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Windows 7: Taken Photo Scanner Factor - Convert Images to Docs


26 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Taken Photo Scanner Factor - Convert Images to Docs

Hi,

I want to scan some documents, but I do not have a scanner. Instead, I can take pictures of the ones and if possible, convert them into Doc file. Is there any program that will help me to do that?

Thanks in advance!


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26 Jul 2011   #2

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Wait, so let me get this straight. You want to use a camera, and take pictures (of what exactly) and then convert it to Microsoft Office Word?
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26 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Yes, using a camera I want to take a picture of a document(paper) and then convert it into Microsoft Office format. Is that possible?
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26 Jul 2011   #4

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

No not really, because the OCR software (image/pdf to text) can't use a camera because it doesn't have a high enough PPI (detail). So basically, you are out of luck. Sorry. Honestly, you could get a good HP Scanner for around, 65 bucks. HP ScanJet G3010 Photo Scanner - 4800 dpi x 9600 dpi - Flatbed scanner

Slasher
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26 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

You could give this Web site a try:

Free online OCR

It restrictions are severe enough to make it unattractive for regular use, but it may be OK for experimenting.

My first thought was that a camera wouldn't have adequate resolution for OCR, but I calculate that scanning an 8 X 10" area (approx. 20 X 25 cm) at 150 DPI (about 6 dots/mm) would give an image smaller than 2 megapixels. Lots of cameras at the moment can do better than that.
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27 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

bobkn,

The tool worked perfectly for me. Thanks for introducing me to the awesome website!
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27 Jul 2011   #7

 
 

Other free on-line OCR services -- and these create EDITABLE documents:

OCRTerminal is a free online OCR service that converts scanned images into EDITABLE + searchable Word docs. Register a free account and you can convert 20 pages for free every month. Works well.

OnlineOCR – Text recognition software. Doesn’t recreate the document, but gives you the text, which is EDITABLE. Free and accurate, however, the max file size is 1 MB. Registration is required.
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27 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Both of them worked. Thanks!
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