OCR For Mac and Windows





OCR For Mac and Windows

Convert Scanned and Image PDFs into Text Documents


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What is PDF OCR X?

PDF OCR X is a simple drag-and-drop utility for Mac OS X and Windows, that converts your PDFs and images into text documents or searchable PDF files. It uses advanced OCR (optical character recognition) technology to extract the text of the PDF even if that text is contained in an image. This is particularly useful for dealing with PDFs that were created via a Scan-to-PDF function in a scanner or photo copier.

How it Works

  1. Drag your image or PDF onto PDF OCR X
    Drop PDF file onto PDF OCR X Application
  2. Select your conversion settings
    Specify OCR Settings in the OCR Configuration Dialog
  3. PDF OCR Converts your PDF to text or searchable PDF depending on your conversion settings.


  1. Advanced OCR (Optical Character Recognition) Engine
  2. Supports both Mac OS X and Windows (XP/Vista/7/8)
  3. Supports PDF, JPEG, GIF, PNG, PICT, BMP, and most common image formats as input.
  4. Can convert to both editable text and searchable PDF.
  5. Supports over 60 languages including English, German, French, Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish. Learn more
  6. Batch Conversion (convert multiple files as a batch).
  7. Silent Mode For Automator Scripting (Enterprise Edition Only)


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Users Guide

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Read the PDF OCR X Users Guide