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Turn Screenshots Into Editable Content

ABBYY Screenshot Reader turns any screenshot into an editable format for inclusion in emails, reports, and documents, with support for over 160 languages.

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What are people saying about ABBYY Screenshot Reader

Bxxxx Oxxxx I purchased this product 2008 but I left it behind after first change of PC

Install on new PC said: Serial number can not be activated.

Does it still have such an internet activation ?
That just gives a lot of problems for the user.
In that case it is not worth $9

I think that BitDuJour should have a system that declares clearly what activation system a product uses: For example

A= No internet activation
B=Internet activation with a friendly amount of activations (ex 10, and added 2/year)
C=Internet activation with 3 activations
D=Internet Activation with 2 activations
E=Internet Activation with 1 activation

Actually, I have worked hard to stay on level A . It saves a lot of trouble and
99% of my PC programs are now on level A - I don't miss anything

There are so many excellent open source programs. It gives a great amount of freedom and very easy migration to a new PC.
Why pay a lot of money and get a totally limited freedom. And a lot of wasted time ahead to keep the programs activated with complicated methodes and a lot of support contacts.
Nov 21 2014 at 12:34am Copy Link
Corno Jacobsen Which version is on offer?
Nov 21 2014 at 12:53am Copy Link
Norwel Gordon The "FINE" Print for this offer is so fine I can't even find the Licensing terms.

No matter how restrictive, full disclosure should be required.
Nov 21 2014 at 1:27am Copy Link
Alan Chan Abbyy site is $9.99!
Also the picture is misleading - the Abbyy site doesn't include Japanese (or Chinese_ as the translation languages
Nov 21 2014 at 1:33am Copy Link
Chris @ Bxxxx Oxxxx It still needs to activate over the internet to their servers.
Also, most of the software offered on BDJ does tell us about the activation procedure, if the vendor tells them. (I assume) It is under "The Fine Print" tab. Of course this vendor doesn't tell us anything except that "Upgrades to future versions of the software will require additional payment. Installing a new version may overwrite the existing version and invalidate your license key."

@ Corno Jacobsen This is the version offered here as I just purchased and installed it: Build; Part# 1136.1
Nov 21 2014 at 1:51am Copy Link
Norwel Gordon Before even trying the Trial Version, their site insists that you must declare:

"I consent to the use of my personal information for the purposes described in the Privacy Notice."

Try reading this at:
Nov 21 2014 at 2:03am Copy Link
Ela S. Best screenshot reader I am using for years now.

The OCR results for the different languages are ok. The possibilites to use it are phenomenal. Would be lost without this program.

The selling price on their homepage, however, is € 9,95 only.
Nov 21 2014 at 2:15am Copy Link
Ralph Bressler Just visited the website. The price is listed as $29.99.
Nov 21 2014 at 3:03am Copy Link
Tony Haynes UK Price listed on website is GBP 8.99, but BDJ offer comes out at about GBP 7.60, with tax so it's still a minimum of 12% saving
@Alan Chan: the drop-down options within the program actually does offer Chinese even if it's not one of the languages listed in the website description
Nov 21 2014 at 3:58am Copy Link
Alan Chan GBP6.38, USD9.99 and EUR9.99 showing for me on

Anyway I'll try the trial first then
Nov 21 2014 at 5:05am Copy Link
Cary Adams I've been using a promotional version of this for some time. It is essential to what I do, and has saved me much time.

Recently I ran into a compatibility issue, and ABBYY's tech support helped solve my issue (and this was for a "free" promotional version).

So I'm glad to see this offer, and in gratitude for their assistance, and to gain increased OCR capability, I will be purchasing this today.

Say what you will about ABBYY, but when it comes to OCR, they ARE the best.
Nov 21 2014 at 5:43am Copy Link
Nelson Therrien I'm still trying to find a use for this...

The video shows a complete OCR product, which IS NOT what we get here...

It's a quick little tool to make a screen shot and then convert it to text... BUT, if we "get" the text, let's say, from a web page, it does a good job of capturing the text and recognizing it, but doesn't keep event the simpliest formating (maybe change of line, but not even paragraphs)! And since it's just text, why not simply do a copy and paste (from Web, pdf, Word or other)?

For images, it doesn't do a good job... It does recognize most of the text, but creates other bad things as well... So, not really usefull.

So, again, if it's just good for text, then why not simply use Copy/Paste?

And for images, I know it's a lot more money, but you're a lot better with tools like SnagIt (for capturing, but I guess the capture tools that comes with Windows would be just fine) and a real OCR (I tried Omnipage 17 and ReadIris 14) would do a LOT better job, both with text recognition, image recognition and keeping formating and colors. If you have Adobe Acrobat, the OCR that comes with it might be enough as wel...

So, very cheap and I was hoping that skipping a few steps (capturing and importing in an OCR software) would worth the small fee, but the result is too bad...
Nov 21 2014 at 7:32am Copy Link
govertz How about licence, I can't find it. Is it pr user or machine? Can I install it on my labtop and desktop computer.
Would really like to know before the offer ends.
Nov 21 2014 at 7:25pm Copy Link
Chris @ govertz ~ I found this on their site:

The following error message appears during activation of the program:

This serial number cannot be activated automatically. You may be are trying to activate the program on more computers than is allowed by the End User License Agreement.

This message appears when the serial number of the program you're trying to activate was blocked. This can happen for several reasons:

The serial number was activated very frequently.
The serial number was used to upgrade a program.
As a result of a violation of the end-user license agreement.
Please contact technical support for further information.

I then went to my install folder and looked at the EULA and found this:

1.1.1 Number of seats and network access. Unless You have been permitted to install and use the SOFTWARE on a specified number of Computers on a Network (“per-seat licensing”), or on more than one Computer on a Network permitting simultaneous use of the SOFTWARE (“concurrent licensing”), You may only install and use the SOFTWARE on one Computer (“one-seat licensing”).

1.1.2 If You are an individual human being person, You may install and simultaneously use one copy of the SOFTWARE on two Computers, including one home Computer and one office Computer, provided You are the main user of these devices.

1.1.3 If You are a legal entity You may install and use the SOFTWARE on as many Computers and/or Virtual machines as the number of licenses You acquired. You may access at a given time one installed copy of the SOFTWARE using Terminal Services from only one Computer unless otherwise agreed in a separate written agreement between You and ABBYY or ABBYY’s Partner or in any documentation accompanying the SOFTWARE. Terminal Services for the purpose hereof allow a user to access applications and data on a remote computer over a network.
Nov 21 2014 at 8:44pm Copy Link
Matt Excellent Lightweight Software with Unlimited Potential!

Just bought two licenses.

It does an EXCELLENT job of recognizing text from images! (Contrary to comment above) And a flawless job of extracting text from Window's forms.

The 'paid' version has a couple of nice 'added' features.

If you can't think of any uses for this type of software, it probably isn't for you.
Nov 22 2014 at 1:21am Copy Link
Gr3gw I've bought this product BUT... The website says the latest version is 12 but what I have been supplied with, via the download, is version 11.

Will the license allow me to update to version 12 for FREE??
Nov 22 2014 at 5:02am Copy Link
govertz Thanks to @Chris.
Sad I had to go to work, and didn't see your answer. I'd would like things like licence terms to be stated clearly here on BDJ, or at least at the vendors website.
I've found that in this case it wasn't, thats a shame, they would have had a sell, if I could find the terms easy, and not had to rely on a user to tell me.
I'm a bit dissapointed with BDJ here, why didn't they demand the vendor to be clear about the licence term, to me they are very important. How can I know when I do something illegal, if I don't know the laws I'm breaking.
Nov 22 2014 at 5:31am Copy Link
Norwel Gordon I share Govertz's opinion and would also like to thank Chris for the information he was able to provide..

Sadly I still do not know if I can transfer this software to a replacement computer.
This is often an important issue as hardware and software changes are common with windows devices and changing technology.
Nov 22 2014 at 5:59am Copy Link
Ralph Bressler @Gr3gw

Where did you see version 12 of this program? Is see FineReader is v12 but I can't find a reference to v12 of this program.
Nov 22 2014 at 6:16am Copy Link
Norwel Gordon After several hours research on their site it appears that version 11 is the current version.
The complete EULA is available during the installation process. I tried reading and understanding the details but, after the seventy-first paragraph and more to come, I gave up.

No wonder BDJ was not able to include the usual "Fine Print".
Nov 22 2014 at 6:56am Copy Link
Gr3gw Ralph, Norwel, Everyone,

My Apologies, I was MISTAKEN about a version 12 of Screenshot Reader.. When I looked at the ABBYY website for a current version number, it was Fine Reader that was at version 12, NOT ScreenShot Reader.

Humble apologies, everyone.
Nov 22 2014 at 10:59am Copy Link
Chris @ govertz ~ If you still want it you can go here:

Free (Limited time offer, while supplies last!):

$9.90 (6 Hours left)
Nov 22 2014 at 5:20pm Copy Link
govertz @ Chris
Got it! Thanks a lot.
Nov 22 2014 at 6:14pm Copy Link
Norwel Gordon This offer is the strangest I have ever seen on BDJ.

Gr3gw, Apologies are not appropriate or needed from you. I share your confusion.

Chris: You said: If you still want it you can go here...Free (Limited time offer, while supplies last!):

Please explain how "while supplies can last" is a limit to an offer for downloaded software? And why do you not make such a limit clear as well as your EULA clear when you make an offer on BDJ?
Nov 22 2014 at 6:32pm Copy Link
Matt I wish the license info was more accessible.

