Below are 2 online services that can help you in extracting text from your images/pictures/photos online and eliminates the need to retype your documents.
Free-OCR.com is a free online OCR (Optical Character Recognition) service that allows users to easily extract text from any image you supply and converts it into editable text. No registration is required and the results are displayed instantly on the webpage.
Free-OCR supports either a JPG, GIF, TIFF BMP, or PDF (only the first page). The only restriction is that the images must not be larger than 2MB, no wider or higher than 5000 pixels and there is a limit of 10 image uploads per hour. It can handle images with multi-column text and also supports many languages.
OCR Terminal is a free online service (requires signup) to convert scanned documents, photographed documents, faxes, multi-page PDFs, and TIFFs into editable documents. OCR Terminal also accurately preserves the formatting and page layout so that tables, images, captions, and headers are accurately replicated in the processed files.
- PDF to Word, JPEG to Word, other popular image formats (TIFF, PNG, GIF) to searchable document formats (TXT, RTF, DOC, searchable PDF) conversion
- Accurate layout and format retention
- Save time spent in retyping
Both the services do not require the installation of any software.