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ABBYY Screenshot Reader

Create your own "snapshots" of images and texts from opened documents, file menus, Web pages, presentations, or PDF files with just several clicks.

ABBYY Screenshot Reader creates copies of images which you can easily cut and paste from your clipboard to Microsoft® Word, Excel®, PowerPoint® or graphic files. 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.

ABBYY Screenshot ReaderCapture Image Screenshots

  • Capture a part of the screen and save or share
  • Send a screenshot of an error message
  • Insert a screen image in a presentation, report etc
  • Use screenshots to compile instructions and guides

Turn Screenshots into Editable Texts

  • Insert information into a report
  • Easily print driving directions
  • Save lists from a website into an Excel file
  • Cut out a piece of text from a graphic file

Capture Two Types of Screenshots – Image and Text

Traditional screenshot capture programs take a picture of a program window or selected area of a user's computer desktop. With ABBYY Screenshot Reader you can decide whether to take the traditional 'Image Screenshots' of your desktop application, Web site, presentation, or area of a document, or you can turn the text in graphics files into editable text and create 'Text Screenshots'.

Image Screenshots

Easily create screenshots and save them as images, that you can share with your friends or use in presentations, training materials and various other documents. You can capture only selected area on the screen, a complete window (print screen) or your entire desktop. Advanced function Timed Screen will even let you take a screenshot with 5 seconds delay so you have the possibility to 'prepare' the screen - for example open up according menus if making documentation for a software.

Text Screenshots

If you want to grab some text from an image file, Web site, presentation, or PDF you can quickly turn text areas into truly editable text that you can paste directly into an open application, edit or save as Microsoft® Word or Excel® documents. Screenshot Reader will convert the image of the screenshot into text.

Easy to Use with Practical Tools

Taking screenshots is an easy task with our set of practical tools. The program's main screen allows to choose an area for the screenshot and an output format. Screenshot reader can be set up to launch automatically at each start up and will be always by your hand.

Variety of saving formats

Screenshots can be used for different tasks and you might need them in different saving formats. ABBYY Screenshot Reader lets you save Image Screenshots in JPEG, Bitmap or PNG formats. Text Screenshot can be saved as editable texts in .RTF, .TXT, .DOC or .XLS formats.

Benefit from ABBYY OCR technology

Screenshot Reader is powered by award winning ABBYY OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology which has been developed over the last 20 years. This technology is included in professional OCR and PDF conversion solutions like ABBYY FineReader that turns paper documents and images into editable electronic formats with superior accuracy and layout retention.