Editing Images Manually

ABBYY FineReader 10 offers automatic image preprocessing, which means that the program decides if any correction is needed and applies it to the image.

However, some images may require manual editing. For example, when only a part of an image needs to be recognized or if you need to process only some of the pages in a document.

To edit an image:

  1. Open the Edit Image dialog box (Page>Edit Page Image…).

    Edit Image Dialog Box

    The left-hand side of the dialog box displays the current page of the document opened in ABBYY FineReader, and the right-hand side contains image editing tools. The page navigation pane is at the bottom.
  2. An overview of editing tools:
    • Deskew corrects image skew.
    • Photo Correction straightens text lines, removes motion blur, and reduces noise.
    • Correct Trapezium Distortions corrects perspective distortions.
    • Rotate&Flip rotates the image to standard orientation (horizontally, left to right).
    • Split splits the image (e.g. facing pages) into separate units.
    • Crop is used to crop the unneeded edges of an image.
    • Invert enables standard inversion of document colors (dark text against light background).
    • Image Resolution changes image resolution.
    • Eraser erases a part of the image.
  3. Click the button of tool you want to use to perform the necessary adjustments. The left-hand side of the dialog box displays a preview of the results. Most of the tools can be applied to all of the pages in a document by checking the Apply to all images option.
  4. Once you have made all of the necessary adjustments, close the dialog box by clicking .