A good scanning and OCR program lets you extract text from popular image file formats


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Pros & Cons:

Extract text from scanned images and PDF documents.
Indecipherable for a low resolution.

Our Review:

FreeOCR is a good scanning and OCR program that lets you extract text from popular image file formats such as jpg and tiff files. It also extracts text from scanned PDF documents, and allows images from scanned PDF documents to be selected and placed on the clipboard.

You can save the scanned results as a plain text document or even export directly to Microsoft Word file format. In a complex page, multiple columns will need to be processed individually, and images are transferred via standard copy and paste.

FreeOCR requires the .Net Framework to run and the installer will automatically scan, detect and download the framework for you. The framework is usually already included in the later versions of Windows such as Vista and 7.

Installer Warning: During installation of this application, watch out the online installer that may offer some unwanted third-party software. See Installer Warning for more details.

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