Scanning Documents With Off-the-Shelf Digital Cameras

LaserFiche Computer Science, 2003-04

Liaison(s): Kurt Rapelje, Robert Strickland, Karl Chan, Carl Sykes
Advisor(s): Zachary Dodds
Students(s): Ed Heaney (PM), Zak Andree, Zachariah Clegg, James Darpinian

The goal of our Clinic project is to develop a software module that converts a digital photo of a document into an image that looks scanned. It finds, straightens, and orients the document while providing confidence values to ensure reliability. Also featured are methods to help reduce the effects of distortion and lighting irregularities introduced by the camera.