This article explains the camera functions:

How to take a picture

Click on the ➕ plus icon at the bottom of the screen to upload an image to the app. Two options will appear how you can upload an image:

  • Red icon to take a photo with the Spenser app 
  • Green icon to upload a saved image from your mobile. 

After the photo is taken or a saved image is uploaded in the app, the following two options will appear:

  • One item
    This option is used to create an item with one page or create an item with two pages or more (multi-page). This option is selected by default.
  • Multiple items
    This option is used to create photos of single invoices / receipts so you can manage each item individually in the next step.

If you want to review the image, tap on the thumbnail at the bottom left of the screen. When you are finished taking pictures, tap Done and the screen will switch to the Item Details page.

Camera function mode

The default option of the camera is on Auto where the camera automatically takes a photo when you point the camera to the receipt. To disable the Auto function, tap on this to change the function to Manual on the top right of the screen.

  • Automatic mode
    This option allows the camera to automatically take a picture if there is a sharp image with a clear background. A message will appear if the position of the camera needs to be changed. The photo will be automatically cropped.
  • Manual mode
    This option allows you to manually take the photo. After the photo is taken, you can manually adjust the photo and crop the image if needed. The image can also be rotated if the photo is taken incorrectly (this icon is shown on the top right).

Extra option: turn on the flashlight

When you tap on the flashlight icon at the top left of the screen, the flashlight is enabled and the torch of your mobile is turned on. This will provide extra light to take a good photo.
In automatic mode, a tip is given to turn on the flashlight if the background is too dark. The app will not take the picture until the background is clear and bright.

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