I purchased two licenses when I only needed to purchase one.
Nov 22 2014 at 7:25pm Copy Link
govertz @ Norwel Gordon I'm not that sharp with the english language.

Please explain, is there something wrong with the things @ Chris said, anything serious.
Because I saw it as a friendly gesture, but then again, I'm not that god at english, maybe I missed something.
Nov 22 2014 at 7:39pm Copy Link
Chris @ Norwel Gordon ~ I am not affiliated with ABBYY, just a BDJ customer like yourself. I posted what I found in my EULA PDF's with the program for one person and posted links to the promotions I found elsewhere. I assume if you want to know more about the while supplies last that you post on that page for the free version. I did however notice that they haven't updated the page to show the latest version on the one you purchase.
The owner of that site is Ashraf, who used to post on GiveAwayoftheDay but moved on to his own site and now works with vendors just like BDJ does.
Nov 22 2014 at 10:41pm Copy Link
Norwel Gordon @govertz No there is nothing wrong with what Chris said. He was reporting what he saw about a different offer for this same program.

My last post was not well written and my question should have been addressed to another vendor offering the same program.

The previous posts by Chris were very helpful and more carefully expressed than mine. Sorry Chris and thank you for your information.
Nov 23 2014 at 12:16am Copy Link
Matt Hello,

I downloaded and installed the free version from the link above.

The 'free' version is an older version 9, has advertising for ABBYY FineReader and is 153 MB in size. It looks like the Demo version only with no time limits.

The 'paid' version, which I purchased from BDJ, is version 11, no advertising, 240 MB file size (larger OCR dictionary?), seems more accurate and has a few nice added features.

I'm glad I purchased the paid version, even though I bought the extra, unnecessary license.

Nov 23 2014 at 11:08am Copy Link
fpi fpi @ Corno Jacobsen This is the version offered here is:
@ Chris Build; Part# 1136.1 is for ABBYY Business Card Reader.
Nov 24 2014 at 10:23am Copy Link
govertz @ Matt. I bought version 11 via the link above to the same discounted price, as the offer here at BDJ.
And no advertising, 240 MB filesize.
Nov 24 2014 at 5:08pm Copy Link
Matt Hi govertz,

It's good you were able to get the same deal!

You'll be sure to like it! I've been using this quite often and really like it. You will quickly realize how much useful text cannot just be copied and pasted.

Take care.
Nov 24 2014 at 8:28pm Copy Link
Joe M Can this be installed on more than one computer?
I already have a free version and a paid version and fine this program to be very useful.

I can not find where to locate the version I am using.
Mar 24 2015 at 9:15am Copy Link
ABBYY Dear Valued Customer- You can install it up to 3 system BUT only one user can use it at a time.
ABBYY - Mar 24 2015 at 11:09am Copy Link
Joe M Thank you ABBYY for the reply.

How can I find out what version I now have installed?
I don't see what version is being offered here.
I want to know if it is a new version and if it has any updated features.
The program I now have was purchased in June, 2012 and came on a CD.
Mar 24 2015 at 12:20pm Copy Link
ABBYY This offer is for the newest version 11
ABBYY - Mar 24 2015 at 12:59pm Copy Link
Joe M How do I determine what version I have?
Mar 24 2015 at 2:22pm Copy Link
Lupke Brother On your website this has a price of €9,95, so what's the discount here?
Mar 25 2015 at 1:21am Copy Link
lisba f I have FineReader 11; do I need Screenshot Reader?
Mar 25 2015 at 2:48am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Lupke Brother, I am sorry about the issue. We have paused the promotion until this can be resolved with the vendor.
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 25 2015 at 3:52am Copy Link
Steven Avery If you need things like an occasional paragraph from google books, or quickly extracting some text from a PDF that does not have a text tool, this is a fantastic program. I've used it for about five years, Super high recommendation. Good support too (I had one problem some years ago having to do with whether the service was starting).

Good job Abbyy!
Mar 26 2015 at 2:07am Copy Link
Dunking I tried to download the trial of this. Despite my better judgement, I filled in the form, etc, and got to a download page where it wouldn't download. The link the page sent me back to the list of product downloads, and the link on _that_ page sent me to the download page with a link back to the list of product downloads...

Maybe if I were super-keen to upgrade my copy I would persevere, but I am merely interested (albeit a little more than the ones I haven't bothered to download a trial). Even a small road hump at this stage can turn away a potential sale. Which it looks like has happened here.
Mar 26 2015 at 6:51am Copy Link
Matt Hello ABBYY,

Does your ABBYY Screenshot Reader phone home?

If so, what information does it send? Does it send screenshot captures?

I see this 'constantly running' background process: ABBYY network license server (32 bit).

If I stop it, ABBYY no longer works.

Can you tell us all what this process does? If it only checks the license, why does it do that?

I'm very concerned.

Thank you.
Mar 26 2015 at 6:51am Copy Link
Joe M I finally found that I have version 9. It was in the EULA.rtf file.
Is there a comparison chart that shows the features in the older versions and this newer version 11?
Mar 26 2015 at 6:52am Copy Link
Dunking Well, I got a download link via email. Don't know if that's normal or because I complained, but if it's normal perhaps the website should say it is coming via email. However, I also found:

@Matt: I see this 'constantly running' background process: ABBYY network license server (32 bit).

Me too. Even after I had terminated the application. Sorry, but this completely kills not just this but any Abbyy software for me. Don't care how good a deal it is, when it's terminated there should be nothing whatever running at all. Apart from that, if you're not willing to trust me, as a customer that actually gives you money, I'm not willing to trust you as a supplier.
Mar 26 2015 at 7:24am Copy Link
Steven Avery I know from experience that if you try to use ASR simultaneously concurrently on multiple puters you might get a buzz that you can't do that. I think that happened to me once. And there was some discussion on DonationCoder about the calling home.

The sense I get is that multiple concurrent use of one license is the purpose of calling home, although they should comment. When the license is so inexpensive, eventually having a second one.

As for being a service, lots of programs do that. Has advantages and disadvantages.

Right now, my only question on use is if there is an option to always keep the icon on the desktop after taking a picture. I find I have to jump back to the start menu (a very minor annoyance.)

Mar 26 2015 at 8:19am Copy Link
Lito I just bought this and it's a nice program. It works well for the most part but it seems to have issues if the fonts used on the capture are stylized. But overall I can see that it is a very useful program.

Yeah it looks like their license check is a constant running service. I got their PDFTransformer Classic 3.0 program and it also runs it's own licensing server and it runs all the time. I am not too bothered by it but I can see how this can be an issue especially for those that might have minimum amount of RAM in their system. Unfortunately many programs today use a similar scheme for license enforcement, but usually the service stops if the program that requires it ends.

You can just end the service and set it to manual so it won't autostart. But then you'll have to start it yourself anytime you want to use their program. They probably don't do it automatically because to start/stop a service you need admin rights so if they implemented a start/stop of the license server then anytime you ran the program it would require a UAC prompt.

As far as what the license server does, the program checks that service to see if you have a valid license to run the software. I turned off the service then unplugged the net connection, then turn it back on and ran the program and it worked fine. It doesn't seem to need a internet connection or phone home after you activated a license in my short test.
Mar 26 2015 at 8:42am Copy Link
Steven Avery Thanks, Lito. I think stylized fonts give every OCR programs difficulty. I work with many books from the 1700s to the 2100s and you get used to what degree of utility you have. The 1600s is basically a no-go.

And I would say the one weak point on Abbyy is that on older books a few too many "e"s come out as "c". They should tweak that algorithm.

Mar 26 2015 at 12:00pm Copy Link
Gerard Booth what is updated in version 11, I have version 9 and have just downloaded and installed the trial version again, but it is still version 9
Mar 26 2015 at 12:51pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Without sounding too redundant, just to say why I like Abbyy so much.

It works directly with cut-and-paste to clipboard. (You don't have to run through an OCR program or Onenote or any other program. I rarely use the Word or File options. In fact I use WinSnap for region pics with annotation capability to File.)

The results are good.

It is strong on foreign languages

Low profile

Great on pic as well as OCR text. (Sometimes I take a few different pics and stick in an editor then take a combined pic. Or add my text. You can do this type of stuff quickly.)

Solid support, even on a low $ product.

Essentially you are getting the benefit of the high-powered programs that a company developed on an easy-use way.

Mar 26 2015 at 12:59pm Copy Link
Andrew Sciascia Yeah, I never ever find myself coming on here to make comments about software. I just bought this on a bit of a whim because I had tried a couple of different methods and OCR apps to try to convert a jpg to text with basically no success. I went through printing and scanning and stuff to use stuff that came bundled with my printer and it was SLOOOOWWW and HORRRIBBBLLEE.

So anyway I fired this thing up and it's ridiculously fast, was 100% accurate and even did a fairly decent job of trying to maintain the formatting (it was in a table and I was pasting into notepad.)

Super impressed. Highly recommend if you've got a use for it.
Mar 26 2015 at 1:01pm Copy Link
ABBYY Difference -SSR Version 9 & new Version 11:
1. Newer OCR engine ( For improved, better recognition)
2. Added with Japanese UI
3. Compatible with Win 8
ABBYY - Mar 26 2015 at 2:02pm Copy Link
Matt Thanks Steven, Lito, Dunking and others who have commented on the licensing service!

I was concerned that along with checking licenses, ABBYY might be uploading OCR'd text. Other developers have been known to do such things. The original AutoCopy Firefox add-on comes to mind.

