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using System; using IronOcr; //.. var Ocr = new AutoOcr(); var Result = Ocr.Read(@"C:\path\to\image.png"); Console.WriteLine(Result.Text);
Imports System Imports IronOcr '.. Dim Ocr = New AutoOcr() Dim Result = Ocr.Read("C:\path\to\image.png") Console.WriteLine(Result.Text)
IronOCR is unique in its ability to automatically detect and read text from imperfectly scanned images and PDF documents. The AutoOCR Class provides the simplest (though not always fastest) way to extract text from images and documents - because it will automatically correct and sharpen low resolution scans, remove background noise, skew, distortion and perspective as well as enhancing resolution & contrast.
Also see the AdvancedOCR class for more granular developer control.
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OCR Reading Engine. Image to Text in .Net
One or more scanned images can be passed to IronOCR. The application with receive all text, barcode, & QR content. IronOCR has a number of methods to allow for adding OCR reading into Web, Desktop or Console .Net Projects. Supports JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, or PDF.Read the Tutorial
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Image Processing for Accurate Reading of Imperfect Scans
IronOCR is different to other OCR engines because it can read less than perfect scanned images. The image processing library cleans noise, rotates, reduces distortion and skewed alignment as well as improving resolution & contrast. Advanced OCR settings give coders tools to bring the best results it can, as often as possible.An Alternative to Tesseract
Fast and Accurate
Advanced Optical Character Recognition can read multiple fonts, weights, and styles for accurate reading. Selecting certain areas of images help to improve speed and accuracy. Multithreading speeds up the OCR engine and allows for reading of multiple documents on multi core machines.See Full Function List
Export OCR Result Data Directly to Your Application
IronOCR exports content as plain text, barcode data, or structured object model data. Content can be split into Paragraphs, Lines, Words and Characters for direct use inside your .Net apps.Learn More
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Jim has been a leading figure in development of IronOCR. Jim designs and builds image processing algorithms and reading methods for OCR.See Comparison
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Text from Images for .Net
Learn how Gemma's team use IronOCR to read text from images for their archiving software. Gemma shares her own code samples.Image to Text .Net Tutorial
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