Version 1.8 of our ScanPen apps for iOS have been released! This latest version introduces the powerful new document detection feature.
Using the new document detection feature allows you to detect and enhance only the documents in your camera feed. It will automatically search, take a photo, crop out any unwanted background space and then straighten the photo to give you the best possible scanning and text selection experience.
For example, these two screenshots compare the photos taken  without document detection and  with document detection.
 Without document detection
The document of interest is slightly skewed and there is a lot of background space that we are not interested in. It scans and reads OK, but it could be better.
 With document detection
This is a much better photo. The document is cropped to fit the entire image and it has been straightened up. This results in a much more accurate scanning and text speaking experience.
Along with the new document detection feature, V1.8 also introduces image filters to help you enhance your images. Here is an example of the greyscale filter that we have applied to the above document:
This increases the contrast between the text and the background, enhancing and improving the results of the OCR.
Another major new improvement to V1.8 is the addition of lots more iOS system voices. You can now access Siri voices, enhanced quality voices and male and female voices for many of the supported languages. These voices are all still freely available to use.
For the full release notes of V1.8 of Claro ScanPen, check here: Claro ScanPen V1.8 Release Notes.