In the new Spenser update, we have made some changes to camera functions. This update has made it easier for users to use the camera functions.

  • Camera function is changed to Manual
  • The menu bar of the camera is changed to above of the screen


This article explains the camera functions:

  • How to take a picture
  • Camera function ( manual / auto)
  • Turn on flashlight


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. 

When you choose to take a photo, the option of a single item is automatically selected. Without changing any settings, you will create a single document or a document with multi-page.

If you want to quickly create single invoices / receipts, tap on the 3rd icon to switch the mode to 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 camera function is by default on Manual. This means that each photo needs to be manually taken. After the image is taken, you can manually adjust the photo and crop it if needed. The image can also be rotated if the photo is taken incorrectly (this icon is shown on the top right).

If you prefer the camera to automatically take the photo for you, switch on the auto mode by tapping on the M (see image above). The Auto function allows the camera to automatically take a sharp image. If the position of the camera needs to be changed, a message will appear. After the photo is taken, it will automatically be cropped.


Turn on the flashlight 

The flashlight is turned off by default. When you tap on the lightening-icon at the top right of the screen (see below), this will turn on the flashlight. This provides extra lighting and allow you to take a good photo.
When using the Auto-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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