How using text extraction from images can help students.

Learn how to easily extract text from your image files. Discover the benefits it can bring to both students and professionals.

Say you’re working on an important paper and need a quotation from a book, but you only have an image file scan of the page — what should you do? You could manually type all that text out, but that would take a lot of time and effort while your paper's deadline is ticking away.

Fortunately, there’s a faster and easier solution. With the right tools, you can simply extract text from an image.

Get the information you need quickly.

Text extraction tools use machine algorithms to recognize and structure text from image files. The tools identify the shapes of letters on the image and reconstruct it as text you can select, copy-paste, and even edit.

If you’re a student, this technology is really helpful. It allows you to pull text directly from image files, saving you the valuable time you would have lost typing out long passages manually.

It also makes sourcing information easier. You can simply scan pages from textbooks or other documents as images and still be able to access the text with text editing software.

Extract text from any image file.

You can make extracting text from an image easier by first converting the image to a PDF. You can easily convert images to PDFs with Adobe Acrobat online services:

  1. Use your browser to access the JPG to PDF tool. Despite its name, the tool supports multiple image formats.
  2. Click Select A File to locate your image, or drag and drop it into the converter.
  3. Download your converted PDF.

Depending on your image file, the converter may automatically recognize and render text in the PDF. If not, PDF is a well-supported and popular document format with many online and local tools available for extracting text.

Explore everything you can do with Acrobat online services today.