OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition, a technology used to convert scanned documents, PDF files, and digital photos into editable formats. FineReader Online provides online file conversion from images to editable Microsoft® Word, Excel®, ODT, RTF, TXT, and searchable PDF.
Learn more about OCR and ABBYY's technologies.
Currently, three interface languages are available: English, French and Russian. If you want to change the interface language, click on the appropriate language in the right-hand panel at the top.
With ABBYY FineReader Online you can convert files online in any of the following formats:
You can choose one of the following output document formats to perform online OCR:
ABBYY FineReader Online can process documents in 42 languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, and Korean. You can select up to 3 languages at a time if you need to process a text written in more than one language. If you need more OCR languages, please consider buying the desktop version of ABBYY FineReader, which can process texts in 189 languages, including Thai, Vietnamese, and newly-added Arabic.
To recognize a file, follow the three easy steps below:
See the step-by-step guide for detailed instructions.
Once a document is successfully processed and saved in the format of your choice, you can download it from your task history. There you can see the status of your task:
You can also download the results by clicking on the link in the e-mail message you received from the service. Clicking on this link gives you immediate access to your recognized document. This download method becomes available when you select "Send me a download link" on the FineReader Online page. The server will store the recognition results for 72 hours.
Yes. ABBYY FineReader Online has been designed for basic OCR tasks. If you are looking for a professional OCR solution, then ABBYY FineReader Professional Edition is the best choice. ABBYY FineReader 11 Professional Edition offers the following features not available in FineReader Online:
ABBYY FineReader Corporate Edition provides advanced features for automating OCR workflows. It is an ideal solution for distributed OCR projects and document processing within a network.
Learn more about ABBYY FineReader.
U.S. Patent Nos. 5,258,855, 5,369,508, 5,625,465, 5,768,416 and 6,094,505.
By registering with FineReader Online, you will receive a number of free conversion pages. Additional FineReader Online services are available for a fee. Please see the list of services and prices.
You can buy page credits in our online store.
If you have a Google/Facebook account, you can use it to access the ABBYY Online website. Click “Log in using Google/Facebook” and follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
No. To edit a recognized document, you need to download it and then open it in any suitable application for spell-checking and further revising. It is also possible to edit a recognized document directly in the desktop versions of ABBYY FineReader.
Yes. ABBYY FineReader Online recognizes digital photos as well as scanned documents. The service offers special image pre-processing features that help to eliminate speckles and skew on the original image. However, poor quality of digital images can cause recognition problems and errors.For professional recognition of digital photos, take advantage of ABBYY FineReader Professional Edition, a desktop OCR solution which provides advanced automatic and manual image pre-processing features.
In ABBYY FineReader Online, recognition areas are selected automatically.
This service will only handle printed texts.
Yes. A poor fax, a low-contrast scan or a document image with a lot of speckles can cause recognition problems. Skewed scans and speckled images are more difficult to process and errors are likely.
If there are too many errors, try the following:
To scan a document:
Adjust the brightness:
The version of the Flash Player installed on your computer may be incompatible with our image loader. Please update your Flash Player or disable the Flash mode in the image loader by clicking the button in the top right corner of the "Recognize" page.
Promo codes are distributed as part of special promotional campaigns and enable you to recognize a certain number of pages. Your page credits become available once you activate your promo code.
You can activate your promotional code in one of the following ways:
You can invite your friends to register with FineReader Online. If your friend activates his/her invitation code within 14 days, you will receive 3 extra pages to your account. To send an invitation, enter your friend’s e-mail address on the Invite a friend page. There you can also see the invitations you have sent and the number of remaining invitations.
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Common characteristics and peculiarities of the Fraktur typeface include the elongated s and ligatures, or “joined” letters for certain letter combinations. The frequency of its application makes the understanding of Fraktur essential for studying texts of the period between 1800 and 1938. Now that the worldwide flow of information is becoming digital it is important to start making historic documents available on-line. ABBYY FineReader Online offers an effective solution for digitizing historic texts for students, scientists, and academics.
For large projects and libraries, consider professional products from ABBYY specifically tuned for large-scale processing of historic documents.