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Author Topic: ABBYY Screenshot Reader 4Free  (Read 3624 times)

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ABBYY Screenshot Reader 4Free
« on: March 18, 2010, 05:55:46 PM »
Hi Mouser and friends!

This ABBYY promotion could be interesting for some of you.

 
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  More than just a simple screenshot maker, you can use Screenshot Reader to select and copy pieces of text from images, flash files, PDFs, and other image-based files, and convert them into true text which you can edit or insert into another document.

Features

    OCR of text in any section of the computer screen.
    OCR of tables in any section of the screen.
    Creating screenshots of any section of the screen.
    Saving OCR results to a file, copying them to the Clipboard or sending them to another application.

    ABBYY Screenshot Reader has a straightforward and intuitive interface, which means that you do not need any specialist knowledge to be able to make screenshots and recognize text in them. Simply open any window of any application and select the section of the computer screen which you wish to “photograph.”


Promotion details on 4Free

http://for-free-on-i...version-e-995-4free/

Enjoy,

Marc
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Re: ABBYY Screenshot Reader 4Free
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2010, 10:33:17 PM »
Hi Folks,

Your article is very helpful with the pictures.  Hope you do not mind if I simply suggest folks try the program and buy it, for about $10. If you need text from google books and windows pop-ups and this and that, quickly, quite accurately in most cases ... and no muss, no fuss, this is the best $10 investment possible.  Or if you get it free, fine, especially if you are Croation :) .  Personally, I want Abbyy to know how much this product is appreciated. I even wrote with a support question or two and got a timely and accurate response.

Shalom,
Steven Avery
« Last Edit: March 18, 2010, 10:36:15 PM by Steven Avery »

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Re: ABBYY Screenshot Reader 4Free
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2010, 07:26:20 AM »
Thank you Marc for sharing.
From time to time, every once a year or two, i can need such tool.  :Thmbsup:

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Re: ABBYY Screenshot Reader 4Free
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2010, 04:22:44 PM »
Thanks for the promotion. I have rather cynical question to ask. Is there any adware-toolbarware-bloatware embeded in the installer at all?


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Re: ABBYY Screenshot Reader 4Free
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2010, 06:03:54 PM »
Is there any adware-toolbarware-bloatware embeded in the installer at all?,
I don't think so.  It wants to call home occasionally.  I wondered why it kept starting with Windows, until I realised I hadn't unchecked "Start with Windows" during installation, see my embarassment in the thread Screenshot tool with built-in OCR?

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Re: ABBYY Screenshot Reader 4Free
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2010, 05:51:45 AM »
Hi Folks,

This program starts a service that is an ABByy licensing service.  I ran into a little difficulty when one of my security programs apparently disabled the service (it is possible, albeit unlikely, that I clicked wrong .. the service is appropriately named .. so I trying to find out how).  When the service cannot go through .. it uses a Windows RPC .. Remote Program Call .. service .. as well, the program will not start, although it gives you an informative box as to what happened.    The fact that you have the serial # does not help.

I ended up having to do an uninstall (I did not try an install over) and reinstall, twice so far.

The ABByy people were responsive to my problem, answering in some hours, explaining the two services involved.  

Shalom,
Steven Avery

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Re: ABBYY Screenshot Reader 4Free
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2010, 06:39:07 AM »
This makes it a no-no for me. I really don't like the idea of programs that disable themselves if they can't phone home. Too much scope for things going wrong.

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Re: ABBYY Screenshot Reader 4Free
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2010, 08:02:51 AM »
Hi Folks,

This makes it a no-no for me. I really don't like the idea of programs that disable themselves if they can't phone home. Too much scope for things going wrong.

And I am going to point ABByy to this thread to read.  I agree it is too aggressive, however the program is too excellent for me to make it a deal-breaker at this time.  I'll let you know any company response of note.

Shalom,
Steven

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Re: ABBYY Screenshot Reader 4Free
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2010, 02:56:37 PM »
This makes it a no-no for me. I really don't like the idea of programs that disable themselves if they can't phone home.
I used to use JOCR when I was at work.  JOCR is freeware but depends on Microsoft Office components.  I don't have a licensed copy of Microsoft Office at home, so bought a license for ABBYY because it's free-standing.  I'd have hesitated if I'd known about this bad behaviour :(

Warning: Web of Trust (WOT) gives the JOCR site a poor reputation.

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Re: ABBYY Screenshot Reader 4Free
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2010, 09:14:55 PM »
Is the WOT scorecard for JOCR or for the hosting service site, home.megapass.co.kr?

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Re: ABBYY Screenshot Reader 4Free
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2010, 12:10:40 PM »
Is the WOT scorecard for JOCR or for the hosting service site, home.megapass.co.kr?

I'm not very familiar with WOT - only recently installed it - but it looks like the rating is for the hosting service:

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This site has a poor reputation.
home.megapass.co.kr