I'm looking for a developer to write a command line windows application to run on versions 7 & 8 that will accept a single argument: a path to a single RAW or JPG photo.
Something like... [url removed, login to view] c:\mypics\[url removed, login to view]
The application will then analyze the image to determine if it is valid and contains a 1D or 2D barcode or text and decode the VIN / vehicle identification number.
If the image is invalid an error level/code and description should be returned otherwise the application should ocr and/or decode the barcode, validate the VIN against the check digit and return the valid 17 character vin number.
Prior to 1981 VINs were not standardized and very well may be less than 17 characters. In these cases the image should be OCRed and returned with no attempt at check digit validation.
More information on VIN numbers :
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Example typical photos will be provided. Photos will be either thru window shots of the VIN plate of an automobile or of the VIN plate with barcode typically located on the doorframe of the driver's side door.
The application will need to decode photos of vin plates from vehicles of different years, makes and models. There will be no consistent format as each manufacturer and vehicle year are different which is why the analysis component is necessary.
Photos will typically be zoomed in so that the vin plate fills the frame.
The goal would be to use an open source/free to use for commercial purposes library for the OCR and barcode scanning if that is at all possible (maybe tesseract-ocr?) -- if not then certainly one with a reasonable cost and try out period so we can thoroughly test.
The project will be considered accepted after it has been thoroughly tested and found to decode an acceptable percent of test images using 3rd party component(s) with acceptable cost and terms.
The images attached below are NOT representative of those that the application will be used to decode. They are the result of a quick web search and are only attached for explanatory purposes.
Just to clarify because there seems to be some confusion... the photos will not always include a barcode. It depends on the make, model and year of the vehicle and if it's unlocked when the photographer is present.
I've just attached a zip archive (rehighqualityphotosofvinplates.zip) of actual photos of the door jam vin tag that you'll should be able to decode with the barcode.
The pic attached IMG_0087.JPG is a real world example of a through windshield/windscreen pic.
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Hi, I am interested. I worked earlier for OCR project for car number plate Regards, Narendra ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////