How To Install gImageReader 3.1 On Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know gImageReader is an open source tool for OCR (optical character recognition) scanning, available on both Linux and Windows, enabling the users to scan JPEG, PNG, TIFF, GIFF or PDF files or files directly imported from the scanner, and recognize the characters.

The latest version available is gImageReader 3.1, which has been released today, coming with the below changes:

  • Add option to draw whitespace
  • Allow searching and replacing only in selected portion of output text
  • Add “preserve paragraphs” postprocessing option
  • Allow to open files via drag and drop
  • Improve rendering of certain PDF files with the Qt interface
  • Allow saving scans in other formats than png
  • Handful of bugs fixed

how to install gImageReader 3.1 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2

In this article I will show you how to install gImageReader 3.1 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing gImageReader 3.1 on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the gimagereader packages. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sandromani/gimagereader
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install gimagereader tesseract-ocr tesseract-ocr-eng

Optional, to gImagereader and the other installed packages, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove gimagereader

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