Text in TIFF files
TIFF files can be created from scanned documents. The major problem that many users encounter when working with TIFF files is that they can only view the entire file as an image, and cannot work with the text in any way. This is a significant issue because scanned documents may contain lengthy texts that remain virtually inaccessible for editing, and cannot be searched.
Benefits of OCR software
Fortunately, OCR software can solve this problem. OCR, or optical character recognition, is able to recognize text within scanned documents, making them fully searchable and editable. OCR is extremely accurate, so users can be confident in the quality of the results. OCR has revolutionized the process of digitizing paper documents because the text in now completely accessible.
Online OCR for TIFF files
If you need OCR software to process scanned documents, the best available tool is Maestro Recognition Server from CVISION. Based on tests, Maestro has the most accurate English OCR available. Furthermore, Maestro can convert TIFF files and other image file formats into PDF for greater accessibility and more convenient sharing. You can download the free trial version of Maestro to test it out.