Microsoft Releases Document Scanner for Windows Phone

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Microsoft has launched an app for Windows Phones that enables users to take photos of documents and upload them to its OneNote service.

The aim of the app is to effectively turn the smartphone into a small portable document scanner than can capture images of documents and save for use later.

Microsoft suggested that the app could be idea for people in meetings wanting to capture a whiteboard discussion, or for taking photos of receipts for expense claims later.

The app, called Office Lens, also attempts to cut the image scanned to something more user-friendly, but identifying the document from the background, cutting out the background and where necessary rotating it to a more readable angle.

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