The new app from Adobe makes it easy to turn paper documents into digital PDFs with selectable text

0In a mobile-first world, it doesn’t make much sense that we still rely on bulky scanning machines to scan documents. Adobe seems to think the same, and has launched Adobe Scan, an app that transforms your phone or tablet into a scanning tool that automatically recognizes text.

Utilizing your mobile device’s camera and powerful image-rendering AI technology from Adobe Sensei, Adobe Scan automatically detects anything with printed text and converts it into a PDF with digital text that can be selected, copied or annotated. The app also automates boundary detection, auto-crop and capture, perspective correction and auto-clean, removing shadows and making text crisp and clear.

“Adobe Scan represents a radical reimagination of how to capture your most important document content,” said Bryan Lamkin, executive VP of digital media at Adobe, in a statement. “Adobe invented PDF creation for PCs, and with Adobe Scan we’re doing the same for a mobile-first world.”

Unlike many other optical character recognition apps, Adobe Scan is free to use, with no watermarks or page limits, and is available for both iOS and Android.

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0In a mobile-first world, it doesn’t make much sense that we still rely on bulky scanning machines to scan documents. Adobe seems to think the same, and has launched Adobe Scan, an app that transforms your phone or tablet into a scanning tool that automatically recognizes text.

Utilizing your mobile device’s camera and powerful image-rendering AI technology from Adobe Sensei, Adobe Scan automatically detects anything with printed text and converts it into a PDF with digital text that can be selected, copied or annotated. The app also automates boundary detection, auto-crop and capture, perspective correction and auto-clean, removing shadows and making text crisp and clear.