FreeOCR Compatibility: From JPEG to TIFF and Beyond


Could you inform me about the types of image files that FreeOCR can process effectively?


  • : It’s commonly used for documents that are meant to be viewed on different devices without losing formatting.

  • JPG/JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)

    : A widely used compressed image format for digital photos and web graphics.

  • BMP (Bitmap Image File)

    : An uncompressed raster image format that is simple but can result in large file sizes.

  • GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)

    : Best known for small animations and low-resolution film clips.

  • JP2 (JPEG 2000)

    : An updated version of JPEG with better compression efficiency.

  • PBM (Portable Bitmap Format)

    : Part of the Netpbm format, used for monochrome images.

  • PCX (Paintbrush Bitmap Image File)

    : An older format once popular with DOS-based programs.

  • PGM (Portable Gray Map)

    : Another Netpbm format, used for grayscale images.

  • PNG (Portable Network Graphics)

    : A format for storing bitmapped images on the web that supports transparency.

  • PPM (Portable Pixmap Format)

    : Yet another Netpbm format, used for full-color images.

  • TGA (Targa Image File)

    : Developed by Truevision for their line of video cards, it’s used for various types of raster graphics.

  • TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)

    : Widely supported and used for storing high-quality images with support for multiple layers and pages.

  • WBMP (Wireless Bitmap Image File)

    : An image format optimized for mobile devices.

  • FreeOCR’s ability to handle these formats makes it a handy tool for converting scanned documents and images into editable text. The software’s compatibility with such a wide range of file types ensures that users can work with almost any document they might encounter. Whether you’re dealing with a simple scanned receipt in JPG format or a complex multi-page document in TIFF format, FreeOCR has got you covered.

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