OCR - Optical Character Recognition

OCR stands for Optical character recognition. It is the conversion of texts in images into machine-encoded text.

Optical character recognition (OCR) is a technology that interprets images of handwritten or printed text and converts them into a format suitable for input to computers.

This technology is used mainly in libraries, large corporations, and other places that need to convert printed text into machine-encoded text regardless of its source.

It is composed of hardware and software that converts physical documents into machine-readable text, thereby enabling the scans of ordinary documents to be stored and processed as digital files.

Businesses that use optical character recognition technology to digitize their documents can reap significant benefits by eliminating the need for manual data entry. OCR allows them to process more data faster, reduce errors, reallocate physical storage space, and improve productivity.

OCR can be also used to extract texts from images such as screenshots of UI. The OCR technology is used within Localazy as a part of the Context Screenshots feature, available with the Autopilot plan.