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When I take a photo of a business card and within the Android app mark it as a "Business Card" the edges are automatically cropped and some card data is automatically filled into the fields, however when I save it a new note is created with the proper name BC name but the scan/photo of the card never appears in the actual note.

Is this a function of v10 that's still not available or is there something else going on? 

Currently using Samsung Note 10+ with Evernote for Android 10.4   

Thanks

Steve

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No idea in Android. But the mobile clients are similar, so let’s try with iOS:

For iOS I can confirm that business card scanning is still way behind what it used to be. Only a few fields are filled, and the card info won’t copy to the contacts app. The picture does show, and it is possible to add another picture of the rear of the card (or even more). Extracting information does only happen from the first picture, however.

To use it, the build in scanner must be used, either by hitting the arrow beside the „new note“ button and choose „document“, or by clicking on the blue „+“ button and selecting „camera“. After taking the picture, „business card“ can be selected as document type, if it is not autoselected.

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Thanks for the reply. I had tried it this way too and it didn't work BUT I just discovered something. After the scan of this particular card one of the fields was not automatically filled in (Company Name) I had been manually typing that in before saving it. Just now I tried scanning again but this time didn't add anything manually and NOW when I saved it the card appeared in Evernote.

Just to verify, I went back and did a new scan, manually adding the data as I did before, and wouldn't you know it the card failed to appear. So right now, for me at least, I can scan but not manually add anything else above what Evernote auto fills in.    

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Yes, I found similar restrictions when trying in iOS. But this was some release steps ago, and I didn’t follow up on it. I am using an independent business card scanning app, that extracts much more information, and let’s me edit it before exporting into contacts.

So it was more out of curiosity than real need when I played a little with this feature.

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It is called CamCard. They had a classical model when I got it (free plus a one time purchase for Premium), but have switched to a subscription model since. I stick with free, the subscription costs p.a. more than EN ! The free account is limited to 500 cards - so if I need more, I probably have to open another account.

No idea if it exists on Android as well - I only use iOS devices.

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When you try, make sure to select the correct country. It improves the OCR result, because cards in different countries follow different conventions about Lay-out and content. When I had cards from different countries, I sorted them by country, and switched the country while scanning.

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I am having a similar issue, where I am also on Android (a Note 20).  In my case, not only does the card picture not show up in the note, but while the note is titled "<Person Name > - Business Card", the text that was read doesn't come across to the note either.  So very specifically, the Evernote camera detects it is a buisness card, reads the fields and populates them into name, title,  company, etc. on the screen showing it's a business card, but when proceeding, it only copies the title of the note over and not the business card picture or any of the business card OCR'd content.  NthDegree mentioned that if he did NOT add details on any of the fields that did not OCR properly and came across blank (which I was also doing), then the business card picture would come across.  I've tried both ways (adding content, and just taking what was originally scanned), and both times I just have a note title with no note content.

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