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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Looking for tool to rename/organize documents scanned as jpeg images

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 ...
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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 ...
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default dpi resolutions with Xsane

when I scan a document with Xsane, I wonder why there are only these resolutions: 75,150,300,600,1200,2400,4800. Why is there no resolution 100dpi? 75 is a little bit to small but 150 is already to ...
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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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Alternative to Preview for scanning on Mac OS X

Are there any programs for Mac OS X that serve as an alternative for Preview for scanning? Here are some features I am looking for: Free, or cheap Ability to scan multi-page documents Speed ...
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Free Mac scanning software (preferably to pdf)

Does it exist? There are some great options in Linux using gscan, so it seems like it should make it's way to Mac, too. But after searching and searching, I can't find anything. Thanks!
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How can I batch scan?

In Photoshop CS5, there is built in functionality to get a scan from a scanner. However, the default settings it chooses are unacceptable for my scanner, and it does not remember the setting I use ...
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Software that merges PDF every other page..? [closed]

I have to scan a lot of two sided documents into a PDF and was wondering if there is any convenient software that would merge every other page (First scan all the odd number pages on the first pass -> ...
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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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How to digitalize photo without negatives?

I was wondering which is the best way to aquire many photos that I have on film (for which I don't have negatives anymore) for my digital collection. I was thinking about scanning them but I think ...
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what makes a printer a printer in a network?

I am scanning a network using nmap. I assume that this network has copy machines and printers with IP addresses. Is there a way I can differentiate the regular computers from the printers? nmap can ...
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SARA Security Auditor Alternative

I have attempted to install and run Sara, but it seems that the software is broken. I could get it to run on 127.0.0.1, but it seems that no network packets ever leave the current computer that it is ...
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How can I crop every page of a large PDF file?

I have a 1300 page PDF file of a scanned book that was unfortunately not cropped when scanned. The actual book page dimensions are around 6x9", but each scanned page is 8.5x11", the size of the ...
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Photocopying using a separate scanner and printer

I have 2 printers. HP Deskjet F2235 - designated scanner (has printing issues) Brother HL-2040 - designated printer (doesn't have a scanner) Just by using those two both connected to the same ...
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GUI interface to scan for local network public files

What are the best tools out there, for mac, windows and linux, to scan a local area network for files? I want the results to open the file directly and/or being able to easily select and copy. edit: ...
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Easiest way to scan books?

What's the easiest tool to use to scan books? I find that using my scanner is difficult for books?
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Scanner Daily Duty Cycle

I'm comfused with the concept of 'Daily Duty Cycle'. For example if I have a scanner that the spec is: PPM (pages per minute): 90 and DDC (Daily Duty Cycle): 800. I am interested in scanning ONLY 10 ...
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How can I scan documents from a Lexmark x543n over the network on OS X 10.6

I just got a Lexmark x543dn and have some trouble getting my computer to recognize it as a scanner. The printer is working fine from my OS X 10.6 machine, setup was as easy as it gets. I just ...
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How do I convert ms/line to ppm

I'm looking at buying a scanner with a document feeder. The feeder can feed in 30 ppm, but the scanner can only can at 12 ms/line. So how fast is the scanner scanning? Is having such a fast ...
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How can I easily correct slight rotational misalignment in scanned images

I've got a whole lot of scanned images (> 500) the majority of which were scanned with the paper not completely square. They need to be rotated about 1-5 degrees to be aligned again. Is there any ...
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Can you recommend good software for scanning business cards? [closed]

I want it to store business cards as images and to make them searchable (OCR).
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High Volume Bulk Photo Scanning - Hardware and Software For The Job?

Let's say that I have a nearly unlimited budget to purchase a high volume photo scanner and I would like the ability to scan both a) modern prints, which could be done through an ADF, and b) older, ...