Free Program to convert PNG to Text?

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  1. Posts : 589
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    Free Program to convert PNG to Text?


    Is there a free program I can install (Windows 10 Pro-1909) that will let me convert a PNG to an editable text file?
    We get a capture using the Nimbus screenshot tool and it saves it as a PNG. However we then wish to just convert it to an editable text file for printing, etc. I do not want this to be an online conversion but a free program I can install. Any suggestions? I know there are some OCR programs but they do not accept a PNG but want you to scan a document.

    Thank you for any help.
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  2. Posts : 6,907
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    Lots of free apps on the ms store search for OCR if you have a Google account Google can do it for you if you view the file on Google
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  3. Posts : 589
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    Samuria said:
    Lots of free apps on the ms store search for OCR if you have a Google account Google can do it for you if you view the file on Google
    Thank you but don't the OCR apps assume that you want to scan in a page as I had not seen any that let you open a a file on your system. I will look again.
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  4. Posts : 6,907
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    There is lot on the store select one that meets your requirments or just use Google Convert PDF and photo files to text - Computer - Google Drive Help
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  5. Posts : 589
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    Samuria said:
    There is lot on the store select one that meets your requirments or just use Google Convert PDF and photo files to text - Computer - Google Drive Help
    I had tried the one for DRIVE but the edits were very hard to do and I do not see any in the MS Store if that is what you meant.
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  6. Posts : 6,907
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    There are load in the MS store if you search OCR
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  7. Posts : 589
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    Samuria said:
    There are load in the MS store if you search OCR
    OK, I will go to ms store again and see.
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  8. Posts : 5,078
    21H1 64 Bit Home
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    I use Nimbus Screenshot browser extension and you can define capture as .jpg or .png in options.

    Or just use an image converter.

    Then check out something like this. (I have not actually used it)

    https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multim...-to-Word.shtml

    There are a few others in amongst this list:

    https://www.softpedia.com/dyn-search...earch_term=ocr

    Note: Mostly they are not 100% accurate and cannot often read all text correctly.
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  9. Posts : 589
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    Callender said:
    I use Nimbus Screenshot browser extension and you can define capture as .jpg or .png in options.

    Or just use an image converter.

    Then check out something like this. (I have not actually used it)

    https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multim...-to-Word.shtml

    There are a few others in amongst this list:

    https://www.softpedia.com/dyn-search...earch_term=ocr

    Note: Mostly they are not 100% accurate and cannot often read all text correctly.
    I know I can change Nimbus to jpg. Is jpg to word free I wonder. I will look at it! However is this an online conversion or software for the PC?
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  10. Posts : 5,078
    21H1 64 Bit Home
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    Free software that I have not personally tried. It's not an online converter.

    Maufacturer's link is here:

    JPG to Word
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