FineScanner

Scan and recognize multipage documents in PDF or JPG

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Kevin William DavidHunterHiring@kwdinc · Community @Siftery. No 1 Hunter on PH🥇
Scan any printed or hand-written papers and books create perfect digital copies & save them to JPEG or PDF documents. Recognizes text from scans in 144 languages and saves results in 12 formats (DOCX,PDF,TXT & more) preserving the original document formatting.
Ben Tossell@bentossell · newCo
What is the optimal use case here? What is the biggest challenges you faced while building this?
Igor AkimovMaker@akimovmedia
@bentossell Hi, Ben. Our users usually scan and recognize documents (to Word or Searchable PDF) on-the-go and share with colleagues or partners. With this release it's also possible to scan and recognize curved book pages when you need to digitize and store some text without a desktop scanner or MFP.
Igor AkimovMaker@akimovmedia
@bentossell Biggest challenge is, of course, making book pages look flat after taking pictures on a mobile device. Our engineers spent almost a year creating and combining different algorithms to make sure it works in unstable lighting conditions. The problems include a lack of data which would allow the program to build a stable model, contradictory incoming information, rogue image objects, bad focus, motion blur, and image noise.
Когда ожидается версия для Андроид?
elena_abMaker@yelena_ab · ABBYY
@abbsol Павел, будет в начале следующего года.
Igor AkimovMaker@akimovmedia
@abbsol We've already started development of the Android version. It will arrive at the end of Q1 2016.
Sarthak Grover@sarthakgrover · Consumer Tech 
Neat! By turning these into PDF, does it make your content searchable? I take so many doc pics but end up having to organize them somehow in albums and folders as a way to find the right one.
Igor AkimovMaker@akimovmedia
@sarthakgrover Hi, Sarthak. I'm a product manager of FineScanner. Thanks for the question. Yes, we can recognize text and turn into searchable PDF, as well as Word, Excel, Epub, Fb2
Ben Tossell@bentossell · newCo
How well does it pick up Doctor's handwriting which is notoriously bad ;)
Igor AkimovMaker@akimovmedia
@bentossell Hi, Ben. Handwritten papers are terrible for recognition. We can only try to make them more readable for a human.
Ben Tossell@bentossell · newCo
@akimovmedia yeh I think it would be incredible (and incredibly difficult) to be able to scan handwritten papers and make them 100% better...