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QR code generators
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: April 28, 2014 02:52PM
What do we like these days for generating QR codes?

I've used Google in the past. I'd like to be able to get a vector (PDF, SVG, etc.) version rather than just a PNG, but I don't want to use a sketchy site that will take users to an intermediate ad page or something.
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Re: QR code generators
Posted by: jdc
Date: April 28, 2014 03:21PM
Not sure if you have a smartphone -- I use redlaser on my iPhone. easy as pie. type in url, hit email, done.

Not sure that I have seen one generate vector based files -- kind of a waste anyway since they are just a bitmap?



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Re: QR code generators
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: April 28, 2014 03:26PM
Google will hunt you down and pound you into submission.

Try these instead:

[goqr.me]
[www.qr-code-generator.com]
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Re: QR code generators
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: April 28, 2014 03:28PM
If you don't mind an iPhone/iPad app, I like QRafter....



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Re: QR code generators
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: April 28, 2014 04:14PM
Well, I don't have a smartphone myself. I signed up for qr-code-generator.com—though I was a little taken aback when it required me to give my email and even phone number.

Does this one go straight to the Chicago Landmarks page?



This will be fairly large on a wall display, but one you can walk right up to. My worry about a PNG is that there might be some anti-aliasing or something else that makes it look fuzzy.
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Re: QR code generators
Posted by: Speedy
Date: April 28, 2014 04:17PM
Yes it does.

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Does this one go straight to the Chicago Landmarks page?



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Re: QR code generators
Posted by: nwyaker
Date: April 28, 2014 04:24PM
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Does this one go straight to the Chicago Landmarks page?


Works for me , albeit a bit slow loading.
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Re: QR code generators
Posted by: JoeM
Date: April 28, 2014 04:34PM
I'm using [qrcode.littleidiot.be] lately.
First because I like the URL.
And second because I've been doing company business cards and use the .eps versions so I can scale as needed in InDesign.



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Re: QR code generators
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: April 28, 2014 04:45PM
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Mr Downtown
Well, I don't have a smartphone myself. I signed up for qr-code-generator.com—though I was a little taken aback when it required me to give my email and even phone number.

The first link I provided does not require any registration at all and gives you many export choices including SVG and EPS.

You can lead a horse to water…



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Re: QR code generators
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: April 28, 2014 05:28PM
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Mr Downtown
Well, I don't have a smartphone myself. I signed up for qr-code-generator.com—though I was a little taken aback when it required me to give my email and even phone number.

The first link I provided does not require any registration at all and gives you many export choices including SVG and EPS.

You can lead a horse to water…

I'll have to agree with AA here. I use [goqr.me] A LOT.




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Re: QR code generators
Posted by: jdc
Date: April 28, 2014 05:42PM
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JoeM
I'm using [qrcode.littleidiot.be] lately.
And second because I've been doing company business cards and use the .eps versions so I can scale as needed in InDesign.

Ok, so that site gives you different formats, cool.

Again, tho, its just BW bitmap, the PNG can be made huge and it will still work great. Give it a shot =)



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Re: QR code generators
Posted by: JoeM
Date: April 28, 2014 06:18PM
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JoeM
I'm using [qrcode.littleidiot.be] lately.
And second because I've been doing company business cards and use the .eps versions so I can scale as needed in InDesign.

Ok, so that site gives you different formats, cool.

Again, tho, its just BW bitmap, the PNG can be made huge and it will still work great. Give it a shot =)
Not sure what you mean. Are you saying it's just a bitmap in the .eps?



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Re: QR code generators
Posted by: The UnDoug
Date: April 28, 2014 07:45PM
Does anyone here actually scan them when they see them on products, etc.?

I never do. Don't they basically just take you to a web page? I don't really get it. I guess it's faster and easier than having to type in a URL...



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Re: QR code generators
Posted by: jdc
Date: April 28, 2014 07:53PM
I guess what Im saying is that its just BW, with no curves, which I have always refered to as 'bitmap'.

maybe Im using the wrong language?

heres a letter size PDF with the PNG: [dl.dropboxusercontent.com]

Oh, and I have no clue who scans these... you have to open an app to read it, wait for it, figure it out -- and then it just takes you to wherever... and yes, typing in the URL would be faster.



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Re: QR code generators
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: April 28, 2014 08:35PM
I wanted to use these for some signs as part of a system I was designing, but was told that perhaps people would not pay much attention to them. And, that they may be supplanted by The Next Thing anyhow.
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Re: QR code generators
Posted by: Speedy
Date: April 28, 2014 10:52PM
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Does anyone here actually scan them when they see them on products, etc.?

I do if it is an item I am not familiar with so that I can compare prices.



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Re: QR code generators
Posted by: JoeM
Date: April 29, 2014 06:07AM
While you can encode a URL, I'm using them on business cards. I'm writing the contact info in VCard 3.0 format and turning that into a QR code. When the business card is scanned the contact info goes directly into the phones contacts.



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Re: QR code generators
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: April 29, 2014 07:13AM
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JoeM
While you can encode a URL, I'm using them on business cards. I'm writing the contact info in VCard 3.0 format and turning that into a QR code. When the business card is scanned the contact info goes directly into the phones contacts.

This is what we do at our company. Saves people from manually entering your contact info.




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Re: QR code generators
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: April 29, 2014 09:02AM
I've used them on greeting cards to convey text messages. Scan it with your phone and it de-scrambles into "Happy Birthday"..that sort of thing. It's cute. You can also use it to link to your Drop Box where they will find music, graphics, small videos etc centered around the occasion.
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