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Q1: Does it work with computer? Need install software?
Yes. CZUR book scanner M2030 Pro need work together with your computer, and it has own professional image processing software named BookChanger. It works together with scanner and need install in your computer.
Q2: Who need CZUR book scanner M2030 Pro?
CZUR book scanner is professional for library, museum, government office, schools, university, big company, finance, bank and personal&home users. It can use where has lot of bounded files and books wish to digitize.
Q3: How the CZUR book scanner working? Can it flip pages automatically?

CZUR book scanner M2030 Pro has V-shaped cradle for putting books. Then you can press the boos and turn pages and do scanning work. After your scanning, you can check the scan results in your computer.
Currently CZUR book scanner still have no automatically flipping page Methodism. The mainly reason for forgiving to develop this are cost effective and error pages control.

Q4: What are the advantages of CZUR book scanner M2030?

CZUR book scanner M2030 Pro is one of the fastest book scanner in the world, it can reach to 60-80 pages in one minute. Except the normal function of other professional book scanners, it has own developed and copyrighted image processing software to flatten curve, remove fingerprint, correct position and purify background and so on.

Q5: What format will be saved in the PC by M2030 software?
Firstly it can scan to JPG, then can output to PDF and searchable PDF, TIFF, Text and Microsoft Word.
Q6: What is the size per one page scanned and saved in PDF format?
Normally the scanning original image is about 2M, then you can chose image quality to compress and change smaller size.
Q7: If using fingers to press the books when scanning, will the fingerprint be left in the scanned image?
Normally when scanning, it is convenient for users to press the pages using fingers. Our professional image processing software will identify the fingerprint in background and remove it. It will has no affect with the scanning results.
Q8: Does BookChanger software support OCR function to output editable documents?
Yes. BookChanger integrated the world class OCR technology from ABBYY company. It can output the scan results to editable documents like text and Microsoft Word.
Q9: M2030 scan two pages at one time, the two scanned images will be shown separated or together?
CZUR book scanner M2030 owns 2 HD Sony camera, it will scan 2 pages at one time. However, our professional image processing software BookChanger will split them automatically and show to you 2 separated pages.
Q10: What is the highest DPI of M2030.
CZUR book scanner M2030 Pro can set highest DPI to 600.
Q11: Normally bound documents and books have curve & shadow, how to deal with it in CZUR book scanner M2030?
We have our own and copyright image software named BookChanger, it will flatten the curve and clear the shadow automatically, then provide best quality scan results for you.
Q12: Can CZUR book scanner scan color images?
CZUR book scanner M2030 Pro provide three scan mode: Original picture, Color, Black&White. Original picture will save in your computer automatically, color and B&W image can be set up before scanning or transfer them together after scanned.
Q13: What is the weight of M2030 Pro? Is it too expensive for shipping cost?
CZUR book scanner M2030 Pro package contains 2 boxes. One is part A for scanner base, another is head of scanner. The two boxes totally weight is 19KG. Normally if shipping in express way such as DHL/UPS/FEDEX/EMS, the shipping size weight is 26KG. We have long term business cooperation with shipping company, they will provide the best price for our customers to ship to worldwide. It will be about 7-10 work days arriving your location in the world where you are.
Q14: How many years can the scanner use? Do you have any warranty?
CZUR book scanner do not need any consumer material, it is not like traditional flat scanner. Most of its parts can work for many years and do not need renew it. We provide 1 year warranty and provide service for you in worldwide.
Q15: How to deal with the translucent paper after scanning?
BookChanger software has background clear function, when black&white scanning, the book background and the content in the translucent pager can be processed.
How to Scan a Book

http://www.wikihow.com/Scan-a-Book

Choose a scanner.  You'll need to make a choice between a flatbed scanner and a sheet feed scanner, depending on what you can afford and what you're looking for:

● A flatbed scanner generally costs less and offers precise scans. The benefits of this scanner is that the book does not require its pages separated or its binding to be destroyed. Furthermore, flatbeds can easily scan just about anything that can be placed on the glass, not just paper documents. It is simple and flexible, especially for books.

