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Topic: OCR with photos? (Via Email)
Conf: (P-PDF) Beginners, Msg: 158259
From: mawendeln
Date: 2/19/2007 12:07 AM


recently i've been working in state archives.

they let you take digital photos of the archival documents but they won't let you scan them. so with a tripod that swivels to face town, i've been taking photos of these documents; then i create pdf files out of the photos and use Adobe 7 Pro to underline, take notes, etc, on the pdf file.

MY QUESTION IS whether it is possible to convert these photo-based pdf files to text-- i.e., to perform an OCR process similar to what I do with scanned documents. I've tried to use the OCR process on Adobe 7 Pro but it tells me that the page document is lower than 144 dpi.

I'll add that as I have them set up these photo-based pdf flies look roughly like scanned documents; all are typed (not handwritten) documents (reports, letters, etc.).

Any suggestions? Thanks,


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