Unleash the power of text recognition with our OCR API! Effortlessly extract text from handwritten documents and scanned images in any language worldwide with unmatched accuracy. Perfect for global businesses, our API offers lightning-fast results, ensuring your data is readily available and accessible. Say goodbye to manual transcription woes and embrace the future of seamless OCR technology.

API description

About the API: 


Introducing our state-of-the-art OCR API, the ultimate text recognition solution designed to revolutionize how you interact with handwritten documents and scanned images. Powered by cutting-edge technology, this API boasts unparalleled accuracy, enabling seamless processing of text in all languages spoken on the planet. Ideal for international businesses and organizations, it transcends linguistic barriers, unlocking a world of possibilities for data extraction and management.

Experience the efficiency of our OCR API, offering low latency and high availability, ensuring fast and reliable results with every request. Whether you seek to archive crucial information from scanned documents or digitize handwritten notes for secure digital storage, our API is a game-changer in automating these labor-intensive tasks.

By leveraging advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms, our OCR API is equipped to handle diverse writing styles, fonts, and document formats, delivering precise text recognition in real-time. From contracts and invoices to academic papers and historical manuscripts, no text is beyond its grasp.

International businesses dealing with multilingual documents will find our API indispensable. With the ability to process any language, including complex scripts and character sets, it effortlessly bridges communication gaps and streamlines global operations.

Data security is paramount, and our API implementation ensures utmost confidentiality. Your documents are processed securely, and we do not retain any data after processing, safeguarding your sensitive information.

Integrating the OCR API into your applications is seamless with our well-documented and developer-friendly interface. Unlock new possibilities in document management, content extraction, and language processing, giving your projects a competitive edge and saving valuable time and resources.

Welcome to a future where text recognition is a breeze, and the world of information is at your fingertips. Join countless businesses and organizations that have already embraced the potential of our OCR API. Simplify your text recognition workflows, enhance accuracy, and explore the boundless horizons of language processing. Try our OCR API today and embark on a journey towards smarter, more efficient data handling.


What this API receives and what your API provides (input/output)?

Pass the image URL from where you want to extract the text. 


What are the most common uses cases of this API?

  1. Document Digitization and Archiving: The OCR API enables businesses to digitize and archive vast quantities of physical documents efficiently. By extracting text from scanned documents, invoices, receipts, and contracts, organizations can create searchable and easily accessible digital databases. This streamlines document retrieval, reduces physical storage needs, and enhances overall data management.

  2. Multilingual Customer Support: International businesses dealing with a diverse customer base can benefit from the OCR API. When processing customer inquiries, feedback forms, or handwritten notes, the API's ability to recognize text in various languages ensures seamless multilingual support. This leads to improved customer satisfaction and better communication across global markets.

  3. Data Entry and Form Processing: For companies burdened with manual data entry from surveys, questionnaires, or feedback forms, the OCR API offers a game-changing solution. By automatically extracting text from such forms, the API expedites data entry processes, minimizes human errors, and accelerates data analysis for better decision-making.

  4. Language Translation and Sentiment Analysis: Integrating the OCR API with language translation and sentiment analysis tools opens up new possibilities for businesses. By extracting text from customer reviews, feedback, or social media posts, the API enables sentiment analysis in different languages. This helps companies gauge customer sentiments and adapt their marketing and business strategies accordingly.

  5. Historical Document Analysis: Academic institutions, museums, and historical archives can benefit from the OCR API to analyze and digitize ancient manuscripts, historical letters, and rare texts. By converting these valuable documents into machine-readable formats, researchers and historians can conduct digital searches, preserve cultural heritage, and facilitate scholarly collaboration.


Are there any limitations to your plans?

Besides the number of API calls, there is no other limitation

API Documentation


Extract text from an image


POST https://zylalabs.com/api/2319/ocr+api/2227/ocr

OCR - Endpoint Features
Object Description
url [Required] Add URL of image.
Test Endpoint


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            {"statusCode": 200, "body": {"fullText": "it's\nthe most\nbeautiful\ntime of the\nyear", "detectedLanguage": "en", "annotations": [{"text": "it's", "boundingPoly": [{"x": 451, "y": 715}, {"x": 521, "y": 715}, {"x": 521, "y": 766}, {"x": 451, "y": 766}]}, {"text": "the", "boundingPoly": [{"x": 376, "y": 779}, {"x": 469, "y": 785}, {"x": 465, "y": 846}, {"x": 372, "y": 841}]}, {"text": "most", "boundingPoly": [{"x": 477, "y": 785}, {"x": 597, "y": 792}, {"x": 593, "y": 854}, {"x": 473, "y": 847}]}, {"text": "beautiful", "boundingPoly": [{"x": 304, "y": 868}, {"x": 677, "y": 862}, {"x": 678, "y": 939}, {"x": 305, "y": 945}]}, {"text": "time", "boundingPoly": [{"x": 348, "y": 968}, {"x": 458, "y": 958}, {"x": 464, "y": 1029}, {"x": 354, "y": 1039}]}, {"text": "of", "boundingPoly": [{"x": 472, "y": 956}, {"x": 536, "y": 950}, {"x": 542, "y": 1021}, {"x": 478, "y": 1027}]}, {"text": "the", "boundingPoly": [{"x": 543, "y": 950}, {"x": 626, "y": 943}, {"x": 632, "y": 1013}, {"x": 549, "y": 1021}]}, {"text": "year", "boundingPoly": [{"x": 438, "y": 1069}, {"x": 550, "y": 1061}, {"x": 554, "y": 1120}, {"x": 442, "y": 1128}]}]}}


curl --location --request POST 'https://zylalabs.com/api/2319/ocr+api/2227/ocr?url=https://openmediadata.s3.eu-west-3.amazonaws.com/pexels-monstera-5709059.jpg' --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' 


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After signing up, every developer is assigned a personal API access key, a unique combination of letters and digits provided to access to our API endpoint. To authenticate with the OCR API REST API, simply include your bearer token in the Authorization header.


Header Description
Authorization [Required] Should be Bearer access_key. See "Your API Access Key" above when you are subscribed.

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The OCR API supports a wide range of document types, including scanned documents, images, PDFs, and photographs. It accepts commonly used image formats such as JPEG, PNG, GIF, and TIFF, making it compatible with various sources of text-containing media.

Yes, the OCR API excels at recognizing handwritten text from documents and images. Leveraging advanced machine learning algorithms, it can decipher various handwriting styles and provide accurate text extraction, making it an ideal solution for digitizing handwritten notes and forms.

The OCR API is designed to process text in all languages spoken worldwide. Through its robust language models and character recognition capabilities, it accurately recognizes and extracts text in diverse languages, scripts, and character sets, making it suitable for international businesses with a global customer base.

The OCR API leverages cutting-edge technology to deliver high accuracy in text recognition. While it aims to provide precise results, the actual accuracy may vary depending on factors like image quality and handwriting legibility. Regular updates and continuous model refinement ensure constant improvements in accuracy.

The OCR API boasts low latency and high availability, ensuring swift processing of your requests. The actual response time may depend on factors like network speed and the complexity of the input document. However, you can expect fast and reliable results for most scenarios.

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