● A sheet feed scanner is able to scan both sides of the page and is much faster than a flatbed. A sheet feed scanner requires the same amount of space as a flatbed, but scanning a bound book is impossible using this type of scanner (unless the book is destroyed by separating each of the pages.) There are some other disadvantages to sheet feed scanners:

● The moving parts required to do the job of feeding are prone to jamming and malfunction, which typically renders the scanner useless.

● Feed scanners are not designed for books, but for digitizing large amounts of single-page documents.

● Feed scanners usually offer less crisp images; the pages have to move through the scanner in order to be read by the machine.

Separate the book into individual pages.  This is an absolute necessity with a sheet feed scanner. With a flatbed scanner, it is a good idea to separate the pages to achieve an excellent scan and to avoid damaging your scanner because scanning a bound book requires pressing the cover on the book with some force.

● If there is a print or copy shop nearby, you may be able to take the book to them and ask them to cut off the binding with large powerful paper shears. This costs very little and will save a great deal of time; it eliminates the next few steps and all your pages will be square and devoid of binding glue or stitching.

Remove the binding from the book.  Contrary to what you may think, there are easy ways to do this with both a hardcover book and a paperback:

Hardcover: Use a utility knife to cut the paper hinge between the covers and endpapers. Then hit the flue with a moist, not wet, sponge to remove any paper residue.

Paperback: Use a blow-drier on its warm, not hot, setting to slowly heat up the glue holding the paper to the spine. Then simply pull the pages from the spine until they all come off in one bunch.

Use a utility knife to cut off pages in groups of about 20.  You can start from the font and work your way to the back. Or you can fold the book in half in the middle and break two equal portions in half, and then break each half in half, and so on.

If possible, carve off the binding glue, along with a thin strip of paper, with a sharp knife first or industrial shears.  Industrial shears are not essential, but if you decide to purchase one, choose the old style cutter because it can cut thin strips easily.

● When cutting with a rotary cutter, overlap the paper, on the cutting platform, or else the paper will sink into the groove and the ends will not cut thoroughly.

● Additionally, to minimize uneven cutting, when using a rotary blade cutter, reduce the amount of sheets you cut. With a rotary cutter, your margins will be narrower on one side (cropping can adjust the margin width). A good scissors and a photo editing program like Windows Live is all that you need to get the pages looking professional in the end.

Peel off any remaining binding glue on each page to protect your scanner.  If you used industrial shears or a rotary cutter to remove the binding glue, you won't have much to remove.

There might be an adhesive type of glue also — remove this too, as you want to avoid paper jams.

● If you have streaks on your scanned images, you may have some glue on the glass lens. Wipe the sticky, rubber cement glue off of the glass lens with a soft cotton cloth moistened with rubbing alcohol or glass cleaner.

As much as possible, keep the pages organized and in sequential order.  At this stage, if they aren't in order, organize them so that they are.

If you do not have Paper Port, purchase this software or software similar to it.  Paper Port connects the scanned pages together and it also converts your scans to various file types such as PDF, TIFF, JPEG, BNG, etc. PDF files are good because they cannot accidentally be altered later when reading your book on your computer. For basic scanning, PDF and TIFF files are enough.

Also consider download Windows Live image editing program or similar software.  Use Windows Live to fix the irregular edges of the pages by croppingthem. These irregular edges are caused when separating the book into individual pages and could be distracting to view. Use the "straighten image" and "cropping" features in Windows Live.

● If you so desire, make your scanning projects technically correct. Windows Live works well because the final product will be uniform in size without configuring.

Scan the book completely including the blank pages.  The blank pages have a purpose — they stop the flow of thought. If you do not include blank pages, include a note of this. For example, if blank pages 95 and 96 were omitted, put a note on page 94 (write: "page 95 and 96 were blank"), because in the future it might be temporarily confusing to find those two pages missing. Have the scan number correspond with the page number, or very close to it, so when using Adobe Reader later, it will be easy to navigate through the book.

