Sunday, 5 January 2014

Extract Text from Pictures and Scanned Documents


Have you ever felt the need of gathering text from an image and writing it onto your editor just because you want a text format. It can be very tiring and would even take a lot of time to write the text gain. 

So, in this post today I will tell you how to extract the text in the image into text format. 

This will be achieved using the One Note tool from Microsoft Office. This tool is available for Microsoft Office OneNote. This software supports Optical Character Recognition (OCR), a tool that lets you copy text from a picture or file printout and paste it in your notes so you can make changes to the words. It’s a great way to do things like copy info from a business card you’ve scanned into OneNote. After you extract the text, you can paste it somewhere else in OneNote or in another program, like Outlook or Word.

We will be applying the process of OCR to this image.
Image to Extract Text From +Maven Scientists 

Steps to Follow:

Step - 1

Open One Note tool. Now, Copy and Paste the picture into One Note. This is the picture you want to extract text from.

Image Copied to OneNote +Maven Scientists 

Step - 2

Right-click the picture, and click Copy Text from Picture
Click where you’d like to paste the copied text, and then press Ctrl+V.

Selecting the "Copy Text From Picture" Option +Maven Scientists 

Final Result - You have successfully extracted/ copied the text from picture. 


After Pasting, you get Extracted Text From Image - +Maven Scientists 


NOTE The effectiveness of Optical Character Recognition depends on the quality of the image you’re working with. After you paste text from a picture or a file printout, it’s a good idea to look it over and make sure the text was recognized properly.


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