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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 Picture to text?

You may have come across a scenario where you've captured a picture on your phone or camera that you later need to copy out. You may have looked at the picture and carefully jotted down the text or typed out the information to be shared with others in an application, document, or spreadsheet. Manual text extraction like this can be a daunting experience, as well as being excessively time consuming if you have a pressing deadline to meet, all the more so if the text in the image is blurred! Fortunately, there is a simpler, more efficient method to extract text and it's why we've created the Zamzar picture-to-text tool. Simply put, picture-to-text technology does what it says on the metaphorical tin - it allows you to convert a picture into digital, editable text. This works by uploading your picture to a tool that uses optical character recognition (OCR) software - a technology that analyzes and scans your file, recognises the characters within it, and extracts the text. Provided your original picture file has sufficient resolution and the text is clear enough for the tool to scan the file successfully, the output file provides you with plain text that you can then export to be used in other contexts, such as in documents, spreadsheets, finance applications, or presentation software.


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High Quality

Our conversion tool has been created in such a way that the original formatting and layout of the file will be retained. The only difference you’ll notice will be the file type.

Highly Reputable

Zamzar was used by the creator of PowerPoint to help him convert a very old PowerPoint into something that could be opened.

Dedicated Support

If you run into a problem, just drop our support team an email and they’ll be more than happy to help.