Powerful Royalty Free OCR SDK for .NET

High performance, royalty-free C# .NET OCR recognition on Windows 32bit and 64bit.

OCR SDK for .NET is an OCR library that allows developers to easily embed high-quality optical character recognition functionality in their products. OCR SDK for .NET is a 100% royalty-free SDK library for developers. As a result, our customers can enjoy the lowest total cost of ownership of a quality OCR system, which enables them to create more-competitive software products.

OCR SDK for .NET offers a high performance API library for you to equip your C# .NET applications (Windows applications, Sliverlight, ASP.NET web service applications, ActiveX controls, etc.) with functionality of extracting text and position information from scanned documents.

You can convert images (in various formats like JPEG, PNG, TIFF, PDF, etc.) into editable document formats (Text, Word, Excel, RTF, HTML, XML, searchable PDF, etc.). With this product, you can easily implement full document management solutions.

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Server License
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Highlighted features of the OCR SDK for .NET include:
  • Royalty-free distribution of the OCR runtime files with your software. No runtime licenses are required.
  • Accurate OCR SDK - Powerful Royalty Free OCR library.
  • OCR SDK to build C# OCR or VB.NET OCR Applications.
  • Perform OCR on PDF documents.
  • Support for JPG, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, PCX, TGA, PBM, PNM, PPM and TIFF image file formats for OCR.
  • Batch convert scanned PDF, TIFF and Image files (JPEG, JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF, PCX, TGA, PBM, PNM, PPM) to editable Word, Excel, CSV, HTML, TXT, Pure Text Layer PDF, Invisible Text Layer PDF, etc. formats.
  • Supports 30+ languages: Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish, etc.
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  • Asian OCR module which supports 5 Asian languages: Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Arabic, Japanese, Korean.
  • Able to apply different noise removal filters before image recognition.
  • Read popular fonts including Arial, Times New Roman, Courier New, Verdana, Tahoma and Calibri.
  • Support for regular, bold and italic font styles.
  • Provide document cleanup functions.
  • Base on an unique character analysis technology that can accurately recognize any fonts even in poor-quality images.
  • Use advanced algorithms for analyzing poor-quality images, which may contain distorted, connected, and broken characters.
  • Use dictionaries for the best recognition.
  • Support multi-core CPUs to speed up recognition even of single text fragments through efficient parallel processing.
  • Best Table Recovery Engine which can be used to recognize tables from scanned documents.
  • Uses an advanced deskewing algorithm.
  • Can detect misoriented pages (90/180/270 degrees rotation) and fix the orientation automatically.
  • Can invert/rotate/mirror the entire image or some text block(s) before processing.
  • Can automatically scale an image for better recognition.
  • Thanks to robust adaptive image binarization, supports images with poor brightness or low contrast.
  • Can configure image binarization parameters for specific images.
  • Uses an advanced page layout analysis algorithm (zoning).
  • Uses an advanced lines detection and removal algorithm.
  • Can detect and process inverted text.
  • Is thread-safe, that is, can process multiple images at once by using multiple threads.
  • Is based on an unique character analysis technology that can accurately recognize any fonts.
  • Can format text automatically: remove unnecessary line breaks, combine divided words, detect bulleted lists, etc.
  • Can get additional information about text lines, words, and characters: position, size, quality, etc.
  • Fully supports Unicode.
  • Has a simple API interface and includes sample projects for various programming languages: C#, C/C++, VB.NET, Delphi,
  • C++ Builder, Visual Basic, VBScript, JScript.
  • Supports a wide range of frameworks and technologies: .NET, WPF, WCF, ASP.NET, Silverlight, etc.
  • Both x86 and x64 native binaries are available for Windows.
OCR SDK for .NET Example Source Code:
The following example demonstrates how to use OCR SDK for .NET in just a few simple lines of code.
OCR SDK for .NET example in C# source code,

System.Type OCRType = System.Type.GetTypeFromProgID("VeryPDF.ocr2anyCom");
VeryPDF.ocr2anyCom OCRCom = (VeryPDF.ocr2anyCom)System.Activator.CreateInstance(OCRType);

string strReturn = "";
strReturn = OCRCom.ocr2any("-ocrmode 3 -$ XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX D:\\table.tif D:\\ocr.pdf");
strReturn = OCRCom.ocr2any("-ocr2 -$ XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX D:\\table.tif D:\\ocr.rtf");
strReturn = OCRCom.ocr2any("-ocr2 -$ XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX D:\\table.tif D:\\ocr.doc");
strReturn = OCRCom.ocr2any("-ocr2 -$ XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX D:\\table.tif D:\\ocr.csv");
strReturn = OCRCom.ocr2any("-ocr2 -$ XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX D:\\table.tif D:\\ocr.xls");
strReturn = OCRCom.ocr2any("-ocr2 -$ XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX D:\\table.pdf D:\\ocr.txt");

Technical details:
Output formats Input formats
  • Word (.DOC, .DOCX, .RTF)
  • Excel (.XLS, .XLSX, .CSV)
  • HTML (.HTM, .HTML)
  • TEXT (.TXT)
  • Pure Text Layer PDF (.PDF)
  • Invisible Text Layer PDF (.PDF)
  • PDF (Portable Document Format)
  • PDF/A (PDF for Archiving)
  • TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)
  • Multi-page TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)
  • JPEG (Joint Photographic Expert Group)
  • PNG (Portable Network Graphics)
  • GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)
  • BMP (Window Bitmap)
  • PCX (ZSoft IBM PC Paintbrush file)
  • TGA (Truevision Targa image)
  • PBM, PGM, PPM, PNM (Portable bitmap format)
  • WMF (Windows Metafile)
  • EMF (Microsoft Enhanced Metafile)
  • PSD (Adobe Photoshop File Format)
  • FAX (Group 3 TIFF)
Product variants
  • Shell tool (command line)
  • API, DLL, COM, ActiveX (programming interface)
  • Windows service (system service)
Supported platforms
  • Windows
  • Mac, Linux (Available upon request)
  • Mobile Systems (iOS, Android) (Available upon request)
Development requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32-bit and 64-bit) or laters.
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012 (32-bit and 64-bit) or laters.
  • Development environments: Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, etc.
  • Programming languages: VB.NET, C#, any .NET, VB, C/C++, Visual C++ (MFC), Borland Delphi, J#, PHP, ASP, VBScript, Java, Javascript, Python, Perl, Ruby etc. compatible languages.
  • Development platforms: .NET, WinForms, WPF, ASP.NET WebForms, ASP.NET MVC, etc.

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