Extract Text from Images: 10 OCR Tools Compared

By Jason Fitzpatrick on November 2nd, 2011

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is an amazing time saver when it works well and a huge time sink when it malfunctions. Check out this comparison of 10 OCR tools to find one best suited for your project.

Freeware Genius pitted 5 web-based OCR services and 5 desktop OCR apps against each other. All the services/apps are either free or have a trial/free for home use component. Their reviews include the license, system requirements, input file type, output filetype, dictionary languages, and a Pro/Con section highlighting the best and worst of each tool.

Hit up the link below to check out all the reviews plus some additional tips on improving your OCR scans.

How To Extract Text From Images: A Comparison of 10 Free OCR Tools [Freeware Genius]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 11/2/11
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