Pytesseract or Python-tesseract is an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) tool for Python. It will read and recognize the text in images, license plates etc. Python-tesseract is actually a wrapper class or a package for Google’s Tesseract-OCR Engine. It is also useful and regarded as a stand-alone invocation script to tesseract, as it can easily read all image types supported by the Pillow and Leptonica imaging libraries, which mainly includes –
- tiff etc
Also additionally, if it is used as a script, Python-tesseract will also print the recognized text instead of writing it to a file. Python-tesseract can be installed using pip as shown below –
pip install pytesseract
If you are using Anaconda Cloud, Python-tesseract can be installed as shown below:-
conda install -c conda-forge/label/cf202003 pytesseract
conda install -c conda-forge pytesseract
Note: tesseract should be installed in the system before running the below script.
Below is the implementation.
Execute the command below to view the Output
python ocr.py --image ocr.png
In addition to Output, we will see the Confidence Level and the Text In Command Prompt as shown below –
Confidence: 93 Text: I Confidence: 93 Text: LOVE Confidence: 91 Text: TESSERACT
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