Image to text converter - FAQ

What image files can I convert to text?

You can upload any files containing text image. Graphic file format can be any one from the listed below: TIF/TIFF (multipage TIFF), JPEG/JPG, BMP, PCX, PNG, GIF, PDF (multipage PDF) The only restriction: file size should not exceed 15 Mb in free guest mode and 200 mb for registered users. Image resolution should be 200 DPI or higher to ensure good converted results.

How do I submit more then one image at once?

You can upload more than one file at once by placing the files in a ZIP archive (available only for registered user).

I have an image of 212 Mb and cannot upload it to your service. How can I extract text from image?

If you need to convert a larger size image (over 200 Mb), please, address the service support.

What happens with uploaded file?

All documents converted under the "Guest" account are deleted automatically after ending process. For registered users source documents and converted files are stored into user`s document list one month

How do I view/receive result?

After the text is successfully extracted, links to the newly created output files appear in the user's documents. You can either open the file for viewing or download it to your PC.

I want to convert only 2 pages from 50-pages PDF file, is it possible?

Yes, it is possible. In conversion options set "Multipage document" flag, and in the field for a range of pages specify necessary pages separated by comma (or range of pages with a hyphen). For example, "14,26", only 14th and 26th page will be converted. Or "4,9-12", 4th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th pages will be converted.

How does the choice of recognition languages influence the result?

If there are words and sentences in different languages in the document, e.g., in English and in German, in order to achieve the most accurate result it is recommended to set up the required languages, when recognizing the text.

I have lost the source image. Can I download it again?

Yes, if you are a registered user, you can download the source image in your workspace.

How long will it take to comvert my image to text?

The text recognition time depends on a lot of factors. First of all, it is the image quality. The average time of recognizing one file is several seconds. The second significant factor is the current service workload. If recognition requests come from different users at the same time, there is a waiting list.

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