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Old Sep 24, 2012, 03:39 PM   #1
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This is what I want to do: take a picture of a page from a book, have the phone perform optical character recognition on the picture, create a pdf from multiple pictures. Are there good apps that do this on iOS/Android?

Would save me a ton of time and money if I can avoid photocopying reference material at the library. Any ideas?
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 03:58 PM   #2
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Man, I had one of these on the iPhone and it did a pretty good job as long as you got a clear shot. Let me see if I can check my purchases and see which one it is.
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Nothing nearly as reliable as what you would find on the PC.

Why not just snap the photos with your phone, and then run them through a business class OCR program (rather than a smartphone app), like Omnipage or Acrobat on your PC?

I've tried a few OCR apps on smartphones (iOs and Android), and they have left me wanting.
At work, on the other hand, I've set one of my teams up with a scanning solution consisting of Omnipage, and we haven't been let down yet.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 04:21 PM   #4
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Yeah that's the alternative. Space limitation is the only issue.
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Yeah that's the alternative. Space limitation is the only issue.
Now, there are a few scanning apps that you may want to try on the markets that will save you space in terms of file sizes and get you going in the right direction if you want to apply OCR to them through your PC at a later time.

These will take any images you snap and build PDF documents out of them.

There's "Document Scanner" and "CamScanner - Phone PDF Creator" on the Android side of things, both of which I have installed and used in the past.

Can't remember which iPhone app I was using, but those two above will get you started at least, and are amongst the most popular and reliable solutions on Android.

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Will check them out, thanks.

logical, lemme know if you find anything.
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CamScanner

I used this once to scan a page I needed. Worked fine.
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I use CamScanner constantly on Android. Any time I have receipts or something that may get thrown out, or even notes to take with me to the store, works great and mimics a scanned page pretty damn well.
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