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Capture2Text

#1 Post by I am Baas » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:17 am

Capture2Text enables language learners to do the following:

■ Optical Character Recognition (OCR) - Allows the user to quickly snapshot a small portion of the screen, OCR it and (by default) save the result to the clipboard.
■ Speech Recognition - Using speech recognition the user can speak into their microphone and Capture2Text will convert the speech to text. If the speech recognition technology is not 100% sure, Capture2Text will present the user with a list of the most likely transcriptions. The selected result will (by default) be copied to the clipboard.

http://capture2text.sourceforge.net/

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Dl @ https://sourceforge.net/projects/captur ... ture2Text/ (written in Autoit)

Settings: Application folder
Tested: Portable
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Re: Capture2Text

#2 Post by Midas » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:24 am

:idea: Great! A much needed improvement.

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Re: Capture2Text

#3 Post by guinness » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:48 am

I am Baas wrote:(written in Autoit)
I downloaded the application and all I could see is a couple AHK (AutoHotKey) files and a .c (C) source code file.

I got really excited that someone had pushed the boundaries with AutoIt :mrgreen: but it appears to be a wrapper for a couple of utilities, one of which is the very famous >> http://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/
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Re: Capture2Text

#4 Post by I am Baas » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:46 am

guinness wrote:
I am Baas wrote:(written in Autoit)
I downloaded the application and all I could see is a couple AHK (AutoHotKey) files and a .c (C) source code file.
Yup, you are correct. http://sourceforge.net/projects/capture2text/ mentions AutoIt for programming language. I did not bother to check the SourceCode folder. Feels kinda stupid now :oops: . Well, we know at least what gets guinness excited :P .
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Re: Capture2Text

#5 Post by guinness » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:21 pm

Well, we know at least what gets guinness excited
You've found my Kryptonite.

I don't blame you, just can't understand how the developer could get both languages mixed up like that, the syntax isn't even the same.
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Re: Capture2Text

#6 Post by Midas » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:58 pm

After summary testing, English results turned out abysmal... :cry:

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Re: Capture2Text

#7 Post by I am Baas » Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:10 pm

Capture2Text V2.0 (3-10-2012):
- Added the Preferences dialog. No more editing settings.ini by hand.
- The popup window is now multi-lined.
- Added option to preserve newline characters.
- Limited preview to 150 characters. A trailing "..." will appear if necassary.
- Added Speech Recognition Language option to right-click menu.
- Cleaned up the right-click menu.
- On the first run, inform user how to access the Preferences dialog.
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Re: Capture2Text

#8 Post by Cattleya » Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:40 am

I have to comment that this is the best free OCR software ever, portable up to 100% cuz it wrote in Autohotkey language, support nhocr and tesseract engine, if who want to use GOCR, it is very easy to add GOCR support to this software.

Only ConvertImageFormat.exe wrote in C, because it is a plugin of this software.

Version 2.5: http://sourceforge.net/projects/capture ... Text_v2.5/

The author still update this software, so sweet!

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Re: Capture2Text

#9 Post by I am Baas » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:08 am

[Version 3.0 (8-27-2013)]
- Added option to binarize captured image before sending it to the OCR engine.

[Version 2.5 (7-5-2013)]
- Updated NHocr from v0.20 to v0.21.
- Now compiled with Ahk2Exe v1.1.11.01 instead of v1.1.05.06.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/capture2text/
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Re: Capture2Text

#10 Post by Specular » Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:33 pm

Was this ever submitted? Can't find anything in the DB. Looks useful, and I've heard works well.

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Re: Capture2Text

#11 Post by Midas » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:58 am

Specular wrote:Was this ever submitted? Can't find anything in the DB.
  • Not anywhere I could find, too, apart from this here topic. Glad it works for you. ;)

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Re: Capture2Text

#12 Post by I am Baas » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:12 am

This is the submission sub-forum, is it not?
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#13 Post by vmars316 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:03 am

Hello & Thanks ,
I downloaded and am running Download Capture2Text_v3.7.zip
I left the prefs as is .
But when I click win +q over a screen area
I don't get any blueBox .
The window which my cursor is over
goes dimmer , and when I click another win +q
the window gets brighter again . But nothing gets copied to the cipboard .
I didn't realize til just now that this pgm is autoit .
Does that mean that I need to install autoit to get this thing working ?
I was hoping to use this gadget in place of GetWindowText program , which does'nt work very well .

Thanks..Vern
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Re: Capture2Text

#14 Post by I am Baas » Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:47 pm

vmars316 wrote:Hello & Thanks ,<br sab="737">I downloaded and am running Download Capture2Text_v3.7.zip <br sab="738">I left the prefs as is .<br sab="739">But when I click win +q over a screen area <br sab="740">I don't get any blueBox .<br sab="741">The window which my cursor is over <br sab="742">goes dimmer , and when I click another win +q <br sab="743">the window gets brighter again . But nothing gets copied to the cipboard .<br sab="744">I didn't realize til just now that this pgm is autoit . <br sab="745">Does that mean that I need to install autoit to get this thing working ? <br sab="746">I was hoping to use this gadget in place of GetWindowText program , which does'nt work very well .<br sab="747"><br sab="748">Thanks..Vern
No, you do not need Autoit to run Capture2Text BUT you definitely to go through the "readme" document.
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Re: Capture2Text

#15 Post by webfork » Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:22 pm

v3.8 is out (sort of old news as it arrived back in January)

I realized I was doing a bunch of OCR work via OneNote, which is not a program I'm fond of. As a result, I came back to this program first mentioned on FWG a long time ago.

Some related links:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-too ... Text.shtml
http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-ti ... om-images/

Extract Steps:

Download the ZIP file and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Capture2Text.exe

Basic Usage (from the Readme):
  • 1) Position your mouse at the top-left corner of the text that you want to OCR.

    2) Press the OCR key (by default the Windows Key + Q) to begin an OCR capture.

    3) Move your mouse to resize the blue box over the text that you want to OCR.

    4) Press the OCR key again or left-click to complete the OCR capture. The OCR'd text can be pasted to any text file.
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