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 2.93, which has been recently released, coming with a feature that allows the users to scan scanning only certain parts of images and export the text, or choose more than one language, for recognition. For more information about this release, see the changelog.
In this article I will show you how to install gImageReader 2.93 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Isis and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
Because it is available via PPA, installing gImageReader 2.93 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and Pinguy OS 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
You can also disable the PPA and restore all the packages updated via it to the version from the official repositories:
$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:sandromani/gimagereader