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Is TIFF a good file format to scan my old photos in? [on hold]

I'm scanning in my old paper photos from the 80s and 90s. Is TIFF a good file format to scan my old photos in? From this answer I know I should use 600dpi. But the scanning office is also asking me ...
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Ricoh Aficio MP171SPF: Scan to Folder not working

The scanning functionality on my MP171 is not working over my network. All the necessary configurations have been made using the web interface, but it cannot authenticate. It throws several different ...
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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 do I find out if a printer is scan to email compatible with Office 365?

I have a Toshiba e Studio 282 that previously had scan to email going through an Exchange server. The Exchange server was decommissioned and the company got Office 365 instead. I tried inputting the ...
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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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Windows 8.1 will not connect to Canon scanner over USB

I've got a Canon MF4370dn that Windows 8 will occasionally refuse to connect to. More specifically, it detects that the printer/scanner is connected but when I load up Windows' scanning software it ...
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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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How do I scan a batch of colors in an image, then exchange groups of colors for new colors?

Using GIMP, how do I scan colors in an image, choose certain of those colors and exchange them for another color?
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Brother DCP-7040 will not scan from device button

I've installed the Brother software and from the ControlCentral3 software, I can trigger scanning documents. But when I try from the scan button on the all-in-one, it does nothing. How do I make the ...
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Brother MFC Doesn't Show Up in OS X's Image Capture, etc

I’ve noticed in OS X Yosemite (10.10.1) that my Brother MFC-7820N no longer seems to have OS-level support for scanning. If I look in “Image Capture”, the scanner is not listed under shared devices ...
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suddenly cannot retrieve scan applications list from computer for Lexmark 9350 all-in-one printer

I suspect a Microsoft update to Windows 7 x64 in the past week or so may be preventing my Lexmark 9350 from downloading the scan applications list. It's been working for 2 years, and I can still print ...
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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 to avoid skewed results with the OCR tool pdfsandwich?

Usually, scanned pages need to be deskewed before applying an OCR tool. Here, my input is a straight scanned page, and the OCR output is sometimes skewed, either clockwise or counter-clockwise. In my ...
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Permanently setting B/W threshold in Acrobat XI?

I am looking for a software to conveniently scan documents in black and white (1 bit). Previously I have been using Presto PageManager in a version from 2001. Here I could set up scan settings, then ...
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How to scan without ink Cannon MP620

I don't have any ink cartridges which the printer isn't letting me scan anything (you have to be kidding me Cannon?) I would appreciate any help! I've done some googling and nothing seems to work ...
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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 to reset pad counter on HP Scanjet Pro 3000

How do I reset the counter in the HP Scanjet Pro 3000 after replacing the pad assembly? The driver continues to give a warning that the pad needs to be replaced after 50,000 pages. There is no ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Prompt on scan in Win7 for Brother DCP-7065DN or Screenshot Captor

The Brother ControlCenter4 was installed in order to both automatically install the network printer, a Brother DCP-7065DN multi-function device, as well as the necessary software for being able to ...
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Gmail as default client for Windows 7/Vista [duplicate]

I have to use old pc and can't change/upgrade it. It mostly using for scanning & emailing. We use Google apps for domain as a mail server. Can I somehow scan and email doc from this PC in one ...
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How does HP's “Scan to computer” feature work?

Many HP all-in-ones have a "Scan to computer" function where you can be standing at a network printer and scan all your gubbins straight to your computer without having to load up scanning ...
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Affordable scanner with huge auto load tray? [closed]

I would like to scan a huge pile of documents (~50000 A4 pages, single-sided), once or twice a year. This would have to be done once or twice a year. Speed is not so crucial (no problem if it takes ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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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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 ...
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Convert text in image file to text file

I have a PDF file which is a scan of a form containing pictures, tables and text. I'd like to run a program (not an online tool) on the file and have it produce a txt file containing the words. Not ...
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Does there exist a physical device which can batch scan playing-card sized media?

I have a Xerox WorkCentre at home, but the document feeder does not seem to work on poker cards. I have also seen various business card scanning devices, such as this one, but I am not sure if they ...
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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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I have scanned a document containing table. How do I export this table to excel?

I have a document with various tables on it that I have scanned, yielding very clear jpeg images. Is it possible for some sort of text-recognition software to able to read the tables and allow me to ...
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scanning a print to cad

I have a paper print (blue print for you old guys) that are scaled drawings of wing ribs for a home built airplane. I would like to be able to scan them so I could CNC cut the forming blocks. Most of ...
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How to scan documents into Windows 8.1 as JPEG images?

I recently updated my computer from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 and downloaded an up-to-date interface for my Brothers MFC-J825DW printer to accommodate scanning documents. Unfortunately, now when I ...
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Scanner stopped working (the scanner isn't available) - how to diagnose properly?

I have a HP 2320fxi that was running perfectly, all of a sudden scanning has stopped working. Printing is still OK. I am running Windows 8.1, connected over network (printer on static IP). Can ...
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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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Why is scanned PDF size varies with scanners?

I have a Samsung SCX 4623 FW all in one and a Canon multifunction at work. I observed that the PDF files generated after scanning documents is quite different. The PDF generated by SCX 4623 FW is 10 ...
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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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Editing searchable .pdf OCR

My case is quite specific so I'll try to explain it quickly and precisely. I have to digitalize several old paper sheets of 230mm x 268mm (~ 9" x 27,7") folded in 4 parts; you can find a quick drawn ...
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scanner shows up in xsane under a false device address

i have a problem communicating with my Brother DCP-8040 which can be used for scannig and printing as well. I cannot really tell what the problem really is but here is the output of commands that i ...
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Document scanning: How to speed up the software part of the scanning process? [closed]

I am looking for a solution to speed up my document scanning process, especially for those documents that are not suitable for a typical document scanner with an automatic document feeder (ADF). For ...
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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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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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Smudge in scan mid page when using adf

I have an OKI printer/scanner that needed to be cleaned. I managed to get all the lines taken care of but about half way down the scanned page, and only when using the ADF, there is a smudge. It ...
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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 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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optimal way to produce good or better hardcopies with a scanner and inkjet printer?

I have a color hardcopy with a very small font that is hard to read but just barely acceptable when scanned to a JPG file and then viewed zoomed on a LCD. It is impossible to read when color inkjet ...
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How to auto-trim scanned images using imagemagick or graphicsmagick?

I've got some scanned images in *.jpg format. They are scanned using A4 scanner, in greyscale or colour. Scanned pages have very different dimensions - some A5, some A6, some business cards etc. ...
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How to calculate ip address in a range?

If I run this command, # nmap -sP 192.168.0.120/25 which IP addresses are scanned? How can I calculate the IP addresses that are in this range? I've been searching Google but I couldn't find ...
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How can I mass cut PDFs to the correct smaller dimensions?

If I have pages from a book, so they're less than US letter size or A4, or whatever page size the scanner takes. But let's say they got scanned in as that page size the scanner takes. (Could be US ...
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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 ...