OCR (Optical Character Recognition) is a technique by which a computer reads and recognizes characters from a scanned image of a typed, handwritten or printed documents, and displays the text in a machine encoded character format. This technology is in wide usage these days due to its utility- for example a hand written document can be easily converted into a soft copy in a computer without the need of typing it again. But efficiency of this process highly depends upon the OCR applications and it’s recognition algorithms. CrystalOCR v.1.2 is an easy to use and powerful utility for creating such software.
CrystalOCR v.1.2 by NicomSoft Ltd is an OCR development kit by which developers can insert highly efficient OCR functionality in their applications. It has an advanced character recognition technology by which developers can equip their applications with the ability to recognize characters in various fonts, even those from poor quality images. It has a highly efficient algorithm to read distorted or fragmented characters from images with variable brightness and contrasts and also features intelligent character recognition for handwritten digits. Apart from this, for extra recognizing ability, it has a fully-featured dictionary support to make-out complete words from partially readable words. It supports various image formats like jpg, tiff, bmp, png and gif. It has a logical application programming interface, as well as large number of examples showing the usage of CrystalOCR for programming languages uch as VB.NET, C++, C# and Delphi. It is compatible for use with various programming languages which can use COM objects or can access various functions in DLLs like C++, VB, C builder, Delphi to name a few.
Overall, CrystalOCR v.1.2 is a highly efficient and all-in-one package for developing application with high OCR capabilities. Apart from this, it’s flexibility with various input formats and platforms make it an outstanding application. Hence, it receives a score of four-and-a-half rating points on the scale of five.