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I would like to use the camera to take a picture of a meeting agenda and import the image or a pdf into one note 

 

I found a couple of apps, but either the lighting is bad. Or the camera quality is so poor, I can't take a picture of an 8.5x11 sheet of paper and read the text on it.

 

Any suggestions on apps, camera settings, or how I can do this in one note.

 

I generally use the "metro" version of RT though I recognize the desktop version does have additional capabilities (pen input )

 

Thanks

 

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There are a few apps on Windows Phone that take pictures ad convert to PDF for. BUT with Windows phone you can upload pictures directly to One Note.

I think Apple has a one note app, but I am not sure about this.

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LawnPaul I appreciate the tips on Windows Phone, but this question is specific to Surface RT.  I don't use Windows Phone.

 

I did find a way to load an image into OneNote Metro, but again the image quality is so poor the text is almost unreadable. If I want to use the meeting agenda for notes OCR is a must.

 

Also, with an RT I had difficulty getting a picture of a full sheet of paper.  I can't tell if the rear-facing camera is mounted to account for the kickstand angle or not. If it is, you would almost need some sort of stand to take the picture. If not, I can't get the picture cleanly while holding the device far enough above the table to avoid shadows.

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The RT's camera is great for video but terrible for stills (as it should be). I don't think you'll get a sharp enough image to be able to make the text readable.

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