convert pdf+image to pdf+text


Does anyone know of a good software for converting those pesky pdf’s that are actually just images of text to a pdf + text and thus making it searchable?

I would also like to get in touch with anyone who has any experience with the readiris pen… i’d like to know how well it works etc.


I use ReadIRIS Pro 11, which gives me good results if the PDF image has adequate resolution.

The ReadIRIS software is – as far as I can tell – the only OCR software for Mac that’s continuing active development. The current version is faster and more accurate than the previous one, and it’s definitely faster and more accurate than Acrobat Professional.

I haven’t used the ReadIRIS pen and would also like to hear from anyone with experience.