direct optical character recognition - printed characters can be read directly by the computer without the need for special ink
A computer peripheral used to translate print format into one the computer can store and print out.
A device that imports text, pictures and graphs into a computer.
A peripheral device that converts text or pictures into bit-mapped data that is put into a computer. The digitized images can then be edited. (WP, Gr. 6)
An electrical device that convert photographs, slides or negatives into digital form to be manipulated and stored on computers. Scanned images can also be uploaded to an online photo album.
A HARDWARE device which connects to your computer system and which converts images on paper (e.g. photographs, book pages) into digital language the computer can read and therefore edit, store or transmit.
input: A piece of hardware that minutely scans an image, reading dark, light and colored areas as a stream of digital data. You put a photograph, a drawing or even a three-dimensional object on the scanner, close the lid and push a button and the machine sends a copy of it to the computer. It's sort of like a copier. Some scanners are hand-held and you roll the little machine over the top of the image. There are also video scanners that can input live stuff. The scanning software usually offers you several file format options. Unless you have a clear idea and a good reason not to, always save scanned images as TIFFs.
A device for transferring text or images from paper to a computer.
An input device that uses light-sensing equipment to import documents into programs as images to be edited and saved. The image produced from scanning a text document can be converted back into editable text through OCR software.
A peripheral which works like a copy machine in that it can copy an image and then store it in the computer's memory.
A device used to scan reflective art and/or transparencies to convert the image into a color separated digital file format for color correction, sizing, and page assembly.
hardware device that optically scans an image and converts it into a digital image. Many computers have scanners and OCR software so sheets of text can be scanned and converted into editable word processing documents.
Hand-held computing device, which reads bar codes. This information is then downloaded into our Purotrak System.
Computer hardware designed to scan documents and graphics into computers and to read barcodes from materials or patron cards into an automation system.
A device that takes a picture of a printed page or image and puts it into the computer memory.
Scanning is a method of digitizing photographs, negatives, slides/transparencies and drawings. The scanner reads the continuous tone image and turns it into pixels, which are individual dots that contain color and tonal information. This digitized image is then saved as a picture file that can be delivered to the computer by cable, floppy disk, and other removable storage media, or through email.
Also referred to as "reader"; after fluorescent labelling and hybridisation, the scanner or reader scans the microarrays into a computer for subsequent analysis.
An optical input device that creates a photographic copy of text, drawings, and images for storage and manipulation by graphic and wordprocessor programs in the computer.
(1) A device used to input graphics into a computer system, or (2) a radio receiver that skips across frequencies so you can listen for conversations.'
The software used to gather hardware information and software information from systems and devices.
an input device used to scan in documents and convert them into a computer readable format.
A device that scans hard copy and digitizes the text and/or images to a format that can be interpreted by a computer.
Converts photos and drawings into a digital map of the picture. Read up on them before you buy.
An optical device that recognizes dark and light dots on a surface, and converts this recognition, by means of a grid array, into a digital file. It can be used to convert "paper maps" to digital maps, but generally requires additional computer-aided manipulation and manual editing to produce digital data in proper formats.
A device that can read text or illustrations printed on paper and translate the information into a form the computer can use. A scanner works by "digitizing" an image and placing it on the computer as a file.
A component of the FunnelWeb program that scans a copy of the input file in memory and generates a line list and a token list to be fed to the parser. The scanner processes the input at the lexical level.
A device that can be remotely controlled to provide horizontal movement only to a camera.
A device which takes an original, such as a photograph, and converts it into a series of numbers that can be used to describe the image to a computer. Scanners always produce RASTER images. There are two basic types of scanners: FLATBED SCANNERS, such as consumer scanners; and DRUM SCANNERS, which are larger, more complicated, and much more costly.
See electronic scanner.
These optical devices read analog data and convert it to digital. These are often used to create a digital picture file from a printed picture. A sensor (usually CCD) passes along the underneath of the object being scanned and converts the object's presence into a digital image.
A device for scanning hard copy documents and images into the computer.
Device used to create a digital representation of information on page of paper
Device to turn a printed image (e.g. a photograph) into a digital image that can be stored on a computer or transmitted on the Internet. They're ridiculously cheap at the moment, and essential if the web site is to have an original graphic component.
