Customizing Scanning and Image Opening Settings

ABBYY FineReader lets users modify global automatic document processing options and options for scanning and opening document pages, including: activating/deactivating automatic document analysis and recognition, image preprocessing, and selecting the scanning interface.

The appropriate settings can be selected directly from the image Opening or Scanning dialog boxes (when using the ABBYY FineReader interface to scan documents) and on the Scan/Open tab of the Options dialog box (Tools>Options…).

Finereader listpicture Customizing Scanning and Image Opening Settings For details, see Selecting the Scanning Interface, and the Options Dialog Box.

Important! Any program setting changes made in the Options dialog box require re-scanning or re-opening the image. These steps are required to processyour image under the new settings.

The following settings are available on the Scan/Open tab of the Options dialog box:

  • Launching automatic analysis and recognition of the retrieved images

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    ABBYY FineReader is by default set to analyze and recognize documents automatically. These settings can be modified as needed. The following options are available:
    • Automatically read acquired page images
      Document analysis and recognition will be performed automatically.
    • Automatically analyze acquired page images
      Document analysis will be performed automatically, and recognition will require the user’s attention.
    • Do not read and analyze acquired page images automatically
      The scanned or opened images will be added to the FineReader document. The user will have to initiate document analysis and recognition manually. This mode is used for processing documents with a complex structure.
  • Image processing methods

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    • Enable image preprocessing
      Enable image preprocessing if you need to OCR a book or a digital photo of a text document. When activated, this feature automatically decides what action to take depending on the input image type and applies the correction. Adjustments include removing noise from digital photos, deskewing, removing motion blur, straightening text lines, and correcting trapezium distortions.
    • Detect page orientation
      Enable this feature to automatically detect the orientation of pages added to the FineReader document.
    • Split dual pages
      Enable this feature when scanning a facing or opening dual pages. It will automatically split pages before adding them to the FineReader document.

    Note. The image preprocessing features are only available in the Edit Image dialog box to process the images opened in FineReader, and are not available while scanning or opening document pages. For details, see “Editing Images“.

  • The scanner interface to be used while scanning

    Finereader listpicture Customizing Scanning and Image Opening Settings For details, see Selecting the Scanning Interface.

Customizing Scanning and Image Opening Settings