Convert Images to Text with Google Drive


Save $ on pricey OCR software. Learn how to convert images to text using Google Drive.–PC Pitstop.

Convert Images to Text with Google Drive

By Damien for MakeTechEasier

Let’s say you have a scanned copy of your textbook in image format and you want to convert them into text where you can edit it in your text editor, what is your best solution? Using an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software is your best bet. However, most OCR software doesn’t come cheap, and paying the hefty price just for a single usage may be too much for us to bear. Luckily, if you are a Google Drive user, you can now make use of its OCR technology to convert images to text for free.

To get started, you need to make sure that your images contain text that can be converted to a word document. It can be in the jpg or png format. A PDF file will work fine too. Next, you must also have a Google Drive account (your Google Drive account is the same as your Google account).

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  1. I use Abeyy fine reader (free) and can do it right on my own computer with Windows 8.1

    I wouldn’t trust uploading to anyone else.

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