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Image to Text API
About Image to Text APIs
Convert a variety of image formats to text with Text APIs.
What is an image to text API?
An image to text application programming interface (API) is a service that allows developers to add image to text conversion functionality to their applications or website.
How does an image to text API work?
An API for converting images to text utilizes GET and POST requests and endpoints to connect to the service provider’s data resources. JSON and XML are common response formats for APIs.
Images that contain text can be extracted using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology. APIs for image to text conversion use algorithms and machine learning (ML) techniques to recognize text in images.
Who is an image to text API for?
Developers that create websites or applications with image processing capability will find image to text APIs helpful.
Businesses that want to manage images in a variety of formats can also benefit from using applications or websites with image-to-text functionality. Popular image formats for text conversion include PDF, JPG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, PNG, and others.
Why is an API for photo to text conversion important?
For developers, it is important to create applications and websites with features that businesses value most. APIs for photo to text conversion helps developers accomplish this with the least amount of manual coding.
Most businesses produce and receive important documents in image formats on a regular basis. These files may come from their staff, customers, and business partners. Converting images to text creates consistency in organizing documents.
What can you expect from photo to text APIs?
Developers can look forward to building projects with the latest ML technologies for image to text processing.
Businesses can expect to assign the task of scanning images to the API. Doing so will remove the burden of having to handle image to text conversions manually. Businesses will also be able to locate their image files faster, and this is a direct benefit that increases productivity.
Are there examples of free image to text APIs?
RapidAPI’s Marketplace lists several freemium photo to text APIs. “OCRLY Image to Text” by Nadkabanni has a free Basic plan with a 50-month quota limit. Overages are ten cents each.
“Any Image to Text or Words with Coordinates” by API Express is another freemium API with a free Basic plan. The per-month request limit is 50, and overages are a little over two cents each.
Best Image to Text APIs
Image to Text API SDKs
All Image to Text APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:
- Java (Android)
- C# (.NET)
Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.
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