Protect your home scanner by feeding it just one page at a time.  Paper jams from feeding more than a page will wear out the scanner roller area faster.

● Pages that were joined (stacked) by Paper Port can be separated into individual pages by Paper Port, but if you have have a batch of pages, all on one page, and made by your scanner -this file cannot be altered. If you scan your pages separately, any mistake can be deleted and replaced with a rescan of that page.

Take note of how your scanner assigns scan numbers.  If your scanner assigns each scan a counter number, then do nothing. This is ideal for inserting a missing page or a page that had to be rescanned.

● If your scanner automatically has the date and time for a scan number, configure your job to be on a counter. This is much easier to work with.

● When working with scans that were assigned time or date scan numbers, one option, although tedious, is to change those numbers to sequential numbers. A better option, when working with time or date scan numbers, is to divide your scanned pages into small batches. The pages tend to stay in sequence when working with small batches.

● When using Paper Port, divide your work in batches. Paper Port works much faster when working with a small amount of pages versus a large amount. Instead of stacking 350 pages in one step, do it in several steps, of 60 pages per batch, and it will be much faster and less of a burden on your computer's memory.

Use color scans for the front and back covers, as well as for pages with color photos.  Do a few color scans with different DPI settings and check the size of each page when scanning a book totally in color. Multiply the scanned page size with the number of pages to calculate the total size of whole file.

● Choose the DPI, carefully considering the readability and size of the scan. Color scans use a lot of space. Check the time is takes to scan a page at a high DPI — it will be in the minutes, while a black and white scan, at the default DPI, will be in seconds.

● Know also that each color scan must be edited, with a photo editing program such as Windows Live Photo Gallery, because the text in your scans will be faded. In Windows Live go to "adjust exposure" then to "highlights" and finally move the slider knob in highlights to darken the text.

Use grayscale for black and white pictures.  For each grayscale and color scan with picture (or photos) and text, edit the exposure so the text will be readable. Editing, here, is an absolute necessity as grayscale scans will be pale.

● In Windows Live Photo Gallery, go to "adjust exposure" and adjust the "highlights" slider bar. Adjust the highlights to make the text darker and the text will be indistinguishable from a black and white scan. Adjusting the highlights will not affect your image or photo.

Use black and white for scanning text.  Set the scanner on black and white, do not set it on auto. By setting the scanner on auto, the scanner will choose between color, grayscale and black and white, but the scanner does not make these choices as accurately as you can.

Review your scanned images.  Always save the scanned images as TIFF files because TIFF files are easy to navigate and edit. Although your ultimate file type will be PDF (Paper Port can only join PDF files), PDF files in separate pages are difficult to navigate through.

● For example, if you are reviewing 100 pages of TIFF files, you could scroll through them, but with PDF files you have to open (and close) each file one at a time. Furthermore, PDF files cannot be edited, so if you have a PDF file of 100 pages all connected from the beginning, and there are several pages that are unsatisfactory, you cannot do anything about it. For this reason, save your scans initially in TIFF or some other format that can be edited, and change to PDF later.

After reviewing your scanned images in the TIFF format, save your images in PDF form.  Next, using Paper Port, join (stack) the pages into one big file. Stacked files can be unstacked, in case you find an error later. A stacked PDF file will be easy to navigate through.

Have a good backup system on your hard drive or on an external drive. This is a precaution against computer failure, mistakes and accidental deletion. If your backup system fails, restore your deleted items from the recycle bin. Scanning can get confusing and mistakes happen. Ideally, do your scanning when your mind is rested and clear, but as this might not always be the case, use a backup system, at the very least.

Try not change the layout of the pages, especially the margins.  A book that has small fonts is a good candidate for scanning, but do not crop your scans and reduce the margins (for example, because you want to make the book more readable) because margins serve a purpose. Margins are like a frame on a picture, and a page looks better with margins.

