Category Archives: Document Scanning for Programmers

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Document Scanning and Paper Size

Are you having trouble getting scans to be the right size?

I’ve had a few people recently report that their document scans were coming out full size instead of the correct paper size.

One person was doing a web-based solution – document scanning within the browser! (That really impressed me as we seem to be locking things down these days rather than making them more useful. There are important concerns so I’d never thought anyone could navigate through that; but he did.) I suspect there were many problems in getting to that point but the only problem remaining was the scans were coming out the wrong size.

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Fix Scans and Pictures

Sometimes scanners just make our lives difficult. They have silly defaults and, sometimes, no way to change them. I’ve heard of one scanner that always scans the same size regardless of what you tell it. Its view is, “you can fix that in software.”

I’ve heard of another where it always scans upside down. Probably there is a feeder or it’s installed somewhere where you can’t insert the paper any other way.

So, for the times where it really shouldn’t be this difficult, I’ve added a program to the GssEziSoft collection called FixPic. It will turn pictures around or flip them over if you need it to.

You could also use it to update a batch of pictures (if you have a stack of old sideways scans, or something like that).