Developer: LEAD Technologies, Inc.

Current Version: 3.0.1

Last Updated: 4 months ago

Download Size: 33.1 MB - Download


APP FOR DEVELOPERS – see note below.

The LEADTOOLS OCR Application can perform Optical Character Recognition (OCR) on images, extract text from images, and convert images to various document formats with superior accuracy and speed.

• OCR, extract, copy & paste the text from an image for editing and sharing.
• Convert and export images to a variety of document formats, including: PDF, DOCX, Text, SVG, and many more.
• OCR images in English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
• Numerous options for optimizing text recognition including Invert, Rotate, Image Binarization, Perspective Deskew, and more.
• Fine tuned control over the OCR Engine settings to allow you to customize how your images are recognized.

NOTE: This is one of the applications that is provided with source code in LEADTOOLS, the award-winning SDK for programmers. This application is built using the LEADTOOLS Advantage OCR engine. This app is intended to show developers some of the many capabilities that they can integrate into their own applications using LEADTOOLS. For more information or to download a free evaluation SDK of our full toolkit, including the source code for this app, visit: https://www.leadtools.com/sdk/ocr

We love your feedback! Please feel free to share it with us anytime at: [email protected]


Release Notes:

New in 3.0.1:
• Stability and recognition improvements

New in 3.0.0:
• Added a variety of export formats such as PDF, DOCX, SVG, and more
• Added the ability to manually draw and edit recognition zones
• Numerous options for optimizing text recognition including Invert, Rotate, and Perspective Deskew

We love your feedback! Please feel free to share it with us anytime at: [email protected]


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by zamafir

Incredibly Accurate OCR, Wonderful - I stumbled across this App while looking for a reliable and inexpensive way to convert a ton of scanned JPGs a client provided to editable text. I tried several options for the iPhone and several downloads for Mountain Lion via google searches as this is far and away the best I've ever seen. It accurately decoded a dozen six column fair quality pages to editable text easily pasted into excel. Incredible, efficent, and a huge time savings!

Found helpful by 9 out of 9 people
Version 1.0
Review by judacoor

Does not create searchable PDF - Recognizes the text on a PDF but automatically exports a text file. Not what I was looking for. Do not know the accuracy of the OCR.

Found helpful by 4 out of 13 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.0.1
Review by fotobob

Works just fine - I was sent a 5 page pdf by a client for inclusion as text on a web site - found this little program and within 5 minutes I had text ready to publish. Great app.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 3.0.1
Review by John6330

Great app - This is a great app and it’s free. While there are additional features I’d like to ask for, it’s difficult to ask for features in a free app. The app recognized paragraphs as zones when opened, but translated to text without that recognition. So… there was more editing needed. But… It sure beat retyping.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 3.0.1
Review by slff1

NoT perfect but better than any other free app I’ve found - Using to transcribe jpgs of old news paper articles where quality of text is often not great. Most other free OCR apps I’ve tried deliver between 10% and 50% accurate text from these articles. This program 90% to 95%. Like that it will transcribe from jpgs vs having to first save as PDFs like some apps. Not sure what the zone functions are supposed to do. Can't seem to unselect a zone created by the Auto Zone tool If I want only a portion of a doc translated. The Draw Zone tool doesn't seem to work at all. But found I don't need either. Simply hit Recognize after opening a document/image and text is translated. You can then cut and past whatever translated text you want from the translation window.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people