In the Image Editor, the active page of the current ABBYY
FineReader document is displayed on the left and the image editing
tools are shown on the right.
An overview of the image editing tools:
Deskew corrects image skew.
Photo Correction straightens text lines, removes
motion blur, and reduces noise.
Correct Trapezium Distortions corrects perspective
When you select this tool, a frame with grid lines is superimposed
on the image. Drag and drop the corners of the frame to position
them in the corners of the page image. Make sure that the
horizontal grid lines run parallel to the lines of text. Then click
Correct This Image.
Rotate & Flip rotates the image and flips it
left to right or right to left so that the text appears in the
normal reading position (i.e. lines are horizontal and are printed
left to right).
Split splits the image (e.g. facing pages) into
Crop is used to crop the unneeded edges of an
Invert enables standard inversion of document
colors (dark text against light background).
Image Resolution changes image resolution.
Brightness & Contrast allows you to select the
optimal brightness and contrast values to improve image
Levels allows you to adjust the tonal values of the
image by selecting the levels for shadows, highlights, and midtones
on a histogram.
To increase image contrast, move the right and left sliders on the
input levels histogram. The tone corresponding to the position of
the left slider will be assumed to be the blackest part of the
image, and the tone corresponding to the position of the right
slider will be assumed to be the whitest part of the image. The
remaining levels between the sliders will be distributed between
level 0 and level 255. Moving the central slider to the right or to
the left will make the image darker or brighter respectively.
To decrease image contrast, adjust the sliders for the output
Eraser erases a part of the image.
Click the button of the tool you want to use. Most of the tools can
be applied either to all of the pages or only to the selected
pages. The pages to edit can be specified using the
Selection drop-down list of the tool or selected in the
Once you are finished editing the image, click Exit Image