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

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How do I reduce the file size of iOS scanned documents (using the Files app)

In iOS 13 (maybe 12?) you can scan documents using the files app. It uses the camera, manually or automatically crops, allows multiple pages, and produces a PDF. A very large PDF. My single A4 page ...
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Samsung Easy document Scanner won't communicate with scanner on OS X Catalina 10.15

After upgrading to Catalina OSX 10.15 Easy Document Creator can no longer connect to the remote scanner. It shows up within settings and can be addressed directly but not over the EDC software anymore....
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How to set default paper size for scan with continuity camera

How can I set the default paper size when scanning with continuity camera using my iPhone? I am using the fantastic new Mojave feature to scan documents directly into Preview with my iPhone using ...
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How to scan for duplicate files / images in one direction only?

I am looking for a solution to search for duplicate files / images on my mac but only in one direction: Folders A and B should be compared but I am only interested in files in folder A with duplicates ...
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Use independent scanner and printer as one (specifically for photocopy)

I have a Canon Lide 110 (scanner) and an Epson L120 (printer) which I want to combine to achieve the feature set of an off the shelf all-in-one printer-scanner. Is there a software that I can use to ...
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Unable to connect my High Sierra MacBook Air to M4250 Cannon printer

I find myself unable to connect my High Sierra MacBook Air to my M4250 Cannon printer (both work fine separately). I've donwloaded and installed several drivers from https://www.canon.co.uk/support/...
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Image Capture fails on colored scan

When I try to scan a document using Image Capture, it shows the following error once it's finished scanning. (This time it failed before scanning, but it usually fails after the scanner has recorded ...
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Brother MFC-J6720DW “not connected” to MacBook Pro

Yesterday I suddenly found that I could not print to my Brother MFC-J6720DW from my MacBook Pro (running Mac OS 10.12.6), nor could I use the scanning function. The other Mac on the Wi-Fi network ...
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Save attachments from Mail.app based on subject issues

What I am trying to do: I have to scan some personal writing that I do for my mentor to review, I have 3 types of writing J,F,W. I use my scanner to send them via email (it's a work thing so I can't ...
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How to scan/fix bad sectors on USB connected Ext HD even if SMART is unsupported w/o buying tools

I dropped my external Seagate 2 TB hard drive on the floor. It seems to work fine. But I want to scan for bad sectors just to be safe. I use this drive for all of my TimeMachine backups. The "...
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Do iPhones use active scanning to find Wi-Fi networks when Ask to Join Networks is off?

I'm looking into security holes in my daily life, and I ran across an article that says that most devices broadcast their MAC address continuously. I'm wondering if that applies to iPhones (and other ...
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Canon Printer is producing garbage characters

I have a Canon MF-4800 printer/scanner. It's been working fine up to last week. Now as you can see from the screen shots, it is mangling characters when printing. It scans ok, and prints test prints ...
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Adding a boarding pass to wallet [duplicate]

None of the answers to this question have even vaguely answered it but have gone off on tangents instead. It has nothing to do with the airline, whether it is accepted or not depends upon the airport,...
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Brother MFC Scanner not recognized any more

I have a Brother MFC-1910W connected by WIFI (multi functional wireless b/w laser printer, scanner and fax). Since a few days I cannot use the scanner any more. In the first place the scanner icon ...
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The scanner is in use by application '(null)'

Until now I've always scanned through the Printers & Scanners part of options. It's far from great so now I want to try scanning through Preview. Now I get this error message: The scanner is in ...
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Where are scanner drivers located, and what (file) form do they take?

I'm attempting to make use of this scanner (Dymo Cardscan 800): It has no generic or publicly available drivers for any version of MacOS (or Windows, for that matter). The makers intend for you to ...
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What is the difference between millions and billions in printer/scanner colour settings?

