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    An Easy Way of Extracting Text from Images

    Sometimes we like to use camera to take photos when we meet something useful or interesting on a book. Then we may type the contents word by word manually from images onto computer. This way is time-consuming, as well as rather tiring. How to extract text from images fast and easily? Here I will show you a simple method: converting images to editable text. The tool required is iPubsoft Image to Text Converter. For Mac users who want to extract text from images on Mac, there is also the Mac version: Image to Text Converter for Mac.


    Why choose iPubsoft Image2Text?

    Advanced OCR technology: OCR is a technology which can recognize text in images. iPubsoft Image2Text is built with OCR to easily extract characters or words from pictures.

    Extremely easy to use: No additional tools required. Just within 3 steps: Add image, Set output, Start, plain texts will be extracted successfully.

    Support multiple image formats: Whether your image file is JPG, JPEG, PNG, GIF or TIFF, iPubsoft Image to Text Converter can recognize without any problems!

    Super fast conversion speed: Compared to typing word by word, the converter can save you a lot of precious time. Especially the batch mode enables you to convert multiple pictures into TXT at one time.

    Sounds wonderful? The following tutorials show you how to perform the text extraction from images step by step.

    First Step: Make Preparations

    Prepare pictures which you wanna extract text from. If they are in mobile devices, transfer them to your computer. Please note, pictures can’t be too vague because software can not recognize either if you can not. Then free download and install the right version of Image to Text Converter onto your computer.

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    Second Step: Add Image files

    Double-click to start-up the installed software. Drag one or more image files and drop them onto the interface. Click "Browse" button to select an output folder for saving the extracted TXT files.

    Third Step: Start extraction

    Once all settings done, you can click "Start" button to begin conversion. The conversion bar will show you how much is processed. Speed depends on the size of original image file. Normally, conversion will finish within several minutes.

    When status bar show 100%, click "Open" button to get the result. The TXT files can be opened with Notepad, and you can also copy the contents into Word for editing.

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