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The idea of having a simple scan utility was behind the development of, well, Simple Scan - the scanning tool installed by default from 10.04 on (Applications ‣ Graphics ‣ Simple Scan). Simply scan as many pages as you want and choose PDF as file format when saving. Another slightly less simple program that offers additional features like text ...


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GOCR is an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program.It converts scanned images of text back to text files. CLARA is another good graphical option. OCRAD is an OCR can be used as a stand-alone console application,or as a backend to other programs. KOOKA is a KDE application but works fine,in addition you have to install actual ...


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To make text in a .jpeg editable you need Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software. I use ocrfeeder. sudo apt-get install ocrfeeder To open an image file click on the 'plus' (+) sign. After you have opened the image, click on the next icon to the right to run OCR. After is has finished OCR'ing the image, you can select the text you want on the ...


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There are several ways to do that. Though all my suggest ways have one problem why won't really flatten you picture. A more a less good picture would be still required. One easy way is that you try the software ScanTailor sudo apt-get install scantailor It takes you through 6 steps to optimize your photos. At the last step you can select the option ...


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To generate a printable copy or a PDF from a camera photo of a document we have to manually convert quite a lot achieve an image similar to he output from a scanner. Most of these conversions can be done with Gimp. Try to make the best you can original source image: Choose a bright light to reduce pixel noise, but to avoid reflexions, bleeding, or uneven ...


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You can't edit text in a JPG, but you remove the text and add new text. For images, try gimp (open source alternative to Photoshop). Open the image with gimp, then use the eraser tool to erase the old text. Then use the text tool to add new text. Or, use inkscape, which is a vector graphics program (similar to Adobe Illustrator). Create a new SVG file and ...


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Nautilus Script Code I have been able to successfully resize my PDFs with this Nautilus script: #! /bin/bash # AUTHOR: (c) Ricardo Ferreira, oriolpont -- modified in accordance to http://askubuntu.com/q/280618/81372 # NAME: Compress PDF 1.4.2 # DESCRIPTION: A nice Nautilus script with a GUI to compress and optimize PDF files # REQUIRES: ...


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You could try briss. It's pretty simple, but does the job. It's a GUI app though. Download the zip file and extract to a folder of your choice and start it: java -jar briss-0.9.jar To install it permanently and system-wide and be able to start it from anywhere with just briss, you would unpack the download in /usr/local/lib/, then create an executable ...


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linux-intelligent-ocr-solution disclaimer - I am closely connected with the development of this opensource solution Lios can convert print to text using either scanner or a camera. It can also produce text out of scanned images from other sources such as Pdf, Image or Folder containing Images. Program is given total accessibility for visually impaired. ...


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The name for this type of procedure is OCR (Optical Character Recognition). That link also offers a couple of choices: gocr - A command line OCR fuzzyocr - spamassassin plugin to check image attachments libhocr0 - Hebrew OCR ocrad - Optical Character Recognition program ocrfeeder - Document layout analysis and optical character recognition system ocropus - ...


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Try this sudo ufw logging on You should see access in /var/log/syslog. But this are raw logs, which only show you individual access. UFW itself hasn't any tool to summarize these access to an useable report. Also I don't know about a tool which can do this.


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sudo iwlist wlan0 scanning | egrep 'Cell |Encryption|Quality|Last beacon|ESSID' should help. It's the combination of sudo (run as root, do privileged operations), iwlist wlan0 scanning (produce some output on STDOUT), the pipe symbol "|" (connecting STDOUT of the command(s) to the left to the STDIN of the process on the right), and an egrep command with a ...


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I've answered my own question! Selecting Scan > Text now creates PDF files by default that are compressed. My preference for 'Text' is persisted, meaning that I can now quickly perform many scans without needing to manually update my settings per scan. The reason why Simple Scan was defaulting to JPEG format previously was because I was scanning as an ...


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We can also edit text on top of an image with Libre Office from where we can also easily export this files as PDF. Open your document to insert the image with Insert -> Picture -> From File.... Then choose "Wrap -> In Background" from the right click context menu on the picture you just inserted. Write any text above the image (but we will have to place ...


