OCR (Optical Character Recognition) is an upcoming technology nowadays that lets you analyze an image and recognize the text within the image, which can be used in your desktop publishing software, word processor, or other text editor. OCR is an absolutely simple and easy to learn application. It is especially suitable for situations wherein you are copying from an image but you don't want to type the text. OCR is typically used on scanned documents. You can also capture a specific region, a window or the entire desktop and then perform character recognition. Once you have captured the image just hit "recognize" and the OCR starts functioning to give you the accurate text results from within the image.
OCR Tool for Hand Written Text
The OCR tools convert handwritten text and numbers into machine readable strings and documents. OCR tool for hand-written text are capable of converting the handwritten reports into PDF or Word doc files. The tools can be used in the same manner for the images. OCR supports the recognition of hand written text in approximately 100 languages of which about ten are with dictionary support. OCR software scans the page containing the handwritten text and while scanning, analyzes the strokes and edges of each character. According to its library, the OCR tool for hand-written text will analyze the writing and accurately recognize it. The software will actually learn and get used to your writing as time progresses. OCR with handwriting tools can be found on the internet and are available on a trial basis for free.
OCR Enabled Desktops
OCR is now available as a desktop application that allows you to selectively process an entire folder of Image Files to ASCII text. All you need to do is to define specific zones to process. Once defined, an entire folder of images is speedily converted to ASCII text using that template, converting only the specific regions you defined. Results are stored to format of your choosing, delimited text file, XML, or Excel. OCR enabled Desktops permit the user to designate specific regions or zones of an image to process. Using the region specified by you, the OCR generates ASCII text for all image documents within a designated folder. For example, if you had a thousand bitmap documents that each contained a name, social security number, and date, you need to define only the regions to be processed.