How to Extract Text from Images?


Image formats such as TIFF and PDF have become more prevalent as electronic documents for easier and quicker to use compared with paper documents. However, there is one flaw in image files that they are not text searchable. To make files like PDF fully efficient you need to extract text from images using OCR software - PDFEase PDF Utilities, for example. It works extremely accurate and you will get results within seconds.

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Step 1. Input Image

Launch PDFEase PDF Utilities to choose "OCR". Click "Load Image" to choose an image file you want to extract and click "Open" to input it to the program window.

Input Image

Step 2. Start OCR

When the file on the preview window, click "Zoom out/Zoom in/Fit Width/Fit Page" to get a better view of the file. The bigger the preview, the more accurate result text you get. Thus, we suggest you zoom in as much as possible. Use "Previous/Next" to preview the pages one by one. Click "OCR" and you'll get the text extracted from the image file.

Start OCR

Step 3. Save Text

The extracted text will display in the text window in several seconds. You can find some documents tools on the right top. "Clear Text Window" is to delete all of the text and there is "Remove Line Breaks" button for easier editing. You can also click "Copy all Texts to Clipboard" to copy text in order to place it into the application of your choice. Click "Export Text into Microsoft Word" to output the extracted text in Word, then you can save it as Word document. To save the extracted text as *.txt, click "Save Text".

Save Text

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