Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use images in landscape view?

You can take pictures in ladscape view as well as in portait view. But the iPhone might not recognize that you want to shoot in landscape mode when you hold the iPhone parallel to the desk. If you want the camera to take pictures in landscape mode, please make sure, that the camera symbol has changed orientation.

What can I do to improve the recognition accuracy?

For best results with OCRKit, please follow these guidelines:

  • If the font is very large, please hold the camera at good distance to the document.
  • Make sure the image is straight and the photo orientation does match with the text.
  • Good light can further improve the image and thereby the recognized text.
  • Which iPhone model can I use to run OCRKit Mobile?

    OCRKit Mobile runs on all iPhone models. Due to different built-in cameras, it is recommended to take pictures with the iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S or iPad 3 in order to get best results.

    If you have any questions about OCRKit please email us: