About this project: Older images have the date they where taken placed on the image, in the bottom left hand corner. The goal is to extract this date and put it in the EXIF data of the scanned photo.
I am new to the challenge of working with images. I have a code playground and git repo I am working with and posting my results, and have made some progress. But I have hit a wall with dealing with the noise near the extracted text. I am reaching out for any assistance and direction to solve this noise problem.
What I have done thus far: https://gitlab.com/51m0nt3r4aar/OCR_Img_Date_From_Scanned_Jpeg/blob/master/ImageManipPLayground.pdf
What I need help with: the Morph-Close did not remove the largest bits of noise, as seen in the last image, yet doing more morphs has not been successful. I am looking for any guidance to help solve this problem.