A hardware device which captures digital images; converting the page into a graphics image for the computer. There are many types of scanners, such as flatbed scanners, drum scanners, slide scanners, microfilm scanners and scanners for scanning black-and-white only or color. Last Reviewed: 2003-04-28
A device that interprets the reflected light from a physical image and digitizes it so it can be stored on a computer. Using a scanner can eliminate the need for human contact with individual documents.
Electronic device that converts images and/or text to digital signals a computer can read so they can be stored and modified with the appropriate software.
An electronic instrument that reads bar codes and other graphic information found on product packages, coupons and mailing envelopes.
A device that converts paper documents into digital files and images. See also FLATBED SCANNER and ALL-IN-ONE
Bar code device which produces a signal representing the bars and spaces of a bar code.
device that converts visual information to digital images
A device that can output text and graphics from a physical image to digital data
A device that electro-optically converts a document into binary (digital) code by detecting and measuring the intensity of light reflected or transmitted.
A device used to digitize images to be manipulated, output, or stored on a computer.
A machine that takes paper documents and turns them into electronic files.
A scanner is a peripheral device for capturing graphic images from a page and converting the data into a binary code. Once captured, the image can be edited with a painting program, pasted into a desktop publishing document, or sent over the telephone lines with a facsimile device. Scanners work similarly to copiers, except that the pattern of charged particles is converted to bits rather than being used to attract pigment.
A handheld device used to scan barcodes.
A device for capturing a digital image. There are many types of scanners, such as flatbed scanners, drum scanners, film scanners and microfilm scanners.
An electronic device that electro-optically converts optical information into electrical signals.
A computer input device that transforms printed matter (photos, illustrations or text) into electronic data.
an electronic device that generates a digital representation of an image for data input to a computer
a component that can be added to a personal computer to digitally copy images and/or text
a computer accessory (peripheral) used to digitize pictures
a computer peripheral that converts documents, cloth, etc into digital images
a device essentially takes a picture of your photograph, somewhat like a photocopier, and saves it in digital format on your computer
a device for converting paper/printed documents into electronic images ( bitmaps ) that can be used on a computer
a device for copying text or images printed on paper into a digital form that the computer can use
a device for digitizing paper documents into images that may be manipulated by a computer
a device similar to a copy machine
a device that analyzes a physical image (such as a photograph, printed text, or handwriting) or an object (such as an ornament) and converts it to a digital image
a device that can capture and convert images into digital form, thereby allowing for computer storage and graphic manipulation
a device that can look at a page and turn it into an electronic picture, made of millions of dots
a device that captures text or images from a document for storage in a computer system
a device that converts an image from a printed page to a computer file
a device that converts images-- negatives, slides or prints-- to digital format, i
a device that converts prints or images on
a device that copies hard copy information (printed page, graphic image, photograph etc) into digital data, translating the information into a form a computer can store as a file
a device that reads graphics and text into a
a device that reads spatial pattern such as images, graphics and texts, and then generates digital signals of that pattern
a device that scans printed material and converts it into a computer text file
a device that searches radio frequencies for transmissions, and stops when it finds a frequency that is in use so that the channel can be monitored
a device that translates an image into digital information--a raster graphics file --that can be displayed and edited on the computer
a device that translates a picture into an array of dots
a device that works like a photocopy machine
a device used to read a compatible microchip
a device which converts a photograph or image into an electronic file
a device which scans physical images from paper to produce digital image files
a device you can buy at a computer store that allows you to convert photographs and images on paper into a file format that can be displayed on the computer screen
a good example of a data-creating I/O device, and a printer is a good example of a data consuming I/O device
a great source of high quality images
a great way to create electronic versions of all of your critical documents
a great way to get high quality images for stories and movies
a great way to spruce up those school assignments, turn photo prints into email attachments, or, combined with your printer, create a simple home photocopier
a hardware device that brings printed images into your computer
a hardware device which takes an input document and produces an electronic stream of information representing the image
a highly needed part of your computer hardware collection, so much so that we are able to
a into data, often to be analyzed or stored by a computer
