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 Post subject: OCR for Record Labels
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:41 pm 
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Victor II
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As part of my work avoidance program..........

Has anyone had any success with automatically reading a record label into a computer. After a while typing becomes a bit boring. Though the upside is that you have some time to inspect the record

thx for any tips. My last attempt a year or so back was with a pen scanner, but it did not like curved gold lettering on red backgrounds...etc


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 Post subject: Re: OCR for Record Labels
PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:41 pm 
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Hrm. I haven’t tried this, but as you mentioned, the curved writing will probably be problematic. I’ll have to run a few of my scans through some OCR software and report back with the results.

Perhaps afterward I may have software recommendations for you or anyone else who might be interested.

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