Photo Scan UWP gets rotation, transparent live tile, and more

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Last year I favourably reviewed Photo Scan, a new UWP app that leveraged cloud OCR to snap and scan your documents very professionally - it just got itself a big update, with changelog listed below. Highlights include captured image rotation and a barrage of UI usability enhancements.

Here's the changelog for v3.2, over and above the version reviewed last year:

  • Finally added option to rotate image.
  • Added transparent live tile. Pin it from the Settings page.
  • Moved the 'Close image' button to the top of the screen.
  • Updated Home Page.
  • Updated OOBE Setup UI.
  • Text will auto clear when you will close the Photo/Image.
  • Added Option to Auto-add Photos in Photos Collection Page. Add it from the Settings Page.
  • Improved performance of the app.
  • Added new app in 'Our app' section.

Some screens of the new version of Photo Scan UWP in action:


Scanning a document now includes the ability to rotate the image before OCR...


Recognition is as good as usual; (right) the UWP app's hamburger navigation menu.

As before, this is a full UWP app and works just as well on any screen - camera permitting, arguably the high spec phone camera makes all the difference here (I was using a Lumia 950). You can find Photo Scan here in the Store for phones, tablet and laptop.

Source / Credit: Store