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Aquaforest OCR SDK Comparison Table

Edition Comparison Basic Standard Advanced Extended
OCR from bitmap or TIFF
Image Pre-Processing and Auto-Rotation
Support for 23 Languages
.NET Programmatic and Zonal access to OCR results
RTF and TXT output
1 Thread
Blank Page Removal
PDF Merging
Barcode Decoding
PDF Input (OCR PDF)  
Searchable PDF Output  
2 Threads  
Stamps on PDF Output  
Unlimited Threads    
Advanced MRC and JBIG2 Compressed PDF Output    
Advanced Pre-processing (Optimized OCR)    
PDF Toolkit License Included    
Support for 129 languages      
Support for multiple languages within a single document from the same character set      
Asian Language Support (Optional add-on)      
Arabic Language Support (Optional add-on)      
Intelligent High Quality Compression (Optional add-on)      
Multiple document output formats: PDF, DOCX, WORDML, RTF, CSV, XLSX, EXCELML, TXT, HTML and XPS      
Multiple PDF version output support      

Development Licenses

Each developer building applications requires a Developer License. Please note that each Aquaforest OCR SDK Bundle purchase includes one developer license and one server runtime license. Additional developer licenses can be purchased for multiple developers and significant discounts are available - please contact for details.

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Additional Server Runtime Licenses

In most cases all that is required is the purchase of a single developer license bundle which includes a server runtime license. However, if additional runtime servers are required then each requires a runtime license. A Server is defined as a physical or virtual machine that is used for automated unattended processing or to provide services to multiple end users.

Desktop Runtime Licenses

For use within a single organization, the purchase of a development license bundle allows deployment to an unlimited number of desktops*. Please contact if you have additional requirements.

"Desktop" is defined as an "end-user" personal computer that may have Applications installed that utilize the Software. The Applications must NOT support unattended document processing. No more than 10 page images may be processed without requiring human intervention.

*For Aquaforest OCR only if you require Desktop Runtime Licensing for the Extended OCR please contact

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Unlimited Runtime Licenses

In cases where the OCR SDK is being used as a component within a business application that will be sold to multiple end customers then the Unlimited License Bundle may be the most suitable license. This allows and unlimited number of Developers & Runtimes for one business application.

Licensing for use within a Commercial Software Product

Both development and runtime licenses are required. These licenses may be purchased one at a time, but in most cases signing an Aquaforest VAR agreement is most cost effective and offers the following options :

  1. Volume discounts for multiple runtime purchases.
  2. The option of an Annual or Perpetual Royalty Free License which allows distribution of a number of perpetual runtime licenses each year for a fixed fee.

Distribution Pricing Basic Standard Advanced Extended
SDK License Cost (1 Developer) $ 1,495 $ 2,995 $ 3,995 $ 5,995
Annual Distribution Server License* Including SMC $ 2,995 $ 5,995 $ 9,995 Contact sales
Perpetual Distribution Server License** $ 4,995 $ 9,995 $ 12,995 Contact sales

* Limited to distribution of 50 copies per year as part of a business application. Subject to approval by Aquaforest. For larger volumes please contact

** Includes 12 months support and maintenance cover (SMC). Subsequent years SMC if required will be charged at 20% of the license cost.

Please contact to discuss details of becoming an Aquaforest VAR.

Not Sure Which License is Right for You?

If you are unsure as to what type of license would be most beneficial to your organisation please give us a call on +44 (0) 1296 468168 or email where we will be happy to advise you.

More detailed licensing information is available. If you have any questions please contact Aquaforest sales for more information: