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Copy Text from Image files is the thing which I notice at the first during an online scam. There is some company that is giving the image to text conversion online work to earn money online. I used to convert the images with a OCR software but accuracy is a big issue and ultimately in the scams you won’t get pay for any work and so is with my case. But if we leave the scam apart then we need something that can extract text from images. Sometime we need to copy some text from an image but most of the times we need to type that. Now with the help of OCR software you don’t need to type that, you can just simply copy the text from image files and paste in notepad or any other text editor.

Text from Image files

Text from Image files

Copy Text from Image Files using GTText OCR Software

To copy the text from image files you need to download GTText OCR software from official website. The installer is only around 14MB in size which will get downloaded very quickly on broadband connection. After download is complete install the application and run it after that. In the following section I will describe the tool and the test I did for extraction of text from image files.

Open the GTText application and it will display a pop-up window to select the image files. Select the file you want to copy some text from and open it.

Image Select - Copy Text from Image

Image Select – Copy Text from Image

After that you can see the image file opened in GTText software like the image below. 

Image file in GTText Software

Image file in GTText Software

There are two methods to extract the text from image files and they are as follows:

Process the entire image -> for that you need to go to the Tools form Main menu and select Copy Text from -> Full Image. This will process the entire image and extract the text from that so you can copy and paste into a text editor.

Full Image Copy Text from Image

Full Image Copy Text from Image

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Process the selected portion of image file -> to do that click on the button marked by Red arrow in the image below. It will allow to select a portion of an image file you need to copy text from.

Copy Text from selected image portion

Copy Text from selected image portion

You can use any of the above mentioned ways to extract the text from image files. In the image below you can see a popup window with the text from the image portion selected.

Copy Text from Image

Copy Text from Image

Now you can copy the text from the popup dialog box by just clicking the box and pressing ctrl+C and paste in notepad.

Is there any effect in Accuracy for different image file types?

To test the accuracy of GTText OCR software I have made three types of image files with same content and check the result. In the image file I have written ‘technokarak.com”. The exact result is shown below:

  • Image File Type -> PNG
    • Extracted text -> “technokar ak. com” Content spelling is write but with an extra space.
  • Image File Type -> BMP
    • Extracted text -> “technokar ak. con!” Extra space at same location and mistake in the last character
  • Image File Type -> JPG
    • Extracted text -> “technokar ak. coni” Extra space at the same place and mistake in the last character

From the result it is clear that the tool works best in the case of PNG files. But these results might vary in different machines and different types of image files.

Verdict :  GTText is a very useful and simple to use utility software which can be used effectively in copying text from image files.

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Achin Jain is owner and passionate blogger of Technokarak from Delhi, INDIA. He is an Engineer and loves to discover and learn new things on Internet. At Technokarak, he writes articles on Wordpress, SEO, Mobiles, Tablets and other technical stuff.
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