The "Printers & Scanners" Setting preference pane has two color options: "millions" or "billions" of colors. I can't tell the difference. Is there a reason to choose one over the other? Perhaps ...
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Running pc only scanners in Paralllels Desktop VM using a macbook air (late 2015)?

I want to use Kodak ScanMate i1190WN with my MBA late 2015. This is a pc only scanner and no driver for mac os are available. Can this scanner be able to work with a Parallels Desktop VM in my ...
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Why is Photos.app taking 2 months to scan faces for recognition?

Since I came to Thailand 6 weeks ago, iPhoto on my Macbook pro has been scanning for faces. On my Mac Pro desktop, this process took about 2 days as I recall. My iPhone 7 Plus, which I bought a week ...
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PDFScanner Automation

I recently purchased PDFScanner to convert a bunch of scans into searchable, smaller-sized PDFs. I specifically picked PDFScanner because of its AppleScript automation (see "Features" section on ...
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Is it possible to use an older Canon Scanner with OS 10.11 El Capitan?

My Canon LIDE 600F scanner is old but still worked very well. When I upgraded to OS 10.11 my computer no longer recognized the scanner. Canon has officially stated that they are not making new drivers ...
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Scan USPS barcode from a Mac

Is there any App that permits scanning barcodes? An app that also supports UPS and Fedex would be useful. The following search did not bring up any obvious results. http://alternativeto.net/...
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Scanner not recognised on Epson Printer after El Capitan update

I've noticed that the scanner option has disappeared from the System Preferences (Printers & Scanners) control for the Epson AL CX21NF. I've tried installing the drivers from here and also using ...
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USB Keyboard barcode scanner inputs wrong digits only in OSX

I'm having a bit of a weird issue with my barcode scanner under OSX (El Capitan). It's a generic barcode scanner, Proster branding, with a Megawin USB-UART chip inside so it acts as a USB Keyboard. ...
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OS X - List all active sockets

I'm looking for a simple command that will list ALL currently active and/or otherwise bound TCP & UDP sockets, corresponding port numbers and their respective states (i.e. ESTABLISHED, LISTEN, ...
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Printer drivers

I have several macs, at home and office (Macbook Pro and Air). I have several Canon multipurpose printers as well. The problem is when you attempt to connect the Mac to the Canon printer via USB, it ...
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Can't scan but can print with Canon PIXMA MG5500

I have a Canon PIXMA MG5500 and a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.10.3 The printer and scanner are supposed to be wireless and I have no problems with the printer but when I try to use the scanner it just ...
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How to fix spurious “Cannot communicate with scanner” error, without rebooting

I have a Canon MP560 printer/scanner combo, installed and working. However typically when I turn on the power to the printer and click 'Open Scanner...' I get the following error: Needless to say ...
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Is there better third-party scanner software for OS X than Preview?

I'm not overly happy with the UI for interfacing with the scanner on my Epson WF-3250 series scanner that's provided by the latest Preview that comes with OS X 10.10. It's clunky and awkward, crashes ...
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How do I get my S1300 scanner to show up in Yosemite Preview File > “Import from scanner” option?

I have a Fujitsu S1300, and a MacBook Pro 15″ with Yosemite. My patience is running thin. I can scan using Fujitsu's software. But I can't using Preview. But when I look at Preview > File > Import ...
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Can you scan a document directly, instead of an overview scan first?

It honestly really annoys me that every time I have to scan a document it requires me to do an overview scan. Isn't there a way to skip that part if you just want to scan A4 color/B&W using Image ...
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Old scanner compatibility with Yosemite?

I have an old scanner a UMAX Astra 6400 which I can't get my newly upgraded Yosemite system to register. I'm using the FireWire 400 interface and the scanner is powering on correctly. I think it ...
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“Import from Scanner” greyed out in Preview app

I have a Canon Pixma MG6300 printer/scanner for which I properly installed the drivers. I know it is supposed to show in the Preview app under File > Import from Scanner. This menu item, however, ...
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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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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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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 in ...
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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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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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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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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 ...