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Our Chess Scanner Feature is Now Available on the Website

The chessboard scanner has been of the most popular features of our mobile applications with over 700,000 downloads. We're thrilled to announce that it has now been integrated into our website as well. This feature allows users to upload chessboard images and have their position digitized and imported to Chessify instantly for independent or engine analysis. 

Let's find out more about the scanning feature and how to use it on our website.


What is Chessboard Scanner?

The Chessify scanner is an advanced OCR tool that allows users to digitalize chessboard positions from different platforms, such as books, computer screen, or 3D real-life chessboards. 

We first released our scanner as part of the Chessify mobile applications in June 2016. The apps now have more than 700,000 downloads across different platforms: Google Play Store, Apple Store, Mi Store, etc. With the addition of real board recognition, our apps have become the only tool in the chess market that are able to digitize chess positions from both 2D and 3D platforms. You can get our apps on Google Play Store or App Store to scan your positions and analyze them with different chess engines.

However, if you're a website user, all you need to do is to log in to our Analysis Dashboard and follow our instructions below to start scanning your chess positions.


How to Use the Scanner on the Chessify Website

While the Chessify mobile apps allow you to use the phone camera for taking a photo of the chessboard, the website can only scan uploaded images. Using the scanner on the Chessify website is easy and intuitive. Here's how to do it:

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  • 1. Log in to the Chessify Analysis Dashboard
  • 2. Click on the "Scan Board" button below the board
  • 3. Upload a chessboard image from your device
  • 4. Compare the scanned version with your original image
  • 5. Check if any edits, such as who's turn it is or flip board
  • 6. Click done to go to Analysis mode
  • 7. Choose an engine from the right side of the board if you want to analyze the position


If you need help to start analyzing with our different engines, please watch our video tutorial on YouTube. Once you log in to chessify.me/analysis, you will be able to find all of our video tutorials on the top panel.

Please note that our website and mobile apps are not connected, so you need different accounts for them.

Using the scanner on the Chessify website is a convenient way to import chess positions quickly. It is free for all registered users. Create your free account now to start using our scanner and stay tuned for more digitalization tools by following our news section.

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