Scanning to image files

The Scan to Image Files task in the New Task window lets you create image-only documents from images obtained from a scanner or a digital camera.

  1. Click the Scan tab and then click the Scan to Image Files task.
  2. Select a device and specify scanning settings.
  3. Click the Preview button or click anywhere inside the image.
  4. Review the image. If you are not satisfied with the quality of the image, change the scanning settings and click the Preview button again.
  5. Specify conversion settings. These settings determine the appearance and properties of the output document.
    1. Select image format
      Use this setting to select the desired image file format.
    2. Compression
      If you selected the TIFF format, you will be able to compress scanned images. Image compression reduces file size.
      Using different compression methods results in different data compression rates and may result in data loss (loss of image quality). There are two factors you should consider when choosing a compression method: the quality of images in the output file and its size.
      ABBYY FineReader lets you use the following compression methods:
      • PACKBITS
        Does not cause data loss and is well suited for compressing black-and-white scans.
      • JPEG (JFIF format)
        This method is used to compress grayscale and color images such as photographs. It compresses images significantly, but at the cost of some data loss. This leads to reduced image quality (blurriness and loss of color saturation).
      • ZIP
        Does not cause data loss and works best on images that contain large single-color areas such as screenshots and black-and-white images.
      • LZW
        Does not cause data loss and works best on images with vector graphics and grayscale images.
    3. Image preprocessing settings...
      Specify image preprocessing settings, such as detection of page orientation and automatic preprocessing settings. These settings can significantly improve source images, resulting in greater OCR accuracy. See also: Image processing options.
  6. Click Scan to <format>.
  7. A dialog box will be displayed, showing a progress bar and tips.
  8. After the page has been scanned, a dialog box prompting you to decide what to do next will appear.
    Click Scan Again to scan more pages using the current settings or click Finish Scanning to close the dialog box.
  9. Specify the folder where you want to save your output file.

When the task is completed, output files in the specified format will be created in the folder that you specified. All of the document's pages will also be opened in the OCR Editor.

11/2/2018 4:19:18 PM


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