ScanFix Xpress

With ScanFix Xpress, you can automatically clean up and correct scanned image files with little or no operator intervention.
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Create cleaner, sharper, smaller, and more accurate documents with ease.

ScanFix Xpress is a comprehensive scanned image cleanup SDK that enhances your applications with the power to make scanned documents cleaner, making subsequent processes such as optical character recognition (OCR), intelligent character recognition (ICR), and forms processing more accurate. Many of the key document cleanup operations require no settings to produce the best results, eliminating user interaction and allowing your scanner workflow to operate uninterrupted at full speed. Scanned documents created through ScanFix also compress more efficiently, take up less space in your archives, and transmit to internal and external customers faster. 

ScanFix Xpress Features

Color Detect & Auto Binarize

Mix color and black & white images in a single scanning job with accurate color detection and intelligent conversion. Prep pages for post-scan processing with these features:

  • Cleans up noise and variations with specific colors in 24-bit color images.
  • Flattens each color region to a specific color by adjusting each color region to its center point.
  • Offers an automatic mode to clean dominant colors or specify color list.
  • Removes JPEG compression artifacts commonly found around characters in scanned color documents.
  • Allows multiple colors to be adjusted without increasing processing time.
  • Removes JPEG compression artifacts commonly found around characters in scanned color documents.


Color Detection

  • Allows for mixed document color scanning applications containing both color and black and white documents. 
  • Analyzes 24-bit images looking for significant amounts of saturated color data, and recommends if color images can safely be converted to bitonal.


Auto Binarize

  • Provides improved automatic conversion of 8-bit and 24-bit grayscale and color images to black and white. 
  • Automatic mode analyzes images to determine best binarization methods and settings. 
  • Offers user-configurable options to fine tune results.


Image Cleanup

Automatically correct page orientation and skew, fix or remove page borders, detect and eliminate blank pages, and compress to reduce file size.


Auto Border Crop

  • Automatically converts dark borders to white or removes border completely on 1, 8, and 24-bit images. 
  • Reduces image file size (physical dimensions and compressed file size).
  • Automates border crop (user configurable to report or automatically correct).
  • Enable use on microfilm/microfiche scans or small document images.


Color Deskew

  • Automatically straightens crooked 1, 8, and 24-bit images.
  • Reports correction angle in a fraction of a second, based on image contents, not document perimeter or border.
  • Offers user configurable high quality vs. high speed setting.


Auto-Rotate

  • Automatically detect and correct orientation of documents.


Blank Page / Blank Rectangle Detection

  • Identifies and reports blank pages or areas of interest on 1, 8, and 24-bit images.
  • Configures settings to accommodate bleed-through or noisy images.
  • Eliminates blank pages to increase storage space.


Image Registration

  • Registers the image “contents” to be a specified distance from the top and/or left side of the page.
  • Applies to 1, 8, and 24-bit images.
  • Use with zonal recognition to establish the position of the text.


Perspective Distortion Correction

  • Automatically correct distortion for images taken at an angle with a camera or smartphone.
  • Improve accuracy of such apps as check deposit, mobile forms, and more.


Text Correction

Detect and convert inverted text zones and reverse colors. Remove text fill colors and reduce file sizes by eliminating unnecessary black pixels. Auto inverse text correction detects and automatically converts inverted text zones on 1-bit images. It changes white-on-black text to normal black-on-white, recognizes inverse zones in any shape (including circular), removes the fill color of text, and reduces file sizes by eliminating unnecessary black pixels.


Auto Negate

Auto negate analyzes 1, 8, and 24-bit images to determine if they are inverted (light text on dark background, dark text on light background) and offers automated correction to reverse colors, if needed (user configurable to report or automatically correct).


Line Removal

Remove hole punches on full pages or selected sections, selectively remove or keep horizontal and vertical lines, and remove data entry combs.

