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Yes, the ScanSnap scanners sure can scan photos. While ScanSnaps are designed to scan documents into PDFs, many people also use it to scan photos for storage or to share with family and friends. Though they’re not designed to take the place of professional quality photo scanners, which are typically flatbed and have the ability to scan at very high resolutions. The ScanSnap can scan up to 600 dpi and produce exceptional images thanks to our advanced CCD capture device. Important note: since the ScanSnap is built for documents, delicate photos should only be put through a scanner using a carrier sheet.
The iX500 scanner can scan a document that is up to 34 inches long. Simply open your scanner and extend the trays to their maximum positions. Adjust the sliding guides to help the hold document in place. You may need to use a hand to hold the end if your page if it’s very long, so it doesn’t slip out of the scanner. Then just hold the Scan button down for 3 seconds. The button will blink blue indicating the long page scanning mode is active.
Scan directly from your iX500 and iX100 to ScanSnap Cloud or scan through the app using your smartphone camera. ScanSnap Cloud intelligently sorts scans by document type, and applies OCR and smart naming to documents, receipts and business cards. ScanSnap Cloud automatically delivers scans to your favorite cloud services. Click here for more information.
ScanSnap is designed to be a simple experience, so you can scan your documents and trust they’re captured accurately – and with the best possible quality – without fiddling with driver settings. TWAIN is usually most applicable in enterprise settings when professional content management systems are used and IT personnel are available for driver management. The vast majority of home and small business users don’t need TWAIN.
ScanSnap’s driver is a different approach, for a user who cares about high-quality results without complicated setting details. Our premium scanner makes image and quality adjustments as needed to create the ideal image, without any user intervention. And many common apps, like Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop, can accept ScanSnap scans as easily as TWAIN. It’s easy to set up right from ScanSnap Home, then you can have profile buttons that scan directly to apps of your choice. Nice.
For professional and enterprise users who require a TWAIN driver, Fujitsu fi Series scanners lead the industry in reliability, image quality, and paper handling.
Optical Character Recognition, or OCR, is a technology that enables you to convert different types of documents, such as scanned paper documents, PDF files or images captured by a digital camera into editable and searchable data. Optical Character Recognition functionality in the ScanSnap family of scanners serves several purposes, including:
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