Convert PNG to Searchable PDF in C#
Perform optical character recognition on PNG document and save text as PNG document using Aspose.OCR for .NET library.
How to convert PNG to Searchable PDF using C#
Aspose.OCR for .NET is a powerful yet easy-to-use and cost-effective library for converting PNG images to Searchable PDF documents. Supporting 26 languages based on Latin, Cyrillic and Chinese, its state-of-the-art optical character recognition engine provides superior recognition speed and accuracy, while isolating you from formulas, neural networks, and other complex technical details. It allows you to add OCR functionality to your .NET applications in less than 10 lines of code.
processes scanned images or even smartphone photos in PNG format and creates PNG documents containing recognized text. To add it to your project, you just need to install the Aspose.OCR
package in your project with the following command:
Package Manager Console Command
PM> Install-Package Aspose.OCR
Steps to Convert PNG to Searchable PDF
With .NET OCR and just a few lines of code, you can create full-featured application that converts an PNG image to Searchable PDF document:
- Create an instance of AsposeOcr class
- Call AsposeOCR.RecognizeImage method
- Pass the PNG file path as parameter
- AsposeOCR.RecognizeImage returns a String or file of Searchable PDF type
Before running the example, make sure that .NET API compatible with NET Standard 2.0 specification is installed on your system and all external dependencies of Aspose.OCR package are referenced in your project.
- NET Standard 2.0+ compatible solution
- Aspose.OCR for .NET referenced in your project.
This sample code shows PNG to Searchable PDF .NET Conversion
// initialize an instance of AsposeOcr AsposeOcr ocr = new AsposeOcr(); // recognize image string riText = ocr.RecognizeImage("template.PNG"); // print text File. File.WriteAllText("document.Searchable PDF", riText);
PNG What is PNG File Format
PNG, Portable Network Graphics, refers to a type of raster image file format that use loseless compression. This file format was created as a replacement of Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) and has no copyright limitations. However, PNG file format does not support animations. PNG file format supports loseless image compression that makes it popular among its users. With the passage of time, PNG has evolved as one of the mostly used image file format. Almost all Operating Systems have support for opening PNG files. For example, Microsoft Windows viewer has the capability to open PNG files as the OS has by default the support available as part of installation.Read More
Searchable PDF What is Searchable PDF File Format
Searchable PDF files retain the original scanned image for viewing, as well as OCR text in a hidden layer that can be used for full-text searches within a document or highlighting text for copy and paste operations. Full OCR conversion to PDF, not including the original image, will never retain 100% of the original formatting, especially if the document has many images or a complex layout.Read More
Other Supported Conversions
Using C#, one can easily convert different formats including.