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Fopydo is short for photocopy documents -- it creates PDF documents from images taken with digital cameras, cell phones, or scanners. Results are very compact in size and can be saved or emailed securely (with 128-bit encryption). In addition to PDF-related functions, Fopydo can perform OCR on scanned texts in a number of languages and save the results in a text document (Open Source Tesseract OCR engine is embedded in the application).

Visit fopydo.com to learn more about the software and to see tutorials. Please leave your feedback about the program -- this will be very helpful for the author.

What's New

Version 2.9.5:
  • Fixed a problem with UTF-8 characters in image file path that could affect processing of images.
  • Fixed a bug when individual images are rotated by 270 degrees.

Requirements

OS X 10.6 or later

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Chrischram Member IconReview+85
Chrischram
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Fortunately, I just got hold of a folder of 165 scanned images of book pages from the Internet Archive.

Unfortunately, these images were in JPEG 2000 format, which Fopydo can't read.

Fortunately, GraphicConverter to the rescue.

Unfortunately, Fopydo converted everything to black and white, when I told it not to.

Unfortunately, the OCR output was laughably bad.

Fortunately, that wasn't Fopydo's fault. The source material was pretty gunky.

Fopydo is definitely a work in progress, but not quite ready for prime time.

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Version 2.9.0
Wardega Consulting Inc. (Developer)
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Fopydo does OCR only on images converted to BW, so the convert to BW flag had to be checked... Also, do not expect OCR to be good if the source material is of poor quality.

Wardega Consulting Inc. (Developer) Member IconDev+10
Wardega Consulting Inc. (Developer)
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Here is the link to the Kickstarter project for Fopydo:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/384725316/fopydo-universal-scanning-solution?ref=home_location

Check it out - you will get a better idea what the program was designed to do.

Best regards,

Tomek Wardega (The Developer)

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Version 2.9.0
Anapat Member IconComment+12
Anapat
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This tool is getting better and better. Since version 2.6.2 Fopydo can compete with some of the best professional OCR software that is out there. The Tesseract OCR engine it uses really does a very good job here. Great!

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Version 2.6.2
Wardega Consulting Inc. (Developer)
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Thank you very much for your encouragement! Tesseract OCR engine is a great piece of software and I am looking forward to see a new version. I would be interested to here if Fopydo does a good job with OCR of scripts that do not use latin letters.

Best regards,

Tomek Wardega

Anapat
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Okay, it's still latin characters, but I can tell you it knows french accents very well. As I say Fopydo is almost professional OCR software now.

Wardega Consulting Inc. (Developer)
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Thank you for the feedback. It is good to know that french accents are shown properly. I am interested in OCR of non-latin scripts to see how well utf-8 based characters work with HTML HOCR.

Tomek

Tomeg Member IconComment+36
Tomeg
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This utility has a lot of work put in it. I'm grateful to have it free, but don't you think it should be shareware at some point?

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Version 2.3.3
Wardega Consulting Inc. (Developer)
+2

I do not know what is the market for this kind of tool, but I envisioned this being used by people who want to get rid of paper and occasionally need to send a fax or an album with pictures. I use it for this very purpose. I intend to keep this software free of charge to popularize this use of the program and to save paper. If I find good business uses (and I can already think of some) I will create a separate business edition.

Best regards,

Tomek Wardega

JCH2 Member IconReview+392
JCH2
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I can't really rate this as I never got and output PDF from it. It didn't crash or do anything noticeable to report. Tried it at least a dozen times on various image outputs. But since the system requires me to rate it...

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Version 2.3.2
twardega
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I am sorry to hear this. I am testing the program to the best of my ability on 10.6 and 10.7. If you want me to look into it please go to Tools->Preference menu option and check the box to save debug file on desktop. You can submit this file under support on fopydo.com. Best regard,
Tomek Wardega

Penguirl
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Actually you can leave a comment without rating the app. At the top of the comment window there is a box that lets you select Review, Comment, or Troubleshooting.

Ben-Marko Member IconComment+299
Ben-Marko
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Mac OS X already does this - open the photo in Preview, and select File --> Print. Then select PDF button in the lower-left had side of the Print Dialog window.

Easy.

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Version 2.3.2
Wardega Consulting Inc. (Developer)
+3

Hi Robert,

Thanks for coming back, it has been a few months. I am not trying to push my software to you, but when you do print a picture of one page of a document to PDF using Preview do a Get Info on the resulting PDF and check its size - one page of a high resolution document is probably about 1MB to 2MB. Now, do the same using Fopydo - get the same picture and use the software to create the PDF then check its size with Get Info - it should be about 50KB to 100KB. This software is intended to allow using a digital camera in place of a scanner - it has some other functions too, but this one is the reason why I wrote it. Best regards,

Tomek Wardega

Rob06au Member IconReview+16
Rob06au
+2

Very useful app and works well each time I use it

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Version 2.2
Rob06au Member IconReview+16
Rob06au
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Very useful app and works well each time I use it

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Version 2.2
Rob06au Member IconReview+16
Rob06au
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Very useful app and works well each time I use it

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Version 2.2
Neploleppard Member IconComment+23
Neploleppard
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Mac OS X currently already does this.

macwiz.nikorocks.com, for anyone that is curious as to how.

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Version 2.2
Neploleppard
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Ooops... mac.nikorocks.com. (Damn sleep deprivation.)

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Date 23 May 2013
Platform OS X / Intel 32
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