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Free Online OCR Service Turns Image Files Into Text

Let’s start with..

Free OCR Service Turns Image Files Into (Editable) Text

Free OCR is a free Web-based OCR service that turns any uploaded image file into a text file you can load into Word or your document editor of choice. is a free online OCR (Optical Character Recognition) tool. You can use this service to extract text from any image you supply.

This service is free, no registration necessary. We also do not need your email address.

Just upload your image files. Free-OCR takes either a JPG, GIF, TIFF, BMP or PDF (only first page).

The only restriction is that the images must not be larger than 2MB, no wider or higher than 5000 pixels and there is a limit of 10 image uploads per hour.”

Some Beatles For Your Friday:

Today’s quote:The best way out is always through.” ~ Robert Frost

I know it’s Friday.. But do you have your thinking caps on? Oakland hills residents fight crime with cameras

Growing concern about crime in the Oakland hills, and a withered Police Department’s apparent inability to do anything about it, has given rise to a new neighborhood strategy embraced by both residents and police: Buy surveillance cameras.

Lots of them.Read more..

Yes.. feel safer. At any cost.

Today’s quote #2:They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

A camera watching does not make you safer. It may make it a tiny bit easier to find your murderer, after you’re dead.. Maybe. And then again, maybe not. There are such things as ski masks… A cop walking a beat, now that’s what I’d want.
(And how can a police department, getting larger budgets every year, for two decades, be “withered”? Seems.. curious … )

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July 6, 2012 - Posted by | advice, computers, Internet, tech | , , , , , , ,


  1. Heads up! FREE! AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro Edition V5.1 PC Software with a 100% off Discount Coupon Code – The Ultimate Hard Drive Partition Management Solution

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    And I am hard pressed to recommend GOTD or GGOTD right now until they figure out the bugs on their new wrapper…. that has “Themida/Starforce” which is raising flags with some security programs. I got company and I am really busy at the haven’t even downloaded anything I have no first hand experience with it yet. I understand why they use a wrapper..but I think they could have picked a better one.

    Giveaway of the Day Project Team’s Blog » Blog Archive » GOTD wrapper is updated

    Something has changed… « Giveaway of the Day Forums

    It’s all over Wilder’s…

    If I do download anything..for right now I am not impressed and very leery of this type of wrapper…I will be using Sandboxie or Time Freeze.


    Comment by delenn13 | July 7, 2012 | Reply

    • delenn13,
      I’ll take a look at Wilder’s: and I mentioned bitsdujuour’s in today’s. Thank you for this.


      Comment by techpaul | July 7, 2012 | Reply

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