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

Do you need to extract text from images, videos or PDF? If yes, then the Copyfish 🐟 free OCR software is for you. 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. β€œImages” come in many forms: photographs, charts, diagrams, screenshots, PDF documents, comics, error messages, memes, Flash – and Youtube movies.

Download Copyfish

Copyfish runs in Chrome and Firefox:

Copyfish for Chrome

Copyfish for Firefox

Both versions are identical, except for the desktop capture OCR feature, which is not yet supported by the Firefox browser.

Important: If you get the "Unable to capture screen. Please try again when the page has loaded" error after the update, please uninstall and reinstall Copyfish. This will fix the issue. But if it still does not work, please contact us. Sorry about this issue. The good news is that improved web page screenshots and a new desktop screen capture feature will be available soon.

Free OCR and Data Extraction with Copyfish


For more information see the Copyfish help page or watch the short screencast below:

Tech support

Copyfish has a Getting started page. If you have questions, please use the contact form. We love to hear from you. And even so this is a free Chrome extension, we read all emails and typically respond within 1-2 days.

Copyfish Free, PRO and PRO+

Often requested, and now available: In addition to the well-known free OCR.space OCR option, Copyfish offers now the option to use an even better PRO OCR service for OCR. For translation, we integrated Google Translate, the best translation service available. The PRO and PRO+ plans are available as monthly subscription.

All paid plans include a free 7-day trial. If you cancel within the first seven days your payment is automatically refunded. You have a 100% money-back guarantee.

Copyfish Plans: Free Plan PRO Edition PRO+ Edition
Price Active with installation,
no sign-up required
US$ 19.95/month,
100% Money-Back Guarantee
US$ 29.95/month,
100% Money-Back Guarantee
Standard OCR - Best Free OCR available Yes Yes Yes
Automatic OCR language detection - Yes Yes
PRO Vision OCR
(best OCR, supports even hand writing)
- Yes Yes
Google Translate
(very good translation service)
- - Yes
Support Forum Forum, Email Forum, Priority Email
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If you have any question on what is the right plan for you, please contact us. We offer discounts for students, universities and non-profit organizations, just ask us.

What is the difference between Standard and PRO OCR?

The PRO OCR plans use 100-times more processing power. This means that the conversion is faster and the results are significantly more accurate than with our free standard OCR plan. The PRO OCR hardly gets any character wrong, and it can even read handwriting. Below you find a short comparison of the standard and PRO OCR results with three examples. But you don't have to take our word for it. You can test PRO seven days for free.

OCR of youtube video
OCR of text from inside a Youtube video

Receipt OCR
OCR of data from a receipt

Handwritten Note OCR
OCR of a handwritten note. Standard OCR can not read handwriting at all. PRO OCR also auto-detects the OCR language(s) and works well with mixed language documents.

Still unsure if PRO OCR works for you? => Subscribe now, the first 7 days are free (Cancel anytime).

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