PC Requirements

Operating System

  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista® / XP
  • Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 / 2012 R2 / 2008 / 2008 R2 / 2003
  • For working with localized interfaces corresponding language support is required


  • PC with 1 GHz or higher
  • 1024 MB RAM
  • In a multiprocessor system, an additional 512 MB of RAM is required for each additional processor core
  • 850 MB of hard disk space for typical program installation and 850 MB free space for optimal program operation
  • Video card with 1280x1024 resolution or higher
  • An Internet connection is required to activate your serial number. Some FineReader 12 versions support activation by phone in addition to activation by internet. Connection charges for telephone or Internet may apply.

Terminal Server Support (Corporate version only)

Other Equipment

Scanners & MFPs

  • FineReader supports TWAIN- and WIA-compatible scanners, multi-function peripherals (MFPs) and all-in-one devices. You can find such scanners among the popular models offered by:
Avision Kodak Plustek
Brother Lexmark Ricoh
Canon Microtek Visioneer
Epson Mustek VuPoint
Fujitsu OKI Xerox
HP Panasonic  

and others*

Digital Cameras

  • Recommended Requirements for Digital Cameras:
    - 5 megapixel sensor (minimum – 2 megapixel)
    - Flash disable feature
    - Manual aperture control or aperture priority mode
    - Manual focusing
    - An anti-shake system or the use of a tripod is recommended
    - Optical zoom

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