Anyone have any tips on how to make a better scan?

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  1. dfman

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    Anyone have any tips on how to make a better scan when using scanner app?

    For example how to make a paper flatter (e.g. newspaper), or scan a book page flatter so the book will not curve inwards sometimes showing a dark shadow or blur near the middle of the book

    I am also wondering if there is some sort of physical tool to do a better scan. Thanks
     
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    Even a dedicate, flatbed, desktop scanner will have some issue scanning a book, though they usually help flatten out crinkled papers better.

    You're never going to get a 100% perfect image of something that you scanned, but a phone is probably the last tool I would recommend for getting as close as you can.
     
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    With the Note 4 and Note Edge you can manipulate photos of text to take out odd angles and curves.

    I've never had much luck scanning with a phone though. Well, I should say that I haven't come across the quality I want to achieve.
     
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    I've found that taking scans from farther away and simply cropping or zooming in afterwards yields better images. It's about lens perspective. From father away it "sees" the document flatter so it images flatter. Also lighting is less of a problem since you're not in your own shadow. Some scanning software actually auto shapes and crops so even out of square images result in square final images.
     
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