Prizmo
Prizmo 2.1.3
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Scan and OCR documents with your digital camera or scanner.   Demo ($49.95)
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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)...
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
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7.5 or later





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Appledogx reviewed on 20 Mar 2014
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.
[Version 2.1.3]

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Ean replied on 20 Mar 2014
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 reviewed on 14 Mar 2014
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!
[Version 2.1.3]


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Ocsurfreport reviewed on 12 Mar 2014
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!
[Version 2.1.2]

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Sandrine replied on 12 Mar 2014
Thanks!
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LeonardCurtis2647 reviewed on 27 Sep 2013
Today I tried to open Prizmo and I got a message which said Prizmo is corrupted move to trash now, which I did.
[Version 2.0.8]

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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 27 Sep 2013
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
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Sandrine replied on 31 Oct 2013
Did you manage to install Prizmo?
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Turquoise reviewed on 28 Aug 2013
I wish this could automatically extract and OCR text from a comics JPG or PDF page.
[Version 2.0.8]


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PS6096 reviewed on 23 May 2013
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.
[Version 2.0.7]


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PS6096 reviewed on 01 May 2013
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!
[Version 2.0.6]

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Sandrine replied on 22 May 2013
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.
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Sandrine replied on 22 May 2013
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.
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PS6096 replied on 22 May 2013
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 :)
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Sandrine replied on 22 May 2013
Great! If the reported issues are fixed now, could you update your rating, please? That would be greatly appreciated. Thanks :-)
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Sandrine replied on 22 May 2013
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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Nick Collingridge reviewed on 26 Mar 2013
Very nicely implemented OCR application with great support for ImageKit (Image Capture-compatible) scanners. Much cleaner UI than ReadIRIS (although to be fair that app is better than it was in the new version 14).

Prizmo has definitely become my go-to OCR application. My only minor gripe is that there seems to be no ability to export to Word format. You have to use RTF which is not a terrible alternative, but not quite as convenient as exporting directly to .doc or .docx.
[Version 2.0.6]

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JWStewart replied on 22 Jun 2013
Word will open .RTF files though.
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tyuk commented on 24 Mar 2013
Are there any plans to add support for Japanese in a future release of Prizmo?

The Mac version of FineReader doesn’t seem to support it, while the Mac version of Readiris does support it but doesn’t exactly have glowing reviews, so I’m hoping that Prizmo can fill the gap for Mac users needing Japanese OCR software.
[Version 2.0.6]

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Sandrine replied on 26 Mar 2013
We tested an OCR technology in Japanese, but the accuracy rate was around 50%. So, it was far too low for including Japanese in Prizmo 2. We'll keep investigating, and we hope that on some day we'll be able to get this language supported as well.
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tyuk replied on 26 Mar 2013
Okay, thanks for the confirmation!
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Thanar commented on 21 Mar 2013
Any plans on adding modern Greek support?
[Version 2.0.5]

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Sandrine replied on 26 Mar 2013
The OCR technology we tested was not accurate enough in modern Greek, unfortunately. That's why we decided not to include this language in the current version of Prizmo 2. We do hope the technology will improve, and Prizmo will be able to support modern Greek as well.
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Reegor had trouble on 06 Mar 2014
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.
[Version 2.1.2]


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Ah1 had trouble on 22 Jan 2014
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.
[Version 2.1.1]



sfkev rated on 15 Mar 2014

[Version 2.1.3]



karlbel rated on 12 Mar 2014

[Version 2.1.2]



fawza rated on 26 Feb 2014

[Version 2.1.2]



Léonux rated on 13 Feb 2014

[Version 2.1.2]



Saliede rated on 11 Feb 2014

[Version 2.1.2]



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Bb805 rated on 09 Feb 2014

[Version 2.1.2]



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Macfoto rated on 30 Oct 2013

[Version 2.1]



Jerry Essler rated on 22 Sep 2013

[Version 2.0.8]



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dsimer rated on 10 Sep 2013

[Version 2.0.8]



katlinquinn rated on 28 Aug 2013

[Version 2.0.8]


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Version Downloads:2,574
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License:Demo
Date:13 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
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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)...

Main Features:
  • Specific Processing for Business Cards, Multipage Texts and Images
  • Input File Formats: regular photo files including JPEG, RAW, TIFF, as well as PDF files (even multipage)
  • Input Options: digital cameras (iPhone, iPad, DSLRs...), camera tethering, connected and Wi-fi scanners, screenshots, snap any text from your screen
  • State-of-the-Art OCR Technology in 40 Languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
  • Detection of 3 Types of Regions: texts, images and numbers
  • OCR Editing and Correction: add, delete, merge and reorder regions on the one hand, edit text for correcting mistakes on the other hand
  • Automatic Frame Detection: lay the page, snap it, and let Prizmo handle the cropping
  • Automatic Text Orientation Detection
  • Perspective Correction to Compensate Camera Point of View
  • Non-linear Lens Distortion Correction
  • Page Curvature Correction for Books and Magazines
  • Real-time OCR Results: moving/resizing region frames immediately updates text results
  • Resolution Increase: image enhancement allows OCR results where OCR is generally not even thinkable
  • Output Formats: image files (JPEG, PNG, TIFF), and text files (PDF with Spotlight-searchable text, RTF, TXT) - even multipage!
  • Export to the Evernote, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and WebDAV Online Services
  • Online Translation into 23 Languages
  • Accessibility Feedback for the OCR Processing (blank, blurry image, etc.)
  • Text-to-Speech for Reading Scanned Texts: over 70 high-quality voices in 26 languages with navigation settings and interactive reading progress display (available for free in OS X Preferences)
  • Enhanced for the Retina Display.


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