QR codes – a minimanual

QRminimanualThis is a QR coded image. If you scan it with the appropriate software, it will display the words: QR – a minimanual. You can insert it on any webpage by pasting in the following code:

<img src=”http://qr.kaywa.com/img.php?s=8&d=QR+-+a+minimanual” alt=”QRCode”/>

QR codes are appearing everywhere. A public library may display a code in its window so you can access its facilities outside opening hours. You can download software by pointing your smartphone camera at a QR image and taking a picture.

To do this, of course, you need a QR reader, but apps for this purpose are available for iPhones and Android devices, for instance from


If your desktop or laptop PC has a camera, you can even read QR images in magazines by holding up a page and photographing it. A unique Windows app for doing this is


QRreader webpage

And here’s the QRcode for that webpage:

QRreader code image

But you will want to generate your own QRcode images, which is where it really gets interesting.

There are add-ons for Google Chrome (http://bit.ly/ChromeQRgen) and Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/mobile-barcoder/) for creating the code for whatever webpage you are viewing (or selected text on that page):

Chrome QRcode webpage

(If you scan the above image it will work.)

But you are not limited to just QR-tagging webpages. If you go to


you have more sophisticated options, including URL, text, phone number, or SMS.

Kaywa QRcodegen

Here’s a QRcode we generated earlier. Scan it enjoy!

KD Kindle Lie QR image






About Karl Dallas

Former BBC and IRN presenter, presenter of jazz, classical, movie and talk shows on Bradford Community Broadcasting, editor and presenter of VideoCaroline, "the best TV over the Seven Seas".
This entry was posted in Android, Apple, Arts, cameras, Computer, Google, Internet, QRcodes, Software, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

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