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Turning 'View in black and white' off

To provide a bit of context: I've made a lay-out in the Flexicapture Studio and then imported it as a document definition in my current test project. In this test project I noticed that, for some documents, certain keywords can't be found, while they were found in the initial lay-out.

The issue seems to be that in the original lay-out the images are recognized in full colour, but in the document definition as black & white. I've turned off all options for converting to black & white, except one: the one in the 'view' menu of the 'static elements' section in the document definition. I cannot turn that one off, as it's grayed out. Could this be the cause of the issue?

Is there a way I can set the full recognition process in full colour? Given the nature of my documents, I get better results that way. 

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    Adrian Enders

    Do you have any Image Enhancement Profiles enabled?

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    Roelie Zuidema

    No. While I'm testing in my Default Batch Type, all image processing has been set to 'basic' with all options (including "convert color and gray images to black-and-white" check mark)  turned off. 

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    Adrian Enders

    I feel like we are missing something here. "Static Elements" do not really come into play when you use a FlexiLayout Studio (FLS) project. So I don't think that your view setting is causing any trouble here.

    It is considered best practice to have the same image processing settings for the documents that you train on (in FLS). I always convert images to black and white for training, then have the same settings for live processing. I see where you would get better results when they are the same. But I would look at going all B&W vs all color.

    I thought that Recognition always worked against a B&W copy of the image? I would need someone from ABBYY to chime in here. (I can't prove it)

    If the output document needs to be full color you can always release the original image and not the B&W copies that FC makes.

    AND there is always the "Image display quality" setting on the Project / Batch Type properties. The image you see in verification is not the original based on this setting. This defaults to 60%.

    I'm really throwing some ideas out to you. I just feel like I don't have enough info here to assist. Can you provide a copy of the projects?

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    Roelie Zuidema

    "I thought that Recognition always worked against a B&W copy of the image? I would need someone from ABBYY to chime in here. (I can't prove it)"

    This seems to be true. I can tell from the image properties that it's set in full color, but when I run a test, it's in B&W. 

    I haven't been able to make a test copy of the project sadly. However, I can show an example with a random image. (This is an image pulled from a website, and not an actual document from my project, but it serves to show what happens.)

    Original Image:
    Run test: 

    I hope this provides you with enough information. I do appreciate the help!

    But like you said, it may very well be possible that ABBYY recognizes the documents in black and white only. 

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