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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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How to always run a workflow when scanning a document?

I want to tag every file that I scan with a 'Scan' tag. I successfully wrote the shell script that does the tagging part, but now I am struggling to start it when scanning my documents. Here is what ...
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Any program that can automatically split photos in one scan?

I am about to scan my photo collection. To save time, I would like to scan multiple photos at once. How can I automate the splitting of photos in a single scan?
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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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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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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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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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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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Scanning a ton of pictures [closed]

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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iPad app to convert multiple photos to a single pdf

Does anyone know an app to convert multiple photos from the iPad Camera Roll into a single PDF? Alternatively, an app that lets you take photos with the iPad camera and saves them into a single PDF ...
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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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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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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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“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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What scriptable OCR Software exists on OSX for a paperless office [duplicate]

I'm planning to get a paperless office and for that, I a need good scriptable piece of OCR for OS X? I've read a blogpost by Marco Arment about a few programs. Are there any workable ones there that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Reducing the size of a black-and-white scanned pdf

I have a 352 page pdf that is a scan of a black-and-white text. The file size is 60.9 MB, which seems excessively large too me. (Is it indeed?) Is there an easy way to convert this file to a more ...
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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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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 ...