I had good results using OCR in all collections and I would like to share it, because It can save many time.
Google Drive is an easy and free tool to use OCR with typed/printed texts and handwriting.
Please check the steps below
1 Downloading the image you want to transcribe
1.1 Open By the people link that you want to transcribe
1.2 Click on the 3 buttons on the upper right side
1.3 Click in more tools
1.4 Click on save page as
1.5 Save the page as " Webpage complete"
2 Applying Google OCR
2.1 Open Gmail
2.2 Open Google Drive
2.3 Click in New
2.4 Click in upload file
2.5 Select the jpg file (It's the first) inside the folder you downloaded from "Save page as" in step 1.5
2.6 Wait Google drive finish the upload
2.7 Select the jpg file you've just uploaded
2.8 Click with the right button and select open with
2.9 Select open with Google Documents
After that a new file with the same name and different extension will be created. This file will contain the image and the transcribed text.
1. ALL TEXTS SHOULD BE REVISED
The computer can make few mistakes, especially if the image has bad quality, or there are handwritten words covering the printed texts.
2 THE LINES ARE NOT THE SAME
The transcribed text will show different line breaks. So you should break the lines as the original text.
3 SEVERAL PAGES OR COLUMNS
If the image shows 2 pages, you need to split the image and put the first page on the top of the second. To split them you can use Microsoft paint.
The same can be used in newspaper pages. Many of them have several columns, if it has 5 columns, you should split the image in 5 parts creating 5 files, then you upload the 5 files and run the OCR separately.
4 HANDWRITTEN TEXTS
If the handwriting is clear the OCR will transcribe all or most part of it.
Here we have a good example
Here we have a bad example