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Cyberlink YouSnap – cool app auto-corrects your document captures to give great results each time [Freeware]

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One of the top uses for camera phones is capturing documents and notes on the go, kind of like a pocket scanner but much more flexible. One of the problems though, is the fact that image grabs done in a hurry can be less than perfect…either out of skew or indistinct in some way or another.

Cyberlink YouSnap is a cool new free Android app which lets you take image grabs of documents, notes and even things like presentations or scribbles on a whiteboard, while making sure that the perspective and lighting etc deliver an optimum result.

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The app auto selects the edges of the document and then automatically tweaks the text, lighting, perspective and contrast to improve the final shot. When we tested we found that the auto settings were really good at delivering a nice image, but for some tasks we did need to go into the manual option to do some tweaking ourselves.

The basic free version won’t export to PDF, it only saves as .jpg (which is good enough for most purposes) and it delivers mildly annoying adverts while you’re trying to edit, but it’s a nice tool anyway. Definitely worth taking a look.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


  • MusicalBox

    Nice little app ! Thanks for sharing.
    Only problem I have with it is when I frame the subject (so before taking the snap) the image is inverted on my screen (like on a mirror). Makes it a bit difficult to center the subject in the frame.
    I have to say though, I’ve seen this problem with a couple of photo apps on the device I always carry with me (Samsung Galaxy Player).
    Any advice you can give me to correct that ?

    • Sorry, I haven’t experienced anything like that. A bit obvious I know, but are you sure you have the camera oriented the right way up on the Galaxy?

      • MusicalBox

        Actually, I did a research on this problem and found out that there is a glitch in the Galaxy Player concerning the camera. Seams it was corrected in the European version of the kernel (?) but not in the American version. Since Samsung does not offer updates anymore for that device I guess I’m stuck with this problem… Unless I root it and install a custom rom. Everywhere I look people say it is a simple process… but they all add “Caution : you do this at your own risks. I am not reponsible if your device is turned into a brick”. Quite reassuring.:/

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