Scan documents for official translations

To translate official documents, I ask clients to send a copy of the original in electronic form. The easiest and most obvious option is to take a photo of the document using a cell phone, as most of modern phones allow to achieve a decent quality. This is quite an acceptable option, but often the photo shows foreign objects (fingers, glasses, and once the client sent me a birth certificate, photographed next to the shoe!) The ideal option is to scan documents with a desktop scanner. If the client has access to such a tool, I always advise to follow this path. However, what to do if there is no scanner and an image of an official document of good quality is required?
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