I know there is already an answer to this question on either photo.SE or something about imaging SE but after trying gazillions of search terms and word combinations until exasperation (and of course using the search-before-posting mechanism here until the same result), I'm admitting defeat and saying sorry please help (and maybe also help make the post in question more searchable for).
(Also, with the hundreds of new sites that have sprung up and the sites page not text searchable (FWIW?!) in my browser, I even had a hard time determining whether there is imaging.SE or something but that may be another problem.)
I have a photograph of a printed document that I made for lack of easy access to a flatbed scanner at the time and place I had easy access to the document (in case you ask, the document was sent to me and this is all legit but I needed the image quickly and I didnt have a scanner at hand).
Now of course the camera lens has some geometry error, line straightness aberration or whatever would be the correct term to retrieve the answer I am looking for, that I would like corrected in an easy fashion (definitely not looking for a coding solution here).
(There is also some lighting problem particularly in the corners of the picture but this is about the geometry thing as well and first of all.)
I recall that in an answer in "that" QA - which IIRC largely focused around a manual process with GIMP involving averaging and masking or something to do adaptive thresholding (IIRC without calling it so) -
someone recommended using some one-stop-shop type linux software that was named something about easy and scanning or something because it could also do lighting correction in photos as well as flatbed scans.
(I may be wrong in that it was really the same QA but I think it was. Also, I did download and use that software back then but that was a number of computers ago and it seems the downloaded package is gone because I didn't have a constant need for it and life happened and now I just can't find it, or any usable trace of it, for that matter.)
The workings of that software was you just load the picture you got and go through IIRC five steps without needing much skill but receive impressive results impressively easily just by going through the steps, like in a wizard type software.
Basically you just put in something camera-wise fairly botched image that you wish it were a clean PDF and you get just that.
All other info I remember is it was definitely on a Linux system and I think it was free and libre software or at the very least very close to that.
BTW there is some impressive commandline software solution (which is not that) for adaptive thresholding mentioned in stackoverflow 1811800 using
ImageMagick -lat but that's a completely different beast and not doing geometry correction.
Also, the software in question maybe could be started from the commandline (duh) but in itself it was all GUI.
Any help appreciated finding that QA or that software.
microsoft officefor android. If you go into that app and on the bottom there is an
actionsbutton. Then either scan to pdf or pictures to pdf. I think it did it somewhat automatic. I only used the feature once, but thought it was neat.