FreeOCR 4.2.2

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The interface of the program is well done, in order to satisfy all the users ' needs. At the top are the five menus and the five commonly used icons. There are two main panels. The left one shows the inserted document, from which we will extract the text. This document can be rotated if the original file orientation is not right. On the left side we can see the preview of the text, which was taken out. We can review and edit it, before sending it elsewhere. Between the two panels are situated the clear, save, copy, remove line breakers, export to and text options icons for quick access.

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Basic Operations

To see the software in action you can open a text document created in Notepad with different font sizes. Click on the Open icon and select the file. Then clear the content of the right panel with the red X. Then click on the OCR icon and choose Current page. Observe the result on the right. Next you can open a PDF file downloaded from the web or a scanned one. Make sure the orientation is correct and execute it. The third file type you can work with is JPG or GIF, which has text in it.


FreeOCR 4.2.2 is an irreplaceable assistant to everyone at home or the office. On the other hand it doesn't demonstrate consistent performance, which isn't a good thing.  


  • Simple to use
  • Multilingual support


  • Many times words are recognized wrong
Reviewed by: Ivo Rusev


Our security scan shows that FreeOCR is clean from viruses. The current version of FreeOCR has been scanned by our system, which contains 46 different anti-virus algorithms. That ensures that FreeOCR 4.2.2 is 100% safe for your computer.

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