Question: What exactly is OCR and what is OCR software? I see these terms being mentioned but I don’t really know what they mean.
Answer: OCR stands for optical character recognition which is a tool that enables your computer to take scanned images and converts them into text documents. This not only makes the documents text-searchable but also text-editable. OCR software is just any software that contains an OCR engine. If you want to see for yourself what OCR is, you should download CVISION’s PdfCompressor. Not only does it have OCR but it can also compress PDF files for you.
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