Document Scanning and Image Import

ABBYY FineReader Engine can receive images from three types of sources: document scanning, opening from files, or directly from memory.

Document Scanning APIs

  • TWAIN interface (including ADF support and manual input feeding)
  • FineReader document scanning UI

With its powerful document scanning software tools, ABBYY FineReader Engine 12 enables flexible management of scanning parameters, such as: brightness, colority, resolution, image size, duplex scanning, pause between pages setup and more. For OCR purposes, the best resolutions lie in the range of 200-400 dpi. The choice of resolution depends on the quality of the paper original, the size of the font and other factors. For more details, please see the description of the Scanning scenario.

Image file formats

ABBYY FineReader Engine supports the majority of image formats, including multi-page TIFF and JPEG 2000 (part1), and works with black-and-white, grayscale and color images. It also opens PDF files by converting them into images with PDFium Technology.

  • BMP
  • DCX
  • GIF
  • DjVu
  • JBIG2
  • JPEG
  • JPEG 2000
  • PCX
  • PNG
  • PDF
  • TIFF and multi-page TIFF
  • WDP

See more in Supported Image Formats.

Memory image formats

Opening digital documents

Digitally-born documents may also be loaded for processing using the same methods that open image files. The following formats are supported:

  • text documents: DOC, DOCX, RTF, HTML, TXT, ODT
  • tables: XLS, XLSX, ODS
  • presentations: PPT, PPTX, ODP

Additional features for PDF files

See also

Key Features

Image Preprocessing

Basic Usage Scenarios Implementation: Scanning

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