  • Automatically removes solid or broken lines (horizontal and vertical) from scanned forms and documents on 1-bit images and repairs text that intersects with lines (fill broken characters), which is essential for accurate OCR/ICR, and forms processing.
  •  Comb removal (commonly used in ICR forms) automatically removes data entry combs from forms in 1-bit images and repairs text that intersects with lines (fill broken characters), essential for accurate ICR.


Image Detergent® & Filters

Clean up image noise and color variations, flatten colors, remove JPEG compression artifacts, and apply filters to smooth, sharpen, and more.

  • This feature cleans up noise and variations in specific colors in 24-bit color images, and flattens each color region to a specified color by adjusting each color region to its center point. 
  • An automatic mode is offered to clean dominant colors or specify a color list. 
  • Remove JPEG compression artifacts commonly found around characters in scanned color documents, and allows multiple colors to be adjusted without increasing processing time.
  • Removes JPEG compression artifacts commonly found around characters in scanned color documents. 


Filters

  • Apply various filter operations to 8-bit and 24-bit images.
  • A variety of options are offered including smoothing filters (Gaussian, median, average), sharpening filters (unsharp mask), morphological filters (dilate, erode, open, close), edge detection filters (Laplacian, Prewitt), and provision for user defined convolution filters.


Adjust Brightness & Contrast

Apply intelligent correction to brightness and contrast to optimize post-scan processing with globally applied brightness remapping or adaptive remapping. ScanFix analyzes and corrects brightness and contrast of 8-bit grayscale and 24-bit color document. It also corrects the image using either a globally applied brightness remapping or adaptive remapping.


Color Removal

Find specified RGB colors in 24-bit images and drop those colors to white or another color, and drop multiple colors without adding processing time.

  • Color drop locates specific RGB colors in 24-bit images and drops those colors to white or a specified color. 
  • It identifies pixels to change based on proximity to user-specified color values, and provides very precise control over color manipulation. 
  • Color conversion and color blending to target color is supported. This feature allows multiple colors to be dropped without adding to processing time, detects the presence of specific colors without drop, and extracts specific colors, dropping everything else to white.


Virtual Bulb®

  • Performs software-based HSV color dropout on 24-bit images, emulating a hardware-based dropout scanner through much more powerful and flexible technology. 
  • Allows multiple hues and ranges within hues to be dropped to white and adjacent colors to fade into shades of gray compensates for variations in color saturation and brightness caused by printing environments.


Character Enhancement

Repair, smooth, and thicken incomplete characters on 1-bit images, fix jagged dot-matrix text, and smooth ragged edges to improve OCR accuracy.


Character Completion & Smoothing

  • Repairs, smoothes, and thickens incomplete characters on 1-bit images.
  • Performs well on poor dot matrix text.
  • Smoothes ragged edges on letters.


Dilate & Erode

  • Thickens or thins objects in 1, 8, and 24-bit images.
  • Apply horizontal, vertical, or diagonal adjustments.
  • Increases recognition accuracy in lightly printed or very thick text.


Background Cleanup

Wipe out random specks, dot shading, and scanner noise and significantly reduce file size without affecting text clarity for OCR operations.


Dot Shading Removal

  • Automatically removes dot shading for improved OCR accuracy on 1-bit images.
  • Removes scanner noise caused by colored backgrounds.
  • Significantly reduces compressed file sizes without destroying text.


Noise Removal

  • Removes random specks or noise on 1-bit images.
  • Performs speck removal based on user-specified speck size.


Hole Punch and Blob Removal

  • Removes hole punches and larger areas of black on 1-bit images.
  • Enables user configurable threshold settings.
  • Allows specification of full-page or a specific area of interest.
  • Reduces file sizes and storage requirements with cleaner pages.
  • Returns count of objects found.


Additional Image Processing

  • Flip, mirror, rescale, rotate, and shear.
  • Smooth-zoom to double the width and height of 1-bit images to improve barcode and OCR accuracy.
  • Offers Smooth-Zoom to double the width and height of a 1-bit image and smooth objects for better recognition (ideal for improving barcode and OCR results).
  • On 1, 8, and 24-bit images, it performs flip, mirror, rescale, rotate, and shear.


