Optical Character Recognition

OCR is the process of converting images into text. VelOCRaptor is based on the Google-sponsored OCRopus engine. (OCR people like weak animal based puns) OCRopus is being developed and improved to allow Google to index the information stored in images and PDF files on the web.

We developed VelOCRaptor because we were unimpressed with the price and usability of other Mac OCR applications. They do exist though, here are some alternatives.