Developer: LEAD Technologies, Inc.

Current Version: 2.0

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 12.7 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.

• Convert and export images to text
• OCR images in English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
• Select portions of images to export as raw text.

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:

• Improvements to OCR recognition results and bugs fixes.


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 2.0
Review by casdvm

Amazing yet quirky - I use this app infrequently, but so far, whenever I need it, it works well, with just a few quirks. I have not been able to figure out how to select only certain zones on a document to apply the OCR, so there is still plenty of editing that needs to happen afterwards. I also wish it could understand the concept of word wrap. The recognition is absolutely INCREDIBLE. I rarely have to edit the actual words, only the formatting.

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
Version 2.0
Review by johnsimms

Nice - It's been a nice little tool for me for performing OCR on PDF images. Use Interative > Draw Zone to put a rectangle around the region you want to OCR, click Recognize Text, and voi la. It seems to work pretty well with distorted images, such as images of open books.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 2.0
Review by ObeyTheFist

Does exactly what it promises. - I had 90 pages of scanned PDFs to respond to in litigation I'm involved with. They're court documents on complex forms. You have to submit paper copies to the court, paper copies to the other party, and retrieve paper copies from the court clerk if you need them. But they're all stored electronically. That's like planting a garden, emailing pictures to your friends, and then inviting them to share a harvest feast with you based on their printouts. This OCR software turns it back into at least the aroma of a fresh harvest. Granted, none of the formatting is retained and some of the lower case Ws are upper case (almost all of the ones at the beginning of a word), but if you need a scanned document to copy and paste from this free tool is priceless. There are weird bugs. The Open dialog never closes. The save dialog doesn't let you change the name of the document unless you click the [ ... ] button to browse file system for its destination. But none of that gets in the way of using this tool to brute force your way into a document you hate for not being textual.

Found helpful by 4 out of 5 people
Version 2.0
Review by ScapeTrek

doesn’t work for me... - I have tried importing/converting several pdf’s and none of them have come out workable, it’s faster if I just type the original document in myself due to all the editing that has to be done, formatting is nonexistent compared to source material. The price is good, so I’ll hang on to it, but I, at least, cannot recommend it.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 2.0
Review by diplocaulus

erratic - I’ve tried to extract text from several different sources with this app, all with varied results. Some good, some dreadful. The best required a fair amount of editing. The worst was totally unreadable jibberish. As others have written here, it has potential, but I’ll look for a more reliable OCR app for the time being.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people