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Old 03-11-2009, 01:47 PM
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Measurement software using camera!

I found a software that someone finally implimented, it involves using a credit card/similar size object, and it has a box object that it imposes over the picture taken, and compares relative to that box (can be shrunk or enlarged using the touch wheel) then a vector line is created to calculate the approximate length.
The only problem is that it needs to be taken at a parallel angle otherwise it doesn't work too well on angled objects.

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It is called DarkRuler. <- *link*

screenshot of it in action, its still not super accurate but does the job
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Old 03-11-2009, 02:36 PM
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Re: Measurement software using camera!

I've commented in the XDA thread on this...it's a really neat idea but the final measurements are off. I think it's because a slight difference in the measurement of the credit card gets amplified when measuring the larger object.
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Re: Measurement software using camera!

and be careful, someone was saying that you should only use credit cards for measurement and to post up pic n taking the cards info, dumb on the users part imho but it happens.
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Re: Measurement software using camera!

Oh, I just used a school ID and all the card in my wallet seems to be the same size.
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Old 03-12-2009, 01:26 AM
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Re: Measurement software using camera!

correct, anything that is the same size in length. That's just the universal scaler used here.
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