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Quick Way to Scan 100 In-Progress Web Pages

I'm working on a project where I'm building out 100 texty web pages, all with the same format, but different content within that format. I frequently need to zip through some or all of these pages, to scan for problems, incompleteness, special cases, etc. I'd like a non-clumsy way to do this scanning. [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Aug 9, 2016 - 12 answers

Transcription. Lots and lots of transcription.

I have scanned copies of 60 documents that I need transcribed. It's 1,318 pages in total, single-space typed, with each page a separate JPG. I usually self-transcribe stuff like this, but this is a bit more than I want to take on. What are my options for getting this done without breaking the bank? [more inside]
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Aug 1, 2016 - 14 answers

How best to digitize old documents, photos and clippings?

I'm looking into the options for getting a sports club archive online. The archive consists of a couple of thousand documents, photos and newspaper clippings, stretching back a few decades. They are currently held in loose leaf folders, each item pasted onto an A4 page. I have a scanner and could scan them all, but am wondering if there is a better solution, as this would take a lot of time. They won't go through a feeder without damage. [more inside]
posted by zingzangzung on Oct 20, 2015 - 4 answers

Best service to scan and archive old photo albums?

In preparation for my wedding, we've been going through some family photos. We've been able to scan some of them, but others are too large or awkward to fit onto our scanner. Can you recommend a service that will scan and digitize these albums for us, while keeping them intact? More inside. [more inside]
posted by gchucky on Aug 10, 2015 - 1 answer

Freeware document scanning program for Canon Pixma MG7520?

I'm looking for a good, free, feature-rich, third-party document scanning program that's compatible with the Canon Pixma MG7520 and Windows 8.1. Do you have a recommendation? [more inside]
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The on Apr 18, 2015 - 2 answers

What is this medical referral saying in english?

The referral states: CT brain no contrast - pt with h/o head trauma 2nd to MVA 10 years ago. Huh??? Why don't they write this stuff in english? What the hell are all these anagrams?
posted by manderin on Mar 11, 2015 - 10 answers

Does Bone Swell after a fall? Taking a CT Scan after a fall.

I'm supposed to take a CT scan tomorrow (the supposedly lower radiation cone beam one) to check to see the symmetry of the jaws. But I hit my chin really badly last night and my face is all swollen now. I'm not sure if only soft tissue swells after a fall or if bone is affected too. Will this affect the result of the scan? Will my Jaws line up differently than normal on the scan due to swelling?
posted by rancher on Feb 2, 2015 - 8 answers

Viable Electronic Engineering job - Product Development Engineer?

Recently got offered a new job in the area of electronic engineering (I think anyway!).... [more inside]
posted by b3vcard on Jan 18, 2015 - 3 answers

Apple Products and Virus Protection

Just wondering if I should be doing more to protect my Apple Products for viruses and malware, etc. Should I be more proactive? [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Jul 2, 2014 - 17 answers

Audobon's "Birds of America" but for flowers

I am looking for a book that has large, high-quality illustrations of flowers. [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on May 8, 2014 - 11 answers

Fingerprint scanner as a USB device

Hmm. You know how barcode scanners are sort of like a keyboard when connected via USB - if you scan a barcode it will just "type" that string of text into whatever you're doing just as if you'd used the keyboard? [more inside]
posted by dance on Sep 4, 2013 - 8 answers

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

Streamlining the scanning of a bunch of photos

I have a box of several hundred old photos that I would like to scan in relatively high quality and in an efficient manner. What would be the most ideal hardware/software combo for OS X? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Jun 14, 2013 - 10 answers

best iphone scanner apps?

I have a lot of vintage paper. Photo albums, fashion magazines, random ephemera-- and a lot of it can't go in a flatbed scanner. I found an iPhone app called SmartScan that lets me photograph pages and corrects for tilt, but the resulting scans aren't as high-quality as my iPhone 5 is capable of. There are a ton of scanner apps out there, but I want the one that lets you capture the highest-res images. Any recommendations?
posted by nonasuch on Apr 16, 2013 - 9 answers

Best way to make publication-quality, digital images of my artwork?

