Adobe introduces free OCR Scanning app

If you have a full Creative Cloud or just an Acrobat DC subscription, you’ll be interested to know that Adobe has just launched Adobe Scan. Scan is a free document scanning app (available on iOS or Android) that uses Optical Character Scanning (OCR) to convert text in images into editable text. All you need to do is point your device at a document, the app takes a picture and uploads it to the Document Cloud Servers. When you access the PDF version from any device, you’ll find the text selectable and editable.

On a first test we found the process simplicity itself though the resulting text was subject to some random and missing characters so we recommend making sure your document is positioned completely flat in a well-lit area to minimise conversion errors.

Picture of Adobe Scan test file
Adobe Scan test file

 

Source: Introducing Adobe Scan | Adobe Document Cloud

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Realistic oil painting coming to the iPad from Adobe

Adobe is about to release realistic painting functions to run inside their iPad apps. This is extremely interesting, check out the video in the link.

PhD student Tuur Stuyck has been working with Adobe to create Corel Painter-style real-time oil painting tools that run on the iPad – which he says is ‘likely to appear in Adobe Sketch’.

Source: Truly realistic oil painting coming to the iPad from Adobe – News – Digital Arts

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stencil, the first stencil app

Stencil, interesting app which converts images into digital stencils which can be used in all sorts of interesting ways…

stencil allows users to apply their own toolkit of custom graphics for drawings, design with a pattern or module, or see a face on the side of a building.

Source: stencil morpholio world’s first stencil app digital drawing

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