Tesseract OCR: Text localization and detection

In this tutorial, you will learn how to utilize Tesseract to detect, localize, and OCR text, all within a single, efficient function call.

Back in September, I showed you how to use OpenCV to detect and OCR text. This method was a three stage process:

Use OpenCV’s EAST text detection model to detect the presence of text in an imageExtract the text Region of Interest (ROI) from the image using basic image cropping/NumPy array slicingTake the text ROI, and then pass it into Tesseract to actually OCR the text

Our method worked quite well but was a bit complicated and less efficient due to the multistage process.

PyImageSearch reader Bryan wonders if

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