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Optimized for macOS Catalina

  • Operation system: requires OS X Yosemite or later

File Formats


  • Regular Photo Files including JPEG, RAW, TIFF
  • PDF Files (even Multipage)


  • Prizmo Documents (.pzdoc)
  • vCards for Business Cards
  • OCR Results (Multipage Documents Exported as a Single File):
    • PDF (Text)
    • PDF (Image + Searchable Text indexable by Spotlight)
    • RTF
    • TXT

Input Options

From Mac

  • Drag and Drop Image or Document
  • Copy/Paste from Finder
  • Browse File System
  • Browse iPhoto, Aperture and Lightroom Libraries
  • Grab usually unselectable text from screen regions

From iPhone, iPad

  • Use Continuity Camera on macOS Mojave

From Cameras

  • Connected Camera Detection
  • Direct Browsing of Camera Content
  • Full Tethering (application commands that a connected Canon or Nikon DSLR camera takes a picture)
  • Half Tethering (application automatically imports picture after manual shot - works with iPhone and iPad for instance)

From Scanners

  • Image Acquisition from Connected and Wi-Fi Scanners. All Supported Scanners are Listed here.

Output Options

  • Copy/Paste of Result
  • Drag Result from Preview Pane to any Other Application
  • Cloud-based Statistical Translation into 59 Languages
  • Neural network-based translation in 22 languages (Pro Pack only)
  • Export Business Card Information to the Address Book / Contacts application
  • Export to Mail
  • Export to Cloud Services:
    • Apple's iCloud for Sharing Work-in-progress Documents Across Macs
    • Evernote
    • Box.net
    • Dropbox (requires the Dropbox app to be installed)
    • Google Docs (requires the Google Drive app to be installed)
    • WebDAV
  • Support for Third-party Exports (Cloud Storage, Email Clients, Social Networks… Installed on the System)
  • Better Export Workflow: Export Partial or Whole Document to any Document Type, and Choose Destination

Camera Calibration

  • Required for Lens Distorsion Correction
  • Step-by-step Camera Calibration Assistant
  • Printed or On-screen Calibration Pattern
  • Saving of Calibration Results for Future Use
  • Optional Collaborative Sharing of Calibration Results with Other Users

User Experience

  • Revamped User Interface Taking Advantage of Modern macOS Features
  • Elegant and Intuitive Interface with Focus on Usability
  • Extensions offering Prizmo's capabilities:
    • Image Cleanup Extension
    • OCR Extension
  • Handoff Support with Prizmo for iOS: continuous editing of Prizmo documents across nearby iPhone, iPad and Mac
  • Real-time Preview of Extracted Image
  • Zoom in/out, Zoom to Fit Selection, Zoom All
  • Sandboxing for Improved Security
  • Fullscreen Mode
  • Document Autosaving and Versioning
  • Automatic Termination and Restart
  • Multitouch Zoom in/out
  • Retina Display Support
  • Voice Over Support

Extraction Options

  • Extraction Grid Showing Non-linear Lens Distortion
  • Interactive Grid Positioning
  • Improved Grid Positioning (Freeform or Perspective-locked)
  • Guessing of Optimal DPI for Current Image/Grid Configuration
  • Precise Control on Output Size in any Unit
  • Automatic Page Border Detection (if document laid on a table with good contrast)

Image Processing

  • Ultra-fast GPU Accelerated Image Processing
  • Rotation of Image (left or right)
  • Crop
  • Perspective Correction
  • Page Curvature Correction
  • Lens Distortion Correction
  • Manual Tuning of Distortion Coefficients
  • Resampling to any Size
  • Brightness/Contrast/Sharpness/Saturation Tuning
  • Color Inversion for Processing Bright Text on Dark Background
  • Smart Binarization for even Improved Output Resolution
  • Adaptive Binarization for Dark and Bright Areas: Handling of Varying Lighting Conditions
  • Image Cleanup Keeping all Image Details while also Improving Text Quality
  • Eyedrop Tools for Page Background Determination (White Point and Black Point)
  • Resolution Increase by 2 or 4: Documents with too low Resolution to be OCRed can now be Processed. Resolution Increase even Automatic for Screenshots.

Data Processing

Task-based Document Scanning and Data Processing

  • Text Documents
    • Text Recognition (OCR)
    • Editing: Add, Delete or Merge Text/Image/Numeric Regions, Type for Correcting Recognized Text, Reorder Region.
    • Text Translation
    • Read Text with Text-to-Speech Technology
  • Business Cards
    • Text Recognition (OCR) and Interpretation (automatically enters contact information into appropriate fields)
    • Editing: Add, Delete, or Merge Fields, Type for Correcting Recognized Text, Update Field Labels.
    • Create Contact in Address Book, or Merge with Existing
    • Save and Send vCards
  • Regular Images
    • Image Improvement and Export

Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

  • Built-in Neural Network-Based OCR in 25 languages: Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian.
  • Synchronized Display of Recognized Text Regions and Corresponding Location on Input Image
  • Automatic Text Orientation Detection and Corresponding Input Image Rotation
  • Adjustable, Interactive Readability for Optimized OCR Results
  • Selective Copy/Paste of Text Regions
  • OCRed Data (business card/text) can be Edited alongside the Original Image: Add a Region, Delete a Region, Merge Regions, Reorder Regions, Change Region Type (text, image, or numeric)
  • Text Editor Font can be Customized
  • Real-time OCR: Adjusting Contrast or Rectangle Position Immediately Updates Previewed OCR Results

Text-To-Speech (TTS)

  • 90 Male and Female Voices Available as Free Downloads from System Preferences/Speech on your Mac
  • Support for 26 Languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Korean, Hungarian, Polish, Russian...)
  • Document Navigation (Play, Pause, Next, Previous Buttons)
  • Speaking Rate Control
  • Interactive Text Region Animation While Being Read
  • Interactive Reading Progress Display (Words are Highlighted as they are Pronounced)

Batch Processing (Pro only)

  • Batch Document Processing within the Application (only for Text Documents)
  • Jobs can be Independently Configured with Various Settings (Output Format, Output Dimensions, Language for Processing OCR, Frame Detection...)
  • Create Final Document or Prizmo Project for User Tuning
  • Automator Action for Automatically Processing Collections of Files and Integrating with Existing Workflows (e.g. create folder actions for automatically performing OCR in a specific folder)
  • Custom Scripts for integrating Prizmo in enterprise workflows using custom Unix scripts and AppleScripts.