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Free OCR software to make PDF Searchable

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OCR PDF To Searchable PDF Converter is a free online app to perform OCR on PDF documents you upload. Convert your scan PDF files to Searchable PDF that you can edit without installation, completely free on any OS and platform. Extract text from PDF files with our fast and precise OCR software. Searchable PDF Converter works with any text fonts, styles, and page layouts. OCR software uses automatic document layout detection and skew correction, providing you the best recognition results.

You can customize the OCR process - try setting different parameters to get the best OCR results. Our recognition engine supports a lot of symbols, special characters and punctuation marks, providing support for the wide range of languages. Aspose OCR PDF to Searchable PDF app allows you to make PDF searchable online, meaning that you don't need to install any software or use any specific hardware.

PDF documents can be divided into three different types, depending on how the file was created. There are “True” or digitally generated PDFs, “Image only” or scanned PDFs and searchable PDFs. The text content of the first two types of PDFs is "locked" in the image. Searchable PDF files are usually created using OCR (Optical Character Recognition). Text in searchable PDF documents can be selected, copied, and tagged.

This free app provided by  Aspose.OCR

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How to make PDF Searchable

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Upload your image

Click inside the file drop area to upload PDF file or drag & drop PDF file.

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Start recognition process

Click the "Start OCR" button to start OCR process.

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Wait a few seconds

Wait until the recognition result displayed.

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Get Result

Save OCR results as Searchable PDF or view them in browser.


How to create Searchable PDF and extract text from scan PDF?

Convert PDF to Searchable PDF with Aspose OCR software: Click inside the file drop area to upload PDF file or drag & drop PDF file. Click the Start OCR button to start the OCR process. View or download a PDF.

Is creating a Searchable PDF from PDF free?

Our Online OCR apps are absolutely free. Feel free to use it as much as you want.

Is it safe to upload my PDF files?

We delete all uploaded files after 24 hours after processing. No one has access to your files or recognition results, our PDF OCR app is absolutely safe.

Can I OCR PDF on Linux, Mac OS, or Android?

OCR to Searchable PDF works online and does not require any software installation.

How long does it take to OCR PDF to Searchable PDF?

This converter works fast. You can build a Searchable PDF from PDF in a few seconds.

The features you will like

Fast and Easy Perform OCR

Fast and Easy Perform OCR

Upload your image and click on “Start OCR” button to convert image to text. You will get the text as soon as the OCR is performed.

Perform OCR from Anywhere

Perform OCR from Anywhere

It works from all platforms including Windows, Mac, Android and iOS. All files are processed on our servers. No plugin, software installation or hardware resources required for you.

High recognition quality

High recognition quality

All files are processed using Aspose APIs, which are being used by many Fortune 100 companies across 114 countries.

Automated document layout detection

Automated document layout detection

You don’t need to worry about manually setting the location of text regions. Our automated document layout detection algorithm works automatically.

Advanced skew correction and image improvement

Advanced skew correction and image improvement

OCR can successfully read poor quality scans and make auto image pre-processing to correct low resolution, low contrast, noise and skew.

High speed with no resources

High speed with no resources

Don’t worry about hardware, all the computational operations are done at our side. We use high-reliable and high-performance GPU-based servers to host our core, built on cutting edge fast neural networks.