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Recognize the text in PDFs with OCR

Need to reuse information from a scan or photo of a document? The optical character recognition (OCR) in PDF Expert lets you turn scans into text, so you can copy, highlight, and search it.

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Recognize the text in PDFs with OCR

What is OCR and how it can help you?

Some PDFs like scanned books or receipts aren’t searchable and don’t allow you to select and highlight text. Optical character recognition (OCR) in PDF Expert recognizes text in scanned files, with the highest level of precision and impressive speed.

Extract text from images

Easily extract and copy text from any scanned document or photo by running it through OCR in PDF Expert.

Highlight the text in scans

Recognize the text in scanned books or magazines, so you can annotate them just like any other PDFs.

Make scanned PDFs searchable

Save time and search through all your scanned documents thanks to fast and precise text recognition.

Recognize 20+ languages

The OCR in PDF Expert supports English, German, French, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Portuguese, and more languages.

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