Adobe Acrobat Reader app will now turn your smartphone camera into a scanner

While Google just announced an app that will let you scan photos, Adobe has now added a new scan tool into Acrobat Reader for iOS and Android users.


While Google just announced an app that will let you scan photos, Adobe has now added a new scan tool into Acrobat Reader for iOS and Android users. Those with the Reader app simply need to update it to start scanning.

You can snap a picture of a business card or receipt, and so on and simply save it as a PDF. "Scan allows anyone to snap a photo of anything and turn it into a clean, storable and sharable PDF right within Acrobat Reader mobile", Adobe writes in a blogpost. It will basically let you digitise everything from shopping receipts to favorite recipes or just about anything you need to keep track in order to organise your day.

Now, it isn't something really novel and we've seen many such. However, what sets it apart is Adobe Sensei machine learning platform that powers the platform. It lets the app automatically detect the edges of a document for easy cropping and saving of images. Moreover, the built-in software will also work at taking corrective measures such as enhancing the sharpness.

Users can scan multiple pages into a single PDF and reorder them as they like, states the company. "Mark-up a proposal or scan, annotate and electronically sign a contract on-the-go without leaving Acrobat Reader," it adds. Users can then directly share the scans via Box, Document Cloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, SharePoint, or any of our integrated storage options.