How exactly do you convert images into PDF format?

Working with PDF files is becoming increasingly common in the workplace, school, college etc. So how exactly do you convert images, doc, spreadsheet or any file type into this format? I'm pretty sure all of you know how to convert a Word, Excel, Presentation file or any web page into PDF, If you don't know how to convert them, let me know in the comments below and I'll try to POST about it, in my next post. But our today's focus is on "How to convert any image into PDF file or How to scan any document direct through your smartphone". So lets get started.

Note:- This post is focused on Adobe Acrobat Mobile Application's new feature that can scan any document and can convert it into PDF format.

Firstly I want to touch a off-topic concept "Machine Learning" because if there is no machine learning we are not able to scan any document by just through our mobile camera,Machine learning is the sub-field of computer science that gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. Evolved from the study of pattern recognition and computational learning theory in artificial intelligence, machine learning explores the study and construction of algorithms that can learn from and make predictions on data – such algorithms overcome following strictly static program instructions by making data driven predictions or ,decisions, through building a model from sample inputs. Machine learning is employed in a range of computing tasks where designing and programming explicit algorithms is infeasible; example applications include spam filtering, detection of network intruders or malicious insiders working towards a data breach, optical character recognition (OCR), search engines and computer vision. As i mentioned in above example Machine Learning now also used in Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe has its own Machine Learning Framework called Sensei. Adobe is using a ML(Machine Learning) algorithm in their Mobo app for recognising the part of document from images for better understanding let me tell you a example suppose that you are scanning a bill slip in past we use CamScanner like application to do so, first we have to take the picture of bill slip and then application prompt us to select the bill slip from the captured picture and remove the unnecessary part, this was really time consuming if you want a clean and clear PDF without any unnecessary background but Adobe saves us by releasing a new feature in their mobo app that can automatically recognise the bill slip or any document from the picture and automatically remove the unnecessary background so without any further CS jargon lets convert a slip into PDF.

This article is going to guide you step by step on How to convert a image into PDF through your smartphone. So, follow along and if you face any error situation let me know in the comment

Step 1:-

First you have to install the adobe acrobat app in you mobile, This app is available on all mobo platform Windows Phone, iOS, Android. I'm going to use Android if you are following this tutorial in Windows Phone or iOS, UI(User Interface) may changed but the logic will not change at all, the logic is very simple, you have to find the scan section under adobe acrobat mobo app, So

If you're on Android platform just hit the PlayStore application and search for adobe acrobat and install the application in your smartphone Or if you're on iOS platform just hit the AppStore application and search for adobe acrobat reader and install the application in your iPhone OR if you're on Windows platform just hit the Windows Store tile(application) and search for adobe acrobat reader and install the application in your Windows Phone

Step 2:-

After installing app in you mobile, find the app and open it, if you're on android, android will automatically take you on the screen where the app is, if you press the home button after installing the app as shown below or you can open the app directly through the play store.

Step 3:-

After opening the app, opens the navigation bar by clicking on the top left corner and click on the SCAN to scan a new picture, As I told you scan is a new feature in adobe acrobat reader you can see the app is also showing scan with a new label as show below in the screen shot

Open the side navigation bar and click on Scan

Step 4:-

After clicking on Scan a new camera activity opens, take the picture of the your document when the camera activity display a toast that says "Ready to capture" as shown below in the picture

"As you can see in the above picture a blue rectangle is covering my BMI slip, this is what machine learning doing in this application for us my friend, saving our time we don't need to crop the images or remove the unnecessary background after clicking this picture, the app does for us automatically"

Step 5:-

Now you can save your document as Portable Document File (PDF) and cheers its so simple and fast and really accurate ML algo so that it can detect your document fast and also in dim lights


In this post you learn about a new feature of Adobe Acrobat PDF reader mobile application that is based on Adobe Machine Learning Framework called Sensei and you also take a little dive into what Machine Learning Is? and what it does for us.

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