OCR.space OCR Result Checker
=> Draw OCR overlay on top of image
Python tool that takes the OCR.space JSON output as input, and draws an overlay on top of the image.
The tool can be useful – for example – to test and debug OCR results from the .
License: Open-Source MIT License – https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT
V1.1 – 20211125
V2.0 – 20220130
How to use it:
Make sure you have python 3 installed.
Make sure you have pillow (PIL, Python Imaging Library) installed. pip install pillow
These libraries must be installed For Arabic (right to left) support. pip install –upgrade arabic-reshaper pip install python-bidi
Each platform may have different fonts for Unicode which include Chinese characters and they are in different folders. In order to make it standard across platforms we included Arial Unicode.ttf font within this project.
Keep Arial Unicode.ttf in the same folder with the script.
python overlay.py input.jpg input.json [=> output will be INPUT file name with “_overlay.png” added.]
OR depending on your python installations and configurations
python3 overlay.py input.jpg input.json
Input can be both jpeg and png. Output will always be a png.
Added Arabic (right to left text) support:
If an image file name (before extension) ends with “_ara” then right to left logic is applied.