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How can I scan x-rays on a flatbed scanner?

I have a standard flatbed scanner, which doesn't come with any special accessory to scan negatives. If I scan x-rays by just putting them under the lid, with no special provision, the scans comes out ...
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Having trouble with EPSON Stylus SX130 scanner

I am trying to scan files with an EPSON Stylus SX130 on windows 7 x64. When i plug in the printer, windows automatically find drivers for printing, but not for scanning. So i go to the manufacturer ...
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Why does my scanner take the original from the Paper Feed instead of the scanner glass?

I got a HP 7700 here that whenever I push the "Copy" button it tries to take the original from the Paper Feed tray instead of the scanner glass. It used to work, but now it doesn't. Ideas?
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Why is a checker board type pattern appearing in my Greyscale scan?

Visioneer One Touch 6600usb scanner. I have a black and white picture that I am attempting to scan. I have scanned others with no problem. However, this on has a checker board pattern. I have tried ...
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Can modern all in one devices be used as a scanner with empty ink cartridges?

Whilst sheet feeder scanners are quite expensive for even entry level ones, all in one devices with a sheet feeder are surprisingly affordable - I can only assume that this is sold at a loss leading ...
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Enable “Prompt for which program to run”

When a hardware scan button is pressed, I want a program to scan and save image to a shared folder automatically, but in the scanner properties dialog, on the Events tab, the option "Prompt for which ...
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Is Hardware JPEG Compression a feature of high-end-scanners only?

Please guide me about "Scanners hardware JPEG compression feature". This feature allows the scanner to send compressed JPEG pictures to the software, not BMP or TIFF images as ordinary scanners do. ...
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Can I get a Canon D1250D2 scanner to work with Windows 7?

Having recently upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 my Canon D1250D2 no longer works as there aren't any Windows 7 drivers for it. Apart from that it's in perfect working order. Before I spend some ...
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Is there a way for a “drivers only” installation for HP printer?

I just purchased my HP Officejet 4500 printer, launched the installation from the CD, and installed the "minimum installation" mode. It installed software for 430 MB, installed Yahoo toolbar, and ...
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The driver for my Visioneer One Touch 6600USB will not install

I have followed all instructions thrice carefully. When I try to install the driver, I get a message that the install failed as the driver is for the One Touch 6600 only. The scanner is not attached ...
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How do I clear the scan cache on my HP Deskjet F2238?

I am trying to scan a document; the software indicates that I am scanning a new image (it shows the new image in the preview), so I know the scan function works but when I select 'Accept', the ...
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What are current options to scan or convert a hand written note to a file on my laptop?

I wonder how come there are not many options when it comes to scan or convert a device which could be connected to a laptop/desktop, which could - 1] Allow me to write with a digital pen on some ...
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scanning only works under “sudo” (Ubuntu)

When I try to scan, using simple-scan, the UI says Failed to scan -- Unable to connect to scanner. When I run it from the command line I get: joel@home:/usr/bin$ simple-scan -d ** ...
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Brother MFC-9460CDN change default scan folder on mac

How can I change the default folder where my MFC-9460 saves scanned documents on my Mac when I scan from the Device itself and not via the ControlCenter? Currently, it saves every Document in an ...
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web based scanning solution [closed]

Are you guys aware of any web based scanning software? I prefer open source, if not commercial. You should be able to scan documents and upload directly onto a web server? perhaps based on ActiveX...
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Where is MSPSCAN.EXE in Windows 7?

Is there a new version MSPSCAN.EXE in Windows 7? Or i can't find it?
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Scanners: why are they so expensive? [closed]

Archiving a lot of my paper documents takes a long time. I'm looking to buy a fast scanner that has "adf": (automatic document feed). However, all the ADF scanners I'm seeing (eg hp scanjet 5590) ...
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Windows 7 XP Mode USB Scanner

I have a Windows 7 machine with a legacy scanning program. I have my virtual XP machine setup and working with the software, but I'm having issues getting XP mode to see the Fujitsu fi-4120, Windows 7 ...
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How to scan a document using printer HP 3015 on fedora14?

I was able to successfully print a document using HP 3015 printer connected to a fedora14 system locally via usb but I am not able to scan any document using the same. The printer does support ...
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Scanner is turning my computer off

I'm running Ubuntu 64-bit and I just installed a printer, the Epson Stylus NX110. Whenever I try to scan or print my computer powers off. There doesn't seem to be anything left over in my logs, (but ...
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Where can one find old HP TWAIN drivers?

This is really strange... I have developped a little something for an aplication that uses Scanner with flatbed and optional autofeeder (scan multiples leaves at once ). I had some troubles, but ...
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HP LaserJet 3052 Scanner stopped working

I'm trying to get the scanner part of an HP LaserJet 3052 working again. For some reason, it stopped working altogether. Most of the time it simply says "Waiting for PC", and others the scanner starts ...
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How to scan with Dell computer and HP 7410 printer?

I had Windows XP Professional and scanned well with my HP 7410. I purchased a Dell computer with Windows 7 and Word 2000 but cannot figure out how to scan.
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Fast scanning of handwritten documents

I need to regularly take black and white scans of some notes written on A4 size sheets. There are a lot of this, and so speed is more important to me than quality — it just needs to be ...
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abby fine reader page layout

I have to scan and ocr an entire book using abby fine reader. do you know how can i define a zone of interest to scan all the pages of the book? I don;t wish to scan and recognize (header, footer, ...
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Why won't my multifuntion printer scan directly after being unused for a few hours?

