How to Scan & Extract Text From Image [OCR] in Windows 10

One of the current technologies that are very practical and interesting for any user is OCR (Optical Character Recognition) which gives us the possibility to extract text from images in a simple way.

OCR allows us to convert various types of files in an editable format.

Today we will analyze how to use OCR technology in Windows 10.

Get Photo Scan

Photo Scan is a free tool that will allow us to extract from images or files as a PDF simply and completely.

Photo Scan is undoubtedly a tool that will be of great help for all the work that requires obtaining the information of an image.

The following link will take you directly to the Windows store, and from there you can download and install it safely: PHOTO SCAN

Once installed, open Photo Scan and there you can see three ways to extract text from Images:

  • Browse Photo: Search images in your computer
  • Use Camera: Use your Webcam to capture the image and extract text
  • Paste Image: You can paste images directly from the Internet and URLs.

To see Photo Scan in action, click on Browse Photo¸ and select one image to extract the text (check the example below)

As easy as that Photo Scan extract text from the image.

Photo Scan will be a valuable tool for those moments when its necessary to extract the text of an image.

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