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Author Topic: scanning sofware  (Read 1895 times)

kalos

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scanning sofware
« on: May 02, 2012, 05:02:34 AM »
hello!

I use the scanner software that the scanner was shipped with, but it too much verbose, it asks me to click a button in order to create a pdf, after I have scanned a page (while it should just do it automatically) etc

I have used AHK to try to automate it, without much success, because its GUI is troublesome

anyway, is there a software to replace it, but fully compatible, without interfering with scanning quality and speed, but more customizable and handy than this one?

thanks!

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Re: scanning sofware
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2012, 06:32:46 AM »
Hi kalos - if you mean scanning to PDF - I use both/either Scan2PDF or WinScan2PDF.

They are perhaps not the best but simple and rapid.
.: I use K-Meleon - the browser you can control - but I love Pale Moon too :.

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Re: scanning sofware
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2012, 06:34:45 AM »
thanks

I need the proper term to search for such software, or better, a webpage with a comparison of them

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Re: scanning sofware
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2012, 07:44:01 AM »
Old thread (that I started) link here:
Software for use with scanner?
- might still give you a couple of ideas of the kinds of software that is on offer e.g. PaperPort which is about scanning *and* document management, but costs accordingly. But lots of other small/smaller softwares. I didnt find anything I was very happy with but I had different requiremants to you.
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Re: scanning sofware
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2012, 04:35:55 AM »
I am basically interested in as solution that will scan the paper and save it as pdf in a standard specific folder, with just clicking the scan button, without any questions, GUIs, dialog boxes, confirmations, etc

(in case filename already exists, just rename)

thanks

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Re: scanning sofware
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2012, 06:13:25 AM »
I've downloaded iCopy from source forge but think that's more aimed at making a photocopier of your scanner
http://graphicssoft....opy.sourceforge.net/

iCopy at sourceforge.net
iCopy, as mentioned by Tomos, has a command line interface and it can write directly to a pdf "printer" or file.
It may be able to do what you want if the print dialog is suppressed.


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Re: scanning sofware
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2012, 06:17:14 AM »
Can I suggest my Screenshot Captor tool -- though primarily for screenshot taking, has a very straightforward minimal interaction Scanning feature set that includes save-to-pdf in predefined folder.

You can watch a video demonstrating the Scanning features in Screenshot Captor here: http://www.donationc...c/3ds/sc13/sc13.html
« Last Edit: May 03, 2012, 11:23:43 PM by mouser »

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Re: scanning sofware
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2012, 10:32:38 AM »
Can I suggest my Screenshot Captor tool -- though primarily for screenshot taking, as a very straightforward minimal interaction Scanning feature set that includes save-to-pdf in predefined folder.

You can watch a video demonstrating the Scanning features in Screenshot Captor here: http://www.donationc...c/3ds/sc13/sc13.html

very interesting, thanks! we have the same scanner as well :D

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Re: scanning sofware
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2012, 01:48:27 PM »
awesome stuff  :Thmbsup:
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Re: scanning sofware
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2012, 03:01:58 AM »
I think I need something specific:

I want to click the scan button and display a list of icons that will execute specific procedures, without any more clicks:

- scan, split to pages and save to predefined folder
- scan and email to predefined email
- scan and watermark
etc

any idea?
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