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Hello everyone! Can you please tell me how you get Evernote to take pictures of whiteboard? I tried using their new scannable camera at a seminar yesterday but the camera could not/would not focus on the whiteboard. The green crop lines just went crazy all over my screen trying to find something to focus on. Perhaps I was too far away from the whiteboard? It ended up just taking the picture of the whole room and I couldn't find a way to edit it later. In One Note, I can pre-select the 'whiteboard crop' and it does it automatically. Thank you all in advance!

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Likely too far from whiteboard. I've only done a few times while using OneNote, actually I believe Lens which saves to OneNote, but was relatively close in those cases as well.  Regarding the edits I can do a general crop in the iPhone app.  If you tap the photo in EN note, you'll see an 'a' with circle around it. Tap that symbol.  At top there are three ellipses.  Tapping those give you a few editing tools one of which is crop.

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Confirmed I can do this in android and windows as well.  Each client navigates a little differently.  In Windows I initially didn't think possible, but its a subset of annotate.

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Hi, @janny, I use the scan feature almost daily and can understand the frustration when it does not cooperate.  When that happens my go to solution is take a photo and upload the photo in EN.  As for the cropping, @Gear64 posted a solution.

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I take a snap of my whiteboard every day. I do this first in my phones camera, then I copy the photo into my EN note, along with other material, at day's end. The ocr recognises the text, so I am happy.

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Thank you everyone! Really appreciate your replies. Answer seems to be to take the pic with the phone's camera, edit it to my liking then copy it into EN. 

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Take a look at this  worked ell for me, then import to EN

  

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For scanning I use Microsoft OfficeLens (best for flip charts and white boards) or ScannerPro (for all stuff) on my iPhone. Then I share it into EN.

When I scan directly into EN, I use the build-in scanning tool (behind the + - Symbol) rather than Scannable.

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Try using the alternative of the scanner you are using once. It might solve your issue. Just try it once, and post here if any issue arises after using an alternative mybpcreditcard

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I don’t like recommending out of Evernote but look at “Whitelines” (WL) dig down a bit, you can buy four magnets to mark the edges of the board and get great shots. https://www.officemax.co.nz/Office-Products/Whiteboards- I fact I got good results using WL as my notebook Noticeboards/Whiteboard-Accessories/Whitelines-Whiteboard-Image-Tags-Pack-of-4-2464772

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If you are using the widget of evernote on your mobile, then if you press the scanning icon (up right) then an image icons appears and in that case the evernore takes a picture not a scan. I also take pictures of whiteboards and this is the way that I do it.

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