You can even crop out sections of the document you don’t need to shave seconds off of the OCR’s output. It doesn’t offer many features outside of character recognition, but it doesn’t really need to. The PDF support is great and you can scan documents right into the FreeOCR 5.41 premium with ease. Its spacious layout gives you enough room to find and copy just the text you want if you only need a section of the document. The only downside of this program is that not many people will need it, as OCR software usually comes standard with most modern printers.
FreeOCR pre-Activated Free Download is intended to recognize text from images. The tool has an easy-to-use interface; moreover, you can get help from online documentation. Fortunately, it supports importing images from various sources. Thus, besides using a scanner, you can also capture snapshots from a webcam as well as open images and PDF documents. After opening an image, it is possible to rotate its contents to the desired position. To increase the accuracy of the recognition process, you can set an OCR language. Once the processing is finished, the program allows you to make some corrections that consist mainly on replacing generally misinterpreted combinations of characters.
The Tesseract free OCR engine is an open source product released by Google. It was developed at Hewlett Packard Laboratories between 1985 and 1995. In 1995 it was one of the top 3 performers at the OCR accuracy contest organized by University of Nevada. FreeOCR full version is a free Optical Character Recognition Software for Windows and supports scanning from most Twain scanners and can also open most scanned PDF’s and multi page Tiff images as well as popular image file formats. FreeOCR 5.41 serials outputs plain text and can export directly to Microsoft Word format. Free OCR uses the latest Tesseract (v3.01) OCR engine. It includes a Windows installer and It is very simple to use and supports opening multi-page tiff documents, Adobe PDF and fax documents as well as most image types including compressed Tiff’s which the Tesseract engine on its own cannot read .It now can scan using Twain and WIA scanning drivers.
- The recognition is not always accurate
- The recognized text cannot be embedded in a PDF
- It supports various European languages
- The interface has at least one typo (“seperate”)
- It allows corrections after processing
- It lets you export to various formats
- It supports recognizing characters from various sources
- Scanned images can take upwards of 30 seconds to marquee rotate reposition which means you have no control over your image.Also, the OCR recognition is simply terrible. Of an A4 page, 75% is nonsense even at 400dpi +
Smooth installation process and simple looks
The application is simple to install and, more importantly, free to use. The user interface is standard, and there are no special features to be found here. Most of the space is the preview area for pages and content, while general functions are easily accessed from the upper toolbar. Just make sure that .NET Framework is on your PC, because it's required to ensure functionality.
- 1024 MB Memory (RAM)
- 20 MB Free Disk Space
- SVGA Resolution Display
- Net Framework 2.0 or higher
- Windows 10, Windows 2003, Windows 8 32/64 bit, Windows 7 32/64 bit, Windows Vista 32/64 bit, Windows XP
- Author Ralph Richardson
- Last version 5.41
What’s new in last version?
Testing with Windows 10 (Technical Preview)
Scanning fixes to makes/models of scanner
Better PDF compatibility for PDF Open function
Automatic scan cleanup to improve OCR quality
Twain scanning fixes to stop freezing on some makes/models of scanner
Windows 8.1 testing
Changed automatic updater to direct the user to our download page becauase the updater.exe was getting flagged as a false positive with a couple of AV engines
Minor bug fixes
Multi page Twain Scanning
OCR whole document in one go
Uses Tesseract V3 for higher accuracy and ability to recognize text columns
Windows 8 compatible
Text post processing
FreeOCR V4 Now includes the following languages:
Eng – English, Dan – Danish, Deu – German, Fin – Finnish, Fra – French, Ita – Italian, Nld – Dutch, Nor – Norway, Pol – Poland, Spa – Spanish and Swe – Swedish.
PDF opening enhancements – speed and compatibility fixes
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