Engine 2 vs Engine 1

Hello. We’re new to the API, we just set up a local server. I’m just trying to see if the behavior we’re seeing is normal.

I have a series of TIFFs that I’m running through Engine 1. Found one that is a particularly low-res scan, that the parser doesn’t correctly decipher the words (even with scale=true). However, if I create a PDF from the TIFF and run it though Engine 2 (on the ocrspace website), it does correctly decipher the text.

Is this normal/expected behavior, or would this be a fluke? Trying to build out the work flow, and also see if we need to purchase Engine 2.


You are correct, usually engine2 is better for English and Western alphabets in general. I use it as default for most of my OCR.

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