How to Upload a Photo to Skype as a PDF

Updated: Aug 8, 2020

There are many reasons why you would want to covert a photo to PDF for your piano lessons on Skype, but the main reason here is to show you how to upload a photo so that it can be annotated using the forScore app. This will make your practice easier, clearer, and more effective.

One of the best ways you can do this is by using the Adobe Scan app.

The first step is to download this app onto your phone (it's free).

Here is my step-by-step guide to uploading your photo to Skype as a PDF:

Take the photo:

1) Sign in to Adobe Scan

2) Scan the image (it will automatically scan when you hold the camera over the document)

3) Press ‘Continue’ if you are happy with the image, or press ‘Retake’

4) Scan the next image (if there is more than one page)

5) Select the scanned image (bottom right)

6) Rename the file in the following format and select ‘OK’:

‘Student Name + Name of Composer/Piece' - don't forget this step!

7) Press ‘Save PDF’ (top right)

Upload the file to Skype:

1) Press ‘Share’

2) Press ‘Share a Copy’

3) Upload to Skype (press Skype app icon)

4) Select recipient

5) Press ‘Send’

There you have it! You have saved lesson time and organisation.

By the way, you could take a photo and convert it to PDF using the Books app (on iPhone), but using the Adobe Scan app allows for more consistent-looking photos (which makes the annotations easy to view) and is faster to use (especially when you have done it a few times).

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