Originally Posted by Jim
Use a good quality (3 megapixel+) digital camera with some sort of tripod mounting for steady image. Would require lots of experimentations with distance/light but apparently this would work.
Only problem with this is, most OEM (or 'bundled') OCR software comes with a scanner & only works in conjunction with the scanner software (ie, you must select 'scan to text' or similar option when scanning).
You can't use it with a picture file.
And non-OEM OCR software usually costs quite a bit.