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How about to recognize text from images and search throughout it?

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There are a lot of text recognition libraries, so how about to add one to firefox to make possible search throughout images?

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Could you explain that a little better please as to what you want ? Also since running 52 it will no longer be supported in June month end and anyone that is capable will be updated to a Quantum based version. Start making plans.

Please search in the search bar in the URL : https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/extensions/ example reverse image

Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.

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Thanks for the reply! I meant to search through text on images on the current page, not reverse image search like in google. So Firefox should process all images on the current page, recognize text from them and let me search through it using Ctrl+F.

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To any browser, an image is an image. I would think you would need a special program that can 'read' the image.

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DevAlone said

There are a lot of text recognition libraries, so how about to add one to firefox to make possible search throughout images?

Hi,

Would you take a look at this add-on and see if maybe it'll do what you're looking for  ?

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/copyfish-ocr-software/

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FredMcD said

To any browser, an image is an image. I would think you would need a special program that can 'read' the image.

I know what image is and I know that there are special programs with text recognition, I'm talking about adding this possibility to Firefox.

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Happy112 said

DevAlone said
There are a lot of text recognition libraries, so how about to add one to firefox to make possible search throughout images?

Hi,

Would you take a look at this add-on and see if maybe it'll do what you're looking for  ?

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/copyfish-ocr-software/

Thanks, it looks good, but this extension can't index images automatically, I need to select one manually, so there is no way to search among all images on the page.

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This is not an answer to your question, but I thought you might find it interesting:

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Learn/HTML/Multimedia_and_embedding/Images_in_HTML

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Happy112 said

This is not an answer to your question, but I thought you might find it interesting: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Learn/HTML/Multimedia_and_embedding/Images_in_HTML

Thanks, but I know what images are and how to embed them into web page. It doesn't help to my question even a little :)

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DevAlone said

Thanks, but I know what images are and how to embed them into web page. It doesn't help to my question even a little :)

I said that this is not an answer to your question, but that you might find it interesting ......