a V8 moment

I recently had an “I could have had a V8!” moment. It had to do with photos to go along with the recipes in my recipe database.

recipe photoWhen I have an online photo it’s no problem. I can easily grab the photo file. But when it comes to recipes that are only available in a print source it’s trickier. I scan the recipe using my OCR software using the grayscale setting, as that is best for OCR. Then I would re-scan in color and grab the image using the built-in Windows snipping tool. It worked OK, but the images were often grainy.

Then I had that hit-the-heel-of-my-hand-on-my-forehead moment. I can use my iPhone to take a photo of the picture in the book or magazine.

Duh!

Much better results.

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