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Copyfish 🐟 Free OCR Software

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

Image from store Copyfish 🐟 Free OCR Software
Description from store Do you need to extract text from images, videos or PDF? If yes, then the Copyfish Screenshot Reader is for you. Copyfish 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. 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. “Images” come in many forms: photographs, charts, diagrams, screenshots, PDF documents, comics, error messages, memes, Flash – and Youtube movies. You can verify the results in one glance with the extracted text overlay. Do you need to switch between OCR languages often? You can define "Quick Switch" buttons for up to three languages on the settings page. For language learners: There are many translator addons available, but they only work with plain website text. Text inside images, in tricky Javascript/AJAX or, especially, in movie subtitles on Youtube or Youku is unreachable for them. But not for Copyfish. And if you want, Copyfish also translates the text for you. Especially for the subtitle translation use case, Copyfish has a repeat feature. Mark the area of the subtitle once and then use the "Do OCR" button to grab the latest text from the movie screen. For extension gurus: You might have heard of Project Naptha, a great addon that applies state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms on every image you see while browsing the web. Copyfish solves the same problem, but it takes a different user interface approach. It does not try to alter the website. Instead, it lets you mark the text in the image you want to extract. As a result Copyfish works with every website, even videos and PDF documents. For developers: Copyfish is published under the GPL open-source license. As OCR software, it uses the free OCR API from https://ocr.space/ . QUESTIONS? SUGGESTIONS? Please email [email protected]

Latest reviews

  • (2023-11-07) Joel Joseph: The OCR seems to work but its useless because its not getting copied into clipboard in anyway. command+c, "copy to clipboard" not working.. when i paste i get nothing. im using chrome in macos sonoma 14.0
  • (2023-10-18) Thien Thai: Work without require sign up account, free trial, or input credit card.
  • (2023-10-14) Josue Bonilla: Its a very good app but it never works on pdf documents. Fix this issue and it would be 5 stars.
  • (2023-10-06) Antonio Jarbas: Muitos erros, se não quiser perder tempo aconselho usar outro.
  • (2023-10-05) robert calin: Great on Brave
  • (2023-10-04) Simon Supersad: doesn't work on the only website i need it for. keep getting the prompt saying "If this message does not disappear, try reloading the page. Or use the desktop screenshot feature."
  • (2023-09-14) blissful roses: would be awesome if it didnt break every 5 seconds
  • (2023-09-12) Віталій: Selecting an area on the phone does not work (Kiwi browser)
  • (2023-09-07) N R: it works!!
  • (2023-08-25) Joseph Ocampo: Does exactly what I needed it for which is to extract text from and image. Sweet and simple.
  • (2023-08-11) john msc: It works as intended without problems, and it saves me the time and effort reading novels from other languages. And I recommend it for people who want to learn new language by copy pasting text from the video and translate then enjoy your learning or entertainment journey
  • (2023-08-10) ember: trash
  • (2023-07-21) Kalash Acharya: Works fine for me as expected.
  • (2023-07-19) Dorant Kecmezi: I love it, it really helps me to finish my tasks faster. Also I appreciate it that it's free!
  • (2023-07-11) hono wofo: Not perfect, but really great. I use it everyday and it's very accurate and I don't know what I'd do without it. Thanks for making this!
  • (2023-07-10) McMaster: Büyük-küçük harf desteği de getirilmesi. Sadece büyük harfle yazım açık olmamalı. Gayet güzel bir program yorum dikkate alınırsa sevinirim.
  • (2023-07-05) Vân Đồng: good app
  • (2023-06-28) tonho: Serve se vc n tiver outra opção, ele erra muito
  • (2023-06-28) Matheus Castilho: Muito bom.
  • (2023-06-23) Malik Dilbaz Khan: Worst experience
  • (2023-06-23) Pablo Chavez: Great app, especially useful with desktop version. My only complaint is that I wish there was a way I can disable it from opening new tabs
  • (2023-06-23) ᄀᄀᄀ: Good but really need to remove Newline characters. it's so annoying when you try to translate.
