Question Document scanners

Discussion in 'computers, web and general tech' started by Hollis, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. Hollis

    Hollis Bloody furious

    Anyone come across a phone/tablet app that works well? Or do you generally have a buy a scanner? I've tried out a couple on my mobile, with mixed results. Even the Adobe one doesn't really capture the text all the time..
  2. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull

    I tend to use Office Lens - it will resize the image, correct the orientation and does a reasonable job. Not as good as a proper scanner mind, but better than nowt. Probably not what you want if you need high-res images of documents.

    Eta - I've just checked and I didn't realise that it has resolution settings, as I'd been using the default. It can take images at 21MP if you want - the resolution of text documents is pretty good at that setting.
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2018
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  3. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    I use one called JotNot Pro but tbh I haven’t used it for ages. It produces readable results and it’s useful if you want to do something like combine pages into a PDF, but I tend only to scan receipts for work and I do that on the office printer.

    I do have a flatbed scanner but I only use it to scan negatives. Obviously you get better results from one but it depends on how bothered you are about detail.
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  4. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Camscanner app here

    Seems fine on the one or two occasions I needed it.
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  5. iona

    iona makes George Orwell look like a dalek

  6. Hollis

    Hollis Bloody furious

    I am wondering if just taking photos then using a file-converter might be the best option.. you can convert JPEG to pdf.

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