OCR for Document Cameras - only $4.99
TopOCR is designed to be simple and user-friendly for scanning books and magazines with document cameras and scanners.
It combines a full featured Image Editor and Word Processor with advanced multi-core image processing and three different OCR engines.
A single-click Real-Time Document Camera Image Preview and Capture Dialog makes it easy for you to properly position your documents for scanning.
For those who have difficulty reading printed material, we have a customized version of TopOCR called "TopOCR Reader" that has a powerful and easy to use, multi-lingual Accessible OCR User Interface.
Select Your Choice of Output Formats and Tools
TopOCR's OCR text output can be saved in your choice of PDF/HTML/TXT/RTF file formats, or easily converted to eBook formats.
It also has a multilingual Text To Speech System that uses free Text To Speech Voices, allowing you to convert your documents into high quality speech and save them as MP3 files.
TopOCR's built-in Search Engine enables you to find any of your scanned documents instantly.
TopOCR also provides an easy to use Image Processing Toolkit that can be accessed with just a few mouse clicks.
In addition to having the ability to save the OCR text output in PDF text format, TopOCR can also read and write multi-page PDF image files. TopOCR also supports "Scan to PDF", so you can quickly and easily archive any number of scanned images as a single high resolution, multi-page PDF image file. This function provides you with an easy method to convert your paper documents into a digital format for easier storage and access using either a scanner or document camera. You can also use TopOCR as a PDF to MP3 converter.
What About OCR Accuracy?
TopOCR can provide a very high level of accuracy with digital cameras, especially document cameras! To prove it to you, we've provided eight sample camera images along with TopOCR's OCR processing results. Out of the eight sample images, TopOCR read seven of them with 100% accuracy, the only image with OCR errors was a low resolution 2.0 MP image with small, heavily skewed image captions.
TAO OCR - Tesseract Accelerated OCR (Windows 10/English Only!)
TAO OCR is a new high performance English-only recognition engine that has been integrated into the Tesseract OCR System.
TAO OCR produces a very significant increase in OCR accuracy and speed, especially on lower quality camera images.
If you are using an English version of Windows 10, (region: eng-US, eng-CA, eng-GB, eng-AU), Tesseract OCR will always use the TAO OCR recognizer for English, and use the standard LSTM recognizer for all other languages.
Using a 4-core Intel 3.4GHz i7-6700 CPU, TAO OCR has an average reading speed of about 2.5 seconds per page (2.0 MP/second) for a 5.0 MP document camera, which includes all the preliminary stages of image processing and document lay-out analysis!
Simple Operation - Easy to Understand and Use
TopOCR's advanced image processing software can fix problems caused by low contrast and low light conditions.
When scanning with a document camera, you can use paper clips or your fingers to hold documents flat for better image capture and they can be automatically cropped from the image border along with the background.
There's also no need to worry if your documents are upside down or sideways.
TopOCR can take care of this with its Automatic Text Orientation Correction that transforms images to their correct orientation whenever it does OCR and also automatically when scanning images with a document camera.
TopOCR also provides a Column Straightening function to correct document skew and reduce page curvature from books, and is also equipped with an edge enhancement filter for improved readability and OCR accuracy.
However, it's not just about features, it's also about usability, and a good design makes an application easy to understand and use. TopOCR's Graphical User Interface is built around a natural left-to-right work-flow model that allows you to automate the core process. With just a single-click you can capture an image, apply your choice of image processing filters, OCR the image, copy the OCR text output into the multi-page text editor, spell-check the text or translate the text and convert it into high quality text to speech in real-time. Thanks to this streamlined workflow, your throughput is greatly accelerated. With TopOCR, you're not working harder, just smarter!
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OS: Windows 7 or Windows 10 ONLY! - (Windows 10 Recommended! - We do not currently support Windows 8.0/8.1)
RAM: 2 GB minimum - (4 GB Recommended)
Document Camera: 2.0 MP minimum - (5.0 MP recommended)
CPU: 4 core or better recommended, SSE2 instruction support