a light-sensing input device that reads printed text and graphics and then translates the results into a form a computer can use
a machine that makes an image, a picture of the page that is fed to it, and sends that image to your computer
a machine used to make a representation of a physical object in the digital world
a must for bringing photos and original artwork into the computer, and a laser printer with PostScript is the best choice for creating proofs
a must, since you most likely will be dealing with a large number of family photos
an electronic device, which is used to transform a printed image or an object into a digital format that can be used by the computer for a wide variety of purposes
an excellent source of digital images
an external device that is like a copy machine but is used to record data onto the computer
an image capturing device that can be attached to your computer
an image input device that receives an image by a scanning operation, such as by scanning a document
an imaging device with an array of photosensitive cells or "eyes" that detect light reflected off or transmitted through the object being scanned
an optical device that can read documents and other paper-based images and transform them into computer files
an output device and is used to get information out of a computer
an raster-input device
a peripheral device for computers
a photocopier connected to a computer
a piece of computer equipment that looks like a small photocopier but works like a digital camera
a piece of computer equipment that works somewhat like a copy machine or fax machine
a piece of computer hardware which works rather like a Xerox machine
a piece of equipment that turns images (drawings, illustrations, photographs) into digital information which can be shown on a computer screen
a program which groups characters in an input stream into a sequence of tokens
a simple and inexpensive device used for digitizing your photos and important documents
a simple automata that assembles characters in the input into tokens that are used by the parser, which itself is a more complicated pushdown automata
a simple, cheap way to digitize images for printing, editing on your computer, or sending via e-mail
a small machine that makes a photocopy of virtually any printed matter or illustration and stores it in a computer
a small table-top box with a glass surface which will take a high resolution electronic picture (a computer graphic file) of what ever is placed on it
a special purpose digital camera dedicated to two-dimensional images printed on paper, etc
a technological device which acquires information from the
a useful computer accessory for antiquers
a very useful input device
An electronic device that uses light-sensing equipment to scan paper images such as text, photos, and illustrations and translate the images into signals that the computer can then store, modify, or distribute.
A scanner is an electronic device that digitalizes photographs, art or text for posterior use in a design or layout program. It is the way we convert hardcopy into an image for your computer screen.
This peripheral can copy written documents, pictures or photographs directly into your computer, converting them to digital files. There are three types of scanners: handheld, hopper-feed and flatbed. Recently flatbed scanner prices have gone way down, so that you can buy one for $100-$200.
A device that reads an image and converts it into computer data.
Device that converts information on a piece of paper (or any object placed on the scanner bed) into a digital image.
A device that digitises artwork into an electronic representation that may be manipulated in a computer environment.
A device which "photocopies" a piece of paper but which allows it to be manipulated, stored or displayed.
A device that changes a picture or text to a digitized form.
5skAnE/ n. a device for examining a body, organ or tissue
An external device used to produce digitised images of documents and photographs, which can then be stored as files and edited on a computer.
a peripheral device used to “read” (scan) a graphic or text and send it to a computer.
Any device that systematically decomposes a sensed image or scene into pixels and then records some attribute of each pixel.
Device for a PC whereby images can be 'scanned' using technology similar to a photocopier. The scanned image is usually translated into an image file and uploaded into the computer. With additional fax utilities on a PC it is possible to use a scanner and printer as a fax machine.
An electronic device that automatically reads imprinted codes, as the product is pulled across the scanner. The library field is successfully using these for circulation and other use counts.
Means of converting artwork-either transmissive or reflective-into digital format, to then be further digitized or edited via computer.
hardware device for converting hard copy pictures, text etc. into digital format.
A device that can convert photos and text to an electronic format that can be manipulated on your PC.
A device that reads a printed page and converts it into a graphics image for the computer.
A machine that “reads” text and/or graphics from a printed page into a computer file.
A device that transforms visual information (photos, pictures) to information that computers can comprehend. With OCR software, printed information can also be scanned.
An external device that takes a picture of a printed page or image and displays it on the screen.
An input device that reads printed text and graphics and transfers them to a computer in digital form.
A device used to input a graphic images into a computer.
An electro/optical device that converts the bars and spaces of a bar code field into electrical signals.
