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(Archived) OCR confusion

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Hi,

 

Could you explain why some JPEG images get OCRd and others don't? I'm a Premium user and I see it working often, but not at all consistently. I have JPEGS that are months old and have synced everywhere but are not OCRd, while I have one from 20 days ago that has.

 

Just now, for instance, Microsoft Word froze on me and I had to force-quit it, losing some 400 words. But I could take a screenshot first and I did: a specific grab of exactly the text area and nothing else. Popped that into Evernote and... so far... nothing. I did eventually realise that OS X screengrabs are in PNG by default so I've changed that shot to JPEG and popped it back into Evernote but... so far... nothing.

 

This isn't a complaint, it's purely a bewilderment: if I could just understand when it will or won't OCR and have some concept of how long it would take, I'm sure I'd be reliant on it all.

 

As it is, I have of course now spent longer researching why it wasn't working than it would've taken me to retype the text myself.

 

William

 

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It takes a little time to OCR but as a premium user you are ahead of free users. remember that you will need to sync to download the OCR version as well.

 

If after a couple of hours (maybe someone can chime in as I'm not sure what the wait time is now) it's still not OCR'd then you should open a support case.

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I have many, many JPEGs of magazine articles that I put into Evernote back in February and are not OCRd: I think it's time to call support.

 

After I've retyped this text!

 

Thanks,

William

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Yup, something definitely isn't right there.

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I have many, many JPEGs of magazine articles that I put into Evernote back in February and are not OCRd: I think it's time to call support.

 

After I've retyped this text!

 

Thanks,

William

Hi. You definitely ought to contact support. One possibility is that the images are too large or the dpi is too much, but I don't know exactly what the cutoff is for them, so I haven't added this to my limits list (http://www.christopher-mayo.com/?p=169).

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