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.

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, email copyfish@a9t9.com or 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.

For developers

Copyfish 🐟 is published under the GPL open-source license, you can find its source code on GitHub. As OCR software, it uses our free OCR.space OCR API and Online OCR service.

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