muguk Posted March 4, 2010 Share Posted March 4, 2010 I'm currently wading through individual pages of a scanned manual (an old Atari ST one for Hisoft 'C') which is 380+ pages long. Adobe Writer tried it's best to OCR it on the first pass but certain words kept coming up as unrecognised due to the bad scan/yellowed hue in the background. When I remove the yellow background, the OCR operation works a lot better. I'm using Paint.NET's fill option on the background (white) with 50% tolerance and it's working a treat but is there any way to automate this process? There are a few other manuals which could do with some prep work done on them too before I attempt to OCR those as well and they have the same yellowing background. Also, for the few pages that are a bad scan (I didn't do the original), how can I 'liven' up the text? My first attempt was using the colour replace function to replace the various shades of grey in the scan with a much darker one. Is there a plugin / option I can use to only sharpen up the text? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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