Google Cloud Vision API vs. Tesseract OCR vs. scanR

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What is Google Cloud Vision API?

Google Cloud Vision API enables developers to understand the content of an image by encapsulating powerful machine learning models in an easy to use REST API.

What is Tesseract OCR?

Tesseract was originally developed at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories Bristol and at Hewlett-Packard Co, Greeley Colorado between 1985 and 1994, with some more changes made in 1996 to port to Windows, and some C++izing in 1998. In 2005 Tesseract was open sourced by HP. Since 2006 it is developed by Google.

What is scanR?

scanR is a simple OCR API service that supports 32 languages and can extract text from images or PDF files.
Why do developers choose Google Cloud Vision API?
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Why do developers choose Tesseract OCR?
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Why do developers choose scanR?
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What are the cons of using Google Cloud Vision API?
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What are the cons of using Tesseract OCR?
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What are the cons of using scanR?
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What companies use Google Cloud Vision API?
27 companies on StackShare use Google Cloud Vision API
What companies use Tesseract OCR?
9 companies on StackShare use Tesseract OCR
What companies use scanR?
0 companies on StackShare use scanR

What are some alternatives to Google Cloud Vision API, Tesseract OCR, and scanR?

  • Amazon Rekognition - Image Detection and Recognition Powered by Deep Learning
  • Tesseract.js - Pure JavaScript OCR for 60 Languages

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