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Reading Text from image

by venkatesan_G02 (Sexton)
on Oct 06, 2009 at 14:17 UTC ( [id://799489]=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

venkatesan_G02 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi All,

I have a image file with some text in it. I need to read the text from that image file. Could anyone suggest some way or module to achieve this?


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Re: Reading Text from image
by marto (Cardinal) on Oct 06, 2009 at 14:27 UTC
      Thanks for pointing out to a particular module. But i am not able to install this module both via cpan and nmake. Is there any special means to install it?

        Maybe the README file has some hints for you?


        You will need tesseract and ImageMagick installed on your system.
        This package runs on Unix/Linux type OS.

        The Makefile.PL will check that you have tesseract installed.

        SEE ALSO

Re: Reading Text from image
by Joost (Canon) on Oct 06, 2009 at 14:22 UTC
Re: Reading Text from image
by hangon (Deacon) on Oct 06, 2009 at 17:43 UTC

    If your text is not in the displayed image, but embedded in the file, OCR will not help you. In this case look at Image::ExifTool.

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