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User Interface
Main Window
Document Panel
Image View
Text View
Using Smart OCR
Getting an image
Checking and editing
Saving results
Quick Tasks
Improving the quality
Advanced Features
Windows Explorer Integration
Microsoft Office Integration
Custom Dictionaries
Watched Folder Manager
Batch Job Manager
Advanced Settings
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Getting an image

Getting an image is the first stage of each OCR task.

Supported image sources

With Smart OCR you can recognize images from different sources:

  • Image files - Smart OCR accepts many standard image files as input: BMP, PNG, JPEG, GIF, TIFF, multi-page TIFF and more.
  • Scanned PDF documents - Smart OCR will extract the page images from the scanned PDF documents and you will be able to save them in output format of your choice.
  • Scanner - You can use the program to acquire images directly from your scanner.
  • Digital camera - Smart OCR can also acquire images directly from your digital cameras.
  • Screen shots - Screen shot images are low resolution and performing OCR on this images is a challenging task. Smart OCR can accept event these images as input and will recognize them.

- In order to load image file(s) or scanned PDF document(s) just click on Open button Open Button.

- If you want to acquire images directly from your scanner or digital camera click on Scan button Scan Button.

Using a scanner

When you use a scanner:

  1. Make sure that your scanner is connected and turned on.Also be sure to install the software provided with your scanner.
  2. Place your document face down on the scanner.
  3. Click on Scan button Scan Button from Actions toolbar of Document Panel or select Scan from File menu (File/Scan). An image of the scanned page will appear in the Image View of Smart OCR.

The selection of scanning options affects the quality of OCR. For Smart OCR documents are best scanned at 300 DPI (Dots Per Inch - standard of measurement for the resolution of images).

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