Copyfish 🐟 Free OCR Software

Copyfish 🐟 Free OCR Software

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

  • Copyfish 🐟 Free OCR Software
  • Copyfish 🐟 Free OCR Software
  • Copyfish 🐟 Free OCR Software
What is Copyfish 🐟 Free OCR Software?
Copyfish 🐟 Free OCR Software is a revolutionary tool designed for seamless extraction and translation of text from images, videos, and PDF files. It converts any captured on-screen text into an editable format, eliminating the need for manual retyping. Suitable for various uses such as Google searching, emailing, storing, or translating the text. Supports multiple languages and works effectively with all kinds of images and even subtitles on Youtube or Youku videos. Additionally, it supports developer contributions being an open-source project under GPL license and utilizes the superior OCR API from
Users: 700,000+
Version: 6.0.9 (Last updated: 2023-09-25)
Creation date: 2020-05-26
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • contextMenus
  • activeTab
  • scripting
  • storage
  • notifications
  • nativeMessaging
  • clipboardRead
  • commands
Size: 239.62K
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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 .

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  • Free to use
  • Works well with various languages
  • Easy to use
  • Not detecting text on certain websites
  • Some users experienced lag
  • Issues with detecting text on copylocked pages
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  • Free to use
  • Easy to use
  • Not detecting text on certain websites
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by Terry C Duarte Terry C Duarte, 2024-07-15

Not detecting Hindi Language.
by Ramkeval Yadav Ramkeval Yadav, 2024-07-14

rất tố
by Dương Nguyen Dương Nguyen, 2024-07-13
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Copyfish 🐟 Free OCR Software may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

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