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Character-Recognition in screenshots





Da Rossa
It seems that some software like Adobe Acrobat 7 can recognize the letters in a scanned documment, but what I'm seeking is something even simpler. Does anybody here know a software, free or not, that allows the user to recognize the text in an image and paste into a notepad?
Thank you!
orno
lookie here: http://tinyurl.com/ofepe

dunno if any of them are free but you can try in any case

or just google for free OCR software
(OCR = optical character recognition)

post back if u find anything good
Da Rossa
Couldn't search deeply yet, but these are the first results:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Applications/Q_20405038.html

http://www.digitalriver.com/v2.0-img/operations/scansoft/site/html/omnipage/omnipage_pro15_pp_promo.html

http://www.download.com/3120-20_4-0.html?tg=dl-20&tag=srch&qt=OCR&

I'll be back later.
ganesh
I have tried so many OCR softwares, but one of them wins hands-down, both feature and OCR quality wise!

It is Abbyy's FineReader Pro Version 8.

The OCR quality is mind-blowing, and best of all, it supports command-line mode too! So, in case, you want to OCR some text and pass it on to some other application for processing without manual intervention, this is the tool to use. The command line mode allows recognized text to be sent to the clipboard, and after that it is just a matter of some small scripting, probably in Perl or a scripting language of your choice, to use clipboard contents in another application!

If you think the text in the file is readable, but OCR quality is not good, just increase the image resolution to a higher value, probably from 72 or 96 dpi to 300 or 600 dpi.

Edit: I forgot to mention that a 15-day evaluation version is available for download from the Abbyy site: http://www.abbyy.com/
mikelilin
ganesh wrote:
I have tried so many online OCR softwares, but one of them wins hands-down, both feature and OCR quality wise!

It is Abbyy's FineReader Pro Version 8.

The OCR quality is mind-blowing, and best of all, it supports command-line mode too! So, in case, you want to OCR some text and pass it on to some other application for processing without manual intervention, this is the tool to use. The command line mode allows recognized text to be sent to the clipboard, and after that it is just a matter of some small scripting, probably in Perl or a scripting language of your choice, to use clipboard contents in another application!

If you think the text in the file is readable, but OCR quality is not good, just increase the image resolution to a higher value, probably from 72 or 96 dpi to 300 or 600 dpi.



I agree, Abbyy is easy to use, but not free.
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