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Questions tagged [scanning]

Converting a physical document into digital form

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Can ImageMagick make a bad black and white scan clearer to read?

I'm working with a set of scanned lecture notes. The lecturer wrote the notes in very faint pencil, which scans to a light grey. But they instead scanned in black and white, which turns a light grey ...
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PRINTER | Specification | Scan speeds (seeking personally tested database, NOT branded results) [closed]

UPDATED-STATEMENT: 20180920@140918 Post created UPDATED-STATEMENT: 20180920@150253 It's proposed that no database has challenged this idea of verifying branded results over personal testing I'm ...
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Scanning with MX920

I have a Canon MX922 printer /scanner. The printer stopped printing because Im supposedly out of ink from cartridge 250 PGBK. Is there a way to cheat the machine into thinking there is ink let so I ...
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Canon c1028i - Scan to Shared Folder

I have a Canon c1028i and I need to know if it's possible to scan documents to a shared folder. Thanks.
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How to scan a physical document and store it as PDF

I want to scan an old receipt/letter etc. from my desk in paper form and save it to PDF. How do I do that? NOTE: I'm using HP Color LaserJet cp3525 printer
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Issue with Scan To File Button Options in Windows 10

I have looked in many places on Internet to resolve this issue but I didn't find anything (or the option I found are helpless) I got a computer that had Nuance Paperport. When I installed the Brother ...
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Epson Image scanning in Debian

I couldn't get my Epson XP-430 to work on an Ubuntu 16.04 based system. Saw errors like: Could not send command to scanner no devices found And this is after installing all the official drivers ...
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HP PageWide 377dw not scanning to network share. Share is accessible from laptop

A client of mine can't scan from his HP PageWide 377dw to a network share on a Windows 10 machine anymore. The issue started after my client did a Windows recovery. I have spend hours trying to ...
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Scan destination for Epson Workforce Printer/Scanner

For the Epson Workforce 3640 all-in-one printer/scanner/fax, how does one set the destination folder (Windows 7) for scans originating from the scanner. (It's easy to set the destination for scans ...
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2-Sided “book” scanning vs. 2-Sided “tablet” scanning?

HP Scanners with Auto Document Feeders (ADF) offer "2-sided (book)" scanning and "2-sided (tablet)" scanning. There is no documentation to explain the difference, and searching the internet comes up ...
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scanimage on ADF not working with --batch

I want to scan multiple file with an ADF. This is my device: luca@luca-server:~$ sudo scanimage -L device `xerox_mfp:libusb:001:006' is a Samsung SCX-3400 Series multi-function peripheral If I run ...
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Trimming exterior empty space with ImageMagick does not work on scanned documents

Given an image that has some actual content inside and usually some unwanted white or black or transparency around that, I would like to trim or crop the exterior parts using ImageMagick. The ...
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Receiving An error occurred while connecting with the scanner. (-9923) when trying to scan from the printer to Mac OS 10.12

Whenever I am trying to scan from the HP Printer Envy 4500 to MacOs Sierra 10.12 it gives me this following error: When the printer was installed initially, it used to scan fine but stopped scanning ...
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How to effectively scan 130,000 paper pages in 10 days

I have a rather large project which will ultimately benefit society, and I'm looking for all the help I can muster.   I have about 130,000 pages that need to be digitized. Many of them are in packages ...
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Scanning resolution

At http://www.scantips.com/basics07.html it is written: The motor in the 600x1200 dpi scanner can step in 1/1200 inch steps vertically. If we select 300 dpi, it will move four steps at a time ...
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Can I “roll back” to the PDF without OCR?

I'm using Automator in combination with Abbys Finereader to watch a Folder for new scanned PDF documents. The Finereader OCRs the Document and exports it to a new PDF in the same Folder. For a month ...
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How to fix “pcap_lookupnet: wlan0: no IPv4 address assigned” error

I have been playing around with Debian Linux in a VM for a while now. While I was trying to scan my own LAN with a tool called arp-scan I got an error message. Obviously, the problem is with the IP of ...
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Canon All in One MX520 scanner issue

My Canon MX520 scanner is taking a very long time to scan, the speed is averaging between 9 - 20minutes to scan 1 simple document. I need some ideas to how to make it operate faster.
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How would one digitize a thick book into a PDF version in the most time-efficient way, using only a camera and a computer?

For this example I have a: dSLR camera (Canon EOS) + no tripod latest commercial version of Adobe Acrobat a computer with internet frugal character I also own a physically printed and bound book of ...
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Finding Public IP of router on different LAN

Is there any possible way to acquire a public IP of a network without joining it's network? Let's say Router A is on LAN A, I'm connected to LAN B, and I want to access the login page of Router A ...
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How to scan 500+ playing cards to png

I have a card game with 500+ cards. I want to scan all those and have them as individual PNG files, with transparent rounded corners. I have a simple consumer scanner. I can fit 8 cards with ease and ...
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Enable OCR in Greenshot

I run Windows 10 with Microsoft Office professional Plus 2016 on my computer. Looks like MS OCR functionality is enabled in my system since OneNote is able to copy text from image. But how to enable ...
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When a PDF file only contains a scanned image, is it just a JPG image inside a PDF container?

Many scanners can scan a page into a PDF file. When this is done, is the PDF file really just a container that contains a single image? Is that image typically a JPG image, a PDF image, or a ...
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How to scan multiple pages into a single pdf in Windows 10? [closed]

It can't be so difficult! There are similar questions in this forum but they're years old. Anyone has any smart solution on how to do this in a simple way? I've tried Windows Fax and Scan and the new ...
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Cannot scan using TWAIN driver from Ricoh Aficio Printer

2 days before I formatted my Windows 2008 Server SP2 system and reinstalled the same OS. There is a network printer (Ricoh Aficio MP C2030) in my office, which can be used both as a printer and a ...
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SANE scanning, scanbd buttons and service permissions

I've been trying to make this work all day. I'm almost there but something is still missing. Here's the story so far: Debian Jessie 8.3 headless home server Canon MP140 MFP scanner/printer fully ...
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Scan Wirelessly

How can I Scan from a Brother MFC-J625DW wirelessly to Mac !0.10.5 OS X Yosemite. I can print with no problem and have trialed Vue Scan which worked effortlessly but I cannot use OS X Yosemite yet all ...
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Can I create a list of devices connected to switch using PING or some PING freeware

I'm hoping there is a way to list all devices connected to our switch/LAN, including all devices on different subnets, using PING command prompt command or some sort of PING freeware. I connected our ...
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Is my anti-malware setup consistent with “best practices”?

A few days ago, my PC was acting weird and froze sometimes. I did full scans using Avast! Free Antivirus and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware since I assumed it was a virus causing these, but both software ...
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PDFs of old library books… Why does the text and background seem to be in separate layers?

Often, when I open a PDF, I see the background of a page come up, before the text elements or photos appear. This is baffling to me, because many of these PDFs come from Google scans of old library ...
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System File Checker cannot complete scanning?

I am trying to scan for corrupted files in Windows 7 using sfc/ scannnow from cmd, but the scan stops at 73% and I get the message: Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested ...
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How to scan A4 document and split it into 4 A4 documents?

I have bunch of A4 document papers. One page contains 4 A6 pages. Now I am trying to scan it and split it into 4. Is there any way to make this process easy?
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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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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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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 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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...