At long last, it looks like the issue of having no TIFF iFilter for MOSS 2007 may finally be getting addressed!
It has been almost a year since MOSS 2007 (and MOSS for Search) was released and still no viable solution for a TIFF iFilter. In the upcoming Microsoft Office SharePoint Conference 2008, Captaris Software is scheduled to announce several new products form MOSS including the TIFF iFilter. Here's a quote from the Press Release:
The Captaris TIFF iFilter automatically processes scanned images that are stored in SharePoint document libraries, using the powerful Captaris OCR engine to extract the full text of each page and send the text to Microsoft's indexing engine. Within moments, the images are ready to be searched and retrieved across the enterprise using keywords that exist on the scanned page. The TIFF iFilter also provides automated image enhancement and clean-up features such as auto-rotation of upside-down pages, de-skew of pages that were scanned off-center, de-speckle to remove black dots caused by fax noise or poor scan quality, punch hole removal, de-shading and inverse text correction. The TIFF iFilter supports Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Search Server 2008 and Search Server 2008 Express. The TIFF IFilter will be available by mid MS Q4.
So, Mid Q4 – hua? Well, at least we can finally expect some revenue in this everlasting issue…
Tune in to http://www.captaris.com for future updates.