New ABBYY FineReader 12 Greatly Speeds Up Recognition and Quotation of Text from Scans and Photos

Moscow, Russian Federation (February 11, 2014)

Innovative Background OCR and Optimized Interface Enable Users to Instantly Open Document of Any Length and Quickly Recognize Any Area on It

ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies and services, today announced FineReader 12, the newest version of its award-winning Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and document conversion software application. FineReader 12 delivers enhanced performance for many processes and functions, including faster document conversion, the ability to quickly open documents of any length while OCR processing runs in the background, and instant recognition of a text or table area selected on the page. In addition, FineReader 12 offers enhanced accuracy for OCR on business documents and with Asian languages, as well as new image enhancement tools helping users to produce digital copies of documents with even higher visual quality than the originals.


“Serving as a bridge between paper and digital documents, OCR software is one of the essential tools to build an efficient working environment,” commented Ivan Bodyagin, director of the FineReader Desktop Products Department at ABBYY. “FineReader 12 was designed to provide a truly convenient way of digitizing paper documents and working with the content — editing and quoting text, copying and reusing data, and adapting them for searchable archives.” 


FineReader 12 delivers intuitive tools for scanning documents and converting images of documents into editable and searchable electronic formats such as Microsoft® Word, Excel®, PDF, TXT, popular e-book formats and more. ABBYY’s OCR technology delivers outstanding quality when “reading” printed text on documents in any of the 190 supported languages and their combinations. With its unique ABBYY Adaptive Document Recognition Technology (ABBYY ADRT®), FineReader “understands” a document’s logical structure, re-creating even large, complex documents with their native formatting attributes (e.g. headers, footers, page numbering, table of contents, etc.) across all pages. FineReader 12 offers a number of powerful improvements, they include:



ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional is available immediately through various online stores, selected retail outlets and resellers worldwide. ABBYY FineReader 12 Corporate, designed to meet the needs of mid-to-large businesses and organizations, will become available later in 2014. For detailed product information, or to download a free trial version of the application, visit: .


*According to internal ABBYY testing. Accuracy and formatting results can vary depending on factors such as document quality and scanner settings.