Optical Character Recognition API

Optical Character Recognition API

With this API you can extract any text from any image you have. Just pass the URL image and receive the text within it!

API description

About the API:

This API is an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) tool. Any picture you pass to it will be examined and extract every word within it.

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

You will need to pass the image URL of your choice. And you will be delivered the text content that it has. It's a very intuitive API and you will be amazed by the results. 

What are the most common uses cases of this API?

This API is ideal for those companies that have stored a lot of images and want to retrieve the text that they contain. This will help you to recognize if your brand is being used in images across the web without authorization. 

Also, this API will help to categorize those images with text. Thanks to character recognition, you will be delivered with the full words and you will be able to detect the category of the image just by reading its text. 

Are there any limitations with your plans?

Besides API call limitations per month, all the plans work the same!

API Documentation


With this endpoint, you will be receiving the text within the image you pass to it. 

Just with the image URL, you will be able to extract all the text in JSON format. 


The image must be a regular JPEG or PNG image (with or without transparency). Usually, such images have extensions: .jpg.jpeg.png. The service checks input files by MIME type and accepts the following types:

  • image/jpeg
  • image/png

The size of the image file must be less than 16Mb

POST https://zylalabs.com/api/37/optical+character+recognition+api/108/image+analysis

Image Analysis - Endpoint Features
Object Description
url [Required] The URL of the image you want to extract the text from. Remember that only JPG, JPEG and PNG are supported.
Test Endpoint


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            {"results":[{"status":{"code":"ok","message":"Success"},"name":"https://storage.googleapis.com/api4ai-static/samples/ocr-1.png","md5":"7009ed0064efa278ed529d382e968dcb","entities":[{"kind":"objects","name":"text","objects":[{"box":[0.05405405405405406,0.12863070539419086,0.8528528528528528,0.7676348547717843],"entities":[{"kind":"text","name":"text","text":"EAST NORTH\nINTERSTATE\nBUSINESS\n40 85"}]}]}]}]}

Image Analysis - CODE SNIPPETS

curl --location --request POST 'https://zylalabs.com/api/37/optical+character+recognition+api/108/image+analysis?url=Required' --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' 



POST https://zylalabs.com/api/37/optical+character+recognition+api/1679/image+analysis+with+file

Image Analysis with file - Endpoint Features
Object Description
Request Body [Required] File Binary
Test Endpoint


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            {"results":[{"status":{"code":"ok","message":"Success"},"name":"https://gopostr.s3.amazonaws.com/binary_file_test_1679/Ssgwxnt62QciQ1WiHOKRaS4AuUI57lygvAVItG61.png","md5":"98dd89a5ca8054ff1b0cd7bedb705f77","entities":[{"kind":"objects","name":"text","objects":[{"box":[0.16111111111111112,0.16111111111111112,0.6188271604938271,0.6892857142857143],"entities":[{"kind":"text","name":"text","text":"Poly\nCODERHOUSE\nRaúl Oyarzún\nDirector de la Carrera de Desarrollo\nCTO y Co-founder en Geopagos\nCertificate\nHas successfully completed this course at Coderhouse. The duration was 52\nhours taught over 13 weeks, fulfilling all academic requirements.\nMarch 30, 2022\nPython\nSebastian Rojas\nDNI: 32661643\nEDUCACIÓN\nEFECTIVA\nCODERHOUSE\nA\n7 IS300\nque\nChristian Patiño\nCEO"}]}]}]}]}

Image Analysis with file - CODE SNIPPETS

    curl --location 'https://zylalabs.com/api/37/optical+character+recognition+api/1679/image+analysis+with+file' \
    --header 'Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded' \ 
    --form 'image=@"FILE_PATH"'

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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 Optical Character Recognition 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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