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Microsoft Lens Alternatives for Linux

Microsoft Lens is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is GImageReader, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Microsoft Lens and six of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Microsoft Lens are Crow Translate, dpScreenOCR, PaperScan and NormCap.

Microsoft Lens alternatives are mainly Document Scanners but may also be Screenshot Capture Tools or Translators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Microsoft Lens.
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    GImageReader

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    59 alternatives to GImageReader 

    gImageReader is a simple Gtk/Qt front-end to the Tesseract OCR Engine.

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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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    This alternative is disputed. GImageReader is still a legitimate alternative to Microsoft Lens, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    Crow Translate

    • Windows
    • Linux
    47 alternatives to Crow Translate 

    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.

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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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    dpScreenOCR

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    30 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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    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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    NormCap

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    40 alternatives to NormCap 

    OCR powered screen-capture tool to capture information instead of images.

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    1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    2.  Support for Multiple MonitorsNormCap supports the use of multiple displays.
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    SikuliX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    55 alternatives to SikuliX 

    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. This is handy in cases when there is no easy access to a GUI's internals or the source...

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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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