Captcha Solver is a simple software that can “read” images with text, and return back, the actual text. It works with easy captchas, but it won’t work with complex captchas.
It’s using the Tesseract package, which is “probably the most accurate open source OCR engine available.” – from their website. The package and source can be found here for free.
This software, can also be very handful if you want to “translate” some text from images.
UPDATE: Wait for image feauture added!
This feauture will allow you not just to process images from a specific folder, but also process an image that is about to be created. To make things easier, let’s take an example: You have a software that scrapes some content from website.com, but sometimes you get captcha. If your scraper allows you to save the captcha, and take the result from a file, then Captcha Solver’s wait for image module will help you a lot! If you use this module, the software will wait for your pre-defined image path (eg. C:\Documents\image.png) to be created by the software (or create it manually, for testing). Once the image exists, the software will process the image, delete it, and save generated text into results.txt. The software will check every second, if the image exists. This module is not included in the video demonstration, but you can download the software for free, and play a little with it.
Here is a video demonstration: