Thursday, October 15, 2009

Online OCR

Last week I shared that Google Docs is testing a feature that allows you to do OCR (optical character recognition) with .jpg, or .gif files. Today Lifehacker shared another great tool for this OnlineOCR

OnlineOCR allows you to create Word documents of common scanned images (.jpg, .gif, or .tiff). You can also upload .pdf files and convert them to Word documents. You can also create documents in .rtf, txt, and html files. The basic conversion is free, but they place limits on the size & number of pages (1 MB in size no more than 5 pages). You can create a free account and they expand the size to 20 MB, but still only 5 pages. You can purchase more pages for a small fee (30 pages for $3.00). I've not used the service yet, but it seems to be a great alternative for small OCR jobs you might want to complete.

Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons: xmacex


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