Prizmo ProPack 3.1 build 3.127.889 Multilangual | MacOSX | 33.2 MB
Prizmo 3 is a scanning application with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) in over 40 languages with powerful editing capability, text-to-speech, and iCloud support. Prizmo can be used by everyone, thanks to its support of VoiceOver.
No matter what capture device's at hand, Prizmo is the key for scanning and recognizing text. 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...), as well as process business cards.
Prizmo 3 supports the latest OS X Yosemite enhancements like Handoff, extensions, and third-party exports. Thanks to iCloud and Handoff, Prizmo 3 makes a perfect match with the iPhone/iPad version of Prizmo, optimized for iOS 8. Besides, the user interface has been revamped in order to take advantage of Yosemite's translucency, vibrancy, and clarity.
Optical Character Recognition
Time has come for Mac users who were waiting for a powerful OCR application. Prizmo is a user-friendly and reliable solution all Mac users can afford. It integrates state-of-the-art OCR technologies, and supports multipage documents.
Available in over 40 Languages
There are 10 built-in languages in Prizmo: English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian.
Besides, there are 30 optional languages available for download for free: Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish, Galician, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Korean, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swahili, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
Prizmo includes a specific processing depending on the type of document you want to process:
Text: choose the Text mode for processing OCR on regular texts like letters, newspaper articles, magazines, etc. The recognized text can be shared, translated, or read using Text-to-speech technology.
Business Card: this mode is suitable for recognizing contact information, and adding it to the address book, or sharing it as a vCard.
Image: choose this mode if you want to straighten pictures for instance. No OCR processing will be applied to documents in this mode, only the image processing settings are available for fine-tuning.
OCR Editing and Correction
Add a region: if a paragraph was not recognized as such, you can add it on the document, and Prizmo will automatically process OCR on the newly added region.
Delete a region: imagine Prizmo recognized an image, but you are interested in outputting text only. You can delete unwanted regions with the following button.
Merge regions: if Prizmo splits a paragraph in several text regions, select these regions, and merge them in a single one. It will be much easier to proofread this way.
Reorder regions: region order matters when outputting recognized information, that's why all regions are numbered (numbers are visible both on the document preview, and in the right column). If the default order is not correct, you can reorder manually.
When you take a picture of a document, lighting and centering are seldom perfect. A work environment or a house is indeed very different from a photo studio. Such pictures should be of poorer quality than the images processed with a scanner. It doesn't really matter however as Prizmo is able to correct perspective.
Select the area you want to process on the input photograph. Prizmo will use the grid to straighten the image. From now on, you don't need to take perfect pictures, Prizmo is able to process all images.
Page Curvature Correction
Have you ever tried to perform OCR on pages of a magazine or a dictionary? Words near the binding are warped, and lines look much more like curves than straight lines. Therefore, words near the binding are usually, and unsurprisingly, pretty badly recognized.
Once again, Prizmo can help you fix this with a unique feature among OCR applications: page curvature correction. This is how curves become straight lines...
It's time for another magic trick. Locate the highest spot of the page on the top side of the grid (and the lowest spot of the page on the bottom side of the grid). Then, use the arrows to imitate the page curvature shape. The image is now ready for performing OCR.
Lens Distortion Correction
Calibrating your camera can help you achieve better results when using photographs in Prizmo. With a good calibration model, Prizmo can indeed better correct lens distortion on your photographs.
Listen to Texts at your Pace
- After processing OCR on a document, you can ask Prizmo to read the text out loud for you. You can choose the voice and the speaking rate.
- Besides, you have access to navigation settings for playing and pausing speech, and for going straight to the next or previous text region.
Interactive Reading Progress Display
- As soon as speech synthesis gets activated, each word is highlighted in yellow as it is pronounced.
- In Prizmo's main window, you can easily recognize the text region which is being read by its blue dotted frame.
Extensions offer Prizmo's capabilities throughout OS X Yosemite:
- Image Cleanup Extension: Prizmo image cropping and cleanup capabilities are now exposed globally to other apps as an image editing extension.
- OCR Extension: Prizmo OCR feature is now made available throughout OS X, as an extension. Textual contents can be retrieved from any image in other apps that support extensions.
New Design for OS X Yosemite
Prizmo features a brand new user interface for OS X Yosemite, with focus on document contents and clarity. Windows are transluscent, making use of latest vibrancy capabilities of OS X for an elegant and modern look and feel.
Moreover, the application toolbar and main window have been updated for easier understanding and workflow, with main options at the top, and document-related tools at the bottom. Prizmo 3 feels right at home on Macs running OS X Yosemite.
Improved Image Processing
Prizmo 3 brings important updates to its image processing methods. Image cleanup is now more robust and more easily controlled, and it will not only preserve text quality like before, but also improve overall image quality, both in black and white and color modes. Additionally, OCR preprocessing has been improved as well, and although readability tuning is still available to the user, default settings should provide improved results for most document kinds.
Prizmo, both on iOS and OS X, has a long history of support for VoiceOver. As of version 3, Prizmo uses the latest VoiceOver APIs of Yosemite for improved feedback on its user interface.
Prizmo also keeps its white/black/blurry contents detection, as well as its text-to-speech capabilities to provide additional aid for visually-impaired users.
Operating System: OS X 10.10 Yosemite
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