What is OCR?
OCR is optical character recognition software, a technology that is designed to optically recognize text content within a digital file. OCR has advanced to the point where the risk of error is minimal, resulting in high quality text-searchable and editable documents. OCR software is able to process documents instantly, which is much faster than manually going through images containing text.
How can OCR improve document scanning?
Scanning produces images, and scanned documents are not immediately text-searchable. This is a significant problem for someone who scans lengthy documents and needs to work with the content. The text is all there, but it is not very useful in image form. OCR software solves this problem by recognizing the text, so that you can work with scanned documents just like regular documents.
OCR document scanning solutions
There are advanced solutions available to improve the document scanning process using OCR. One of the best OCR tools for scanned documents is Maestro Recognition Server from CVISION. Maestro is a powerful, server-based OCR solution that recognizes characters with near-perfect accuracy. Best of all, Maestro is available in a free trial version that you can download.