Scan barcode with notebook

previous topic · next topic
berdman4865

Joined: Apr 14
Posts: 8

      quote  
Posted: 05 May 2014, 07:40
How can I scan barcodes for fatsecret using my notebook? My notebook has a camera as most do these days.
Glaun

Joined: Jun 13
Posts: 671

      quote  
Posted: 05 May 2014, 13:13
You are gonna have to add a piece of hardware. A bar code scanner via USB or a camera.

The Perfect Speed
"any number is a limit, and perfection doesn't have limits.
Perfect speed, my son, is being there.”
Chiang from "Jonathan Livingston Seagull
berdman4865

Joined: Apr 14
Posts: 8

      quote  
Posted: 05 May 2014, 13:43
My notebook has a camera as most do these days. So now what?
Glaun

Joined: Jun 13
Posts: 671

      quote  
Posted: 05 May 2014, 14:06
Well, since I suggested it, I have to acknowledge that I have never tried using my notebooks' camera for scanning bar codes. I promise to be more careful in future answers.
However, now you have peaked my interest and I will google an answer. I bet the camera will work, it is the software that translates the image and therein may be the answer. I will let you know if I find anything.
Glaun

The Perfect Speed
"any number is a limit, and perfection doesn't have limits.
Perfect speed, my son, is being there.”
Chiang from "Jonathan Livingston Seagull
lucy313

Joined: Dec 13
Posts: 12

      quote  
Posted: 05 May 2014, 21:18
what kind of barcode scanner the notebook has ? i just know the smartphone can scan
berdman4865

Joined: Apr 14
Posts: 8

      quote  
Posted: 06 May 2014, 14:31
Lucy, I am looking for answers, not more questions.
wholefoodnut

Joined: Jul 12
Posts: 1,321

      quote  
Posted: 06 May 2014, 21:12
Mmm can you download the app? It might work if you can. I have a tablet but haven't tried any apps you have to have the on your phone.

"Its not enough for the food to just be nutritious. It must also be delicious, or eating will feel like a punishment." Meg Galvin, Smartpeople Cookbook.

Jeri
Glaun

Joined: Jun 13
Posts: 671

      quote  
Posted: 06 May 2014, 21:41
Google "How to use notebook as bar code scanner" Lots of info there. I think I would just buy an app for your tablet that has a barcode scanner included. Would save you a bunch of time setting it up.
Glaun, Good luck.

The Perfect Speed
"any number is a limit, and perfection doesn't have limits.
Perfect speed, my son, is being there.”
Chiang from "Jonathan Livingston Seagull
berdman4865

Joined: Apr 14
Posts: 8

      quote  
Posted: 06 May 2014, 22:03
I don't have a tablet.
wholefoodnut

Joined: Jul 12
Posts: 1,321

      quote  
Posted: 07 May 2014, 06:28
Oops sorry. Notebooks I don't think can have apps tablets can.

"Its not enough for the food to just be nutritious. It must also be delicious, or eating will feel like a punishment." Meg Galvin, Smartpeople Cookbook.

Jeri



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

Google Fit
Just an FYI, I got a disappointing response from fatsecret support. Here it is: "Unfortunately at this time we are unable to extract information from Google Fit, we are able to write information ...
by Sgtiger on 17 Dec 14 06:42 PM
unauthorized downloads
What the heck. I went to download pictures from my phone to my computer at home. And low and behold there are pictures of foods that i looked up the nutritional value on my phone .. Has anyone exper ...
by Wednesday66 on 14 Dec 14 04:40 PM
Anyone else notice that the calorie total for your day is wrong?
Are you added net carbs or total carbs? Because fibre has no calories, so total carbs including fibre will give a false higher reading.
by ebivr on 14 Dec 14 06:09 AM
saved meals
how does one add a saved meal from the app? the app lets you copy/save meals but i can't see how to re-use them in the app...
by Manfmnantucket on 12 Dec 14 02:18 PM
Enter daily calorie burn manually from fitness tracker
I used to be an active user of this site but I purchased a body media fit a few years ago and switched because there was no easy way to enter my calorie burn on this site. I've recently purchased ...
by jdofaz on 09 Dec 14 04:30 PM