Convert any printed document (books, newspaper, etc) into an editable PDF with Adobe Scan on your smartphone. All you need is your phone’s camera and you are good to go. Adobe Scan is a free app that lets you capture, store and share all manner of documents. Here is how it works.
Adobe Scan (Android | iOS) is a free tool that turns your phone into a document scanner. With it, Adobe joins the likes of Office Lens and Scannable in providing a fast and easy way to capture receipts, business cards, whiteboards and the like.
Although it’s pretty simple to use, there are a few things you should know about Scan so let’s do a quick tutorial.
The documents you scan with your phone will be automatically uploaded to your Adobe Document Cloud account, where you can store them online, share with others. This is really cool.
Adobe Scan Tools
Across the bottom, there are six edit icons. From left to right:
- Capture more photos to add to this scan or import from your existing photo library.
- Reorder the pages in the scan.
- Crop the currently visible page.
- Rotate 90 degrees clockwise.
- Switch from the default Auto Color image-correction to original photo, grayscale or whiteboard.
- Delete the scan.
When you are done, tap Save PDF in the top-right corner. That will immediately upload your scan to Document Cloud. Just keep in mind that once you complete that action, you can no longer do any editing on the document.
Finally, tap Share if you want to email the scan as an attachment, create a link to share or access any of the other typical sharing options. Like Scannable, Adobe Scan employs an OCR engine so you can edit text after sending a document there.
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