How to Translate Image


Image translator refers to a technology where the user can translate the text on images or pictures taken of printed text (posters, banners, menu list, signboard, document, screenshot, etc.). The image translator can recognize and translate into the language you want instantly after uploading the image.

These tools are suitable for student parties, business people, and people traveling abroad. Whether in work, study, or daily life, they help you solve big problems at any time. In this post, you will get two different kinds of tools that can help you translate your image immediately.

Part 1 - Translate with Image Translator

Translate image with the image translator is one of the most convenient ways for you. With the translators we provided in this part, you can extract any text contained in the image, and then have this text translated into a language of your choice.

1. Yandex Translate

Yandex Translate is a web service provided by Yandex, intended for the translation of text or web pages into another language. This free online translator can translate words and expressions, texts from photos and images, websites, and mobile apps. Translate works with both traditional and uncommon languages. Yandex Translate works in more than 90 languages.

Step 1. Navigate to the Yandex Translate website.

Step 2. Press the "Image" button which shows at the top of the page.

Yandex Translate Image

Step 3. Then you can click the "Select file" to upload your file or drag the image to the blank.

Yandex Translate Select File

Step 4. Then the service will automatically identify the language from which or to which you want to translate the text from the image. If this doesn't happen, select the languages from the list.

Step 5. After uploading the image, you can press the "Lines" icon to change the text recognition modes: Words (word translation), Lines (translation by line), Blocks (translation of all sentences).

Yandex Translate Change Text Recognition Mode

Step 6. Press on the text highlighted in yellow. The translation appears.

Yandex Translate Texts


"If you need to copy text from the image, press the "Open in Yandex.Translate" button in the upper-right corner of the page. This will open the service homepage with the text from the image in the source text block."

Yandex Open in Yandex Translate

2. Google Translate

Google Image Translator is a free multilingual neural machine translation service developed by Google, to translate text, images, and websites from one language into another. You can translate text, handwriting, photos, and speech in over 100 languages with the Google Translate app. You can also use Translate on the web. It offers a website interface, a mobile app for Android and iOS. Here, we will teach you how to use Google Translator online with your computer and your phone.

For Computer

Step 1. Navigate to the Google Translate website.

Step 2. Click the "Document" button to translate your image document.

Google Translate Translate Documents

Step 3. However, you can't upload the image directly here. You need to use the "JPG to PDF" tool in EasePDF to convert your image to PDF first and then click the "Browse your computer" to upload the PDF to translate the texts in your document. You can click the drop-down icon to choose the language that you want to translate to.

Google Translate Upload File

Step 4. After uploading your file, click the "Translate" button to start the translation. Then you can see the translation on a new page.

For Mobile Phone

Step 1. Download and install the app on your mobile phone. If you are an Android user, go to Google Play to download the app. If you are using the iPhone & iPad, please go to the App Store to download the Google Translate app.

Step 2. Set up Google Translate. The first time you open Google Translate, you'll be asked to choose your primary language and the language you translate most often. To pick from available languages, tap the drop-down icon.

Google Translate Set Up Google Translate

Step 3. Choose the languages if you need. At the top left, choose "Detect language" or the language you want to translate. At the top right, choose a language you read.

Google Translate Choose Language

Step 4. To use the image to text translator, you need to tap the "Camera" button which shows beneath the text box. To choose an existing image to translate, click the "Image" icon button to import your image.

Google Translate Import Image


"To translate images with your camera in all supported languages, your iOS device needs to meet these requirements: iPhone 4S and later, iOS version 11 and later."

Part 2 - Use Image to Text Translator to Translate Image

Image to text translator is regarded as one of the best tools to convert images to the text within some seconds. There is a lot of image to text translators on the Internet produced for this cause but only a few of them are up to the mark. In this part, we will recommend you some Image to Text Translator and then you can copy the text to the translator like Google Translator to get the translation you need.

1. OnlineOCR

OnlineOCR supports 46 languages including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. You can use this tool to translate without installation on your computer. Recognize text and characters from PDF scanned documents (including multipage files), photographs, and digital camera captured images.

Step 1. Upload your image file.

OnlineOCR Select File

Step 2. Select language and output format. Choose the language that you need to translate to.

OnlineOCR Select Language and Output Format

Step 3. Click the "Convert" button to start the Image to Text Translator. Then you can copy the text to the Google translator to translate.

2. ImageToTxt

ImageToTxt is a free online image to text translator. With this image to text translator, you can easily identify the text in the picture online and save it as a text file. It is simple and efficient; it does not need to install any software.

Step 1. Click the "Select File" button to select the image file to be converted. Then click the drop-down icon to choose the language of the text in your image.

ImageToTxt Select Images and Language

Step 2. Click on the "Convert" button to upload the file, and then wait on it.

Step 3. After the conversion is completed in the button below the download link, you can download directly to the local and then copy the text to the Google translator to translate.


The tools we provided above will work wherever you go. If you need to use a mobile phone to translate images, Google image translator is a good choice for you. We hope this list will help you when translating texts with your computer or mobile phone.

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