Scanner, On Your Phone
Microsoft’s Office Lens is a great free tool that lets you use your smartphone of tablet device to capture images from a variety of media and save them as a usable graphic file. Lens can be used to capture something as a:
Business Card – recognises and extracts contact information from the photo of the business card, and save details into your contacts stored on your device. Multiple languages can be imported.
Photo – take and saves images of objects or people.
Document – use to enhance or isolate words and details on a page.
Whiteboard – adjust whiteboard images so the background isn’t too bright and the words are easier to read. Images from blackboards and hand-drawn sketches also benefit from this mode.
- Office Lens provides a number of functions with images captured:
- can crop the image, to leave out bits your don’t want
- can add text captions
- can draw, for example to emphasise.
Display Your Mobile Device on the Whiteboard
Its relatively easy to display your mobile device, tablet or smartphone, on your whiteboard. This works for both Android and iOS (Apple) devices. For full information contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.