OCR for Lion? Both FineReader and ReadIris incompatible
Posted 24 July 2011 - 02:36 AM
PDF OCR X
and it relies on the open-source OCR engine Tesseract.
The other app is the one I talked about in my original message:
and it relies on a different open-source engine, called CuneiForm.
Both engines are inferior to FineReader and they haven't been developed much, ever since they were released as open-source. In fact, they were released without much documentation, so their current maintainers don't even know how some parts work.
PDF OCR X and OCRKit serve as a graphical interface to these engines.
Posted 23 August 2011 - 09:43 PM
ReadIris being incompatible is news to me. My ReadIris Pro 12 works fine with Lion.
Posted 24 August 2011 - 03:47 AM
Back when I wrote my message, ReadIris Pro 12 was listed as incompatible on the website Roaring Apps, and described as "greatly inferior to version 11 and it doesn't work with Lion". Now, it is listed as compatible, although the old description is still there:
So, yes, ReadIris Pro 12 works fine with Lion. But I learned in the meantime that there is a 50-page limit, something you wouldn't expect from a Pro version. And this limitation is not mentioned in the Mac App Store; it's mentioned only on the ReadIris website.
Posted 24 August 2011 - 02:21 PM
Posted 24 August 2011 - 05:49 PM
I just tried their website, and I see what you mean. On their Technical Support Contact page:
the combobox for Product and Version is empty by default. However, once you select your OS, the Product combobox should populate with values. Then, once you select your Product, the Version combobox should populate with values. Basically, you have to fill the information in order. If you still have problems, maybe the following contact form will work:
Posted 02 September 2011 - 03:33 PM
Mac OS X 10.6.8 as main OS (Thanks, trusty old BlackBook!), 10.7.3 for playing around.
Politely tell Apple what they did wrong with Mountain Lion: give them feedback!