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Photo to Text OCR Converter

The OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology can recognize the characters in photos and scanned PDF documents, which can do you a great favor when you want to edit the characters in the photo files. Via the OCR technology, Photo to Text OCR Converter can convert photo to Text document accurately.

The application Photo to Text OCR Converter is free for trial and you can download it freely. The application does not require installation and its instantly runnable after unpack it on your disk.


This application is used for MS-DOS interface only and it natively supports script calling. So you can run it on a server for batch processes. If you want to run it one a server please buy a server license to activate the trial version application. If you want to redistribute this application within a third-party software package, please use a developer license.


Photo to Text OCR Converter is designed for MS-DOS interface use only, and you have to open a MS-DOS command prompt window before running it.

Please click "Start" and click "Run" in start menu. A dialog box called "Run" will pop up, in which please input "cmd" and click "OK" button. The hot key "Windows"+ "R" can also open "Run" dialog box.


You should follow the command line template below to type the command line in popup cmd dialog box.
pdf2txtocr.exe -ocr C:\in.bmp C:\out.txt

There is an example to interpret the template above.


"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

In the command line,

  • "C:\Documents and Settings\admin\My Documents\Downloads\pdf2txtocrcmd\pdf2txtocr.exe" stands for the path of pdf2txtocr.exe, which can be dragged into cmd dialog box.
  • –ocr stands for the technology to be taken by the application.
  • "C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Desktop\demo\ocr\ex-bmp0001.bmp" is the path of photo file, here we take the BMP format photo as the example.
  • 03.text stands for the name of target Text document.

Features of Photo 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.
  • Support to recognize English, French, German, Italian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, etc.
  • Able to convert color PDF files and color image files to plain Text files.
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