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100% free OCR software to extract text from images & scanned documents with accurate OCR conversion, saving time on manual retyping.


OCR Free is text recognition software that performs all your tedious retyping and recreating work at lightning speed into Word documents you can edit on your PC or archive in a document repository. The free OCR software works with any of the popular image files of JPG, JPEG, PSD, PNG, GIF, TIFF, BMP and more from a scanner attached to your computer or a digital camera, scanned image files received from a friend, or image files stored on your computer, etc.

This free image OCR software provides zoom tools to help you get the input file just right. You can also zoom by moving the mouse scroll wheel. If the orientation of scanned documents is skewed, using Rotate tools to correct them to their up-right position. The editing feature enables you to directly modify extracted text content before saving as Word document. In just a few clicks, you can get fully editable and searchable files in MS Word or TXT.

Free OCR

Free OCR

OCR Free is totally free to convert a scanned PDF or image file like a document, invoice, book or anything else to TXT or Microsoft Word fast and easily. It enables you to extract the text in any image file that you upload into Text files for personal or commercial use. This free OCR tool also lets you send recognition results directly to Microsoft Word create editable, searchable files and e-books instead of saving recognition results and opening them in another application for editing. Never retype any text and save time finding back the documents you archived!

How to Extract Text from Images (OCR)?

How to OCR Image to Word?

Scanner Direct Connection

Scanner Direct Connection

This free OCR software also can interface with multiple types of scanners. In this way, you can scan paper documents and then OCR text directly from scanned images to increase the productivity and unleash the power of your document.

How to Scan to Text?

How to Scan to Word?

High OCR Accuracy

High OCR Accuracy

The high OCR accuracy guarantees the text quality. The revolutionary OCR technology makes the OCR conversion achieving 99.8% accuracy. OCR Free identifies text within low resolution captured documents and documents containing low-contrast color text. More accurate OCR results produce more efficient document management. Then users are able to locate a single word within an entire image; this is analogous to finding the needle in a haystack. Unmatched recognition accuracy and conversion capabilities virtually eliminate retyping.

Edit Text

Edit Text

OCR Free is designed with a text editor which allows you to edit the OCR result text without MS Word. In text window, you are allowed to add or correct text. In addition, you can: Clear - clear text window to remove the previously converted contents; Remove - remove line breaks; Copy - copy text to clipboard and paste to other application for editing; Export - export text into MS word, and so on. It saves you much time and money by sharing electronic documents instead of stacks of paper files.

Advanced Image Processing

Advanced Image Processing

This free image OCR software differentiates itself through advanced image processing capabilities. It provides image tools for better image preview. In "Image Tools" group, use Fit Image or Fit Width to view the input picture; rotate the image in both clockwise and anticlockwise directions for skewed images; zoom in & out the image easily as well as crop, copy & clear image selection. Most of all, the selection tool lets you exactly get what you select. You can convert any portion of an image that you require. No need to convert a whole image at a time if it is not necessary.

Support Many Formats

Support Many Formats

All widely usable image formats including JPG/JPEG, TIF, TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG, EMF, WMF, JPE, ICO, JFIF, PCX, PSD, PCD, TGA and many more are supported by this free OCR software. Any text within images can be output to plain text or RTF (MS Word) formats.

Fast OCR

Fast OCR

Introduced with the first-to-market, real-time OCR solution, OCR Free is the fastest engine available, processing documents instantly in real time, avoiding heavy retyping work. The support for multi-core CPU technology brings you the advanced and high speed converting process. Never again will you have to spend great amounts of time copying information by hand.

Easy 3-Step Solution

Easy 3-Step Solution

OCR Free converts images to Word within just 3 steps easily: Open, Select and Convert. Simply open your images into our OCR to Word conversion window; select the text like the lines, paragraphs, or the whole image you want to extract and then click "OCR" button to instantly convert your image text into Word.

Why should I choose OCR Free

DotExtract Text for Further Editing, Transfer or Archive

OCR Free allows the possibility to extract the text contained within any scanned document or image that cannot be copied or printed easily to create editable and searchable MS Word or Text files for further editing. It's a great solution to archive your paper-word and de-clutter your workspace, post documents on the Internet or your local corporate network, send your documents via email in the popular document formats, etc.

DotRelease You from Heavy Retyping Work

As a professional image OCR tool, OCR Free has the capability to identify text within image files like scanned documents in JPG, JPEG, TIF, TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG, PSD, EMF, WMF, DCX, PCX, JP2, etc., turn it into electronic document and save it in the format of your choice. Retyping is eliminated, tasks are automated, information is easily accessed and productivity soars, saving you time of retyping or re-creating information unnecessarily.

DotHow Can OCR Help?

OCR can automatically make large quantities of information text-searchable. The OCR software can quickly process entire documents, recognizing the shapes of individual letters and numbers. After the document has been processed, the information about the content of the file is stored in the computer, allowing you to easily find the passages of text that you need, or to copy and paste information.

DotWhy Convert Images to Text?

You may sometimes find yourself with an image file that is not merely an image. Some image files are actually scanned documents containing text that is not recognized by the computer. As long as the file is in image format, it is impossible to work with the text. As a result, it is extremely important to make the documents text-searchable and editable, so that you can work with the text like in any other, non-scanned document.

Dot100% Free & Safe

OCR Free is provided for FREE. There are no feature limitations, no hidden costs, no auto renew, no conditions apply, none whatsoever. Don't waste any money on expensive software from now on! It is a 100% clean image to text conversion program that makes the task of OCR conversion a breeze. No virus, adware or similar malicious components. Totally safe to use!

DotOperate with Ease

With the side-by-side Image and Text comparable interface, you can easily find any options as needed and convert the images to text files or MS Word in just few clicks. There is no technical knowledge needed, even beginners can do the conversion without troubles.

What are the system requirements?



Intel Pentium 3 500MHz or equivalent processor

At least 256 MB RAM

50 MB free hard disk space

Graphics mode 800x600, 16-bit color

Internet Explorer 6

Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8


Intel Pentium 4 1GHz or equivalent processor

512 MB RAM

Minimum 100 MB free hard disk space

Graphics mode 1024x768 true color (highest 32-bit)

Internet Explorer 7

Microsoft Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10

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Editor's Review

Tucows - Five Cows
OCR Free provides user-friendly interface and doesn't need third party's program support. It edits scanned image documents like editing a text file and can save the text to MS Word. Highly accurate conversion, simple to use, & clever selection tools.

Softonic - Editor's Choice
Once the text you want to save in editable format is loaded and you have defined the pages you want to convert, you can start the operation. Larger projects will somewhat slow down the process, but for those having few pages, it will finish quite quickly.


Extract Text from Images (OCR)

OCR Image to Word

Scan to Text

Scan to Word

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OCR Free helps extract text from images or scanned documents, saving time on manual retyping. 100% Freeware.

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