How to scan documents and add photos in Mojave macOS with iPhone


Continuity Camera is a new feature introduced in iOS 12 and Mojave macOS that has gone a little unnoticed but can be extremely useful for some users. With it we can easily add a photo or a scanned document with the camera of the iPhone or iPad to a file on the Mac. A quick way to save on intermediate processes such as transferring images manually to the Mac.

How to scan documents and add photos in Mojave macOS with iPhone
How to scan documents and add photos in Mojave macOS with iPhone

Often when we are creating a document we need to add images quickly. For me this is very useful when taking notes , when images do not need to be edited much or are simply information to be processed later. As long as I don’t take pictures that I later take from the Photos app, I use Continuity Camera directly.

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Since this is a function designed to speed up the process of adding a photo to a document , using it is also easy and quick. Continuity Camera is compatible with most apps that allow you to insert images into a document or file you are creating. The steps are as follows:

  1. Place the cursor in the position where you want to add the image.
  2. Right-click . Import from iPhone or iPad Or go to File> Import from iPhone or iPad
  3. Choose between Take Photo or Scan Document and the device you have nearby with which you want to do it.
  4. Take the photograph or scan the document with the chosen device.
  5. That’s it, the image will appear in the document you’re creating on the Mac.

When you take a picture, you have the option to retake it if it doesn’t look right, and when you scan, the option to add extra pages to the scanned document. The export also allows us to change the filter for the document, including grayscale, black and white, color, or photo. Finally, note that on the Mac we can also add different markup on the image with the Marking tools.

To use this functionality on iPhone, iPad, and Mac, all you need is an iOS 12 and Mojave MacOS version. It’s especially useful when taking notes , or in situations where you’re not really interested in getting an image in shape and edited.

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