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ok here is my problem

first i dont know its right topic are to ask this question or not .. but its sure i wld prefer PHP soln

i have images (genrally scanned  images of books ) in tiff or jpeg format...

wat i want to do it i want to read the words in image and save those in txt file ?

possible ?

i have chcked ABBY fine reader it works but its not good if i have images in bulk .

Thanks in advance

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that's quite a complex thing to do and i doubt there would be any php extensions which could do this. the only option i can think of is using php to automatically run each image through finereader. you'd have to install it on the server and then run the program using the exec function. i don't know enough to tell you how to pass the filename to the program, might be possible through a flag after the program name, but still, this isn't a particularly easy thing to do

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Hi lokeshv,

I like ABBYY find reader too.  But I don't think it has a command line interface.  You might need to buy this OCR Shop instead (http://www.vividata.com/ocrshop.html).  Then you can just call system() function in php and feed image files into the command line interface of the OCR software and get txt files saved.

Cheers!
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You could give GOCR a try, It's open source, so too, so you might be able to use it to make a PHP Extension! I would however recommend that you do as lozloz suggests, and use exec( or system, or backticks, or any other shell execution commands)

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