Re: OCR and JPG files
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You could open the picture using something like paint and try to get JAWS 18 to recognise it.
But I never got good results.
Even now the results seem – a bit substandard based on my experience of trying to OCR dozens of image files – but it has definitely improved since version 18.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: December 15, 2018 12:49 AM
Subject: Re: OCR and JPG files
This only applies to Jaws 2018 and Jaws 2019, in Jaws 18 and earlier OCR was only possible on PDF files and from inside Acrobat Reader.
OK, I do admit that I don't know if the feature to recognize almost any image file with Jaws OCR was added in one of the later Jaws 18 updates, but I don't think so.
You can do “JAWS+Spacebar then “o” and then either “e” or “w”. I t doesn’t really give you anything, but give it a shot. You can also try using the application key then the letter “j” which recognize any text if there is any. The first way you have to open the file, the second way, you just right click (the application key).
Can the JAWS OCR convert a JPG file and if so, what is the key strokes?
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