VueScan 8.6.33 Adds Support for Searchable PDF Files

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Hamrick Software, the developer of VueScan, the world's most widely used scanning software, has added support for searchable PDF files.

Hamrick Software, the developer of VueScan, the world's most widely used scanning software, has released its latest version 8.6.33 - with support for searchable PDF files.

"The market for document scanning is growing rapidly, and many of our customers are scanning documents to PDF files. Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard support searching for content in PDF files, so our customers have been asking for searchable PDF support. Now VueScan 8.6.33 can create PDF files that can be indexed and searched. " says Ed Hamrick, President of Hamrick Software.

"Searchable PDF means that the image of a page is written to the PDF file, along with the text strings on this page. You see the picture of the page, but can search for the words on the page. This is the same technology used by Google's Book Search. We use Google's Tesseract 3.0 OCR software to do this, which has the best accuracy of any OCR software. This is a feature that isn't offered by most scanning software."

"We have many small but clearly defined features that make a world of difference for many of our customers. Some features are for photographers, some for people working with thousands of scans, some are for beginners who have never used a scanner. We've also worked hard to support scanners that manufacturers don't support any more, and it is clear that this is paying off as more and more people turn to us for support." says Ed Hamrick.

VueScan is available for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. VueScan offers a full range of advanced features; including options for scanning faded slides and prints and automatically adjusting images to optimum color balance that reduces the need to manually do it in Photoshop. It includes built-in IT8 color calibration of scanners, producing colors that look true to life, batch scanning and other advanced and powerful scanning and productivity features, including PDF output.

For a detailed listing of VueScan features, see:

VueScan is available in two editions, Standard Edition ($39.95 USD) and Professional Edition ($79.95). The Professional Edition adds unlimited free upgrades, advanced IT8 color calibration and support for raw scan files. Multi-user licenses are available. A fully functional, trial copy of VueScan can be downloaded from

Based in Phoenix, AZ, Hamrick Software was founded in 1991. Its first product was VuePrint, an easy to use JPEG viewer for Windows that for many years was the recommended image viewer for AOL, with more than 100,000 users. In 1998, the company first released VueScan, a program for scanning with flatbed and film scanners, there are now more than 200,000 users all over the world.

For more information, contact:
Hamrick Software
4025 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 70-F16
Phoenix, AZ 85048 Phone: (480) 282-8032

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