the process of converting an image, printed text, handwriting, etc. into a digital image by using a scanner

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How can I use a BENQ 7650T scanner on a MacBook Pro?

I have a BENQ 7650T scanner and I want to use it with my MacBook Pro. I searched for Mac drivers but was only able to find Windows drivers for it. Then I tried to set it up as a 'standard' scanner ...
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Installation of Canon PIXMA MG3150 on OSX 10.9.5

I've just migrated from a iMac 21,5'' with 10.9.5 to a new iMac 27'' with 10.9.5 installed. I'm trying to install a printer/scanner that was correctly working using the same driver I was used to ...
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Is there a recipe for creating a locked-down ftp user role account?

I would like to set up an account on several Macs that can be used to send files to them via FTP. Specifically, I have a multifunction network printer whose scan function can FTP a scanned document to ...
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How can I access my scanner directly without going through System Preferences?

Since my printer has scanning capabilities, the Printers & Scanners pane in System Preferences has the "Scan" tab available. This is the only known place to start and scan one's document. I am ...
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Scan Only a Part of a Page (HP PSC 1410)

I have an HP PSC 1410 printer/scanner on OS X 10.9.4, and the scanner part of it is in general working wonderfully. I use “Preview” for scanning and immediate reordering of pages into PDF documents, ...
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how to annotate scanned PDF on MAC

I've a scanned PDF and i can't seem to highlight the text of course using the preview on my OS X, is there a software that do that like in windows? Thanks
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CoreBLuetooth limitation ios cannot scan all bluetooth devices ? [closed]

When it comes to the implementation about scanning BLuetooth device, I have found that only BLE devices can be scanned by iOS running iOS7.1.1 but all Bluetooth devices can be scanned by Android ...
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HP ScanJet 4070 Photosmart produces just stripes after OS upgrade

My HP Scanjet 4070 stoped working after an upgrade to the current MacOS. It scans the pictures but then the saved PDF only contains stripes: This happens on two machines. What can I do? I asked ...
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Missing Canon Printer driver for OSX Mavericks?

I hooked up a Canon Pixma MP160 printer/scanner to a machine running OSX Mavericks and it complained that there was no driver. Scanning through the list of possible drivers, there were only 1 or 2 ...
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ScanSnap S1500M Time-out

Not sure why, but after about 5 minutes of scanning, my ScanSnap just bails on me. I would use their documentation, etc. but nobody knows what this error code is so I wanted to seek the geniuses here ...
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Virus Scan Windows 8 Bootcamp Partition from OS X?

Is there any software I can use to scan a bootcamp partition on OSX for viruses from OS X? I prefer to run the scan from OS X because: Typically Windows anti-virus solutions are more like full ...
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Can I use my fingerprint to login/unlock the screen on a Mac?

I own a mid-2009 MBP with OS X Mavericks installed. I'm a hi-tech enthusiast who wants to use the fingerprint scanning feature made available by many scanners on the market to login into my account ...
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Is it possible to scan an image from the command line?

Is there a tool that scans images from the command line? I am looking like scanimage on linux that works like this: scanimage > image.pnm I've tried googling and checked if ImageCapture is ...
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HP Deskjet 3511 all of the sudden will print, but will not scan

I have had my HP Deskjet 3511 for almost a year with no problems. But, within the last few days, it will continue to print, but it will not scan. I have tried wireless and usb. I deleted the old ...
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How can I troubleshoot an Epson Perfection 1260 scanner that won't play nice with Mavericks?

I'm trying to get an Epson Perfection 1260 scanner working with Mavericks. When I connect the scanner to my Mac it shows up fine in Printers & Scanners in System Preferences. It also shows up in ...
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Printer problems

I have a Canon PIXMA MX340 and when I try to print sometimes it gives me an error saying "Support Code : 300 The printer does not respond. Make sure that the printer is plugged in, powered-on, and ...
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Printer can write into laptop folder

Well that was surprising. And a little alarming. I got a new multifunction printer, a Canon MG7120. It is connected wirelessly to my home local area network. I installed the latest drivers from ...
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Extracting copy from screen without printing screen [duplicate]

In preparing academic articles that require quotations from reputable Journals and books I am faced with a round-about retrieval process. First I take a screenshot then print that then scan it and ...
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How to make a small storage in my macbook to act as a USB stick?

I want to partition 128Mb out of my macbook hard drive and use it as an external usb; mainly for scanners that they can stick a usb stick into. This way I won't need to install drivers for every ...
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Wifi scanning tool

Few days ago I bought wifi usb adapter for extended range reasons. it was installed properly on my macbook pro with mavericks. As results I can use it to connect on-line. I'd like to use Wifi Scanner ...
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Robust OCR / scanning software recommendations

Ideally I would like smart batch capabilities, emphasis on image correction and tweakable OCR. An example use case: I have photos of textbook pages - the most ideal application ever would adjust for ...
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How to make Image Capture expand Shared devices by default

Have an Epson WF-3540 connected to my network. When I start Image Capture, it shows that I have 1 shared device. However, I always have to click on the Show button to be able to interact with the ...
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Device configuration for a Canon LIDE 30

In the past I've been able to use my Canon LIDE 30 scanner with my modern Macs. I have installed the most recent SANE TWAIN packages, restarted the computer with the scanner connected, but Image ...
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How can I launch a printer scanner from Spotlight?

I can go to the "Printers & Scanners" panel from Spotlight, but I cannot call the scanner directly. Is there any way to make Spotlight index a shortcut to the default printer's Scanner app? It ...
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OS X program to view .xif file

I have some old .xif image files from a scanning application (Pagis / Scansoft) that I'd like to view/ convert to PDF. Tried all kinds of viewers - Preview, Xee, Adobe (including Photoshop) with no ...
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After installing Maverick my Canon MP760 will no longer scan? [duplicate]

Just a few days ago the scanner worked just fine, but after installing Mavericks I get a message in the Image Capture window saying: "No camera or scanner detected". I have tried looking for a new ...
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Scan from dock?

