IJ Scan Utility (Windows) - Settings (OCR) Dialog Box - TS8320

Article ID: ART177298 | Date published: 08/06/2020 | Date last updated: 08/06/2020
 

Description

Learn about the options in the Settings (OCR) dialog box in IJ Scan Utility for Windows.

Solution

Settings (OCR) Dialog Box

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

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

figure: Settings dialog box
 



 

A: Scan Options Area

Source Type

Select the type of item to be scanned.

  • Scanning documents: Document

  • Scanning magazines: Magazine

Color Mode

Select the color mode in which to scan the item.

Original 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.

figure: Custom Size Setting dialog box

 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.

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

Image Processing Settings

Click Plus (Plus) to set the following.

 When Color Mode is Black and White, only Correct gutter shadow, Correct slanted text originals, and Detect the orientation of text original and rotate image appear.

Apply Auto Document Fix

Select this checkbox to sharpen text in a document or magazine for better readability.

 The color tone may differ from the source image due to corrections. In that case, deselect the checkbox and scan.

 Scanning takes longer than usual when you enable this function.

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.

 Scanning takes longer than usual when you enable Reduce moire.

Correct gutter shadow

Reduces gutter shadows that appear between pages when scanning open booklets.

 Use ScanGear (scanner driver)'s Advanced Mode tab to correct gutter shadows when scanning non-standard size items or specified areas.

 When you enable this function, scanning may take longer than usual with a network connection.

Correct slanted text originals

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

 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)

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

Detect the orientation of text original and rotate image

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

 Only text documents written in languages that can be selected from Document Language in the Settings (General Settings) dialog box are supported.

  • 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

‚ÄčIn these cases, select the Check scan results and specify save settings checkbox, and then rotate the image in the Save Settings dialog box.



 

B: 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.

 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 pull-down menu, then click Add in the displayed Select Destination Folder dialog box and specify the destination folder.

The default save folders are as follows.

  • Windows 10/Windows 8.1:

    Documents folder

  • Windows 7:

    My Documents folder

Data Format

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

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

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

 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.

 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 box after scanning.



 

C: Application Settings Area

OCR Application

Displays the extracted text in a specified application.

 To add an application to the pull-down menu, select Add... from the pull-down menu, then click Add in the displayed Select Application dialog box 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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