Free OCR (Optically Character Recognition) is online software designed to scan and extract text from images and PDF documents. Its services involve conversion of scanned PDF document, photographs, digital camera captured images into editable word, text, excel, PDF, Html output formats.
It is very easy to use and easy to install. This software is free to use and requires no registration even your email address. It supports multi page tiff’s, fax documents and compressed tiff’s. This window’s program includes windows installer. It has the ability to handle images with multi column text and also supports 32 languages to mention but a few Catalan, Czech, Danish, English, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Indonesian Russian, polish etc.
Though there is no registration to use this application, but the only restriction is that the images to be extracted must not be larger than 2MB. For the image extraction, there is a limit of 10 image uploads per hour and the pixel not higher or wider than 5000. Image files to be uploaded takes either a JPG, GIF, TIFF, BMP OR PDF format which can be converted to editable word, text, excel etc.
The most accurate open source optical character recognition (OCR) engine that is the most current is the Tesseract. Tesseract free OCR engine released by Google is an open source product developed at Hewlett Packard laboratories. It has the ability to upload images and get the text results online and requires no other software to download.
Another free OCR is the GOCR program that converts scanned images of text back to text files. It is capable of opening numerous image formats. The quality of the software has been improving greatly every time.
The simple OCR is the popular OCR software that has the most number of users in the whole world. It is free to use and you can start using it by clicking this link http://www.free-ocr.com/.