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How to fix “failed to start scanner: invalid argument” if I use xscanimage?

I newly purchased a DNT ViewScan. I was installing packages in my Linux Mint Debian Edition machine for sane. At first it was working, xscanimage produced a great scan. I was trying more programs, ...
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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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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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Applying image filters before using ScanTailor

I am planning to scan images from microfilm of an old periodical (mostly text, occasional illustrations, all black and white), from which I would like to create a DjVu, perhaps with OCR. I would like ...
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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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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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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 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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scanbd recognizing buttons but not triggering scan

Even though the Beta RaspPI board is awesome, I'm re-posting here since - being a beta board - the question is getting no significant views. I don't think the fact that's it's on RaspPi is ...
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Scanner and interpolation

I am using an Epson Perfection V370 scanner to scan handwritten documents. Epson says that the scanner has a maximum optical resolution of 4800 dpi. Now I understand that this is achieved without ...
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110GB of hard drive eaten by scanner

I am in the process of scanning a couple of dozen reference books into pdf. The pre-optimized pfd's are around 150MB in size. For some reason since I've been doing it my c: drive has lost 110GB and is ...
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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 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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Epson Scan “RAW output”

I am using an Epson V370 scanner and the included Epson Scan software to scan some important documents. Now I want to output these files in the highest possible quality with the most original data ...
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Scanning old papers in TIFF format. Is scanning at 48-bit color worth it?

I am currently scanning old papers with some notes on them using an Epson V370 scanner. I want the output files to be TIFFs, however I am not sure which bit depth to choose. One of the papers has ...
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What features are important in a scanner + sheet feeder for old personal documents [closed]

I would like to scan some old text documents. My purpose is twofold: disaster recovery (e.g. fire), and to save space on bulky documents I rarely refer to (e.g. old phone bills). After scanning I ...
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How to reduce error rate when scanning pages using sheet feeder?

I would like to scan old text documents, and then destroy some of the originals. Apart from spot-checking, what can I do to get an acceptably low scan failure rate? I would like to get a failure ...
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How to make a text document image just black and white without grey color, grey background, folding lines, and paper wrinkles? [closed]

If a text document (or a form) is scanned or taken as a photograph and emailed to somebody, the image when printed, could have a grey background, grey folding lines (of the paper), and wrinkles or ...
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Is TIFF a good file format to scan my old photos in? [closed]

I'm scanning in my old paper photos from the 80s and 90s. From this answer I know I should use 600dpi. But the scanning office is also asking me if I want JPEG of TIFF. I know JPEG is lossy, so I ...
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How to verify scanned page count and quality when using sheet feeder?

I would like to scan old text documents, and then destroy some of the originals. There would be a few thousand sides of A4. To do this I will need some procedure to "QC" that all the pages have been ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...