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Thought I would share this for document collectors especially......I've been getting around to scan and make digital copies of photos and documents of items in my collection. This way I can either display them in a ryker mount or frame (something like that) or I can put them in a sleeve in a binder and just store it away but then I have access to it on my computer if I want to look at it. Something like a flight record which usually comes in a folder with all pages attached, is really nice because I can then go page by page to reference or look up something if I need to without having to go actually dig out the flight record.

 

While I have a printer with scanning capability at home, some documents like said flight records or a war time booklet...they just don't lend themselves that well to regular scanning. I discovered a neat little app called TINYSCANNER. I have an android phone and I just did a search for scanners and after trying a few of them, this one I liked the best. Basically it uses the cell phone camera to take a 'picture' of the document, but then you have a lot of options as in color or black and white, cropping tools, etc. It will also make them a PDF file which is nice, and keep a whole booklet, document, record, etc together. (BTW I have also found a PDF to JPG converter on line that can be used if you want to change file formats). I've been using it a lot lately, and while it's not perfect, it really is a nice tool to have if you are into scanning materials that can't really be used on a normal scanner or if you don't have a scanner all together.

 

Here's a scan of a flight record page I did of a pilot. Since it was all in the folder, I didn't want to bend it around and also it wouldn't of fit well as I scanned it.

 

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506th Fighter Group Historian

Interested in all items relating to the 7th AAF, especially those of the VLR P-51 Pilots of the 15th, 21st, and 506th Fighter Groups.

 

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I've been using the free app CamScanner for a few years now, for the same purpose. Just another option. ^_^

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Great info-Thanks...the only thing my smart phone has a dumb operator.........

Looking for: Fourth/ Seventh Rhode Island Infantry items


Purple Heart : Robert L. Freitag KIA ETO 2/11/45


Any US/German items with the last name "Freitag"


also, war-related posters



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Been using an app like that for ages months. The app I use is called "Scanable"

Collecting WWI 26th Division Machine Gun and Infantry related Helmets, Equipment, Groupings, Photos and Dog Tags!


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Yeah I am sure there are plenty of them out there and all do the same thing. I just posted the one I'm using, but overall also just in case some people didn't know it existed....like me for a while!

506th Fighter Group Historian

Interested in all items relating to the 7th AAF, especially those of the VLR P-51 Pilots of the 15th, 21st, and 506th Fighter Groups.

 

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