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gImageReader is a simple application for optical character Recognition (OCR) (GUI Tesseract). Free and open source program


  • Multi-language recognition support;
  • UTF-8 support is available;
  • Image support for text recognition formats: jpeg, png, tiff, gif, pnm, pcx, BMP;
  • It is possible to increase the brightness and contrast of the image, change the angle of inclination;
  • You can recognize all the text in the image, as well as the selected area;
  • gImageReader allows you to edit text content;
  • It is possible to perform a spell check;
  • The recognized text is saved in a TXT file;
  • Getting an image directly from the scanner;
  • Support for PDF electronic document format. Ability to select individual pages and a range of pages for recognition;
  • Import PDF documents and images from disk, scanning devices, clipboard and screenshots;
  • Process multiple images and documents in one go;
  • Manual or automatic recognition area definition;
  • Recognize to plain text or to hOCR documents;
  • Recognized text displayed directly next to the image;
  • Post-process the recognized text, including spellchecking;
  • Generate PDF/ODT documents from hOCR documents.

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The software gImageReader is available for installation on Linux and Windows.

Installation methodOS
PPAUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
FlatpakUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via PPA repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sandromani/gimagereader
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gImageReader

Install Software via Flatpak package

flatpak install flathub io.github.manisandro.gImageReader

Install Software via EXE package on Windows

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:3.3.0
Developer:Sandro Mani
Programming language:Python
License:GPL v3

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