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

You can correct scanned images by filling in fingers that were captured when scanning a document.

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

Overview
ATTENTION
  • Do not hold the corners of the document when you scan. If you do so, the shape of the image may not be recognized correctly.

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

    When you scan a document, 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 document to be scanned are touching each other (Figure 1)

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

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

    • When fingers that are used to hold down a document 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 document to be scanned (Figure 5)

    • When a document that has a background color other than white is scanned (Figure 6)

    • When a document 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

  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 [Crop and save flat document images as-is], and then click the [Check/Correct] button.

      3. Select the [Continue with Point Retouch] checkbox in the [ScanSnap Home - View cropped images] window and click the [Next] button to display the [ScanSnap Home - Book Image Viewer] window.

        HINT
        • The orientation of the scanned image and the crop area cannot be corrected in the [ScanSnap Home - Book Image Viewer] window. Modify them in the [ScanSnap Home - View cropped images] window beforehand.

    • 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.

  2. In [Final image], select a page with captured fingers that you want to fill in.
  3. Detect the shape of the fingers that were captured in a scanned image 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
  4. Click the [Apply] button.
  5. 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.

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

Mac OS

  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 [Flat document], and then click the [Check/Correct] button.

      3. Select the [Continue with Point Retouch] checkbox in the [ScanSnap Home - View cropped images] window and click the [Next] button to display the [ScanSnap Home - Book Image Viewer] window.

        HINT
        • The orientation of the scanned image and the crop area cannot be corrected in the [ScanSnap Home - Book Image Viewer] window. Modify them in the [ScanSnap Home - View cropped images] window beforehand.

    • 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 an image with captured fingers that you want to fill in.

      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.

        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. Detect the shape of the fingers that were captured in a scanned image 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
  4. Click the [Apply] button.
  5. Click the [Save and Exit] button.

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