OCR programs for Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Westside guy, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. Westside guy macrumors 601

    Westside guy

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    Hi,

    The subject says it all - I'm looking for an OCR (optical character recognition) scanning program for OS X. Any recommendations?

    I'd rather not have to use OmniPage Pro inside of VPC. :p

    Thank you!
     
  2. BenRoethig macrumors 68030

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    Readiris Pro. A copy came with my HP PSC2110. I don't know how it stacks up, but it's the only one I know of.

    Iris Software
     
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    There is also a version of OmniPage Pro that works natively in Mac OS X. I received an OCR application with my Epson All-in-One called ABBYY FineReader 5 Sprint Plus.
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    As bousozoku stated above, OmniPage Pro is MacOS X-native. It is the standard of the industry. IIRC, OmniPage originated on the Mac.
     
  5. Westside guy thread starter macrumors 601

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    Actually, the reason I phrased it the way i did was because I already have Omnipage Pro for Windows. Unfortunately it's version 10, so it's not current - otherwise I'd try to do a straight trade. But my intentions were purely platform neutral; no anti-Mac bias was intended. :D
     
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Well, just thinking about this thread, I tried ABBYY FineReader 5 Sprint Plus. It was fairly successful on what it could handle. :D Otherwise, it's a POS.

    Funny though, the image of the box for the Windows version looks like they copied it directly from the OmniPage Pro box and turned it red. I suppose that could be the Xerox TextBridge box originally, since that's got the same engine as OmniPage Pro and one other product--all from ScanSoft.
     

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