  • (2023-06-12) Maib Hassin: Does the job. Didn't face any bugs like other people have described. My only issue is that sometimes it is extremely slow.
  • (2023-06-09) Ianis 737: me va bien, sale algun que otro fallo pero en si va bien
  • (2023-06-07) ROSA MIRIAN HERNANDEZ GONZALEZ: esta horrible no sirve para copiar texto de un video
  • (2023-06-07) peace: works fine & easy to use but could be better on UI design as it makes the process not efficient.
  • (2023-06-02) Cem Tari: eklentilerde bundan hızlısını göremedim, ben beğendim 5 yıldız verdim , emeği geçenlere teşekkür ederim.
  • (2023-05-31) Danny Flood: Unfortunately like every other extension I have tried it doesn't work. When you use the app or try to right-click on an image and use the app, it always gives an error message: "If this message does not disappear, try reloading the page. Or use the desktop screenshot feature." Reloading the page doesn't do anything and there's no workaround.
  • (2023-05-30) MD Naimul Islam Naim: good extension🥰
  • (2023-05-29) Halil Atak: Açık kaynak olması takdire şayan.
  • (2023-05-15) ALEX R M: funciona
  • (2023-05-14) Волошин Олександр: все працює ідеально
  • (2023-05-07) Abah Azul: Cukup membantu meng-OCR teks pada file PDF yang dibuka dari Google Drive.
  • (2023-05-06) Nagen Rai: your extension sucks. i need to format text. where it is paragraph it dont know. it writes in single line continuously without pharagraph and i have to press enter for next paragraph. It can't understand where is paragraph. and lastly it mistake. we cannot guarantee write according to youtube. so this app pissed me off. i was angry,annoyed by this app. bad apps.
  • (2023-04-27) Izabel Castro Choc: no abre en muchas ocasiones
  • (2023-04-23) piroq: It is not useful. Because it don't work normally. it usually display error.
  • (2023-04-16) Hải Phạm: Need "Close" button, good app
  • (2023-04-16) aln: Simple, rapide, efficace !
  • (2023-04-12) Huy Tuong: Why can't the software be used? When the display user loses connection
  • (2023-04-02) dov rob: gets the job done
  • (2023-04-02) Md Mahir Islam: Good, does the job properly! But it would be great if it would have the option to capture full page screenshot and done the ocr at once.
  • (2023-03-11) JOHNNY: No entiendo en teoría es Open source pero tiene opciones premium que no se pueden usar
  • (2023-03-11) Kamal Zaitar: slow but does the job, i guess because of my internet network
  • (2023-03-09) Nathan Bloomfield: Helpful.
  • (2023-03-06) Lasha Sulaberidze: Works fine!
  • (2023-03-03) Hansse: welp it does as advertised. overall a very useful tool!
  • (2023-02-24) adiseshu naik: Great help
  • (2023-02-13) Skargash: works exactly as I expected thanks!
  • (2023-02-11) Alius CC: Very powerful tool for language learning, sometimes it does take a few captures for it to detect the correct text. I do wish they have a "dark mode" though, all my browser are in dark mode. But every time I open Copyfish a get flashbang a bit....
  • (2023-02-05) J: The first conversion never seems to work for me. I have to switch languages for the conversion to work, so I pick a random language at first to convert to, do the conversion, then pick a different language and it works. Using microsoft edge dev.

Latest issues

  • (2023-09-06, v:6.0.9) Digi Skills: not compatable for my pc
    not compatable for my pc
  • (2023-08-17, v:6.0.9) Manolito Solis: I cant use right click options to get text from an image
    I cant use right click options to get text from an image, what can I do?
  • (2023-05-20, v:6.0.9) Giacomo Valentini: Can the offline app be installed on ChromeOS?
    Can your offline app be installed on ChromeOS? If so, how?
  • (2023-04-04, v:6.0.9) yeon ny: [Input Language Quickselect] The settings disappear.