You just never know nowadays.

I wish ABBYY would comment on this.

Thanks again.
Mar 26 2015 at 2:22pm Copy Link
ddalian Can this be installed on more than one computer if I am the only user?
May 31 2015 at 1:46am Copy Link
ABBYY @ddalian, the software is registered to a single user and can be installed on a laptop and desktop (home/work). If you are interested in multiple users, please contact me

Angel Brown
ABBYY - May 31 2015 at 12:00pm Copy Link
ABBYY You can install it on your notebook & desktop if you are the only user.

ABBYYusa .com
ABBYY - Jun 1 2015 at 9:30am Copy Link
Michael R. Is the algorithm, Sreader uses for it's OCR the same as the current version of FineReader uses (or an older one)?

Current version of FineReader is v12.
Jun 2 2015 at 1:12am Copy Link
Suthesh Kumar Hi I just purchased and downloaded the link... However, after installing it says

Access to C:\Users\user\AppData\local\ABBYY|ScreenshotReader was denied

How do I get this working
Jun 2 2015 at 6:29am Copy Link
Cary Adams Will this work with Windows 10?
Jun 2 2015 at 6:29am Copy Link
Doug Atkinson I have a version of Screenshot Reader from V9, and it works very well. Abbyy has one of the best OCR engines, in my opinion. I would also be interested to know if the OCR engine has been updated - if so, I may consider upgrading at this price.
Jun 2 2015 at 7:25am Copy Link
Rob Tillotson Couldn't get the trial download link to work. kept getting a GET HTTP error. How do I know if I want to buy it if I can't test it?

Rob Tillotson
Jun 2 2015 at 8:23am Copy Link
Rich OBrien I bought Abbyy Screenshot Reader when it was offered by BitsDuJour for $9.90 in November last year. I've needed a little OCR program like this for years and greatly appreciated that BitsDuJour brought this program to my attention because it works well. It is fast, convenient and accurate. I find that I use it once or twice a week. For $6.99 this is a highly recommended must have.
Jun 2 2015 at 9:22am Copy Link
Randal H. Anybody know what version this is? :)
Jun 2 2015 at 11:23am Copy Link
Doug Atkinson I downloaded the demo (you have to register to get it) and the dates of the install files are from 2009 - so it appears to correspond to the V9 engine that I bought years ago. All in all, this is still a good deal and I've never had an issue under Win7 64bit.
Jun 2 2015 at 1:04pm Copy Link
Cary Adams The November offer was for v11; so I expect today's offer is at least that far along. I use this almost daily. Quite satisfied,
Jun 2 2015 at 1:46pm Copy Link
Randal H. Thanks Doug. I have versions 9 and 11 from giveaways, so was wondering if this was newer; very nice price today. Abbyy doesn't seem to tell what version is presently available. I didn't want to install demo in case I messed the giveaway reg I already have. I'm not sure what was changed between 9 and 11 either, but 9 seems to perform just as well as 11 in any capture I have tried them on. Certainly a very useful software because of the OCR.
Jun 2 2015 at 2:18pm Copy Link
Louis Gedo I hope the deal is for the latest version of this software.
Jun 2 2015 at 3:27pm Copy Link
misho I already bought one license before and one more at the last offering. I just wanted to share with you how great this little piece of software is and it helped me quite a few times when I needed to extract information from pictures or protected files. You can copy not only to Word or txt, but also to Excel, preserving the table structure, etc.

Great software!
Jun 3 2015 at 1:12am Copy Link
Christina Guinn Never got number for registration. Wrote but no answer received.
Jun 3 2015 at 1:13am Copy Link
Ray DiFazio Hi, I purchased this and got my paypal receipt, but never got an email from you confirming the purchase.

Please advise,
Ray DiFazio
Jun 3 2015 at 1:13am Copy Link
Rob Tillotson The demo is ver 9 but the copy you pay for is ver 11.1136. It won't install over the demo though. You have to remove the demo first.
Jun 3 2015 at 1:13am Copy Link
Ray DiFazio Haven't installed the demo.

All I have is a receipt frpm PayPal.
Jun 3 2015 at 3:19am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Christina Guinn, I have just contacted the vendor regarding the issue you mention.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 3 2015 at 4:44am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Ray DiFazio, I have just contacted the vendor regarding the issue you mention.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 3 2015 at 4:44am Copy Link
Nicholas User I have the same problem as Suthesh Kumar above.
I am logged in as an administrator on Windows 7 8gb ram and 40gb free space.

Any suggestions?
Jun 3 2015 at 4:51am Copy Link
Louis Gedo I purchased this deal yesterday and received my serial number within 30 minutes.

The software does a good job. For $7, I could not resist buying will easily pay off the first couple of times I use it because it is a time saver and time = money.
Jun 3 2015 at 7:39am Copy Link
Lito I have a question I purchased this during the last promo, but how to I check for a updates? It says I am at but there is no check for update menu option in my program and the website says use the update check menu option to get updates.
Jun 3 2015 at 7:39am Copy Link
fpi fpi To: Randal H.
The version is
Jun 3 2015 at 7:39am Copy Link
John H Another great deal from BDJ.
Thanks ABBYY for such a generous sale price on a very useful piece of software.

OK, what's up with paragraph 15.4 in the EULA??? Free legal defense included in the deal too!

15.4 If any claims or lawsuits are brought against You in connection with Your use of the SOFTWARE, You shall inform ABBYY in writing about them promptly and whenever practicable within three (3) days from the moment You learn of them. You shall take out all the necessary actions to enable ABBYY to take part in the proceedings or hearings of or take over the defense of said claims or lawsuits in court or arbitration, and shall provide ABBYY with Your full cooperation and all information ABBYY deems useful or necessary for the defense of settlement of the corresponding claims or lawsuits, promptly upon (and whenever practicable no later than seven (7) days from the moment of) the receipt of an inquiry from ABBYY.
Jun 4 2015 at 12:56am Copy Link
Noggin The Nog It looks like this costs £23+ via Bits du Jour, when it only costs £8.99 on the Abbyy website. Is this really a great deal, or am I getting confused somewhere?
Jun 5 2015 at 9:16am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Noggin The Nog, The discounted promotion on BitsDuJour ended yesterday 06/04/2015 approximately 33 hours ago. After the discounted promotion on BitsDuJour ended, our system started showing the regular price for this promotion.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 5 2015 at 9:19am Copy Link
Joe M Your fine print states "Installing a new version may overwrite the existing version and invalidate your license key."

Which key get invalidated, The old key or the new one?

I have Screenshot Reader on 3 of my computers and find it is a valuable program to have.
Aug 15 2015 at 8:26am Copy Link
_*_ @Joe McCormick, mind you, this is only a guess; I am thinking it refers to whole version numbers meaning you old will be invalid to use on the new version. I would have to think reinstalling the old version once again and loading in the old key should continue to allow usage of the version paid for by the user.

Of course this is only a guess and the developer will have provide a definitive answer.
Aug 16 2015 at 12:55am Copy Link
Gde Swart Question to any BDJ owners of this:
Does this run as an always-on background service/process or does it only run on demand?
If so, is there more than one process and how much of a drag is it on system resources?
Thanks in advance.
Aug 18 2015 at 5:20am Copy Link
Paul In the list of supported OS Windows 10 is absent.
Will this version work under Windows 10?

And what kind of license is used?
Aug 18 2015 at 5:21am Copy Link
Gray Lox Will this version work with Win 10?
Aug 18 2015 at 5:21am Copy Link
kevindall Does this have a version number? I too have a version on my computer, but is it a previous version or the same one?
Aug 18 2015 at 6:22am Copy Link
Carlos User On the website of the manufacturer itself, this program is offered at a purchase price of 9.95 € for sale. Why is then advertised here with a retail price of $ 29.99 by the manufacturer? Have to Deal bitsdujour used and the price is quite OK, but why advertise on this way? (Google Translation)
Aug 18 2015 at 6:23am Copy Link
Dan Alec what version? last time I've bought this it was version 11 and it cannot be used on 12 (and then no upgrade plans).
Aug 18 2015 at 6:24am Copy Link
Doug Atkinson I have both Abbyy Screenshot Reader v9 and recently updated to V11 during a previous offer. v11 adds some features to help you better align the text capture area, but this also requires an extra mouse click to operate - so in some ways I like v9 better. However, I imagine there are times that feature of v11 would come in handy and overall it's not that big of a deal. The OCR capability of Abbyy software is very good and for the price of today's offer, this is a good utility to have around.
Aug 18 2015 at 6:24am Copy Link
Louis H Tom and Gray Lox, I can confirm that it runs on Windows 10 Pro 64 bit. This is another program I had not gotten around to installing on my windows 10 machine. I purchased it back in 2013. I installed with not problems and my old serial number registered just fine.

I have tried it on a number of different sites and all is working well.

@ Gde Swart - The program allows you to choose if you want to run it at startup, or run only when you need it. Right now, with it in the background, it has two processes running - utilizing a total of 51.4 MB of memory with no CPU usage. Depending on the size of the capture, it does use a small percentage of CPU. I have

For my general usage - up to 3 paragraphs of text - it momentarily uses between 1 to 2 % CPU while it captures, converts, and stores in the clipboard.

This increases when capturing text in a graphic. The larger the selection of text, the greater the CPU usage. I have not seen it go higher than 4-5% for my usage with Graphic based text.

When I close it out, the main program clears out of memory quickly. I do still find an entry in the background for ABBYY network license server (32 bit). It takes up 5.1 MB of memory, but shows no ongoing usage of my CPU.

