ABBYY (http://www.ABBYY.com) — a provider of document recognition,
data capture and linguistic software — has announced that as of
ABBYY FineReader Express Edition for Mac is an optical character
recognition (OCR) application that turns scanned paper documents, PDF
files and camera images into electronic formats such as RTF
documents, XLS spreadsheets, searchable PDFs, and HTML files. The
application provides ABBYY’s OCR technologies compatible with the
latest Mac platform.
It supports text recognition in 171 languages, supports recognition
of multilingual documents in up to three languages and re-creates
layout and formatting elements of the original document including
tables, columns, graphics, bullets and numbering. By leveraging its
digital camera OCR technology, users can extract printed text from
digital photographs with the application, and use their cameras as
alternative scanning devices. ABBYY FineReader Express Edition for
Mac also supports conversion of various types of PDF including
image-only, or scanned, PDF that can be transformed into searchable
PDF format ideal for archiving purposes.
ABBY FineReader Express costs approximately US$133 . A demo is
available for download.