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Sat, Dec 6, 2014 12:34 AM

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Lightroom Ecosystem & Lightroom Classic: Use OCR to find text in images to automatically add keywords

It would be nice if Lightroom could scan the images and run them through an optical character recognition library to then add the words found as keywords. It would like require a review by the user, but still would be faster than manually adding the keywords.

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6 years ago

Out of curiosity, where would this text be coming from in the first place?

In other words, would you include a note pad in the shot, or text would come from street signs or party banners..

Previously annotated exports..?

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6 years ago

I was thinking street signs, store signs, boat names, airplane tail numbers and airline names, etc.

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5 years ago

This would be very handy for organizing players on sport teams or bib numbers for racers.

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3 years ago

request that as well

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3 years ago

The Any Vision plugin recognizes text in photos and adds it to a custom metadata field. It uses Google's Cloud Vision services and its OCR in photos is pretty good.

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3 years ago

Yea tried it....but only adds Meta to the file...not usable for keyword in the library

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"not usable for keyword in the library"

How would you like that to work?  Should it add a keyword to photo for each word recognized in the photo?   A concrete example could help me understand better...

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Yes...using this for airplane spotting ...airline and registration...can I contact you via a social channel somewhere?

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See the Support section of the plugin Web page for contact info, thanks.

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a year ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled OCR in LRCC (find text in photos).

It would be great, if LRCC would scan for text in pictures during import (or on demand for exisitng albums) - and add the text to an attribute that can be included into searches.

 

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a year ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LIGHTROOM - Automatically find entrant numbers, and other OCR applications.

While facial recognition will be very handy once all of the bugs are worked out, a much simpler feature would be incredibly handy: Optical Character Recognition, particularly that of numbers on racecars, runners etc.
I have been photographing a few races and it would be extremely handy to have something like facial recognition that would work for car numbers, and possibly car class as well.
The system could run OCR on all of the photos, and look for all sequences of numbers within certain specifications (only numbers, 1-3 numbers long, black numbers on a white rectangle four digits long), or certain character sequences (like car classes: FF, T1, T2, EP, FP, FF, SMG ...
When photographing a foot race, where all of the number signs are of the same format, this would be very helpful for photographers looking for photos of a particular person on request.
Likewise when photographing an auto race, it would make it much easier to find all of the photos of a particular driver.

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Some race photographers use the Any Vision plugin to do this.