A device which electronically reads text or images into a computer. The resultant image can then be cropped or altered for use in page format.
A device used to capture data digitally from a paper map or other graphic representation.
In computer terms a device which is used to produce a digital copy of the markings on a piece of paper.
a photocopier device used to read documents and to translate it into information that can be used by the computer.
Converting an image to a digital file that can be stored, retrieved, displayed and printed by a computer.
A device that inputs the contents of a printed page into the computer by first converting it into a graphics image
A device which uses photo-electric cells to convert a drawing, photograph or document into data which can be manipulated by a PC. A flat-bed scanner has a flat sheet of glass on which the image is placed. The scan head moves below the glass. A hand-held scanner is held in your hand and contains a row of photo-electric cells which, when moved over an image, convert it into data
Device for converting analog visual information into digitized date.
A device which makes high-resolution copies of printed images and text to use on a computer.
Equipment which ‘reads' pictures and converts them into digital format for storage in a computer system. Scanners can be used to grab photographs for desktop publishing or to store electronically-accessible copies of documents
A machine with allows you to convert pictures into digital form to be processed by your computer.
If you want your holiday snaps on your computer, you should use a scanner. It's a device that scans or copies the image, turning it into a digital format that can be saved on to your PC. Some scanners also convert documents into electronic files that can be opened in a word processor and edited.
A device that takes a picture of a document that exists outside of the computer and digitizes the image to put in the computer.
An input device that captures photographs or pictures from paper to an electronic format. Scanned pictures can be edited and enhanced in PhotoDraw.
An electronic device that digitises and converts photographs, slides and paper images into bitmapped images.
A device that can capture an image and convert it into a unique set of electrical signals. The image scanned may be a pattern that is directly related to a code, such as bar codes on retailed products, or it may be a picture, page or portion of text
A machine fitted with a photoelectric cell that "reads" a picture, bar code or text in order to convert it into an image (or text file) that can be digitally displayed and manipulated on a computer screen
To use a scanner, you place the page you want to scan on the glass surface of the scanner. A light passes across the glass and a picture of the page is taken. The image from the page can then be stored on your PC. You can also scan text, which you can copy into a word processor and read using magnification, speech or Braille output.
Scanners can be used to convert text documents or photographs into digital files. There are two scanners available in the Library & Information Centre on Level 4, West wing. There is a guide available to help you use them.
A device used to take a "picture" of a document or photo and convert it to a graphic image file inside your computer.
Device that scans a document and converts it into a scanned image.
Device used to scan an image and capture it in an electronic format.
A device that captures an image for the computer and converts it to a digital form which the computer can display, edit, store and output. A scanner can be used for a wide variety of applications, such as incorporating artwork or photos into documents, scanning printed text into your word processor to eliminate retyping, scanning faxed documents into a database for storage and adding images to multimedia productions.
A device which converts text or images from a piece of paper into a form which can be used in a computer; essentially performing the reverse of the process carried out by a printer.
An electronic device that can send and receive radio waves. When combined with a digital signal processor that turns the waves into bits of information, the scanner is called a reader or interrogator.
A hardware peripheral that illuminates, reads and then converts original text, artwork or film into digital data. Types of scanners include: flatbed or drum, and color or black-and-white.
A scanner is like a copier, except that instead of making the copy onto paper, it creates a computer image file of the scanned image. Once the image is in this digital form, you can store it on your computer hard disk, manipulate it with a graphics design program, upload it in the Zazzle Design Program, and more.
A device that reads text, images and bar codes. Text and bar code scanners recognize printed fonts and bar codes and convert them into a digital code (ASCII or EBCDIC). Graphics scanners convert a printed image into a video image (raster graphics) without recognizing the actual content of the text or pictures.
A peripheral computer hardware device used to input data in raster format. There are two types of scanners, one type systematically examines every element of a map manuscript, diagram, or image by directing a light beam in a succession of linear sweeps accross the original copy. Data about each element ("x,y" coordinates and spectral signature), are recorded in digital form (raster format) on computer tape which can be later edited and used as a digital file. The other type of scanner (commonly used on Earth observation satellites for the production of remotely sensed imagery), records the radiation being reflected from the Earth's surface. This data is processed in a manner similar to the first type mentioned. Scanners often have software which allows them to convert raster format data to vector format. (See drum scanner).
