HiRead Iris is what I use, along with VueScan to do the actual scanning. The reason I have to use both is that my Canon scanner's driver is just awful, and VueScan gets around it. You may not need both. RI is $129, much cheaper than Kurzweil, which is something I was never willing to pay for anyway. When there are mainstream products and blindness products to fill the same need, I always go for mainstream. So compared to Omnipage or Finereader under windows (both of these are used internally by kw anyway), I find the latest version of Read Iris to do just as well and in some cases much better. I've had pages that Omnipage and Finereader choked on give me readable results in Iris. I'd love to do a podcast on Mac OCR as it seems it's one of those things that works really well but very few people really are aware of it, but unfortunately I'm in a far from ideal recording environment. And unfortunately Read Iris no longer has a trial version available for download like they used to, or I'd say go try it out.
On Jun 12, 2008, at 6:18, Donna Goodin wrote:
Hi all,I’m just curious, what OCR software are you all using? I’ve been a Kurzweil user for a while, but last I knew, there wasn’t a Mac version.Thanks, Donna
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