I need to convert 16 pages of 14" x 17" artwork into digital images to submit to a book publisher. What is the best way to make high-quality digital copies of my artwork? [more inside]
posted by Nematoda on Jan 29, 2013 - 6 answers

Long-range scanners show no life signs on board, Captain.

I recently encountered a health doodad, and I would like to know what approximate percentage of it was bulls#%$. [more inside]
posted by Scattercat on Nov 18, 2012 - 7 answers

Functional MRI?

The fMRI (functional MRI) is primarily used in research; can I get one done for clinical reasons? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Sep 19, 2012 - 11 answers

Who will scan my books for cheap?

Is cheap book-scanning available to consumers yet? I'd like to get a few hundred books scanned, to save space, destructive OK. AskMe hasn't addressed this for a couple of years, and I'm hoping folks know - and ideally have personally experience with - what the best options are these days.
posted by caitlinb on Sep 1, 2012 - 4 answers

Software to transpose non-digital music?

Is there free or affordable software that can transpose scanned sheet music? [more inside]
posted by lemoncakeisalie on May 5, 2012 - 8 answers

Turning thousands of loose-leaf papers into dozens of PDFs

I have a few thousand pages of documentation I'd like to digitize and organize, eventually making a series of PDFs out of them. Can you help me make this task less painful? [more inside]
posted by subject_verb_remainder on Apr 5, 2012 - 8 answers

My scanner scans forever but doesn't save the scans.

Help! I need to scan these watercolors ASAP and this damn thing's not working. I'm using an HP Photosmart 4400 and a Mac. [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Feb 27, 2012 - 9 answers

How to scan from foamcore.

I have a poster of great sentimental value mounted on foamcore that I'd like to scan and make a couple of copies of for some family members. How do I get this to happen? [more inside]
posted by sciencegeek on Feb 8, 2012 - 4 answers

Recommendation for a 35mm Scanning Workstation in NYC?

Can anyone recommend a place where I can scan 35mm slides on my own at a workstation in NYC? [more inside]
posted by Digital_Man on Dec 31, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me make Twonky 2.0 before Christmas?

Help! Do you own the new edition of RoboRally and either a good scanner or a nice camera and tripod? [more inside]
posted by 256 on Dec 22, 2011 - 4 answers

How to digitize my life?

Digitizing just about everything: anyone done it before? Pitfalls? [more inside]
posted by stenoboy on Dec 17, 2011 - 11 answers

Can I put my worries aside for Christmas?

How can I put off worrying about my health enough to enjoy the holidays? Also, what should I ask my second-opinion doctor? (A couple icky details inside) [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Dec 13, 2011 - 28 answers

Digitize my rollodex!

What are my best options for digitizing a large collection of business cards? Bonus points for being able to integrate into MS Outlook. [more inside]
posted by bonehead on Nov 3, 2011 - 4 answers

Converting VHS to digital and then editing it

When converting my childhood VHS tapes to digital, what format should I be using? How can I trim the length of (avi,mpg,mov,etc) video files without losing quality? And do you have any recommendations for local video store vs scancafe.com vs digmypics.com? [more inside]
posted by Nickel on Oct 30, 2011 - 6 answers

Epson Shcam.

Is there a way to run an annoying program (Epson Scan in this instance) so that it doesn't obliterate your desktop? Any way to force it to use less processing power? [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Oct 27, 2011 - 19 answers

Remote Offline Malware Scan

Remote offline malware scan; What would be the best tool / technique to complete such a scan correctly & completely? [more inside]
posted by Pontifex on Oct 20, 2011 - 6 answers

Please to hope me select a new printer.

Please help me choose a new printer for my Mac-based home office. My current printer is a Brother DCP 7020 black and white laser printer I got in, I think, 2005, and it finally seems to be about to go. I need good and fast duplex printing, a decent flatbed scanner, and good/fast photocopying. Should I move to inkjet?? Should I get something with wireless networking?? More specifics within! [more inside]
posted by pupstocks on Oct 1, 2011 - 8 answers

I want my own skull... on the computer.

I want my own skull... on the computer. [more inside]
posted by darkgroove on Aug 10, 2011 - 12 answers

How to scan needlework

How can I make a print of a piece of needlework? [more inside]
posted by chickaboo on Aug 8, 2011 - 3 answers

Do I need to keep original paper documents?

