OCR (Optical Character Recognition) is a character recognition for documents. Using software or a software module, the text from scanned documents is recognized and saved together with the image file. This makes it possible to create searchable documents. The output is directly in PDF, Word or optionally in other file formats.

The recognition process can be triggered after the actual scanning process (post-processing) or can be performed directly from the scanning application (on-the-fly) using our “Easy Scan Professional OCR” software module. When using OCR, it is generally advisable to make the scans bitonal, i.e. in black and white, in order to achieve a higher success rate.