Windows 10 Camera adds document scanning features for Insiders
Windows Camera is getting a little bit of Office Lens flavor.
Microsoft this week is giving Windows Insiders a fresh set of features to check out in the Windows 10 Camera app. First noted by Aggiornamenti Lumia, the latest Camera update for Insiders borrows a bit from Microsoft's Office Lens app, adding document and whiteboard scanning modes.
If you're familiar with Office Lens, then the features should feel familiar in the Camera app. The different modes will allow you to easily scan documents and drawings or writing on a whiteboard, converting it to a digital image that keeps the focus on the content.
It's not clear how widespread these new features are yet, but they should prove to be handy additions to an app that doesn't often see much in the way of new capabilities. According to Aggiornamenti Lumia, the document and whiteboard scanning modes are available to Insiders with Camera version 2019.222.10.0.
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Too bad there isn't a good device to use this app with yet. To take pictures with easily I mean. I guess Surface Go is the best we will get for a while.
I can't remember the last time I used a camera on anything other than my phone.
Which is why I don't understand why tablets still come with a camera nowadays.
About time. This should be standard on all cameras with MS branding or in MS products. I usually have to take out my phone and do this (using OneDrive) when the thing I'm working on is my Surface. It interrupts my workflow.
It's a pity microsoft didn't invest in better camera's on their surface devices from the start. My camera on my SP5 is not the best to take sharp pictures. I think it will not be much different with other windows pcs. But the app works great with my lumia 1520 and 950XL. The app is much more useful on a smartphone device than a pc in real world use.