Digital cameras are used as image capture devices.
A book is placed on the v-shaped cradle.
The v-shaped transparent platen gently engages the book to flatten the pages.
The computer sends a signal to the cameras to shoot images.
Each page gets captured by its corresponding camera.
The images are rendered on screen.
The software then rotates, crops, resizes and adjusts DPI to enhance each image.
Steps 3-7 are repeated with each turn of the page.
On completion, BookSnap combines all the images into a single PDF file ready for distribution or archiving.
The engineered lighting environment prevents glare and
interference that would otherwise occur from showing up on
With BookSnap hardware
Without BookSnap hardware
The self-adjusting, v-shaped cradle and platen gently sandwich the book and guarantee that pages always remain in the correct position parallel to the camera's focal plane (even with thick-spined books), for sharp, flat-looking images.