    OCR the image in a new tab rather than a pop-up will initialize Input Language Quickselect. (ues Desktop OCR -> new tab -> settings del )
  • (2023-02-28, v:6.0.9) Nathan Burgard: Copy w/o line breaks
    The extension works great. I was wondering if there is any way to add an option to copy w/o any line breaks. Often text from images will have multiple lines simply because the image is limited in size, OCR reads this as multiple lines and adds the appropriate line breaks. It would be very useful if there was an option next to the standard copy to clipboard option that lets you copy the text with no linebreaks at all, just as a continuous block of text. This would also make it quicker to add our own formatting since you don't first have to remove the prior line breaks and paragraphs
  • (2022-12-24, v:6.0.9) gamerz gallery: copy error
    What's the point of this extension it's not copying/extracting text from a image?
  • (2022-10-30, v:6.0.9) Edwin Miossec: Phishing ?
    So i tried to install and use this extension on my laptop, but infortunaly, avast blocked the process by saying that this is a phising URL, can you explain me why please ?
  • (2022-10-06, v:6.0.9) Artem Belov: how to change color?
    Love this extension. I'm also using "Super Dark Mode" extension, but it doesn't change color on Copyfish's OCR Result page. So everything is black except this page, anyway I can change background color of Copyfish's page too? thank you
  • (2022-08-01, v:6.0.8) Tatiana Sverchkova: It stopped working
    Extension stopped working (google chrome for win 11). It shows a popup with massage: If this message does not disappear, try reloading the page. Or use the desktop screenshot feature.
  • (2022-06-28, v:5.1.9) Tanya Williams: Pop up window can no longer be copied.
    Previously I was able to copy from a pop up window when I would open an image without downloading it. How do I add this feature back?
  • (2022-06-01, v:5.1.9) VISION GLOBAL (GLOBALVISION): Copyfish
    Copyfish copyfish no internet connection or can not reach ocr server chrom
  • (2022-05-01, v:5.1.9) Gonen Shoham: keyboard shortcut instead of mouse click ?
    i have a tooltip on screen. it cannot be captured since click on the mouse removes the tooltip...... any idea?
  • (2022-01-13, v:5.1.9) Erek: z-index too small for Kindle Cloud Reader
    Noticed when reading a comic via Kindle Cloud Reader that the OCR result appeared underneath the comic. Raising the number is good but also they could probably detect highest z-index to beat.
  • (2021-12-17, v:5.1.9) Tzero Ocne: language setting keeps resetting
    I use ocr mainly for Japanese, whenever I set the input language to Japanese it reset the setting when I refresh the tab
  • (2021-10-16, v:5.1.9) sourabh dongre: No internet connection, or can not reach OCR server
    all time its showing that what to do? while all sit working properly and its showing no connection.
  • (2021-10-08, v:5.1.9) Pablo Chavez: No longer recognizes external shutter/helper app after installing Windows 11
    I have a PC and laptop. I've installed the desktop feature on both. I updated my PC to Windows 11 and I keep getting the shutter issue. I did not upgrade my laptop and do not have problems whatsoever. Big fan of this extension, so would love to get it back :)
  • (2021-09-09, v:5.1.9) Green Lab Green Lab: Does not recognize the dot (.) in the image.
    It does not recognize the dot (.) in the image. For example take any picture with decimal place (7.13) and you will see that (.) is not recognized.
  • (2021-09-01, v:5.1.9) Surf T. Newt: Limited Support in Chrome OS
    Can't use on local files with chromebooks. A security limitation? Pop-ups suggesting fixes, lead me down a rabbit hole. No programming detection for Chrome OS or android? Help page put me through circular links for a great chasing-my-tail routine, but I'm used to it by now as are all the countless students using chromebooks. Great OCR tool, otherwise!
  • (2021-07-17, v:5.1.9) Marta Lytvynenko: settings reset and desktop capture doesn't work
    Hi, I have two problems lately. 1. Input language settings reset to English every time so I can use set language only once, next time it's English again, even if it's just 5 minutes later. 2. Desktop capture feature doesn't work, says I need Shutter program. But both statuses I see in the settings are "enabled", and nothing about that Shutter. I've found that it's for Linux, but I have Win7.
