Copying text from images and photos is extremely easy – all you need to do is mark the part that you need and simply copy it. The matter complicates when you are dealing with text on images and photos. Fortunately, there is an easy solution.
Text recognition OCR software will not be addressed here – the focus will be on a very useful Google Chrome web browser extension. This add-on allows you to copy text from images and pictures that you can find on the Internet.
This free extension is called Project Naptha. It is only accessible for Google Chrome as for today, but it soon will be available for users of different web browsers. After installing it, the extension works automatically within Chrome – there is no need to launch it. You just simply open the page with the image that contains text and mark the part you need with your cursor.
The next thing that you need to do is right-click the marked text and choose 'Copy Text' form context menu.
That is all. The extension works as fast as normal copying from a text. Context menu also allows you to mark the whole text on a given image ('Select All') and you can access advanced settings.
Unfortunately, Project Naptha has a few disadvantages. One of them is that the extension doesn't have all languages compatibility. What is means is when you are dealing with e.g. Polish text, errors may occur when copying some of the diactric signs. It is possible that this issue will be solved soon and other languages will be compatible with Project Naptha.