Do you know how to OCR Screen conveniently?

If you are puzzled by the problem about saving characters on your computer screen to TXT document, now you will not need to worry about it anymore. The program VeryPDF Screen OCR will help you resolve the problem and it will supply you a convenient way to OCR Screen.

Mentioned about Screen OCR, you may never heard of it before. This is a smart and easy-to-use program which enables users to capture screen no matter the characters on computer desktop, in image, scanned document, icon or others. The program itself supports to recognize ten kinds of languages and if you need to use some other kind, you can click more in  its language list to download the OCR language packages online.

To use Screen OCR, please click here to download the installation file and double click the installer to finish installation step by step. You just need to double click the application icon or open the Start menu to launch Screen OCR.

In the popup small program interface, you need to choose the language that you want the program to recognize in Language dropdown list, for example, you choose English. Then you need to click Capture button to capture and OCR screen. Please see the program interface in Figure 1. There is also another way for you to OCR screen conveniently. In the edit box at the bottom of the interface, there is a hotkey shown for you, which means that you can click the hot key to capture screen just like clicking Capture button. Of course, you can also change the hot key by checking the option Change Hotkey to Capture Screen to activate the edit box and click the button you want to use as the hot key such as F4.

interface of OCR Screen

                                Figure 1

Then when you press F4 button each time, you will be able to capture screen with your mouse and you just need to drag a rectangle to select the area that you want to recognize. When you loose your mouse, some tool buttons will appear below the selected area. You can click cancel button to cancel the area, click Copy button to copy the selected image, click Save to File button to save the selected image in the default directory. If you want to share the selected image online via the website VeryPDF Online Tools, please click Share Online button. The button OCR is used for you to OCR screen.


After clicking on OCR button, the window for recognizing selected characters will come out like the one shown in Figure 2. On the left, there is the selected screen image; On the right, you will see the recognized characters. To save the characters as TXT document, please click File—Save Text or File—Save Text as to save TXT document in default directory or in a specified location.

OCR screen

                                                     Figure 2

So these are all steps about how to OCR screnn conveniently. The key is hot key setting. If there is any question you don’t understand, please contact the support team of VeryPDF.

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