If I want to scan, I need to open system preferences, click "Printers/Scanners", and select the scanner, to open the application. I'd like to click on an icon in the dock to open it. How to?
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Just installed Maverick and my Canon MP780 will print but no longer scan, would a new driver help?

I get a message in the Image Capture window saying: No camera or scanner detected. Scanner worked with Mountain Lion, but is not working with Mavericks. On Canons website, this is the message on ...
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Reducing the size of a black-and-white scanned pdf

I have a 352 page pdf that is a scan of a black-and-white text. The file size is 60.9 MB, which seems excessively large too me. (Is it indeed?) Is there an easy way to convert this file to a more ...
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scanner driver Samsung Xpress M267X/287X

I don’t get the Samsung Xpress M267X/287X scanner to work with 10.8. The scanner shows up in Image Capture but it need additional software, which it can’t find. Does someone has a link to the right ...
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Setup a scanner from command line or ARD

I know how to add a networked printer via the command line or ARD (Apple Remote Desktop); and, I know how to install the TWAIN scanner drivers for a particular vendor (again, using ARD). But, what ...
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How to uninstall P-150M driver?

I have 10.8.4 OS X and the Canon P-150M scanner does not work with it. Yet my friend has an older iMac where it works. I want to try the new driver and test whether things start working. So how can I ...
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How can I digitize scanned sketches similar to how Preview's signature feature does?

When you use Preview's feature to use the Mac's camera to scan your signature for later insertion into documents, it does a fantastic job of digitizing your written piece so that it is rendered ...
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Any program that can automatically split photos in one scan?

I am about to scan my photo collection. To save time, I would like to scan multiple photos at once. How can I automate the splitting of photos in a single scan?
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Scanning troubles Mac & Officejet 6500

When I got the Macbook, the HP Officejet 6500 worked perfectly - no software installation required. Then, it started only scanning in jpeg - no PDF. If I selected PDF, it yielded a blank page. ...
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iPad app to convert multiple photos to a single pdf

Does anyone know an app to convert multiple photos from the iPad Camera Roll into a single PDF? Alternatively, an app that lets you take photos with the iPad camera and saves them into a single PDF ...
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Duplex Scanning in OSX with non-duplex scanner with document feeder

How can I scan a large double sided document with my scanner's document feeder? The scanner only can scan one side of the page. However, I am bulk scanning all my bills and tax forms and have several ...
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Automator-script with an OCR-software to automatically add OCR to material? [duplicate]

The OCR software could be anything like PDFPen, ABBYY FineReader Express or Adobe Acrobat Pro. Automator does not list any features such as 'Add OCR layer to' or show any OCR programs under Automator. ...
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Connecting Canon CanoScan FS4000US USB Scanner to Mac OS 10.7.5

I have an old Canon CanoScan FS4000US Slide Scanner. I have connected it via USB to an Intel iMac running Mac OS 10.7.5, and in System Report, I can see that it is connected. Also, when I disconnect ...
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Disable automatic “overview scan” in Image Capture

I have two scanners accessible from my machine (using Lion): a USB flatbed scanner, and a multifunction network printer. Whenever I launch Image Capture (either directly, or indirectly from Preview), ...
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Cannot scan or print from officejet 6500

I was able to scan using officejet 6500 but now, for no obvious reason, the scan icon is grayed out everywhere and I canot print at all. I reinstalled the printer two times but without success. My ...
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Running a Win XP scanner driver on CrossOver

I have a MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard. I own a scanner that was discontinued a couple of years ago (a Mustek A3 USB), and that comes only with drivers for Windows XP, Vista, and Mac OS 9. I am ...
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Looking for Software to Scan or Convert to Searchable and Signable PDF

I have the occasional need to scan and/or convert scanned images into PDF format. OS X Mountain Lion does this natively, but as far as I can tell it's just an image wrapped in a PDF, so text ...
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How to scan an image (map) using only 256 colors?

Is there a way to can an image on OSX using only 256 colors rather than millions or billions? I am scanning maps which only use a few colors, so I think I want to keep the color depth low so there is ...
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Simple scanning to PDF

In OS X Mountain Lion, is there an easy and fast way to scan to PDF, with multiple pages per PDF? I know this can be achieved with Image Capture, but in my opinion that is just a terrible ...
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Printer and Scanner with Time Capsule

I have a multi-function USB printer, Brother MFC-8440. Before buying a Time Capsule it was connected to a USB port on the Mac. After purchasing a Time Capsule I attached the printer to the USB on the ...
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How to fix HP Officejet 7210 scanning in Mountain Lion?

I have a HP Officejet 7210 printer/scanner. I used to use Preview to scan, using File/Import from scanner. However, since upgrading to Mountain Lion, the option is greyed out. Previously, the option ...
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How to scan from my HP-1610 (all in one) networked printer/scanner (Lion)

I have an HP-1610 all in one. It's hooked up to my TimeCapsule as a networked printer. Networked-printing works. I'm on Lion (latest; 10.7.3 as of this writing.) I'd like to scan a sheet from my ...
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Are there any 1D laser barcode scanners that work well with iOS?

I'm looking for a scanner that works similarly to the Microvision ROV which has worked very well for me in the past when connected to a Mac and Delicious Library. Is there anything comparable on ...
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Optimizing Document Scanning in OSX

I'm looking to optimize scanning with OSX's native scanner. Ideally I would like it to be able to produce a multi-page black & white pdf that is under 1MB in size, however, I can't figure out a ...