How to Create a Business Card Scan

How to Create a Business Card Scan with Microsoft Pix

The latest Microsoft Pix update features a new tool that enables you to capture photos of whiteboards, business cards, and other documents and convert them into scanned images.  This is useful for capturing whiteboard data, business cards, and other documents.  Here’s how to get started.

Business Cards

  1. Start by installing the latest version of Microsoft Pix (v1.1.3 or later).

  2. Photograph the business card. You will see a blue frame around the subject and a small indicator at the top of the viewfinder that reads “Business Card”. This confirms that Microsoft Pix will create scanned version of the photo.
    Composition and angle doesn’t need to be perfect, Microsoft Pix will automatically correct the image.

  3. After capture, press the small round thumbnail at the bottom left of the screen to open the gallery and view the image.

  4. At the top of the screen there will be two thumbnails, Best Image and Scanned.
    Select the Scanned version for your archive and files. 
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  1. You can refine the card’s appearance by pressing the Edit button in the tool tray at the bottom of the screen. Then Press the Effects.
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  2. Effects options are only available for scanned images and there are ten filters to choose from. The Business Card Effect sharpens the image. 

  3. Press the check mark in the lower right corner to apply and save the effect. 


Manual Scan

Occasionally, a photo of a document, whiteboard, or business card won’t produce a scanned image. When viewing the photo in the Gallery, there may be a Scan button in the lower left corner.

Simply press it and Microsoft Pix will produce a Scanned version of the image.





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