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    Open Source Microsoft Lens Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Microsoft Lens is GImageReader. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Microsoft Lens and 12 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Microsoft Lens are OpenScan (Free, Open Source), Open Note Scanner (Free, Open Source), Crow Translate (Free, Open Source) and Capture2text (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 5, 2022
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    Microsoft Lens trims, enhances, and makes pictures of whiteboards and docs readable. You can use Office Lens to convert...
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      gImageReader is a simple Gtk/Qt front-end to the Tesseract OCR Engine.
      This alternative is disputed. GImageReader is still a legitimate alternative to Microsoft Lens, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    1. OpenScan is an open source app that enables users to scan hardcopies of documents or notes and convert it to PDF or JPEG files. Its motto is "No ads. No data collection. We respect your privacy.".
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    2. This little application provides a way on scanning handwritten notes and printed documents.
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      This alternative is disputed. Open Note Scanner is still a legitimate alternative to Microsoft Lens, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Doesn't crash, easy install, easy to use, free, no ads.
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    3. Crow Translate is a simple and lightweight translator programmed in C++ / Qt that allows to translate and speak text using Google, Yandex and Bing translate API.
    4. Capture2Text enables users to quickly OCR a portion of the screen using a keyboard shortcut.


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      Program to recognize text on screen.
    5. OCR powered screen-capture tool to capture information instead of images.
    6. The app that allows scanning and organizing documents. Including export in PDF and sharing with others. Completely free.
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    7. Convert your phone into a mobile text scanner.
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      SikuliX automates anything you see on the screen of your desktop computer running Windows, Mac or some Linux/Unix. It uses image recognition powered by OpenCV to identify GUI components.
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