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Old 06-17-2008, 08:19 PM   #1
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Default OCR Tools... suggestions & thoughts?

Hi, All,

As part of setting up the new computer, I'm trying to decide whether to move my four-year-old version of ReadIRIS Pro (version 8), or to get something else.

When I Googled to see the alternatives, I was surprised to learn there are quite a few Open Source or freeware OCR tools.

What OCR tool would you recommend for light-duty use? I'm using Windows XP, but I'd be happy to consider a multi-platform solution. I could use a Mac solution, but that would mean moving the recognized files to my PC for work, so I'd prefer to do everything on a single machine.

I should note that I've never been particularly happy with support from IRIS. Emails to the support address go unanswered, although the company was quite happy to send me spam to try to sell the product I already have.

I'm also open to suggestions for other places to get advice and recommendations. ...thanks!
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