Wednesday, 7 January 2009

7. Improved scans from your phone - Snapter

If you have experimented with scanning using photos taken with mobiles, you will know how temperamental the results can be. That is because the camera electronics will always assume the image, no matter what it is, is an average grey. So white paper becomes grey, and a dark shirt becomes light. And this is not overcome by using flash. Also, they cannot compensate for the colours of electric light. And that is not to mention the distortion.

However, Snapter helps to overcome these problems. It is a desktop application that automatically transforms the poor quality image into something that could be used in OCR (optical character recognition.