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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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Preview arbitrarily breaks up scans into multiple PDFs, Image Capture does not?

I'm running macOS 14.1 (23B74). I have a Canon MF656Cdw. I find if I scan from the document feeder using Preview, it will sometimes break up the scan into separate PDFs in a way that's, well, ...
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What Applications can use to scan? [closed]

What Applications other than the Image Capture can be used to scan documents with a scanner? The drivers for the scanner are installed, but I wonder if there is any good macos Application out there ...
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Scanned document on Sonoma not modifiable

My usual workflow when I scan a text document is to correct colors and play with contract to reduce their file size. However, since I upgraded to Sonoma, I find that whatever image I scan, to whatever ...
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Onyx File System check has taken 5 hours so far 😮

Mac Mini M1 macOS 13.5.2 2TB Internal SSD 2TB External SSD Onyx 4.4.3 I've always had good results running the usual Maintenance scan of Onyx. This time, however, it reported a problem with the disk ...
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M2 MacBook Pro cannot scan BLE devices

I have some devices BLE (based on ESP32-S3) that do not appear on the bluetooth scan list of my M2 MacBook Pro but I can see them using a PC. This is my MacBook bluetooth system report: Bluetooth ...
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Canon LiDE 220 scanner issues under macOS Ventura

I have two macOS systems, one on Monterey (Intel) and one on Ventura (Apple Silicon), both with latests updates etc. I also have a Canon LiDE 220 scanner. On the Monterey system this scanner works ...
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Brother MFC scanner not recognized on one computer

I have multiple Macs at home. I have a Brother MFC L8850CDW. On all the computers except for one, this printer is recognized as a scanner by Apple's Brother print driver. I can't figure out why this ...
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Hard copy photos to image files using Files iphone app?

I have a large collection of old family photos (1000s of them). I need to get these into individual image files for a portrait project. I have an iphone and a mac, nothing else available to me. I ...
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When I want to use the scanner on macOS Ventura, it is necessary to remove and re-add the printer

I own a Samsung Xpress SL-C480W Multifunction Printer, which is connected through WiFi. Since updating my OS to macOS Ventura a couple of months ago, I have been encountering an interesting issue with ...
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Loosing scan funtion of HP printer when re-boot system or signing out

Mac Mini M1 (16GB mem, 1 TB ssd) running Ventura 13.2.1 Printer HP Laser jet 100 colorMFP M175nw (Print and Scan functions) Installed printer driver version is 3.0 (automatically retrieved from the ...
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Brother printer on Mac scanner function no longer works

I have a Brother MFC-2740DW that I have been using for many years. For over a year I have had it connected to the local network via wifi. It has a scanner function, which I normally use via the ...
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How to get a bitmap from a scan in Apple Notes

I love the scanning capability of Apple Notes, it does a great job of squaring up the images, and the black and white seems to have a good adaptive thresholding algorithm. But, I can't find any way to ...
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Notes app: search inside scanned document

How do I get to the detailed search result within a camera scanned document in the Notes app? If I create a note on my iPhone, and use the camera to "scan" a document, it looks like the ...
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Preview increases the size of a tiff file created by epson scanner when manipulating it and saving

I have an Epson scanner and i have scanned a photo to my mac book pro. I am running macOS BigSur 11.6.7. Finder is showing the size of the resulting .tiff file as 6.2mb. I wanted to select a portion ...
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WiFi connected scanners: Failed to open a connection to the device (-21345)

Lately my Mac cannot connect to any scanners. I get this error message every time I open the system scan tool on any of the connected scanners: Failed to open a connection to the device (-21345) I've ...
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Force Preview to Live Text a PDF?

I have scanned a document and turned it into a PDF. When I open that PDF in Preview, I would have expected all of the text in the doc to be selectable via Live Text, but it's not. However, if I take a ...
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How to use an old HP Scanjet g4010 scanner with macOS Monterey 12.3.1?

