Text Recognition

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  1. CueTrackerRon, Sep 16, 2011
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    Hello,

    I'm not sure if this is the right place to post (if not, I'm sorry), but I have a good few fairly low-res scans of old magazines, which I need to extract text from. I'm having some trouble finding a program for this, I would probably need a fairly exact one, as the scans are low-res and I can't get higher. Could any of you please point me in the reight direction?

    Kind regards
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Check Out The Mac App Store

    ABBYY FineReader, OCR, Exactscan Pro, OCR Pro and a couple of others to choose from.

    I've used OCR pro with good results, but can't vouch for the others as i have not used item...Bound to be one that will work for you
     
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  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    No problem

    Thanks for the thanks:)
     
  5. robgendreau macrumors 68030

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    Prizmo is particularly good if you are scanning skewed images, as often happens with books and mags. It does OCR and deskew.

    You could also try Evernote; just import them and it will OCR them. Does a passable job. Or convert to a format Google Docs can read; it can do it too as I recall. An advantage is, of course, that these are free.

    Rob
     

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