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Old 24-05-2007, 05:29 AM
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OCR software to scan image (business card) and import into contacts?

with the ability to move fields around if necessary?

does this exist? Are these phones powerful to run any form of OCR like that PC product i've seen in the past that scans business cards?

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Old 24-05-2007, 05:50 AM
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I think this is what the ScanR software that Nokia have in their Downloads section is supposed to do (you need to sign up at scanr.com for an account. Once activated, you take a picture of the business card and email it to Scanr, they convert it into a a suitable format and mail it back to you so you can get it into your contacts.

However, I tried it and found it wouldn't recognise the cards I sent, so gave up and ended up removing it from my phone (an N80 at the time).
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Other software to install?

How found a software called bizreader, but haven't quite figured it out. It takes the photo but don't convert
Anyone tried it or know something about other softwares - for example there is software that is compatible with n73...
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Old 14-08-2007, 01:43 PM
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How found a software called bizreader, but haven't quite figured it out. It takes the photo but don't convert
If you not bought it, trial wont save scan results, their page say about that.

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Old 14-08-2007, 06:32 PM
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Oki!

I've got the trial but all I can do is take picture, nothing else happens (doesn't make any results). When the picture is taken all options I have is "exit" or "help". Though: not a big deal for me. When the trial don't work - I won't buy it either.

Hopefully there is better software out there
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Old 14-08-2007, 07:42 PM
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That would be a great app. In the meantime, I have a potential workaround, but it rather depends on everybody having barcodes on the back of their business cards of the type you can generate at http://datamatrix.kaywa.com/.

These can be read by the N95 barcode reader but even then, you can't get enough data into one for a sensible business card, so you actually use it to encode a url that points to a vCard on the company website.

I've tried this and it works a treat, but there are various weaknesses in the approach, not least of which is persuading everybody else to do it
 

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