Posted On: Feb 9, 2022

Amazon Rekognition can detect and read text in an image or video, and return bounding boxes for each word found. On 11/17/2021, we launched support for 7 new languages in Amazon Rekognition text detection in images - Arabic, Russian, German, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. Amazon Rekognition can automatically detect and extract text in images in all the supported languages, without requiring a language parameter as user input. In addition, Amazon Rekognition delivers higher overall accuracy, with improvements for vertical and curved text.

Starting today, these improvements are available for Amazon Rekognition Video in all supported AWS Regions. To get started, please visit the Rekognition Console or download the latest AWS SDK to start building applications. To learn more about text detection with Amazon Rekognition, see our documentation and FAQ.