I have an old HP scanner (HP Scanjet g4010) and I would like to use it with the macOS 12.3.1 Monterey. I tried to download the drivers but it still doesn't work. Because I have seen that there are ...
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Scan a QR code with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Per the directions: How to scan a QR code with the Camera app Open the Camera app from the Home Screen, Control Centre or Lock Screen. Select the rear-facing camera. Hold your device so that the QR ...
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Why does my M1 Mac not see my Network Printer/Scanner?

I have a Samsung SCX-4828FN network printer which on my older Intel Mac's are able to detect both as Printer and Scanner. When I open Image Capture, the scanner is dispalyed. On my new M1 MBP however, ...
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macOS - scanned document not showing properly in Notes.app

I was on macOS 12.1 and iOS 15.2, and scanned a document in Notes on my iPhone and it showed up on my Mac like this: The scanned doc wasn't showing a preview and didn't open when I double clicked on ...
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iOS 14: How do I scan/check my vaccination QR code without a redirect to Apple's Health app page?

Scanning the QR code in the default iOS camera app redirects to Apple's Health App webpage instead of properly opening the link contained in the code. Worse, it doesn't provide any option to scan/open ...
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Photos has been "stuck" scanning people's faces for several weeks [duplicate]

On all of my devices (Macbook, iPad, iPhone), when I go to Photos -> People, I am greeted with this message: I don't know how long this has been happening for, but I first noticed this about a ...
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Scanner of HP Laserjet Pro MFP m177fw incompatible with Big Sur

I can install the HP Laserjet Pro MFP m177fw on macOS Mojave with the default installation (just click + on Printers and Scanners and follow the steps). Then I see Print and Scan tabs, and an Open ...
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Printers & Scanners not showing scan tab for Officejet Pro 8600

On my old Macbook Pro with macOS 10.14, Printers & Scanners under System Preferences would show: Now on my new M1 Macbook Pro with macOS 12.0.1, I see no "Scan" tab: I went to HP's ...
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HP OfficeJet 9025 Scan to Network Folder gives me "Incorrect Credentials" but OfficeJet 8600 works

I've had an HP OfficeJet 8600 for years with a Scan to Network Folder profile that will save the scanned file directly to a shared folder (shared as Scans Local) on my Mac. I just got a new HP ...
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Residual microsoft data on my iphone?

I'm trying to scan some important documents using my iPhone 11. The built in scanner (in e.g. Notes) doesn't seem to allow me to use a wide view so I'm having to resort to Microsoft Lens. Being the ...
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Brother Printer works as a printer but not as a scanner

The original question applied to printer model Brother HL-2280DW on Big Sur. But the question (and answer!) apply to other Brother printer models and other MacOS versions. Is there a way to get the ...
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How to troubleshoot Canon scanner no longer scanning via image capture?

I have a Canon MF4770n printer/scanner connected via Ethernet to the home network, and a Mac running Mac OS 10.14.6. Previously (for years), I could open Image Capture and choose the scanner and ...
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For scanning images, what are the functional differences between Preview and Image Capture?

I know that for Preview I can annotate an image or scan. And I know that for Image Capture I can have it capture images from a device like a camera. But, specific to just the scanning aspect, are ...
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Non-admin user cannot access scanner

I have a Brother scanner / printer connected via USB to a MacBook Pro. I'm using a plain user account that does not have admin rights for daily work. Scanning works nicely for an admin user but not ...
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Showing previously scanned page when scanning several pages

The scanner window allows us to combine multiple pages in a single PDF document. However, unless one clicks the Overview button before every scanning, the last scanned page is not displayed on the ...
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SMB Port 139 not enabled on Mac OS 10.15 Catalina

I'm trying to share a folder on my local network in order to use a scanner that can upload files over SMB protocol towards a Mac Catalina 10.15. My Mac is on my local network with IP address 192.168.1....
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Attempting to install HP LaserJet on macOS, no DMG

I want to install an HP LaserJet Pro M1536 Multifunction Printer on macOS 10.15 Catalina. The printer already works with AirPrint. I'm attempting to setup the scanner. I can not find .dmg, only HP ...
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Why does Files create such large scans?

