Loading image files

You can create image files from your own scanner, or receive them by e-mail or as fax files. OmniPage can open a wide range of image file types, see Supported file types. If a document is already open, loaded image files are inserted as new pages in the location you defined in the Process panel of the Options dialog box. The most usual location is after the last page.

Omnipage pro Loading image files

In OmniPage Professional, files can be imported from Microsoft SharePoint, Hummingbird, iManage or ODMA sources. They can be imported into jobs from watched mailbox folders.

Input image files should typically have resolutions from 75 to 600 dpi, but 300 dpi (both horizontally and vertically) is recommended for optimum OCR accuracy. The minimum image size is 16 pixels on any side. The maximums are 28 inches (71 cm) and 8400 pixels.

Use the Process panel of the Options dialog box to specify whether grayscale and color images should be loaded with their original resolutions or not. Black-and-white images always retain the original resolution. Maximum image resolutions for saving can be specified separately for each file type in the Converter Options dialog box.

  • The following procedure is for loading image files only. To open an OmniPage Document (*.opd), choose Open OPD… in the File menu.

To load image files into OmniPage for automatic processing:

  1. Select 1-2-3 in the Workflow drop-down list.

  2. Click the Start button Omnipage tbxb start Loading image files with Load Files selected in the Get Page drop-down list.

The Load Files dialog box appears.

  1. Check that the Images option is selected.

  2. Select the folder location and file type of the file you want to load.

    Files of that type in the selected location appear in the list box.

  3. Select the files you want to load.

    Use Shift+clicks or Ctrl+clicks to place more than one file in the File name text box.

  4. Specify the desired page range for multipage TIFF, DCX, MAX, JB2 and PDF files.

The default value is All pages.

  1. Click Advanced to load files from different folders or to control file order precisely.

    • Select one or more files and click Add Selected to put them in the Selected Files list.

    • Click Add All Images to add all supported files from the current folder.

    • Use the Up button to move the selected file one position upwards. Use the Down button to move the selected file one position downwards. Repeat as necessary.

    • Select a file and click Remove to remove it from this list.

  1. To load all files of the specified type(s) from a folder, select the folder and click Add Folders or Add with Subfolders.

    You can add more than one folder. Use the checkboxes in the listing to include or exclude subfolders for each item.

  2. Click OK when you have selected all the files you want to load.

    Image files are loaded in the order selected and combined into one working document.

To load image files into OmniPage for manual processing:

  1. Click the Get Page button Omnipage tbxb load file Loading image files with Load Files selected in the Get Page drop-down list, or choose Get Page / Load Files in the File menu, or choose Get Page / Load Files then Start in the Process menu.

    The Load Files dialog box appears.

  1. Follow the instructions 3 – 8 described above.


  • You can also load images from Windows Explorer or the Easy Loader.


  1. If you have electronic fax files that you want to convert to editable text, save the fax files in TIFF format and load them into OmniPage using the Load Files command.


  • If you make a multiple selection into the File Name text box, files are ordered alphabetically. If you want a more precise ordering, use Advanced, and select files one-by-one. New files are added below a selected file, and if none is selected, at the bottom of the list. Use the Up and Down buttons to move selected files to the desired location. You can also place a blank image file in the list, for use with the export option Create a new file at each blank page. Remember that the Document Manager lets you reorder pages easily.


  • Select Preview to preview the file selected. Use the arrows to see all the pages of a multi-page file. You cannot use this function if you select multiple files.


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