Image to text conversion - Free OCR Website


#1

http://www.onlineocr.net/

Free website (15 per hour as guest) lets you upload a jpg, pdf, or other supported image format and the OCR whosemwhatsits convert the image the image to text. My few tests have all had 100% accuracy and it handles uneven lighting pretty well. Thought I’d share.


#2

Omigoooosh thaannk youu~!!!
This will be so useful for manga and video games.

Just the other day I spent almost an hour trying to figure out what 溢 was, since I was reading it off a PSP screen. I had an extremely hard time figuring out what radicals were used. This will save me so much time and heart-ache! :,D Hurraaah!! 



#3

I have had issues with this one before. Mostly in it not believing characters exist rather than getting them wrong. I usually use: http://kanjitomo.net/


#4

0/10
could not pull correct text off my hentai


#5
Syphus said... I have had issues with this one before. Mostly in it not believing characters exist rather than getting them wrong. I usually use: http://kanjitomo.net/
 +1

This is what I use and have had the most success with

#6

mac gets no love.


#7
kendrakaylene said... mac gets no love.
 Actually, mac does get some love this time. The program (KanjiTomo) is written in Java and it includes a launch.sh file so you can run it on mac. I'm using it right now on my MacBook.

#8
DanDan said...
kendrakaylene said... mac gets no love.
 Actually, mac does get some love this time. The program (KanjiTomo) is written in Java and it includes a launch.sh file so you can run it on mac. I'm using it right now on my MacBook.
 Since when do you need a launch script for a java program? Can't you just run the .jar directly?

#9

I’ve tried this amongst a couple others, and frankly, they’re all hit and miss. Kanji can very often be misinterpreted as other kanji or split into multiple characters. As for KanjiTomo, it was absurdly inaccurate, slow and annoying for me on Windows. I wonder if I’d have any better luck with the $100+ paid alternatives, for example from PDF viewers. But regardless, it’s not worth my effort the majority of the time and it isn’t a high priority for me.


#10
meneldal said... Since when do you need a launch script for a java program? Can't you just run the .jar directly?
 Well I'm no expert, but when I tried to just use the .jar it didn't do anything. I think the launch script is needed at least the first time you run it for some set up stuff or something.