PDF OCR API

PSPDFKit API is an HTTP API that enables you to extract text from images and convert scanned documents into searchable PDFs. Use the PDF OCR API to input your scanned documents and images and get an interactive PDF via a single API call.

Try It Out

This example will run English language OCR on your uploaded document, making any text in the document selectable and searchable.

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Use Your Free Credits

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Add a File

Add a scanned PDF named document.pdf to your project folder. You can also use our sample file.

Run a Command

Copy the curl command and run it in that same folder via the terminal or your editor’s terminal.

View the Results

Open result.pdf in your project folder to view the results.

Shell
    curl -X POST https://api.pspdfkit.com/build \
        -H "Authorization: Bearer your_api_key_here" \
        -o result.pdf \
        -F scanned=@document.pdf \
        -F instructions='{
            "parts": [
              { "file": "scanned" }
            ],
            "actions": [
              { "type": "ocr", "language": "english" }
            ]
          }'
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Your API Key

Get access to your API key when you create an account. Once your account has been created, you’ll receive 100 free credits for using with any of our API tools.

Your API key has automatically been inserted into the API example code. Run the sample code in your terminal to execute the API call.

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