Sign up for our daily newsletter Newsletter. There's just one major niggle with FineReader in terms of usability: Image 1 of 2. We also found that what the zone boxes show and what actually gets recognised aren't necessarily the same thing - the headline on the PC Pro page we scanned was properly recognised, but by the time it got into Word it had been clipped at the bottom.
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We also found problems with zoning light images, with FineReader writing off light images as background noise or paper distortions.
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Image 1 of 2. There's no 'watch folder' facility, so you won't be able to scan documents all day and have them automatically read, but you can easily program an automation to take all the files from a folder, recognise and save them before deleting the original image.
Dave Stevenson 20 Oct Of course, you can do your own zoning, and here FineReader holds a slight advantage over Finereadwr in terms of responsiveness and ease of use, but it isn't up to abbbyy standard of Readiris.
Sign up for our daily newsletter Newsletter. One of the most significant differences between Sprint and Professional is the PDF functionality, although the ability to save to PDF as well as to scan from PDF files isn't something to shout about here - all three packages do it. If you need automation on a budget, it's the package to go for, but for home and occasional office use Readiris is the better package at this price.
If you're just scanning text, though, you won't have any complaints with FineReader. Underlined text could fool the OCR engine, so 'g' could become 'q', and 'y' could become 'v'.
We also found that what the zone boxes show and what actually gets recognised aren't necessarily the same thing - the headline on the PC Pro page we scanned was properly recognised, but by the time it got into Word it had been clipped at the bottom. Read more about Software.
FineReader also tried to translate one of the pictures in our greyscale test as text. Both bold and indented text was perfectly reproduced, and our PDF document, in spite of the problems with the graphs and light-coloured images, showed fineeeader text recognition.
For instance, if you draw two boxes around text that touch, FineReader won't automatically convert them into one irregular box as Readiris does - you need to change them yourself with a different tool. Finereafer possible to save the cinereader a number of times in different formats, but there's no facility to save the scanned image for reference. There's just one major niggle with FineReader in terms of usability: The engine was also too enthusiastic when it came to scanning graphs, electing to try to convert what the other packages quickly spotted as images into text, leading to a jumble of random letters and punctuation.
OCR accuracy for text was fine, although not up to the standards of OmniPage, so we'd hesitate to recommend it for mission-critical use.