Open Source OCR for Windows
Not every document that has been typed out or written has been neatly uploaded to the Internet. Things such as handouts from your teacher or professor may be hard to read physically, or you may be worried about misplacing them despite their importance. Documents from a co-worker or your boss that were given to you physically but also need to be emailed or otherwise handled electronically can also be a huge inconvenience if they cannot simply be scanned, as the text may need to be cited, copied, or pasted. This is where optical character recognition technology comes in.
OCR enables documents that exist physically to be converted into a PDF readable by software such as Adobe Reader or your web browser of choice. Not only that, but you can select text as if you typed out the document then and there yourself! Outside of dedicated software like ABBYY FineReader, OCR is a feature that exists in software such as Evernote and Microsoft Office OneNote.
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- NAPS2 is a document scanning application with a focus on simplicity and ease of use.
- gImageReader is a simple Gtk/Qt front-end to the Tesseract OCR Engine.Features: - Import PDF documents and images from disk, scanning devices, clipboard and screenshots
- Desktop automation tool using image recognition to identify and automate GUI elements.
- Scan Tailor is an interactive post-processing tool for scanned pages. It performs operations such as page splitting, deskewing, adding/removing borders, and others.
- Paperwork is a personal document manager for scanned documents (and PDFs). .
- Copy, paste and translate text from any image, video or PDF.
- GOCR is an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program, developed under the GNU Public License. It converts scanned images of text back to text files.
- CuneiForm (OpenOCR) is a text recognition software for printed templates. Manuscripts or PDF-files, the program can not recognize, however, but table structures.
- This open source, digitizing software converts an image file showing a graph or map, into numbers. The image file can come from a scanner, digital camera or screenshot.
- OpenALPR is an open source Automatic License Plate Recognition library written in C++ with bindings in C#, Java, Node.js, and Python.
- Program to recognize text on screen Powered by Tesseract, dpScreenOCR can recognize more than 100 languages and split independent text blocks, e.g. columns.
- People joke about what IDE they use often, things like Word, MS Notepad, sometimes even Eclipse, and then often times MS Paint.
- A Java/.NET GUI frontend for Tesseract OCR engine. Supports optical character recognition for Vietnamese language.