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Picture to Text OCR Converter

Characters in picture files can be recognized accurately with the help of Picture to Text OCR Converter which is a command line application. With the best OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology in the market, the application can recognize many kinds of languages from original picture files successfully.

Picture to Text OCR Converter is free for evaluation. You can freely download the application and unpack it into your disk. This application is designed for MS-DOS interface use only, and it is instantly runnable without any installation steps.


Picture to Text OCR Converter is mainly designed for server runners and developers. If you want to run this application on your server for providing service, please use a server license. If you need to redistribute the application within a third-party software package, please buy a developer license.


Before running this application, please open a MS-DOS command prompt window in your system. Two methods are offered. The first one is to click "Start"—"Run" and input "cmd" in "Run" dialog box, then click "OK" button. The second one is to use the hot key "Windows"+ "R" on the keyboard to open "Run" dialog box.


There is a simple command line template for your reference below:
pdf2txtocr.exe -ocr C:\in.pcx C:\out.txt

The example in Figure1 will be a good interpreter of the template.


command line example


"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

In the command line, there are four parts:

  • "C:\Documents and Settings\admin\My Documents\Downloads\pdf2txtocrcmd\pdf2txtocr.exe" is the path of executable file—pdf2txtocr.exe in the application Picture to Text OCR Converter.
  • –ocr means the application will take OCR technology in the conversion from Picture to Text.
  • "C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Desktop\demo\ocr\ex-pcx0001.pcx" is the path of picture file. Here the PCX format file is the example.
  • 03.text is the name of newly created Text document.

If you don't specify the path for the target file in command line, the file will be saved in current directory by default.


Picture 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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