[CLOSED] AppleVis Birthday Giveaway: Prizmo 3 - Scanning, OCR & Speech for Mac

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It’s the week of the 5th Birthday of AppleVis, and this giveaway comes from the great people at Prizmo.

The prize

Enter for a chance to win one of 5 promo codes for the Mac app Prizmo 3 - Scanning, OCR & Speech. This application usually sells for US$49.99.

About Prizmo 3 - Scanning, OCR & Speech

Prizmo 3 is a scanning application with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) in over 40 languages with powerful editing capability, text-to-speech, and iCloud support.

No matter what capture device's at hand, Prizmo is the key for scanning and performing OCR. It works with pictures taken with your iPhone, iPad, or digital camera, with documents coming from connected or Wi-Fi scanners, even with screenshots! It will help you easily scan any documents (invoices, receipts, boards, giant advertisements...) of any sizes (US Letter, US Legal, A4, and custom)...

"My results were great, and it could definitely act as my only scanner. But, it really isn’t only a scanner, it can be used on anything. If you see a movie poster or an ad that you like, and would like to have documented, just take a picture, and Prizmo will help you with perspective, cropping and everything else." (by Joe Turner - MacApper)

New OS X Yosemite Features

  • Revamped user interface taking advantage of Yosemite's translucency and vibrancy
  • Handoff support for offering simple interactions between your iPhone, iPad and Mac.
  • 2 extensions available from other apps: Crop & Cleanup, Recognize Text
  • Support for third-party exports

Main Features

  • Specific Processing for Business Cards, Multipage Texts and Images
  • Input File Formats: regular photo files including JPEG, RAW, TIFF, as well as PDF files (even multipage)
  • Input Options: digital cameras (iPhone, iPad, DSLRs...), camera tethering, connected and Wi-fi scanners, screenshots, snap any text from your screen
  • State-of-the-Art OCR Technology in 40 Languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
  • Detection of 3 Types of Regions: texts, images and numbers
  • OCR Editing and Correction: add, delete, merge and reorder regions on the one hand, edit text for correcting mistakes on the other hand
  • Automatic Frame Detection: lay the page, snap it, and let Prizmo handle the cropping
  • Automatic Text Orientation Detection
  • Perspective Correction to Compensate Camera Point of View
  • Non-linear Lens Distortion Correction
  • Page Curvature Correction for Books and Magazines
  • Real-time OCR Results: moving/resizing region frames immediately updates text results
  • Resolution Increase: image enhancement allows OCR results where OCR is generally not even thinkable
  • Output Formats: image files (JPEG, PNG, TIFF), and text files (PDF with Spotlight-searchable text, RTF, TXT) - even multipage!
  • Prizmo Document Sharing across Macs through iCloud (native documents only)
  • Export to the Evernote, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and WebDAV Online Services
  • Online Translation into 41 Languages
  • Accessibility Feedback for the OCR Processing (blank, blurry image, etc.)
  • Text-to-Speech for Reading Scanned Texts: over 70 high-quality voices in 26 languages with navigation settings and interactive reading progress display (available for free in OS X Preferences)
  • Extensions: Crop & Cleanup, Recognize Text
  • Handoff support
  • Enhanced for the Retina Display.

Prizmo 3 - Pro Pack

If you process many text documents, you’ll be interested in the Pro Pack. It is available as in-app purchase, and includes the following additional features:

  • Batch Document Processing
  • Automator Action for automatically performing OCR as a workflow action or smart folder
  • Custom Export Scripts for integrating Prizmo in enterprise workflows using custom Unix scripts and AppleScripts.

Visit the Prizmo 3 - Scanning, OCR & Speech page on the App Store for more information

How to enter the Prizmo for Mac Giveaway

Simply send an email to [CLOSED] with "Prizmo for Mac" in the subject line.

Important Notes

  1. As Prizmo is available on multiple platforms, please note that this giveaway is for the Mac OS X version.
  2. Please make sure that you enter the requested subject line in your email. We have lots of giveaways this week, so cannot guarantee that your name will go into the draw to win this prize if you do not do this.
  3. The deadline for entries is 23:59 PST on Sunday, 2 August 2015. Entries received after this will not be entered into the draw.
  4. Winners will be selected at random and notified by email during the week commencing 3 August 2015.
  5. As always, our usual competition rules apply.

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