Tesseract is an open source engine for OCR (optical character recognition), originally developed at HP and now at Google.
pytesseract is a Python package that acts as a wrapper.
Neither comes with macOS by default.
tesseract executable or the
pytesseract Python package are not installed and you are running a Task that requires it, DropPy will show an error:
And the log file will show this (
tesseract executable missing):
Or this (
pytesseract Python package missing):
pytesseract to get the Task working.
brew install tesseract
If this worked you’re already done. If you get an error install homebrew first.
sudo pip install pytesseract
If this worked you’re already done. If you get an error install pip first.