OCR - Image Reader

OCR - Image Reader

A powerful optical character recognition (OCR) extension to capture and convert images to text

OCR - Image Reader
What is OCR - Image Reader?
"OCR - Image Reader" is an Edge extension that introduces an OCR tool in your browser, allowing users to select a region from their active window to capture and recognise text data. Using a robust OCR engine powered by the 'tesseract.js' library, this add-on supports over 100 languages and automatic text orientation. Despite OCR's inherent slowness, this extension keeps users in the loop with progress bar updates. The extension works offline, maintaining user privacy. It is also capable of extracting text from images and restricted webpages.
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By: Bermet
Rating: 4.20 (18)
Version: 0.4.0 (Last updated: 2024-03-05)
Creation date: 2022-01-12
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Permissions:
  • storage
  • unlimitedStorage
  • activeTab
  • notifications
  • scripting
Host permissions:
  • https://tessdata.projectnaptha.com/*.gz
  • https://github.com/naptha/tessdata/blob/gh-pages/*.gz?raw=true
Size: 2.68M
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OCR - Image Reader
OCR - Image Reader (v0.4.0)
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Summary

This extension adds a toolbar button to your browser to allow the user to select a region in the currently active window. The extension captures the selected area and tries to recognize text inside this region using the internal powerful OCR engine. This extension uses the "tesseract.js" library that supports more than 100 languages, automatic text orientation, and script detection.

This extension loads the JS library on the page and removes it when you are done with the OCR. This way there is no long-term resource usage.

Note: On the first run, the extension might take a few minutes to fetch the training data from the internet. Since this resource is cached, all subsequent calls are going to be fast.

Note: Optical character recognition (OCR) is slow in nature, so this extension displays a progress bar for each detection module.

Note: This extension does the OCR process offline. There is no server-side interaction. It only fetches the language training database once.

Note: This tool can be used to extract the text content out of images or extract the content of a web page when user-section is forbidden.

User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Simple and effective
  • Actually works without needing to purchase add-ons
  • Allows area selection for copying
  • Very fast processing
  • Useful for students
Cons
  • Downloading traineddata is too slow
  • Can't access local files
  • The process for local files is cumbersome with additional requirements like installing python
Most mentioned
  • Slow performance or download speed
  • Actually works and is effective
  • No need to buy anything extra
Recent reviews
Great tool, it is not of course perfect, but very close to it. Amazing work!
by Branimir, 2022-07-12

Очень нужное расширение для студентов
by Ик, 2022-03-04

Works perfectly and very fast
by Syed, 2022-02-17
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Safety
Risk impact

OCR - Image Reader is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

OCR - Image Reader is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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