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Prizmo 2 is a revolutionary scanning application with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) in over 40 languages with powerful editing capability, text-to-speech, and iCloud support.

No matter what capture device's at hand, Prizmo is the key for scanning and performing OCR. It works with pictures taken with your iPhone, iPad, or digital camera, with documents coming from connected or Wi-Fi scanners, even with screenshots! It will help you easily scan any documents (invoices, receipts, boards, giant advertisements...) of any sizes (US Letter, US Legal, A4, and custom)...

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What's New

Version 2.1.3:
  • Localized to Polish.
  • Pages are now ordered by picture date when importing from a camera (first page is the oldest picture, last page is the newest picture).

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7.5 or later

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Gryphonent Member IconReview+444
Gryphonent
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Constantly crashing after a scan as Prizmo tries to perform OCR. And there’s no way to tell the app that I don’t need OCR in the first place.

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Version 2.1.3
Appledogx Member IconReview+146
Appledogx
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Tried this application in demo mode. Very nice UI and it's very logical and easy to understand. Would be better if it would OCR in multiple languages at once instead of selecting one at a time since some documents have mixed languages. Accuracy was not very good at all either with black on white background or colored text on picture background. To be fair, it was better with black on white, but even then, not terribly accurate, at least not enough to be able to consider it for purchase. Then there is the issue of crashing. After trying to close my first test, I got an infinite beach ball and had to force quit. Subsequently, it took several tries to close the document without the app hanging. I tried a second test and the app hung again and I had to force quit twice, so it was not stable at all for me on Mavericks. I wish they could improve stability, add multiple language recognition at the same time and greatly improve accuracy (which is what OCR is all about) as they do have a very nice GUI which is superior to most other, even more expensive OCR apps.

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Version 2.1.3
Ean
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There are times when an English speaker would like to keep French phrases in French, or whatever. C'est la vie. I think your idea would have to be implemented as batches of single-language OCR passes rather than multiple languages all at once.

For example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_French_words_and_phrases_used_by_English_speakers

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Terry Scoble
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I'm rating this app low because so far it has not worked! It won't open a PDF, a jpg or anything I've tried. It has unexpectedly quit twice, so to this point I'm at a loss as to what is going on with this app, but if it don't work I want a refund!

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Version 2.1.3
Ocsurfreport Member IconReview+7
Ocsurfreport
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I was very critical to this program due to so many crap Applications we have been bombarded with lately in Mac. Was especially peeved at the price for a pro version. I ended up getting Prizmo anyway as part of a MacUpdate Bundle and thought i'd give it a try. I am here to report to anyone considering this program that it is Amazing, it truly is a gem buried under heaps of Mac app garbage and it is worth every penny. Saved me tons of work on one project alone! The ease of use and great user interface is fantastic. So I want to give credit where credit is due, especially since I slammed it on a previous sale on price, without even trying it first. It is definitely a must have!

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Version 2.1.2
Sandrine
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Thanks!

Reegor Member IconComment+13
Reegor
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I cannot persuade the demo to open a PDF file. Acrobat, Preview, and PDFpen will open it, and 2 out of the 3 will OCR it.

Is the demo crippled, so that it won't open PDF files? Drag/drop do not work. Nor does opening from the menus - pdf files are grayed out.

The web site claims this software will process PDF files.

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Version 2.1.2
Ah1 Member IconComment+0
Ah1
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I can't get any output from the TEXT setting (I'm talking about the scanner kind options Text/BW/Colour, not the Prizmo option) I've tried with both Text and Image options in Prizmo. The scanner operates , but there is no output the Prizmo document. Scanning my document in B&W works fine.

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Version 2.1.1
LeonardCurtis2647 Member IconReview-8
LeonardCurtis2647
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Today I tried to open Prizmo and I got a message which said Prizmo is corrupted move to trash now, which I did.

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Version 2.0.8
MacUpdate-Jess
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LeonardCurtis2647, try downloading Prizmo again and reinstalling it. (The ZIP archive expands without an error.) If you continue to have a problem, let the developers know by writing to:

support [at] creaceed [dot] com

Sandrine
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Did you manage to install Prizmo?

Turquoise Member IconReview+101
Turquoise
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I wish this could automatically extract and OCR text from a comics JPG or PDF page.

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Version 2.0.8
PS6096 Member IconReview+3
PS6096
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I've posted an earlier review. After that, with the help of support, some issues were solved for me. So I write an updated review with the knowledge of now.

Although Prizmo has some minor issues with user interface, it is a very versatile and fast app. I think the workflow could be a bit more intuitive and was hoping the recognition of OCR-able section of the page was a bit more intelligent (read: automated), but overall it does a pretty nice job.

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Version 2.0.7
PS6096 Member IconReview+3
PS6096
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Although Prizmo has a lot of potential, I think it needs some improvements, especially on the import/export part.
I had a scanned multipage PDF I wanted OCR'ed with Prizmo. No can do. Convert to multi-page TIFF then? Nope. Only option: create 37 seperate JPG's. Not an option.
Using it as a scan-only tool with some nice features also appears not to be possible. OCR is mandatory, no export as a JPG or PDF. I think this are 2 tiny features which would make this app extremely more versatile.
Also the workflow might be a bit more intuitive.
Looking forward to future versions!

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Version 2.0.6
Sandrine
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You can import multipage PDFs without any problem into Prizmo. Besides, OCR is not mandatory. You can choose the Image mode, no OCR is performed, and you can export the image as a JPEG or PDF for sure.

Sandrine
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By the way, there's a detailed user guide available on our website: http://www.creaceed.com/prizmo/guides
And feel fee to get in touch with the support team.

PS6096
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Hi Sandrine, thank you so very much. I tried to "open" a PDF, where I should have chosen "new" and drag a pdf to the application. That explains a lot. Thanks again. I think the issue with skipping OCR is fixed now too :)

Sandrine
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Great! If the reported issues are fixed now, could you update your rating, please? That would be greatly appreciated. Thanks :-)

Sandrine
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Or I should rather say "update the review". I've just noticed you've already updated the rating, but it is hidden in the Ratings tab.

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karlbel
Version 2.1.2
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fawza
Version 2.1.2
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Léonux
Version 2.1.2
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Saliede
Version 2.1.2
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Macfoto
Version 2.1
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dsimer
Version 2.0.8
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katlinquinn
Version 2.0.8
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Léonux
Version 2.0.7
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PS6096
Version 2.0.6
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Jan-Dahl
Version 2.0.6
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Downloads 67,469
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Date 13 Mar 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $49.95
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