Photo Reader 4+

Get text from any photo

Alco Blom

    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings
    • $3.99


The iOS version is included.

With Photo Reader, you can get the text from any photo or image. Using the app, you select a photo or make a photo of a text document and then the app will very quickly present you the text from the photo. You can then copy the text to use it somewhere else or you can send the text in a text message or email.

You can select a photo from your Photo Library or any photo on disk.

The camera of your Mac is also supported. Just hold a document in front of the camera and Photo Reader will get the text for you.

This is app is the macOS equivalent of the iOS version with the same name (Photo Reader). The iOS version is included.

What’s New

Version 2.5

You can now set your preferred language to fine-tune the text recognition. Supported languages are: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese. Note : for other languages that are in the Roman alphabet the text recognition also works very well.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Write for You ,

Photo Reader - A handy app

Photo Reader is a handy application. It’s simple, lightning quick, and accurate. I perform freelance work, and one client will send me only images of Excel files that display my projects, payments, etc. With Photo Reader, it’s a snap to extract the data and paste it into an accounting application. I often photograph cooking recipes in books and magazines. Photo Reader extracts the text flawlessly. Remarkably, Photo Reader even worked well when one of the images was a bit blurry and askew.

After extracting the text, Photo Reader presents three tools at the bottom of the window, “Cancel,” “Select All, Copy,” and “Share.” The app defaults to your Photos Library, but, for files elsewhere, you can drag them onto the Select Photo icon (in macOS and iOS).

Night Warbler ,

Love at first sight.

Photo Reader, where have you been all my life?

App Privacy

The developer, Alco Blom, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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