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!! 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.


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[[Emacs.OCR]] - a dedicated editing mode for OCR'd texts
 
 
April 05, 2012, at 09:14 AM by OtherMichael -
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!! Windows 7
Win7 has OCR (for TIFFs) [[http://www.nsourceit.com/2009/10/26/windows-7-search-can-now-ocr-tiff-images-on-its-own/|built-in]]

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July 07, 2009, at 08:54 AM by OtherMichael -
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!! [[#General]] General Notes

http://sites.google.com/site/ocropus/ - open-source google-supported project
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!! Optical Character Recognition

[[http://www.linux.com/feature/138511|other open-source OCR tools]]

[[http://www.codeproject.com/KB/showcase/CreateSearchablePDFs.aspx|create PDFs from TIFFs]] also incorporating commercial OCR Xpress ($3999 pro dev license) - might be worth checking out

Stack Overflow [[http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/ocr|questions tagged OCR]]

Stack Overflow: [[http://stackoverflow.com/questions/850717/what-are-some-popular-ocr-algorithms|beginning OCR coding]]


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

[[http://sites.google.com/site/ocropus/|open-source google-supported project]]
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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
[[http://www.adobe.com/go/t?product=acrobat_pro&loc=en&vk=7047799E2FA0|Adobe Acrobat Pro]] can do OCR in batch-processing mode

[[http://blogs.adobe.com/acrolaw/2005/10/batch_ocr_using_1.html|Batch OCR using Acrobat Professional]] - an Adobe-blog entry

[[http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobatpro/tryout.html|download for a free 30-day trial]]

[[http://blogs.adobe.com/acrolaw/2007/06/troubleshooting.html|trouble-shooting]] ....


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July 09, 2008, at 02:45 PM by MichaelPaulukonis -
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!! [[#General]] General Notes

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

http://www.linux.com/feature/138511 - other open-source OCR tools


!! [[#SeeAlso]] See Also
InputAccel.OpticalCharacterRecognition

!! [[#Categories]] Category tags
[[!Programming]]