I am currently running it on a machine with i7-4790K CPU @ 4.00GHz 4.00 GHz with 16 GB of ram. It is very quick and I do not notice any drag on the system with it running in the background.

Hope some of this helps.
Aug 18 2015 at 6:25am Copy Link
Ahmed Fahmy it is at $9.99 at the main website
Aug 18 2015 at 6:26am Copy Link
Lito Gde Swart: You can close the program by right clicking and exiting out using the tray icon. But there is a service installed called ABBYY Screenshot 11 Licensing Sever running in your services that is started automatically at windows startup. You can disable that manually, but if you do, you can't run the program. If you want you can disable then enable it only when you want to run this program.

As far as system resources go I don't ever notice it but I have a lot of ram. But the licensing server eats about 14MB of ram, and the actual program eats about 23MB of ram. Processing wise it is negligible impact on my system (i7-3770k).
Aug 18 2015 at 7:21am Copy Link
E. Douglas Jensen It is $29.99 on their web site.
Aug 18 2015 at 7:21am Copy Link
Danny What does an upgrade license key or what % must be paid in the future?
Aug 18 2015 at 10:15am Copy Link
Adam Bryan Does anyone have any answer for Dan Alec as I too would like to know what version this is?

As for the price issue: considering the ABBYY website keeps taking to UK site and the UK site says its £8.99 which equates to around $14 I have to concur with the others whom stated it's not $29.99 on the ABBYY website. Which makes it more like 50% off, still a good deal.
Aug 18 2015 at 10:15am Copy Link
Rich OBrien How can a person reactivate their license so that Abbyy Screenshot Reader will work again? I paid for and really appreciated Abbyy Screenshot Reader's OCR ability to turn screenshots into text I could edit. But then it stopped working. It should be possible to upgrade to the 64-bit version of Windows or upgrade to Windows 10. But when you make changes to your computer, Abbyy Screenshot Reader refuses to work. I only have one computer. How can a person reactivate their license so that Abbyy Screenshot Reader will work again?
Aug 18 2015 at 10:15am Copy Link
E. Douglas Jensen If you put it in your cart on the web site it is US Dollars 29.99.
Aug 18 2015 at 11:03am Copy Link
Adam Bryan Price don't change on UK version (which is where ABBYY website keeps taking me as I reside in UK).
Aug 18 2015 at 1:17pm Copy Link
Joe M I put it in my cart. It shows a unit price of $29.99 and a Value Price of $29.99 for a quantity of 1.
Below that it is showing "Discount (AUG 2015- Bits Du Jour- SSR 76% OFF - only $6.99) -23.00 USD
Then below that it is showing "Total Price $6.99"
The EULA states:
1. License Grant
1.1.2 If You are an individual human being person, You may install and simultaneously use one copy of the SOFTWARE on two Computers, including one home Computer and one office Computer, provided You are the main user of these devices.

I bought this back in June from Bits for the same price it is advertised today. It is version 11.
Aug 18 2015 at 1:18pm Copy Link
Danny Why the vendor does not answer questions ?
Aug 18 2015 at 1:18pm Copy Link
Paul In the older comments there was also no reaction of the vendor.
When they won't react this could be a reason for me not to purchase.
Aug 18 2015 at 2:31pm Copy Link
Louis H Are folks talking about the same program here?

I may be mistaken, but I downloaded the program from the ABBYY website this morning and it shows as ABBYY Screenshot Reader. Build; Part# 5988
Copyright 2008!

I purchased this in 2013. I installed and ran my old license and it registered without any problems.

There is another program called ABBYY FineReader which is currently released as Version 12.

Where are folks seeing ABBYY ScreenShot Reader as Version 11?

Please help me figure out what I am missing here. Thanks!

@ Rick Obrien...

Do you have your Original Product Key?

If you do not, then you may have to wait until you can hear back from the Vendor. Check out their website and let them know.

If you do have it, here is what I did earlier today to get it installed and working with my old product key.

It will look like this with letters and numbers in place of the X's


When you install the program, choose to Activate it. Enter your Product Key in the boxes provided. It "should" then register without problems. (AS I said, this worked for me, but it is a new machine and a clean install of Windows 10. So your mileage may vary.)
Aug 18 2015 at 2:31pm Copy Link
Danny No comments vendor . He / she may know ! I 'm not going to purchase, how pretty it looks! In practice, it is sometimes found that turned out to be inexpensive costly sale !
Aug 19 2015 at 12:10am Copy Link
Gde Swart Louis, Doug and Lito: Thanks for the helpful information. It looks like it might be very helpful software for me, so I made the purchase. Thanks for the deal ABBYY and BDJ!
Aug 19 2015 at 12:10am Copy Link
Ahmed Fahmy I put it to the cart from the link I gave you and iy still 9.99 $

just check for your self
Aug 19 2015 at 6:16am Copy Link
Cary Adams Regarding version... I bought this some time ago and according to the Properties tab for the executable, it is version 11. Using Screenshot Reader, I captured this:

File description ABBYY Screenshot Reader
Type Application
File version
Product name ABBYY Screenshot Reader
Product version
Copyright © ABBYY Production LLC. 2013.
Size 1.23 MB
Date modified 9/16/2013 5:30 PM
Language English (United States)
Legal trademarks ABBYY, the ABBYY logo. ABBYY FineRead...
Original filename ScreenshotReader.exe

Hopefully the version offered today is this (or newer)

Great program BYW. I use it daily.
Aug 19 2015 at 6:19am Copy Link
Paul Hello BDJ,

Can you bring the questions under the attention of ABBYY?
Thanks in advance.
Aug 19 2015 at 6:22am Copy Link
Doug Atkinson @Louis H: I'm not sure what the current version is being offered today at BitsDuJour, though I imagine it is v11 as that seems to be the current version. I used to have v9 that I had obtained direct from Abbyy, and then when someone had reported that v11 was being offered on BitsDuJour (at their previous promotion), I decided to update. Their website indicates v11 here:
That website also lists the way to get technical support if you are having issues.
According to the upgrade policy listed here, upgrades to new versions are not free. Thus today's $6.99 deal is good if you want v11 vs. v9. However, the only difference I've noted between the two is an improved text selection box. That is, in v11, after you initially select a box to capture, you can then fine tune it before actually OCR'ing the text.
Aug 19 2015 at 6:22am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Tom, I just did.
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 19 2015 at 6:26am Copy Link
Louis H Thanks Doug. I figured it out after reading comments from previous sales. The "support" section I was looking at on their website was not listing the version number. Thanks for the link.

The "trial" version they offer is V9, so that is why it was showing up as the same as I purchased.

I decided to upgrade to V11. I can benefit from extra editing capabilities.

Thanks again!
Aug 19 2015 at 7:03am Copy Link
Danny Why 76% off? It costs € 9.95 standard on
Aug 19 2015 at 2:05pm Copy Link
Mary Wilson Program is great and decided to purchase it. But why are they sending out activation code that does not work? I put the code in and received and invalid serial number. Is anyone else having problems activating the program.
Aug 19 2015 at 2:05pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Mary Wilson, I've just contacted the vendor regarding the issue you mention.
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 19 2015 at 2:06pm Copy Link
ABBYY The product retails for $29.99 USD.
ABBYY - Aug 19 2015 at 2:07pm Copy Link
ABBYY At the moment SSR does not support windows 10.
ABBYY - Aug 19 2015 at 2:13pm Copy Link
ABBYY Hi Mary,

Sorry that you're having problems with your activation code. Can you try contacting and provide them with your order ID? Avangate powers ABBYY's cart and handles product fulfillment. They should be able to assist with you with getting the right code.
ABBYY - Aug 19 2015 at 2:19pm Copy Link
ABBYY Upgrade is not available for the SSR.
ABBYY - Aug 19 2015 at 2:22pm Copy Link
Cary Adams I have version 9 running on a Win 10 Pro machine, Seems fine for my needs. Where is the incompatible point?
Aug 19 2015 at 2:49pm Copy Link
Laurie Nelson About 6 months ago, I discovered ABBYY Screenshot Reader. I didn't know there were any GOOD OCR programs at a decent price until then. After researching OCR programs, I gladly purchased this one and I love it.

After years of doing genealogy research, I had subscribed to two newspaper sites where I found so many obituaries, wedding stories, and other newspaper articles that my genealogy research fast forwarded by leaps and bounds. Before finding this program, I had been using Dragon Naturally Speaking to convert newspaper items into text. It was a huge drag, trying to train Dragon to understand me and then having to do a lot of editing of Dragon's output. All that talking to Dragon was exhausting!

Once I started using ABBYY, my time to transcribe the newspaper articles to text that I could put in my genealogy software database was cut in half or more. When the newspaper article is very legible, ABBYY is fast and 100% accurate. With old newspapers or some that are light or possibly not scanned well, ABBYY still does a good job. There are only a few times, I've had to do major editing of an article. For my usage, this is an outstanding program--fast, highly accurate when the text is legible, and uses very few resources on my 8GB Windows 8.1 computer, etc.

BTW when I purchased this program, it was v. 9, but afterward I was able to upgrade to v. 11 at no additional cost. I don't know if that has changed since then.
Aug 19 2015 at 3:59pm Copy Link
Louis H @ABBYY iAm....

Thank you for responding here.

You all may not officially support Windows 10, but I am using it with Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, and it works.... with the following caveats regarding V11 which I purchased today.

