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What's the best, simplest OCR solution?

I'd like to scan a good amount of papers I have lying around, with the least possible hassle. I would like to convert them to images using Simple Scan, then convert them to text using OCR. Is there a ...
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Scan many pages straight into a PDF

Is there some easy to use program in Ubuntu that can scan many pages straight into a PDF file?
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USB 2.0 device (scanner) does not work with xhci_hcd on USB 3.0 system

I'm trying to scan with samsung scx-4200 which is a printer with scanner. When I connect my brother's laptop which has the same version of ubuntu(14.04), it works. I don't know how and why. He did not ...
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How can I turn photos of paper documents into a scanned document?

My scanner has broken! I do have a good camera though so I've taken a few photos of the documents I want to scan... However they look like photos of paper, not scanned documents: Images aren't flat ...
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Invalid argument - Brother scanner not working after upgrade (brscan2 driver)

I recently upgraded Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy). Scanning via my MFC-420CN had been working in Ubuntu and Linux Mint installs up though Olivia and Oneric. However once I upgraded from these, scanning ...
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Stitch scanned images using CLI

I have scanned a newspaper article which was larger than the scanner glass. Each page was scanned twice: the top and the bottom parts, where the middle part appeared in both images. Is there a way to ...
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Adding OCR info to a PDF

I have a good quality scan of a document; such scan is in pdf format. How can I add ocr information to the pdf, so that it becomes searchable? By searchable I mean that the goal is that when viewing ...
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How do I edit text in a scanned .jpeg?

I need to upload a scanned image as a PDF document. After scanning the document, I have a .jpeg with small text that I want to edit before converting to PDF for the upload. I have never done this ...
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How to know what other systems are trying to get into Ubuntu?

I am currently using Ubuntu Desktop 11.04 and enabled the firewall using GUFW. I have also disabled all the unnecessary services. I am connected to the internet and would like to know details of any ...
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Is there a Document scanning and archiving software?

I'm looking for some kind of (free or open source) document management application which should allow me to store paper documents in my personal computer allowing me to add fields of information with ...
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How do I scan for Wireless Access Points?

In Ubuntu 11.04 I used InSSIDer to scan the available APs and sort them by signal strength. Unfortunately the program seems to be broken in Ubuntu 11.10, and iwlist wlan0 scan doesn't return ...
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Extract text from a scanned document

Is there any way to select the text from a scanned document? (output is a jpg) What kind of tools does Ubuntu offer to do such a task? Is there any libraries I can use instead of pre-build software ...
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GUI program to resize pdf documents and change their DPI

I see that LibreOffice Draw should be able to open a pdf and export it with options for changing quality and DPI resolution. But the high-resolution scanned pdfs that I have are not properly opened in ...
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How to map network scanner

I have just bought a shiny new Canon MG6250 multifunction printer/scanner and connected it via LAN. Installing the printing side of things was a breeze, however, I cannot work out how to set up ...
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Scanner detected with sane-find-scanner, but not with scanimage -L or sudo scanimage -L

I have a Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i. I compiled SANE from source. When I run sane-find-scanner, the following output is given: sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the result ...
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How to install hp scanjet 200 in Ubuntu 12.04?

Unable to scan with hp scan-jet 200. When I type lsusb command in terminal it shows the scanner details. I opened the simple scan which displays no scanners found, and x sane image scanners also ...
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Simple Scan - Changing the default output File Type to PDF and improving Compression?

Is there a way to change the default output file type in the 'Simple Scan' software provided with Ubuntu 12.10 to be a PDF rather than a JPEG? And is it possible to modify the compression settings on ...
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How can I get my Epson v500 scanner working?

I have a v500 scanner, but it doesn't show up in simple scan. I've turned it off and on a few times to see if that was the problem. Here is the usb information: Bus 002 Device 008: ID 04b8:0130 Seiko ...
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Does the ScanSnap IX500 work with Ubuntu?

Fujitsu just released their latest scanner, the ScanSnap IX500. Does this scanner work with Ubuntu, or Linux in general?
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Installing Epson Printer but Interrupted by lsb Dependency Error

I am installing the Epson XP-310 driver from this website. When I attempt to install the downloaded .deb file, I get the following error: The Package System is broken epson-inkjet-printer-201303w:...
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Scanning from terminal

I want to be able to scan from the terminal and then send the scanned output to a specific directory. Can this be done from the terminal.
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Is there a way to adjust contrast for Simple Scan?

Simple Scan works very well for basic day to day scanning; however, my scans are a bit washed out. Am wondering if there's way to adjust the contrast?
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SANE Support for Canon LiDE 220?

I ordered a Canon LiDE 210 scanner because the SANE website says it's "completely" supported. The vendor delivered a Canon LiDE 220, and it's not recognized. Is this fixable, or must I return the ...
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How do I get a Brother DCP-7065DN printer working?

