ABBYY FineReader


ABBYY FineReader OCR software helps individuals turn scans of paper documents, PDF files, and digital photographs into searchable and editable formats. Unmatched text recognition accuracy and conversion capabilities virtually eliminate retyping and reformatting. Intuitive use and one-click automated tasks let you do more with this OCR software in fewer steps. Up to 190 languages supported for text recognition - absolute record in OCR/PDF market!


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ABBYY FineReader - What it can do for me?

Outstanding OCR Accuracy and Format Retention

ABBYY FineReader 11 lets you accurately turn paper documents and images into fully-formatted electronic files for easy editing, adapting, archiving and sharing. The application delivers superior recognition accuracy and format retention even on documents and images which are typically difficult for OCR — such as faxes, digital photographs, legal documents, documents with long tables, barcodes, multiple and complex image items (e.g. magazine pages) and many more. It allows you to digitize documents and dramatically optimize the process with literally no retyping and reformatting.


Intelligent Reconstruction of Complex Document Structure and Formatting

ABBYY’s unique Adaptive Document Recognition Technology (ADRT®) analyzes the entire multipage document and precisely reconstructs it with original layout, style and formatting attributes across all pages. By intelligently “seeing” the document in its entirety, the program identifies various elements of document structure and reconstructs them as native Microsoft® Office formatting elements. Based on the 2nd generation of ADRT technology, ABBYY FineReader 10 intelligently re-creates the most complex formatting attributes, such as:

  • Headers and footers 

  • Page numbering 

  • Captions to images / tables / diagrams

  • Fonts and styles 

  • Footnotes

  • Table of contents (with formatting and linking)

  • Heading hierarchic structure

ABBYY FineReader also accurately re-creates in the output file a range of additional formatting elements including line numbering, signatures and stamps that can be found in legal and other documents.


Recognition of Digital Camera and Mobile Phone Camera Images

FineReader was the first document conversion application that has introduced digital camera OCR capabilities. With its already 3rd generation of ABBYY Camera OCR technology, FineReader recognizes photos of documents captured with digital camera and mobile phones. It intelligently identifies photographed documents and applies its recognition technology for camera images to ensure the best OCR results. ABBYY FineReader gives you wider possibilities to capture documents and turn them into useful electronic files even when the usual scanning can’t be applied — for example, when you are on the go. The program automatically adjusts digital photos before recognition and provides a wide range of image pre-processing functions and tools:

  • Automatic correction of 3D perspective distortions

  • ISO noise correction

  • Blurred image correction

  • Trapezium crop tool

  • Automated Resolution Detection and Correction

  • Document orientation detection

  • Image deskewing 

  • Image despeckling 

  • Line straightening 

  • Image inverting and rotating tools

  • Dual page splitting tool

Comprehensive Language Support

Intelligent Interface with One-Click Conversion Tasks

  • Common tasks

  • Word related tasks

  • Adobe PDF related tasks

  • Other tasks



Complete Integration with Popular Office Applications

When converting documents, ABBYY FineReader 11 exports the results directly to your favorite applications including Microsoft® Word, Microsoft Excel®, Microsoft PowerPoint®, and Adobe® Acrobat®/Reader®. In addition, recognized text can be saved in a variety of file formats, including PDF, PDF/A, HTML, Microsoft Word XML, DOC/DOCX, RTF, XLS/ XLSX, PPTX, CSV and TXT. 

You can also launch ABBYY FineReader from within Microsoft Office applications, scan a paper document or open document image, convert image to text and put the recognized text into the document you are currently working on without leaving the application.



PDF Conversion, Archiving and Securing

ABBYY FineReader is a professional and versatile tool for working with PDF files. Its key PDF conversion functions and features include:

  • Saving to Searchable PDF – FineReader keeps the text information as a separate layer from the image (text under image), making it available for search and retrieval.

  • Saving to PDF/A* for long-term archiving.

  • Saving to PDF with MRC compression – The application allows you to decrease the size of an output PDF file up to 10 times compared to the original, while the visual quality of the image stays intact. This option is ideal for PDF archiving and sharing. 

  • PDF for Web Publishing and Tagged PDF – All PDF files created in FineReader are optimized for publishing on the Web. In addition, with ABBYY FineReader you can create tagged PDF files optimized for handheld devices and screen-reader devices.

  • Password-Protected PDF and Encryption Support – You can set document Open and Permissions passwords and restrict printing, contents extraction, editing, adding comments or adding/removing pages.

  • ABBYY FineReader also complies with the latest encryption standards.



Barcode Recognition

ABBYY FineReader 11 reads both 1-D and 2-D barcodes. It recognizes a barcode and displays its value.



High Speed Multicore Processing

With its intelligent and powerful conversion algorithms, FineReader leverages the full potential of multicore processors to recognize multipage documents with maximum efficiency. The processing is divided and executed in parallel and helps to streamline business workflow and increase processing speed. This feature is especially useful for high-volume document conversion.



Powerful Networking and Collaboration Features

ABBYY FineReader 11 Corporate Edition and Site License Edition are designed specifically for using in organizations and workgroups. These versions deliver a range of networking features allowing organizations to install the program on as many workstations as necessary and share document conversion processes across a corporate network. They include:

  • Cost-effective concurrent licensing (ABBYY FineReader Corporate Edition only) 

  • Save to SharePoint 

  • Automated network installation (via Microsoft SMS, Active Directory, command line)

  • Watch/Hot Folder including FTP folders and mailbox folders with a Scheduling function

  • Distributed document processing

  • Support for Networked MFPs, digital copiers and Fax Servers 

  • Installation on a Terminal Server


Useful Bonus Application – ABBYY Screenshot Reader

ABBYY Screenshot Reader is an easy-to-use application, which allows you to capture areas of the screen (make screenshots) and recognize text and tables on them. It is ideal for pulling text, tables, or images from Web browser pages, flash presentations, Windows Explorer file menus, or error messages. Screenshot Reader is also an ideal “quick OCR” tool when you want to pull small quotes or a few sentences of text from a PDF or image file.