Gene E. Bloch
Good to know - thanks.I've just put FreeOCR to a rigorous test, and it passed with flying colours.
My all-in-one came with OCR, so I'm OK for now, but who knows what the
Good to know - thanks.
So when you do a screen capture on your Windows 7, do youEd said:
Here you go;Paul said:So when you do a screen capture on your Windows 7, do you
see clean, fringe free letters ? That makes a difference.
You should post a link to a picture of your source material,
just so we can see why it passed with flying colors.
That is an excellent bit of software Ed. I had just added six A4 pagesGene said:
What's interesting, is I do see fringes around the letters!Ed said:
It's interesting tracing down the history.mick said:That is an excellent bit of software Ed. I had just added six A4 pages
of text with a few small images to my website as .jpg files a couple of
days ago because I could not be bothered to re-type it all. I really
wanted just the text but without the white paper background. I
downloaded FreeOCR and it has allowed me to grab the text then
copy/paste it straight into the website on a transparent background ;-)
My HP scanner and OCR had made such a mess of reading the text that it
was not worth changing all the mistakes, so FreeOCR is a godsend, thanks
for the heads up Ed.
I meant, can't you highlight and copy at the point you're doing theMetspitzer said:On Mon, 12 Aug 2013 22:45:23 +0100, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
Highlight and copy is all I want to do. Is there a way to do that
with a jpg image?
It seems from what others have been saying is that (once you've got itWin7 defaults to Windows photo viewer. What should I be using?
I did a test, and you can see a "partial" result here.OCR. Got it.
Except that it would have perfect alignment. (Most modern OCR can handleI chose a couple ways to capture the web page. One was "Export to PDF",
which avoids ClearType and renders the web page into a PDF. That
gives a clean copy of the screen. I converted the PDF to an image, so
I could pretend that test file, came from a paper scanner.
Summary: Screen capture sucks as an information source, unless you're
very careful to turn off any screen anti-aliasing method.
I did not pass the PDF directly to my ancient OCR.J. P. Gilliver (John) said:(much like your "make PDF")
I've downloaded the Irfanview Kadmos OCR plugin, and tested it on thePaul said:What's interesting, is I do see fringes around the letters!
And it's not clear to me, what those fringes are for. It doesn't
look like ClearType. Almost like an attempt at a drop shadow.
And considering that, FreeOCR did do a good job. Probably better
than my ancient Paper Capture could manage.
My Paper Capture should have been able to capture "l" and "i"
letters, as they were pretty clean (solid enough black, to detect).
But it didn't.
Nope. I have two programs I use that do not allow you to highlightI meant, can't you highlight and copy at the point you're doing the
screen capture, rather than just doing a screen capture.
Maybe it's one of those OCRs that uses "context" to aid in the conversion.Ed said:
Your "working sentence" is (I believe) still way beyond IT to produce anPaul said:Maybe it's one of those OCRs that uses "context" to aid in the conversion.
Like, attempting to make a working sentence out of the words.
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