OCR scanning refers to the process of scanning paper documents, PDFs or digital photographs into a more flexible, user-friendly scanned format. Without OCR, the scanned copy of any paper record or PDF is essentially an inert copy that cannot be improved upon.
However, when OCR scanning capabilities are adopted into scanning, the scanned copies are more dexterous. They can be edited in various ways and become easier to search, save and retrieve. For instance, page numbers can be added through an OCR scanner that helps to create an order of scanned copies, helping greatly to stack the scanned documents in the form of a managed database. OCR functionalities include removing image disturbances associated with digital camera images. OCR software provides tools for editing text or images within the scanned copy apart from improving their overall quality. The more premium versions of OCR provide services like automated scheduled scanning.