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Giveaway of the day — PDF Text OCR Xtractor 1.8.5

Extract text from PDFs and all kinds of popular image formats.
$29.90 EXPIRED
User rating: 37 (64%) 21 (36%) 15 comments

PDF Text OCR Xtractor 1.8.5 was available as a giveaway on May 23, 2021!

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Compress pictures, video, and PDF in one click.

PDF Text OCR Xtractor is perfect to extract text from PDFs and all kinds of popular image formats, such as PNG, JPG, BMP, and TIFF.

PDF Text OCR Xtractor uses Tesseract OCR technology. Tesseract is perhaps the most powerful and advanced OCR software out there and here is why: First of all, a bit of history. It was developed by HP in 1994, but soon the company released it under Apache License for open-source development. In 2006, Google took over the project and sponsored developers to work on Tesseract. Fast forward now and Tesseract has become the most powerful OCR engine that uses Deep Learning to extract texts from images (BMP, PNG, JPEG, TIFF, etc.) and PDF files.

PDF Text OCR Xtractor supports 20+ different languages and lets you set custom processing parameters to source files/images, such as smoothening and DPI adjustment, increasing contrast, and other useful tricks, before analyzing them.

PDF Text OCR Xtractor has high accuracy and will get any image or PDF you have into editable searchable text. The conversion from image to text is quick.

Main Features:

1. Use of the best OCR technology available.
2. Support for 20+ different languages.
3. Useful image transformations to enhance accuracy on difficult documents.

Extra Features:

1. Cheapest Tesseract engine graphical user interface you can possibly find!
2. Support for PDF and all common image formats like PNG, JPG, BMP.

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8.1/ 10 (x32/x64)

Publisher:

PCWinSoft

Homepage:

https://www.pcwinsoft.com/pdf-to-text.asp

File Size:

131 MB

Licence details:

lifetime

Price:

$29.90

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#8

I don't see any benefit to convert PDF files that I receive from my internet provider, bank supplies and some other invoices to Doc, Docx, or whatever!

Reply   |   Comment by Henry Schmitt  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#7

This page (which mentions Tesseract technology) might be a good place to start:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_optical_character_recognition_software

Perhaps PCWinSoft should consider getting their product listed there.

Reply   |   Comment by HMarx  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

A bit more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesseract_(software)

Reply   |   Comment by HMarx  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

It worked on the two things I tried. It wasn't 100% perfect, but it was better than I expected. Definitely useable and useful. I don't need anything more powerful.

Reply   |   Comment by Ana Tirolese  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#5

Pre-activated is great but I've tried it on a whole load of different PDFs and I didn't get very accurate results compared to free online resources and Text-R that was given away last September.
Even text-based PDFs don't get a very good result, and image-based PDFs don't seem to even open within the program. I'll try different PDFs and comment if those are any better.

Reply   |   Comment by Kev  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+41)
#4

as an expert in ocr for different (also older) languages I had good hopes this version/programm would be a solution.
Instead of the promised '2. Support for 20+ different languages' a crappy 7 languages are in the file.
Lifetime free may be a bonus, but there are more free programs (also online) with more possibilities!!!.

Reply   |   Comment by r.w.f. van der wolf  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+36)
#3

Best ever for most people! Thank's

Reply   |   Comment by Svend  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-33)
#2

Thanks for the Lifetime License and for the easy to use, pre-activated, installer!

Tried it on my pet peeve for any OCR Program - bible crap! I an making a website for a friend that's about that stuff, and every OCR Program I tried chokes on the nonsense words like "maketh" and that sort of mystical-sounding stuff which is not a part of any language or dictionary!

PDF Text OCR Xtractor 1.8.5 failed too. But it's in good company - even Abbey Fine Pro can't handle these files!

I guess such things will need a custom dictionary.

But thanks for the program anyhow! I'm always glad to try new tools for my weird projects.

Reply   |   Comment by David Jaynes  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)
#1

I would not know why I need such a program or can use it. When I finish a PDF file from a file, with a photo, text or a graph, I still have that photo, graph or text, DOC, or DOCX.

Reply   |   Comment by Henry Schmitt  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-77)

Henry Schmitt,

Quite agree with you.

The object of the program, surely, is to provide you with a means to extract text etc. from PDF files you did not create yourself?

Common sense, really!

Reply   |   Comment by Derek Clark  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Like a Word document, a pdf can contain images and text. I have many pdfs which were made by scanning technical manuals and the like into images within pdfs, and have found that converting the images of text into proper text format may:
1. Show the text more clearly
2. Enable it to be copied into other documents and
3. Very substantially reduce the file size.
Is it worth it? That's your call...

Reply   |   Comment by BAW30s  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

Henry Schmitt, sometimes it is useful to be able to convert a pdf or image tex-containing files to an editable format, I do it quite often for work-related purposes .... to, this makes a lot of sense

Reply   |   Comment by blues  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

Henry, one other significant advantage to having text as text instead of images, is so you can SEARCH for words. This is most handy for long documents.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Derek Clark, properly created PDF files with text include a text layer as well as the graphic representations of the text. Improperly created PDF files don't OCR the raster scanned image during the creation process and only they may need after creation OCR processing. This can be done in Acrobat Pro applications including the older now "free"ish versions. As well as many Freeware open source tesseract OCR GUI's you can find on any compitent web search engine.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Mark, If I understand this program properly it does not make a raster PDF file text searchable in the PDF file but extracts it to an unformatted jumble in a seperate non-PDF file.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
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