● When reading that book, with the small fonts, later on your computer, you can easily make the fonts bigger by using the "zoom" feature. When working with books with very small print, you could crop each page a bit to make the final product a few percentage points larger and more readable.

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Feeling complicated? Now M2030 book scanner will help you to do the complicated scanning work. With M2030, no need to removal stapling, BookChanger intelligent software can automatically handle the complicated work including distortion correction, page extraction, background purification and so on. Using M2030, all you need to do is turning pages of books or documents without any interruption, other work can be left to M2030.

Book scanning

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_scanning

Book scanning  (or  magazine scanning ) is the process of converting physicalbooks and magazines into digital media such as images, electronic text, orelectronic books (e-books) by using an image scanner.

Digital books can be easily distributed, reproduced, and read on-screen. Common file formats are DjVu, Portable Document Format (PDF), and Tagged Image File Format (TIFF). To convert the raw images optical character recognition (OCR) is used to turn book pages into a digital text format like ASCII or other similar format, which reduces the file size and allows the text to be reformatted, searched, or processed by other applications.

Image scanners may be manual or automated. In an ordinary commercial image scanner, the book is placed on a flat glass plate (or platen), and a light and optical array moves across the book underneath the glass. In manual book scanners, the glass plate extends to the edge of the scanner, making it easier to line up the book's spine. Other book scanners place the book face up in a v-shaped frame, and photograph the pages from above. Pages may be turned by hand or by automated paper transport devices. Glass or plastic sheets are usually pressed against the page to flatten it.

After scanning, software adjusts the document images by lining it up, cropping it, picture-editing it, and converting it to text and final e-book form. Human proofreaders usually check the output for errors.

Scanning at 118 dots/centimeter (300 dpi) is adequate for conversion to digital text output, but for archival reproduction of rare, elaborate or illustrated books, much higher resolution is used.[citation needed] High-end scanners capable of thousands of pages per hour can cost thousands of dollars, but do-it-yourself (DIY), manual book scanners capable of 1200 pages per hour have been built for high price.

Commercial book scanners

Commercial book scanners are not like normal scanners; these book scanners are usually a high quality digital camera with light sources on either side of the camera mounted on some sort of frame to provide easy access for a person or machine to flip the pages of the book. Some models involve V-shaped book cradles, which provide support for book spines and also center book position automatically.

The advantage of this type of scanner is that it is very fast, compared to the productivity of overhead scanners.

Commercial book scanners

Commercial book scanners are not like normal scanners; these book scanners are usually a high quality digital camera with light sources on either side of the camera mounted on some sort of frame to provide easy access for a person or machine to flip the pages of the book. Some models involve V-shaped book cradles, which provide support for book spines and also center book position automatically.

The advantage of this type of scanner is that it is very fast, compared to the productivity of overhead scanners.

Image resolution

Image resolution  is the detail an image holds. The term applies to raster digital images, film images, and other types of images. Higher resolution means more image detail.

Image resolution can be measured in various ways. Basically, resolution quantifies how close lines can be to each other and still be visibly resolved. Resolution units can be tied to physical sizes (e.g. lines per mm, lines per inch), to the overall size of a picture (lines per picture height, also known simply as lines, TV lines, or TVL), or to angular subtenant. Line pairs are often used instead of lines; a line pair comprises a dark line and an adjacent light line. A line is either a dark line or a light line. A resolution of 10 lines per millimeter means 5 dark lines alternating with 5 light lines, or 5 line pairs per millimeter (5 LP/mm). Photographic lens and film resolution are most often quoted in line pairs per millimeter.

Resolution of digital images

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_resolution

Image resolution  is the detail an image holds. The term applies to raster digital images, film images, and other types of images. Higher resolution means more image detail.

