Wednesday, January 15, 2014

How to do a OCR Scan In Windows Using Your Scanner

If you scan documents and keep them on your PC, you will often find it challenging to search for them unless you define a hierarchy of folders to keep you scanned images. Heres a quick tip if you are using Windows 7.

The software that comes with your scanner usually allows you to save in different image format. Choose to save in TIFF format.

Save scanned image as TIFF
Saving your scanned image as TIFF in your scanner software
After a minute or two, search for the scanned image using any word in the text inside. It should appear under your Windows Search results

Search for scanned image using OCR
Searching for my scanned image based on OCR


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