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Best text recognition/OCR app for iPad 2?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by ipadtony, May 9, 2011.

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    I have iPad 2 (no iPhone) and I want to take pictures of pages from books or newspaper articles, and then convert them to text - like what scanner software can do. This requires an OCR app. Looking at iTunes Store there don't seem to be good OCR apps for iPad. Any suggestions from other readers?
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    'Perfect OCR' was developed for the iPhone but is compatible with the iPad. However, I suspect that the low-resolution camera on the iPad is going to be the major hurdle that you face. The iPhone has a 5 megapixel camera but the iPad2 rear camera is only 1 megapixel. That will mean significantly lower resolution images and that's bound to affect the accuracy of any OCR process.

    So I wouldn't hold any too many hopes for accurage OCR using the iPad2.

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    There is another free iPhone app, named 'Image to Text - OCR', which converts images into text. You can take a photo directly from within the app and have it convert it. But the converted text usually needs some fine-tuning, or at least proof-reading, that the text is converted correctly.
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