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Software that scans media such as documents or images (or interacts with other doing so).

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Any open source or free Web Twain Scanner

I already searching for some web twain sdk, but i cant afford the price. Is there really any open source or free web twain sdk that can access scanner from web api or javascript?
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Command line tools to communicate with scanners (via TWAIN?)

Originally posted to stack overflow, was immediately recommended to post in here instead - hope it's a good question. I am looking for a command line tool that can be used to pass arguments/...
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CamScanner alternative for Windows

There is an app for Android: CamScanner - PDF Scanner App It has many good features, the most amazing from which is automatic crop, edge detection and deskewing the photo of the document. I use it ...
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Bulk scan of family photo album

Looking for a piece of software that would help digitising a family album of many hundreds of photos. Requirements are as few manual work as possible. Mostly what I want is for software to crop photos ...
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Removing gray background from scanned pdfs

I often download scanned books from Google Books or other archives (copyright expired). Some scanned books have annoying gray background. I want to covert hundreds and thousands pages with simple ...
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Document scanning using AngularJS with .Net Core(v3.1)

I'm building angularJS application with .NET Core for document scanning and viewing a documents. I have looked at offerings from multiple providers like dynamosoft, asprise, atalasoft etc. Please let ...
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Scanning and distributing/sorting paper files fast

I looked a bit into scanning & filing systems like neat.com or paperless(-ng) but what both are missing is a step during scanning that pre-sorts the scan. Most of the time one probably scans only ...
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Scanning / printing server software with gui and file sharing

I am trying to build a home scanning / printing service with a raspberry pi, so no one has to download drivers and all these operations can be centralized. Currently, it can be controlled remotely by ...
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Any scanner apps for Android?

I'd like to have an app that can use a real network printer-scanner to scan documents on Android, but all I can find are apps which use the camera. Are there apps that could use a printer to scan ...
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Scanner app like tool in macOS

There are many scanner apps for smartphones like Microsoft Lens, Scanner Pro, Adobe Scan, etc. They usually apply some filters to make documents clean and some rotate/straighten tools to fix skewness. ...
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Document scanning software

Are there good, free, preferably FOSS document scanning software for Windows 7+ with network support? HP's printer/scanner software recently stopped working due to a dependency on Flash. With Flash ...
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Mac-compatible software to automatically rotate, de-skew, and crop images

I'm looking for a simple and free application which can automatically scan a document (in the form of a JPG or PNG), change the perspective to remove skew, and then crop it. It would be nice if the ...
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Looking for an Offline Scanning Software like Neat Desk

Looking for a new scanning software that I can use that will allow me the following Be usable fully offline (a must), ideally no cloud integration allow password protection to access some if not all ...
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GIMP plugin for rectifying scanned documents on Linux

I use (Devuan) GNU/Linux. I often scan official documents I receive, and want to store them. But the process of scanning (and sometime the original printing) distort the image relative to the original....
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.NET library for scanning documents to searchable PDF's (with barcode support)

I have a requirement to develop an application that can scan documents and produce searchable PDF's that can be previewed from a desktop application (e.g. WPF) or a web browser. Also ability to scan a ...
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Convert many images to A4 PDF

Is there a software, that allows the user to take a folder of images and put them, in the correct order of their name, into a PDF, with dimensions A4? The images do not have A4 dimensions, they are ...
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Tools to read human written text from a scanned page

What would be the best/most accurate way to read human writing from a scanned document and convert it into text?
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Batch QR Code Scanner (Scan multiple qr codes from 1 image)

I'm using Windows 8, either for gratis / commercial license is ok. Is there a software that can decode multiple qr codes in one image? Our sales team wants to place several stickers in 1 page, scan ...
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CamScanner alternative? [Android]

Recently CamScanner has become annoying with ads and popups. So looking for an alternative document scanner on Android, hopefully with these features: Anti-shake (what I really liked on CamScanner: ...
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Building a Feature Similar to Qlone

I’m trying to build a 3D scanning feature into a marker-based AR app. I’m aiming for functionality similar to the Qlone app. The user places an object on the marker and rotates it to scan. The app ...
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Which software to use for PDF scanning that can extract information and send to an invoice program?

I'm working as an intern at a company where they need accurate scanning of invoices that comes in PDF-forms. The program, or java-library, needs to be able to extract certain parts of the invoice so ...
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Which software can scan image to text?

I'm looking for a software that scans an image, and then replaces all the text in that image with text that you can edit, such as copy it, add to it, etc. Preferably, the one that can scan the most ...
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Software with post-scan abilities of Camscanner for windows?

I am looking for a software which mostly does what the android app Camscanner does after a photo is captured. I have lot of scanned PDFs with greyish page color. I want to primarily convert them to ...
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All-In-One vulnerability scanner for PHP project?

