Friday, August 11, 2006

OCR Freeware - Download Free OCR Software

I have been explaining how to edit a scanned document and what is required. Basically, you need software to translate the scanned document into an editable text document. In my last post about popular OCR software, I shared some possible OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software solutions. These are all highly recommended solutions, but they come with a price. So where do you find OCR freeware solutions?

OCR Freeware

The following are some links to download OCR freeware.
One thing to say is that these OCR freeware solutions may not do the job you are looking for them to do. Optical Character Recognition can work on many different levels. The general rule of thumb is that you get what you pay for. If you need something more advanced, you might want to check out OmniPage 16. However, for basic scanned document editting, the first link, SimpleOCR, should work just fine.

Another thing to mention is that the above are wonderful OCR freeware programs, some of the paid ones I listed in my last post about popular OCR software will offer free 30-day trials. Check those out too.

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