I decided that I wanted to update the photo that I have on my Facebook profile, as the one I had uploaded previously was not very good quality.
The photo I had on on my FB profile was a photo of a photo that is on my family room wall.
So, I re-took the photo using my very favourite apps, Scannable. Above is a resized version of the photo that Scannable took of the photo.
If you don't yet have Scannable, download it and check it out. It is the BEST app for scanning documents. I never use my printer's scanner any more - my iPhone is my very portable scanner!
But Scannable's talents are not just limited to document scanning. Try using it for all those old family snaps. It is a quick and easy way of getting all those old snaps digitised.
Just make sure to use a contrasting background, and your photos will be automatically cropped and focussed.
Try it out and let me know what you think!
Wow - here is a brand new app that I am now using multiple times every day!
It is the easiest scanning app that I have come across to date, and it takes such clear 'scans' of whatever it is I am 'scanning'.
It is a app that is part of the Evernote suite of apps, and is called Scannable. Best of all, it is free! (For iOS 8 users only.)
All I have to do is launch the app, point my iPhone (or iPad) at whatever piece of paper (or business card, credit card, etc) I am scanning, and it automatically detects the page/card and it's borders and TAKES THE PHOTO! I don't even have to touch a button to take the photo!
(Just make sure your page/card is on a surface that has a plain, different colour than the page/card/etc itself, so that Scannable can work out the boundaries.)
The photo that it takes is such good quality - it focusses, removes shadows and other 'defects' like folds and marks so that the end-product looks even better than when scanned by a 'real' scanner!
I can then choose to scan another page (to make a multi-page document) or, if I am finished, choose the 'Share' option, and choose what to with one or more of the scanned pages. I can email, send as message, export, save to Camera Roll, and more.
I have set mine up to directly sync with my Evernote! Love it! (Note. You don't have to be an Evernote user to use Scannable.)
Here is what the developers say about the Scannable app in the App Store.
Automatically capture high-quality scans anywhere
If you need more information about this great new app, here is an article published by CNet on 12/1/15.
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