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In Snaggit it has a feature that let's you take a screenshot and if there are texts on screen it converts the text into selectable text (somehow) so you can copy and paste the text into a text editor for example. Is there any free software that can do that?

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You can use Google Docs. They allow for OCR as you upload image.

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Clever! I will give it a try now! –  xiaodai Aug 30 '10 at 11:44
    
It's not perfect. Often doesn't get everything. –  xiaodai Aug 30 '10 at 11:53
    
@xiaodai: Perfect OCR is mythical creature - usually not found... :) –  Josip Medved Aug 30 '10 at 13:52

gocr and ocrad (available for at least Linux/Unix) comes to my mind.

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Any Windows software? Thanks –  xiaodai Aug 30 '10 at 11:07

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