Thread poster: MARCELA RUIZ
| | MARCELA RUIZ
Local time: 08:56
Spanish to English
I have a translation assigment and the client has sent 15 pages in 15 separate .tif files.
I've tried to scan them to MSWord with the AbbyyFineReader and it only let me do it with the first file, for the other 14 it shows a dialog box saying it is not a supported format - and they are all .tif!!
Any suggestion to avoid having to scan them "manually", i.e. printing and using the scanner?
| Save in other format || Oct 19, 2004 |
I have seen different versions of .tif format. Try to open the pictures in any image processing software and save them in an other format. I think .bmp is generally the most compatible one.
| | Hynek Palatin
Local time: 13:56
English to Czech
| Exactly, save in another format || Oct 19, 2004 |
Harry is right. The TIFF format can use different compression algorithms (none, LZW, JPEG, etc.) and some applications cannot work with all of them.
| Compression is the culprit || Oct 20, 2004 |
The TIFF format can use different compression algorithms (none, LZW, JPEG, etc.) and some applications cannot work with all of them.
FineReader does not accept most types of compression, I normally save images as Windows bitmaps with no compression (*.BMP)
| | Robert Tucker
Local time: 12:56
German to English
Try DocMorph ? - It is a web-based free scanning service offered by US National Library of Medicine.
- DocMorph's Text Extraction facility uses optical character recognition (OCR) to convert scanned images to text. The Text Extraction facility can also extract text from any of the list of over 50 files that DocMorph is able to process. -
- DocMorph handles nearly all types of TIFF files, except for some old types of TIFF JPEG files. TIFF files may be submitted as single page or multi-page TIFF. Images may be black and white, grayscale, color, uncompressed, or compressed using LZW, Group 3 or Group 4 algorithms. DocMorph also handles PackBits compression. -
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