Qipit is a great little website and applet. It allows you to send in a photo taken with a digital camera or even a mobile phone, and the website converts it into a more conventional scanned image. Great for recording notes on white boards or handwritten notes, downloadable as a PDF, emailed or sent to you as a fax. All you need to do the test it out is email your image to firstname.lastname@example.org
I thought I should try out the service with a very ordinary, low contrast, low resolution photo of a badly hand written page. I was impressed with the result but received an email saying -
Qipit has scanned your image but the resulting document may not be satisfying because the resolution of your original image is too low.
To avoid this:
- Ensure that your camera phone is 1 megapixel or greater. This information is generally found near the lens of the camera.
- Ensure that your camera is set to the appropriate resolution and image quality
- Ensure that your camera is not resizing images
If you like the service you should register, its free, you can store up to 100 pages.
This last test pair, I wanted to try out what happened to a real object, and it worked well.