No one likes to re-type paragraphs of text. That being said, it isn’t always possible to obtain all necessary project data in digital form. In some cases the data you need may only exist as a scanned drawing or exhibit. Fortunately, Raster Design can make quick work of converting rasterized content into fully editable text.
Raster Design’s Optical Character Recognition (OCR) feature can easily identify, extract, and validate the text lifted from a scanned image. After extraction, if further QA/QC is needed, it is also possible to have your computer read the converted text back, such that it can be cross checked against the original scan.
If you are interested, I’ve created a quick video that walks through the process.
NOTE: The quality of the text extraction is directly proportional to the quality of the scanned image. If you are working with a “dirty” scan, try despeckling the image prior to extracting. Use the following link to learn how to despeckle images! https://youtu.be/YCSLB0oCfhk