I have been having some problems with Pytesser using this code to test it:
from PIL import Image import pytesseract img = Image.open('pic.png') img.load() text = pytesseract.image_to_string(img) print(text)
Run on Python 3.4 in Windows
When run I get the error originating from the Pytesseract module:
Traceback (most recent call last): File "C:/Users/Gamer/Documents/Python/Bot/test.py", line 6, in <module> text = pytesseract.image_to_string(img) File "C:Python34libsite-packagespytesseractpytesseract.py", line 122, in image_to_string config=config) File "C:Python34libsite-packagespytesseractpytesseract.py", line 46, in run_tesseract proc = subprocess.Popen(command, stderr=subprocess.PIPE) File "C:Python34libsubprocess.py", line 859, in __init__ restore_signals, start_new_session) File "C:Python34libsubprocess.py", line 1114, in _execute_child startupinfo) FileNotFoundError: [WinError 2] The system cannot find the file specified
I am new to installing modules and this may have originated from a bad install or setup of Tesseract-OCR or the module.
Any help will be greatly appreciated,
I didn’t have any issues with installing tesseract but I leveraged the Tesseract at UB Mannheim installer:
You will also need to install pytesseract:
pip3.6 install pytesseract
It appears that Python is having an issue finding the location of the image. I would recommend using a variable set with the path to the image to rule out any PATH related issues. Here is an example:
#Path to image folder src_path = "C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents\OCR\" #Run OCR on image text = pytesseract.image_to_string(Image.open(src_path + "pic.png")) #Print OCR result print (text)
As ‘st0le’ commented it turned out it was the path for the OCR-Tesseract needed to be correctly defined, not the path of the image.
I thought I’d just clear this up for anyone else who has a similar problem as I have got this working now.
from PIL import Image import pytesseract img = Image.open('path/pic.png') img.load() text = pytesseract.image_to_string(img) print(text)
Include whole path to the image!!