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.
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.