What is an OCR application?
An OCR application is a tool that you can use to transform a scanned image into a fully searchable text file. OCR stands for optical character recognition, meaning that OCR software identifies text characters using their optical properties, by identifying their outlines on a page of scanned text. Most OCR applications are advanced enough to recognize printed text in most standard fonts.
How easy is it to use an OCR application?
The great thing about OCR applications is that they are extremely easy to use. They require virtually no work from you and produce results that are clear and easy to work with. Depending on the accuracy of the specific program that you are using, the results can be perfectly accurate. To use an OCR application, all you have to do is select the files that you would like to OCR, and the rest is done for you.
What are the best OCR applications?
OCR applications based on accuracy and other features that are important to users, such as speed and batch processing capabilities. One application that is a market leader based on all of these characteristics is Maestro Recognition Server from CVISION. Maestro is an industrial, server-based tool that has the highest accuracy ratings of any English OCR tool, in addition to supporting OCR in over 60 other languages. Download the free trial version of Maestro to test it out and see how you like it.