Photographing text for print with cellular device

Say, looking for a method to use a cell phone camera - BlackBerry Classic Q10/20 device to photograph a page of text such that when it is printed the quality represents that of a scanned page. I've noticed that the background, the page, is sometimes a bit grey and the writing is not that crisp and clear. Looking for some tips on how to achieve this . The camera is very good at auto-focussing etc. and the quality is pretty good on screen, but when it comes to printing, numerous issues tend to arise. This is a very handy way of copying a page of text as one can just do it straight from the hand-held device.
shaunwinginAsked:
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KimputerCommented:
Android user here. So I can only give some general advice. Please go to your BB App Store, and find apps based on the "Cam scanner pdf" keywords.
That's because besides a good camera, you also need the proper imaging engine to correct for the contrast/brightness/shadow/tones etc etc. After it's saved as PDF, you can check later on a PC if the quality is up to par before printing.
Since I'm not a BB user, please read the app reviews first before installing (as you should do with all apps you're installing). If too many negative reviews, ignore the app, go on to the next search result.
If you ever decide to switch over to Android, the app to beat is Camscanner by INTSIG Information Co.,Ltd.
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Robin CMSenior Security and Infrastructure EngineerCommented:
The camera app may have a setting for doing exactly what you want. As with the previous responder I have an Android phone, but the camera app has a "Text" scene which makes the results a bit better.
Also, bear in mind that printers tend to print at 300dpi or higher, so looking good on screen does not necessarily equate to looking good when printed.
You can also try adjusting the contrast and levels to reduce the amount of grey. I have a preset saved on my phone so that I can do this with very few taps.
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Brian MatisProduct ManagerCommented:
You definitely want to make sure you're in a well lit area. If you don't have a lot of light, that'll definitely make the page more gray. Most interiors aren't actually very bright (your eyes trick you.) Maybe try doing it outside during the day?
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