Scanning Documents Quickly


If you have a huge pile of papers you need to scan, the last thing you want to do is to have to place them one by one on the scanner. This is where document scanners become a necessity. These scanners have a port for feeding documents into the scanner called the ADF or automatic document feeder.

Most people are probably use to an ADF feature for copying but the same feature can also be used for scanning. And it can be a life-saver or a sanity-keeper depending on how you roll. Just place your stack of documents into the feeder and off you go. The scanner will handle the rest.

If you are thinking of getting a doc scanner, check out Fujitsu who has some of the best models.


Converting Slides to Digital

Many years ago, around the 1960s, people were gathering friends and family members around their living rooms to view slides from a recent trip or holiday. And as digital computers and cameras become prominent, the tradition slowly died. However, many of these slides are still available in the many people`s homes. Indeed, it is sad that these slides, especially the fragile ones are prone to wear and decay.


However, people should not lose those valuable memories forever. They should capture the spirit of their photos forever. The best way to ensuring the longevity of your photos is converting slides to digital formats so that they can be seen on a PC screen. With advancements in technology, it is easier to do that at home today.

In fact, doing that at home is much cheaper compared to expert slide conversion services. The only expenses that you will incur are just the initial outlay for slide scanner & slide preparation equipment.

Most slide converters work like computer scanners. You connect the slide converter to your computer. Then insert a slide into a slide converter where it will be computerized using a CCD which is similar to the ones found in the digital cameras. The photos will be sent to your computer where some special software will allow them to be enhanced digitally, and then burnt to DVD or save to a hard drive.

Generally, these are some of the things that you should know when converting slides to digital at home.

Memories on Slides

As we head into the holiday season, this is the time for many people to become nostalgic. Old photo albums or even slide decks are pulled out to remember the holidays from the past or maybe some old vacations.


But while you have those old photos and slides out, why not think about converting them to digital? Sure, it can be time consuming, but the results are certainly worth the effort. Instead of losing the quality of those pictures to time (or damage) or having to drag out a slide viewer, you could easily view all of those old memories on your computer once they are scanned in.

There are a few ways to do this. One, is to use a scanning service. That is easy but expensive. The second method is to purchase a slide scanner and do it yourself. Time-consuming but cheaper. And you won’t have to worry about your stuff potentially getting lost in the mail.

Whatever way you decide, slide and photo conversion is a great way to preserve old memories forever.

Tax Time and Receipts

Tax time is almost here again. If you own your own business it is a good idea to scan all of your receipts. The easiest way to do that is using either a document scanner or a receipt scanner. I like having these gadgets in my home office for anytime use but they are really great for getting organized around tax time. Check out the Neat Scanner company for mor information.

The Best Portable Scanners

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Portable scanners are very convenient tools to use. They give you the ability to copy images of all kinds of documents such as pictures, receipts, business cards, etc. at any time of the day and at any location you may find yourself in without any problems whatsoever.

The types of portable scanners on the market are varied and making a decision on the particular one to buy can be very difficult. The best scanners to buy will depend on the types of documents that you may need to scan, their sizes, as well as the size of your budget.

Portable scanners are typically not big or heavy and can be carried around in your bag without many problems. They are, however, very powerful and can capture high definition images for you within the shortest possible time. If you do a lot of library research or scanning of old family photos, a portable scanner could quickly become your best friend.

Using a Business Card Scanner

Business cards are very important tools in business that help a person to stay in touch with important clients and or keep track of favorite vendors. However, because of their small size, a business card can also be easy to misplace

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A business card scanner enables you to keep the contact details of any business partners you come into contact with for effective communication at all times. This type of scanner works by scanning the necessary information on a business card such as email addresses, office addresses, phone numbers, etc. and saves the information into your computer’s database for later referral.

There are two main types of business card scanners on the market. One that just records the necessary information on the card such as contact details, addresses, etc. The other type of card scanner can actually create an image of the whole card with everything on it including business logos, contact details, and everything else.

Document Scanning Tips

Whether you are self-employed or an employee of a company, you will often want to store your paper documents in digital format for later use. There are two main options to convert a paper document into digital format. You can either use manual data entry to convert the document into a digital format to load onto your computer or alternatively, make use of the best scanner you can afford.

A scanner will turn a paper document into digital format easily within the shortest possible time. Making a choice on the type of scanner to buy for your business depends on the quantity of documents you will have to get scanned. If your typical documents are normally less than 50 pages then there will be no need for a high volume scanner. On the other hand, a high volume scanner (see will come in handy if your line of business will entail the scanning of large volumes of documents.