I had the scanner working in Ubuntu 12.04, but now when I try to launch xsane, I get a scanner not found error: brsaneconfig4 -q | grep 7065 produces the following output: 144 "DCP-7065DN" 0 DCP-...
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File doesn't exist when trying to change permissions following the avasys image scan manual

I was finally able to connect to avasys.jp and downloaded and installed iscan_2.28.1-3.ltdl7_amd64.deb iscan-data_1.13.0-1_all.deb. The programs appeared to install correctly. I then ran sane-find-...
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How make scanner function of Canon MG5250 work? (MG5200 series)

I just bought a Canon MG5250 multifunction printer because I thought that it would work well with Ubuntu, and the printing function is installed using these instructions. But I still need to get the ...
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Getting my brother MFC-J825DW working as a network scanner

I've been attempting to set up my new brother multi-function device to work as a printer and scanner using the following steps. It is connected to the network as a LAN device, not directly connected ...
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brother MFC-J435W wireless scanning issue

Thanks for taking the time to read this. I have a brother MFC-J435W and I was able to get the printer set up for wireless printing, but it is not allowing me to scan wirelessly. It gives me the ...
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scanner epson sx130 is not recognized

i've got epson sx130 all in one printer. everything was working correctly on ubuntu 10.10. I upgraded to 12.04 recently and system recognize just the printer now. simple scan shows me yellow bar with ...
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Fujitsu S1300i advances document but doesn't scan

I'm using a Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i. Using sudo as a temporary workaround to minimise any permissions problems: $ sudo sane-find-scanner found USB scanner (vendor=0x04c5 [FUJITSU], product=0x128d [...
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How well-supported is the Canon CanoScan LiDE110?

On the list of supported SANE devices the scanner is listed as fully supported but it says: resolution from 75 to 2400 dpi Here is a link to Newegg's item listing, where it lists the optical ...
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Network scanner (Canon) stops after upgrade from 15.04 to 15.10

I have just upgraded Kubuntu 15.04 to 15.10 - all very nice. The machine is working well, and I can print to the Canon pixma mx420 with no problems as before, but both Skanlite and xsane return errors....
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Can you remove printer/scanner support?

My laptop doesn't have a printer or a scanner connected and never will, as it doesn't work with my printer because of wrong cables. Is there a possibility to remove the printing/scanning related ...
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How to convert TIFF scan file to JPEG or PNG general file format in Ubuntu?

How can i convert this scanned file to general JPEG/PNG? I used scanimage --mode=color --format=tiff > /tmp/testing.tiff from a scanner $ convert -seperate testing.tiff testing.jpeg convert: ...
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Is the scanner Canon Pixma MG2450 working in Ubuntu?

The Canon Pixma MG2450 printer has an integrated scanner that should work with a tool like Simple Scan (or xsane or Skanlite). There are two sets of drivers (provided by Canon as deb files): two ...
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How to set default file type PNG for Simple Scan?

With Xubuntu 15.10, Simple Scan 3.18.1, the default file type is, even for images, PDF. I would like to set it to PNG, is that possible? There is a related, older question for changing from JPG to ...
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Installation of WiFi Epson SX235W, 4in1 printer / scanner, on Ubuntu 12.04, 64 bit?

I got an Epson Stylus SX235W WiFi printer/scanner and ran into some installation problems: I got the printer working on an USB cable. Trying to go wireless, I need the printers IP address, but the ...
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14.04 Simple Scan no longer starts, 'segmentation fault' when run in terminal

I can no longer run Simple-scan on 14.04 under kernel 3.13.0-34-generic. It quits before the UI loads and when I run simple-scan from terminal I get a segmentation fault. It's such a useful tool for ...
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What should I consider when purchasing a (flatbed) scanner?

I'm considering purchasing a new USB flatbed scanner for my parents whose laptop is running Ubuntu (10.04 LTS - Lucid Lynx). Doing a quick search around I found this thread over in the forums: ...
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Hplip network printer setup cannot find printer (HP Officejet Pro 8620)

I have a HP Officejet Pro 8620 printer and I am trying to setup network scan with it but the hp-setup tool claims it cannot find the printer. However the printer is connected to the network and I can ...
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Install Canon scanner

I cannot install my Canon Canoscan LiDE 70 flatbed scanner on my Dell Dimension 3000 computer on which I replaced Windows XP with Ubuntu 12.04.4. The installation disk does not operate. It this ...
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Envy 4500 printer not scanning

I have an HP ENVY 4500 e-all-in-one printer. It installed & prints successfully. But the scanner function does not work. Simple Scan says no scanner detected. I ran the command sudo sane-find-...
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Samsung SCX-3201 MFP scanner not working

I have a Samsung SCX-3201 MFP multifunction printer and after plugging it into the computer it recognises the printer part, but the scanner is not detected. Since that I've fresh installed and did ...
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Scanner is listed under lsusb command, but not detected by scanning programs

I connected my Genius Vivid-1200TA image scanner to my laptop USB port running Ubuntu 14.04. lsusb|grep [s,S]canner shows that it is connected and detected by the system: Bus 002 Device 005: ID 05da:...
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CanoScan Lide 120 on Ubuntu 14.04

Just bought a 'Canoscan Lide 120' scanner that I plan to use on a windows 7 laptop. In Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit it is detected by 'sane-find-scanner' but with 'Simple Scan' I just get: "No scanners ...
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How do I get a Samsung SCX3200 multifunction printer/scanner working?

I bought samsung scx3200 multifunction printer i think that printing is easy as Ubuntu define the printer by default but what about scanning i have found a default installed program called simple scan ...