With V11 I have a bit more work to clean up what I capture, and the selection box appears on my second monitor when I select text. It still works. It is not as easy to see what I am actually selecting until AFTER it has been selected. (I have to visualize the box I am making around the text.) But it does convert the text to editable text. V11 at least allows one to adjust the selection after it has been chosen. (It does show up in the box after it has been selected.)

I am not sure what is different, but I am leaving both versions installed. Since I can find no money back policy, and ABBYY does not claim compatibility with Windows 10, I am thankful it was only $7. I purchased V11 based on how well V9 worked with my Windows 10 machine. My mistake, not theirs.
Aug 19 2015 at 4:00pm Copy Link
Wiggle This software can be install on how many PC? Thanks.
Aug 21 2015 at 12:22am Copy Link
Joe M Maz. I posted this earlier on this thread.

The EULA states:
1. License Grant
1.1.2 If You are an individual human being person, You may install and simultaneously use one copy of the SOFTWARE on two Computers, including one home Computer and one office Computer, provided You are the main user of these devices.

So Maz, if you are not a individual human being person, I assume you can not use this program. I hope this helps.
Aug 21 2015 at 10:50am Copy Link
Epubor Hello,

Does this tool support screenshot from eBooks pages?

Reply to me via email please:
Nov 24 2015 at 12:53am Copy Link
Corno Jacobsen Is this still version 3, or what? Thanks.
Nov 24 2015 at 4:38am Copy Link
Cary Adams @Angel User... Any text from your PC screen view can be copied, whether that is an ebook, pdf, spreadsheet, web page...

Basically you select the area you want to extract text from and ABBYY does the rest. It can handle tables as well, and graphics.

Check out the trial version if you are unsure.
Nov 24 2015 at 5:46am Copy Link
Doug Atkinson As with @Corno, it would be nice to know what version this is, as the Fine Print doesn't say. For $7 this is a good deal. I've been a user of Abbyy Screenshot reader for several years, and the OCR reader is well done. As with any OCR, you need to proofread the results, and they will vary depending on the resolution and quality of the text on the screen. For @Angel User, yes, you should be able to capture any text displayed on your screen, such as an e-Book display on your computer. It can also capture images, but that's not really the tools main benefit.
Nov 24 2015 at 5:46am Copy Link
Jim Buchanan Angel User has a good question - "Does this tool support screenshot from eBooks pages?"
Will you answer on this page as well. Thank you.
Well I guess if Cary and Doug are right then the question has been answered. Thx guys.
Nov 24 2015 at 5:46am Copy Link
ABBYY Hi Corno, this is Version 11. Build Part#1136
ABBYY - Nov 24 2015 at 9:27am Copy Link
Roger Rines I purchased this ABBYY tool the last time it was used and find it does a great job of capturing the text displayed on the screen.

If I were to dream and knew who to ask, I would like the tool to have a persistence option. As I use it now, it does a capture and goes away. When I documenting a process I need to capture displayed text phrases often. Because it always goes away after a capture, the need to restart it again from the tray becomes a time sink.
Nov 24 2015 at 10:00am Copy Link
Ela S. Using ABBYY Screenshot Reader for years now, which 180 languages are supported now? I am looking for Arabic, Chinese, Urdu, Hebrew, Hindi.

Customizable shortkeys for copying would make it perfect - any plans for this?

For those who are interested, OCR works from:

- Copy text passages out of Google books, Amazon previews etc
- Copy text from copy-locked PDFs, eBooks etc
- Texts from screenshots
- Texts from photos

Screenshots (both texts and images) may be imported into clipboard, Word, Excel, files and e-mails.

Just buy it for this great price, makes life much more easier.
Nov 24 2015 at 10:00am Copy Link
Cary Adams @Roger Rines... Dream granted... right click tray icon... options... always on top... then you'll have persistence.
Nov 24 2015 at 10:57am Copy Link
ABBYY Hi Angel User - Anything on the screen/monitor (Windows PC), can be captured by SSR.
ABBYY - Nov 24 2015 at 11:29am Copy Link
Roger Rines Aha! Cary that is a nice thing to know. I appreciate the follow up. Thanks!
Nov 24 2015 at 12:16pm Copy Link
Laurie Nelson I'm so glad I found this ABBYY Screenshot Reader on BDJ about 6 months ago. It's been a godsend for my genealogy research. I had been transcribing obituaries, wedding announcements, etc., manually, which took a VERY long time.

Now I just capture the text from the online newspapers and let SSR do the work. It's not perfect; sometimes the newspapers have a poor image. But it's worth it to be able to edit something that would take much longer to transcribe. At other times it's absolutely perfect--word for word--because the image is so good.

I paste the text mostly into All My Notes, which I believe is another great program I found here. You can paste it into any program that accepts text.
Nov 24 2015 at 2:11pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! ABBYY has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 25 2015 at 12:11am Copy Link
Robert Crombie Any programmers out there, will find this program handy.
When we get a message box for an error, with perhaps error code, and extra description, we can use this to capture it, and convert all of that to text. (EG So we can search Google)

PS I had commented that PayPal was not available, but I was wrong - It is in a drop down combo box, that you have to drop first.
Nov 25 2015 at 12:33am Copy Link
Jim Buchanan I tried it for the first time yesterday. Not much of an interface, but then why make it difficult. It took some time to figure out what was meant by some of the terms but once I chose the correct path everything fell into place.
As for poor image quality being transferred to MSWord, the only thing I can say is that it came out light. So I changes font in MSWord and almost everything was there. I believe it was missing a box shape in one place. Why, I'm not sure because it copied all the other symbols.
Now there is a worthwhile comment. Is there anywhere where a person can change the font output? Not that it really matters because I changed it once it was copied anyway.
So now I have to test it on a website and then type of some sort. Everything seems good.
BitsduJour had an OCR program on a short time back and I missed it because it wouldn't download. I really wanted that one because it was a very nice price. Not free but it wouldn't break the bank. Hoping to see it again.
Nov 25 2015 at 6:57am Copy Link
Tim Parsons I should read the small print more. I'd sort of hoped this was a newer version than the one I already have...

Mostly, what I need this to be able to do is tables.


Sadly, it struggles a bit, particularly on the first and last lines, so the post-production edit is a little more time-consuming than I'd like. But it's still an awful lot better than an image.

It doesn't offer many possibilities for fine-tuning either. Camelcase text will get split into separate words -- which is probably unsurprising -- but it'd be rather lovely to be able to tweak its tolerance of whitespace as word separators.

It would also be rather brilliant if you could feed it a screenshot made by other means and ask it to read it directly instead of having to open it in an image viewer and screenshot it again. But again, it's still a useful thing to have around...
Nov 25 2015 at 10:51am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! ABBYY has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 26 2015 at 12:11am Copy Link
Doug Atkinson I have noticed a few similar issues as @Tim Parsons. I use SSR mostly to grab book table of contents listings for a project I'm working on. Sometimes it fails to grab the last line, even though I'm sure it was in the capture window. Also, with the page numbers at the end of the contents list, sometimes it captures them in-line, and other times it places the page numbers after the text, at the bottom. As Tim said, overall I'm still very pleased as it saves a lot of work, but there are the occasional glitches. Still highly recommended.
Nov 26 2015 at 7:57am Copy Link
Bought DOS 1.1 So it I have this right, the BDJ product reads only what can be captured into a screenshot...but the Reader version can read far more formats (such as text in a JPG)?
Mar 20 2016 at 2:30am Copy Link
Larry Kesty Yes it will capture text from a jpeg.
Provided it has little background noise. You may have to adjust the brightness or contrast first in your jpeg. I have used this for 7 years by first using the snipping tool to save as a jpeg and then using screenshot reader to capture my hard drive sizes in bytes.
The only draw back is you have to replace the period captured and replace with a comma to make the bytes show as xxx,xxx,xxx.
I just downloaded the Trial.....
I would like to order this for Windows 10 but I see that the ScreenshotReader.exe file has a signing time of Monday, January 12, 2009 11:01:11AM
Is this the old version 9 ?
Is this really compatible with Windows 10 ?
Mar 20 2016 at 9:03am Copy Link
Doug Atkinson Version number would be helpful. Last time I ordered this the version for sale was different than the demo version. The version sold here last time was Build Is this an update from that version? I'd like to know if it is worth upgrading or if this is the same version sold last time.
For Mr. Phillips, Abbyy FineReader is a full scanning & OCR product that lets you scan pages (using an optical scanner such as from Epson, Canon, etc.) and OCR those pages and convert them to PDFs, for example. Screenshot Reader is ONLY a screen reader - that is, it can OCR any text displayed on your screen. You run the program, select the text using your mouse buttons, and then the text is grabbed into the clipboard where it can be pasted into another application like Word or a text editor. The latest V11 can capture Text, Tables, and Images.
I use the text capture with OCR to grab from images of book table of contents listings, and it works very well. There are some glitches now an then - sometimes the page numbers appear right after the title (as it should) and other times it puts all the page numbers together AFTER the text. Also, on occassion it sometimes seems to miss the last line of text, even though I'm careful to be sure the box extends beyond the bottom.
As with any OCR software, it isn't always perfect and you will need to go back and edit your content, but the Abbyy Software is highly accurate in my experience.
Mar 22 2016 at 8:09am Copy Link
Robert Rodenberg What version is the screenreader?
Mar 22 2016 at 8:16am Copy Link
Rosalind Share ABBYY Screenshot Reader says it is available for Windows 10

I cannot find a version number.
Mar 22 2016 at 8:56am Copy Link
Joe M I have this running on a Windows 10 Home laptop. It is version 11 that was purchased a few months ago here on Bits. I find that is a useful program.
The fine print states that you will get the latest version.

