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This morning I’ve been delving into tech goodness. The leader of our choir asked me to take some scanned pages and put into a PDF. I decided the best way to do this would be to use the application Pages. I considered using PDF Pen Pro and it would have worked, but I think Pages was easier.
The first problem with the completion of this task was that the scanned documents were of low resolution. Not only that, there was a lot of white space around the edges which needed to be cropped. This effectively made the resolution even poorer. I put the image onto an A4 page and dragged out one corner to make it fit. It looks quite blurry after that.
I just had to drag and drop the cropped images onto each new page in Pages. Grab the bottom right corner of the image and extend until it fitted the page. As I said, the image was blurry, but there wasn’t anything I could do about that. I asked my friend to try and get better quality scanned images. He needs to be scanning them at least at 300 dpi.
When I scan anything these days I use the Scanner Pro application on my iPhone. It is able to find the edges of the document being scanned. It will correct for any parallax introduced due to the position of the camera when taking the photo. You can scan more than one page and at the end of it you have a PDF document ready to go. This is my go to application for working in a paperless fashion.