A scanner is a useful accessory to have if you are working with lots of artwork or photos. This device can copy written documents, pictures or photographs directly into your computer. There are three types of scanners: handheld, hopper-feed and flatbed.
Optical device that senses different levels of reflections of light and transfers that information into numeric formulas that can be read by a computer and replicated on a screen or printed.
Equipment for converting paper documents to electronic documents that can be used by a computer.
A scanner is a piece of hardware that will examine a picture and produce a computer file that represents what it sees. A digital camera is a related device. Each has its own limitations.
Electronic device used to scan an image.
An electronic device that digitizes and converts photographs, slides, paper images, or other two-dimensional images into bitmapped images.
Optical scanner. Also electric device used in making color separation.
A piece of equipment that copies a document or image directly into a computer.
An optical device which 'reads' map sheets, photographs, 35 mm slides and paper documents and converts them into digital form (raster data).
A device which scans a light across a page of text or graphics and feeds a digitised representation of the image into a computer for storage or further processing. Scanners are typically flat-bed (like a photocopier), rotating- drum, or hand-held. If the image is text, there are software packages which can convert it from an image to actual characters which can for example be loaded into a word processor.
A device that can convert a printed page or image into a usable computer file.
a switching device that enable a single measuring instrument to sequentially sample multiple sensors
a device that scans documents and reproduces them in a digital form (raster) and allows the copies of these documents to be edited and saved.
A device like a photocopier that can copy photos and documents to be used by the computer.
A device that can read text or illustrations printed on paper and translate the information into a form the computer can use. Optical scanners do not distinguish text from illustrations; they represent all images as bit maps. To edit text read by an optical scanner, an optical character recognition (OCR) system is necessary to translate the image into ASCII characters. Most optical scanners come with OCR packages.
The device that captures a physical object or image (an analog image) and converts it into the digital medium. Scanner types include: transparency; flat bed; and drum, which uses a rotating drum to scan the image. Scanners also include types that scan in three dimensions, such as digital video and still cameras. A video camera uses a CCD to scan many low resolution images in. A digital camera scans with a CCD or a CMOS to digitize a single, moderate resolution image. There are table- mounted cameras that scan in a high resolution 3-D image, such as the rare "Panoscan," of which there are only 40. It scans a single row CCD of an area and digitizes a 300 Megabyte image from 3-D space. There are still others that are stand-mounted. Artwork is placed on a wall and the camera scans an image in at around 4000 pixels square. Yet another uses three CMOS chips (one for each RGB color) to capture a 48 Megabyte image from 3-D space, which must be static
Electronic device for reading bar codes
An electronic device to copy a text or graphic and store it electronically. In general, a scanner has an optical character reading (OCR) software.
A hardware device that reads information from a photograph or other graphic and converts it into a computer-readable bit-mapped image.
A device that converts a printed page or image into an digital representation that can be viewed and manipulated on a computer.
a device that attaches to your computer that will convert printed material into images on the computer.
A device for scanning images and converting them into an electronic signal in a standard video format.
Device used to make color separations, halftones, duo tones and tri tones. Also a device used to scan art, pictures or drawings in desktop publishing.
An electronic device used in the making of colour and tone corrected colour separations.
An electronic device to read bar code symbols and convert them into electrical signals understandable by a computer device
A machine that digitizes the markings from a piece of paper or a page, creating an electronic image of the original.
The antennas, transmitter (or exciter) and receiver electronics integrated in a single package called the scanner. They may be combined with additional digital electronics including a microprocessor in a package called a reader. Separation Operational distance between two tags.
a digitizing device used to translate a picture or typed text into a pattern of dots which can be understood and stored by a computer.
an input device used to import images into a computer for DTP
A hardware device which allows you to make an electronic picture from your paper or photograph. This picture can then be stored on a disk or computer.
This is used to scan a physical object i.e. a photograph, onto the PC so as you can manipulate the image and then print it out using your printer.
