Text in images: copy and paste, get the font

Useful web tools to copy and paste text from pictures, online ORC, find the font on an image.

Copy and paste text from a picture

It can sometimes save you so much time when someone just gives you a picture and say “use the copy from that”, humm yeah… I found a very nice web browser extension for chrome:
Project Naptha “Highlight, copy, edit, and translate text from any image on the web.”

OCR (Optical Character Recognition) online tools

  • free-ocr.com – JPG, GIF, TIFF BMP or PDF (only first page)
  • onlineocr.net – Extract text from PDF and images (JPG, BMP, TIFF, GIF) and convert into editable Word, Excel and Text output formats

Find the font used in an image

If you want to find which font is used on a picture, try this web tool WhatTheFont.
You can upload an image or give an url. Then you select characters and see if there is a match with the other fonts.

If you know any better tools, please drop a comment. Thank you


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