3 essential tips for scanning books

If you want to scan books and create high-quality eBooks, you should definitely consider these 3 criteria: resolution, document processing and optical character recognition (OCR). Discover our tips for scanning books efficiently!

Watch your scanner’s optical resolution

Your scanner’s optical resolution is important: it will greatly influence the image’s quality. For a news article or if you’re scanning text only, a 300 DPI resolution should be sufficient. If you’re scanning books with visuals or photos, we advise upgrading to 600 DPI. The higher the DPI, the better the end result.

Take advantage of document processing features

You’re scanning a book: maybe you don’t want to keep the intro. Maybe you want to get rid of any unnecessary image. Or, you might want to insert text or voice annotations for other people to read. Many software and editing solutions can do all of the above! With Readiris 17, you can reprocess your scanned books with limitless possibilities. Scanning books becomes easy as ABC.

Discover Optical Character Recognition (“OCR”)

Many scanners come with an OCR engine. This amazing technology will allow you to transform your books into documents of your choice: indexed PDF (very useful if you want to search the text), Word format / editable text, ePub format (compatible with a majority of book readers) or audio format (WAV or MP3 format). Good news: IRIS’ book scanners all integrate OCR!

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