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PCX to Text OCR Converter

PCX is a kind of raster image format which is developed by ZSoft. The format became one of the original bitmap image formats for the DOS/Windows platform. It supports 24-bit color images, 8-bit grayscale, indexed color images and 1-bit black and white images. The PCX file format has mostly been replaced by newer image formats, but it is still used in fax and some scanning applications.

PCX to Text OCR Converter is a tool designed for converting PCX to Text document. It is free for evaluation and you can download it via clicking here. It is instantly runnable after it is unpacked into your disk. This application is only MS-DOS interface supported and you have to open a MS-DOS command prompt window before running it.


PCX to Text OCR Converter is designed for MS-DOS interface use and it natively supports being called via a batch script. So you can run it on a server for batch processing. If you need run a copy of the application on a server, please buy a server license. Meanwhile, this application is guaranteed for being redistributed within a third-party software package with a developer license.


There is a basic command line in the conversion from PCX to Text document as follows:
pdf2txtocr.exe -ocr C:\in.pcx C:\out.txt

The command line example in Figure1 is offered for you better understanding the template.


To input the command line in MS-DOS interface according to this template, you should run cmd program with the following methods.

  • The regular way: Please click "Start" and click "Run" in start menu. In popup "Run" dialog box please input "cmd" and click "OK" button.
  • The quick way: Press and hold "Windows" button and press "R" on the keyboard to open "Run" dialog box. Then input "cmd" in "Run" dialog box and click "OK".

There is a command line example for your reference in Figure1.

command line for converting PCX to Text

"C:\Documents and Settings\admin\My Documents\Downloads\pdf2txtocrcmd\pdf2txtocr.exe" -ocr "C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Desktop\demo\ocr\ex-pcx0001.pcx" 03.text


  • "C:\Documents and Settings\admin\My Documents\Downloads\pdf2txtocrcmd\pdf2txtocr.exe" is the path of the executable file in PCX to Text OCR Converter. It is also the core of the application. You can drag the file into cmd dialog box from its folder.
  • –ocr is the OCR technology to be used in the conversion from PCX to Text.
  • "C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Desktop\demo\ocr\ex-pcx0001.pcx" is the path of PCX image file which can also be dragged into cmd dialog box.
  • 03.text is the name of new Text document.

Features of PCX to Text OCR Converter:

  • Support all versions of Windows systems.
  • Convert scanned image files to plain Text files including TIFF, JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF, PCX, TGA, JP2, PNM and MNG.
  • Convert scanned PDF files to text files.
  • Support English, French, German, Italian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, etc.
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