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Google Docs can now perform OCR to typewritten or printed text, meaning it can turn images into editable text.

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The OCR feature in Google Docs is not part of the standard UI yet but you can use this sample form to upload scanned images to your Google Account and the server will automatically try to extract text from these images provided the image resolution is good and that the text inside images is written using Latin character sets.

[via labnol.org]