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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

  • (2021-06-13) Mateus Frota: GOOD
  • (2021-06-03) Mario: best extension i have ever found makes life very easy and also a very powerful extension, so thank you guys for this lovely extension very helpful and very useful.
  • (2021-06-01) بلال قبلان: مفيدة.. مشكلة واحدة، في الوصف أن الإضافة تدعم استخراج النصوص من ملفات PDF ولكن عمليا لم تنفع، لم تستطع الإضافة استخراج (أو تحويل) ملف PDF إلى نص
  • (2021-05-30) Ngoc Le: The best OCR translator out there
  • (2021-05-21) Mari Severino: Traduce mal
  • (2021-05-14) Cjcoen: it used to be great, i used it for translating manga. but ever since its update it reads japanese from right to left instead of the correct way of reading japanese. whats with that? id like some help on that if possible.
  • (2021-05-04) Manyata Bisat: Everything was much easier to do just capture the photo!
  • (2021-04-29) Marco: It works fine. Thanks!
  • (2021-04-28) Ankit Sharma: worked well for me
  • (2021-04-27) Walid Ag: I know this has been answered before but I would really prefer if the 'Clipboardread' was not a feature in the first place. It's very concerning in terms for privacy. Otherwise it's a very cool extension. Please update soon! Thanks
  • (2021-04-25) morfiteX: muy util
  • (2021-04-21) HiddenArmy: Question, Why do you need to read my copy paste log?
  • (2021-04-20) Ak Ra: Why do you want to read what I copy? edit: okay
  • (2021-04-20) Soumya Kanti Paul: Just now received a notification from the browser that Copyfish has been disabled, and it needs the permission to "read my copy paste data" to be re-enabled. Why do you need to read my data? Edit: Thanks for the clarification
  • (2021-04-04) Kartik Bhanderi: Pushing users to install some desktop app.
  • (2021-04-02) Godson Programmer: awesome
  • (2021-03-29) Yujie Fan: 很好,奈斯
  • (2021-02-28) Белый Камушек: Замечательное расширение. Прекрасно распознает четкие символы, знает кучу языков. Очень помогло мне с китайским, база иероглифов большая. Спасибо! P.S. Последнее обновление напугало меня, пришлось несколько раз переустановить расширение, чтобы работало. А то был какой-то глюк и при нажатии на значок расширения требовали скачать какую-то прогу. Хорошо, что я не отчаялась.
  • (2021-02-22) Jovan Bartlett: As a student, this helps so much for making notes from videos during online studies. Thank you so much!
  • (2021-02-08) Sravanth Kumar Chintalacheruvu: Soooo powerful, accurate and reliable. The creators of this extension are surely a bunch of Geniuses
  • (2021-02-08) Geoffrey Thiru: great, just like the way i wanted
  • (2021-02-04) vivara textiles: AWSM
  • (2021-02-02) Yuan Fang: 首先在官网演示视频里面夹带私货,伤害中华民族的民族感情,这是绝对无法原谅的。 其次,你的识别准确率低的吓人,还不如隔壁QQF7自带的OCR,那么请问我为什么要下载这样一个废物软件呢?一星滚出。
  • (2021-01-31) Hong Quan: A bit difficult to use
  • (2021-01-30) Onno Rouast: I like the UI. But the OCR is broken for chinese (both simplified and traditional) clear HTML text is only partly recongnised, very clear black on white image data has no or unusable result. Also, why do I have to select a language? I just want all unicode characters.
  • (2021-01-16) Sebastian Flores: Traduce demasiado mal, el inglés a español. Ejemplo de lo que había traducido. "is father still alive?! i'm scared...!" COMO COPYFISH LO TRADUJO: "rs ¡¿PADRE AÚN VIVO ?! SOY CICATRIZ "...!" COMO ES SEGÚN GOOGLE TRANSLATE Y LO QUE SÉ: ¿El padre sigue vivo? estoy asustado...!
  • (2021-01-13) Arnar Barri Símonarson: Very cool extension. One problem is that it doesn't seem to be able to grab text from PowerShell images.
  • (2021-01-12) Cláudia Marques: its useless now. It was such great too...
  • (2020-12-26) HC P: 网页一滚动,截取就用不了了
  • (2020-12-20) Arpit Patidar: This is insane. it works amazing
  • (2020-12-18) 觉醒小七: 必须评价一下 官网的示例视频,天大的好评,别问我为什么,懂的人自然懂! 官网的示例视频,天大的好评,别问我为什么,懂的人自然懂! 官网的示例视频,天大的好评,别问我为什么,懂的人自然懂! 官网的示例视频,天大的好评,别问我为什么,懂的人自然懂! 官网的示例视频,天大的好评,别问我为什么,懂的人自然懂!
  • (2020-12-09) louie molan: it can capture text well. user friendly. the translation doesn't work tho but 'im thankful enough for the the ocr itself
  • (2020-12-08) Rohit Devanaboina: Fast and Simple!
  • (2020-11-25) Johnny Sun: works great, however sometimes the select tool is below the cursor
  • (2020-11-25) Khoa Pham: best app
  • (2020-11-20) fsdfds afadsf: Very smart OCR software. For my use, it has been good.
  • (2020-11-19) Bruno Oliveira: Perfeito para o que eu quero! Estou usando muito para pegar numeração de Boletos. Recomendo!
  • (2020-11-06) Girish Kumar: superb
  • (2020-11-04) Dyuti Mahapatra: Doesn't work properly.
  • (2020-10-20) Thomas van der Sluis: Hugely helpful for my degree with the number of digital texts I work with
  • (2020-10-17) Jianhui Liu: recently not work,always show message "An error occurred during OCR"
  • (2020-10-09) Edward Gillman: Very very good, doesn't do cyrillic of arabic unfortunately, still very pleased
  • (2020-09-20) Laugh out loud: lâu lâu load chậm vãi đái, chẳng hạn như lúc tôi đang viết cái này, nhưng dùng tạm được
  • (2020-09-07) Lorde Bawili: It didn't fairly work when I was trying to use it on a image, that was in a different language, for example it translated COGALAH geeeeQAK L-eglH ITL.I!, when it should have been Cobalah bergerak lebih dari itu.
  • (2020-09-04) M: Does the job!
  • (2020-08-29) 미오셀리언: 결과를 한국어로 하고 영어를 캡쳐했는데 한국에결과라고 나오면서 실제로는 영어 그대로 나옵니다. 즉 번역이 안된다는 말입니다.
  • (2020-08-26) MK 2109: Really bad detection. For invoices, with tables, if OCR worked, you'd have to capture each column separately, then copy/paste onto your spreadsheet.
  • (2020-08-01) 정성욱: 좋다.
  • (2020-07-22) LIJIAN QU: It cannot be used now. Always "Unable to capture screen. Please try again when the page has loaded"
  • (2020-07-14) Zhan Arno: Спасибо большое за такой крутой плагин)).

Latest issues

  • (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) Kanchan 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 (561 votes)
Last update / version
2021-04-23 / 5.1.9
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