Smartphone Camera Utilization Tips

7 other things your smartphone camera can do in addition clicking photos

Camera made to take pictures, and you will also do the same thing from your smartphone camera. But you ever wondered that what else could be done by your smartphone camera? ShouTech tell you some more tips to help you to make your camera more functional. Witness further…

1. Translate Language

You can use the smartphone camera as a translator too. You can translate any foreign language’s sign, menu or text. This work will be done with the help of Google Translate. You need to download and install Google Translate in your smartphone to do so. Open the App and tap on the camera sign shown in the App FrontPage. When camera turned on, move it towards the Symbol, Sign or Text that you want to translate, Google will instantly do this work for you.

 

Translate Language by Your Smartphone
Translate Language by Your Smartphone

We cannot translate every language in it, but this app supports many languages. You can also translate the text that you already have in your pictures. There are several Apps works similar like Google Translate. These apps are – TextGrabber + Translator (Android, iOS) and WayGo (Android, iOS).

2. Document Scanning

You can use your smartphone as a document scanner too to scan your documents. Moreover, you can change the text inside your document and make it editable. Google Drive Android App already features this functionality and terminates the need of downloading separate software for scanning documents. iOS users can use the Evernote’s Scannable to do so. In addition, such apps like CamScanner (Android, iOS) and Scanbot (Android, iOS) can also be tried by the users.

3. To see the stars

You can make more fun with your smartphone with Augmented and Mixed Reality apps. Install such apps like SkyView in your smartphone and turn your smartphone camera towards the sky. You can use it to recognize the stars and can enjoy watching stars without the need of telescope.

SkyView App
SkyView App

You can also try some another similar apps such as WikiTude (Android, iOS) and Blipper (Android, iOS) too.

4. Barcode Scanning

Barcode and QR codes can also be scanned with your smartphone camera. You can even use it to get the information of products too by scanning their barcodes. There are several apps available to scan, read and write barcodes and QR codes of various products and turn it as text information.

Barcode Scanner App
Barcode Scanner App

5. Security Camera

You can convert your old smartphone into a security camera, you need to download and install a security camera app to do so. With the help of this, just connect your smartphone with it and pair it with a Wi-Fi and then put it somewhere aside.

Android Surveillance Camera App
Android Surveillance Camera App

You will be able to view and record the live feed from the camera that will be capturing the image or videos and that is made by you.

6. Visual Search

Such Apps like Google Goggles and several others will help you to find and identity the photos. If you took a photo of a product then it will search and let you know about the product so that you will know what that product is.

Google Goggles Visual Search App
Google Goggles Visual Search App

If there is some text in that picture then it will highlight that text too. You can search about the pictures that you have already captured by yourself or else you got them from somewhere else too.

7. Mark the Places

With the help of several apps which you can uses to Pinpoint the locations of your surroundings. You will get the insights of places that you were seeing in your camera and you will cease fund the information about that place. Yelp app’s Monocle feature will do such work of similar type. You can try out the Wikitude and Layar Apps too.

Identify Your Surround Places
Identify Your Surround Places

Well, everyone use their smartphone’s camera for clickin pictures and selfies to recording videos. Some people use it for scanning barcode too but not everyone do the same. And most people don’t know how much and what else their Smartphone’s camera can do.

These are the things your smartphone camera can do for you and if you have any suggestion regarding the blog, then please feel free to share it, your valuable feedback will help us to utilize the posts for further improvement.

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Written by:Anish Tiwari is an SEO/SMO expert and Blogger loves to write and explore newness relates to IT, Search Engines, Web Development, and Gadgets etc. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram for the glimpses. You can also find me on Twitter and LinkedIn for better communication.