Online OCR is a free image-to-text converter that makes it easy to extract text and characters from digital images and scanned PDF documents, including multi-page documents. Online OCR is easy to use and works directly in your browser. No software download is required and you can even use it without registration.
In addition to educational use, Online OCR helps when traveling to places where you don’t speak the local language. You can simply use your phone to capture images of street signs, signs and directions, etc., get the text with Online OCR and translate it to English.
Online OCR allows you to extract text from a variety of image types, including JPG, BMP, and PNG. You can also get text from pictures taken with a digital camera. Online OCR is also a good tool to convert PDF to WORD, PDF to Excel, PDF to DOC and PDF to Image. You can convert files from mobile devices (eg iPhone or Android) or PC (eg Windows/Linux/MacOS). OCR supports three output formats: Microsoft Word (docx), Excel (xlsx), and Text Plain (txt).
How does online OCR work?
Online OCR works in three simple steps: first select a file to upload (maximum file size is 15MB for free users, 200MB for registered users), then select the language and output format and click “Convert”. If you are using Online OCR without registration, that is, under a Guest account, all documents you upload will be deleted automatically after conversion. “After successful text recognition, links to the newly created output files appear in the user’s documents. You can either open the file for viewing or download it to your PC.’
You can always use online OCR without registration, however registered users have access to additional features including the ability to upload large files (up to 200MB), upload more than one file at a time using a ZIP archive and output files, and original documents are saved to for one month.