How to: Convert JPG to Text

A JPEG file or (.jpg) is a file extension that is used to store photographic images. It employs a form of lossy compression to render images into a predefined resolution and size. The type of compression will not sacrifice much image quality and enables images to be stored on a computer without requiring excessive amounts of space. It is a prominent file format, which is widely used in several areas of computing but most noticeably on the internet for sharing and saving images on different websites.

A text file or is a format that is utilized to save information on a computer. These files are not limited to lines of text and may actually include graphics and other kinds of formats. Text files have many applications especially within formal or business arenas and within schools. They are implemented to save textual information in a computerized form.

Word editors such as Microsoft Word offer much in the way of creativity when creating text files. The user is able to use a number of different elements to apply defining features to any word document. One method of doing this is to add pictures to whatever document is being produced. However, to accomplish this it will necessitate images that are already on your computer in another location. The word document themselves do not come with the ability to produce JPEG images, subsequently you will have to obtain an image for use from an existing file on your computer. This process is very easy to do and is actually one way of converting JPEG to text. Once the JPEG image is merged with the word document it will cease being a JPEG file but an element of the text file. You will not need to buy any converters to do this, all you will need is the (.jpg) file you want to use, a program to open the image and a word editor.

Note: even though the actual extension of the fundamental text file is (.txt) the picture will not be stored on this type of file because of the formatting restrictions however, saving the file as a (.doc) file is another way to convert the JPG file to text and it will not present any challenges.

For this example Microsoft Word and Paint (Windows).

Converting the JPG file to text

  • To start retrieve the JPEG Image you would like to use by loading it within a paint editor in this instance Paint.
  • Once the file has been open you can copy the image by selecting the rectangular tool from the panel to the left of the editor. Drag the rectangular selection tool over the picture, you may crop areas if you do not need the entire picture. Once the selection outline appears covering the edge of the selected area, you may either right click on your mouse and press copy form the drop-down box that appears or click on the [Edit] tab and choose copy.
  • Load Microsoft Word.
  • Go to the the [Edit] tab in Word and select paste or alternatively right click on the mouse and choose paste from the drop-down box which appears.
  • Dependent on the size of the picture it may be too large for the particular document, adjust it using the mouse and the adjustment markers that will be displayed at the corner edges of the picture.
  • You may perform further edits to the file and then save it as a (.doc) file.

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