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Hi

I am in the monumental stone business.

I want to upload headstone photos into Evernote and be able to search them by name.

Say, I want to document a whole cemetery and be able to find a headstone by the inscription.

It is working with photos I have loaded with the EN camera

I was wondering the best most efficient way to do this.

I was going to use my DSLR and Adobe lightroom/Photoshop.

I could load them onto sheets with multiples on there and reduce the res to suit EN and its OCR feature.

Can anyone help with this. I did search the forums without much joy.

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1 hour ago, chaminoe said:

I was wondering the best most efficient way to do this.

This could work, but might be hit and miss depending on how clear the photos are.

I would want to be more exact and transcribe the information into the note

>>I could load them onto sheets with multiples on there

I don’t see the benefit of this.  Single shots would ocr better

>>I was going to use my DSLR and Adobe lightroom/Photoshop.

Might be overkill.  A simple phone camera would be adequate and pipe directly into Evernote with location

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Thanks DTlow for your fast reply.

En works very well OCRing names on inscriptions on headstone photos I have in it.

I read somewhere that there was a limit to the amount of pages you get

so figured putting multiples onto one page would allow more capacity.

I could have 3000+ photos so don't want to clog the system.

Do you mean using the Android EN Camera feature? 

Using a DSLR and Lightroom, I could snap the photos much faster  than the EN camera

and batch adjust the resolution down as I export and email them to EN.

Does resolution matter and is it trial and error till you get the best balance

between OCR working and file size.

Charlie

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30 minutes ago, chaminoe said:

Do you mean using the Android EN Camera feature? 

I’m more familiar with Apple but Android should work just as well.  Either with the EN camera, or post processing from the camera roll

>>I read somewhere that there was a limit to the amount of pages you get so figured putting multiples onto one page would allow more capacity. I could have 3000+ photos so don't want to clog the system.

I don’t see a problem with 3000 separate notes

>>Does resolution matter and is it trial and error till you get the best balance between OCR working and file size

I don’t have exact details but I wouldn’t think the specs are that important; just a clear picture

 

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