Software equipped with OCR Optical Character Recognition offers users the ability to work with data from scanned documents that are saved as digital file formats, especially PDF. Optical character recognition scans image-based files looking for text and tries to recognize individual characters. Once visual clues inside the document are matched with any character in the underlying character database, OCR produces machine-encoded text that users can edit in word processors.
For example, an OCR program can transform a picture of an invoice into an editable invoice. It can save you time on manually retyping textual content from a PDF or an image file. One more benefit of using OCR software is related to making paper documentation digitally searchable.
Once all your scanned documents have been OCRed, you can easily search for a specific document or even a keyword across the whole set of documents. OCR technology is getting more accurate every year thanks to AI algorithms and increased processing power of hardware and software tools. Upload file By link. Upload image or PDF file. Paste url to source file. File type. Choose Files Choose Files. Supported file formats: pdf, jpg, bmp, gif, jp2, jpeg, pbm, pcx, pgm, png, ppm, tga, tiff, wbmp.