract from Investintech is a PDF management powerhouse which you can use in converting scanned OCR PDF to over 10 editable file documents, make secure PDF files from just about any type of file, view and edit PDF files, extract text from a scanned document, and then modify and preview conversion results.

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OCRgeek.com allows you manage OCR online in bulk mode. It allows you to upload multiple files at the same time without trouble. The entire process is easy and quick. All your documents will be organized and converted into TXT format. The input formats OCRgeek can support are: PNG, JPG, PDF, TIFF, GIF, DJVU, and BMP.

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