Question: Are there any good OCR (optical character recognition) SDK or APIs which will be able to convert TIFF to txt files (or even html is good enough) with some sort of format retention? The challenge is to read a typical news magazine article and know that it has a header and certain number of paragraphs and pictures. I am Ok with looking at the commercial and open source SDKs/APIs. Is there some solution on VeryPDF?
Answer: On VeryPDF now there is no SDK version software with OCR function, but you can have a free trial of OCR to Any Command line, if you feel it is good, please contact us then we can customize one SDK for you at once. But now we have API version with OCR function which allows you to convert free online, if you need to output HTML file, this software also can help you make it. The software is named as VeryPDF Free Online Document Editor. But now this API only can help you OCR black and white typical news magazine article even if it has a header and certain number of paragraphs and pictures. In the following part, I will show you how to use it and if you feel it is good for you ,please contact us we can give you the developing code if you need.
Step 1. Upload tiff file from website.
- Please go to website of Free Online Document Editor where you can find all the steps of using this API.
- All you need to do is that Upload local tiff file, input API code and then click button Edit Online then you will enter another tab. If you do not need to edit the OCRed content, simply click button Save to save it as new text or HTML file.
Step 2. Convertby API.
- After clicking Edit online then you will see a tab which looks like the following snapshot.
- It is not hard to find option of saving file to text. I have marked it in above snapshot. Here you can edit tiff file like editing word documents.
- After clicking the Save then you will enter anther tab where you can choose the output formats: HTML, PDF, text, word, Excel or others. Here I will take saving it as HTML file for example. Now let us check the OCR effect from the following snapshot.
By this OCR API, we can convert tiff to text easily. During the using, if you have any question, please contact us as soon as possible.