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Review: PDF Scanner

 

PDF Scanner by Melon Mobile utilizes your Windows Phone camera to create .PDF documents. The $7.99 application is presented in a very straightforward manner and captures rather decent .PDF files.

Once launched, the choices presented are simple. In pressing scan, you launch your Windows Phone's camera to capture the image. Once you've lined up your shot with the camera simply hit the shutter button. PDF Scanner will then give you a preview of the image and if you need to add additional pages to the file, tap "scan" and capture the additional images.

When your file is complete, pull up the Menu to "save as" or send the file via email.

In testing PDF Scanner, operation is simple and quality is decent. I experienced no bugs, glitches or crashes with the application.

Why .PDF files over .JPEG files?  PDF scanning does allow you to capture multiple images in one file making it easier to email one, multiple page .PDF than multiple .JPEG files.  File size maybe?  Some .PDF files are smaller than .JPEG, again making it easier to send.  But when you get into multiple page files, the .PDF size is the larger. 

Regardless of the reason, if you're looking for a .PDF scanner for your Windows Phone, PDF Scanner is available over at the WMExperts' Software Store. There is a 7 day trail version that will allow you to try before you buy. Follow the break to see a comparison of PDF Scanner's image quality compared to a .JPEG image.

JPEG then PDF

Other than a few redactions and thumbnail re-sizing, no editing (sharpening, contrast, brightness, etc) has been done.  For publishing reasons, the .PDF image was converted to .JPEG. 

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Review: PDF Scanner

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A nice application but it's been done before. The creation of searchable PDF files would make the program indispensable. Is OCR beyond the capabilities of WM? World Card Mobile does a decent job of recognizing text and I'm surprised it isn't used more widely.