Screencast looks at using Prizmo, digital camera as a scanner
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Screencast looks at using Prizmo, digital camera as a scanner

Creaceed (http://www.creaceed.com) has posted a screencast (http://www.creaceed.com/prizmo/screencasts.html) telling how to use Prizmo and a digital camera as a scanner. It teachers viewers how to take a picture of a document, and then take it into Prizmo and have it converted to a PDF.

Prizmo is a Mac OS X application for scanning everything thanks to a digital camera. Current cameras often have 10-megapixel sensors, and a 10-megapixel image is roughly as good as a 300 dpi US-Letter scan. With some image processing and binarization, you can even go beyond 600 dpi.

Scanning with Prizmo isn't limited to documents. As the software corrects lens distortion and perspective, they can scan almost everything: common documents (invoices, receipts) as well as less usual documents (boards, giant advertisements); documents of all sizes (regular formats like US Letter, US Legal, and custom); portrait and landscape documents; indoor and outdoor photographs. A

Prizmo requires Mac OS X 10.5.6 or later. It costs US$39.95 and is available in English, French and German on Creaceed's web site. A fully functional, time-unlimited trial version is available. The demo version generates watermarked images. Student and Educational discounts are offered for $19.95.

 
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