  • (2021-07-09, v:5.1.9) B M: Settings often reset and says "OCR Successful" but shows no text
    The settings often reset. I only want to use this to select Japanese text from images, but it constantly resets the language to English. It also often says "OCR successful" but doesn't show any text.
  • (2021-06-23, v:5.1.9) 이게뭐냥: This extension is so awesome.
    This extension is so awesome. ... By the way, Even if I press the X button, the program does not end. Only the window size is reduced. ... It seems that you have to double-click the X button to exit. Let it exit with just one click of the X button.
  • (2021-05-14, v:5.1.9) Cjcoen: japanese translation
    i used this for helping translate manga annd similar stuff, but now it reads japanese text from right to left instead of left to right, up and down. it used to do this before and i cant get any of the previous versions to work like how it used to either. can i get some help on this?
  • (2021-05-14, v:5.1.9) Dylandidi10: Texte
    Le texte des pages mangas anglais apparaît souvent en majuscule et de haut en bas au lieu de de gauche a droite, ce qui rend la traduction plus difficile et longue, puisqu'il faut a chaque fois réorganiser au clavier le texte.
  • (2021-04-21, v:5.1.8) Irev Marie Calawigan: New Update is Giving me Problems
    Since the new update, the enter button doesn't work anymore after I OCR a text.
  • (2021-03-29, v:5.1.1) Shi Wu: Captures nearly nothing right, most of the time the capture is fully blank, the frame scrolls too much
    The extension is totally unusable, please fix it. Four main problems: (Speaking for Simplified Chinese mainly) 1. It always resets the settings back to default, meaning that it will reject to capture what you told it to, and no way to change it back except changing it manually in the options every 2 minutes 2. It usually returns fully blank, or has 1 or 2 characters correct, but usually Chinese recognition fails 3. Scrolling with mouse wheel ruins your day while watching video 4. The capture menu is gigantic and cover all over your page, meaning that you have to stop everything to use the extension, and then close it to return to your work/video Please fix it, because an OCR would really be great
  • (2021-02-26, v:5.1.0) Danny Blanco: Cordial saludo
    ¿Es posible descargarlo en el escritorio? o en Maxthon.
  • (2021-02-15, v:5.0.7) Joel Mahon: Touch Screen Support
    Hi there, fantastic extension. Are there any plans for touch screen support? It appears that it doesn't start a capture rectangle in capture mode on "finger down", and instead the browser swallows it and you drag the page about instead. Only a small issue, can whip out a keyboard or use the virtual mouse, but it's usually 5x slower at least so it would be a lovely feature to have.
  • (2021-01-30, v:5.0.6) Rhodan81: Get Text from Image
    The new feature "Get Text from Image" doesn't always work. It fails if the image source is on another domain that the webpage, because of the CORS policy.
  • (2021-01-30, v:5.0.6) Koan Paudel: Desktop OCR
    The extension does not take desktop screenshots anymore. Please add an option to turn off any other specific type of OCR.
  • (2021-01-11, v:4.2.1) C7illaxin': I'd like to unsubscribe.
    Please cancel the regular subscription payment.
  • (2020-12-01, v:4.2.1) 치코리타: i bought this app but
    i paid this app pro version. but i cant recieve the mail.(for pro number) please check this. of refund back my money
  • (2020-08-13, v:4.2.1) R3000 Mae: 無料お試し期間中の返金について
    先日トライアル期間中であれば可能である全額返金の連絡をメールでおこなったが、返事か来ません。 いつになったら返金されるのでしょうか?また本当に返金されるのでしょうか? 不安です。
  • (2020-08-05, v:4.2.1) J L.: Onscreen overlay box
    Hi I'm no longer able to see the overlay box - when I drag to capture photo/text hence when I'm dragging, nothing is happening at all, and I have to roughly estimate where to start and where to stop for the invisible box I'm dragging Please help!
