OCR SDK: Convert Image to Text

Before going any further, I suggest you try Dynamsoft’s OCR module via this online demo: Online Demo: OCR PDF to Word Please note that in the “output format” dropdown, there are many choices, such as text, pdf, and xml files. To save your result in a format which can be opened in Word, you need…

Read barcodes from mobile camera vs. scanned documents

Before v4.2, Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK has been focusing on barcode detection on scanned documents. In version 4.2, the mobile edition was introduced with some optimization implemented to better support barcode scanning from iOS and Android phones. In this article, let’s go through differences on barcodes scanning from mobile cameras and scanned documents. Image tilt and distortion…

Barcode Recognition 101: How to Decode QR Code, DataMatrix and PDF417?

How 2D Barcode Recognition Works Wanna understand how a barcode recognition scanner interprets a 2D barcode? We’ve worked out an infographic to get you started. You might also be interested in how to decode 1D barcodes. Step 1. Location In this step, the barcode scanner tries to find the barcodes if there is any. Different barcode symbologies…

Barcode Scanning 101: How to Decode Code39 and Code128?

Wanna understand how a barcode recognition SDK or software interprets a barcode? We’ve worked out an infographic to get you started. You might also be interested in learning how to decode 2D barcodes. To decode information from Code39, Code128 and other linear bar codes, there are generally two steps: location and decoding. Step 1. Location…

Use Image Cleanup as pre-processing to improve barcode recognition rate

Have you ever wondered how barcode readers can read barcodes of low quality? The Dynamsoft Barcode Team has come up with this handy infographic to help show the main techniques that are used to enhance barcode images to allow for easier reading. There are three main methods we use for image enhancement when using barcodes:…

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