Optical Character Recognition

 

other open-source OCR tools

 

create PDFs from TIFFs also incorporating commercial OCR Xpress ($3999 pro dev license) - might be worth checking out

 

Stack Overflow questions tagged OCR

 

Stack Overflow: beginning OCR coding

 

 

free online OCR services

Online OCR.net

http://www.onlineocr.net/default.aspx
OnlineOCR.net is a free service in a “Guest mode” (without registration) that allows you to convert 15 images per hour.

 

of dubious quality.
I ran a pretty clean JPG screenshot of notepad, with mono-spaced courier text through it, and was surprised at the number of errors.
OTOH, it was a JPG, and it was a free service.

 

 

 

Windows 7

Win7 has OCR (for TIFFs) built-in

 

 

Ocropus

http://code.google.com/p/ocropus/

 

open-source google-supported project
http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=241293

 

 

Linux-only, but you could run as an OCR server, or under CygWin?

 

 

Tessaract

http://www.pixel-technology.com/freeware/tessnet2/ - for .NET 2.0

 

 

Adobe Acrobat Pro

Adobe Acrobat Pro can do OCR in batch-processing mode

 

Batch OCR using Acrobat Professional - an Adobe-blog entry

 

download for a free 30-day trial

 

trouble-shooting ....

 

 

See Also

Emacs.OCR - a dedicated editing mode for OCR’d texts

 

 

Category tags

Programming ocr


 

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