How can I convert my 800 page book into a PDF?
Before I rmend book scanner to you let me briefly introduce scanners available in the market. Generally there are 4 s of scanners. 1. Flatbed Scanner This is the mostmon scanner you may find in the market. Advantage High accuracy via CCD scanning Disadvantage Slow speed with black line on central seam Price range Dozens of dollars to several thousands of dollars Brands Canon HP EPSON and etc. 2. Zero Margins Scanner An advanced version of flatbed scanner. Advantage High accuracy via CCD scanning. Scanning results are not affected by book binding. No black line on central seam Disadvantage Still slow speed. Price range Dozens of dollars to several thousands of dollars Brands Ditto. 3. Sheet-Fed Scanner Scanner with high speed. Advantage Add sheets aromatically. Some advanced version device can operate two sides simultaneously. Free of manual operations. Scan speed can reach 3 pages Disadvantage Need to unbind which means to damage books. If scanning pages in different formats thickness ure it may cause paper jam. Price range Several hundreds to several thousands of dollars Brands Ditto. 4. Book Scanner Tailored for book and document scanning. Advantage CMOS scanning. Easy to operate. Turn page and scan. And fast. Disadvantage Pretty expensive and cumbersome. Price range Several thousands of dollars (even up to tens of thousands of dollars) Brands BOOKEYE ZEUTSCHEL Atiz and etc. In short affordable scanners can be difficult to use but practical ones are extremely expensive. If an individual wants to scan a book quickly what the best choice? Ill rmend CZUR Smart Book Scanner . (PS Im interest-related) CZUR Book & Document Scanner with Smart OCR for Mac and Windows Electronics s=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=154182444&sr=1-1&keywords=czur It a smart book scanner. Fast and affordable. Find some key features here The World s First Flattening Curve - No need to unbind Fast Scanning Speed - Scan a 3-page book in 7 min OCR - Convert s 788 1376 master_ s zoomable s 3456 5184 master_ s zoomable s 422 8 master_ s zoomable processing mode( based on what youre going to scan) 5. Turn the page and Scan! When scanning you may check the preview s 66 1269 master_ s zoomable s in to editable files. So you may choose to form Word Searchable PDF(can search copy and paste in PDF files). Done!
How fast do the machines that OCR checks operate?
This can vary on the hardware anywhere from 6 check images per minute to the high-end ones that now do 18-2 checks per minute. I have personally interacted with Canon Scanners only. I am sure there are other hardware vendors out there. Office Equipment Check Scanners
Scanning Documents: I am looking for a 2-sided scanner that does OCR and saves as PDF with the text searchable. What scanner hardware & software combination should I buy?
I rmend checking out PDF Reader s by Kdan mobile - it a mobile app that can turn any paper document into a scan and a searchable PDF with files that you can edit with OCR. There no need to buy actual scanning hardware all you need to do is to install the app on your phone and get scanning. PDF Reader includes other very useful tools for when ites to working with PDFs - you can sign documents easily and on the go accessing and transferring of files is quick between the devices and from the cloud of your choice you can also create and edit PDF annotations - highlighting striking out or underlining. Scrolling through your PDFs is smooth and easy and the viewing experience in general is very pleasant - you can change the background from day to night or to sepia. The viewing and storing is not limited to PDFs you can work with all kinds of documents including audio video and image files. There are lots of other features thate with this app and overall I personally find it very easy to use and highly useful. Disclaimer I am part of Kdan team and my answers might be a bit biased.
Is there any camscanner-like app for Mac OSX?
Updated Let Cut-to-the-chase You have a couple of Options on Mac Devices. A. Most Popular EZ MOBILE Method - Use your iPhone or iPad in 169 Photo ratio Mode to shoot Photos of Documents s and Things. Caveat For Architects & Artists - You can setup a mini-studio in a small BR or large closet by downloading the Light Box - Illuminator Viewer App to your iPad And then use your iPhone to take Hi-Res Images. B. For iMAC users - There LightBox 1.1. and the Visualizer 1.7. app. The Visualizer 1.7. App - is interesting because you have Options as to the Type of USB Cams you can attach to the iMac. Has many Controls & Options including Live Streaming to YouTube; which is Way Cool! C. This amon option for those who have a Stand-alone USB scanner - USE a Printer (ie Epson or HP) - that will Scan your Image or Document into a PDF or JPEG or PNG File. Click on TOOLS from top menu. Push the Saturation Arrow all the way to the LEFT. You may use the Contrast setting to make the Lettering a bit Darker. Save ordered-list
Is Evernote's "Scannable" App able to scan as effectively as an inkjet/scanner printer such as a Canon MG5220?
Define effectively. If you use scannable in a good light on a good quality document against a contrasting background all standard content should be recognised and the document will be fully indexed and searchable. AFAIK that index is not 'portable' though. Copy the image from the note and what you have is a limited resolution picture not a searchable document. Use a good quality scanner with the option to scan to 'searchable' PDF files (ie do your own OCR locally) and the file remains searchable in or out of Evernote. If you need to reuse pictures you'll be able to scan pages up to the limit of your patience - an A4 6DPI full colour scan can take a while. The scannable app is free and pretty effective however. You pays your money...
