Heyo! Can anyone recommend a free (as in beer) option for transforming image PDFs to OCR'd PDFs [1] ? French support + macOS required, FLOSS preferred.

[1]: I'm not sure if I'm very clear 😕. Here's my use case: I have an app on my phone that scans documents to PDFs but it doesn't do any OCR. I also have a bunch of digital documents for which I don't have a paper version anymore. I'd like to OCR these documents to make them searchable and allow copy/paste.


@Crocmagnon This might be quite a bit of overkill but I had paperless running for a couple of years and it did its job wonderfully. It's a server architecture that ingests everything in a folder, OCRs and files it for you. While the original isn't maintained there is github.com/jonaswinkler/paperl nowadays, though I have not tried this fork.

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