Translate Words or Image on a Page

Translate page content through OCR and Google Translate

by @pixies



Translate text from an image using OCR and language translation APIs.

Activate the Mod

  1. Activate this mod. If you're not logged into PixieBrix or have not previously created a PixieBrix account, you'll be prompted to do so before continuing the activation flow for this mod.

  2. Once logged in, use the PixieBrix Extension Console to configure this mod's two integrations.

    OCR Supreme - ✨ Built-in

    OCR integration options

    Google Translate - ✨ Built-in

    Google translate integration options with Rapid API

  3. Finish activating this mod by clicking "Activate" in the Extension Console

    purple button that says activate

Try it Out

  1. Go to a website with an image or text you want to translate. For example, you could visit this Wikipedia article.

  2. Open the Quick Bar with your configured shortcut and select the Translate with OCR option.

    Quick bar with configured actions

  3. Configure the Image and Target language in the sidebar modal. Also, use the Image Cropper to specify the page portion you want to translate.

    sidebar with fields for the target language and current language and an image cropper

  4. Finally, click "Submit" to execute the translation.
     translated text in the german and original text in English

Endless Possibilities

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