IJ Scan Utility Lite - Settings (OCR) Dialog

Article ID: ART171171 | Date published: 07/30/2018 | Date last updated: 02/25/2019
 

Description

IJ Scan Utility Lite - Settings (OCR) Dialog

 

Solution

Click OCR on the  (Scanning from a Computer) tab to display the Settings (OCR) dialog.

In the Settings (OCR) dialog, you can make advanced settings for extracting text from scanned images.



 


 Important

  • The displayed items and available settings vary depending on your scanner or printer.


(1) Scan Options Area

Select Source

Select the type of item to be scanned.

  • Scanning items from the platen: Document, Magazine, or Document (Platen)
     
  • Scanning documents from the ADF (Auto Document Feeder): Document, Document (ADF), or Document (ADF Manual Duplex)


 Note

  • When Document is selected with documents placed on the ADF, and a size that supports scanning from the ADF is selected for Paper Size, those placed on the ADF will be scanned.

Color Mode
Select the color mode in which to scan the item.
 
Paper Size

Select the size of the item to be scanned.

When you select Custom, a screen in which you can specify the paper size appears. Select a Unit, then enter the Width and Height, and then click OK.



 

 Important

  • Custom cannot be selected depending on the Select Source setting.


 Note

  • Click Defaults to restore the specified settings to the default settings.

Resolution

Select the resolution of the item to be scanned.

The higher the resolution (value), the more detail in your image.


 Note

  • For Resolution, only 300 dpi or 400 dpi can be set.

Document Scan Orientation Settings...

This appears when you select Document or ADF for Select Source.

Click to display the Document Scan Orientation Settings dialog in which you can set the orientation and binding side of the documents to be scanned from the ADF.


figure: Document Scan Orientation Settings dialog
 

 Important

  • Binding Side cannot be specified when scanning only the front side of each document.
     
Scan both sides when scanning from the ADF
This appears when using a model supporting ADF duplex scanning and Document or Document (ADF) is selected for Select Source. Select this checkbox to scan both sides of the documents placed on the ADF.
 
Image Processing Settings

Click  (Right Arrow) to set the following.


 Note

  • The displayed items vary depending on Color Mode.

Sharpen outline

Emphasizes the outline of the subjects to sharpen the image.


Reduce show-through
Sharpens text in an item or reduces show-through in newspapers, etc.

Reduce moire

Reduces moire patterns.

Printed materials are displayed as a collection of fine dots. "Moire" is a phenomenon where uneven gradation or a stripe pattern appears when such photos or pictures printed with fine dots are scanned.


 Note

  • Scanning takes longer than usual when you enable Reduce moire.

Correct slanted text document

Detects the scanned text and corrects the angle (within -0.1 to -10 degrees or +0.1 to +10 degrees) of the document.


 Important

  • The following types of documents may not be corrected properly since the text cannot be detected correctly.

    • Documents in which the text lines are inclined more than 10 degrees or the angles vary by line
    • Documents containing both vertical and horizontal text
    • Documents with extremely large or small fonts
    • Documents with small amount of text
    • Documents containing figures/images
    • Hand-written text
    • Documents containing both vertical and horizontal lines (tables)


 Note

  • Scanning takes longer than usual when you enable Correct slanted text document.

Detect the orientation of text document and rotate image

Automatically rotates the image to the correct orientation by detecting the orientation of text in the scanned document.


 Important

  • The orientation may not be detected for the following types of settings or documents since the text cannot be detected correctly.

    • Resolution is outside the range of 300 dpi to 600 dpi
    • Font size is outside the range of 8 points to 48 points
    • Documents containing special fonts, effects, italics, or hand-written text
    • Documents with patterned backgrounds



(2) Save Settings Area

File Name

Enter the file name of the image to be saved. When you save a file, the date and four digits are appended to the set file name in the "_20XX0101_0001" format.


 Note

  • When you select the Save to a subfolder with current date checkbox, the date and four digits are appended to the set file name.

Save in

Displays the folder in which to save the scanned images. To add a folder, select Add... from the pop-up menu, then click  (Plus) in the displayed dialog and specify the destination folder.

The default save folder is the Pictures folder.


Data Format

Select the data format in which to save the scanned images.

You can select JPEG/Exif, TIFF, or PNG.


 Important

  • You cannot select JPEG/Exif when Color Mode is Black and White.


 Note

  • With network connection, scanning may take longer than usual when you set TIFF or PNG in Data Format.

JPEG Image Quality

You can specify the image quality of JPEG files.


 Important

  • This appears only when JPEG/Exif is selected in Data Format.

Save to a subfolder with current date

Select this checkbox to create a current date folder in the folder specified in Save in and save scanned images in it. The folder will be created with a name such as "20XX_01_01" (Year_Month_Date).

If this checkbox is not selected, files are saved directly in the folder specified in Save in.


Check scan results and specify save settings

Displays the Save Settings dialog after scanning.


(3) Application Settings Area

OCR Application

Displays the extracted text in a specified application.
 

 Note

  • To add an application to the pop-up menu, select Add... from the pop-up menu, then click  (Plus) in the displayed dialog and specify the application.
     
Instructions
Opens this guide.
 
Defaults
You can restore the settings in the displayed screen to the default settings.

 

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