Manually copying the text that appears on images can be a very cumbersome task. That is why we have written this article, in which we talk about the main tools that we can use to copy the text of an image very quickly and comfortably, both on mobile devices and on computers.
Copy Text On Screen
Copy Text On Screen is an application for Android that we can download for free from Google Play. It is a software that is based on OCR technology , to recognize the characters in an image with an accuracy of 95% or better.
It is an application compatible with a multitude of languages , which means that you can use your smartphone's camera to extract the text from a large number of images. You can also use this application to copy the text of the images that I have saved on your phone.
OCR.Space is a web service that allows us to use OCR technology to extract the texts of all the images that we have stored on our computer. The best thing about resorting to this type of service is that you do not need to install any type of application, neither on your phone nor on your computer.
Therefore, we believe that it is the best option for users who only need to process a small number of images. OCR.Space has seemed the best proposal of its kind, because it works really well , and includes a multitude of options that we can use to improve the precision of the tool.
It has options, to automatically recognize the orientation of the text of the images, as well as two scanning modes, to adjust to the needs of all users.
We continue with Copyfish, in this case it is an extension for the Google Chrome browser , which will allow us to extract the texts from the images in a very simple and fast way. It is a less advanced tool than the ones we have mentioned above, but its simplicity of use makes it well worth trying.
To use it, you just have to install it for free from the Chrome extensions store. Once it has been installed, click on the extension icon that will appear in the upper right corner of Chrome, and then select the image with the text you want to extract.
Copyfish will only take a few seconds to extract the text from the image you have selected.
FreeOCR is a free program, which you can install on your Windows computer. This will allow you to process the text of a large number of images, in a much more comfortable way, than with the previous tools.
The main drawback of this tool is that it needs the images to have a fairly good quality in order to do a good job. Poor quality images will perform worse than previous options. FreeOCR allows you to export the extracted text directly to Microsoft Word .
Its operation is really simple, since all we will have to do is upload the image in question to this cloud storage platform. Once you have the uploaded file, right-click on it, and open it with Google's word processor .
The Google word processor will open in a new browser tab. Inside you will find the image and the text extracted just below.
Here ends our article on how to copy the text of an image, we hope you find it very useful.