Windows 10 OCR App to Get Text from Photos or Images

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Photo Scan is a free Windows 10 OCR app which helps you get text from photos or images. The app gives you an easy option to extract text from photos or images. All you need to do is upload a photo or you can even click a photo using your camera and the text in the photo will be extracted and shown on the app window.

The Windows 10 OCR app can be downloaded from the Windows 10 store or from the link given at the end of this article. When you start the app you will see an interface as shown in the screenshot below.

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As you can see you have two options on the left side, you can either upload a photo from your device or take a photo using your camera. As soon as you upload a photo, the text in the photo will be captured and will be shown on the right side window of the app. This can be seen in the screenshot below.

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Now the text on the right side can be copied and used anywhere you like using the copy all button at the top right of the window. The save button lets you save this extracted text in a text file. The share option lets you share this text with your friends using various mediums. The speech option lets you listen to the text which has been extracted. It converts the text to speech and you can hear it before using it.

Below the uploaded photo you will also see the photo details like its title, resolution, and path.

photo scan settings

The settings section of the app lets you change the theme of the app. You can choose among the three given themes.

Features of this Windows 10 OCR app:

  • Extract text from photos or images.
  • Upload a photo or use your camera to click a photo.
  • Text to speech feature.
  • Copy the extracted text and use it anywhere.
  • Change themes.
  • Save extracted text in a text file format.
  • Simple interface.


Photo Scan is a nice app to extract text from photos or images easily. You might not be happy with the extracted text every time, but most of the times the app does a good job. Only when there is a lot of text on the image, then the app might miss a few lines. But otherwise the extraction is quite good. The best part is you can instantly click and upload a photo using your camera. Also the interface of the app is neat and does not have any ads.

Check out Photo Scan for Windows 10 here.

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Works With: Windows 10
Free/Paid: Free