HowTo: Simple Tesseract Usage Guide (OCR)

Install:

(Ubuntu 9.10)

sudo apt-get install tesseract-ocr tesseract-ocr-eng

Preparing Images for Tesseract with GIMP:

Load an image with text into GIMP Image > Mode > make the image RGB or Grayscale. Tools > Color Tools > Threshold > pick a value which best shows the text Image > Mode > Indexed > choose 1-bit & […]