Sub-Image Processing

Separate out an area from the original document image before image processing and output only the smallest area of interest to speed up processing.

  • Applies to 1, 8, and 24-bit images.
  • Separates out an area, from the original document image, prior to image processing.
  • Speeds up processing and outputs only the smaller area of interest.


Included Components

ScanFix Xpress includes a full range of components for image cleanup, compression/decompression, thumbnails, printing, and more.

  • ScanFix® Xpress for image cleanup.
  • ImagXpress® for image compression/decompression and display.
  • NotateXpress™ for adding image annotations.
  • PrintPRO™ for printing.
  • ThumbnailXpress™ to view thumbnail images.
  • TwainPRO™ to acquire images from TWAIN devices.


ScanFix Xpress Development Environments

We support operating systems including: 

    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 7
    • Windows 8.0 and 8.1
    • Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2
    • Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2
    • Windows Server 2016
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John Reynolds Senior Software Engineer II

John Reynolds joined Accusoft in 2007 as a technical support engineer. He is now the principal software engineer for Accusoft's SDK products. He loves working on machine learning and low level programming, and always tries to eke out the best performance in Accusoft's imaging products like BarcodeXpress, where he holds multiple software patents. In his spare time, he programs endlessly for fun, crafts weekly new adventures for his D&D group, and frequently goes out dancing to swing / blues / fusion music.

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ScanFix Xpress: Image Cleanup

Scanned Image Cleanup SDK Demo

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When you download the SDK, an image cleanup sample application is provided to help you get started more easily.

Evaluate ScanFix Xpress’ superior cleanup functionality for yourself. Use our sample images or try your own. Experiment with color, grayscale, and bitonal image cleanup to find the right features to enhance your document images.

 

Tech Specs for ScanFix Xpress

This scanned image cleanup SDK automatically cleans up and corrects scanned image files for greater accuracy and less work.

Detailed Technical Specs

Support for Multiple Programming Environments

Delivers support across multiple programming environments including:

    • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.x, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0
    • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, 2015, 2017

Any CPU deployment supports:

    • 64-bit and 32-bit Windows applications

.NET Technical Notes for ScanFix Xpress

Deploying within .NET as a managed control, ScanFix Xpress is fully compliant with .NET Framework 2.0 and above. It can be used in multi-threaded applications. Confidence values are available for many cleanup operations. 

Includes 7 controls:

  • ScanFix Xpress v8
  • ImagXpress Professional v13
  • NotateXpress v13
  • ThumbnailXpress v6
  • ISISXpress v7 *
  • TwainPRO v9
  • PrintPRO v8

* Licensed separately

Sample code is included for:

  • VS 2010 (VB.NET and Visual C#)
  • VS 2012 (VB.NET and Visual C#)
  • VS 2013 (VB.NET and Visual C#)
  • VS 2015 (VB.NET and Visual C#)
  • VS 2017 (VB.NET and Visual C#)

Supported operating systems include:

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8.0 and 8.1
  • Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016

Programming environments include:

Visual Studio 2010, 2012 and 2013

Any CPU deployment supports:

64-bit and 32-bit Windows applications

Image Input, Output, & Handling

Provided through the included ImagXpress Professional v13 .NET toolkits, ImagXpress features include image viewing, compression, conversion, TWAIN scanning, annotation, printing, and more.

ScanFix Xpress Pricing

Pricing for this photo editor SDK varies based on product, deployment, and other variables.  Please contact us for help choosing the right solution for your project.

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Licensing is annual unless contracted otherwise as OEM or ISV
No Pricing is final until formally quoted in writing by Accusoft, as this sheet is subject to change without notice
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All customers receive free Upgrade Support for 90 days after initial purchase, which includes email support and all product upgrades. Several longer-term support options are also available to ensure you can make the most of your integration. 

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