Impressive & Useful I'm going to pay for the pro key to support this app. I also have a FEATURE REQUEST to be able to scan an eBook that is in PDF format and automatically capture and convert all board diagrams from (start page) to (end page), or (diag x) to (diag y), or (all diagrams) and place the PGN's in one file, as individual "games." Each PGN should identify its diagram number and page number. If possible, combine consecutive board positions into one PGN game. If combined with Asim Pereira's Chess Book Reader, that would be the "perfect storm" of a chess app. Can this be done? (I sent you an email.)
When I scan the image it takes 2 to 3 min. Second when it finalize the image and gives the option white to move black to move etch. Then it gives blank chess board. Now what i do with blank keyboard. Why i purchase pro and give money. If pro is working only then why u release free version. Means it doesn't work
Really useful app. I had some trouble with using the app and contacted the support team. They responded promptly and pointed out the right way to use the app. Sure, the app's user experience could be improved, but the team's commitment to solving issues trumps that. Hence 5 stars
Does not work on Samsung S6 Edge. The camera resolution (aspect ratio) seems to be incorrect. Camera tries to focus continuously if in video mode, or does not focus at all if video mode is off. In both cases nothing detected.
I did love this app. However now I can't get a decent scan no matter how I try. I've changed all the settings to no avail. I'm using a Samsung S6.Thankfully I found "Chess: scan, play, analyze". It works even when things aren't perfect. Even when Chess OCR worked it was difficult and everything had to be just right. Thanks for your efforts Mr. Roth but you've been passed up.
Useful app, not working on my new phone. This used to be a great tool on my old phone but seems to have problems with Android 7 on my new phone (HTC 10), it just comes up black then crashes. I've seen other apps ask for permission to access the camera at the time that access is needed but not this app, maybe that's the problem. Thanks for the cool app, I hope the issue can be fixed, I miss it. Thanks for the reply Gerhard, but I still can't get it to work on my Android 7 HTC 10. I can confirm that the app has permissions for storage and the camera. For your second suggestion: I can't enter ChessOcr settings to disable the continuous zoom as the app always crashes if I attempt to follow any menu items. Android did let me send a crash report, I don't know if you will have access to that.
Release 1.16 fixes some autofocus problems that caused traps on some devices. If this version does not recognize diagrams then in settings uncheck the continuous video autofocus flag.
Release 1.15 allows recognition in both portrait and landscape mode, and deals correctly with orientation changes. If you don't want automatic screen rotation just disable it on the device, or follow the instructions above to reinstall ChessOcr 1.13 (which does not autorotate) and disable updating of the app.