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scanner with document feeder, b/w images encoded as GIF or PNG or equiv.

I need to scan a bunch of documents that are mostly simple black/white or grayscale text, lines, etc. I'm probably going to just buy a sheet-fed scanner, and I'd like recommendations for that. I'm hoping for a solution that will automatically generate PDFs with the included scanned images encoded as GIFs or PNGs or similar, since they will mostly be black/white or grayscale, which compresses much more cleanly with these formats. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Aug 12, 2013 - 16 answers

Free or Low Cost OCR Solutions?

Does anyone have any recommendations for a free or low cost solution that will let me scan to searchable PDF using OCR? [more inside]
posted by soy_renfield on May 28, 2013 - 10 answers

New scanner, same settings, PDFs 4x bigger. WTF?

New network scanner/copier. Scanned files (PDF) are 4x larger than old model for same settings. What? Why? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Mar 23, 2011 - 9 answers

How can I best transfer all of my paper to the cloud and make it searchable?

How can I best transfer all of my paper to the cloud and make it searchable? [more inside]
posted by allfortheBoss on Jun 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Free/Open Source Scan-to-PDF Software?

What's the best free or open source software (for Windows XP) which will scan multiple pages in a row and output a PDF with zero fuss? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Nov 3, 2009 - 3 answers

Can a Canon PIXMA MP610 do the same thing as a Fujitsu ScanSnap s510?

My wife just won a Canon PIXMA MP610 printer/scanner. (We have not received it yet.) Can this machine do the paper-digitizing magic of a Fujitsu ScanSnap s510 scanner? Perhaps with additional software? If not, exactly what is it we'd be missing?
posted by winston on Oct 14, 2008 - 7 answers

I need recommendations for a good scanner.

I need recommendations for a scanner that will scan documents into black-and-white PDF files in a quick, clear and crisp fashion. I am also interested in hearing of any brands to avoid. [more inside]
posted by invisible ink on Oct 19, 2007 - 8 answers

pdf unpaper 'ed

The unix program 'unpaper' was recently recommended for cleaning up artifacts on scanned images. Unfortunately it doesn't natively do pdfs, only "pnm family" -- pbm, pgm and ppm formats. [more inside]
posted by acro on May 16, 2007 - 10 answers

How to automate searchable PDF creation with automatic document feeder, PaperPort and OmniPage?

How can I automate PDF creation with my automatic document feeder, ScanSoft PaperPort and OmniPage? I need to have PDFs that look like the original document and are searchable (not image only). [more inside]
posted by ideaguy on Feb 1, 2007 - 9 answers

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