Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

Hey there,

Firstly, thank you for the amazing app, it’s solved so many problems for me and it’s fun to build workflows. There’s nothing quite like it.

Secondly, can you tell me if there’s any node I can use to read text from an image? Or a way to plugin to a service like Free OCR API

I have a unique scenario where I need to read a six character code from thousands of PDFs and create a CSV for InDesign’s DataMerge feature. The CSV part is fine, I just need to read the text from the images first.

If you any ideas please let me know, otherwise consider this a feature request! :slight_smile:

Thanks again,


There’s nothing built in to do this, but you can write little plugins using JavaScript, or even pipe things out to a shell script which could then call your OCR API.

It’d be neat to add something like this some day, but we don’t have anything on the roadmap just yet.