Posted On: Oct 27, 2021

Amazon Textract now supports Tag Image File Format (TIFF) documents in addition to the PNG, JPEG, and PDF formats. Customers can now process TIFF documents either synchronously or asynchronously using any of the following Amazon Textract APIs - DetectDocumentText, StartDocumentAnalysis, StartDocumentTextDetection, AnalyzeDocument, and AnalyzeExpense. Amazon Textract is a machine learning service that automatically extracts printed and handwritten text and data from any document.

With this launch, Amazon Textract also adds support for processing PDF documents asynchronously using the AnalyzeExpense API, building on top of the synchronous support for PNG and JPEG image files that has been available since launch. Similar to the way customers submit PDF documents to the DetectDocumentText and AnalyzeDocument APIs, they can now submit receipts and invoices in PDF format to the AnalyzeExpense API.

Log into the Amazon Textract console to test out your TIFF documents. To learn more about Amazon Textract’s capabilities, please visit the Amazon Textract website, developer guide, or resource page.