Abstract: Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is a technique, which is used to convert the document images into editable text format. Many different types of OCR tools are freely and commercially available today. The primary objective of this work is to compare the performance of the open source OCR tools for extracting the text information from the image (Table format). The main functions of these tools are to convert the images into text format. Eight different types OCR tools are considered for this analysis. From this analysis is observed that the performances of OCR Convert and My Free OCRtools are better than other OCR tools.

Keywords: Optical Character Recognition, Online OCR, Free Online OCR, OCR Convert, My free OCR, Free OCR, i2OCR, To-text.net, Google Docs.