Readiris 16 for Windows

OCR software to convert all your PDFs, images and documents to editable text files!

The world's fastest book scanner

About Readiris 16 for Windows

Readiris 16 for Windows is an optical character recognition (OCR) software package that converts an image, a PDF file, or a scanned document into a fully editable text file. Thanks to the power and accuracy of its recognition engine, Readiris 16 for Windows extracts the text from your documents with precision while preserving the layout of the original file.

The world's fastest book scanner

What's new in Readiris 16 for Windows?

  • New version of the recognition engine
  • The ability to convert Word, Excel and PowerPoint files into indexed PDFs
  • Access to document conversion by right-clicking with the mouse
  • New user interface
  • Addition of a quality indicator for imported documents
  • Improved tool to handle pages within a document
  • Automatic detection of IRIS scanners
  • New version of the image pre-processing engine
  • Improved perspective correction module

Many possible conversions!

Convert your PDFs

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Readiris 16 for Windows converts your PDFs into Word, Excel, text or even fully editable indexed PDF, while preserving the original layout.
List of output formats: PDF, DOCX, XLSX, ODT, ePub, Audio, RTF, HTML, TXT, TIFF, JPEG, PNG

* Convert PDF to Word
* Convert PDF to Excel

Convert your images

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Readiris 16 for Windows is compatible with many image formats and extracts the text contained in the images to convert it into editable digital text in many word processing packages such as Word, Excel, Notepad, etc.
List of compatible image formats: JPG, GIF, PSD, PNG, TIFF, BMP
List of output formats: PDF, DOCX, XLSX, ODT, ePub, Audio, RTF, HTML, TXT, TIFF, JPEG, PNG

Convert from scanner

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If you have a scanner, Readiris 16 for Windows can easily take control to facilitate the scanning and conversion of your paper documents. You will then be able to scan your documents and extract the text from them to make them editable or simply search the content.
Compatible scanner types: TWAIN
List of output formats: PDF, DOCX, XLSX, ODT, ePub, Audio, RTF, HTML, TXT, TIFF, JPEG, PNG

Convert your MS Office files

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Readiris 16 for Windows lets you convert any Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file into a PDF, Audio, ePub, or image file.
List of output formats: PDF, ePub, Audio, TIFF, JPEG, PNG

Convert into more than 130 languages

Readiris 16 for Windows is the leading OCR software for language recognition. Unlike other OCR applications on the market, Readiris 16 for Windows uses proprietary dictionaries in more than 130 languages, including Latin, the Asian languages, Arabic, and Hebrew.

Tools to manipulate your PDF files

Create indexed PDF files

This format is identical to the original PDF file except that it adds a layer of indexed text. This means you can easily search for the information you need in a document or a large volume of archived documents.

Password-protect your PDFs

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Readiris 16 for Windows makes it easy to add a secure password to prevent copying, editing, printing, and even text extraction in your PDF files.

Compress your PDFs

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Considerably reduce the size of your images and PDF files thanks to IRIS's exclusive hypercompression technology. This feature lets you reduce the size of your original files by a factor of up to 10* (or 50 with the Corporate version) without impairing the visual quality. Compressed documents in standard PDF format are fully indexed and compatible with any PDF viewer.

Add, delete, organise pages in your PDFs

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Use the page-handling module in the Readiris 16 for Mac interface to add, delete, or even organise the pages of your PDF documents.

Merge several PDFs

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The PDF merge tool lets you merge several PDF files or even several files of different formats (PDF, image, Word, Excel, or PowerPoint) in a single file. You can then easily manipulate the pages and choose the export format that best suits your needs (PDF, DOCX, XLSX, ODT, ePub, Audio, RTF, HTML, TXT, TIFF, JPEG, PNG).

Life-changing features

Designed to operate with any scanner

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Readiris 16 for Mac has a scanning module that can drive any Twain scanner without using external software. This module facilitates the importing of documents into Readiris 16 for Mac and guarantees that documents optimised for archiving, sharing, or editing will be created every time.

Create E-books (ePub)

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Thanks to the E-book creation tool in Readiris 16 for Mac , you can easily convert any PDF, image, Word, or PowerPoint file, or even a scanned document, into an ePub file that is compatible with most E-readers or Ebook reading software.

Back up your documents in the cloud

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Readiris 16 for Mac makes it easy for you to export all the documents you convert to the cloud hosting service of your choice so that you have access to them wherever and whenever you want!
List of compatible services: Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Evernote, Box, SharePoint*, Therefore*

Convert your documents to audio files

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Readiris 16 for Mac converts any image or PDF file or scanned document to an audio file that you can listen to using an audio reader. This unique feature lets you listen to any text, even during travel!

Correct the perspective of your photographs

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The new perspective correction module lets you automatically rectify the photo of a document taken from above by a smartphone or camera. The rectified document can be processed with greater precision by the conversion engine.

Improve the quality of your documents

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Readiris 16 for Mac contains various image optimisation modules to guarantee good document conversion results. This optimisation is performed automatically by the software, but you can also apply manual processing using the optimisation tools provided. These let you adjust the contrast, brightness, orientation, and even the sharpness of your documents before launching conversion.