I scanned 24 pages on latest iOS, creating a 200 MB pdf. With Ghostscript and QPDF with default-like flags, I compressed it to 11 MB. Is there a way to remove bloat from the PDF created from scanned ...
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Scanner not appearing in macOS 10.13 High Sierra over network

My multifunction Printer / Scanner doesn't have any scanning functions available under macOS 10.13 High Sierra while connected over network. The scanner function worked over network under macOS 10.10 ...
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Apple MacBook Pro M1 , Scanner not opening

I have recently added Canon TS3100 series printer on my MacBook Pro M1. When I am trying to launch the Scanner, nothing happens and I had to fall back to other devices for initiating the scan. I have ...
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Scanning External Drives (USB keys in particular) before mounting them

I need your help: it happens quite often to me that I have to mount drives coming from the most diverse sources and, sometimes, with quite a high risk of being infected with god knows what. As a ...
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How can I find the metadata of a file in Scanner app?

I am a teacher, and I am trying to verify the date and time when a student took a particular photo. The student has an iPhone (unknown model and OS version) and used the Scanner app by Luni to take ...
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How can the colour profile be selected for images generated by Image Capture?

I'm scanning photos using the Image Capture app and would like it to generate images with a colour space/profile other than sRGB, which it seems to default to. There doesn't appear to be any way to ...
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All older printers are not working in macOS v11 (Big Sur)

Equipment: Brother MFC-8890DW and Brother MFC-9320CW I suspect it will work on: All older printers with Big Sur! On upgrade to Big Sur, I found that my 8-year old expensive Brother MFC printers would ...
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HP Easy Scan - "HP Scanner 3" will damage your computer

I have been using a HP Envy 4500 printer with my iMac for 2 years using HP Easy Scan - with no issues. Today I tried to scan a document, when I press the "scan" button on the app a pop-up ...
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How can I scan from my Canon Pixma MP140 to Mojave?

I tried using Image Capture, but there are no devices found. I tried using Preview, but the "Import from Scanner" menu item is greyed out. I also tried this answer with no luck. Then I tried using ...
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How to scan a a QR code that is on your screen?

Does anyone know how to scan a QR code that is on your screen? I am reading a online book with a QR codes and it is to much of a hassle to take another device to scan the codes.
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iOS MAC address randomization for personal hotspots

On my friend's iPhone (not sure which one but presumably a recent version) when she creates a personal hotspot, there's a program running on her computer that scans all WLAN networks around it and it ...
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MacBook is attacked but can't find any threats

Recently, I was installing an unofficial software on my mac. It's a mistake, I know, but I was so confident that I can register if something is going wrong. Coming to the point, I give the ...
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Scan Mac OS SSD from a Windows PC for malware

I have an issue with a Macbook Pro and was told to scan the SSD for malware. My other computer is a Windows computer. So I connected the SSD of the mac via USB externally to my Windows PC. As (more or ...
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Why does Image Capture scan tiff files with different compression formats?

I'm scanning some old family photos using Image Capture. I want a lossless image using TIFF and LZW compression. What I'm seeing, thanks to the tiffutil -info <file> command, is that the .tiff ...
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When scanning a url/phone number qr code, is there anyway to force the iPhone to show 'Copy' menu only instead of asking opening browser?

For example, when scan a url qr code with iPhone, the iPhone usually asks you to open browser with Safari (or ask you to dial a call if the qr code is a phone number), which is different from plain ...
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canon mg5520 can't connect to my MacBook pro no scan ability

I can print just fine, I can not scan from mg5520 I've even tried to go through image garden and the "scan" area is greyed out. I’ve removed some software that I didn’t make note of I reloaded my ...
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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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