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OCR - Image Reader

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Description from extension meta

A powerful optical character recognition (OCR) extension to capture and convert images to text

Image from store OCR - Image Reader
Description from store This extension adds a toolbar button to your browser to perform OCR. When this action button is pressed, it allows the user to select a region in the currently active window. The extension captures the area and tries to recognize text inside this region using the internal powerful OCR engine (Tesseract engine). This extension uses the "tesseract.js" library that supports more than 100 languages, automatic text orientation, and script detection. This extension loads the JS library on the page and removes it when you are done. This way, there is no long-term resource usage. Notes: 1. On the first run, the extension might take a few minutes to fetch the training data from the internet. Since this resource is cached, all subsequent calls are going to be fast. 2. Optical character recognition (OCR) is slow, so this extension displays a progress bar for each detection module. 3. This extension does the OCR process offline. There is no server-side interaction. It only fetches the language training database once. 4. This tool can be used to extract the text content out of images, PDF documents, Powerpoint slides, or extract the content of a web page when user-section is forbidden. Change Logs: Version 0.2.4: Supports browser-level page zooming and OS-level screen zooming Adds image language detection (still beta) (slow operation)

Latest reviews

  • (2021-11-23) EdisonD316: It was a really good OCR extension! Loved it! 😄
  • (2021-11-06) Enlightened Groyper: Couldn't get it to work, it was just stuck on "loading language traineddata" Maybe its because Im on Brave or something?
  • (2021-11-02) awei liu: The best one as far as I see.
  • (2021-10-16) TheGergoDude: Most underrated extension
  • (2021-09-27) Justin Widen: Terrible OCR, the character recognition is horrific and if your text is even slightly angled, it just doesn't work.
  • (2021-09-22) TheTAMAS Gautam: I wish it had options to automatically copy the text to clipboard, option to translate the text & an option to share &/or save the text.
  • (2021-09-21) Did not work at all. The error message said that there were "missing Host Permissions". After a lot of digging, I discovered indications that this *might* refer to a file called MANIFEST,JSON , but the developer's website gives no clue as to what the missing code should be. I'd love to get this going, but at present it's useless.
  • (2021-09-06) enzicoxe: works really nicely w/ the langauges, have been able to copy lots from pdf files
  • (2021-09-05) Alejandra Lazaro: realmente es de gran ayuda, el único defecto es que tarda un poco la transcripción de lo que dice la imagen
  • (2021-07-22) Karina Bustamante Flores: No abre ni la aplicaion y ya lause en otras computadoras la app esta mal no funciona
  • (2021-06-30) 翟亚峰: 刚下载完,目前看是免费的,使用效果相当不错了,中文简体支持也可以满足需求
  • (2021-06-24) Aquiles de Araujo Sousa: best
  • (2021-06-08) farbod Aprin: Perfect app what I was imagine was exist ! need some optimisation in text extraction , thanks developers !
  • (2021-06-04) Xiomara Lizarraga Caipo: Se la super recomiendo <3
  • (2021-06-01) Switchblade: Download resource is stuck on incognito window
  • (2021-05-17) Reuban Ramsden: It works great for school as the E-Books my school are not copyable which makes it annoying to take notes from but his really helps. 5/5
  • (2021-05-04) Kot Hydrant: Wow, thanks it's workikng very well <3
  • (2021-04-07) Jeaustin Calderón Ulloa: me gusta pero desearía que fuera mas rápida y que uno pudiera arreglar la oración por si se saltó algo
  • (2021-04-01) Phúc Phạm: Easy to use, supported Vietnamese. Best ORC extensnion
  • (2021-03-24) Mohamed Ahmed: Great extension, would be much better if translation options was available.
  • (2021-03-21) Souvik Bose: awesome
  • (2021-03-11) Eduardo Reis: It works very well! It would be nice to have a shortcut to activate the OCR mode.
  • (2021-03-08) Edgardo Paes: Funciona perfectamente, lo recomiendo!
  • (2021-03-07) Charkel: Tried many free this is the only that gets it 98% correct all the time
  • (2021-03-04) Thanh Thai Thai: Very easy to use, very fast, very simple, better x100 than Copyfish, recommendation for everyone use it
  • (2021-02-23) King Al: hi this extension is good please add translate
  • (2021-01-27) manyata bista: It did not work at all!
  • (2021-01-17) Clayton Hickey: Detection for Japanese was very bad and the extension was not able to load the language model in Brave.
  • (2021-01-10) Richard: Installed but don't see icon anywhere? Uninstalled.
  • (2021-01-09) Ahmed Mahmoud: It works!
  • (2020-12-08) Hasan Kütük: Very good. Reading punctuation is a bit problematic
  • (2020-12-03) raf: Perfect, my teacher uploads books pdfs and we cant copy the text from it for quotes so I use this. :)
  • (2020-11-12) Helen G: I tried it on some German text and it did a pretty good job, but it put the letter c instead of e in dozens of words and had trouble with special characters: specifically umlauts (ü, ä) and ß. Fix those issues and it'll be a five-star product.
  • (2020-10-31) Deyshan Dhanapala: it is a great tool, love to see updated version anytime soon :)
  • (2020-10-28) Adriano Lopes de Sousa: Works perfectly pogchamp
  • (2020-10-24) traktrak: Works well and very easy and quick to use. Perfect
  • (2020-10-02) Barbara Krzysiak: Works great
  • (2020-09-22) Wendy Klinke: it didn't work. kinda bummed, i really needed this.
  • (2020-09-09) Prayush Dawda: Works perfectly!
  • (2020-02-03) Tycho: It doesn't work.


50,000 history
4.0 (50 votes)
Last update / version
2021-11-22 / 0.2.3
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