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Pro Support for 40 languages
In the beginning Tesseract only had support English. Now newer versions can support up to 40 languages.
Pro Very easy to use
Tesseract is a simple Command line utility which is very easy to use. To use it, simply run this command:
tesseract imagefile.tif outputfile.txt.
Con Only reads TIFF files
Tesseract can only read TIFF files. If you want to use a picture with a different format (JPEG, PNG, PDF) you need to convert it first.
Con Rudimentary image processing
Tesseract's image processing is very rudimentary, in order to get the most out of it you need to use a preprocessor or use an image that's already been processed.