Belgian company Creaceed aims to bring constant innovation through its OCR solution Prizmo, which continues evolving and delivering new features to suit the digital era. Prizmo has earned its popularity through convenient features and ease of use and at $49.95 USD, it is one of the most affordable OCR applications available. Prizmo for OS X is designed to work with cameras and scanners and it offers a simple way to capture and extract text from photos taken with your iPhone or iPad. You can also select images from a digital camera and process them using the OCR functions.
Prizmo also works with scanners supported by Apple and it allows you to determine the area that you wish to scan, adjust the resolution and select the format. Once the document has been scanned, you will be able to process it with OCR. With Prizmo, you can also apply OCR to screenshots for improved resolution and accuracy. Additionally, Prizmo gives you the chance of copying text from any website or program, even if it has been set to be un-selectable. Prizmo recognizes and lets you process text on your screen and you can keep it in the clipboard, ready to be pasted in an email or any other document. Prizmo offers convenient features for OCR processing, let’s take a look at them.
Prizmo stands for providing a powerful OCR solution for Mac at a reasonable price. The interface looks good but it takes a while to figure it out since the options available can be a bit confusing for first time users. However, once you get used to the way it works, it is pretty simple and effective. Prizmo offers specific processing for each type of document. For instance, there is a Text mode that works for paper documents like letters, magazines, or newspapers.
The text can be translated, shared and you can edit OCR results. The Business Card option recognized contact details and allows you to add them to your address book. There are 10 default languages available including Spanish, Swedish, English, French and Dutch. There are 30 additional options that you can download without cost.
There is an Image mode that is designed for adjusting photos without applying OCR. This mode allows you to improve the quality of your images, which is great for correcting the pictures that you have taken of a document to ensure that they are clear and suitable for OCR processing. Prizmo also offers page curvature correction, which will allow you to straighten curved text lines. This is ideal for getting better results when you want to apply OCR to photos from text in Magazines, books and even a label around a bottle.
Prizmo supports cloud services to ensure that you can access your documents from any device and use Prizmo for you OCR projects whenever it is needed and without having to transfer files. With iCloud support you would be able to share editable documents created with Prizmo across all your Apple devices. Prizmo also supports Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive and more, allowing you to share, store and access processed documents conveniently.
Text-to-Speech is also available with Prizmo, meaning that you can also listen to a document that you have processed, as it is read out loud by the tool. There are settings to play and pause the speech and to navigate directly to particular part of the document. You can also download for free over 70 male and female voices to read your text in 26 languages including Finnish, Czech, Korean, German, Swedish, Norwegian and Russian.
While Prizmo is not as powerful when compared to other OCR tools, it offers solid options for adjusting scanned images and photos and extracting text. The interface could be more straightforward but once you start using it, you will realize that it is not difficult to use. The fact that is very affordable make it a convenient solution for students and anyone that wants to get an effective OCR software without breaking the bank.