Section 1.1.2 of the EULA States:
If You are an individual human being person, You may install and
simultaneously use one copy of the SOFTWARE on two Computers, including one
home Computer and one office Computer, provided You are the main user of
these devices.

The only thing I have seen is that I have problem getting the 2nd copy to accept the serial number on another computer. I get a message that it is already used on another computer.
Mar 22 2016 at 8:56am Copy Link
ABBYY Hi Robert - This is version 11
ABBYY - Mar 22 2016 at 8:59am Copy Link
MBe @ ABBYY iAm,

what are the benefits over v9?
Mar 22 2016 at 10:12am Copy Link
Joe M M Be. To me version 11 seemed to be a bit faster and recognized text better Then 9. For today's price this is a good buy.
Mar 22 2016 at 12:00pm Copy Link
Roz Fruchtman HI:

Can you use Abbyy Screenshot Reader on a desktop computer AND a laptop at the same time? I am only one person, so can't use them at the same time, but they would be installed at the same time.

Please advise.

Thanks in advance,

Roz Fruchtman
Mar 22 2016 at 1:04pm Copy Link
Rick Wallace I use ABBYY Screenshot Reader regularly, it does a great job, & an excellent buy at this price.
Mar 22 2016 at 1:05pm Copy Link

Yes, individuals can install the software on two computers. I'm also including the relevant portion of the EULA below:

1.1.2 If You are an individual human being person, You may install and simultaneously use one copy of the SOFTWARE on two Computers, including one home Computer and one office Computer, provided You are the main user of these devices.
ABBYY - Mar 22 2016 at 1:19pm Copy Link
Richard Blake On the Product Life Cycle and Technical Support Policy page,, it shows three life cycle phases: Current Portfolio (current major version); End of Sales (one previous major version); End of Life (all other versions).
On the Supported Versions page,, it shows Screenshot Reader 9 and 11 listed under End of Sales; SSR is not shown under Current Portfolio. Does that mean that development has ceased and this product is being retired?

On the Technical Support Contats page,
I see contact info for many products, but not for SSR.

On 3/24/15 ABBYY iAm wrote "Dear Valued Customer- You can install it up to 3 system BUT only one user can use it at a time." That conflicts with today's replies.
Mar 23 2016 at 2:34am Copy Link
Joseph Dager I have used this product for several years and it was a great product. Since I have installed Windows10 every time there is a windows update, which is like every other day. The program will not start, and I have to go into the settings and manually re-configure startup. I re-purchased a new product in November that was "compatible" with Windows10, or so I thought, and I have had an ongoing support ticket for this ever since. And, of course, they are not responsible. Makes me skeptical that products are really being updated.

They even make me send screenshots of the problem on the 3rd and 4th occurrence to troubleshoot the issue. I purchased my product through BitsDuJour so I feel it OK to discuss it here.

If you never plan on using Windows10, I highly recommend the product.
Mar 23 2016 at 2:39am Copy Link
Roz Fruchtman Thank You So Much:

I'm going to pick up my copy right now!

I was trying to copy a directory tree of folders and subfolder just the other day - for a project I am doing.

Mar 23 2016 at 2:40am Copy Link
mix624 I bought it and filled in my license. But I get no conformation that it is approved.
Then when I am trying to use the software I get a message that I need to register it, which I really, really DONT like (mildly expressed here since I want my comment approved). It looks like I must register and provide email, name etc again. I have already done that and dont like to be forced doing things.

Glitches like this makes the experience really bad because in todays hectic life you dont wanna sit and write comments like this. The user interface are very cryptic/minimalistic and everyone are not a zombie who just fill in a form without having it explained properly why I am being forced to do so.

It pisses me off since it is not possible to use the software without registering which use to be optional. I saw your "benefits of registering" page but why do you list it if I cant avoid it shoving it down my throat ? Cant use the software at the moment but yes, bought and installed it.
Mar 23 2016 at 2:41am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @mix624, I have just contacted the vendor regarding the issue you mention.
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 23 2016 at 2:43am Copy Link
Ferdinand Latest version is
Mar 23 2016 at 9:16am Copy Link
MBe @ Ferds
where do I find v12 - I have downloaded the Demo from their HP and it is only v11
Mar 23 2016 at 3:44pm Copy Link
Sean Purcell Hi, just wondering how many times that this software can be installed if your computer crashes or if there`s a problem with windows.

Thanks, Sean
Mar 23 2016 at 3:46pm Copy Link
Doug Atkinson Hmmm, @Ferds reports his version is 12.0. I just paid for and downloaded this version since I thought I would upgrade to the new v12, and sadly my copy reports the same version as I already have:
I should note that @ABBYY IAm said it was version 11, so I was warned and it's my own fault for taking the plunge! At this low cost, though I'll happily pass this copy on to someone else, but wanted to report that this seems to be the same version as offered last time on Bitsdujour.
Mar 23 2016 at 3:47pm Copy Link
David H (Seattle) Why does download show v11 then? Is there free upgrade once installed? The text doesn't say anything about it not being the current version, AND the crossed-out price is the same shown for v12 like on the ABBYY website, every implication is that we get v12. So why is link only v11?
Mar 23 2016 at 3:47pm Copy Link
MBe @ Ferds
where do I get v12 - I have downloaded the Demo from their HP and it is only v11
Mar 23 2016 at 3:48pm Copy Link
ABBYY Hi All - Regarding the confusion about versions. The current version of Screenshot Reader is version 11. FineReader Pro is currently on version 12.
ABBYY - Mar 23 2016 at 7:30pm Copy Link
Alfred The latest version of ABBYY FineReader Professional is The current offer is for a different product, ABBYY Screenshot Reader. As already noted here, the version number of the product on offer is
Mar 24 2016 at 2:34am Copy Link
Can the program be uninstalled and then reinstalled on another computer using the previous Activation key?
Mar 24 2016 at 2:34am Copy Link
Brett Slowman How does it compare to the free chrome extension?
Mar 24 2016 at 2:40am Copy Link
Cary Adams @Brett Slowman... If you only one to copy stuff from Chrome, then stay with the extension you mentioned. But this product will copy/OCR any screen content.

In addition, this will OCR text from screen images, or copy the screen image as an image file, It also enables you to copy table content and paste it to a document, preserving its table attribute, or into spreadsheet cells.

The only downside I see, is that ABBYY runs a licensing service in the background at all times for each of its programs. I changed mine to manual start.
Mar 24 2016 at 7:00am Copy Link
Joe M Bret Slowman. I just added Copyfish to chrome. It works OK, but I prefer using the Abbyy Screen Shot Reader. Copyfish only works in Chrome. Screen Shot Reader will work in any browser.
Screenshot reader is a stand alone program that can be used to capture and area, a window, or a screen.
It can be captured as text to the clipboard, to Microsoft Word, Tables to clipboard, Microsoft Excel or to a file. For $6.99, this is a good program to have.
I think it is more a versatile program then Copyfish even though it is free Chrome App Store.
Mar 24 2016 at 9:23am Copy Link
dave woolsey Can you install it on 2 PCs?
Or do you need to buy 2 copies to do so?
Mar 24 2016 at 9:26am Copy Link
mix624 Since you are selling your software here on bitsdujour do you think you could be a little more interested in answering peoples questions more actively here ? I am still waiting for answer via email.
Mar 24 2016 at 9:27am Copy Link
ABBYY Hi Mix624,

ABBYY's fulfillment team cc'd me on an email he sent yesterday at 4:27 PM Pacific. Can you check your spam folder and see if it's there?
ABBYY - Mar 24 2016 at 9:40am Copy Link
ABBYY Hi Dave,

Yes, individuals can install the software on two computers. I'm also including the relevant portion of the EULA below:

1.1.2 If You are an individual human being person, You may install and simultaneously use one copy of the SOFTWARE on two Computers, including one home Computer and one office Computer, provided You are the main user of these devices.
ABBYY - Mar 24 2016 at 9:40am Copy Link
Meindert User Same problem here: did send an email - no response - posting here - no response but we have only 14 hours left to decide.
Mar 24 2016 at 1:38pm Copy Link
Doug Atkinson I tried Copyfish briefly and it DOES let you capture text from applications outside of Chrome, but you do need to run Chrome first to run the extension, of course. Using Copyfish took a lot more interaction, and in my quick trial, the accuracy was not as good (Copyfish got most of the text right, but inserted a lot of blank spaces). In my experience with Abbyy products, their OCR engine is excellent. For me, the low price of ScreenShot reader with the good (but not perfect) accuracy and ease of use is worth it. I do wish that ABBYY would have a tech support page where you could always download the latest version of their software, though.
Mar 24 2016 at 1:39pm Copy Link
ABBYY Hi Meindert User -

Which address did you email? When there's a fulfillment issue Bits typically contacts us directly but I don't see anything from them with your username. Was it a fulfillment issue or something else?
ABBYY - Mar 24 2016 at 1:47pm Copy Link
Richard Blake Roz Fruchtman, try this
a) run cmd.exe to get a command prompt;
b) use the tree program to list your directories, redirecting output to a file
e.g. to see directories under c:\myfiles and save output to myFiles.tre:
C:\> tree c:\myfiles >myFiles.tre
if you want the names of the files to be listed also, add the /f switch:
C:\> tree /f c:\myfiles >myFiles.tre
tree output uses old MSDOS line drawing characters. If you can't find a setting to show these properly in the software you use to open the file, add the /a switch (tree /a ....) to make tree use simple ASCII characters instead.
Cheer up - you'll get your money's worth in situations that really need SSR.
Mar 24 2016 at 2:48pm Copy Link
mix624 ABBY iAm

