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Introducing Adobe Scan

Today we launched Adobe Scan, a new free mobile app that turns your phone or tablet into a smart scanning tool – making it easy to create digital documents from anywhere. By leveraging Adobe’s advanced image processing techniques, powered by Adobe Sensei, Adobe Scan captures images in a snap and transforms them into brilliantly clear Adobe PDFs with text you can reuse.

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) in a scanning app is nothing new, but other apps typically require a subscription or paid upgrade for the technology. OCR in Adobe Scan is completely free, converting printed text to digital text in seconds. It’s fast and easy to capture multi-page documents too. In fact, Adobe Scan is optimized for capturing multi-page documents without sacrificing quality. Other free apps limit the number of pages you can scan or they watermark the images. Adobe Scan is different.

What’s more, scans are stored in Adobe Document Cloud so they’re always available on your desktop and mobile devices. Adobe Scan also works perfectly with Acrobat DC so you can do even more if you’re a subscriber – edit and organize documents, collect signatures and take advantage of new mobile features in Adobe Sign to digitally sign and send documents from any device.

Whether you’re a designer, a lawyer, a student or a salesperson, Adobe Scan will help digitally transform your life. Check out the video and step by step guide below and try it for yourself!

Scan anything in a snap.

Hold the device over whatever you want to scan—forms, pictures, notes, receipts, business cards, even whiteboard discussions. Using Adobe’s advanced image technology, powered by Adobe Sensei, Adobe Scan automatically finds the edges of your document, then captures and cleans the image. Voila! You have a scanned image. You can now re-name your scan, add a photo, reorder pages, crop, rotate, or enhance it. But, that’s just the beginning…

Get text you can work with.

After you’ve captured a scan, you’ll be prompted to save it as an Adobe PDF in Adobe Document Cloud so you can get to it anytime, from anyplace. The scan is converted automatically. Free optical character recognition (OCR) recognizes printed text. What was once just a scanned image is transformed (in seconds) into a versatile Adobe PDF you can search, highlight, mark-up, comment on, and share.

Now, your documents have PDF power.

Once your scans are converted into smart PDFs available in Adobe Document Cloud, they’re easy to edit, search, and share from anywhere. Just press Open in Acrobat (or access them in Acrobat from your desktop) and you’ll be able to find key words, add comments, sign, or send your PDFs for review.


Download the Adobe Scan app today!

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  • By Kayode Ogunleye - 5:34 PM on June 1, 2017   Reply

    PDF scanner is very interesting

  • By Boopathi - 12:22 AM on June 5, 2017   Reply


    1. I would like to know if it is possible to read the text from a scanned image using an API.

    2. Also, please let me know if you have Adobe sensei scan SDK, which we can invoke from our Apps using the APIs

    Best Regards,

    • By Document Cloud Team - 6:09 PM on July 24, 2017   Reply

      Hi there,
      1. No, it is not possible. Currently, a user can open the PDF file in Acrobat and then select/copy/highlight text in Acrobat. If the user enables VoiceOver or TalkBack then the text will be read to them after opening in Acrobat.
      2. No, we don’t have that available.
      Thanks! Please let us know if you have further questions. ^TD

  • By Colin Dalby - 12:27 AM on June 5, 2017   Reply

    The Adobe Scan does not work with the iPhone 5 or the earlier iPad minis, why is this?

    • By Document Cloud Team - 6:09 PM on July 24, 2017   Reply

      Adobe Scan on iOS requires iOS 10.0 or later, and is compatible with iPhones and iPads that are 64-bit. Please let us know if you have further questions! ^TD

  • By Halı Yıkama Makinaları - 4:37 PM on June 5, 2017   Reply

    Very nice application. Thanks adobe

  • By Sachin Gupta - 3:50 AM on June 6, 2017   Reply

    Very innovative app.

  • By İstanbul Evden Eve - 4:17 PM on June 16, 2017   Reply

    Perfect app.

  • By şarkı sözü - 4:53 PM on June 25, 2017   Reply

    Great app about document cloud, thank you so much.

  • By Tamás Csáky-Pallavicini - 7:43 PM on August 6, 2017   Reply

    Is it possible to tag (e.g. ID:number, metatags) scanned documents?
    Is it possible to create pdf/a documents?
    Is it possible to read QR cods with pdf scanner?

    • By Document Cloud Team - 2:11 PM on September 1, 2017   Reply

      Hi Tamás,

      Thanks for the questions! A few responses below:

      1. No, this is not possible in the current version. We appreciate the feedback and will escalate for consideration to our product team.
      2. To create PDF/A documents, you need Acrobat Pro DC on your computer. Tap on the Adobe Scan folder, and choose Edit > Preflight > Standards for the documents you wish to convert.
      3. No, this is not possible in the current version. We appreciate the feedback and will escalate for consideration to our product team.

      Please feel free to share further feedback and questions.


  • By Adana Oto Ekspertiz - 7:50 AM on August 9, 2017   Reply

    interestign and nice app. thanks…

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