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BMP to Text OCR Converter

It is a real problem to make the English characters in a BMP image file to be editable characters. So if you can convert the characters in BMP to Text document which can be edited freely, it will be a good idea. A kind of technology called OCR (Optical Character Recognition) will play as leading role in this conversion.

BMP to Text OCR Converter is free for trial evaluation. You can download it via click this link. The executable file of the application is packed in a zipped package and you can run it instantly after unpacking it into your disk. This application is developed for MS-DOS command prompt use only, and you can run it with a script. To run it on a server for providing batch process, you need a server license. If you want to embed and redistribute this application in your software package, please use the developer license.


For more conveniently use the application, please follow the steps below to fulfill the conversion from BMP to Text.


Firstly, please open MS-DOS prompt window by clicking "Start"—"Run" and inputting "cmd" in "Run" dialog box. Click "OK" button to close the dialog and pop up cmd dialog box. You can also use the hot key "Windows"+ "R" to open "Run" dialog box.


Secondly, please follow the command line template below to type your command line in cmd dialog box.
pdf2txtocr.exe -ocr -lang eng C:\in.bmp C:\out.txt

Please see the command line example in Figure1, which can help you understand the process more clearly.

command line for converting BMP to Text

In the dialog box, the commands are
"C:\Documents and Settings\admin\My Documents\Downloads\pdf2txtocrcmd\pdf2txtocr.exe" -ocr "C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Desktop\demo\ocr\ex-bmp0001.bmp" 03.text


  • "C:\Documents and Settings\admin\My Documents\Downloads\pdf2txtocrcmd\pdf2txtocr.exe" stands for the path of pdf2txtocr which is the executable file in BMP to Text OCR Converter. You can drag the file from its folder into cmd dialog box instead of inputting a so long directory.
  • "–ocr" stands for the OCR technology to be taken by the application.
  • "C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Desktop\demo\ocr\ex-bmp0001.bmp" is the path of BMP image file.
  • "03.text" is the file name and extension name of output Text document.

Thirdly, if you don't specify the location for new Text document, you can find the file in current directory—C:\Documents and Settings\admin.


BMP to Text OCR Converter supports these options:

  • -res : set resolution, the unit is DPI (default is 300 dpi)
  • -layout: maintain original physical layout
  • -bitcount : set color depth when render PDF page to image data, it can be set 1, 8, 24, default is 8bit
  • -ocr: enable OCR function for scanned PDF file
  • -lang : choose the language for OCR engine
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