Converting a physical document into digital form

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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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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, ...
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Scanning multiple pictures, then automatic cropping

Is this possible even ? I put 4 pictures on the flatbed scanner, scan them as a group (with white background from the scanner <-- heavy contrast with the scanned pictures). Now, I'm interested - ...
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scan A4 doc > pdf > ocr > translate to english?

I've tried using a combination of my home scanner to create a '300 dpi', 'document', 'pdf' (options on Canon all-in-one) ZoHoViewer to create either an RTF or TXT file google docs to translate I'm ...
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How to create an image from scanning photographic film?

I scanned a film and now I have a brown jpeg. Is there any software to convert the image to a real photo? Or how can I scan a film and get the photos?
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Saving (Imaging) Free Disk Space (Unused Clusters) to Recover Deleted Files

Is there an app that can save all of the free clusters on a disk to a file? In some circumstances, when a file gets deleted, the only way to try to recover it is to scan the disk (or partition) for a ...
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Scanning small artwork to pdf or tiff?

I'm scanning a bunch of custom greeting cards (think scrapbook style). I've been scanning to pdf since many of them have multiple pages per card. I'm wondering if I should also scan a tiff from the ...
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Automated Scanning for Corrupted Archive Files

I have all kinds of files that I have downloaded from everywhere over the years scattered around my hard drives. I’m in the process of trying to organize them all and have run into a problem. ...
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Scanner software that can recognise highlighted text and give an option to omit it from a copy?

is there any scanning software that can recognize manually highlighted(with a highlighter pen) areas of text and give an option to omit them from a copy of the scanned document?
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Windows 7 “Scan to file” dialog

I'm using Windows 7. I have a Brother DCP-7040 scanner and printer, with Brother's ControlCenter3 software installed. I also have Picasa 3.5 installed. When I press the Scan button on my scanner ...
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OpenSource scanning software? [closed]

Can anyone recommend software for scanning documents/images? Preferable opensource / freeware. Ideally I would like to capture the images and provide some form of indexation if possible, and to save ...
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What dpi should I be scanning my old photos in?

I scanning in my old paper photos from the 80s and 90s. What DPI level should I be scanning them in? I've tried 150dpi (default) and 300dpi and don't see any difference (other than the size of the ...
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Looking for simple Windows scan (multiple pages) to one PDF application? [closed]

I would like to find some simple scan software for a Windows machine that can scan to PDF, but I would like it to do batch or multiple pages into one big PDF. I saw a couple questions on scan to ...
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How can I ping a range of IP addresses simultaneously

I have a bunch of machines on an IP address range which I want to ping simultaneously as a quick and dirty way of telling which ones are switched on. What (free) software can I use to do this? I'm ...
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Can I import sheet music to play on a PC?

My daughter is learning to play recorder and cello. She gets sheet music home to practice. Is there any way that I can scan the sheet music onto my PC, and play it on the PC? It would be useful to ...
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Is there a free tool which will let me type onto PDFs and then save, or at least print, them?

I have a large number of paper forms which I need to complete. I'd like to scan them in, then type the answers onto them in the relevant spaces and print them out, rather than writing on them with a ...
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Share a Stand Alone Scanner Over Network?

My office just got a new ScanSnap S1500 scanner and I wanted to hook it up so 4 or 5 different computers can access it and use it just as if it was connected directly to their machine. Is my only ...
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Brighten and unify the background of a scanned image

My girlfriend has scanned a few comics images, drawn with pencil. She wants to publish them on the web, but the different grayscale shadows of the paper are still evident in the image. I would like ...
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How to get a good clean newspaper scan?

I tried a few times to scan newspaper articles, but the images I got were always blotchy and with bad colors, sort of like this: Sometimes I see some really good scans, like this: What is the ...
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Software to help me go paperless on a Mac

I purchased an Epson GT-S50 scanner (similar to Fujitsu Scansnap, but with TWAIN drivers). I am already using Evernote. I am not sure I want to flood my Evernote notes and code snippets with tons of ...