OCR Overview


PSPDFKit Server has been deprecated and replaced by PSPDFKit Document Engine. All PSPDFKit Server and PSPDFKit for Web Server-Backed licenses will work as before and be supported until 15 May 2024 (we will contact you about license migration). To start using Document Engine, refer to the migration guide. With Document Engine, you’ll have access to robust new capabilities (read the blog for more information).

PSPDFKit ships with advanced OCR capabilities.

Launch Demo

When working with PDFs, you might encounter documents that contain pages with inaccessible text. This is especially common when dealing with scanned documents or documents that contain photographed pages. With our OCR component, you can enhance those raster and vector PDFs to give you interactive text, thereby unlocking powerful PDF text functionality such as text markup annotations, text selection, text extraction, and search.

OCR is an additional component that can be added to your license. Please reach out to us if you’re interested in adding this to your license, if you want to learn more about the roadmap for OCR, or if you want to provide feedback and feature requests related to your use case.

OCR supports detecting text written in many different languages. For an extensive list of supported languages, see here.