New ABBYY FineScanner App Turns Apple iPhones Into Mobile Scanners

ABBYY, a developer of document recognition, document capture, and linguistic technologies software and services, has introduced its FineScanner app that turns Apple iPhones into mobile scanners using iPhone 4S and 4 models’ built-in camera.

Based on ABBYY Mobile Imaging technology for advanced image processing on mobile platforms, FineScanner provides both manual and automatic settings, including, brightness, contrast, automatic crop frame, and photo rotation and trimming. There’s also page border detection, and save as black-and-white or in grayscale. Users can create single or multi-page files out of scanned images, or from images uploaded from the iPhone photo gallery by using the “grouping” feature. Settings can can be manually defined for any image from the group and then applied to the rest with a single tap. A sequence of images can be easily saved as a multi-page PDF document or as a series of JPEG files. Each document can be marked with an original name and tags.

The final results can be stored either in the iPhone photo gallery or within the FineScanner app, as well as e-mailed, uploaded to cloud accounts at Dropbox, Google Docs and Evernote, printed directly from within the app (to printers supporting Apple AirPrint). JPEG files can also be posted to Facebook.

ABBYY FineScanner for iOS is available for $2.99 at the Apple iTunes store here. English and Russian languages are supported.

Here’s how to use FineScanner:

  • To create a document, activate your iPhone’s camera by tapping the camera icon, or upload photos from the iPhone’s photo gallery.
  • Before taking a photo, turn on the iPhone’s camera flashlight and choose one of the photography modes: single-page or multi-page document creation mode.
  • Enhance visual quality by trimming, rotating, increasing contrast, etc. Settings selected for one picture can be applied to all other images with just a single tap.
  • Give a unique name and tags to the new document.

See here for more information on the FineScanner app.

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