Solved how to edit text of a .jpg file

January 20, 2011 at 11:18:21
Specs: Windows 7
My uncle has scanned a paper and sended me on email the document. It comes in a .jpg type. I really don't know what that means. I just want to edit text in the document and then again convert it into how it was (.jpg type) I have tried some softwares, but they add the text not in the same type of writing as the document has used( the color comes different or the spacing). I wanted to edit some names and add some extra text in it but it has to look real like I got it from my uncle.
Is there any free software with which I can do this??

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January 20, 2011 at 11:23:41
You have to use an OCR program.

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January 20, 2011 at 11:38:15
jpg is a picture not text so you are editing a picture not text.

The best you can do is put text over the existing text. This can be done with MS Paint or Powerpoint or other picture editing software like you get with your camera.

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January 20, 2011 at 11:45:02
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You have to use OCR software (Optical Character Recognition), to generate a file, where you can edit the text, or, the much easier way, ask your uncle for another document format like word dokument or something like that.

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January 20, 2011 at 16:53:12
You seem to want to edit it so that the changes are not noticeable. You will have a job to do that as a jpg file is a picture. Even with OCR it will then produce produce some sort of text document so I don't think that will meet your requirements. Basically I am saying what you are after cannot be done readilly. The nearest you will get is using a picture editor like Paint (or better) but it will take one heck of a lot of doing.

If you can accept a change in format then OCR will do it.

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