PDF-Scanner-Pro

PDF-Scanner-Pro 1.3

Free
It converts scanned PDFs and image files into searchable PDFs and text files.
 
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PDF-Scanner-Pro is a simple application that lets you convert image-based PDFs and most common image files into searchable PDF documents and editable text files. This way, you can extract the textual content on scanned PDFs so that you can reuse it in other projects.

The utility comes with a clear-cut and easy-to-use interface. Adding files is done by browsing for files from within the application. Although the program supports multiple source entries for batch conversion, you can import only one file at a time, a drawback that makes the loading process quite a tedious task. However, once you overpass this shortcoming, you just need to select one of the six languages available for an accurate text recognition and choose the output file type, which may be either PDF or text. Unfortunately, the free version of this tool will convert only the first page of each source file – therefore, if your image-based PDFs contain multiple pages and you want to convert the documents in their entirety, you are required to purchase the full edition.

To sum up, this application offers an easy solution to extract the textual content of single-page PDFs and image files. The program is designed for home users who are looking for a simple and intuitive PDF and image converter.

Ioana Dumitrescu
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Review summary

Pros

  • Supports OCR functionality
  • Batch conversion
  • Uncomplicated menus
  • Preview option

Cons

  • Can convert only one page of a multi-page PDF or image file
  • Can't password-protect the output files
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