I already answered that email so waiting for a response.
Used to get quick answers in here since the promotion usually are for one day only (you would get more sales). But since I already bought it I can wait for 2-3 days for response, no problem.
Mar 24 2016 at 5:16pm Copy Link
Jim Buchanan I posted about 3 hours ago about a problem. I guess the post was too honest and I'm now considered oone of the "few bad apples" because it didn't make it past the censors. Too bad because it did contain a problem I found and that needed an answer. I guess you didn't want it answered.
I wonder if you sent me an email telling me what I did wrong. I must check.
It'll be interesting to see if this one makes it in.
Mar 25 2016 at 2:34am Copy Link
Robert Crombie Is there any time limit for installing ?
I just purchased it, and when I went to save the download into my File manager Install folder, I noticed I purchased the same version in Nov 2015.
For some reason I never installed that purchase.
If I install the Nov 2015 one, can I save the one I just purchased and give it to a friend later on (This new one will NOT have been installed by me) ?
Mar 25 2016 at 2:39am Copy Link
Tom BITS What version is this program?
Jun 4 2016 at 2:06am Copy Link
Gary Mugford Went to purchase this and was more than a little surprised to see that it was going to cost me 20 Canadian dollars after discount. The starting price was 50 and the discount was for a bit more than 30 dollars. Now, the exchange rate is irksome when shopping in US currency. But this is really annoying enough for me to have cancelled the purchase. (and yes, I did switch to American dollars and got the 7 dollar purchase price ... about 9 bucks Canadian at the current rates ... which means Avangate wants MORE than double).

And that's why I won't be buying the product.
Jun 4 2016 at 7:27am Copy Link
mix624 I bought this the last time and still waiting ofr a response from March 24th.
You can look up in the older comments section to refresh your memory but this was my last message:

"I already answered that email so waiting for a response.
Used to get quick answers in here since the promotion usually are for one day only (you would get more sales). But since I already bought it I can wait for 2-3 days for response, no problem." from the 24th of March.
Jun 4 2016 at 7:27am Copy Link
Cary Adams This is my go to program when I have many screen to OCR needs, However, it is not my day to day tool. Why? Well, ABBYY requires a licensing service to run 24/7 on your machine before Screenshot Reader will run. As infrequent as I use this tool, that is an unnecessary burden to my system. So I have it turned off in Services. As I also own ABBYY's Transformer+ program, it too has a separate licensing service which runs annoyingly in the background, and like this product, I have disabled this under Services (which means of course that I must manually run the Services features whenever I want to use AABBYY's programs...

Instead, I now use Screenpresso, another program I acquired here through BDJ. In addition to incredible screen grab capabilities, including video, it now offers OCR grab, while not as accurate as ABBYY, is sufficient for minor day to day needs.
Jun 4 2016 at 7:30am Copy Link
Jim Hilton I have to say this is pretty clever software. During the purchase process, the conversion from USD to CAD was over ten dollars off. However using the currency selector, I was able to get it for 6.99 USD price.

Your licensing method is scuzzy to say the least. You have two services that constantly run and if they are ended your program dies.
Jun 4 2016 at 1:27pm Copy Link
Jeff User I just purchased it and it's version 11
Jun 4 2016 at 2:15pm Copy Link
mix624 Ok, I see you dont answer me again, it has been unanswered since 24th of March if you look back in the old comments history...where are you ??

I bought a copy in March and cannot use it still but that doesnt matter I guess...helloooo ?
Jun 5 2016 at 1:15am Copy Link
Robert Crombie "Jeff User I just purchased it and it's version 11"

Thank you for being the only one to respond.

Much appreciated,
Rob Down Under

PS Regarding services running,
I don't set it to start with Windows.
Would that prevent the services (until I decide to run the program) ?
Jun 5 2016 at 1:15am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @mix624, I am sorry about the delay. I have just contacted the vendor again regarding the issue you mention.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 5 2016 at 1:16am Copy Link
W Ma I have an earlier version of Screenshot reader. Which version is this? Has this version been updated for the anniversary update of W10?
Sep 7 2016 at 4:01am Copy Link
ABBYY This is version 11 and it is compatible with Windows 10.
ABBYY - Sep 7 2016 at 7:05am Copy Link
Doug Atkinson I second W Ma's request for a version number for this. It has been offered several times before, but is an application that is not updated very often so there's no way to know if this is an update or the same version as previously offered.

I use this program to turn screenshots of book table of contents into text, and it works very well. Sometimes the page numbers properly follow each line, but on occasion the page numbers all end up at the end of the document. The OCR capability is also good, but of course depends on the quality of the original scanned image. I highly recommend this product.
Sep 7 2016 at 8:04am Copy Link
Joe M W Ma. I bought this program a few months back and it was version 11. It seemed to have improved over the previous version 10. The interface has changed slightly and it seemed to process the data faster in my opinion. I have found this program to be very useful. I use it at least 2 to 3 times per week. I can't say that it has been updated to the Windows 10 anniversary edition, but it has been working on my Windows 10 Pro computer.
Sep 7 2016 at 8:04am Copy Link
Robert Rodenberg I have version 11. Would this be considered an "upgrade" to version 12? I believe I got version 11 through so it might not be "upgradable" automatically. But at the price Of $6.99 I would be willing to go from version 11 to version 12 and pay for it. So! Is this Version 12???
Sep 7 2016 at 8:04am Copy Link
ABBYY Hi Robert,

No, this is version 11, which is the most current version of Screenshot Reader.
ABBYY - Sep 7 2016 at 10:45am Copy Link
Garry Camps whats the upgrade / update policy. is it free for minor changes and paid for to next version eg. 11 to 12 etc.......
Sep 7 2016 at 2:21pm Copy Link
Rick Wallace I use this program a lot, and would endorse it as a neat, no fuss OCR, especially at this price. Also, when I recently upgraded Windows 10 to the Anniversary version with a new install I had an activation problem and ABBYY went out of their way to assist and do a fix for me.
Sep 7 2016 at 2:22pm Copy Link
ABBYY Hi Garry,

We don't have any plans regarding a new version that we can share at the moment, but if ABBYY does release a new version you can upgrade with a 40% off discount
ABBYY - Sep 7 2016 at 5:33pm Copy Link
Richard Blake My installed copy of SSR v11 consumes
575,142,484 bytes 785 files in the target directory
+ 7,996,212 bytes 35 files in the Common Files directory
These include
Dictionary files: 4 English 2,329,929 bytes
271 other languages 137,942,406 bytes
24 EULA*.rtf files 8,402,752 bytes (various languages?)
29 files 5,539,512 bytes that appear both within the specified install directory
and in the Common Files directory (ProductLicensing*.dll; AbbyyZlib.dll;
FineNet.dll; FineObj.dll; FObjEventSrc.dll)
Microsoft Visual C 9.0 runtime directory 4 Files 1,449,996 bytes
appears under both install dir and common files dir

Merely asking me in Setup which languages I needed would have saved me considerable space, between the dictionaries and the multiple EULAs. A little more care in coding setup could have saved more.

$6.99 is not the full cost of this software! Can I afford to buy more copies to install on my laptop and other machines with limited diskspace?

40% of 29.99 is $12.00 If there is ever a v12 I think I'll wait for the next BdJ offer.
Sep 8 2016 at 2:13pm Copy Link
Steven Avery This is an incredible deal on a program that even on regular price is an incredible deal.

You can ocr sections of Google books (fair use) or just about any writings with some language support. Regular modern script comes out just about perfect, but even 1800s books do very well. 1700s are problematic, as are tiny footnotes, but hey, what do you expect?. I was researching the heavenly witnesses bible verse :) .

Their support is excellent. They allow you to use it on more than one puter for your single user use, eventually you might break the usage envelope (new puters, temporary puters and such) and then you email them. The one improvement would be to include your registration in your signon area (where they have ticket supportl)


I have emailed them over 5-10 years on the occasional glitch, licensing etc. and they have always been helpful and responsive.

I plan to pick up multiple licenses here. At least 2, maybe for friends, and will announce it on my Facebook page.
Dec 30 2016 at 8:00am Copy Link
Dom User I already have version 11. What version is this?
Dec 30 2016 at 8:01am Copy Link
Steven Avery This is 11, the latest, per the blurb.

What is this "confirm email". I put in the email that I use with Bits, and it does not work. Are you maybe using an earlier email to "confirm" ?
Dec 30 2016 at 1:37pm Copy Link
Marc Blais I want to purchase the product and when I am re-directed I am charged $18.86 and not $6.99. Why? Is there a promo code I should enter??
Dec 30 2016 at 1:37pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Marc Blais, I just verified the coupon code and it works fine. Could you please delete the browser cache and cookies and try again? Also please consider trying another browser for the duration of the purchase.
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 30 2016 at 1:38pm Copy Link
Laurie Nelson I discovered this little gem on BDJ almost two years ago and it has been a real time and hassle saver for me. SR is small, fast, and easy to use. I highly recommend it. I use it mostly for genealogy research, especially for newspaper articles about my ancestors. In the past I had to transcribe those articles manually. Now ABBYY Screenshot Reader transcribes them for me. Even when the newpaper scan is not good, it copies all or most of the text correctly and I might have to correct only some words.

