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B.M.
10-08-2008, 10:30 AM
Guyís Iíve scanned a page from a book and saved it as a jpg file.

Now I wish to delete a paragraph and stitch the rest back together.

Iíve got GIMP, Infranview, PhotoImpression, Microsoft Photo Editor and probably others but canít find a way to do this.

Any suggestions anyone? :thanks

Note: Iím a right amateur with all these programmes. :blush:

sal
10-08-2008, 10:44 AM
You could do this in Paint. Using the marquee tool (looks like a dotted border box in your main toolbar, is the second one in Paint and is called "Select") to select the lower portion you wish to keep. Now cut and paste, now shift the lower section up over the paragraph you want to remove. Done.

Digby
10-08-2008, 10:59 AM
Or should you have scanned it into an OCR program and converted it to text ? and then just used Word to remove your paragraph ?

B.M.
10-08-2008, 02:09 PM
Thanks sal, :thumbs: worked a treat. :)

Cripes, now Ive used Movie Maker and Paint for the first time in the same week. :eek: Makes me wonder why I've got all these other expensive sods?

Digby, I purchased, at huge expense, an OCR programme called Textbridge (I think?) many years ago. However, it was fairly useless, but I guess they may have improved. What's the update as to the best, these days?

Speedy Gonzales
10-08-2008, 02:18 PM
This (http://www.nuance.com/omnipage/) is one of the best OCR programs, but its not free.

sal
10-08-2008, 04:14 PM
Check out the following links on OCR -


WeOCR (http://asv.aso.ecei.tohoku.ac.jp/tesseract/)- free online OCR service Free OCR software summary (http://weblogs.asp.net/jgalloway/archive/2006/10/01/Free-OCR-software_3F00_-You-may-already-have-it_2E002E002E00_.aspx) (also mentions MODI (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HP010771031033.aspx))
FreeOCR.net (http://www.freeocr.net/) - another list of free OCR software
SimpleOCR (http://www.simpleocr.com/)

B.M.
10-08-2008, 04:59 PM
This (http://www.nuance.com/omnipage/) is one of the best OCR programs, but its not free.

Thanks Speedy, but $500 American is a bit over the top for once a year use. :D

I'll, follow up on those links sal. :thanks

stormdragon
10-08-2008, 05:09 PM
I know MS Office 2003 Pro has one in the random set of tools, not sure about other versions of Office. Its called MS Office Document Scanning.

gary67
10-08-2008, 07:12 PM
So it does well I never learn something every day, Thanks

PaulD
10-08-2008, 07:40 PM
I know MS Office 2003 Pro has one in the random set of tools, not sure about other versions of Office. Its called MS Office Document Scanning.

"Microsoft Office Document Scanning (MODS) is a scanning and OCR application included with Microsoft Office. The OCR engine is based upon Nuance's OmniPage."

Finereader is another OCR that comes close to or better than Omnipage.
Around version 5 it sometimes used to be on magazine cover disks.