Filling in the Captured Finger Areas in the Scanned Image of a Book

You can correct a scanned image by filling in fingers that were captured in the scanned image of a book.

The scanned image is corrected right after the document is scanned or after the scanned image is imported into ScanSnap Home.

Overview
ATTENTION
  • To fill in the captured finger areas in a scanned image, the fingers need to be detected.

    When you scan a book, fingers captured in a scanned image may not be detected in the following cases.

    • When two or more fingers that are used to hold down a book to be scanned are touching each other (Figure 1)

    • When you hold down a book to be scanned with manicured fingers or fingers with artificial nails (Figure 2)

    • When you hold down a book to be scanned with your fingers bent (Figure 3)

    • When fingers that are used to hold down a book to be scanned are captured 1 cm (0.39 in.) or more (Figure 4)

    • When there is text or an image within 5 mm (0.2 in.) around the fingers that are used to hold down a book to be scanned (Figure 5)

    • When a book that has a background color other than white (such as a comic magazine) is scanned (Figure 6)

    • When a book with [Gray] or [B & W] selected for [Color mode] in the scan settings is scanned

    Examples of When Captured Finger Images Cannot Be Detected Correctly
HINT
  • Up to five fingers on each side (top/bottom/right/left) of a scanned image can be filled in.

  • To prevent image deterioration, select and fill in as many fingers as possible with one operation.

Windows

ATTENTION
  • If you correct an image in book image correction mode after editing it in point retouch mode, the corrections in point retouch mode are overridden.

    Follow the procedure below to perform multiple book image corrections for one page.

    1. Edit in book image correction mode (Book Image Correction Mode).

      • Correcting a distorted book image

      • Splitting a double-page spread image

    2. Edit in point retouch mode (Point Retouch Mode).

      Filling in the captured fingers in image

  1. Display the [ScanSnap Home - Book Image Viewer] window of ScanSnap Home.
    • When correcting a scanned image right after a document is scanned

      1. Scan a document.

        For details about how to scan a document, refer to Scanning a Document.

      2. In the [ScanSnap Home - Image scanning and file saving] window of ScanSnap Home, select [Correct and save double-page spread document images (book/magazine)], and then click the [Check/Correct] button to display the [ScanSnap Home - Book Image Viewer] window.

    • When correcting a scanned image that is managed in ScanSnap Home

      1. Display the Main Window of ScanSnap Home.

        For details, refer to To Display the Main Window.

      2. In the Content Data Record List View, select a content data record that has an image with captured fingers that you want to fill in.

      3. Select [Open with ScanSnap Home Viewer] in the menu that appears when you right-click the content data record to display the Viewer Window (Windows).

      4. Click Correct on the [Correct] tab to display the [ScanSnap Home - Book Image Viewer] window.

        When work data that is required for correction is attached to a scanned image, you can correct the distorted book image in book image correction mode or you can split a double-page spread image.

  2. In [Final image], select a page with captured fingers that you want to fill in.
  3. Click Point Retouch Mode.
  4. In the [ScanSnap Home - Book Image Viewer] window, detect the shape of the captured fingers automatically.

    When the captured fingers are clicked, the outlines of fingers appears.

    To adjust a range of the outline, drag the white dot on the outline.

    Point Retouch Mode
    HINT
    • If a finger captured in a scanned image is not detected, the finger outline is displayed in default format.

      Drag the white points on the outline and align it with the captured finger area.

      Point Retouch Mode
  5. Click the [Apply] button.
  6. Save the scanned image that you corrected.
    • When you corrected a scanned image right after a document was scanned

      Click the [Save and Exit] button.

    • When you corrected a scanned image that is managed in ScanSnap Home

      1. Click the [Finish Editing] button.

      2. Click the [File] tab in the viewer window and select [Save] or [Save as] from the file menu.

    HINT
    • When you select the [Finalize] checkbox in the window that appears for saving images and then save the image, work data is deleted. Deleting work data from a scanned image allows you to edit the image but does not allow you to correct the image.

      An image can be corrected as long as work data is not deleted.

Fingers captured in the image are filled in and the image is saved.

Mac OS

ATTENTION
  • If you correct an image in book image correction mode after editing it in point retouch mode, the corrections in point retouch mode are overridden.

    Follow the procedure below to perform multiple book image corrections for one page.

    1. Edit in book image correction mode (Book Image Correction Mode).

      • Correcting a distorted book image

      • Splitting a double-page spread image

    2. Edit in point retouch mode (Point Retouch Mode).

      Filling in the captured fingers in image

  1. Display the [ScanSnap Home - Book Image Viewer] window of ScanSnap Home.
    • When correcting a scanned image right after a document is scanned

      1. Scan a document.

        For details about how to scan a document, refer to Scanning a Document.

      2. In the [ScanSnap Home - Image scanning and file saving] window of ScanSnap Home, select [Double-page spread (Book/Magazine)], and then click the [Check/Correct] button to display the [ScanSnap Home - Book Image Viewer] window.

    • When correcting a scanned image that is managed in ScanSnap Home

      1. Display the Main Window of ScanSnap Home.

        Click the [ScanSnap Home] icon ScanSnap Home Icon in the application list that appears when you click Launchpad in the Dock.

      2. In the Content Data Record List View, select a content data record that has a distorted image that you want to correct.

      3. Select [Tools] [Correct] in the menu that appears when you click a content data record while holding down the [control] key on the keyboard to display the [ScanSnap Home - Book Image Viewer] window.

        When work data that is required for correction is attached to a scanned image, you can correct the distorted book image in book image correction mode or you can split a double-page spread image.

        HINT
        • If [Mac (Scan to file)] is selected for [Type] in [Managing options] in the settings for a profile that is used for scanning a document, the scanned image cannot be corrected.

          To modify the settings for a profile that you use when scanning a document, refer to Modifying the Settings for a Profile.

  2. Select a page with captured fingers that you want to fill in in the list of scanned images.
  3. Click Point Retouch Mode.
  4. In the [ScanSnap Home - Book Image Viewer] window, detect the shape of the captured fingers automatically.

    When the captured fingers are clicked, the outlines of fingers appears.

    To adjust a range of the outline, drag the white dot on the outline.

    Point Retouch Mode
    HINT
    • If a finger captured in a scanned image is not detected, the finger outline is displayed in default format.

      Drag the white points on the outline and align it with the captured finger area.

      Point Retouch Mode
  5. Click the [Apply] button.
  6. Click the [Save and Exit] button.
    HINT
    • An image can be corrected as long as work data is not deleted.

Fingers captured in the image are filled in and the image is saved.