Can a camera phone really work as a crude scanner Originally uploaded by alecclews I tried a little experiment to see how well my new camera works as a document scanner. This is a brain dump I did a few months on Application Development issues. I suspect the result is useful for no one but me, on the grounds that I am the only one who can read my own writing. However the general technique does seem useful as I now have a easy way to make a quick record which can then be transcribed into a readable document. If you view the Flickr large size then it's readable (at least for me) The paper is approx A5 size (it's actually a Moleskine page) Mike Elgan has various other suggestions as well for using a camera phone