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3 Efficient Ways to OCR Image on Mac (OS Sierra Included)

Image is widely used on Internet because it is highly web-friendly, that's the reason why so many files are stored in image files. But if you want to use the image contents, you need to perform ocr on it.

What is OCR? Many people don’t have a clear concept. OCR is the abbreviation of Optical Character Recognition. According to Wikipedia, “Optical character recognition is the mechanical or electronic conversion of images of typewritten or printed text into machine-encoded text”.

Why we need OCR image Mac? Sometimes, we may have some images that contain a lot of text and we need those. What you should do to extract those? Before the advent of OCR technology, people usually input manually, which means that you need to spend so much time on it and you also need to edit format by yourself if your image is complicated enough. But with OCR or OCR Software for Mac, you can extract the text from image easily on mac, and also can convert it other formats.

Method 1: OCR image Mac by Cisdem OCRWizard 4

Cisdem OCRWizard 4 is a great converter that can convert native, scanned PDF, even image files to Text, Excel, PPT, EPUB, etc. on Mac. Its OCR text recognition supports about 40 languages, surely, OCR text in PDF and image files is a piece of cake for it. With Cisdem OCRWizard 4, you can easily turn digital photographs into searchable and editable formats.

Step 1. Download Cisdem OCRWizard 4 and launch it on your Mac.

Click the "Free Download" button below to free download Cisdem OCRWizard 4. And then you need to launch it on your Mac.

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Step 2. Add your image to Cisdem OCRWizard 4.

You can directly drag and drop your image to Cisdem OCRWizard 4. You can set Language according to your image, it supports more than 40 languages including English, French, Italian, German, etc. Then you can select the format you want to export in the right of the window.

import files to ocrwizard Step 3.Prepare for OCR

By default, before performing OCR, the file imported will be under the Preparation Mode, allows you to manually adjust the files for high accurate results, especially in the case that you are working on scanned document or images with unreadable blurry pictures. Then, you need to choose OCR language according to the file, change the orientation of pages etc. Check the manual and supported languages to find more details.

manually adjust the file for more accurate results Step 4. Process OCR

Click the triangle button on the right side of “Recognize” to select document type before OCR processing. The app will automatically marks every part of a loaded PDF or image differently based on the content of each part. Also you can manually adjust the OCR for intended outcome with those toolbars. Check the manual for more.

process OCR with OCRWizard 4 to OCR imageStep 5. Export

Click to "Export" to save these files in PDF, RTFD, DOCX, XLSX, PPTX, HTML, TEXT, ALTO, FB2, EPUB, ODT, PAGES, KEY, PNG, BMP, TIFF, JPG, GIF. You can select page range to export. 

Method 2: OCR Image Mac by Prizmo 3

Prizmo 3 is a scanning application with OCR, which can help users to analyze the text of scanned files and also can convert scanned images into searchable text. It supports over 40 languages. Its output formats includes image files (JPEG, PNG, TIFF), and text files (PDF with Spotlight-searchable text, RTF, TXT)

Step 1. Purchase Prizmo 3 from Mac App Store.

Prizmo 3 is available in Mac App Store, users can go to purchase and install it. Now, it is $49.99.

Go to Mac App Store to download Prizmo 3 Now!

Step 2. Add your image to Prizmo 3.

Next, you need to add your image to Prizmo 3, you can click the “+” button to add image, or you can add by drag-and-drop.

Step 3. OCR your image on Mac.

Click “OCR”, Prizmo 3 will begin to OCR your image, and then you can get your contents.

Method 3: OCR Image Mac by PDFpen 6

The features of PDFpen 6 are more comprehensive, it makes editing PDFs easily. And it also supports adding text, images and signatures. Surely, today we should pay more attention to its OCR feature, it can digitize scanned documents by using OCR. Your file will be exported in Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) format (requires Internet connection).

Step 1. Purchase PDFpen 6 from Mac App Store.

The same as Prizmo 3, PDFpen 6 is also available in Mac App Store, you need to purchase it first so you can use it. Now it is $79.99.

Go to Mac App Store to download PDFpen 6 Now!

Step 2. Add your image to PDFpen 6.

After installing it on your Mac, you need to run it. You can drag and drop your image directly to PDFpen so that you can finish the next step.

Step 3. OCR your image on Mac.

Once open your image on PDFPen, you have the option of just running the OCR tool on the current page or the entire document.

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3 Responses

  • jamie89

    Never expect that I can extract the text from image capture so easily.

    6 months ago REPLY
  • Keith M

    I tried online OCR tool to export the text from an image text, the text is missing badly. Just now, I tried yours, good, at least, no text is missing and the format retains.

    11 months ago REPLY
  • Justin827

    I had a image, and I wanted to extract text from it, this article helped me. Thank you.

    1 years ago REPLY

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