• Shozu has really improved

    by  • 1/1/2009 • geek • 5 Comments

    Wow… I decided to try installing Shozu again on my smartphone, as I’ve taken a couple photos of odd things with its camera, and wanted to transfer them off. I remembered that Shozu would automatically transfer photos to flickr, and now that I have unlimited data traffic, why not do that live?

    Wow, have they ever expanded the service since I last used it. There’s both a twitpic and a twitter; not sure on the differences.

    I’ve setup my flickr account for the primary publishing, and setup a handful of CC accounts that it will also publish to for me; my gmail account, facebook and twitpic so far. Maybe I’ll sign up for accounts on each of the supported services just because…

    • 23Hq

    • 3FotoAlbum

    • AOL Xdrive

    • BBC News

    • blip.tv

    • BBC News

    • blip.tv

    • Bluestring

    • Box.Net

    • BritGlyph

    • Buzznet

    • Cellfish

    • CNN Exchange

    • Dailymotion

    • Divshare

    • Easyshare

    • Email

    • Facebook

    • Flickr

    • Freewebs

    • Friendster

    • FTP

    • Google Blogger

    • HotSMS

    • Hyves

    • Ipernity

    • Kodak Easyshare Gallery

    • LiveJournal

    • MetaWebLog

    • moblogUK

    • Multiply

    • Netlog

    • Now Public

    • Ovi

    • Phanfare

    • Photobox

    • Photobucket

    • Photoshop.com

    • Picasa Web Albums

    • Pikeo

    • qipit

    • Reuters

    • Samsung Fun Club

    • Scoopt

    • Seesmic

    • SmugMug

    • Snapfish

    • Twitpic

    • Twitter

    • TypePad

    • Uploaded (ITV News)

    • Vox

    • WebShots

    • Windows Live Spaces

    • WordPress (.com)

    • YouTube

    The qipit service sounds interesting; though just changing a camera phone image into a PDF is nothing amazing; it would be really cool if it did OCR on the image and sent THAT as well.


    5 Responses to Shozu has really improved

    1. 1/2/2009 at 12:52 am

      Thanks for the plug! Have you actually tried qipit? It does not just turn a camera phone image into a pdf. Why put up a service to do that? In essence, Qipit scans the camera phone photo of a doc and makes it a clear, clean copy — just as if you had put that page on a tabletop scanner. You get a printable, faxable copy — right from the phone. You couldn’t print or fax a photo of a document. Qipit is the missing link between digital photography of documents (which nobody uses) and office document reproduction: we call it mobile document capture (or copy).
      Again, thanks for mentioning qipit, and let us know of your impressions once you’ve tried it!
      Founder, Qipit

    2. xinit
      1/2/2009 at 1:16 am

      Thanks, Benoit. I was just going through the Shozu liswt of supported apps and their description said little more than make a PDF out of a picture. The cleanup and filtering make sense… though OCR would be really really cool…

      I’ll be stopping by and checking it out shortly.

    3. 1/2/2009 at 10:50 am

      well there is free alternate to almost everything.

    4. 1/2/2009 at 4:16 pm


      Thanks for the kind review. Glad to see you like our stuff!

      Any problems let me know on john.neal@shozu.com.

      Thanks again,

      QA Manager, ShoZu

    5. 1/2/2009 at 4:50 pm

      xinit, I agree with you re: OCR. WOuld be great. Unfortunately the domain hasn’t evolved much in the past 20+ years as far as OCRing from a picture of a doc is concerned. We tested exetnsively all suppliers and non was providing a performance that we felt comfortable offering to qipit users. Too much post-processing involved. Qipit is really about ease of use!
      That said we found that OCRing an image that has been processed by Qipit gives a better performance (lower number of errors) than OCRing without Qipit. SO users of of-the-shelf OCR software can always do this: run their documents to be OCRed in Qipit first.

      Happy 2009!

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