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OCR is the technology used to convert image text into editable text. Here the image does not stand for any images, like wallpapers. It refers to these image documents that scanned from text-books, magazines or any text-based files, usually saved in PDF format. OCR is able to extracts text from these images. Here we're going to introduce 10 free OCR readers to handle scanned PDF files easily.

10 Best Free OCR Readers

1. PDFelement

PDFelement can easily help you work with scanned PDF documents with its advanced OCR technology. This feature can recognize text in scanned PDF and make your file editable. In addition, it can also convert your scanned PDF to other editable document formats like Excel, Word, PPT, Text and more. While you convert the document you are rest assured that the quality of your document is maintained.

PDFelement is equipped with powerful editing tools, which enable you to insert, delete, modify texts, images and pages. You can also fill out both interactive and non-interactive forms and create new forms with various options.

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2. FreeOCR

The free online OCR is totally free, no charge, no need to register, no email address needed. Everything is so good. It supports images, a GIF, JPG, BMP, TIFF, or PDF with multi-column text. And it supports to recognize more than 30 languages. The uploads has the limitations of 2MB, 5000 pixels and only 10 images are allowed to upload per hour.


3. i2OCR

i2OCR has the ability to upload images, JPEG, TIF, BMP, PNG, PBM, GIF, PPM, PGM, or paste the URL of an image. It means you can convert images in your local drive or convert image from the Internet. No registration is needed. It supports the documents with multi-column text, 33 recognition languages. Unlike FreeOCR, Sciweavers allows users to upload images without quantity limitation.


4. Online OCR

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


5. Free Online OCR

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


6. Cvisiontech

Cvisiontech also supports uploading multiple TIFF, PDF, BMP, and JPG 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.


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 JPG, JPEG, TIF, TIFF, PNG, BMP, PSD, GIF, EMF, WMF, J2K, DCX, PCX, JP2, etc. and convert into editable MSWord and TXT document with just few clicks on your mouse.

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8. onOCR

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.


9. Investintech

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.


10. OCRGeek

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: JPG, PNG, TIFF, PDF, DJVU, GIF, and BMP.


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Published: Nov 13,2017 11:57 am / Updated: Jul 04,2018 10:32 am

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