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Automate your data capture process with Filestack's OCR API.

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Optical Character Recognition with Filestack Capture

Filestack’s OCR SDK helps digitize documents, extract and organize data from credit cards, passports, driver's licenses and tax receipts without lifting a finger. OCR from Filestack organizes and streamlines the data capture process so that you don’t have to.

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    Capture from Filestack bridges the gap between information from physical documents and digital data stores that allow for analysis, organization and effective data transfer.

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    Increase data collection efficiency, reduce errors and convert large amounts of documents that would otherwise be extremely time consuming and highly labor intensive.

Optical Character Recognition

Optical Character Recognition is the identification of printed or written text characters through a digital process of photo scanning. Scanning character-by-character, analysis of the image, and translation of the character image into character codes used in data processing.

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How It Works

Filestack Capture is a powerful document digitization service that identifies printed text characters or image qualities through digital image analysis. Its OCR engine has the power to inspect features character-by-character and translates those characters into specialized identification codes.

Securely increase document processing and organizing efficiency all while reducing errors in your data extraction with Filestack OCR.

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OCR for W2s (and other tax documents)
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OCR for Credit Cards and Business Cards
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OCR for Invoices and Receipts
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OCR for Drivers Licenses, IDs, and Passports
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OCR for Images
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OCR for Documents

Supported Libraries and SDKs

Integrate Filestack into your application in as little as 4 lines of code, no matter what coding language you use.

Integrate in Just Seconds!

No matter what language you code in, you can easily implement Filestack onto your application. We are easily implemented in any language.

Libraries & SDKs
Choose from our SDKs to get started: Javascript, Ruby, PHP, Python, Swift, Android
Examples of code snippets
import * as filestack from 'filestack-js';
const client = filestack.init('YOUR API KEY');
client.upload(fileObject).then(data =>console.log(data.url));
gem 'filestack'
client ='YOUR_API_KEY',
security: security_object)
filelink = client.upload(filepath: '/path/to/file')
$ composer require --prefer-dist

use Filestack\FilestackClient;

$client = new FilestackClient('YOUR_API_KEY');
$filelink = $client-upload('/path/to/file');
$ pip install filestack-python

from filestack import Client
client = Client("")

params = {'mimetype': 'image/png'}
new_filelink =
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    Filestack OCR is scalable to any of your business needs. Our OCR SDK is built to handle data extraction for your small business or large enterprise level corporation.

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    Filestack's Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning based image and form reading recognition services reduce any possible errors in data entry.

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    Manual data processing isn’t efficient. OCR from Filestack easily integrates with your website or application to allow for quick uploads and accurate data entry, regardless of what coding language you use.

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