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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

  • (2022-08-09) •{Karaline}•: exactly what i needed
  • (2022-08-02) Ashish Kumar Burnwal: Great tool and easy to use. This give very accurate OCR feature. Its desktop OCR feature is out of the box.
  • (2022-07-28) Чистый Джо: Очень крутое расширение. Потенциально экономит гору времени, избавляет от лишних действий, бытовухи при парсинге малоинтересной информации. Но реализация... УГ Горячие клавиши работают в одном из восьми случаев (конечно же тот один - нужный, остальные проверка "ачожниработаем"), навязчивые предожения десктопного аддона (эка невидаль). Раздражает смещение фокуса внимания. Зачем скроллить страницу вниз и не разрешать клик по ней? Все очень круто и так же тухло, что выражается в мелочах. Нервным как я печатать ручками. add 28.07.2022 12.45 why the hell it doesnt scan 90 degrees rounded images? Во имя Кришны, почему не сканирует повернутые на 90градусов изображения? Что за импотенция, ребят?
  • (2022-07-27) Fix Bet: Bangla Not Support, Useless to me
  • (2022-07-24) Smosh Kabel: This once very useful app has been getting worse every year. * The Free OCR engine is almost useless. * Half of the time not recognize vertical from horizontal text. * Transcribes vertical text in reverse order. * Even site access is now paywalled, so you have to press the extension button on every page, making shortcuts and mouse gestures useless. Uninstalled!
  • (2022-07-23) Vishal Kumar: Thanks for making this helpful extension
  • (2022-07-15) ChalkyMuffin 969: Funciona perfectamente y al ser open source, no pide ni pedirá paga para usarlo, grandes.
  • (2022-07-15) Ahmet Koca: ücretsiz değil
  • (2022-07-14) Gianni Gabriel Melgar Castro: Esta buenarda
  • (2022-07-07) Anthony Cubas Silva: super
  • (2022-06-27) Alomgir Hossain: it's awesome
  • (2022-06-25) Tanya Bondarenko: It doesn't work at all
  • (2022-06-24) АРТЕМ AɅЮШИН: It works quickly, unlike others. But, there is a trick that sometimes skips a part of the text, a whole paragraph and writes Copyfish in its place. Быстро работает в отличие от других. Но, есть такой прикол, что иногда пропускает часть текста, целый абзац и на месте него пишет Copyfish.
  • (2022-06-16) caballero france louise: When i am copying a different language it kept on spelling it wrong and puts a 9 instead of a g i hate it when that happens
  • (2022-06-15) wliang cao: 无法读取pdf里面的中文,还是“一键读图(OCR)”好用
  • (2022-06-12) Shriyesh Jais: This extension works well on the and the good part is the edit bar if any word copied wrong that u can edit on the window
  • (2022-06-11) Marlon BG: La mejor en su tipo, excelente.
  • (2022-06-10) 耿玉澄: 使いやすく強力なツールだ。Easy to use and powerful.
  • (2022-06-07) Ma.Krecia Nicol: i love it because its free. its convenient for a student like me. hoping for the developer not to remove its free feature.
  • (2022-06-06) Gaming with muhannad: One of the best OCR extensions with desktop support
  • (2022-06-05) Cai gi2 nhin: tạm
  • (2022-05-24) Yossi Rosenfeld: love copy fish pro its worth every penny
  • (2022-05-10) Jouko Halla: good application, copes with textual recognition tasks in photos that sometimes arise
  • (2022-05-07) Sobon George: The free version is useless.
  • (2022-04-27) ReD Blues: Very useful and works like a charm. Perhaps the only one that works as well on Linux as on windows.
  • (2022-04-22) Leny Man: Me ha salvado mil veces!!! Gracias!!
  • (2022-04-17) Mustafa Çiğdem: 🛐🛐🛐🛐🛐🛐🛐
  • (2022-04-15) Kim Thu Nguyễn: I can't see close button after use
  • (2022-04-15) Roku Karasu: Très utile, mais si le texte est trop petit, il ne le détectera pas. Il en va de même avec les alphabets autres que le latin.
