Now, searching for official documents and records from the bulk of images in the gallery, won’t take much, courtesy Adobe. Recently, it has come up with a new feature for Scan, i.e. an app made for the iOS and the Android users that converts scanned documents into editable PDFs using the phone’s camera.
Now, document-scanning applications might be found in bulk on Google and Apple app stores, but the one offered by Adobe Systems i.e. this Adobe Scan, promises a much better experience for mobile phone users.
The American software company has infused artificial intelligence (AI) technology into the application so that this searching for documents in the gallery becomes easier and convenient. Also, armed with Adobe Sensei i.e. an AI and machine-learning platform and built-in optical character recognition, the application automatically scans through the photographs in the user’s gallery and shows only those that appear to be like documents. With this, the users would no longer have to spend their time scrolling through hundreds of photographs to identify the scanned items.
Coupled with this machine-learning capability, Adobe has also introduced quite a few other important features. The app now allows users to find files by typing the name or date. The app has also added support for Apple iOS 11’s Files application. For the Android users, the company has added offline support.
A recent blog post by the company read that “We have improved image cleaning in Adobe Scan, specifically for shadows and folds, so your scans will look clearer and cleaner than ever before. Since we launched Adobe Scan in June, the app has been downloaded more than four million times, and it continues to receive great ratings on iOS and Android. All of this powerful scanning technology, including document discovery and OCR, is available for free”.
Even if the company offers the scanning feature for free, it is mandatory for the customers to pay a $10 monthly in-app subscription to access some advanced PDF features enlisting editing, organizing documents and collecting digital signatures.
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Even though Apple and Google have been placed continuously in the limelight for their achievement in the machine learning department, Adobe has also joined the race quietly with Sensei. Much expected from this Sensei, mainly aims at helping professionals, even including artists to increase the productivity. Also, the company is slowly expanding the AI to the enterprise categories as well. Last month, CNBC reported that this Adobe is planning for rolling out Sensei for the banking sector, allowing them to customize features for the customers.