In addition to genealogy research, I sometimes use SR to copy error text I need to send to software support or other text I need to copy to save me from typing it myself. I'm so glad I found SR.
Dec 30 2016 at 1:49pm Copy Link
Marc Blais Tried it and it still is billing for $18.86 while showing on the same line the discount at 6.99....
Dec 30 2016 at 5:51pm Copy Link
Brian McDonald how do you get the discount? Total price: 18.86 CAD
Dec 30 2016 at 5:51pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea I am sorry about the issue. It seems when the country is set to Canada and the currency to CAD the price is indeed 18.86 CAD.

Unfortunately this is a setting which the vendor has made and we (BitsDuJour) have no control over it. I have just contacted the vendor about this.

If the currency is set to USD, the discount appears fine.
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 30 2016 at 6:01pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! ABBYY has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 31 2016 at 12:11am Copy Link
Steven Avery There is an interesting question as to whether the engine in this is the same as Finereader. Of course, if you are doing a 100 page PDF, or even a 10 page, you might feel that Screenshot Reader should be replaced by Finereader.

From my observations, the Screenshot Reader OCR is excellent. And this is combined with a handy-dandy sensible unobstrusive interface.

Can anybody answer about the engines. This came up with Finereader on sale recently.

Again, if you do any sort of research with books or magazines online, you should have this program. Especially at the price today.

Dec 31 2016 at 1:36am Copy Link
Marc Blais Nope, the Can equivalent for 6.99 US is 9.46 CAN....not 18.86.. Now even on their webpage they clearly state that its in Canadian dollars (the option is right). So ...
Dec 31 2016 at 1:41am Copy Link
Cary Adams Re: CAN$... Any chance you put 2 copies in your cart? Maybe clicked twice?
Dec 31 2016 at 12:33pm Copy Link
Philip101 How many computers does the licence cover? The fine print does not provide sufficient information. Thanks.
Dec 31 2016 at 5:48pm Copy Link
Joe M Can I install the program on a new computer if I uninstall it from an old computer and use the same license key?
Mar 29 2017 at 4:45pm Copy Link
ABBYY You may install and simultaneously use one copy of the SOFTWARE on two Computers, including one home Computer and one office Computer, provided You are the main user of these devices.
ABBYY - Mar 30 2017 at 6:45am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin I have the same question as Joe McCormick. However, at this great price, I'm going to go ahead an purchase the app. Thanks!
Mar 30 2017 at 9:47am Copy Link
ABBYY Hi Kelly,

We're sorry that you've had issues with the PayPal process. Let me get back to you with the best contact to resolve your issue.
ABBYY - Mar 30 2017 at 11:24am Copy Link
R. G. The system converts $6.99US to $19 Canadian, sounds like an April Fool's joke lol. These days $6.99US is $9.30 Canadian. Can I pay with US?
Mar 30 2017 at 12:08pm Copy Link
Joe M ABBYY iAm. It is good to know that the license is good for 2 installs, but you did not answer my question.
Can I install the program on a new computer if I uninstall it from an old computer and use the same license key?

Does that unregister the program so it can be reinstalled later on another computer I own?

If I buy today, can I install the program later, (2 days, 2 months etc). Or does it have to be installed on the day is is purchased?
Mar 30 2017 at 3:51pm Copy Link
Stephen Warkentien I buy an extra license or two every time Screenshot Reader is on sale. At $6.99 (or $19 Canadian) it's a steal. Student discount price was about $15.
Mar 30 2017 at 4:23pm Copy Link
Robert Crombie Is this version 11 ?
I know this page says that, however I went to the web site to check, and could find no mention of the version being offered there ?

PS I already have ver 11, and it works well.
Mar 31 2017 at 2:14am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin Never mind. I just used a credit card to purchase.
Mar 31 2017 at 2:15am Copy Link
Marc Blais It is still selling for $19. Canadian. Is this error in currency going to get fixed?
This is not the first time (for other apps) that I would like to purchase but do not because you cant seem to be able to fix your currency issues.
Mar 31 2017 at 11:19am Copy Link
ABBYY Yes, you can uninstall & install on a new computer BUT in order to do that he needs to do below:
1. MAKE sure to register the product
2. call or email support at :
3. give their SN# to support & they will help to install on the new product
ABBYY - Mar 31 2017 at 11:22am Copy Link
Stephen Warkentien The file name ssr11_1136_1.exe suggests that it is version 11.
Mar 31 2017 at 3:18pm Copy Link
Adolphe Bought and installed successfully. There's one thing which is confusing during installation : the first dialog box asks you what folder you'd like to put the software in, and has an Install button. However, that step does not install the software, it just decompresses it. Chose the temporary folder you would like to decompress the software to, then press Install to unpack the archive. This takes a while. At the end, you get a new red dialog box which may suggest that the install is done, but that's not the case. Dismiss that box.

It's only at that step that the real installer shows up. First it asks you the language you'd like to use for install, then you get the chance to say where you'd like the program installed.

I really suggest this installer should be rewritten. I had to uninstall and reinstall the whole thing, in order to be sure it was done correctly. And I could do it because I use Revo Uninstaller.
Apr 1 2017 at 1:43am Copy Link
Mustang Do updates for the current version require additional payment?
Feb 13 2018 at 10:13am Copy Link
ABBYY Hi Mustang, were you wondering about updating an old version to the current version, or updating the version sold here to a subsequent version?
ABBYY - Feb 13 2018 at 2:40pm Copy Link
Joe M I am using version 11. Is this a newer version?
If purchased from this promotion, does it need to be installed today or can I hold on and not install it for a few months?
Feb 13 2018 at 2:51pm Copy Link
Mustang "Upgrades to future versions of the software will require additional payment." I get paying for major version updates, but your fine print suggests even minor updates would require additional payment.
Feb 13 2018 at 2:51pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! ABBYY has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 14 2018 at 12:11am Copy Link
Laurie Nelson I've been using ABBYY Screenshot Reader for almost 3 years and love it. I use it almost exclusively for my genealogy research, especially for newspaper research. Old newspapers are usually scanned to PDF. When I find an obituary, wedding announcement, or other article I want to copy, I use ABBYY SR to OCR the text so I don't have to waste a lot of time typing the text myself. It has been a life saver for me. As Adolphe says, it's easy to use, small, and unobtrusive. And the price is great today!
Feb 14 2018 at 2:12am Copy Link
alireza User Hi ABBYY iAm
Does your app support the Persian language?
Feb 14 2018 at 10:10am Copy Link
Jim Buchanan I really like what I see and am reading but apparently, our dollar has fallen to the point that $6.99 USD turns out to be $21.01 Canadian. So there goes a nice deal. I hope others can take advantage of it and do take advantage.
Feb 14 2018 at 10:10am Copy Link
Mustang Really frustrating when questions go unanswered, so will look elsewhere.
Feb 14 2018 at 10:12am Copy Link
Jim Buchanan Well, I made a post about 2 hours ago and it's not there. I wonder what I said wrong???? Oh well, I couldn't afford the exchange rate anyway. It is a good deal though.
Feb 14 2018 at 11:32am Copy Link
Joe M Mustang. I agree with you. I asked 2 question yesterday and have not received an answer.

This is a great program by the way.
Feb 14 2018 at 11:32am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Jim Buchanan, Please notice the phrase under the comment field at the bottom of this page (under the Post button). The phrase is:
"Please note that all comments for this promotion will be screened before posting. It's nothing personal, just a step we have to take because of a few bad apples last time around."

Also, at times it takes a while until we review the comments.
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 14 2018 at 11:38am Copy Link
ABBYY We don't have any plans regarding a new version that we can share at the moment, but if ABBYY does release a new version you can upgrade with a 40% off discount.
ABBYY - Feb 14 2018 at 11:50am Copy Link
R W Deal is for Screenshot Reader.
Video is for Finereader.
I'm out.
Feb 14 2018 at 1:43pm Copy Link
Andy Gooch I bought it but I get the following installation error.
A sharing violation occurred while accessing C:\Users\ANDYTR~1\AppData\Local\TempNAbbyyMsiLog.txt.
Feb 14 2018 at 3:44pm Copy Link
Jym Ferril I ran the installer under Windows 7, and it appeared as though the program installed properly. The program, however, does not appear under "Start-Programs". How do I start the program?
Feb 15 2018 at 2:25am Copy Link
Steven Avery Finereader includes Screenshot reader. However, the features of Screenshot reader along are truly incredible. The OCR is powerful and very easy to use. The screen pictures are great for clipboard pasting into my emails and word processing documents, they also have save to file. (I also use WinSnap for that.)

Remember, if it is tiny print being OCR'd, you can first increase the size of the font like in google books. The results will improve, occasionally the biggest problem is the tendency that an e might come out as a c. However, that is with the 1700s-1800s books that I often do OCR.

Occasionally, if you end up loading on a few puters and laptops I think you can max out the license. At $7, I keep an extra license or two floating around. Also if my license is for an earlier version, I keep the install around. The simplest though is simply to be at the current version, taking advantage of the $7 super-special. Version changes takes a year or two .

Occasionally you might have to restart the service, reboot, check a msg online. All that is quite rare and you can stay on top. Once or twice I emailed Abbyy and got excellent support.

Suggestion: It would be nice if Abbyy had a support station where you could sign in and see what you have and download to match. A few companies have that.

This is pretty much my #1 research Windows utility. Get it when on sale. Get two if you have many puters and know the program.

Feb 15 2018 at 2:26am Copy Link

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