Do I need to keep the original paper copy of my "Certificate of Insurance", and other documents? [more inside]
posted by antiquark on Jun 11, 2011 - 7 answers

Free Mac OCR/E-book software/toolchain

How can I get from paper to e-books for free on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by tellumo on May 22, 2011 - 7 answers

The Cockroach of the Internet

My parents seem to have a fairly stubborn Trojan on their computer that periodically will forcibly install various Facebook-related apps. They don't even USE Facebook; but I check my own account when I visit them (about twice a year). I've just run Malware Bytes and run their Norton; Malware picked something up and killed it, but then it tried to install something again and I ran Norton, but that only found one cookie. Help?
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Apr 23, 2011 - 16 answers

How do I remove print artifacts from a scan?

Removing colour print dithering artifacts from scanned image/map? How? [more inside]
posted by flexiverse on Apr 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Plz help me determine if my puter is infected.

Malware. WIN7. Walked back into my house after UPS delivery gave me package, checked email, "Oh, look -- UPS is tracking the delivery. Cool." And I not only opened the email but clicked on the executable. [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue on Mar 23, 2011 - 16 answers

Femur? I hardly ... um ...

How can I get an accurate physical model (object) of my femur? [more inside]
posted by komara on Mar 1, 2011 - 9 answers

Scanning family photos: The Best Way.

What is the best way to digitize old family photos yourself? [more inside]
posted by Carius on Nov 17, 2010 - 12 answers

Help Me Convert Hard Copy Data to Excel

Scanning, Excel, data input help needed. I need to convert info from a lot of hard copy bank statements into a an excel spreadsheet. Have tried scanning directly into xls and it results in a disorganized mess. Have tried to cut and paste from scan created pdf but it will not allow. Please help in automating this process and making my life a much happier place. [more inside]
posted by mbx on Nov 10, 2010 - 9 answers

Where to scan positive film in Pittsburgh?

I am in Pittsburgh with some old MRI film that needs to be scanned. Anyone know a place in the Downtown/Oakland/Squirrel Hill area I can go to do this? [more inside]
posted by isnotchicago on Jun 9, 2010 - 5 answers

Virus virus everywhere

I think our network as a virus, but virus scanners say no. [more inside]
posted by eas98 on May 24, 2010 - 19 answers

Digitizing family photos while balancing time investment and quality.

I'm planning to digitize my family photos foregoing the scanner route and opting for the snap with a digicam route. I've done some tests and am satisfied with the quality, but before I start the assembly line I'm looking for photography tips to make this work nicely as I know little about photograpy. [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop on May 8, 2010 - 11 answers

Scanner for family photographs

Help me pick the right scanner for scanning family photos. [more inside]
posted by shamash on May 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Something besides insurance fraud.

What should we do with over 10,000 pictures of food? [more inside]
posted by infinitefloatingbrains on Apr 26, 2010 - 14 answers

Digitize THIS

A friend is looking for a company or service to scan in 20 boxes of random art, journals and material over the next year while she's in Korea. Where would you go? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Apr 22, 2010 - 4 answers

X-ray photo of a cat?

Where can I get hold of a high-resolution (300dpi or better), print-quality digital copy of a radiograph (ie., x-ray photo) of a complete cat's body? I'm looking for something like this one at Getty Images, although preferably one taken from the side, like this or this. I have found several decent detail photos via Flickr and Google Images, but what I'm looking for needs to be a complete image. Getty and other stock photo providers are hideously expensive, and this is for a personal pet project of sorts (no pun intended), and not something I am able to spend hundreds of dollars on.
posted by gentle on Mar 22, 2010 - 6 answers

how much information can be pulled out of this kind of image barcode?

I'm curious what kind of information this kind of image code can contain? Can anyone read this? Is there an iphone app that will pull all details out of this? thanks!
posted by capedape on Mar 15, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me get my stuff scanned in NYC

Help me find a place in NYC that will scan my B/W drawings quickly and beautifully. [more inside]
posted by kenzi23 on Jan 26, 2010 - 2 answers

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