I've asked this on incorrect sub-site (security.se), however, i think that question fits this site more. So, I was searching for a tool, which includes multiple Vulnerability-Scanners, so we could ...
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GIMP filters for processing scanned crumpled documents

I happen to routinely need to do the following: Take a page or a piece of paper which has seen some wear (and sometimes tear); which is often printed with toners or ink cartridges running low, or with ...
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merge a scanned multi-page document into a single PDF (Windows) - no 3rd-Party

In Windows10, I wanted to know how to merge a scanned multi-page document (the result was multiple images - 1 per page) into a single PDF without installing new/untrusted software. My search for ...
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ADF Scan, Upload to Web application

I search software to scan from ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) scanner and uploads to a web application. Required features: Scans from ADF and flatbed Supports most ADF scanner hardware Runs on MS-...
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iOS app to scan and recognize receipts

We have an older neat receipts scanner that is starting to fail. One of the problems I've had with Neat Receipts is that the software isn't magical enough. Seems to me that you should be able to ...
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2d Barcode reader & writer for Windows and Android

I work with 2D barcodes a lot in my moonlighting gigs, and scan barcodes on my phone with my computer and vice versa several times a day. There are many QR code scanners and generators out there, but ...
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Level, and center, scanned text documents

Looking for a program that can level and center the text in scanned pages. Scans are to .pdfs with occasional pictures but mostly text. My example is the scanning of a paper that was not aligned when ...
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Identify scanned document is handwritten or printed

Using C#, I'm trying to detect whether a document (Invoice to be more specific) is handwritten or printed. Edited: I don't have to convert handwritting to actual words. Just have to know that ...
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Scanning Suite for Windows

I'm looking for a Scanning suite for my Windows 10 Home laptop, which I can use in conjunction with my Richo all-in-one. This is a cheap all-in-one printer/scanner, and did not come with any specific ...
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What is the best software to scan documents in Windows 10?

I currently use paint.net to scan documents but it's not optimized for that purpose. Ideally I would want a software that produces a searchable PDF and that's free. What's the best pick?
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Photo/image (not document) scanning for low-end USB scanners

I run Windows 10 x64 and have an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription - and a (low-end) Canoscan LiDE 210 USB scanner. Canon does make 64-bit TWAIN drivers available for this scanner on Windows, but ...
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Receipt tracking with purchase breakdown

I'm looking for an iOS app or a web app that will let me scan a receipt and breakdown the purchases on the receipt so I can put each purchase into a category. I run my own small nonprofit and ...
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Tools to scan code for open source licenses and copyrights?

What would be a recommended tool to scan software code for open source licenses and copyrights? Some specs: free and open source preferred. No more than $100/month otherwise. should be a tool, not a ...
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How can I open a URL from an image printed on paper? [closed]

I have a survey and I would like to distribute flyers with a QR code linking the survey. But lots of people dont have a QR code reader where I live. What else can I do so the flyer redirects for the ...
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Sorting scanned documents

Hello there Softwarerecs, is there a bit of software out there, that is capable of sorting scanned documents that have a marker on the page? What I need is something that can auto sort, based on ...
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Reducing the file size of scanned letters

History This is a follow up to and old question from StackOverflow scale and reduce colors to reduce file size of scan Unfortunately convert of imagemagick is too slow (Sometimes our system receives ...
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Scan text document to PDF with OCR

I need to scan text documents to PDFs. I found that my Canon scanner's utility and VueScan's OCR works horrible. ABBYY Fine Reader works good enough, but I would like to look at other alternatives. ...
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iOS document scanning and stitching from multiple images

Is there an app for iOS that will do one of these? scan a large document by guiding the user to take multiple photos of a document such as a large poster and then combine them automatically stitch ...
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OCR Software of .TIFF images with auto rotate support

I am working with a person who has 30,000 or so scanned electrical schematics containing printed (non-handwritten) text in the .TIFF format. Many of the schematics were scanned out of orientation, but ...
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Offline Android OCR receipt scanner

I have been looking for an Android receipt scanner that does NOT upload data to the providers servers. I'm looking for a solution that will process photos of receipts and use OCR to extract data ...
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Document and receipt management (a replacement for Neat Receips)

I have been using Neat for years for scanning and organizing my receipts, bills, tax documents, pretty much anything that would go in a filing cabinet. I found out a few days ago they will be ending ...
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Barcode reader library for iOS

What options do we have as iOS developers to a library that enables scanning/reading a barcode through the device’ camera? Commercial or gratis. Open source or closed. Preferably works with Swift, ...
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Android image processing app to batch correct photos for scanner

I want to scan an A4 paper, but I don't have a scanner. My Android device has a good camera though, so I take a picture of it and I end up with a JPG file that is pretty sharp but has the following ...
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Linux image processing program to batch-correct photos for scanning

I want to scan hundreds of A4 papers, but I don't have a scanner. I have a good camera though, so I: Put the paper on the floor Focus powerful lights on it (including sunlight) With the camera, zoom ...
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Program that rotates scanned PDF files automatically

Is there a program that automatically rotates scanned PDF files? The PDF scans are usually old paper files that need to be inserted into the scanner any way the scanner will take it. Is there a ...
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Free iOS library to scan PDF417 barcodes

Are there any free scanning libraries with PDF417 capability available to integrate with iOS apps? If it supports Android, then that would be even great.
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Fix up scanned text documents as images

I often scan text documents - text and possibly some logo/letterhead on a page, either entirely or mostly black-and-white. After scanning, I: Rotate the image to make sure the text is straight (this ...
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