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OCR for one particular app

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Hi all,

I'm looking at an app that will read text from an image from one particular app (So the font size and colour will remain constant - see attached)

I want this to be input into a file, spreadsheet, whatever (I'll work on that later)

What is the best way to achieve this (If it is at all possible)

PixelChecksum seems to be an option, but I have no idea how to translate this into editable text.

(Alternatively, does anyone know how to decode and reproduce the algorithm that generates these numbers that change on an hourly / daily basis! LOL)

Thanks

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BTW, I have a spreadsheet that has been manually populated with a months worth of codes if anyone needs it to help with this.

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1) next time use the edit button if you were the last person to post, especially if it's been less than 24 hours.

2) pixelchecksum I don't believe is what you want. If it's always in the same possition, I would use Pixelgetcolor. Pixelchecksum just lets you know if it changes. If you know what it's changing to then sure you can use it. I don't think it would be too dificult to write a code to check the pixel colors and figure out the digit.

3)If its a program maybe you could use cheatengine to find the memory address the number is written to. I have no experience with that though.

4) is the number itself an image? or is it text on a color? then it could just be read.


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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

1) next time use the edit button if you were the last person to post, especially if it's been less than 24 hours.

2) pixelchecksum I don't believe is what you want. If it's always in the same possition, I would use Pixelgetcolor. Pixelchecksum just lets you know if it changes. If you know what it's changing to then sure you can use it. I don't think it would be too dificult to write a code to check the pixel colors and figure out the digit.

3)If its a program maybe you could use cheatengine to find the memory address the number is written to. I have no experience with that though.

4) is the number itself an image? or is it text on a color? then it could just be read.

Hi,

!)Apologies!

2)I will investigate the option of cheat engine.

3)A quick scan with a hex editor of the original exe seems to show that it is actually a picture that is being displayed, but I can't confirm this 100%

Iain

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

No Apologies necessary, was just letting you know. I almost did the same !) but caught it after I typed it :D

I don't think it would be too hard to pick 4 or 5 pixels that you check, and if so many of them are black it could only be one number.

Edited by youknowwho4eva

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