Edit your documents

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The text editor in Readiris 16 for Mac lets you edit the text in your documents before you export them. This feature is very useful when you want to validate your content.

Advanced options for professional use

Process batches of documents

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Convert large volumes of documents at high speed using batch processing in Readiris Corporate 16 for Windows . This feature shortens document processing times by splitting tasks in a multi-core workflow. Readiris Corporate 16 for Windows is the ideal tool if you need to process bulky, multi-page documents.

Separate your files automatically

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Scanning several documents in one session can be very tedious when you have to scan them one by one. Readiris Corporate 16 for Windows can help you avoid this situation and save a great deal of time, because it is equipped with automatic document separation technology. Simply place a barcode or a blank page between documents so that the software can identify the separation thresholds.

Index your documents

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If you use a document management system that handles index fields, you can either use Readiris Corporate 16 to complete them using the OCR function on the fly, or you can ask for an XML index file containing detailed information on the document being processed and then import it into your own document management system.

Create monitored folders

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Readiris Corporate 16 for Windows can monitor specific folders hosted on a local Windowshine, a network, or an FTP server. When a document is deposited in this folder either manually or via a network scanner such as an all-in-one printer, it will be processed automatically according to the pre-established conversion scenario. According to the folder selected, you can assign different locations, formats, or output parameters to the documents you process.

Synchronise with SharePoint, Therefore or FTP

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Process the documents directly in a network folder via an FTP connection, or export them to the document management system (DMS) on your company's intranet, e.g. SharePoint® or Therefore™ using integrated DMS connectors.

Control your professional scanner

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For small and medium-sized companies that use multi-page scanners, all-in-one printers, or professional scanners, Readiris Corporate 16 is the ideal solution to manage the processing of incoming documents. The integrated scanning module connects transparently to any device and provides a wide range of professional scanning tools.

Add a digital signature to your PDFs

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PDF files generated with Readiris Corporate 16 for Windows can be password-protected. You can define one password to open documents and another to restrict the modifications made to documents.

A simplified interface

The world's fastest book scanner
1. Import
Import your PDF, image, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files hosted on your computer, or scan your documents using the scanning utility that is included.

2. Convert
Simply click the export format of your choice to launch the conversion of the imported document.

3. Organise
Add, delete and organise the page order of your document using the drag-and-drop feature”

4. Adjust
Optimise the quality of your document using the optimisation and correction tools.
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Readiris 16 - Resources

“OCR” stands for “Optical Character Recognition’’. This is the process whereby an image of a paper document is captured and the text is then extracted from the resulting image.

Readiris 16 is an OCR software package that automatically converts text from paper documents, images or PDF files into fully editable files without having to perform all the tedious retyping work!
The optical character recognition (OCR) technology used in Readiris 16 allows very accurate document recognition whilst preserving the original page layout.

Learn more about OCR software
Technical references: 
- Interface languages: English, Spanish, French, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Polish, Dutch, German, Arabic, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian, Norwegian, Portuguese PT, Portuguese BR, Romanian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Catalan , Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Turkish. 
- Recognition languages: Afaan Oromo, Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Asturian, Aymara, Azeri (Latin), Balinese, Basque, Bemba, Bikol, Bislama, Bosnian (Cyrillic), Bosnian (Latin), Brazilian, Breton, Bulgarian, Bulgarian-English, Byelorussian, Byelorussian-English, Catalan, Cebuano, Chamorro, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (UK), English (USA), Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Farsi, Fijian, Finnish, French, Frisian, Friulian, Galician, Ganda, German, German (Switzerland), Greek, Greek-English, Greenlandic, Haitian Creole, Hani, Hebrew, Hiligaynon, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ido, Ilocano, Indonesian, Interlingua, Irish (Gaelic), Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kapampangan, Kazakh, Kikongo, Kinyarwanda, Korean, Kurdish, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luba, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Macedonian-English, Madurese, Malagasy, Malay, Manx (Gaelic), Maori, Mayan, Mexican, Minangkabau, Moldovan, Mongolian (Cyrillic), Nahuatl, Norwegian, Numeric, Nyanja, Nynorsk, Occitan, Papiamento, Pidgin English (Nigeria), Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Rhaeto-Romance, Romanian, Rundi, Russian, Russian-English, Samoan, Sardinian, Scottish (Gaelic), Serbian, Serbian (Latin), Serbian-English, Shona, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Sotho, Spanish, Sundanese, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tahitian, Tatar (Latin), Tetum, Tok Pisin, Tonga, Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen (Latin), Ukrainian, Ukrainian-English, Uzbek, Waray, Welsh, Wolof, Xhosa, Zapotec, Zulu.

Readiris Pro 16 Brochure
Readiris Corporate 16 Brochure
for Windows®:
- 1 GHz processor or more.
- Microsoft® Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista® or XP. 32 or 64 bit
- 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
- 400 MB available had disk space
- Internet connection for software downloading and activation