I'm looking for a QR code reader that doesn't utilize iSight but instead, allows me to take a screenshot of a portion of the screen which it will then scan for and detect the QR code. I'm having trouble finding one because most QR code readers for mac that I can see uses the iSight which is not what I am after.

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An alternative to a native OS X application is an online QR code reader, such as

All of these services are free. To use them, all you need to do is upload a screenshot, and the website will return the result.

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    +1 for Zxing, which can be compiled as a CLI application.
    – bot47
    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:51


you can try ihis.

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    May 17, 2012 at 3:50

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