Three Easy Ways to OCR

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Sometimes we need to get the text out of an image (such as the one posted above, a document scan, a screenshot, or a photo – think a group picture with nametags, for example). It is just inconvenient not to be able to search within “image-documents” or parse them.

I have good news for you. Character recognition is a solved computer task. There are several convenient ways to address the challenge.

Upload to Google Drive. It will convert your image to text upon uploading. It is far from perfect, though; most formatting will be lost

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