What are the document misfeed rates for automatic document feeders on scanners?
I have a Fujitsu Snapscan. Misfeed rate on this kind of material would be maybe one page in every 5 or so. If the rollers were new (they are consumable items) misfeeds would be much less. I have also used production scanners like the Canon DR-68. Given new rollers and so on I say these are more reliable than the more consumer oriented machines like the Snapscan. The probability of a misfeed should be about the same on the first page the middle or the very last. To detect an intentional page removal scan the document stack three times best if you have three scanners with three operators. OCR each page. Use a similarity metric e.g. Euclidian vector distance to estimate whether each page of each digitized stack is the same. OCR is unreliable so verbatimparison of each page to the others will fail. If one of the stack starts to diverge keep going with the other matching two. If this finishes then that the stack set trustable for content analysis. If all three diverge then you need better scanners and operators. Start over. By the way justparing page counts among each digitized candidate stack is insufficent for obvious reasons. Run the missing page analysis on the final trusted digitized stack. If the document pages have sequence numbers of some sort e.g. page or paragraph numbers then this is relatively easy to do automatically. Again however OCR is unreliable so some minor human filtering will be necessary. Ive had to do something close to this. Miserable experience.
What is the best way to use Evernote and scan documents into my account?
The platform you choose to do your importing from is quite important. Scanners should offer a higher resolution than mobile devices and resolution can be important for reading the scanned content but sometimes snapping an Forumla P-15 Doxie Fujitsu ScanSnap and LexMark SmartSolution MFPs have an option to scan direct to Evernote. If you don't have the option to use such a scanner then scanning from a desktopputer and setting an auto import directory (Windows this is built into Evernote OS X you can use a script - ) speeds up the process of getting the scans into Evernote. On the Mac you could even script it to prompt you for the notebook and tags at import. If you want to shell out a bit of cash you could buy software like OfficeDrop's ScanDrop to provide this functionality. The Fujitsu ScanSnap software also allows for OCR of PDF creations direct into Evernote so this might be worth the investment in terms of creating based over pure s (to remove any perspective) and to adjust the colours contrast and light balance in the as 'readable' as possible - not only for me but also for Evernote's in-built image OCR. My own personal choice currently (and it has varied as new apps have be available) on iOS is CamScanner+ but many other apps offer similar features and the range on Android is vast (and I think I have about three free apps that work similarly on my Android device).
I've seen the adverts for NeatReceipts on SkyMall. I've given myself a budget of $1000 for a double sided scanner that works with Mac. What's the best one, for the price?
I'd suggest there are a few things you should consider in making a choice 1) If you want to scan books you'll need a flatbed scanner or a wand scanner. There are also scanners that use a camera looking down on the desk surface but I've not seen any that impress me. Some flatbeds incorporate ADF (automatic document feed) for multiple sheets but they are not truly duplex (scanning both sides of the sheet at once). There are software solutions that will arrange the front sheets if you pass the paper through twice however. 2) You also give up a lot of desk space with a flatbed. Wand scanners are very portable but have their own issues with quality and are duplex. 3) Just as important is what you do with the data after you scan. Do you want to store it locally share it with someone store in the cloud? Process the data and extract ? etc. If you want OCR you generally need at least 2DPI resolution and 3 is preferable. If you want the absolute most versatile solution I'd look for a flatbed with an ADF. You can almost certainly find what you need for less than $1K (AFAIK Neat does not offer one of these Fujitsu HP Canon might have one that is MACpatible). If you think efficiency or portability are more important think about how much you really need to scan books vs. sheets because this has a lot of implications for the of hardware you can use. I hope this helps. Full disclosure - I work for apany that makes scanners and cloud-based scanning management solutions (DCT). Karl Etzel (CMO at DCT)
What is the best price for a printer/fax/scanner?
Hard to respond to this as the question is the classic How long is a piece of string? There are a huge number of different functions an All-in-one device can do so the market is equally vast. What you need to do is re-think your question and nail down the specification. Do you want to print colour? Similarly are scanned materials going to be documents (is OCR required) photos (reasonable or high quality) or even negatives? Will the printer be used regularly or left for long* periods without use (*read weeks+) Have you considered connectivity options (iPhone direct printing? Wireless? Networking? etc...) n.... and last but not least... What budget will you have for consumables (inks)? Will you be prepared to consider refilling rely on third party consumables continuous ink supply systems etc... This is a very long winded way of saying that the physical pounds dollars pence or insert preferred currency here are just a VERY small part of the whole equation. For my money though If you were happy with document grade colour inkjet then look at some of the Brother models pre-chipped for budget consciousness output. If you want mono (black & white) output then go with a higher price low consumable cost laser. For high quality photo grade scanners then look to the older Canon MP99 or similar or better yet consider separate scanner units as AIO's often aren't up to the job. Don't forget that you can get connectivity separately too in the form of routers printservers apps etc... to handle wireless networking or even smartphone access.n But there is no one answer... But expanding costs into the proper multi-dimensions of money time (knowledge skill longevity research) and space will help you enormously.