With Scan Thing, you can extract objects, people, pets, artwork and just about anything else from any image, image URL, or PDF document.
Scan Thing can also capture books and documents with the original images intact and the text extracted and embedded. You can save your scan as a single- or multi-page PDF with all its text fully searchable and selectable.
You don't need an account to use Scan Thing. You don't need internet access. Your scans never leave your Mac as Scan Thing does all of its processing on-device. Because your privacy is important (not to mention none of our business), we collect no data whatsoever and we don't use any third-party code. Your privacy is yours, and we think it should stay that way.
You can get Scan Thing for a one-time purchase and share it with your family at no extra cost. No subscriptions. No adds. No shenanigans.
Added support for HEIC files and DNG (RAW) files. Added support for the "Open With" contextual menu item when right-clicking an image or PDF document in Finder.
Ratings and Reviews
Good app for research, not graphic design
I saw this and got excited, thinking I could use it to extract people, houses, cars, whatever from images and use them in social media graphics. It will extract your image, but not so precisely that you can then use it with a different background.
That's okay! If you just need to extract things for research, notes, etc, this will do the job well. If you're looking for a perfect extraction to do photo compositing, stick with Affinity, Photoshop, Remove.bg, etc.
SImply AMAZING. PDF ➾ Searchable Text PDF alone = remarkable.
I only wish the purchase for PRO edition was the same across iOS devices and macOS 😩 however, this only means I wont purchase PRO on my macOS and just do my scanning needs on my iPhone... no biggie! Definitely not worth a removed star!!! Just... ya know.. something to chew on, developers. ;)
Genuinely fascinating execution, however...
It surely works as well as I'd hope for my purposes, but very unforgiving. Tried to scan my cat, realizing halfway through that I wanted to zoom out and restart my drag-box, but lo and behold, what you click is what you get. Scanned a tiny box about 10x2 pixels of my cat's foot and obviously got nothing out of it. No way to undo and get one of my 12 attempts back. If you're going to put a usage cap on such a neat app, I hope you can reconsider your implementation of such a system...
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- Weebly, Inc.
- 177.1 MB
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2021 Pierre Liebenberg
- In-App Purchases
- Unlimited Scans $9.99
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