Does Tracker offer any de-skewing in any product?

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Does Tracker offer any de-skewing in any product?

Post by jonathan hickman » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:05 pm

I've searched the forums, etc, and it seems like the only way to do it is if you're a dev and are playing with the sdk, but I guess I find that hard to believe. Is there no way to do automatic de-skewing with any of the pdf apps here?

Thanks!

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Re: Does Tracker offer any de-skewing in any product?

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:18 pm

Hello Jonathan Hickman,

Sorry - but there is currently no way to achieve this. We are working on new tools for v3 of our Viewer - but I can't make any promises about deskewing.

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Re: Does Tracker offer any de-skewing in any product?

Post by jonathan hickman » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:23 pm

Bummer. Thanks for letting me know so promptly, though.

De-skewing is an essential part of pdf creation to me. All scanned pdfs seem to have skewing issues (it's a corollary to the rule that all important documents have to have a coffee stain).

Thanks again.

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Re: Does Tracker offer any de-skewing in any product?

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:25 pm

jonathan hickman wrote:it's a corollary to the rule that all important documents have to have a coffee stain
True :)

And sorry that I could not bring any better news!

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Re: Does Tracker offer any de-skewing in any product?

Post by Walter-Tracker Supp » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:28 pm

Actually, the OCR library allows deskewing. There is a flag you can pass to the function OCR_MakeSearchable(). It can either use a page layout method (identifying text lines and then aligning them to horizontal), or an image-based deskewing using image projection histograms. You need not perform OCR to do this as there is a flag to the function that skips the OCR step and only performs deskewing.

As a bonus, you would get the OCR functionality.

The OCR library is included in the PDF-XChange PRO SDK.

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Re: Does Tracker offer any de-skewing in any product?

Post by Walter-Tracker Supp » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:29 pm

My apologies, I misread your original post - I guess you aren't interested in the SDKs.

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Re: Does Tracker offer any de-skewing in any product?

Post by jonathan hickman » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:26 pm

Walter-Tracker Supp wrote:My apologies, I misread your original post - I guess you aren't interested in the SDKs.
I wouldn't have the vaguest clue what to do with them!

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Re: Does Tracker offer any de-skewing in any product?

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:06 am

:)

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