Saturday, October 22, 2011
Have you ever needed to edit data in a file that is not easily editable? Maybe it's a locked PDF or jpeg? What you need is Optical Character Recognition software or OCR. As little as 5 years ago this technology was expensive and did not work extremely well. Now there are free online tools like OCR Convert that can help you access that data. Simply select a PDF, GIF, BMP, JPEG and OCR Convert will analyze the content and produce a .txt file that you can edit in your favorite word processir. While it does not do a perfect job of extracting data into editable text, it is relatively quick and it's free. What more could you ask for?
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