OCRMyPDF is an optical character recognition (OCR) text layer to scanned PDF files, producing new PDFs with the text now selectable/searchable/copy-paste capable. OCRMyPDF leverages the Tesseract OCR engine and is written in Python.

To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark system/ocrmypdf.

Project Site


Test Created

9 July 2020

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type


Average Install Time

2 Seconds

Average Run Time

5 Minutes, 14 Seconds

Test Dependencies



5k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms

Public Result Uploads *Reported Installs **Reported Test Completions **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsOCRMyPDF Popularity Statisticssystem/ocrmypdf2020.072020.082020.092020.102020.112020.122021.012021.022021.032021.042021.052021.062021.072021.082021.092021.102021.112021.122022.012022.022022.032022.042022.052022.062022.072022.082022.092022.102022.112022.122023.012023.022023.032023.042023.052023.062023.072023.082023.092023.102023.119001800270036004500
* Uploading of benchmark result data to OpenBenchmarking.org is always optional (opt-in) via the Phoronix Test Suite for users wishing to share their results publicly.
** Data based on those opting to upload their test results to OpenBenchmarking.org and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting while running benchmarks from an Internet-connected platform.
*** Test profile page view reporting began March 2021.
Data updated weekly as of 29 November 2023.

Revision History

system/ocrmypdf-1.0.0   [View Source]   Thu, 09 Jul 2020 10:47:04 GMT
Initial commit of OCRMyPDF benchmark.

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Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

OCRMyPDF 13.4.0+dfsg

Processing 60 Page PDF Document

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 146 public results since 20 April 2022 with the latest data as of 11 September 2023.

Below is an overview of the generalized performance for components where there is sufficient statistically significant data based upon user-uploaded results. It is important to keep in mind particularly in the Linux/open-source space there can be vastly different OS configurations, with this overview intended to offer just general guidance as to the performance expectations.

OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Processing 60 Page PDF Document146 Results Range From 8 To 1026 Seconds8407210413616820023226429632836039242445648852055258461664868071274477680884087290493696810001032306090120150

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (OCRMyPDF 13.4.0+dfsg - Processing 60 Page PDF Document) has an average run-time of 2 minutes. By default this test profile is set to run at least 3 times but may increase if the standard deviation exceeds pre-defined defaults or other calculations deem additional runs necessary for greater statistical accuracy of the result.

OpenBenchmarking.orgMinutesTime Required To Complete BenchmarkProcessing 60 Page PDF DocumentRun-Time48121620Min: 1 / Avg: 1.67 / Max: 13

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.5%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsProcessing 60 Page PDF DocumentDeviation246810Min: 0 / Avg: 0.46 / Max: 4

Tested CPU Architectures

This benchmark has been successfully tested on the below mentioned architectures. The CPU architectures listed is where successful OpenBenchmarking.org result uploads occurred, namely for helping to determine if a given test is compatible with various alternative CPU architectures.

CPU Architecture
Kernel Identifier
Verified On
Intel / AMD x86 64-bit
(Many Processors)
RISC-V 64-bit

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AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G - ASUS PRIME B450M-A II - AMD Renoir

Ubuntu 22.04 - 6.2.0-26-generic - GNOME Shell 42.5

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