Excerpt: The Good Support for RTF, XLS, HTML, and searchable PDF. Simple, easy to user interface. Excellent recognition engine. Excellent results from Faxes and digital camera images. Good value for money. The Bad Requires scanner with TWAIN driver support. Performance with TIFF images lacking.
Pros: Support for RTF, XLS, HTML, and searchable PDF., Simple, easy to user interface., Excellent recognition engine., Excellent results from Faxes and digital camera images., Good value for money.
Cons: Requires scanner with TWAIN driver support., Performance with TIFF images lacking., More features in ABBY FineReader 10 Professional for Windows.
Excerpt: On our tests, FineReader 5.0 Pro did an outstanding job of preserving layout and formatting details with excellent accuracy. With the press release, the program got all the body text correct and also recognized superscripted text, as well as retained underlining, bold, and centered headlines...
Summary: As with OmniPage, you need to use OCR a lot -- particularly with such things as digital images -- to make the investment in ABBYY FineReader 9.0 worthwhile as an upgrade. However, accuracy in our tests was very good, even with distorted photographs.
Pros: Support for foreign languages, very good accuracy
Cons: Had some problems dealing with images, doesn't have that many features when compared with OmniPage