Converting a physical document into digital form

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
1answer
144 views

Kinect pictures come out broken/blotchy

I've been working on connecting my Xbox kinect to a windows 8 Asus computer, I have all the drivers installed, but when I start up a scanner, I get an image like this This happens with both skanect ...
1
vote
1answer
528 views

How can I use a network-connected HP All-in-One to scan on Windows 8?

I have an HP LaserJet All-in-One connected to my home network router. When I had Windows 7 I was able to scan documents to my computer using the default scanning software that came with Windows. I ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Make local scanner a network scanner?

I have a Canon MP530 attached to my PC. Other PCs in the house can print to this printer (when my PC and the printer are switche don) but I need the MP530 to scan, and send files to other PCs. At ...
-1
votes
1answer
360 views

Can I use the Windows XP scanning wizard in Windows 7?

Windows XP had a scanning interface that was actually suitable for scanning more than one document--you set up the page dimensions, typed a name for the series, and then could ...
2
votes
0answers
161 views

Disable preview when scanning with MacOSX

Is there any way to disable preview when scanning in flatbed mode? I don't understand why does it automatically scan a preview since I usually rescan the whole area: it's just a waste of time! I ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Enhancing a scanned document with Gimp

I have a pretty good scan of a document, in JPG format[1] that has Fuchsia type printed text, and black handwritten text. I wish to remove the handwritten text, and sharpen and colour enhance the ...
0
votes
0answers
422 views

Windows 8 scan profile missing black and white option (Kodak esp 1.2)

I have recently changed to Windows 8 and have connected our Kodak esp 1.2 printer/scanner using the out of the box Windows driver (previously we had an XP machine and used the Kodak driver bundle). ...
2
votes
2answers
603 views

Looking for software to rename file name of jpeg scan image of doc to text in the image [closed]

I'm scanning in many A4 paper documents to JPEG using a automated document feeder scanner. The results are FILE0001.JPG FILE0002.JPG etc. I would like a program to rename the file name title to text ...
0
votes
0answers
115 views

Scanning software invoked via buttons on scanner

I am trying to find some software that will integrate with the scanner properties events tab. I don't quite know what to call it, so if someone knows a better search term than "scanner events" please ...
0
votes
0answers
156 views

batch split note scans with automatic recognition of parts in page

I regularly use paper to make notes and concepts for most things, work and others. To be quick when having an idea I note them one after another, just to make sure I find things later, I use paper ...
0
votes
0answers
1k views

HP CM1415 scan to cloud or scan to email/FTP?

I'd like to have possibility to scan using HP CM1415fnw multifunction printer and send it automatically to cloud (e.g. Dropbox), email or FTP server. I've installed new firmware, which is described ...
1
vote
1answer
864 views

How can I get my Epson printer to scan a document into a single image?

I have an Epson Stylus SX438W printer / scanner, and when I try to use it as a scanner it has this bizarre automatic "feature" which causes it to detect the white background of whatever I'm scanning, ...
1
vote
0answers
579 views

Eliminating lines on a scanned photo (from a slide)

I am restoring an old photo for my father and am having some trouble. The photo was an old slide and no matter how many times and how many ways I scanned it, lines going across the picture always ...
0
votes
1answer
88 views

Image format for scanned documents

I'm scanning some documents for storage and sending over email. I prefer a lower file size over high image quality for this purpose. The scan dialog allows me to select JPG, PNG, BMP and TIF file ...
0
votes
3answers
596 views

How to scan multiple pages from a book under Linux?

I want the process to look like: I choose the correct scan settings (dpi, color depth, etc) I lay the first page on the scanner and trigger the process The scanner scans the page and waits for me ...
2
votes
1answer
471 views

Converting massive images to PDF, without crashing applications

I'm trying to work with a large-format scanner, and we are scanning very long documents. Example, one of our documents we cut into two pieces, and one of those pieces is 3633x82486 in resolution. My ...
0
votes
2answers
900 views

Hooking up a multifunction printer via network and USB

I have a Dell 2155CDN Multifunction printer that is hooked up through our network. But when using the scan feature, it is terribly slow, and I assume it has something to do with it scanning through ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

scanner no longer working windows 7

I have a Windows 7 Professional x64 machine that no longer works with a Brother all-in-one printer/scanner when I try to scan. This happened seemingly out of nowhere. Printing still works, but when ...
3
votes
0answers
43 views

Scanning through the Network

Our office uses a Toshiba estudio2830c to scan to the network and to send and receive faxes. Most days the scanning works correctly however there are some days when it takes almost hours for a staff ...
0
votes
1answer
111 views

PC Scanning using Mac Mini attached MFC printer

A Brother MFC 7420 is attached to an Apple Mac Mini and network shared for printing and scanning. The Mac Mini will print and scan fine. A Laptop PC running Vista is attached to the same network, and ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Anybody have luck Scanning from HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 to Ubuntu Linux

Having no issues printing to HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 from Ubuntu. Ubuntu found network printer and installed ok using closest driver "OfficeJet 8500". However, scanner was not detected. I was ...
1
vote
1answer
453 views

Apply metadata to files based on OCR of their content

Essentially I'm looking for a tool (Windows/Mac) that will allow me the following workflow: Scan ALL my documents into a folder (200-300 scanned images) run the tool that will go through all the ...
5
votes
3answers
7k views

Scanning a document: device not ready error

I recently bought a Samsung SCX-4623F Printer-Copier-Scanner-Fax machine. Printing and copying work fine, but I have been unable to scan anything with it. The device is connected to a PC running ...
1
vote
3answers
150 views

How to scan these little cards?