Scans reflective art and/or transparencies to be stored on a computer as a digital file for correction, sizing, and page assembly.
Device used to digitize type, illustrations and photographs.
(1) Any device that scans, and thus produces an image. (2) A radar set incorporating a rotatable antenna for directing a searching radar beam through space and imparting target information to an indicator.
A device that electro-optically converts bar codes into electrical signals. Stack Code Two-dimensional bar code where linear bar codes are stacked one upon another and are printed in a rectangular shape to achieve the most efficient use of label area.
(1) Scans and digitizes two dimensional information consisting of pictures, graphics or text into a stream of bits. Also called optical scanner. (2) A device similar to a copier that converts images and type (paper-based or microform) into a digitized signal which can be stored in a computer. (7/96)
A machine that will convert an image into a screened pattern to be read by a computer.
An electronic device used in the making of color and tone-corrected separations of images.
Digital equipment that can capture the image of whatever is placed on its scanning bed. Scanned items can be imported into a computer system as a file. Close Window
A device that uses a moving optical reader to store a page or photo for translation into digital (bitmap) information.
An input device that reads images or text and converts the data into digital signals.Graphical scanners read photos or other images into the computer and digitize them, producing bitmapped graphics files.Text scanners use optical character recognition software to read pages of text and produce editable text files.Bar code scanners, as used in stores, convert bar codes into digital information. Some types of scanners are flatbed scanners, sheet-fed scanners, hand-held scanners, and slide scanners.
a device that scans text which via Optical Character Recognition software (OCR) can import into a computer
An optical device that converts images - such as photographs - into digital form so they can be stored and manipulated on computers. Different methods of illumination transmit light through red, green and blue filters and digitize the image into a stream of pixels.
An electronic device that reads, decodes and converts optical information from a bar code into electronic signals.
An electronic input device used in making color separations and tone corrected color separations that converts the original medium (a photograph, a drawing, etc.) into a digitized, bitmapped image or file. This file can then be manipulated electronically to accommodate size, color correction, cropping or whatever artistic designs are warranted. Flatbed scanners use CCD (charged couple device) technology while Drum Scanners use PMT (photomultiplier tube) technology. to top
Equipment which can be connected to the PC that is used to capture images of a page and turn them into a digital image for manipulation on a PC. These vary in cost and can be purchased on the Internet or from a high street PC specialist.
an input device that takes in an optical image and digitises it into an electronic image represented as binary data. This can be used to create a computerised version of a photo or illustration.
A piece of equipment designed to allow color and black and white artwork to be fed into a computer, cleaned up and resized.
Both hand-held and flatbed hardware and software for copying graphics images and text into computer files. Both color and black and white options are available.
A device that captures images or text and converts it to a bitmapped image.
Electronic device that captures an impression of an object (commonly a photographic print or other flat document) and converts it into a digital image which can be edited and saved on a computer.
an electronic copier connected to a computer. Scanners are used to input drawings, pictures or printed text into the computer.
A peripheral device connected to a computer to capture graphic images from a page and convert the data into binary code. Once captured , the image can be edited with a painting program, pasted into a desktop publishing document, or sent over the telephone lines with a fax device.
A device that digitises images or documents. A scanner takes a snapshot of a document and converts the image into computer code so that it can be digitally enhanced or sent across the Internet. Most scanning software will enable you to digitise the image in several formats (file types).
A photocopier-like device that uses light-sensing equipment to read a document and translate it into information that can be used on a computer.
A machine used to change printed material to digital form and store it in a computer.
A machine that can put an image onto a computer by scanning it for it's color, size, etc. This can be useful for putting artwork (such as drawing or photographs) onto a web site.
An electronic device that digitizes and converts photographs, slides, or other two-dimensional images into bit mapped images. Different methods of illumination transmit light through red, green and blue filters and digitize the image into a stream of pixels. Once an image is converted into digital form, it can be stored and manipulated on computers.
Computer input device used to input graphics and/or text.
An input device commonly used to convert paper documents into computer images. Scanner devices are also available to scan microfilm and microfiche.
a device that records images into a digital file format such as jpg. Some scanners have the ability to scan in text and uses OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software to convert the scanned image into a text file.
