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Zamzar has converted over 510 million files since 2006

Convert different Image files to Text

You can use Zamzar to convert a wide range of different files - just click on a format to get started:

Why convert GIF to text?

GIF files are an image file format used to store bitmap images. They're commonly used with graphics and animations, but can also be used for sharing text in image format. These files use a compression algorithm to reduce file size without compromising image quality, but this means that they aren't suitable for storing complex images above 256x256 pixels.

Because of the content you can store in a GIF file, they can be excellent for capturing certain visual data, but this can cause problems if you are looking to quickly and accurately share text held within the image. In this case you may end up manually transcribing the content, which can take a lot of time. A GIF-to-text conversion tool, like the one on this page, is an excellent solution to this scenario, helping you to extract the text from your GIF file. Our tool uses a type of technology called OCR (optical character recognition) software to detect text within the image and convert it to a plain text file. Image-to-text converters like this can be used to create editable transcripts or to share text from a variety of GIF images, such as screenshots, social media images, or picture infographics, making them an incredibly useful tool.

No Software Required

To convert a file, simply visit Zamzar, upload your file, choose your desired file format, and press convert. No software is required, and you get your converted file back instantly without having to leave the browser.

Any Device

Our motto is to make file conversion easy, which is why we allow you to convert files from any device.

New Conversion Types

If we don't support a conversion type, then just drop us a message and our engineers will look to add support for it.

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