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 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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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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Extracting copy from screen without printing screen

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Convert scanned pages to searchable PDFs leaving handwritten annotations

I'm looking for a software that converts the PDF(containing scanned pages of the xeroxed book I read, underlined, used highlighters on, scribbled extra notes in) into searchable format PDFs (of the ...
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scanning with image capture: document feeder by default?

Most of the time I use the document feeder, so launching with flatbed overview wastes around 15 seconds each time. Is it possible to set document feeder to default? I'm pretty sure there's no normal ...
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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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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 ...