Our iPhones are like smart assistants that are always with us and are ready to help us with various tasks. When it comes to saving a digital copy of favorite pictures, postcards, images, booklet, brochures, and any other printed materials we can easily snap a photo and have it in the Photos app on iPhone. What if additional editing is required? With a dedicated scanning solution such as Scanner Pro, one can make edits, save a collection of pictures, upload it to cloud storage, or share it with others. All in one app on iPhone. 

With professional scanning and editing features, Scanner Pro will help you scan any picture or image and get a high-quality scan with minimal effort. Our team has outlined this guide to help you get started with scanning pictures using the best app to scan images. We might be a bit biased here, but, seriously, check out Scanner Pro and see how it produces image scans in a matter of seconds. 

How to scan a picture with iPhone - Short Guide

  • Download Scanner Pro on iPhone.
  • Prepare your picture or set of images for scanning.
  • Open Scanner Pro and tap the big orange Plus button in the right bottom corner.

  • Hold your iPhone still and directly above the picture.
  • Tap the round shutter button.
  • Tap the checkmark to crop the page.
  • Tap the right corner with 1 as a badge on the photo. The app shows how many pages have been scanned.

  • Tap Save.

Your scanned image is ready and can be stored in Scanner Pro, shared with other apps, or sent to other people.

How to scan an image with iPhone - Extended Guide

  • Download Scanner Pro on iPhone.
  • Prepare your picture or set of pictures for scanning: place them on a flat surface somewhere with natural or good lightning. 
  • Open Scanner Pro > Tap the big orange Plus button in the right bottom corner.
  • Hold your iPhone above the picture.
  • Tap Color above the round shutter button > select the preferred quality (Color, Black & White, Photo, Grayscale).

  • Scanner Pro will automatically snap a photo when it clearly sees the picture on the screen. Alternatively, you can tap Auto-capture to switch to Manual if you want to manually tap the Shutter button.
  • Your image scan is almost ready. Scanner Pro will automatically detect borders to crop the background. Feel free to adjust the borders by tapping and holding white dots and lines and moving them around the screen. Tap Crop when done.
  • Then you will be able to take additional scans if you want to capture both sides of an image or want to create a collection of images in one scan.
  • Tap the image with the number of pages scanned in the right bottom corner. 
  • You can edit the scan: rename the file, manage pages: re-order them, copy, share, or delete them, recognize text and search by text, adjust contrast and brightness, rotate images, change page size, use Eraser, apply warp correction to straighten curved lines.

  • Tap Save to see the scan in your Scanner Pro. 

You can also upload your scans to the cloud storage of your choice (Dropbox, Google Drive, OneNote, OneDrive, Evernote, WebDAV server, and Box) as well as set up automatic upload to one of these services.

If you ever need to edit the scan, you can easily select the file and make the changes later. Another cool thing about the Scanner Pro app is that it is available both for iPhone and iPad and can sync your scanned pictures across devices.

In this article, we have covered how you can scan pictures and images using Scanner Pro on iPhones. The shorter guide can be useful for quick instructions, while the extended one uncovers the advanced capabilities of Scanner Pro when scanning pictures. Hopefully, the guides will help you to scan images on the go.

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