  • (2020-08-03, v:4.2.1) laura valentina peñuela quintana: Error
    Hola, es que el copyfish ya no me quiere traducir el texto o la imagen que pongo a traducir, y pues cuando lo pongo a traducir algo simplemente me aparece que OCR request timed out y pues no entiendo nunca había tenido un problema así, y osea que tambien instale la otra cosa que me pide, entonces si me pueden resolver esto sería muy maravilloso.
  • (2020-07-09, v:4.2.1) VonG: Request timed out
    So i don't know what happen but yesterday it was working fine but this morning i tried to scan some chinese manga and it does not work at all it's been like this around 4 hours already please kindly help fix this problem ASAP
  • (2020-05-28, v:4.2.1) mohamed medhat: خطا في عرض pdf وعدم عرضو ومنعو وحظره
    حظري ومنع في ملف pdf
  • (2020-05-17, v:4.0.2) SRNJ. JP Rail Inc.: Ocr on hand written text?
    Does this work on hand written text? I know Google's api supports it, conditionally. If so, you should include that in the extension's detail page. A lot of OCR programs do not support it, so it would be a valuable piece of info to include in the description.
  • (2020-04-06, v:4.0.2) greg heil: path error?
    All i get is: An error occurred during OCRN/A
  • (2020-03-17, v:4.0.2) Sylvester Tan: An error occurred during OCR
    was working fine till yesterday. now keeps showing as "An error occurred during OCR"
  • (2020-03-17, v:4.0.2) Michael Rachmat: An error occurred during OCR
    Getting this error when capturing Japanese text
  • (2020-02-27, v:4.0.2) Saheb Mazaj: Chrome stops the downloading of the extension.
    look above. Thanks.
  • (2020-02-13, v:4.0.2) Youcef Haddad: translation error
    Hi, i have a problem, i have a pro+ liscence but when i whant to translate webtoon en chinese, but when i do an ocr it says : "an error occurred during translation". language input is on auto select language output is on english. I tried to put the input language in english but it does the same thing.
  • (2020-01-28, v:4.0.2) Marta Lytvynenko: desktop capture issue
    hi, there is a problem with desktop capture feature. it activates _after_ opening a new tab (and forcing Chrome to the foreground) => it captures this new tab and not what was meant to. Chrome, Win7.
  • (2019-11-04, v:4.0.2) Pawan Agrawal: Open grabbing screen shortcut not working
    I have tried the default shortcut as well as changed to another shortcuts but nothing is working for open grabbing screen shortcut. I'm using Chrome in MacOS Mojave.
  • (2019-10-22, v:4.0.2) 裴zl: bug: Word order is wrong after traditional Chinese OCR
    For traditional Chinese,we usually write it vertically,according to the order of top to bottom and left to right. Copyfish is great that could recognize every word correctly but the word order is confusion.
  • (2019-08-26, v:4.0.2) Tùng Núi: tôi cần mua bản Pro
    tôi muốn mua nó mà không nhận được mã
  • (2019-06-24, v:4.0.2) elwendyr of ys: copyfish
    copyfish doesnt do anthing when i click on it. tried desactivating other extensions and reinstalling copyfish. thanks for your help.
  • (2019-06-24, v:4.0.2) elwendyr of ys: copyfish
    when i click on the extension, it doesnt do anything. it worked for a while, i dont know why. i tried desactivating other extenseions and re-installing. thanks for your help.
  • (2019-05-14, v:3.0.8) Jan Hink: Czech language doesn't work
    Hi Copyfish team, I installed the chrome extension but can't get the Czech language to work. The "loading" indicator just rotates indefinitely and nothing happens. English (and few other languages) work just fine. When trying the ocr.space service, it also works fine with Czech. Can you please have a look at it? Thank you!
  • (2019-03-21, v:3.0.8) Phòng Cải cách hành chính: Please give me the Source code of app copfish
    I'm a student. Please give me the Source code of app copfish. I want to research. Thank you! My email: [email protected].


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4.0 (755 votes)
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2023-09-24 / 6.0.9
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