Is there an OCR software that can convert a graphical image (in PNG, GIF, TIFF, PDF... format) of a mathematical formula into the corresponding TeX markup?


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Yes. There is one that I knew.

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More details, see this link.


The Mathpix app can convert pictures of printed and handwritten math and convert it to LaTex. The new Mathpix desktop app that was recently released lets you take a screenshot of the equation on your desktop and copies the LaTex to the clipboard so you can just paste it into your LaTex/markdown editor.

  • It is also a Desktop app which takes screenshots and copies Latex to clipboard May 7, 2018 at 6:11
  • @Sebastiano They also provide online version right now snip.mathpix.com/redstone-cold/notes/note-1/edit
    – iMath
    Mar 13, 2020 at 3:00
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    @iMath Hi, and thank you for your comment. I have tried the online version but my humble opinion is that you can not copy many formulas but only some equations. Now I delete my old comment.
    – Sebastiano
    Mar 13, 2020 at 11:38

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