Saturday, 14 March 2009

Reading from PDF files

You asked for it, you got it. We now read images from PDF files as well as JPEG, PNG, and TIFF. We are currently limited to rendering the first page and reading that, but I think that should cover the vital 90%.

As a bonus it has led to the removal of ImageMagick in favour of SIPS, which can read PDF all by itself, and is built into Leopard. So we've just lost 30Mb!


  1. Great job Duncan.

    I have just downloaded it and tried it and it seems to save only to image or pdf files. Is that right? I actually want just text in a text file. Can VelOCR do that?
    Either way it seems like a great prgramme because it works straight out of the box.


  2. If you open the app, then drop an image onto it, once it has read the text you can select (or select all) in the window, then copy, or drag out a text clipping.

    Thanks for the feedback