About OCR Terminal

What is OCR Terminal?
OCR Terminal is a web-based Optical Character Recognition (OCR) service, allowing you to convert your images into searchable text.

How does this work?
How OCR Terminal Works

What is OCR?
Optical Character Recognition is “the mechanical or electronic translation of images of handwritten, typewritten or printed text (usually captured by a scanner) into machine-editable text”, according to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. OCR allows you to make a scanned image text searchable.

More about OCR Terminal
OCR Terminal supports all popular document image formats (including PDF and multi-page TIFF), captured as scanned images, photographs, or even screenshots. Extracted text can be downloaded in *.txt or *.rtf formats, or directly emailed with a thumbnail of the uploaded image. The site currently allows for text extraction only from English language documents, but we are working on extending this functionality across other languages as well.