Posts Tagged ‘OCR’

Project Naptha Text on Image Recognitation Technology Comes to Firefox

Friday, September 26th, 2014

The ability to recognize text in images certainly has come a long way since the old OCR technology of the 2000’s.

Project Naptha is without doubt one of the coolest extensions for the Google Chrome web browser. It enables you to select text on images to copy it to the clipboard. That’s great if you need access to that text, for instance to paste it in an email or a social media website, or to edit it in a text editor. While it is possible to copy the text manually, it may take quite some time depending on the length of the text.

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Project Naptha Makes Text on Images Selectable in Chrome

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

This sounds like an interesting and useful development … although the accuracy of OCR programs has never really been all that impressive.

While you can select any text on any website using the mouse or other input methods, you cannot really do that if the text is displayed as an image. That’s a problem if you want to copy it, run a search using it, translate it, or use it as a quote in an article that you are writing. I have always helped myself up until now by copying the text manually which certainly is not the best option in this regard.

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