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Thread: Could a digital camera and OCR software replace a document scanner

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    Re: Could a digital camera and OCR software replace a document scanner

    Thanks for your reply, HermanAB. Everything I'd like to scan is loose leaf (not bound in a book), so papers will lie flat.

    You all are persuading me to not let my frugality get in the way of efficiency. I think I'll get this Canon P-215 (WireCutter's "Best Scanner").

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    Re: Could a digital camera and OCR software replace a document scanner

    Quote Originally Posted by Babbage View Post
    Is there GNU/Linux OCR software? I've used Abbyy Finereader OCR software, which I got free with a Lexmark printer. It's good software, but I wouldn't actually pay for it.
    Look into the Tesseract OCR engine. It's in the repos. I know it works well with Scan2pdf and other scanning software in the repos.

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    To me it's still worthwhile.
    I agree. But then again, I also scan all of my important files instead of keeping paper documents of everything.
    Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. - Dr. Seuss

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    Re: Could a digital camera and OCR software replace a document scanner

    On Android phone Pleco for chinese OCR works well for me

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