Many applications include capabilities that allow users to capture and insert multimedia content into a document by capturing it with the device camera. However, document creation and editing tasks are often performed on traditional desktop or laptop computers on which the camera is typically positioned in a fixed location above the screen. Capturing multimedia content that includes matter other than that located directly in front of the computer screen is awkward and often infeasible. On the other hand, integrating multimedia content captured by another device into a document being edited on the separate device requires a cumbersome and inefficient multi-step process.
This disclosure describes techniques that enable a user to insert into a document multimedia content, such as photos, videos, etc., captured using a camera of any device, including a device other than the one on which the content is being inserted. The techniques provide a simple process to insert multimedia content captured by other devices.
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Deselaers, Thomas and Carbune, Victor, "Inserting multimedia content captured by one device into a document on another device", Technical Disclosure Commons, (December 23, 2019)