OCR software

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi all,

    I don't recall seeing discussions on this one before.

    A friend of mine is asking me for a good, free windows OCR that should help him read his images and convert to text (what OCR does, like duh). Is anyone familiar with something reasonable, convenient, easy to use, high percentage of correct conversion, solid image processing speed, etc?

    Regards,
    Mrk
     
  2. vijayind

    vijayind Registered Member

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    Best Free OCR , is FreeOCR.NET based on Google Tesseract engine. It uses .NET for GUI.
    http://softi.co.uk/freeocr.htm

    Its sufficient for my infrequent needs. Since its free, you can ask your friend to check it out and see if it fits the bill.
     
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  3. clansman77

    clansman77 Registered Member

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    hi mrk, try omniformat http://www.omniformat.com/
    also ms office has some OCR function built into it.if your friend by any chance has it its worth a shot.
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Will report progress, thanks!
    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  5. raakii

    raakii Registered Member

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    I remember a topic on this before , for me these two are the best
    1)Abbyy fine reader
    2)Omnipage professional
     
  6. renegade08

    renegade08 Registered Member

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    Yes, paid softwares are pretty "damn" good, but Mrk is asking for a freeware.
     
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  8. Espresso

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    I'm surprised someone hasn't created a utility that can leverage the built-in OCR capability of Window's tabletPC feature. If you check using pkgmgr or dism you can see theres a package named WinOCR.
     
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