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Anybody Experienced with OCR software?

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:34 am
by racketboy
I'm trying to experiment with OCRing magazine scans so we can have searchable PDFs, but the OCR built into my full version of Acrobat could use some improvement.

Anybody have any good experience with OCR software that can process JPEGs or PDFs that are already scanned?

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:33 pm
by extrarice
I don't know what platform you're on, but on the Mac pretty much your only option is ReadIRIS, which is....ok... Nothing stellar, and the accuracy isn't 100%, but it gets the job done.

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:52 pm
by racketboy
I'm running XP...

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:58 pm
by extrarice
Hmm...does OmniPage have a Windows version? I remember that worked pretty well on Mac OS 9. Pretty good accuracy.

Re: Anybody Experienced with OCR software?

Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:53 am
by Anapan
I used to use Omnipage Professional on xp and it worked well. Haven't tried it in a couple years but it worked on every font typeface and size I threw at it. Anything it didn't recognize was saved as a graphic (so spaghetti stains got preserved perfectly). I'd recommend it.
Edit: Oh yeah, it can import most graphic formats, and has an advanced greyscale recognition option so your graphics get saved properly.