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Instead of using a scanner - Yesterday a friend showed me an app for your phone called Scanbot.  It allows you to scan nice images with a single click of your camera. It also helps for minor editing. Especially handy for oversize art.  Haven't had a chance to try it myself yet - wondering if anyone here has? Or if anyone is using another app that they like to recommend.

 

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I haven’t opened my scanner since downloading CamScanner. It works great on my iPhone and the artists I’ve shared it with were blown away. Perfect for taking “pictures” of art during a con, or scanning large art. 

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6 hours ago, Catwoman_Fan said:

I haven’t opened my scanner since downloading CamScanner. It works great on my iPhone and the artists I’ve shared it with were blown away. Perfect for taking “pictures” of art during a con, or scanning large art. 

Do you have examples on your CAF page of what the CamScanner can do?

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1 hour ago, Jay Olie Espy said:

Do you have examples on your CAF page of what the CamScanner can do?

I took this pic using cam scanner.  It's oversized so won't fit in my 11 x 17 flatbed

Kull the Conqueror Vol #3, Issue #7 Cover (1984)  Comic Art

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The feature I like is that you can square the image very easily so that you don't have to have that perfect camera angle with your cell phone.  Oh and also it's free.

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When I search the App Store there are 5 or more apps with Cam Scanner in the title?

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10 hours ago, Jay Olie Espy said:

Do you have examples on your CAF page of what the CamScanner can do?

Pretty much 90% of my stuff on CAF was taken with Camscanner.  Decent app if you can get the right lighting in.

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5 hours ago, Sriz said:

Pretty much 90% of my stuff on CAF was taken with Camscanner.  Decent app if you can get the right lighting in.

 

Yeah, the lighting is key, so the art appears one tone.  You don't want to be standing over it, casting a shadow when you take the pic.

 

 

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Interesting, thanks. Downloading now and looking forward to trying it out on my next purchase :)

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Just downloaded and scanned a few documents at my desk - i'm impressed. Looks like it's time to redo my entire CAF gallery (it definitely needs it). 

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Thanks for the tip!! I just downloaded and it works fantastic.  

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Been trying out camscanner app. I use android - it creates pdfs.  If there is a setting to have the images come out as jpegs - would love to know. Updated a bunch of CAF art already.

 

With respect to the comment that lighting/shadows is tricky - I usedthe setting to have the flash/torch on. I put the art vertical on my desk, leaning to the wall and shot the pictures.  A real pleasure to see the app adjust the image so it flattens out.

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1 hour ago, Panelfan1 said:

Been trying out camscanner app. I use android - it creates pdfs.  If there is a setting to have the images come out as jpegs - would love to know. Updated a bunch of CAF art already.

 

With respect to the comment that lighting/shadows is tricky - I usedthe setting to have the flash/torch on. I put the art vertical on my desk, leaning to the wall and shot the pictures.  A real pleasure to see the app adjust the image so it flattens out.

 

I noticed that. My method was to click on share and after picking the image option just send it to myself through one of the other apps on my phone.  Text or email it to yourself for example. My choice is to use discord since I can just send it to my own server on there and download it on to my computer.

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On ‎7‎/‎25‎/‎2018 at 6:55 PM, Panelfan1 said:

Been trying out camscanner app. I use android - it creates pdfs.  If there is a setting to have the images come out as jpegs - would love to know. Updated a bunch of CAF art already.

 

With respect to the comment that lighting/shadows is tricky - I usedthe setting to have the flash/torch on. I put the art vertical on my desk, leaning to the wall and shot the pictures.  A real pleasure to see the app adjust the image so it flattens out.

I usually camscan the piece, take a screenshot of it from the phone and crop out the top/bottom borders

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