What is the best Photo scanner in the AppStore?

10-23-2011, 11:38 PM
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What is the best Photo scanner in the AppStore?

TA'ers, I am looking to buy a photo scanner. I have noticed there are scanner Pro and Camscanner but has anyone tried to scan photos using those apps? If so, are they any good or they are meant to scan documents, notes and reciept only? Or I am I better off just to buy Vupoint solution's magic Wand portable scanner? I greatly appreciate you guys' input.

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10-24-2011, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Wediafom24 View Post
TA'ers, I am looking to buy a photo scanner. I have noticed there are scanner Pro and Camscanner but has anyone tried to scan photos using those apps? If so, are they any good or they are meant to scan documents, notes and reciept only? Or I am I better off just to buy Vupoint solution's magic Wand portable scanner? I greatly appreciate you guys' input.
Anyone?

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This simple and timeless quote sums up Eritrean government & people's self-reliance policy.

10-24-2011, 11:08 AM
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I haven't played with those apps, but having played with a few OCR apps, I've been disappointed with all but business card scanner apps - the camera just isn't well suited for full page scanning.

You'll get much better results from a dedicated scanner. If I was forced into having to 'scan' with my iPhone, I'd just use a camera app and dump the PNGs to a computer for processing. Here at work we use Laserfiche which does a bang-up job of processing directories of image files, post-scan processing/cleanup, identifying and OCR'ing. There's even an iOS client app. Might be overkill for what you're doing though.

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10-24-2011, 12:11 PM
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Never actually used one myself I don't imagine they work very well but I do know the PDF Reader I have on my iPod has one built in (if I had a camera).
It's worth picking up just a reader as it does a very good job and lets you crop the edges of PDF's has text reflow and some other good functions.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pdf-reader-file-scanner-file/id325924458?mt=8

Might be worth taking a look at.

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10-24-2011, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by drelbs View Post
I haven't played with those apps, but having played with a few OCR apps, I've been disappointed with all but business card scanner apps - the camera just isn't well suited for full page scanning.

You'll get much better results from a dedicated scanner. If I was forced into having to 'scan' with my iPhone, I'd just use a camera app and dump the PNGs to a computer for processing. Here at work we use Laserfiche which does a bang-up job of processing directories of image files, post-scan processing/cleanup, identifying and OCR'ing. There's even an iOS client app. Might be overkill for what you're doing though.
Thanks for your help bro, I appreciate it

Aid is like a pill that numbs the pain, if you take it too often you get addicted. President Isaias Afwerki
This simple and timeless quote sums up Eritrean government & people's self-reliance policy.
10-24-2011, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Teknikal View Post
Never actually used one myself I don't imagine they work very well but I do know the PDF Reader I have on my iPod has one built in (if I had a camera).
It's worth picking up just a reader as it does a very good job and lets you crop the edges of PDF's has text reflow and some other good functions.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pdf-reader-file-scanner-file/id325924458?mt=8

Might be worth taking a look at.
Thanks bro, I have decided to try it ( only $3 bucks). I will let you know

Aid is like a pill that numbs the pain, if you take it too often you get addicted. President Isaias Afwerki
This simple and timeless quote sums up Eritrean government & people's self-reliance policy.
10-24-2011, 01:02 PM
#7
You say a "photo scanner".. if thats what you're looking to do, just use the Camera App.

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10-24-2011, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by sticktron View Post
You say a "photo scanner".. if thats what you're looking to do, just use the Camera App.
That is actually a smart idea but the camera app lacks in editing and enhancing the photos. I have an album full of childhood pics that I want to transfer to my camera roll and used my iPhone 3GS to "scan the photos", but they came out worse.

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Last edited by Wediafom24; 10-24-2011 at 01:15 PM.
08-27-2013, 11:30 PM
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photo scanning app iPhone

Pic Scanner is a very cool free app coz it can even take combo scan of 2 or 3 photos and it automatically splits and save everything. Quality of photos is good. BTW with free version u can scan as many photos as u like but only once sharing, then u need to buy "unlimited sharing" for $2.99 but that's ok

There website is www.appinitio.com/picscanner and on app store u can also find easily

Last edited by Dave Z; 08-27-2013 at 11:34 PM. Reason: adding link to website