By Aaron Lee
ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac allows you to easily edit, share, archive and search through your documents by turning them into popular electronic file formats, as well as copy and quote text from scans, PDFs and digital photos. By providing accurate text recognition, intelligent reconstruction of layout and formatting, and a straightforward interface, FineReader Pro for Mac offers a reliable alternative to manual retyping.
The tool provides tools for scanning documents and converting images of documents such as scans, photographs and PDFs into popular formats including DOCX, ODT, RTF, XSLX, searchable and protected PDF and PDF/A, PPTX, HTML, EPUB, and FB2. In addition, it allows users to process and recognize only selected areas on a document to quickly copy and quote information they need without having to process the entire document. FineReader Pro for Mac can also be effectively used to prepare documents for use by various text-to-speech utilities.
It’s based on ABBYY's award-winning OCR and document conversion technology that delivers up to 99.8% accuracy of character recognition. The software's Adaptive Document Recognition Technology (ADRT) re-creates document structure and formatting across multiple pages, including text size and font styles, tables, diagrams, columns, headers, footers, footnotes, table of contents, page numbers and other attributes commonly found in multi-page documents. When saving to PDF, the application identifies and reproduces the document's content outline bookmarks with live links for better navigating and reading.
Users can photograph documents for OCR and conversion by using their cameras and mobile devices as alternatives to common scanners. Depending on the image, FineReader Pro for Mac applies various image pre-processing options to correct possible distortions before recognition. With its Image Editor, you can also correct brightness and contrast, straighten curved text lines, correct trapezium distortions, reduce ISO noise, remove motion blur, split dual pages, crop images, and more.
FineReader Pro for Mac allows users to turn documents into searchable, compressed and protected PDF files. It can also create PDF outlines for fast navigation across a document, support tagged PDFs that are optimized for portable and screen reader devices, and export to the PDF/A format for long-term archiving.
What's more, FineReader Pro for Mac used to convert paper documents and images to formats supported by e-book readers, tablet PCs and smartphones, including the popular Electronic Publication (.ePub) and FictionBook (.fb2) formats.