How can I get text out of a .jpg quickly ?

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  1. MICRO

    MICRO Registered Member

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    I use Fast Stone Capture to grab scroll down pages and save them as
    .jpg files, quite frequently but some weeks/months later I need to grab some of the text
    off one of the saved .jpg's but can't - Does anyone know a quick way to
    be able to grab the text please ?

    There does not appear to be an App. that will convert - any clues if I save
    the pages as something else other than a .jpg which would enable grabbing text off the page sometime in the future ?
     
  2. GlobalForce

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    No flying pigs here. Unless there's something I haven't heard of they'd need to first be printed, then scanned with OCR soft.
     
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    You'd be better off with something captures them as PDF's
     
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    It's easy to convert jpg to pdf, but that doesn't necessarily get you editable text. Just a pdf file of the graphics.
     
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    Oh, duh. It's getting late.

    OneNote would work! It can search jpg files for text and save as text.
     
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    Thanks to all you guys who tried - I gave a couple of things a go such as Peter mentioning to save as a .PDF, but also as he said, it does not allow to highlight and grab a bit - I checked Simple OCR, and Wilber's OCR link - 842. the JOCR looked the goods but it needs M$ Office which I don't have, I tried Pure Text, it was hopeless, tried PDF2Text, hopeless - I shall have to get used to File - Save As a Text file, and then also capture the scroll down Web page - a bit of a fiddle but better than nothing.

    Regards.
     
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