ABBYY FineReader Engine 11 for Windows - Release 5
Parallel multi-page image opening
Now ABBYY FineReader Engine can distribute opening of multi-page documents to CPU cores. New functionality brings up to 2 times speed-up for image opening step in 2 and 4 core configurations.
Exporting to ALTO up to version 3.0
Now it is possible to export OCR data into ALTO format according to the following ALTO standard versions: 2.0, 2.1, 3.0.
Ability to save memory - by disposing information about coordinates on the original image
If there is no need to keep the information about pixel coordinates on the original image, storage of this information can be turned off thus saving storage and memory space.
Crop function for greyscale and black & white images
The 'Crop' function supports greyscale and black & white images. (In the past, this function could be used only for color images.)
New Java wrapper functions for loading Engine
Java wrapper contains new Engine loading functions, which are capable to throw exceptions instead of logging them.
Enhanced algorithm for detection of paper size
The FineReader Engine is able to detect paper boundaries on a scan automatically. To prevent mistakes when a large picture would be mistaken for a dark background, the host application may now advise the FineReader Engine to limit the scanning shadow detector.
Improved visual quality of exported PDFs with MRC compression
All predefined MRC modes (MinSize, MaxQuality, Balanced, MaxSpeed) have been improved in regard to visual quality.
New method for obtaining recognized word region
With help of a new property for obtaining region of the recognized word, a word-bounding region can be easily obtained and can be used, for example for highlighting the word in the GUI.
WIA 2.0 support
Starting from the release 5 FineReader Engine is capable to work with scanners supporting WIA interface of the version 2.0. This is the most recent version of WIA interface standard gradually substituting the previous one.