Prizmo 3.0

An user friendly application that can be used to scan your photos and comes packed with the Optical Character Recognition technology.
Using appropriate software solutions when scanning various types of documents can lead to a better user experience. Prizmo is a Mac OS X application that helps you deal with the scanning process and also provides OCR (Optical Character Recognition) capabilities.

Compatible with various devices

Prizmo is able to communicate with all sort of scanning devices: compact or DSLR cameras (if your camera has a high resolution you can use it instead of a scanner), or scanners that are supported by your operating system.

Grab and process screenshots

In addition, Prizmo is also able to capture and process screenshots: at launch, the application places a small icon in your status bar which you can use to activate the image capturing process. The image will be sent to the Prizmo main window where you can process it further.

Optical Character Recognition technology

You can use Prizmo to extract the text contained in an image file via its OCR tool, but keep in mind that you need high resolution photos for better results.

By default, Prizmo includes support for 10 languages: English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian. However, the app allows you to extend the languages library through individual downloads (over 30 optional languages are available).

Perspective and lens distorsion correction

Even if you are using a camera to capture a snapshot of a document, Prizmo offers you the possibility to adjust the image to achieve the best quality possible. The application will use a grid to straighten the image and to eliminate the page curvature.

At the same time, Prizmo allows you to download calibration models for your camera and enables you to make manual adjustments. This way you can correct the lest distortion effects and capture better images.

Powerful solution for managing scanned documents

Prizmo comes with an user friendly interface but also provides a collection of very efficient tools that can help you make the most out of your scanned documents. Moreover, thanks to the included image correction tools, you will be able to use your digital camera as a scanner without compromising on quality.

Reviewed by , last updated on November 14th, 2014

file size:
35.3 MB
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operating system(s):
Mac OS X 10.7.4 or later
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Intel only
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What's New in This Release:
  • Major new release with native OS X Yosemite support:
  • Revamped user interface taking advantage of Yosemite's translucency and vibrancy.
  • Handoff to easily switch from editing Prizmo documents on one device to another, with Mac, iPhone, and iPad support.
  • Image Cleanup Extension: Prizmo image cropping and cleanup capabilities are now exposed globally to other apps as an image editing extension.
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Prizmo is an application that allows you to use your own digital camera as a scanner. It gives you access to OCR techn...

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