Today I review Pic Scanner, one of the most useful apps that I have had the pleasure of testing this year.
We all have treasured old photos and family photos from the archaic days of printed photographs and whilst I still remember eagerly waiting for my 24 roll of film to come back from Kodak, I like you have inherited a serious problem.
Printed photographs deteriorate over time with degradation caused by heat, light and humidity, leaving you with a lifespan and preservation conundrum.
There is however a nifty solution that you will find extremely useful in this and other scenarios.
If you own an Apple iPhone or iPad then the Pic Scanner app should be on your download list and I can assure you that even grandad can use it.
The app has been designed for iOS 7 but will also run on older smartphones and tablets that have iOS 6.
Once downloaded the Pic Scanner app allows you to use the camera on your iPhone or iPad to capture and preserve 2, 3 or 4 photo prints in one go.
The process couldn’t be simpler, just place the photo prints 1/2” apart on a white background such as a piece of paper and Pic Scanner will crop and save them automatically.
This is’t the end of the story though as the app has many other useful features:
Overall this app succeeds extremely well and you could even use it in modern scenarios such as capturing business cards and saving or sharing QR codes.
The Pic Scanner app is available in a trial version that allows you to test out the flexibilty and power of the app.
The trial version allows you to make 10 free scans and gives you the opportunity to share 3 photos. After this you can purchase the app for a one-time fee of $2.99 (£1.80), which really is a bargain!
Written by: Michael Brown