Scanning insurance cards on fi-6130

Posted on 2011-10-14
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
We have a Fujitsu FI-6130 scanner and Windows 7 64bit PC that is used for scanning business and insurance cards.  We are using the Windows Fax and Scan application, and scanning both sides of the cards with one pass.

The smallest setting for paper size is 3.9" x 5.8" which leaves a lot of extra space around the card in the scanned image.  If we use a program to crop the image, we lose the 2nd side of the card in the image.

We want to be able to scan the card, and keep both sides in the image - but have the image auto-cropped or auto-sized.

Other than getting a scanner made for card scanning, are there any free or inexpensive software applications that will do what we need with the FI-6130?
Question by:CTS-Tech
    LVL 51

    Accepted Solution

    This scanner is TWAIN compliant, so any software with auto-cropping that supports TWAIN should work. I use Nuance's PaperPort with a duplex scanner and auto-cropping on duplex scans works very well. You simply check the <Auto-crop> box in a scanning profile and then select Small, Medium, or Large margins. I generally use Small margins, which gives excellent results.

    You asked for free or inexpensive software. PaperPort is not free, but there's a downloadable version from Newegg for $39.99, which qualifies as inexpensive, especially considering the cost of the FI-6130:

    The download from Newegg is likely to be 12.0. Don't install it. Read my EE article on how to upgrade it (FREE!) to 12.1, which is the latest version of 12 and has some important improvements/fixes in it:

    I've been using PP12.1 on 64-bit W7 Pro successfully for more than six months. As a disclaimer, I want to emphasize that I have no affiliation with this company and no financial interest in it whatsoever. I am simply a happy user/customer. Regards, Joe
    LVL 3

    Assisted Solution

    Our company has a free tool that I use a lot. You can scan the front and back into one image. Its a free tool and does not come with any support but if it works well for you that would be great.

    Just go to the general application settings and make sure you choose the fujitsu driver.

    Good luck and let me know if it worked for you.
    LVL 37

    Expert Comment

    I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

    Accepted answer: 250 points for joewinograd's comment http:/Q_27397481.html#36970485
    Assisted answer: 250 points for VirtualScan's comment http:/Q_27397481.html#36973703

    for the following reason:

    This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.

    Author Comment

    I need to close this question sooner than 11/10 and award the points differently

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks guys

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    Find Ransomware Secrets With All-Source Analysis

    Ransomware has become a major concern for organizations; its prevalence has grown due to past successes achieved by threat actors. While each ransomware variant is different, we’ve seen some common tactics and trends used among the authors of the malware.

    What do we know about Legacy Video Conferencing? - Full IT support needed! - Complicated systems at outrageous prices! - Intense training required! Highfive believes we need to embrace a new alternative.
    In the modern office, employees tend to move around the workplace a lot more freely. Conferences, collaborative groups, flexible seating and working from home require a new level of mobility. Technology has not only changed the behavior and the expe…
    This Micro Tutorial will go in depth within Systems and Security in Windows 7 and will go into detail regarding Action Center, Windows Firewall, System, etc. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
    This Micro Tutorial will give you a introduction in two parts how to utilize Windows Live Movie Maker to its maximum capability. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Movie Maker on Windows 7 operating system.

    794 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    18 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now