I was going through an old box of photos, and I found some of these guys: I've never seen them before. I scanned this one in my flatbed scanner, but it didn't come out very good. When I look ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

How can I scan multiple photos at once

Like many of us, I have thousands of pictures that I'd like to scan. I've been thinking through the process of doing this and see an immense task. One of the pain points I've identified is the need ...
3
votes
3answers
316 views

Is there a good way to “automatically” scan business documents?

My parents own a relatively small machine shop and would like a way to have documents such as purchase orders and invoices scanned into a system where they can be entered into their accounting ...
2
votes
0answers
414 views

Convert black to white in scanned PDF

I have scanned many pages on a scanner with scan type set to 300 dpi black and white text and output format set to PDF. Unfortunately, a great deal of the pages were from a book and there is a shadow ...
0
votes
1answer
442 views

nmap against windows 7

When executing the **smb-enum-shares.nse** script against a Windows XP host, I receive the output I'm expecting (shares, path etc.). However, when running the same script against a Windows 7 host, ...
4
votes
1answer
207 views

HP printer and Adobe Illustrator colours changing on Mac

I have got Adobe Illustrator CS3 on my iMac, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. I recently got a new printer, an HP Photosmart B110, product number CN245B, serial number CN1393K1Q405J8, driver version HP Inkjet 8 ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

3rd party software for parsing (OCRing) receipts?

I need to organize a large number of scanned receipts. The receipts are scanned in PDF, and I need is software that will intelligently look at a document and parse out date, location / vendor, total ...
2
votes
0answers
288 views

How to set the same crop settings for all documents being scanned?

I'm scanning a lot of images using Windows Fax & Scan. I reduced the DPI to speed up the process. All photos are the same size, so I was wondering if I can crop them all at once. Right now, I ...
1
vote
1answer
958 views

Is it possible to give Evernote handwriting recognition?

I have a lot of handwritten notes on my desk. I'd like to scan them in once a week and have the handwritten notes recognised and stored in Evernote, in order to have a full text search for all the ...
1
vote
4answers
15k views

How to scale page size down in Adobe Acrobat X Pro?

I scanned a document on a scanner at a friend's house and the pdf ended up being 35 inches by 45 inches in size. I think this the cause of the trouble had for the person I sent it to, they get the ...
2
votes
0answers
1k views

How to scan and autocrop?

I have windows 7 64bit and HP Printer, I used to have windows XP and the HP software use to autocrop the image, with windows 7 there is no option to autocrop a picture once you are done scanning, you ...
2
votes
2answers
485 views

What is the most efficient way to scan in thousands of pictures? [closed]

My parents have a number of really large albums and the pictures are starting to face in a lot of cases so we thought it would be a good idea to scan in all the pictures and move them to online ...
3
votes
4answers
1k views

Detecting blank image files

I am using scanimage with a document scanner (Canon DR-2510C) that supports duplex scanning. Unfortunately, its SANE driver does not support blank page detection, so that with mixed pages ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

Digitize textbook

How can I digitize my physics textbook? It's huge and I don't want to cut the spine. I saw a picture of this: Ion Audio I want to know what's most important when making my own. I have a digital ...
1
vote
2answers
118 views

Automatic Scanning when Document Feeder senses document is put in

I have the Brother MFC 490CW printer in my home office that connects to my laptop via WiFi. There is a sensor in the scanner feeder that senses when a piece of paper has been put in. I want it to ...
0
votes
3answers
8k views

Auto align/rotate scanned images in Photoshop?

Is there a way to automatically rotate/align scanned images so they are perfect 90 degrees. For instance, you scan an image it's slightly crooked, like 88 degrees but the image is rectangular, so ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

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...
2
votes
1answer
190 views

Image splitter by analysis

I want to scan old photos to the computer, and to make the process faster I want to scan a few photos together each time, and then split them up later on. I scanned three photos together, but now I ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
585 views

How to create documents from scanned images

I have a large number of Micorsoft Word documents to create, after a disk crash and patchy backups, destroyed the originals. We have a fair amount of the originals left, and instead of manually ...
0
votes
0answers
116 views

Scanning Books: Organizing knowledge

I'm scanning several volumes of music theory books. Apart from creating one pdf/djvu for each book, I want to logically organize the contents, across volumes, in a searchable, collectable way. (No ...
1
vote
3answers
4k views

How can I scan from Microsoft Word 2010?

I couldn't find the scan option in Microsoft Word 2010 but in Microsoft Word 2007 I used to have that option. Can you please tell me how to scan from Microsoft Word 2010?
2
votes
2answers
151 views

Operating system for everyday unsafe/risky users [reopen] [closed]

Unsafe as in your non-computer super-literate parents... I have few friends that aren't really computer savvy and need often computer check or they even infect themselves with whatever... Bad-ware in ...
16
votes
1answer
8k views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
1k views

Free application to do scanning using just twain driver

I have a Sharp AR5220d - I've downloaded and installed correctly the TWAIN driver from Sharp's website. Everything works smoothly but I'd like to use this scanner with a free application (better) or ...
1
vote
4answers
1k views

Looking for tool to rename/organize documents scanned as jpeg images [closed]

I'm looking for a tool that makes it easy to view and browse batches of images and batch rename, index, organize into folders. I have a Epson SX600FW which can scan in 30 docs at a time to memory card ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

Scan settings for images from magazines to reduce artifacts

When scanning images from magazines, they tend to turn up grainy and/or with artifacts (e.g. rainbow). I'm wondering what the optimum settings I should use are so that it looks more like how it ...