Prizmo 3 - Scanning, OCR & Speech

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Description of App

Major new release with native OS X Yosemite support:
- Revamped user interface taking advantage of Yosemite's translucency and vibrancy.
- Handoff to easily switch from editing Prizmo documents on one device to another, with Mac, iPhone, and iPad support.

- Image Cleanup Extension:
Prizmo image cropping and cleanup capabilities are now exposed globally to other apps as an image editing extension.
- OCR Extension:
Prizmo OCR capabilities are now made available throughout OS X, as an extension. Textual contents can be retrieved from any image in other apps that support extensions (image viewing action).
- Support for third-party exports: Prizmo can now invoke third-party export options (cloud storage, email clients, social networks…) that have been installed on the system.

Improved Image Processing:
- Better image cleanup: Will now keep all image details while also improving text quality, including a better color accuracy when color cleanup is chosen. Better user control for output (brightness and contrast).
- Improved image preprocessing for OCR, thus leading to better OCR accuracy.

Other Improvements:
- New icon, more similarity with iOS version.
- Better export workflow: export partial or whole document to any document type, and choose destination. Now includes third-party services (installed separately).
- User interface shows document type and editing mode in the top toolbar for easier control.
- Font of text editor can now be customized from Prizmo settings.
- Accessibility and VoiceOver support has been updated to take advantage of latest Yosemite capabilities.



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Version Of macOS App Was Tested On

OS X (Yosemite)

Accessibility Comments

All I can say is "have a look at the last item in the app description".
The accessibility has been significantly improved and the app is now a pleasure to use!


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

Among other well-known features of Prizmo, the one that stands out for me is the ability to scan any image or a screenshot in Yosemite via the contextual menu.

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Submitted by Khalfan Bin Dhaher on Saturday, November 22, 2014

Enhancements & Bug Fixes:
- Camera improvement: image orientation is correctly set even when device rotation is locked.
- Enabled iCloud Drive public container: Prizmo iCloud folder is now accessible from any Mac running OS X Yosemite.
- Fixed network problems with translation service.
- Fixed crash when export with Open In.