digital graphics library

Convert image to text November 9, 2015

Did you know that you can convert the text from an image file and turn it into a word document?

Google drive is one that does this for you.  I’m sure there are many others but this was  free and easy to use.  The instructions I got from google were not clear to me at first.  The actual name for it is Optical Character Recognition.

This is quoted  from the google support site.

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) lets you convert images with text into text documents using automated computer algorithms. Images can be processed individually (.jpg, .png, and .gif files) or in multi-page PDF documents (.pdf). These are some of the types of files suitable for OCR:

  • Image or PDF files obtained using flatbed scanners
  • Photos taken with digital cameras or mobile phone


Below is a good video of how to convert an image of text to an editable Google Doc.