Well you see, things aren't exactly what they seem with Two-a-day. I mean he actually does that kind of shit you've known him to, hustles hot software to the caspers in Barrytown, but his main shot, I mean the man's real ambitions, you understand, lie elsewhere... 'Count Zero' - William Gibson

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Google Play. Office Lens. Trim, enhance, and make pictures of whiteboards and docs readable.

I've been trying to take pictures, using my phone, of signs that are over my head height and at an angle. Cropping the standard images produced from camera was just no good.

Office Lens has let me capture exact images of just what I need - cropped and squared. It had interpreted precisely what I was after.

Here's the link to Google Play.

I can then save these images to my gallery and to OneNote, which is now my preferred cloud note storage, as well as to a PDF or Word document. This is very clever software.

Have a look at these two images. These are pictures taken from my Samsung Galaxy S3 with my arms stretched above my head, of a sign that was high above my head and at an angle.

Office Lens has zoomed in and also cropped what it takes to be a rectangular document, in this case, the screen. I have not altered that image at all myself.

From my normal phone camera, without Office Lens, I get this...