PDFs provide a convenient way for sharing and sending documents to colleagues and customers. Yet when one scans a document directly to PDF, or scans and then converts it to PDF, the document will be transferred as a large image file, which makes pdf text images not searchable, nor selectable — unless you convert the PDF files using a process known as OCR a PDF.But there are many people know little about OCR a PDF on mac.This article will share two ways for you to OCR a PDF and even images into editable digital text.
OCR pdf needs to use the power of ocr software for mac. OCR (Optical Character Recognition), it is the mechanical or electronic translation of scanned images of handwritten, typewritten or printed text into machine-encoded text. It is widely used to convert books and documents into electronic files, to computerize a record-keeping system in an office, or to publish the text on a website.Without OCR, you cannot convert scanned PDF into searchable and editable files.
When users search solutions to ocr a pdf on Mac, they may find several OCR (Optical Character Recognition) solutions available to OCR PDFs and images to text, Word, Excel, HTML or epub. Here we provide 3 popular solutions to achieve this.
Cisdem OCRWizard 4 is a PDF OCR tool designed specifically for the task, and it does it very well. This application allows you to convert any PDF, scanned documents, or image files (including the picture of business card) in over 40 languages into searchable and editable files. You simply need to load your PDF file, set the output format as PDF, RTFD, DOCX, DOC, XLSX, or PPTX, any supported formats you want to save as.
Adobe Acrobat has built-in OCR feature which can recognize text in any PDF or image file in dozens of languages. All you have to do is click the blue Tools button in the top right of the toolbar, select Recognize Text, then click the In This File button. Adobe gives the best result in all the tools we have tried.
ABBYY FineReader OCR Pro is a dedicated OCR software on Mac for converting scans, PDFs and digital photographs into searchable and editable documents. The OCR process is automated,you only need to tell ABBYY FineReader Pro which document to load and to where the OCR version should be saved.
Search google we can find there are several websites that can OCR a PDF for free. Such OCR software can be used online and usually convert on page at a time. However, many of them cannot handle images of poor quality. So people often have to ensure they have high quality images when using these online PDF OCR tools, otherwise accuracy will be adversely impacted. Here are the two online options for you to OCR a PDF, which in our test give good results than the other online sites.
Free Online OCR allows you to convert scanned PDF and images (jpg, bmp) into editable Word, Text, Excel, output formats. And the generated documents keeps the layout and images of the original file. Moreover, this free Online OCR service supports 46 recognition languages. To use this tool your files must not exceed 5mb.
Free online OCR is another free web-based OCR service to OCR PDF. It can extract text from PDF, GIF, BMP, JPEG, TIFF or PNG files. To get started, just add an image file and select an output format from DOC, PDF, TXT or RTF, and click "convert".
Here we take Cisdem OCRWizard, the most afforable and efficient way as a demonstration to OCR a PDF on mac.
Download Cisdem OCRWizard 4 And then install it on Mac.
Run Cisdem OCRWizard 4, add files into it by drag and drop PDF files, or click the "+" button.
By default, your uploaded file will be under the Preparation Mode, so you can manually adjust the file for more accurate result, especially in the case that you are working on scanned document or images with unreadable blurry pictures. Then, choose the OCR language, or tweak the settings according to manual and supported languages for a desirable result.
Step 4. OCR a PDF on Mac
Click "Recognize” to select document type before OCR processing. You will see every part of a loaded PDF or image marked with different color squares based on the content of each part. Utilize the toolbars to customize your OCR performing.
Step 5. Export to Editable Formats
Click "Export" to save these files in supported editable formats as following. The OCR for mac is done!
Useful Tip 1：OCR and Share Business Card
If you want to perform OCR on Business Card, choose“Business Card” from the down list of “Recognize", the app will automatically create a contact and fill its fields with the information recognized from the business card. Update information in the fields if necessary. Click "Share" to add it to Mac Contacts or share it by Mail, Message and Airdrop, or export it as other formats.
Useful Tip 2: Save the Project for Later Processing
OCRWizard enables you to save a project for your current editing work. When you try to close the app, it will pop up a dialog and ask you whether save the changes made to the “Untitled” document. You can click “Save” or go to File > Save a Project to save it for later processing.
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