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Just got this going today. This is how I got it working over wireless network, running Xubuntu 12.10 64-bit. (No Canon drivers were needed). After installing xsane: The sane man pages refer to "backendname" a lot. http://www.sane-project.org/sane-mfgs.html gives the backend name for the 6250 as "pixma" man sane-pixma (seems to be a man entry for each ...


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The command is convert -separate image1 image2, no need for further options.


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You could play around with ImageMagick's montage tool. You'll want to install the imagemagick package before you go any further. At face value, you just need to ply montage with input files and then give it an output file: montage scan1.jpg scan2.jpg output.jpg but montage can get really powerful. You can pass along various translation arguments if you ...


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LogicalDOC Community could be used for this purpose. Allows you to catalog and tag many file types and has a built-in free OCR. One of the features that I really like about this package is the full-text search engine that can run natively language specific searches. There is a good documentation for installation on Ubuntu, which doesn't involve special ...


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There are two projects which do the trick: GScan2PDF and OCRFeeder


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This here is the best and easiest and has a wonderful GUI: Krop Download deb from the author: http://arminstraub.com/computer/krop Review: http://www.hecticgeek.com/2013/08/crop-pdf-ubuntu-13-04-krop/ Working on 13.10 like a charm.


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scanimage is installed by default. And here's me using it: oli@bert:~$ scanimage -L device `epson2:libusb:002:003' is a Epson PID 084F flatbed scanner oli@bert:~$ scanimage -d "epson2:libusb:002:003" --format tiff > rawr.tiff


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Thank for the info. I think the following lines does the job (for the brscan2 package) - Ubuntu 12.04 amd64, Networking DCP-560CN: sudo cp /usr/lib64/libbrscandec2* /usr/lib sudo cp /usr/lib64/libbrcolm2* /usr/lib sudo cp /usr/lib64/sane/libsane-brother2* /usr/lib/sane


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nm-tool | grep "Freq.*Strength" | sed -ne "s|\(.*Strength \([0-9]\+\).*\)|\2}\1|p" | sort -n -r Use output of nm-tool to get list of Wireless Access Points Filter to get access points only Use sed to append signal level in front of each line sort output as numbers in reverse order (largest first) nm-tool is part of "network-manager" package that is ...


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"Easy to use" is in the eye of the user, but xsane provides this functionality. Choose multipage where it says viewer (or hit CTRL-M), and it shouldn't be too difficult to figure out from there.


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I was using xsane until I saw this question and considered its interface idiosyncratic to say the least, but effective. Upon seeing this question I went looking and found gscan2pdf living in the Ubuntu Lucid/Maverick repositories. It uses the same scanning (libsane) engine but the UI is far more Gnome-ish. For a good time, try: sudo apt-get install ...


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A while ago evaluated the various OCR packages in Ubuntu, found that Tesseract was the least bad of them (but bad enough), and wrote a wrapper script for the OCRing (since Tesseract wants obscure input formats like TIFF). Here's my ~/bin/ocr: #!/bin/sh # usage: ocr filename.jpg if test -z "$1"; then echo "usage: ocr filename.jpg [...]" echo "needs ...


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According to Brother FAQ you may need to copy files from /usr/lib64/ to /usr/lib/.


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Ok here is how I got my MFC-295CN scanner working. I downloaded the drivers, prerequisites, brscan3 ect and installed using software centre. I also installed Xsane. Scanning did not work with Xsane and simple scan. So I edited the rules. Open /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules file. Add the following two lines to the end of the device list. (Before the ...


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Install the latest HPLIP. Unplug the USB cable. Activate wireless printing on the printers touch screen and follow the instructions . Run HP-SETUP. Select "Wireless/802.11". Follow the instructions and your set to go. For some reason if you use the USB connection and select "Universal Serial Bus (USB)" during the HP-STUP you get a Communication Error. But ...



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