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1. Click "FILE" or "URL" button to switch local file or online file. Click "Choose file" button to select a file on your computer or enter an online file URL. When using default OCR engine, the source file format can be JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP or TIFF. The output file format will be TXT.
2. Select an OCR conversion engine. The default engine is Tesseract-ocr which is a popular open-source project. The alternative engine supports more file formats such as scanned PDF document as source format and Word document as output format.
3. Select language and output format. It supports more than 100 languages such as Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, German, English, French, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai or Vietnamese etc.
4. Click "Convert Now!" button to start conversion. The output files will be listed in the "Conversion Results" section. Click icon to show file QR code or save file to online storage services such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
OCR (Optical character recognition) is the mechanical or electronic conversion of images of typed, handwritten or printed text into machine-encoded text, whether from a scanned document, a photo of a document, a scene-photo or from subtitle text superimposed on an image.
This online OCR program supports conversions include JPG to TXT, PNG to TXT, GIF to TXT, BMP to TXT, TIFF to TXT etc.