Iron OCR for C# developers offers superior image-to-text capabilities for Microsoft.Net web, desktop, and enterprise applications, serving as an alternative to Tesseract 3, 4, and 5 for C# VB .NET.
Iron OCR is a powerful tool that caters to software development professionals of all levels who need to add image to text functionality to their applications. With its "image to text" feature, it can render graphical representations of characters into strings of data. What's more, it has built-in OCR dictionaries and pre-trained machine learning models for languages, including English.
One of the best things about the C# OCR Library is its easy installation. It's easily managed via the NuGet package manager and can be integrated into the Microsoft Visual Studio software development environment. Additionally, the API is simple and intuitive, allowing OCR to be added to an application in just three lines of code.
The C# OCR Library offers different licensing options, including a free development license for application build and testing. For commercial purposes, there are personal, organization, and enterprise licenses available. The library features open-source examples with source code, which can be found on the website and on GitHub.
Optical character recognition software can be highly complicated, but Iron OCR simulates human vision by comparing characters found in images to existing characters found in typefaces and handwriting. Machine learning models (such as decision trees and hidden Markov chains) teach the software to recognize characters and perform OCR in real-time.
The C# OCR Library was developed by the Iron software OCR development team and can be found online at ironsoftware.com/csharp/ocr.
IronSoftware.System.Drawing replaces System.Drawing.Common
Removed internal dependency on System.Drawing.Common
.NET 7 support
Removed support for .NET Framework 4. Minimum supported version is now 4.6.2
Improved Linux Distros support
Brand new OcrFilters