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April 27, 2011

I said be careful my iPad 2 is really a scanner...


Proof above and below.

I realized this morning that I could take a picture of a document with it, then email the picture instantly.

Infinitely better than being tied down to a box-style scanner connected to a computer and only then being able to send a copy of a document.

Besides which I can actually use the iPad 2 camera/iPhoto email features, unlike scanners which continue to befuddle me.

So great.

But joe, you say, it's not like you're getting a really detailed scan with your kludge.

You know what I say to that?


Tough noogies, a phrase I haven't used since junior high.

April 27, 2011 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


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DocScanner is a GREAT scanning app...will deskew and up the contrast and create a PDF without ever having to leave the app.

Wonder if the camera for the iPad is good enough for this...but I thought it was the same cam that was in the iTouch (not the iPhone).

Posted by: clifyt | Apr 28, 2011 11:55:43 AM

Gee, Becs, we smoked the last one an hour ago.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Apr 27, 2011 6:46:31 PM

Toss me a cigarette, I think there's one in my raincoat.

Posted by: Becs | Apr 27, 2011 5:38:10 PM

Always use the correct tool...

I'll still use my box-style for remarkable picture and high resolution scans that the iPad can't touch.

I'll still use my Ebay 14 meg Camera ($89) for all other copies (with my wi-fi card) to do what you are doing

with much more resolution at the same simplicity.

However, I will envy your iPad for other reasons.

Posted by: Joe Peach | Apr 27, 2011 5:02:35 PM

Who dat cat?
Shirley, that can't be Gray Cat - with that blackish fur and the notch in the left ear? I don't remember that. When did that happen? You never reported that.

Unless...hmm. What have you been holding out on us?

Posted by: Flautist | Apr 27, 2011 4:09:46 PM

Seems as though your scan is a bit grey and fuzzy.

Straight-line posts - I can't resist.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Apr 27, 2011 3:53:43 PM

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