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Read the contents from an Image/Picture

Hello,

I have an image/picture contains text.  Is there anyway to read the contents from an image/picture???

Any help is greatly appreciated

Thanks in advance

Regards
-Venkitta
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benvargCommented:
There are many softwares awailables for this purpose.  They are called OCR (Optical Character Resolution) softwares.  I don't know if there are any free softwares.  You may have to pay for most of them.  (That you can find out from the internet).  Some of the softwares available are : ScanSoft, Prizm Plug-in 4 With OCR 4.0 (http://www.tmssequoia.com/) etc.  There are many more.
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venkittaAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot.  

Regards....Venkitta
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venkittaAuthor Commented:
Hello,

I should elborate my question.  OCR works only if the image contains text.

But my requirement is that, I have an image file(I saved the html page as an image) and try to read the text from the image.  

Any help is most appreciated

-Venkitta
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venkittaAuthor Commented:
Hello,

I should elborate my question.  OCR works only if the image contains text.

But my requirement is that, I have an image file(I saved the html page as an image) and try to read the text from the image.  

Any help is most appreciated

-Venkitta
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venkittaAuthor Commented:
Hello,

I should elborate my question.  OCR works only if the image contains text.

But my requirement is that, I have an image file(I saved the html page as an image) and try to read the text from the image.  

Any help is most appreciated

-Venkitta
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venkittaAuthor Commented:
Hello,

I should elaborate my question.

I have an image file (save a web browser page as an image) contains various controls and text.

I need to read the text from the image.

Any help is mostly appreciated

-Venkitta
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benvargCommented:
Hi Venkitta,

Don't refresh the page.  Click on the " Reload This Question" link on the Top Left of the page. Otherwise your question will be repeated.

Also, still I'm not clear abt your requirement. "Reading Text from image ..........."
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venkittaAuthor Commented:
Sorry for any inconvenience.  Thanks for educating me.

I repeat my requirement.

I have saved my timesheet page (web page) as an image.  I need to read the text like project code, task code etc.

Hope I'm clear

-Venkitta

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benvargCommented:
That is why I said you can use an OCR software. If it is a one time requirement; I don't think you need to go for an OCR.

Some OCRs can read forms as it is.  In some OCRs, you can define zones (one zone for each field you want to read - for example : task code) with the x & y co-ordinates, height and width (it is a troublesome job).   Some OCRs have better methods
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venkittaAuthor Commented:
Thanks.  I'll be using the OCR for multiple times.  

Appreciate all your help

-Venkitta
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