I’ve just released an update for Home Document Manager that adds a bit more control over your scanning process. I won’t keep you long, but I thought it would be useful to go over the new options and tell you what they do:
Use Automatic Document Feeder – If you’re using a multi-function printer or a dedicated document scanner, you probably have an automatic document feeder. It’s the bit into which you feed a pile of papers for scanning. Previously, this was automatically enabled if sheets were loaded into it. This just gives you the option to disable it.
Two-Sided (Duplex) Scanning – More advanced document scanners can scan both sides of a sheet of paper in one go. Previously, you had to use the “Custom Scan” option to enable duplex. Now you can use the built in scanning profiles.
Auto Rotate – This will automatically rotate documents to be oriented in the correct way. This has always been enabled, but now you can turn it off if you are encountering an issue with a “problem” document.
Auto Deskew – If your scanner is anything like mine, when you scan a document, it seems to always go through at a slight angle which can reduce the accuracy of the OCR process. This option will automatically deskew an image before OCR’ing it, improving the accuracy.
Auto Despeckle – Some documents, particularly scans of newspapers, old documents, books etc., have tiny marks or “specks” on them. As well as reducing readability for us humans, it can also interfere with the OCR process. This option will automatically attempt to remove these specks from the document.
As usual, no action is required on your part. Home Document Manager will update itself when an Internet connection is present.
Thanks to David for the suggestion which prompted this change.