IronOCR Utility (Windows)
In addition to the IronOCR API Library, there is an additional Windows desktop program that can be downloaded called the IronOCR Utility. This application can be used to:
- Evaluating and testing out IronOCR's functionality before purchase
- Visualizing your files from IronOCR and finding the right filters or crop area
- Finding the perfect settings for a read and exporting the C# to your IDE
Tesseract Desktop Utility Application
- Install the Free Tesseract 5 Desktop Utility
- Evaluate the OCR Utility with a free trial
- Add the OCR library to your project
- Read all documents and export as searchable PDF
Demo Installation and Setup
The IronOCR Utility can be installed for free, and used with any valid trial, IronOCR, or Suite license key. If you do not have a license, you may get a free full-functionality trial key [here]() with no credit card or account creation required.
To install our IronOCR Utility, please follow download our ZIP here.
Extract and Unzip the ZIP file and then run
setup.exeYou should see this:
IronOcrUtility.applicationif it doesn't automatically run.
On this application screen, enter your trial or full license key into the window. If you do not have a key, you may get a free full-functionality trial key here with no credit card or account creation required. Enter the information and then click
- You will now be greeted by this default view. To start, drag in an image file or PDF. Or click
Browse Filein the center of the View Panel.
Once you have evaluated IronOCR with the Utility, it is time to add IronOCR to your library or application
IronOCR Library Installation
While the IronOCR Utility provides a visual interactive way to use IronOCR, the IronOCR package provides even more features and languages and an intuitive API for utilizing the customized and optimized Tesseract 5, known as Iron Tesseract. Add Tesseract to your project by using IronOCR and
IronTesseract, and you will be able to convert any file or image with text or scanned documents into text and searchable PDFs.
Install with NuGet
Manually install into your project
Example Usage and Walkthrough
Set a Highlight Type
By default, no highlighting will be added on the View Panel. To enable this, select one of the settings from the
Highlight Settings menu. The recommended one to use is
This will highlight all words that IronOCR can see, and you may even hover over words to see the guessed word, and the confidence. The deepness of red highlighting is relative to how confident it is:
Improve Read by Applying a Filter
Many images contain noise, blurriness, and crookedness. We must filter those out for a proper read. As see in the following image, the text is now straight and must be deskewed to icrease confidence and result quality:
Navigating to the left Filters Panel, we can queue many filters to see them update real-time, as well as dequeue or set their values:
Applying a Deskew filter here will update the code in the Output panel on the right, as well as make the result much more accurate:
Export Results or Add to .NET Project
To get this result in your own project, the
COPY button in the Code Panel allows you to export the code that reproduces exactly the same result as you got in the Output Panel. Simple paste the code into your IDE and replace the filepath to your image filepath.
Very useful for scanned documents, if you want a Searchable PDF that has text overlayed on the original image or PDF, you can export it with the
EXPORT AS PDF button: