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

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Best scriptable OCR Software for OSX for a paperless office

I'm planning to get a paperless office and for that, I a need good scriptable piece of OCR for OS X? What do you use? What is your favourite and why? There is a blogpost by Marco Arment about a few ...
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Scanner sharing service stops after logout. How do I make it always share?

I'm sharing a scanner from a Mid 2007 iMac (10.6.8, USB scanner over wired ethernet). I've enabled sharing on the local admin account and it all works well on the other Macs that are using the ...
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TWAIN Drivers on Mac

I'm primarily a Windows admin, but I just got a new MacBook Air with Lion on it. I'm trying to use it with my Brother MFC-7820N printer/scanner/fax device. I've installed drivers, and am able to both ...
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Will my Canon CanoScan 500F scanner work with Lion?

I'm getting a lot of TWAINBridge errors in the console and Image Capture won't scan documents like it did last week (on 10.6.8 Snow Leopard). 7/23/11 1:46:18.822 PM ...
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Scanning over ethernet, natively in OS X?

Yesterday, I purchased an HP LaserJet M1212NF. It, like many other printers, can't scan over ethernet natively in OS X. That is, I can scan using the stupid HP utilities that I hate (not going to ...
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Generic TWAIN driver for OS x?

I am looking for a generic TWAIN driver for OS X, one that would not need additional hardware. I just want to use it for testing TWAIN.
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Scan lot of documents and output them in PDF

I have a lot of documents I would like to scan to produce PDFs. Some of them are single-page, others are multi-pages. As of today, I'm using Image Capture for this purpose but I don't find it to be ...
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Can the Epson V700 be used with an Airport

I have a MacBook Pro, Snow Leopard, and an Epson V700 Scanner. I'm thinking of buying an Airport Extreme or even better, an Airport Express (cos it's cheap). Can I use the Epson V700 via the Airport ...
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Is it possible to use Image Capture to scan over WiFi with an EPSON SX620FW, and how to set that up?

I'm wondering whether it's possible to use Image Capture to scan over WiFi with my EPSON All-in-One SX620FW? If so, how can I set it up? I've found instructions from someone claiming it works with ...
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Avoid having to select “Include Network Devices” every time when scanning in Preview

I set up a wireless HP Printer for my mother, prints and scans just fine. The annoying thing is that every single time we try to scan in Preview, we first have to do the following: Select File > ...
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Is there a barcode app that works on pictures instead of needing to be connected to wifi for it to work?

I've got a couple of barcode apps, but they all require that you have the item, the camera, and the internet connection at the same place. Are there any barcode apps where you can take a picture of ...
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Is there an app that will scan a document and upload it to Google Docs?

Is there an iPhone app that allows me to take pictures of documents and then upload them to Google Docs?
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Scanning a ton of pictures

I'm rather disappointed that iPhoto has no direct ability to import from a scanner. I'm reduced to scanning in Preview, which has a less awful UI for scanning than the program that came with my HP ...
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Printers that Work With Mac OS X?

I'm planning to purchase a printer + scanner soon and want to have one that will be able to work with Mac, as well as Windows machines. I am hoping for one that will have a wireless printing/scanning ...