The LEADTOOLS OCR Scanner performs advanced OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on images, extracts text from images, and converts images to various document formats with superior accuracy and speed.

• OCR, extract, copy & paste the text from an image for editing and sharing.
• Convert and export images to a variety of document formats, including: PDF, DOCX, Text, SVG, and many more.
• OCR images in English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
• Numerous options for optimizing text recognition including Invert, Rotate, Image Binarization, Perspective Deskew, and more.
• Fine tuned control over the OCR Engine settings to allow you to customize how your images are recognized.

Developer NOTE: This is one of the applications that is provided with source code in LEADTOOLS, the award-winning SDK for programmers. Powered by patented machine learning algorithms, this application is built using the LEADTOOLS OCR engine. This app is intended to show developers some of the many capabilities that they can integrate into their own applications using LEADTOOLS. For more information or to download a free evaluation SDK of our full toolkit, including the source code for this app, visit:

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What’s New

Version 3.4.4

Upgraded to use LEADTOOLS Version 21
Speed and accuracy optimizations

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

slff1 ,

NoT perfect but better than any other free app I’ve found

Using to transcribe jpgs of old news paper articles where quality of text is often not great. Most other free OCR apps I’ve tried deliver between 10% and 50% accurate text from these articles. This program 90% to 95%. Like that it will transcribe from jpgs vs having to first save as PDFs like some apps. Not sure what the zone functions are supposed to do. Can't seem to unselect a zone created by the Auto Zone tool If I want only a portion of a doc translated. The Draw Zone tool doesn't seem to work at all. But found I don't need either. Simply hit Recognize after opening a document/image and text is translated. You can then cut and past whatever translated text you want from the translation window.

Falcon444 ,

Amazing recognition quality

I've used this app to capture text in books that I've highlighted and underlined. It is amazing how well it seems to ignore most of that while recognizing the text with well over 95% accuracy.
It's not difficult to use, but takes a minute to figue out. The only feature it doesn't have, that I would like, is to be able to cut and paste from the app directly into Word, etc.
All in all, very well done!

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Thanks to the devolpped this app.
This app really saved my life.
Because I’m faced with PDF documents and because of this application I’m able to open them with in the application I choose the file that I need to conver than I click open than using Voiceover the app tells me how many pages the document has this is good and helpful because let’s say the document was 5 pages long The app is so friendly that their is a radio button that allows you to load and process 2 pages at once.
But when you go to save the document and you choose plain text it will open in text edit than that’s why when I’m going threw my PDF documents I c carefully choose right the first time around.
It never always hurts to try this app out.
Thank you developpers for this awesome OCR program for MAC OS10.
It was the only application out of all applications that I have tried all of them had shortcomings t to but it’s true to say that this application does what it exactly states in the description.

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