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Snagit: Quick way to get text from a PDF etc.

March 5, 2020

I’ve used TechSmith’s Snagit for years for screen captures and for quick image editing, but wasn’t aware of the OCR function that it has to grab the text from PDFs, images etc.

Details are here: https://www.techsmith.com/blog/extract-text-from-image/

I just tested it on a fairly complex bit of text arranged in columns, and while it wasn’t perfect, it worked remarkably well. It was certainly better than other methods I’d tried on this particular test PDF.

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