Copyfish: Copy, paste and translate text from any image, video or PDF.

Do you need to extract text from images, videos or PDF? If yes, then the Copyfish 🐟 free OCR software is for you. Common reasons to extract text from images are to google it, store it, email it or translate it. Until now, your only option was to retype the text. Copyfish 🐟 is soooo much faster and more fun. β€œImages” come in many forms: photographs, charts, diagrams, screenshots, PDF documents, comics, error messages, memes, Flash – and Youtube movies.

Download Copyfish

Copyfish runs in Chrome, Edge and Firefox:

Copyfish OCR for Chrome

Copyfish OCR for Firefox

Copyfish OCR for Edge

All versions are technically identical, including the desktop capture OCR feature.

Add Desktop OCR support (Screenshot Reader)

Extract text from opened documents (e. g text and tables from brochures and leaflets that are only available as graphics), file menus, browser extensions, Web pages, presentations, games, or PDF files with a few clicks. The Copyfish Screenshot Reader turns text within any image captured from your screen into an editable format without retyping – making it easy to reuse in digital documents, emails or reports.

Desktop OCR
To trigger the desktop capture right-click the Copyfish icon and select Desktop Text Capture.

To add the free desktop OCR support to your Copyfish, install the UI.Vision XModule (the link goes to our UI.Vision RPA software website). The XModule is a small app that helps Copyfish to take the screenshot. It is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. If you only want to OCR content inside regular web pages, installing this native app is not required.

Copyfish Free, PRO and PRO+

Copyfish is now 100% open-source. The Copyfish PRO and PRO+ plans are no longer available for purchase.

Copyfish OCR Language Support

Copyfish Engine 1: Arabic, Chinese OCR (Simplified and traditional characters), Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Slovenian OCR, Swedish, and Turkish.

Copyfish Engine 2: All Latin character based languages such as Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Polish and Portuguese.

Tech support

For more information see the Copyfish help page or ask in the OCR software forum.

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Copyfish OCR Browser Extension
Selenium IDE
Try UI.Vision RPA, our OCR-powered Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software. It is available as free browser extension as RPA Chrome and RPA Firefox (OSI-certified Open-Source) plus computer-vision extension modules. UI.Vision RPA is fun to use - and its OCR screen scraping features are powered by the OCR API.

Do you have an OCR API question? Please email us or visit the OCR API Forum - we love to answer OCR questions.