Best way to display Receipts?

So, I am thinking of building myself a modest app using PHP to manage paper receipts.

The app would provide a data-entry form where I could type in all relevant information from each receipt.

It would also allow me to navigate through records, and display a “Receipt Details” page which would provide the info just entered, plus a hyperlink to an image of the receipt.

Would it be better to scan in each receipt as a PDF or as an image (e.g. GIF)??

I am leaning towards scanning things in as a GIF (or PNG) because I would like the thumbnail and larger image to display in my Form, versus forcing the user to have to navigate to another window holding the PDF file.

Any thoughts on this??



Hello DoubleDee,

I think pdf option will be good instead of image.