It is pretty easy to scan a series of pages into a single PDF file if you’ve got a document feeder. It isn’t so easy to deal with flatbed scanners and multiple pages. Here’s how it’s done Continue reading Flatbed Scanners and Multiple Pages
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.
A new version of CmdTwain has been released. This one rolls back the move to Visual Studio 2013 so that those of you still using Windows XP can also still use CmdTwain. CmdTwain 2.03 has some new features too – but its main focus is on working with all of your existing installations. Continue reading CmdTwain 2.03 even runs on Windows XP
CmdTwain has had the ability to send special commands to your document scanner for some time now. It wasn’t widely advertised but a few people who had unusual problems learnt of the unusual settings solution. Here’s the details … Continue reading CmdTwain Scanner Setting Names
Some document scanners have a special mode for scanning transparencies. This includes medical imagery like xrays, your old collection of 35mm slides and the negatives / filmstrips that used to come with printed photos. Continue reading Scanning Transparencies
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).
People must like the width and height option (/WH w.w h.h) because some of you are using it.
That’s how I found out it was only doing squares.
Continue reading CmdTwain 1.06
CmdTwain 1.05 is for those of you using the scanner button.
Setting the DPI resolution of a bitmap file isn’t hard. Many programs already do it. It is frustrating that some don’t.
Here’s a way to fix that.
Here is a simple way to pick the TWAIN source device. It uses a four line batch file.
Continue reading Using a Batch File to Pick the TWAIN Source