With the holidays drawing near, the Flip-Pal™ mobile scanner has been the topic of discussion as people are scanning photos to create homemade holiday gifts. Last year, I was fortunate enough to receive the Flip-Pal™ mobile scanner for free in exchange for participating in the Simple Gifts Blog Hop. I ended up doing two projects:
In addition, I also experimented with the stitching software, which allows you to piece together several scans of a larger image. So, say for example you have a family portrait that measures 16" x 20" and you want to have a digital copy. Most personal flatbed scanners are not able to scan something that big. And personal wand scanners are also too small.
So how can you get a digital image of that family portrait? You could take a photograph of it, but the quality may not be all that great. For the best outcome, use the Flip-Pal™ mobile scanner. Take the scanner and collect several overlapping scans of the entire portrait. Then you use the stitching software to put the image together and viola, that 16" x 20" family portrait is now in a digital format.
Below is a video demonstration of how the stitching software works. It’s actually quite incredible. If you have trouble seeing the video, you can head over to YouTube and view it here: http://youtu.be/tDTxZct2_LM.
Note: I am not in anyway affiliated with Flip-Pal™ and do not benefit from plugging their products. I just think it’s a neat product and want to share it with my readers.