The Fabric Fisher

Take a Photo

If you are visiting Fabric Fisher from your smart phone, or from a desktop computer with an available web cam, you can take a picture of a fabric you are trying to match, and Fabric Fisher will find similar fabrics, or coordinating ones.

Start by clicking on the Take a Photo area of the home page:

Take a Photo

This displays a camera dialog. The exact appearance of the camera dialog may vary, depending on the shape and size of your device. For example, on a smart phone, the camera dialog might look like this:

Smart Phone Camera

On a desktop computer with a webcam, the camera dialog might look like this:

Desktop Camera

In any case, the basic operation of the camera dialog is the same:

a. Guide Frame - Shows which part of the camera image will actually be included in the photo. A thin red border surrounds the photo. The area outside the border is dimmed, to show that this area will not be included in the photo.

b. Photo Preview - The area within the Guide Frame provides a preview of the photo that would be taken if you were to press the camera button at that moment.

c. Camera Button - Takes a photo. The camera dialog is closed, and the photo is uploaded to Fabric Fisher.

d. Help Button - Opens this help page.

e. Close Button - Closes the camera dialog without taking a photo, and returns to the Home page.

Once the photo is uploaded, Fabric Fisher can compare it to vendor fabrics that it has discovered. This comparison may take a few seconds. Then, the Fabric page is displayed. Note that this page looks a little different for an uploaded fabric than it would for a vendor fabric.

When you take a picture of a fabric, that fabric is added to your personal Fabric Fisher stash. You can return to its Fabric page later, or delete it to free up space in your stash.