Photo Reader for iPhone, iPad and Macintosh (iOS and macOS)

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With Photo Reader for iOS and macOS, you can extract text (scan) from any photo or image. Using the app, you select a photo, or make a photo of a document, and then the app will then very quickly present you the text found in the photo.

Also included are:

The provided extensions are very useful, because in many cases you don't even have to launch the app.

Photos Editing Extension

You can use Photo Reader while in Photos, for example. Tap on a photo, then tap Edit in the upper right. Now tap on the ellipsis (...) button to call on Photo Reader.

Share Extension

Or you can use Photo Reader at any time where you are looking at a photo or image and your favorite app allows to 'share' the photo or image.


Please see the Apple web page for screenshots and app previews.

Supported Languages

In particular, Photo Reader works very good with English, Chinese, Portuguese, French, Italian, German and Spanish.


Photo Reader is translated in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Chinese.

Offering Universal Purchase

You can purchase the app from the App Store. You will get both the iOS and macOS apps.

Privacy Policy

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