You’ve seen the tables in the images. They’re just begging to be extracted, and you’re just the person for the job.
In this article, we’ll show you how to extract tables from images in just a few simple steps. With our step-by-step guide, you’ll be able to extract tables from any image and scanned file in no time at all!
Understand Why It’s Important to Extract Tables From Images
Before you can extract tables from images, you first need to understand why it’s important to do so. In many cases, the tables that are embedded in images are the important data source that you have. If you lose that data, you lose valuable information that can help you make critical business decisions.
Not only that but extracting tables from images can also help improve your data analysis efforts. By having access to clean, organized and accurate data, you’ll be able to glean insights that can help improve your business processes and bottom line.
Step by Step Guide to Extracting Tables From Images
This step-by-step guide will show you how to extract data such as tables/handwritten in a few easy steps. First, you need to create an account or log in to your AlgoDocs account. The second step is to choose a predefined extractor or simply create new extractor rules by:
- Click the “Add Rule button” and select the data type (Text, Number, Date, table, etc.).
- (optional step) Select a range of data you want to extract (only do this if your data is always in a fixed position, i.e. it will not change its position if you later load other documents).
- Click the “Extract button”, next you may use default filters or add new filters with ‘Add Filter’ to refine your data until you get the result you want.
Finally, you can export the extracted data to by selecting the desired format like Excel, JSON and XML.
What are the main features of AlgoDocs?
1) Table Extraction
Since copying and pasting tables from images/scanned files into an editable file like an Excel spreadsheet is not possible. AlgoDocs can easily extract all tables, even multipage ones. You may watch the Video Tutorials to learn how easy it is to extract tables with AlgoDocs.
2) Extracting Data from Low-Quality Images
AlgoDocs has a sophisticated AI-powered OCR engine that can handle even low-quality scanned PDFs and pictures with as low dpi as 75 ( see Figures 1 and 2).
Figure1. Low quality scanned image uploaded to AlgoDocs.
Figure2. The extracted table from the image shown in Figure1 using AlgoDocs.
3) Handwritten Extraction
The developed ICR (Intelligent Character Recognition) algorithms can convert handwritten text into machine-printed. Figure 3 shows an example of a handwritten scanned document processed by AlgoDocs.
Figure 3. Sample of a scanned handwritten text.
And the result of processing the sample shown in Figure 3 is shown in Figure 4.
Figure4. The extracted text using AlgoDocs.
4) PDF/Image to JSON
AlgoDocs can extract various fields and tables from images/native and scanned PDF documents into JSON files.
So there you have it! A step by step guide to extract tables from images. By following these simple steps, you can easily get the data you need without having to retype everything. Now try AlgoDocs the forever free subscription plan with 50 pages per month. You may check AlgoDocs pricing for paid subscriptions if you need to process more pages.