how to extract text from image in

Posted by Susmitha under Regular Expressions on 9/11/2009 | Views : 7566 | Status : [Member] | Replies : 1
in my application i have to retrieve one image from databse while displaying i have to extract the text on image in a textbox please help its urgent
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Posted by: RtpHarry on: 9/11/2009 [Member] [MVP] Bronze

Well I was going to say the OCR (Optical Character Recognition) that are referring to is a serious subject and you arent likely to get anything for free but it seems Jon Galloway is years ahead of me.

His 2006 post describes a few ocr solutions:

The most important bit is the last link of the article which links to something that will apparently let you automate Microsoft Office Document Imaging which is an OCR tool that comes with Office.

Unfortunately that link is now broken.

Fortunately! There are a bunch of ocr articles on code project:

ahh how we all love a happy ending :)

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