Image Reader (OCR)

Image Reader (OCR)

Easily get words out of an image with OCR engine!

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What is Image Reader (OCR)?

Image Reader (OCR) is an intuitive Chrome extension that helps users convert any image into a readable text using the Tesseract OCR engine. With the options of selecting the OCR language, the Image Reader caters to a global audience. This extension fetches language data from GitHub, making it more efficient and lightweight.

By: Sevina
Rating: 3.89 (19)
Version: 0.1.7 (Last updated: 2023-12-07)
Creation date: 2019-08-27
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
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Size: 7.87M
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Image Reader (OCR)
Image Reader (OCR) (v0.1.6)
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Image Reader (OCR) extension helps you easily get words out of any image. It uses an open-source OCR library called Tesseract. Tesseract.js is an open-source JavaScript library and is made via an Emscripten port of the famous Tesseract OCR Engine written in C and C++. Please visit ( to get more info.

To work with this addon, simply open the addon's interface and load your image via the file selector (top section). Before using the addon, please make sure to select the appropriate OCR language. Default OCR language is set to English.

Note: this addon uses the "" GitHub repo to fetch language data required for the OCR operation. Language data packs are very large and cannot be included in the addon package.

To report bugs, please fill the bug report form on the extension's homepage (

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  • Supports variety of languages
  • Great for copying text that can't be copied otherwise
  • Easy to use with functionalities like drag and drop
  • Not accurate for some languages
  • Copied text requires cleaning up due to additional 'enter' spaces
  • Some users find recognition speed slow
Most mentioned
  • Language support
  • Ease of use
  • Recognition accuracy
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Risk impact

Image Reader (OCR) is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk likelihood

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