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Asprise OCR (optical character recognition) and barcode recognition SDK is a high performance royalty-free Python API library. It converts images (JPEG, PNG, TIFF, PDF, etc) into text, xml, searchable PDF or editable RTF/Word formats. Data capture are supported for processing documents like invoices and forms.

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Install and Run the Sample OCR Application

You may install with Python’s pip either from a Unix/Linux shell or Windows command console:

> pip install asprise_ocr_sdk_python_api       # Windows

$ sudo pip install asprise_ocr_sdk_python_api  # Linux/Mac OS X

A sample front-end GUI for the OCR engine will be installed as a script named ‘asprise_ocr’. You can run the following command in the same shell/console:


The following are the screenshots on Linux and Windows respectively:

Asprise OCR for Python on Linux Asprise OCR for Python on Windows

Invoke Asprise OCR API from Your Own Code

from asprise_ocr_api import *

ocr = Ocr()
ocr.start_engine("eng")  # deu, fra, por, spa - more than 30 languages are supported
text = ocr.recognize(
    "PATH_TO_INPUT_IMAGE.tif",  # gif, jpg, pdf, png, tif, etc.
    OCR_PAGES_ALL,  # the index of the selected page
    -1, -1, -1, -1,  # you may optionally specify a region on the page instead of the whole page
print "Result: " + text

# ocr.recognize(more_images...)


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Asprise OCR supports more than twenty languages, however only five popular languages are included in this trial kit. Please contact us if you need to evaluate other languages.

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