  • (2022-04-08) The5armdamput33: Probably the best so far, but I see some issues... When using it on Japanese manga, it has trouble distinguishing certain characters from one another... For example: ぁ(a) and あ (a) This is not too much of an issue, because they have the same pronunciation, but it can sometimes affect how a sentence is read... It's a much bigger problem when it can't distinguish っ(tsu) from つ (tsu) because the former is silent and changes the pronunciation of the character that follows it... ex: つぱ = tsupa, っぱ = ppa... Sometimes it also mistakes ぱ(pa) for は(ha) or ば(ba) which have different pronunciations and change what the word or sentence means... the same for し(shi) and じ(ji) The "ten-ten" (") marks make a difference and sometimes the app misses them... > These are problems I find with all OCR devices, so it's not a particular problem with yours, but I want to leave an honest and complete review... Something that your app does better than any other app I've seen is reading vertical Japanese text... But it does it backwards... This is still somehow better than other similar programs... - Other apps read the first character of each line from left to right, then the second, and so on... > This app reads each line completely (top to bottom), but reads the lines from left to right... Japanese vertical text is read top to bottom, right to left... Vertical text I captured using this app: {サイコーたわ 広々と使えて 人少ないから 深夜の銭湯は} = "It's a great late-night bathhouse because it's spacious and not too many people are there." Should be read like this: { 深夜の銭湯は 人少ないから 広々と使えて サイコーたわ} = "Late-night bathhouses are spacious because there are fewer people, so it's great." But it's better than other apps, which read it like this: {サ広人深 イ々少夜 コとなの 1使い銭 だえか湯 わてらは} = "Sa Hirojin no shinin ai ko to na no 1 usages sen daeka yu watare wa" So it's still much better at reading vertical text than any other app I've used, but addressing these small problems would force me to change my rating to 5 stars...
  • (2022-04-08) Emerleigh Lozañes: It actually works! It of course depends on the image and font used, but the wait for the usual Arial font with a visibility of 8-10 font size is not that long (actually quite fast).
  • (2022-03-29) Taher Nagati: POWERFUL ONE ! WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • (2022-03-26) 1911 daniii: an absolute gamechanger, now i can read webtoons while studying the language. love it!
  • (2022-03-21) Chaves: Perfeitamente perfeito
  • (2022-03-18) Androidy: very good
  • (2022-03-17) Travis Stone: take several seconds to recognize
  • (2022-03-09) Alan Paul Alcantar: Excelente extensión, no pide premium como otras y es más sencilla de utilizar, sígan así
  • (2022-03-05) ming Moo: Twitterに投稿される英文の画像を翻訳する際に利用したところ、99%の単語を正しく認識しました。 認識時のUIがやや大きい気はしますが、手軽に利用できて精度も高いので満足です。
  • (2022-03-03) Fatih Ismail: Worked really good for me, so much better than other extentions that I tried
  • (2022-03-01) Егор Кудрин: Работает отлично, жаль нет горячей клавиши для вызова.
  • (2022-02-18) mr cool guy: its good enough for me to use, considering im using it for a different language too.
  • (2022-02-17) 無無: 之前還能直接翻譯的,現在要花錢才能直接翻譯
  • (2022-02-11) Hasan Tarık Yumbul: It doesn't recognize some symbols.
  • (2022-02-10) Quan Vương Trí: I could buy prerium if it's not so expensive,19.99$ and 29.99$ 1 mohth !? could you guys lower 10$ or price support from vietnamese? the price it killing my wallets so I could only uses it in free mode only.
  • (2022-02-09) Elvin Aslanov: useful for copying text from screenshot attachments
  • (2022-02-05) Bas van den Elsen: Doesn't work for Japanese hard subs apparently
  • (2022-02-04) Vũ tuấn Phong: well ,i use this app for the long time and is really helpful to me .However ,when i reinstall my win7 , this app is not working "No internet connection, or can not reach OCR server" , hope you fix is soon ,thank for the good app
  • (2022-01-25) M. H.: It does not work with Chrome Live Caption
  • (2022-01-23) ع: شكرا

Latest issues

  • (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: 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]
  • (2019-03-19, v:3.0.8) 咨询
  • (2019-03-14, v:3.0.7) ملاذ الأرواح: it not work
    please help
  • (2019-01-16, v:3.0.7) Sophie Arverne: it doesnt work since 3-4 days
    When i click on the fish it doesn't show the cross, i cant mark the text anymore its ,like the program do not work anymore. I tried to look at the developer page but it didn't help what is wrong?


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4.0 (656 votes)
Last update / version
2022-07-03 / 6.0.8
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