: I often need to copy a small chunk of text from an image or screen shot to use in a report. Is there an OCR application into which I can paste the chunk and have it turned into editable text?
Answer : With the purchase of ABBYY FineReader, you also get their Screenshot Reader. This tool allows you to draw a zone anywhere on the screen, converting that zone to text that can be pasted wherever you like. The screenshot reader is optimized to read screen captures accurately, since these have different resolution and colors than scanned documents. The screenshot reader also gives you the simple paste-and-OCR interface that can be used to quickly OCR small sections of an image file.
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