OCR module

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OCR module

Post by enaef » Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:38 pm

Hi
Sorry for asking this question in this forum. I could not find a better one.
I saw advertisement for an OCR module on the tracker homepage and found this: "We are pleased to advise our developer toolkit clients that we have released the first fruits of our work on providing OCR functionality within our end user and developer toolkit products."

I am VERY interested in the OCR functionality, where it should be possible to "convert image based PDF files into fully searchable PDF’s files – whilst retaining the image based properties of the original file".

Since the first quote also speaks of end user products, I searched for this functionality in the "PRO PDF-XChange Product Suite" but could not find it.

Can anyone help me :?:

Thanks, Ernst

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Re: OCR module

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:49 pm

Hello Ernst,

Due to the curent design of our products it's quite complicated to integrate this OCR module into them, so it's planned to be included in ver3 of our Viewer. Then it will be available directly in our products.

For now I can not tell any specific details, but the OCR is producing quite good results, and ver3 of the end user Viewer is also almost ready - so it should not be long before you can test our OCR engine on your own.

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Stefan

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Re: OCR module

Post by enaef » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:35 pm

Thanks for the good news :lol: :idea: :!:

ernst

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Re: OCR module

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:00 pm

Pleasure I could bring them! :)

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Re: OCR module

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:13 pm

OCR was integrated in build 2.5.0200.0, available now via "Check for updates."

We're still waiting to see what Santa brings, but this is a nice surprise. :)

Users on the Serif forums are suitably impressed.
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Re: OCR module

Post by Paul - Tracker Supp » Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:12 pm

Awesome - thanks Bhikkhu,

and you are welcome for the little surprise... enjoy!

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Re: OCR module

Post by ralf » Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:14 pm

Hello,

these are really great news! :D
One question: What is the component name for the OCR module when installing via /COMPONENTS option? The help dialog does not list it yet.

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Re: OCR module

Post by Jamie - Tracker Supp » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:33 am

Hi Ralf,

The component name for the OCR module when installing via /COMPONENTS option is PDFVOCR. I believe the language switch for it will be "PDFVOCR\eng", "PDFVOCR\fra", "PDFVOCR\deu" and "PDFVOCR\spa".

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Re: OCR module

Post by Sphax » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:40 pm

Hello,
I have the v2.5 PDFXChange Viewer, I updated it for the OCR module.
Is there a way to use the OCR thing on a file without opening PDFXChange Viewer? Or is there a .exe/.bat/or .else that I can use without using the PDFXChange Viewer?
Thank you in advance.

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Re: OCR module

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:44 pm

Hello Sphax,

I am afraid that the current OCR module we offer is only accessible through the Viewer itself, and is not intended for silent batch processing.

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Re: OCR module

Post by Sphax » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:10 pm

Ok I can understand this.
Do you know if this feature would be possible in the further versions?
Anyway, thank you for your fast answer. :)

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Re: OCR module

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:11 pm

I can not make any promises in this respect Sphax,

But we will do all we can to expand on the OCR functionality once ver3 of our Viewer is released.

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