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Delicious Monster makes an awesome piece of software called Delicious Library that's intended to do exactly what you're after: scan and catalog your library (of books and other things). And it all works through your iMacs built-in iSight camera. And it works very, very well. From their website: “Wait, I just hold a CD or DVD or video game or book or ...


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Canon has updated most of their software (Easy-PhotoPrintEX, MP Navigator) and their drivers (printer, scanner) around the time when Lion came out. Make sure that you have the latest drivers installed. You can download all the Canon software for your MP560 Scanner here. Also, be sure to connect your printer via cable in order to use it as a scanner:


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I use Image Capture for exactly that purpose The overview scan can be avoided by setting Image Capture to always scan the full page (A4 or Letter) and to not do object detection If you scan multiple documents they get written into distinct PDF files (which actually just get numbered) For more specific needs there's also the option to create an Automator ...


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I use RedLaser and it has this capability. If RedLaser can't connect to the internet when you take the picture of the barcode, it will store the number and let you look it up later:


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Printers are easy, they mostly all work with Macs. Scanners are another story, and drivers for those used to be complex to find and use. However 10.6 introduced far better support for scanners and a number of those now work just out of the box. I recommend you go for one listed as compatible if possible as an Apple maintained driver is more likely to keep ...


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http://www.pdfscannerapp.com might be useful, although it's a paid app, and I haven't used it for scanning so I can't comment on that.


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Delicious Library wasn’t made just for scanning a list and dumping it out, but it could be used for such a thing. After scanning in your items you’d either want to slurp the results using a custom AppleScript or you can use our export-to-CSV feature and only do the ISBN column. If a book doesn’t look up on Amazon there’s an error window that pops up, and ...


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I don't know of a way to do it with built in tools, but there is an OS X version of SANE that should be able to do exactly what you request (scanimage > image.pnm). SANE This is a TWAIN datasource for MacOS X that aquires images using the SANE backend libraries. The SANE backend libraries provide access to a large range of scanners connected through ...


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The Image Capture application can do this for you. Just connect your printer and launch the application. It comes with OS X. Imaged borrowed from: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4505. You can also find instructions there under the heading How to scan.


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PDFPen is a well-regarded app for doing various PDF related tasks on OS X, and it includes the ability to scan in documents directly. There's a free trial available, so try it out and see if it does what you need.


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BcScan I was appalled at the lack of something like simple-scan for linux (no lengthy preview scan for each page, scan multiple pages into one document, scan directly to PDF, no frills, fast scanning), so I wrote one: BcScan. BcScan is free and distributed under the GPL licence as a bonus.


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I have one of these scanners and have noticed it can be sensitive to how it's connected on the USB bus. If the problem continues, try connecting it directly to a USB port on your Mac instead of through a hub (if it's not already directly connected).


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HP doesn't make any iOS apps with this functionality, no - have you tried opening the printer's webpage in Safari on the iPad however? None of my OfficeJet 6500 or 4500 printers can run the scan functions from their status pages, but perhaps your model is slightly different.


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Have you tried deleting the .plists associated with the printer? These are all in my ~/Library/Preferences list. I would move them to the desktop (just in case you want to move them back), restart your Mac, and try adding the printer again.


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Photoshop and the cheaper Photoshop Elements both have options that can take one large image and automatically crop out sub-images. In Photoshop, the command you're looking for is File → Automate → Crop and Straighten Photos. In Elements, it's Image → Divide Scanned Photos. For more details, read this and this. If you don't want to spend the money on ...


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Drivers. The printers that will work with Mac will have OS X drivers. These days, it's rare to find a printer without a driver available. I would start here: http://www.macworld.com/products/printers.html


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tell application "Preview" activate end tell tell application "System Events" tell process "Preview" tell menu bar 1 tell menu bar item "File" tell menu "File" tell menu item "Import from Scanner" tell menu "Import from Scanner" click menu ...


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You can use Apple's Pages app to do this. Use the "+" button to add files from the image library. There is a pinch gesture to rotate/resize the images. The files can be emailed or exported to another app as a PDF from the "Wrench" popup menu in the top right corner of the screen.


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Scanner Pro [iTunes link] from Readdle. According to the product's Web page, it integrates with Google Docs and lets you use Google Docs OCR to convert scans into editable text files on your Google account.


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Two answers: 1) By far the easiest/best document scanner for Macs is the Fujitsu ScanSnap series. You just insert a stack of papers, press a button, and out pops a PDF. It scans both sides of each page in a single pass. 2) To convert a scanned PDF to something searchable, by far the most reliable OCR program available (for any platform, Mac included) is ...


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You might have to set up a default user that logs in automatically and shares the scanner after a reboot. You could have it password protected, non administrator, with a short timer on the screen saver to lock the screen after a power failure if you care about that sort of thing. Snow Leopard just doesn't mount external drives or start the sharing software ...


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Rather than using the native OS X scanner, I would recommend that you download the free trial of the commercial product Hamrick VueScan. I do a lot of scanning and I rely on it. It does very well in compressing text documents to small file size. Aside from that, you should investigate what you can do with taking scans from the OS X native scanner and then ...


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Buy a cheap USB barcode scanner that is OSX compatible and it scans it just as if it was entered into a keyboard. You can pick em up around the web for as little as $20. Then you could just have each ISBN on a line in a text file, google spreadsheet.


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There is a more recent update to your scanner software. Sorry for the one liner, but I sometimes take pity on weak Googlers.


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If it's working fine with your other computers over the same network, sounds like a possible driver issue. Here's a link to the drivers for the model printer you stated in your post. Also, at the end of your post, you said, "Before, all this stuff used to work." Before what? Did something change?


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You cannot scan over the network using the USB port of the airport express. It is only for printing. Apple does not explicitly say that scanners are not supported, but it is not one of the official uses of the USB hub. I have not heard anyone being successful in this, and AFAIK there are no hacks/third party s/w to do this (like AirFoil for streaming ...


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You may be interested in checking out Aristocrat, a simple app that performs OCR on a selected region of your screen. It's currently free on the App Store. Disclaimer: I'm the developer :)


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You might want to try Vector Magic, it did very helpful turning my sketches into vector. It needs to be scanned first. We can adjust how detail the vector output.


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You might want to look at the freeware alternatives to Vector Magic - for example, there is inkscape which includes potrace (formerly a standalone vectorization utility). Can't vouch for the comparison with Vector Magic, but it's free...



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