When need to extract text from PDF images on your Mac OS X Mavericks included, you have two choices: one is spending a lot of time to type words one by one. The other is extracted the text directly with a third party tool. Of course, the second one is the most effective method. If you are searching for such a program through the Internet, you are in the right place here. In the article, I recommend you two best programs, which are called Wondershare PDF Converter Pro and Wondershare PDFelement. With the help of these programs, you can easily extract all text files from PDF image on Mac OS X Mavericks.

We now offer you the free trial version for you, and you can choose to try the program first before purchase it. Please choose either the Windows version and the Mac version according to the system of your computer. Here I will take the Mac version as an example. If you are a Windows version user, you can follow the similar steps. After getting the program, please follow the steps now.

Part 1. Extract Text from PDF by Wondershare PDF Converter Pro

PDF Converter Pro lets you convert PDF files to other compatible formats easily with its professional OCR technology. Its latest high-end OCR tech supports more than 20 global languages, like English, Chinese, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Germany, Turkish, Spanish, and so on.

Wondershare PDF Converter Pro allows you to convert files between PDF and Word, Excel, PPT, HTML, EPUB, Images, Texts, etc. Batch conversation can be finished in a minute with 100% original quality and layout.

How to extract text from PDF image on Mac OS X Mavericks included

Step 1. Launch the PDF Converter Pro on your computer

After getting the Mac version program, please install it on your iMac, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. The Mac version works well with Mac OS X Sierra, El Caption, Snow Leopard, Lion, and Mountain Lion. Please then run the program to get the starting window.

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Step 2: Upload PDF images to program & Enable OCR & select language

Now, you can upload your PDF images to the program by dragging and dropping or by clicking on the icon “+”. After this, you will see a pop-up window, which asks you to enable the OCR feature. Click “Enable OCR”. Then you need to select a language. Please click PDF Converter Pro at the top left to reveal “Preference… “option. Then click “Preference…” and navigate to OCR tab. From the dialogue box for OCR, please select the right language for the PDF image. By default, the selected language is English.

Step 3. Extract PDF image text on Mac now

After the two steps above, please click the little settings button on the PDF item bar and select “Plain Text (.txt)” or “Word Document (.docx)” from Format drop-down list as the output format. As you can see, you can also choose other formats such as Excel Workbook (.xlsx), PowerPoint Presentation (.pptx) or even the cross-platform document format, Rich Text Format (.rtf) for the output document. After these steps, please click the big button “Convert” to start the extraction process.


Just a few seconds later, you can get extracted text files, which will be saved in the output folder. You can check your text files in the window. Want to extract text from PDF image? Just turn to our program and have a try now!

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Part 2. Extract Text from PDF by Wondershare PDFelement

The second tool you can count on is Wondershare PDFelement. It only allows you to edit and convert scanned image PDF effortlessly with the help of its inbuilt OCR feature. It's also a simply and easy-to-use tool to finish all these jobs.

Step 1. Download and launch PDFelement

Please download and install this professional software on Mac. Launch it and click the button “Open File” to add your PDF files you would like to extract text from.

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Step 2. Extract Text from PDF Image with OCR

To convert PDF to text, you just need to click on the button “Convert” followed by “To Text” on the top of the window. After that, conversion window will pop up. Please turn on the button of “OCR” on the right side.


With everything ready, click on the button of “Convert” to convert your PDF file and then extract text from PDF image accordingly.

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