A scanner enables you to save pictures and text on computer disk.. If you use a small hand-held scanner you can roll it across the picture. Larger flatbed scanners work rather like a photocopying machine.
A device thatconverts visual information into digital data.
Usually this refers to a device, such as a film scanner or a flatbed scanner, which scans an image for input. A type of stepper, the lens-scanning stepper used for exposure, is also called a scanner.
A scanner is a peripheral device that is used to transfer a picture, photograph, or image into a file on your computer.
device that takes a picture of an image that exists outside the computer and reproduces the image on the computer.
This usually refers to a galvo, but can be any device that moves the laser beam back and forth.
A device for capturing image data which works by optically reading or â€œscanningâ€ the original. Light-sensitive sensors convert information regarding image brightness and colors into electrical values. The two major types of scanners are the drum and the flatbed. See also â€œdrum scannerâ€ and â€œflatbed scannerâ€.
A peripheral that converts a physical object (usually something printed on paper) into a digital graphics file.
A device that converts images, such as photographs or printed text, into an electronic format that a computer can use. Many stores use a special type of scanner to read bar code labels into the cash register.
A device that can read a page of text or graphics and convert it into some form of graphical file. These devices usually connect to the computer via either the parallel port or a SCSI controller card. See also File, Parallel Port and SCSI.
A device that reads text or graphics printed on paper and translates them into a digital image the computer can use.
An electronic input device that captures a digital image or objects into a computer.
A device used to digitise printed information (pictures, graphics, and text).
Works like a small photocopier, but the image can be displayed on a computer screen, saved to disk or printed out. Most scanners will take up to A4 size.
A device used to copy an image from a physical source (e.g., photograph) into a computer.
A peripheral for digitising documents (photos, slides, drawings, texts), though it can also digitise small objects. It is an essential tool for putting pictures on a personal web site.
a machine that captures eye-readable images as digital image files
A medical device with which images of the body are obtained
A device that is used to scan text or a graphical image into the computer's memory.
A device that resolves a two-dimensional object, such as a business document, into a stream of bits by raster scanning and quantization.
a device usually attached to a computer used to convert media, such as paper and microfilm, to electronic images
This device allows you to read images and text into your computer. Scanners use a variety of connection formats including Parallel Port, USB, and SCSI. USB is simple, SCSI is fast, and Parallel Port is extremely slow. The Miscellaneous Page discusses scanner suggestions.
An electronic device used to convert a continuous tone original into a series of halftone dots for printing.
A device that converts images into digital form.
an input device; used to turn pictures or documents into groups of dots or pixels using a light source
Optical scanner, also electric device used in making color separations.
A device that converts visual information into digital data.
A peripheral that digitizes images and saves them on hard disks.
A scanner captures images from photographic prints, posters, magazine pages, and similar sources for computer editing and display. Scanners come in hand-held, feed-in, and flatbed types and for scanning black-and-white only or color. Very high resolution scanners are used for scanning for high-resolution printing, but lower resolution scanners are adequate for capturing images for computer display. Scanners usually come with software, such as Adobe's Photoshop product, that lets you resize and otherwise modify a captured image.
a device to create an electronic image from paper or film originals. The scanner uses sensors to determine the shade (or color) of the document at set intervals. The sizes of the intervals are determined by the scanner itself (generally stated in terms of dots-per-inch or dots-per-centimeter resolution) and by adjustments that can be made at the time of the scanning. The resulting electronic image is a raster image, with one pixel in the image for each sensing position of the scanner. The size of the image (measured in pixels) depends on the size of the original and the resolution of the scan. Three-dimensional scanners are similar in that they scan objects according to a pre-set resolution system, but they are able to record 3D locations of the scanned points, not simply the color or tone or a series of points in a grid.
A machine that scans a printed image, such as a photograph or a page of text, and turns it into a file that can be displayed and manipulated on a computer.
A device which reads (in dot matrix form) a document and can reproduce it as a bit map on an electronic file. Scanners may be handheld, suitable for scanning small amounts of text or small graphics, or Flatbed, which usually take a single sheet of A4 paper. Monochrome and colour versions are available. Colour is more expensive. (See OCR)
While a camera would take a picture of an area all at once, a scanner is a device that examines an area point by point until the entire area has been imaged. These points become the pixels in a digital remote sensing image.
