PDF quality after OCR in DevonThink

I have an automated workflow in Devonthink that all PDF in the inbox are converted to searchable PDF with OCR.

Unfortunately, this makes the PDF quality - especially the first page of the PDF - extremely poor.

Is there any way to optimize the workflow to have searchable PDF with high quality in DevonThink?

Please check the following:

  • at DEVONthink 3 > Install Add-Ons please check to see whether there is an update for ABBYY FineReader OCR (if there is an update, then you will be able to select to install ABBYY FineReader OCR even though it is already installed, and the light grey text below the entry will inform you of the available update).

  • at DEVONthink 3 > Preferences > OCR check the setting for Compress PDF - deactivate it, set it to a higher resolution, or - if using a Mac with Apple silicon - to “same as original”; note that to date that setting is not available on Intel Macs.

If neither of these steps help, please come back here.