ABBYY FineReader

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FineReader PDF
Initial releaseJuly 1993; 28 years ago (1993-07)
Stable release[1] / 19 April 2021; 6 months ago (2021-04-19)
Operating systemWindows, Mac OS, Linux
LicenseCommercial proprietary software (Retail or volume licensing)

ABBYY FineReader PDF is an optical character recognition (OCR) application developed by ABBYY, with support for PDF file editing since v15. The program runs under Microsoft Windows v7 or later, and Apple macOS 10.12 Sierra or later (without PDF editing).

The program allows the conversion of image documents (photos, scans, PDF files) and screen captures into editable electronic formats. In particular, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Rich Text Format, HTML, PDF/A, searchable PDF, CSV and txt (plain text) files. From version 11 files can be saved in the DjVu format. Version 15 supports recognition of text in 192 languages and has a built-in spell check for 48 of them.

There are more than 20 million users of ABBYY FineReader worldwide.[2][3][4] Based on FineReader optical character recognition, ABBYY licenses the technology to several companies such as Fujitsu, Panasonic, Xerox, Samsung[5][6] and others.

Version 12 of the software was rated "Excellent" by PC Magazine.[7]


  1. ^ "FineReader PDF 15 Release notes". ABBYY. 19 April 2021. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  2. ^ "ABBYY выпустила 12 версию своего флагманского продукта FineReader". Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  3. ^ Вектор модернизации: обзор обновленного ABBYY FineReader 12
  4. ^ Группа компаний ABBYY
  5. ^ Radyuhin, Vladimir (19 January 2008). "IT opportunities and challenges in Russia". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 16 July 2014.
  6. ^ "С технологией ABBYY смартфон Samsung Galaxy S4 распознает текст с фотографий". Archived from the original on 14 May 2015.
  7. ^ "ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional". PC Magazine. Retrieved 22 September 2014.

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