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Microsoft Document Imaging Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Microsoft Office Document Imaging for Windows and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is NAPS2, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Microsoft Office Document Imaging and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Microsoft Office Document Imaging are Adobe Acrobat DC, Tesseract, ABBYY FineReader PDF and FreeOCR.

Microsoft Office Document Imaging alternatives are mainly Document Scanners but may also be PDF Editors or PDF Readers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Microsoft Office Document Imaging.
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  1. NAPS2 icon

    NAPS2

    42 alternatives to NAPS2 

    NAPS2 is a document scanning application with a focus on simplicity and ease of use.

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    1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    2.  PortableNAPS2 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Command line interfaceNAPS2 either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    Discontinued

    No release since 2019-07-27, see https://github.com/cyanfish/naps2/releases

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  2. Adobe Acrobat DC icon

    Adobe Acrobat DC

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    272 alternatives to Adobe Acrobat DC 

    Make your job easier with Adobe Acrobat DC, the trusted PDF creator. Use Acrobat to convert, edit, and sign PDF files at your desk or on the go.

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    1.  Fill PDF FormsAdobe Acrobat DC supports forms in PDF files.
    2.  PDF annotationAdobe Acrobat DC support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    4.  Sign PDF filesAdobe Acrobat DC support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    5.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    6.  Split PDF filesAdobe Acrobat DC can split PDF files into multiple documents.
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    Tesseract

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    62 alternatives to Tesseract 

    Tesseract.js is a javascript library that gets words in almost any language out of images.

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    1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    • ABBYY FineReader PDF icon

      ABBYY FineReader PDF

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      76 alternatives to ABBYY FineReader PDF 

      ABBYY FineReader PDF is an OCR software that provides unmatched text recognition accuracy and conversion capabilities, virtually eliminating retyping and reformatting of documents. Up to 190 languages are supported for text recognition.

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      1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
      2.  PDF annotationABBYY FineReader PDF support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
      3.  LightweightABBYY FineReader PDF consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
      4.  Sign PDF filesABBYY FineReader PDF support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
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    • FreeOCR icon

      FreeOCR

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      69 alternatives to FreeOCR 

      FreeOCR is a scan & OCR program including the Tesseract free ocr engine, also known as a Tesseract GUI. It includes a Windows installer, and it is very simple to use.

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      1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
      Discontinued

      For 7 years the app has no updates. Latest release: March 2015 v5.4

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    • dpScreenOCR icon

      dpScreenOCR

      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      29 alternatives to dpScreenOCR 

      Program to recognize text on screen.

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      1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
      2.  LightweightdpScreenOCR consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    • CopyFish icon

      CopyFish

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Microsoft Edge
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
      66 alternatives to CopyFish 

      Copy, paste and translate text from any image, video or PDF.

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      1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
      Copy text from images, PDF and Youtube videos
      Copy (OCR) text from any app on your desktop (Windows, Mac and Linux)
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      Readiris

      • Mac
      • Windows
      36 alternatives to Readiris 

      PDF and OCR publishing software (optical character recognition) for MAC & WINDOWS. Do you dream of an intelligent PDF and OCR solution to intuitively manage your documents? You've found it.

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      1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    • Easy Screen OCR icon

      Easy Screen OCR

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      99 alternatives to Easy Screen OCR 

      You can use Easy Screen OCR to capture a snapshot and start OCR process. this program will detect the text from the image and start OCR process immediately. You can extract the text to copy and paste in seconds.

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    • PaperScan icon

      PaperScan

      • Windows
      • Linux
      26 alternatives to PaperScan 

      PaperScan Scanner Software is a powerful TWAIN and WIA scanning application with an OCR engine centered on one idea: making document acquisition an unparalleled easy task for anyone.

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      1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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