Image resolution can be measured in various ways. Basically, resolution quantifies how close lines can be to each other and still be visibly resolved. Resolution units can be tied to physical sizes (e.g. lines per mm, lines per inch), to the overall size of a picture (lines per picture height, also known simply as lines, TV lines, or TVL), or to angular subtenant. Line pairs are often used instead of lines; a line pair comprises a dark line and an adjacent light line. A line is either a dark line or a light line. A resolution of 10 lines per millimeter means 5 dark lines alternating with 5 light lines, or 5 line pairs per millimeter (5 LP/mm). Photographic lens and film resolution are most often quoted in line pairs per millimeter.

Resolution of digital images

Pixel resolution[edit]

Resolution is the capability of the sensor to observe or measure the smallest object clearly with distinct boundaries. There is a difference between the resolution and a pixel. A pixel is actually a unit of the digital image. Resolution depends upon the size of the pixel. With a given lens setting the smaller the size of the pixel, the higher the resolution will be and the clearer the object in the image will be. Images having smaller pixel sizes might consist of more pixels. The number of pixels correlates to the amount of information within the image.

The term resolution is often used for a pixel count in digital imaging, even though British, American, Japanese, and international standards specify that it should not be so used, at least in the digital camera field.[1][2]

An image of N pixels height by M pixels wide can have any resolution less than N lines per picture height, or N TV lines. But when the pixel counts are referred to as resolution, the convention is to describe the pixel resolutionwith the set of two positive integer numbers, where the first number is the number of pixel columns (width) and the second is the number of pixel rows (height), for example as 7680 by 6876. Another popular convention is to cite resolution as the total number of pixels in the image, typically given as number of megapixels, which can be calculated by multiplying pixel columns by pixel rows and dividing by one million. Other conventions include describing pixels per length unit or pixels per area unit, such as pixels per inch or per square inch. None of these pixel resolutions are true resolutions, but they are widely referred to as such; they serve as upper boundson image resolution.

According to the same standards, the number of effective pixels that an image sensor or digital camera has is the count of elementary pixel sensors [clarification needed] that contribute to the final image, as opposed to the number of total pixels, which includes unused or light-shielded pixels around the edges.

Below is an illustration of how the same image might appear at different pixel resolutions, if the pixels were poorly rendered as sharp squares (normally, a smooth image reconstruction from pixels would be preferred, but for illustration of pixels, the sharp squares make the point better).

An image that is 2048 pixels in width and 1536 pixels in height has a total of 2048×1536 = 3,145,728 pixels or 3.1 megapixels. One could refer to it as 2048 by 1536 or a 3.1-megapixel image. Or, you can think of it as a very low quality image (72ppi) if printed at about 28.5 inches wide, or a very good quality (300ppi) image if printed at about 7 inches wide.

Unfortunately, the count of pixels isn't a real measure of the resolution of digital camera images, because colorimage sensors are typically set up to alternate color filter types over the light sensitive individual pixel sensors. Digital images ultimately require a red, green, and blue value for each pixel to be displayed or printed, but one individual pixel in the image sensor will only supply one of those three pieces of information. The image has to be interpolated or demosaiced to produce all three colors for each output pixel.

Optical character recognition

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_character_recognition

Optical character recognition (OCR) is the mechanical or electronic conversion of images of typed, handwritten or printed text into machine-encoded text. It is widely used as a form of data entry from printed paper data records, whether passport documents, invoices, bank statements, computerized receipts, business cards, mail, printouts of static-data, or any suitable documentation. It is a common method of digitizing printed texts so that it can be electronically edited, searched, stored more compactly, displayed on-line, and used in machine processes such asmachine translation, text-to-speech, key data and text mining. OCR is a field of research in pattern recognition,artificial intelligence and computer vision.

Early versions needed to be trained with images of each character, and worked on one font at a time. Advanced systems capable of producing a high degree of recognition accuracy for most fonts are now common. Some systems are capable of reproducing formatted output that closely approximates the original page including images, columns, and other non-textual components.