HS CardReader can recognize text on images and translate them into ASCII text. It's simple to use: just drag and drop a selected area in the image into an edit box. You can also save the file to vcf Business VCard format and use it in Outlook Express. An interactive help file is included with this package. Limitations: Only arial style letters can be correctly recognized in this version, and scanned images must be in 256 colors or gray scale. Also, the program may have difficulty reading large image files.
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