Capture Mode Interface

This document is being revised to account for changes in the User Interaction Workflow.


This interface helps the user accomplish the task of converting a book into raw images. The primary activity is to perform captures using the attached cameras, with supporting functionality to assist in secondary activities like reordering, deleting, and quality assurance.


Capturing Images

  1. Cover page
  2. User has started a new Book. Empty placeholders indicate that there are no pages in this book yet.
  3. Selects Take Picture using either mouse or the Space bar.
  4. Interface fades in the background, and a progress dialog appears.
    • If this were the first time capturing in the user's work session, the Camera Setup Wizard would have launched.
    • The progress dialog may not be necessary as taking pictures may actually be quick enough.
  5. First spread of pages added to the Book. A line down the centre of the spread indicates the spread is divided (this line is generated during Camera Setup).
  6. User takes another picture.
  7. Capture in progress.
  8. Pages 3 and 4 added to the book.

Automatic Capture


Advanced: Text Flow & Layout


Page Classification


Recapturing Spread


Inserting new Spread


Finish and Export


Deleting Images

See Deleting Images

Reordering Page Spreads

See Reordering Images

Navigating Thumbnails

See Navigating Thumbnails


See Zoom

Keyboard Alternatives

  • SPACE bar activates the capture process.
  • pressing ESC during a Capture progress dialog should cancel the capture process.

Foot pedal / alternative button interaction:

  • Foot pedal or alternative button device should have the same effect as a Space bar press.

Audio feedback:

  • After a successful image capture, there is a pleasant chime letting the user know they can flip the page.
  • Audio prompts can be turned off using the Options menu.
  • Known errors could also have a "error chime"?