After a prolonged period — overnight — I lose the ability to initiate a scan directly from my multifunction printer. I'll initiate a job, and after a while, it will time out and beep. ...
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Software to aid using camera as a scanner

I want to digitize some index cards with my camera. I'm looking for a program that would automatically fix geometry on the shots (as you would expect the cards come tilted on the picture). I have an ...
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Generic scanner driver for Mac

I have an old CanoScan D646u scanner (~2003). I can't find any drivers for it on the Mac OS X (10.6.6). Is there something I can do? I'm thinking of a generic TWAIN driver, if that would work. I'm not ...
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How to use Canon LiDE 70 scanner with Windows 7?

I have used my Canon LiDE 70 scanner with the Canon Toolbox software on Windows Vista. Now I have installed Windows 7. I downloaded a driver and installed it when I connected the scanner. But it was ...
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Scan multiple pages into single file automatically

I have a HP Laserjet M2727mf printer/scanner. The Windows scanner wizard will allow us to select "document feeder" as the paper source, so that we can scan multiple pages at once. However, each page ...
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How to scan a document on a HP deskject f4500?

Is there generic software that I can download for free to quickly scan a document? Or is there some specific software that I can download from HP?
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Can the Epson V700 be used with an Airport Extreme and an HDD at the same time?

I have a MacBook Pro, Snow Leopard, an Epson V700 Scanner and a standard external 1TB Hard Drive used for Time Machine. I'm thinking of buying an Airport Extreme. Two questions: Can I use the ...
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Canon DR-2050C Scanner with Mac OSX

Is there any way to use a Canon DR-2050C scanner on OSX? I bought the scanner, but it doesn't come with any OSX drivers. Neither can one be found on the Canon website. (A definite negative would help ...
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Windows 7 and HP ScanJet 3300C

Is there a way to use the HP ScanJet 3300C with Windows 7. I've tried to modify the .inf driver file and also use VueScan. I used VirtualBox but it seems buggy. Thanks for your help
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Scan-to-PDF software for Linux?

I have a workflow whereby I scan paper documents into searchable PDFs using a Fujitsu ScanSnap S500 document scanner. I am not a great fan of the bundled software, but it's dead simple to use: place a ...
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best software to rapidly digitized family albums

We have 100s of printed images in old family albums I would like to go digital with them. I have the most basic scanner (CanonScan lide 70) with no feeder and a tight budget. I was wondering ...
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VueScan correctly scans my image, but MSPaint doesn't work?

I'm using CanoScan Lide20 and since it doesn't have 64 bit driver for Windows 7, I was told VueScan would make it work. Unbelievably it works, now since I'm developing a software to use the scanner I ...
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Why are the colors wrong when scanning in Ubuntu with HP ScanJet 4400c?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 with a HP Scanjet 4400c. When I'm trying to scan a white sheet of paper with black and blue text for example, it look like this: What could be the problem? I've used different ...
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Installing Canon D2400U Scanner on XP x64

I'm trying to install an old scanner D2400U from Canon on a Windows XP 64bit SP2. I have found an official driver at canon, ScanGear CS-U 6.1.1d, but when trying to install the scanner (found new ...
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Why does scanning take up so much space?

If I want to scan a document, 10 pages, each page as PDF 300dpi, greyscale. 10 pages 6MB.. 40 pages 24MB. FINE. Color, each page is 25MB Why is color 25MB? Is PDF very inefficient? it does the ...
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Linux Reseting USB for scanner

My distro does not yet have a backend for my scanner, but the last release of SANE does. So I downloaded the source and installed. Scanning goes fairly well except that for some reason at the end of ...
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Scanning on the HP PSC 1401 without a cartridge installed

Is it possible to scan documents using the HP PSC 1401 combination printer/scanner if there is no printer cartridge installed? When I turn it on (without a cartridge) the "no cartridge" light blinks ...
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How to remove ScanSoft SSBkgdUpdate.exe for good?

On Windows 7, SSBkgdUpdate.exe pops up every time a non-admin user logs in, asking for the admin password. This is the auto-updater for ScanSoft PaperPort 11. I tried to zap it by deleting the ...
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HP Officejet 7410 AIO: Scanning/copying output is a solid black field

I recently tried to breathe some life back into an old Officejet 7410 for my parents. The printing is fine, but the scanning and the copying respectively produce images and copies that are mostly ...
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Where can I find drivers for Fujitsu Scansnap fi-5110 for Windows 7 x64

I have a Fujitsu scanner that I cannot get working on Windows 7 x64. I have downloaded both the TWAIN and ISIS x64 drivers from the fujitsu website but Windows still does not recognize. I have tried ...
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Old scanner isn't even recognized on Windows 7

My father finally bought a new laptop. However, his old scanner didn't work in his new one, so he gave it to my brother. It worked like a charm on my brothers 8 years old pc, until he bought a new ...
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Can I use a scanner connected via USB on a Windows Mobile device?

Can I use a device such as a scanner connected via USB port to a Windows Mobile based device? I don't have any concrete devices in mind - just general question - is this setup supported? What I'm ...
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How do I troubleshoot CanoScan LIDE20 on Ubuntu 9.10 in VirtualBox?

This may be a VirtualBox question more than anything else. The host OS is Win7, which sees the scanner, but has no drivers for it. VirtualBox sees & recognizes the scanner as "Cannon Scan" and ...
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how to run a program using command line with parameters on Mac OS X

I'm trying to use APIKit to scan my codes to detect if there is private API. apiscanner should run as apiscanner ~/Desktop/MyPath/myapp.app I used command 'cd' go to the directory where ...
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Scanning to PDF/A on Linux

PDF/A is one of the best formats to archive my documents. What Linux software would allow me to scan documents to PDF/A ? A PNG→PDF/A or TIFF→PDF/A tool would be fine too.