A device that takes a picture of an image, breaks it down into dots and records it as a digital file for use with a computer. Some types of scanners are: flatbed scanner: A device for converting paper images (photographs, drawings, printed images) into computer graphic files. slide scanner: A device for converting 35mm slides into computer graphic files.
In medicine, an instrument that takes pictures of the inside of the body.
The thing you put stuff in or on that you want scanned....duh! It is not a computer. It is a peripheral. It is an input device. There is no need to explain scanners cause, if you're new to computers, you shouldn't be messing around with them.
An input device in which to capture a piece of artwork onto a computer as a digital file. A scanner uses light sensitivity to translate the picture into a pattern of dots. Types of scanner: Flatbed scanner, drum scanner, transparency scanner, scanback and digital camera.
A device for converting text or graphics displayed on a sheet of paper into a digital image you can display on your computer screen and use with certain applications.
are input devices use for digitising paper documents or printed images.
An input device that uses light to read printed information including text, graphics, and bar codes, and transfers it into the computer in a digital format.
An input device that enables you to take an image (a photo or drawing or picture or a page of text and "digitise" it into an electronic image file, which can then be used in a document or sent as a file by email.
A device that takes a computer-readable picture of artwork and brings it into the computer memory so you can digitize the design with your software.
An electronic device that converts printed bar code into electrical signals. A device that examines a spatial pattern, one part after another, and generates analog or digital signals corresponding to the pattern. Scanners are often used in mark sensing, pattern recognition, character recognition, and bar code recognition. The scanner converts bar code symbols to electrical signals for input to a bar code reader decoder for processing and subsequent output through a data communications interface.
A device used to turn hardcopy output such as paper, slides, or transparencies into digital information for the purpose of manipulating and reproducing on the computer.
An electronic device used in making color separations. Originals are placed on drums, which are rotated, reproduce the original via digital and electronic signals transferred to the finished film size through fiber optics. Scanners utilize electronic circuits to correct color, compress the tones and enhance the detail.
A peripheral used to digitize documents, photographs, and other images, and store the data in a file that can be manipulated on a computer.
A machine used in electronic counting that ‘reads' ballot papers and records each vote marked.
A scanner converts normal film and photos into digital pictures which can then be read by a computer. Flatbed scanners look a bit like small photocopiers and are ideal for converting prints and drawings. Film scanners are shoebox-shaped and convert both negative and slide film.
Electronic device used to make color separations and sometimes halftones and duotones.
An input device generating a bitmap image of a surface. A section of code or program allowing random access to a block of data and which treats different portions of the block differently in accord with its informational content.
nbspAn electronic device used in the making of color and tone corrected color separations.
An optical device used to digitize images such as line art or photographs, so that they can be merged with text by a page-layout or desktop publishing program or incorporated into a CAD drawing. ... more
A peripheral device for importing pictures and text into a computer. A type of scanner known as a flatbed scanners works rather like a portable photocopying machine.
Device to convert from analog maps or photographs to digital image data in raster format.
device by which hard-copy pictures and text can be converted into digital form for use on a computer. Small hand-held devices work by rolling the scanner head across the paper. Larger flatbed scanners work rather like a portable photocopying machine. With OCR and a speech synthesizer, it is possible to scan text into the computer and hear it read aloud. It can also be used to read bar codes and convert them into numerical data.
1. When referring to a CCTV device it is the pan only head. 2. When referring to an imaging device it is the device with CCD chip that scans documents and images.
see optical scanner.
A Scanner is a peripheral device for digitising documents (photos, slides, drawings and texts). It is an essential tool for putting pictures on a personal web site.
(n) A computer input device used to capture information on paper and translate the information into a raster (bitmapped) computer image. Scanners can be used to convert a drawing created with traditional tools to a CAD drawing, to convert and enhance photographs in desktop publishing, or to input text information into the computer.
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A scanner is a device in the French animated television series Code Lyoko used to send people to and bring them back from Lyoko, in a manner reminiscent of teleportation.