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Designed for C#, F#, & VB.NET running on .NET 5, Core, Standard, or Framework

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Image to Text OCR
for Visual Studio

Pass IronOCR single or multi page scanned images to receive all text, barcode, & QR content in return. The OCR library provides a set of classes to add OCR functionality into Web, Desktop or Console .Net Applications. Input formats can include PDF, JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP and TIFF.

Designed for C#, VB.Net, .Net

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High Accuracy
at High Speeds

The OCR (Optical Character Recognition) engine views pages formatted with multiple popular fonts, weights, italics, and underlines for accurate text reading. Cropping classes further assists OCR to perform at speed and with pinpoint accuracy. Iron’s multithreaded engine accelerates OCR speeds for multi-page documents on multi-core servers.

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Advanced Image Pre-processing for Consistent Results Every time

What really makes IronOCR special is its ability to read badly scanned documents. Its unique pre-processing library reduces background noise, rotation, distortion and skewed alignment as well as simplifying colours and enhancing resolution & contrast. Iron’s AutoOCR and Advanced OCR settings provide developers with the tools to achieve the best possible results, every time.

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Support for Languages from across the globe

Language packs available for: Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. Other languages can be supported by request.

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Output content into your project as Structured Data

IronOCR outputs content as plain text and barcode data. An alternative structured data object model allows developers to receive all content in the format of structured Headings, Paragraphs, Lines, Words and Characters for input directly into .Net applications.

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OCR Tutorials From Our .Net Community

How to Read Text from an Image in .Net | Tutorial

C# OCR ASP.NET

Gemma Beckford - Microsoft Solutions Engineer

How to Read Text from an Image in C# .Net

Learn how Gemma's team use IronOCR to read text from images for their archiving software. Gemma shares her own code samples.

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Tesseract Library for C# | IronOCR

C# Tesseract OCR

Jim Baker is a development engineer at Iron developing for the OCR product

IronOCR and Tesseract Comparison for .Net

Jim has been a leading figure in development of IronOCR. Jim designs and builds image processing algorithms and reading methods for OCR.

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.Net coders use IronOcr for...

Accounting and Finance Systems

  • # Receipts
  • # Reporting
  • # Invoice Printing
Add OCR Support to .Net Business Systems

Business Digitization

  • # Documentation
  • # Ordering & Labelling
  • # Paper Replacement
C# Digitization of content with OCR

Enterprise Content Management

  • # Content Production
  • # Document Management
  • # Content Distribution
.Net OCR Support

Data and Reporting Applications

  • # Performance Tracking
  • # Trend Mapping
  • # Reports
C# OCR archives and reporting
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