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Are there any online OCR services?

Could you recommend free, easy and reliable online OCR system? Thank you.

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Didn't you already ask this question? superuser.com/questions/78027/… –  musicfreak Dec 6 '09 at 20:25
There is a slight difference in the questions - the old one is specifically asking for something mac compatible (which might include web based solutions if such exist) and this one is a more general in the sense (OS agnostic) but more specific elsewhere (web based). –  David Spillett Dec 6 '09 at 20:30

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Online OCR

text and characters from PDF scanned documents (including multipage files), photographs and digital camera captured images. Service allows users to select 28 languages to recognize multilingual documents.

Exports directly to your favorite formats including Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Rtf, Html and Txt. Converted documents look exactly like the original - tables, columns, bullets and graphics.

1 MB limit per file


Image files (JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, multipage TIFF) up to 5 MB

Multipage PDF documents up to 20 MB

Download results as a text file or Word document

Multi-lingual (29 Languages)

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CVISION at http://www.cvisiontech.com/online-conversion/general/main.html has a free online OCR system that's very easy to use. Just upload a file and it will convert it into a text searchable PDF that you can download. It also allows you to compress and web-optimize files.

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