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10.6: How to use OCR with HP multi-function printers
Authored by: mchagers on Feb 19, '10 12:50:42AM

This may depend on the specific printer type, but after the upgrade to 10.6.2 (I believe, it may also have been 10.6.1) the driver for my HP 1350 AIO was updated to allow the use of it's scanner through the standard SL imaging interface. This means I can now open Preview, choose File->Import from scanner->HP 1350
and it will let me scan from the application (and save as uncompressed tif right away).
This will work for all apps that support the imaging interface, which includes at least Preview and Image Capture.
In addition you can use the Capture Image Service in other apps to scan/import the image through Image Capture. This works well in Pages for instance.



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