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#1 Posted : Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:16:31 PM(UTC)
Matthew Bresson

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Sometimes certain documents could contain lighter color text or documents may be scanned in color. This may effect expected OCR results. You can find the light gray text DOCX file and the processed JPEG file in the ZIP file attached at the bottom of this post. The below C# console application code will showcase how to convert lighter text (in this case light gray) to black text using the LEADTOOLS v20 SDK.


using System;
using System.IO;
using Leadtools;
using Leadtools.Codecs;
using Leadtools.ImageProcessing.Core;

namespace ConvertLightGrayTextToBlack
   class Program
      static void Main(string[] args)
      private static void SetLicense()
         string licenseFilePath = @"C:\LEADTOOLS 20\Support\Common\License\LEADTOOLS.lic";
         string developerKey = File.ReadAllText(@"C:\LEADTOOLS 20\Support\Common\License\LEADTOOLS.lic.key");
         RasterSupport.SetLicense(licenseFilePath, developerKey);
      private static void ConvertLightGrayText()
         string filePath = @"C:\Users\Public\Documents\LEADTOOLS Images\ConvertLightGrayTexttoBlackforOCR.docx";
         string destPath = @"C:\Users\Public\Documents\LEADTOOLS Images\ConvertLightGrayTexttoBlackforOCR.jpg";

         using (RasterCodecs codecs = new RasterCodecs())
            RasterImage image = codecs.Load(filePath, 0, CodecsLoadByteOrder.Bgr, 1 ,-1);

            AutoBinarizeCommand command = new AutoBinarizeCommand();
            command.Flags = AutoBinarizeCommandFlags.UseUserThreshold;
            command.Factor = 250;

            codecs.Save(image, destPath, RasterImageFormat.Jpeg, image.BitsPerPixel);

Relevant LEADTOOLS v20 links:

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Matt Bresson
Developer Support Engineer
LEAD Technologies, Inc.

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