OCR is an acronym for Optical Character Recognition. It’s the process of taking a picture or image containing text — such as a .jpg or .png file — and converting it to an editable text document, such as a .doc or .txt.
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Optical Character Recognition
- Why Does a Scan of a Simple Text Document Result in Such a Large File? - Scanned documents can result in a large graphics file that is too large to email. Scan settings allow you to change the DPI to something more useful.
- Use OneNote for Basic OCR - If you have OneNote, you already have basic OCR capability on your computer.
- How can I manage a lot of scanned documents? - Over the years I've put together a system that requires just a push of a button to scan and store all my documents.
- Is Online Document Conversion Safe? - Online document conversion services can be safe, or they can represent a real privacy risk. I'll look at the options.