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Here's why I need this software: I have a lot of screenshots taken of my tool; I need to read the user names and passwords from those screenshots. Reading the pics one-by-one is really annoying and it's rather imprecise to type them manually. If the names/passwords have a lengthier stream of alpha-numeric chars (which are difficult to remember) it becomes a bottle-neck for me.

The pictures aren't very complex (unlike those you see on account sign-up pages), they're simple and use regular font types (Times or Verdana).

Is there such software that can help me out, preferably free or open-source?

I think I should write this explicitly: I don't need some pro software for this, I don't intend to use this for commercial purposes, but for my personal works. I have more than 50 such screenshots (which I only created once), now I need to extract the fonts from them, so I prefer a software solution to do that. (Even if they were only 5 screenshots, I would have been looking for this).

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You need Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software. –  ChrisF Feb 18 '10 at 17:19
@ChrisF, why didn't you post it as answer .. ? –  InfantPro'Aravind' Feb 18 '10 at 17:21
It's not a particularly helpful answer, just a comment pointing you at the type of software you need to be looking for. –  ChrisF Feb 18 '10 at 17:25
But it was a helpful answer anyway .. Sometimes we start searching without knowing the primary-KEYword .. and hence struggle .. same case with me .. too .. OCR is the keyword .. (I got list of them in WIKI).. please post it as an answer .. I am happy accepting it .. I don't usually expect spoon-feeding .. :-) –  InfantPro'Aravind' Feb 18 '10 at 17:28
If you have office you have one: Microsoft Office Document Imaging (not installed by default) –  fluxtendu Feb 18 '10 at 17:43

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This might be exactly what you're looking for:

TopOCR is designed to be simple and user-friendly for use with your digital camera or smartphone. Now wherever you go, you can quickly and easily acquire documents from business cards, newspapers, books and magazines without having to carry around a bulky and costly portable scanner.

Incredible OCR accuracy, upto 99.8% with a 3 MP camera

TopOCR is freeware and can be used portable.

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yup thanx .. :-) –  InfantPro'Aravind' Feb 18 '10 at 17:31
you're welcome. –  Molly7244 Feb 18 '10 at 17:32

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