Saving images

You can save primary images to disk in a wide variety of file types. See Supported file types for more information.

To save images:

  1. Choose Save to File in the Export Results drop-down list

  2. Select Image under Save as in the Save to File dialog box.

  3. Select a folder location and a file type for your images.

  4. Type in a file name.

  5. Select All pages, Selected pages, Current page, or Selected zones.

If you choose ‘Selected zones’ at least one zone should be selected on the page image. Use the Shift key to make a multiple zone selection. Without zone selection the whole page image will be saved even if the image has zones. When saving multiple zones to a single page image file type (e.g. BMP, JPG), each zone is placed in a separate file using numerical suffixes to distinguish them. When saving selected zones to multipage image file types (TIFF, MAX, DCX, JB2) you can choose File options. If you choose ‘One file for all pages’, each selected zone will be saved to a separate page in one image file. If you choose ‘One file per page’, each zone will be placed in a separate file, distinguished by numerical suffixes.

  1. Select All Pages or Selected Pages and Create one file for all pages if you want to save your images in a single image file.

  2. Saving images in a single multi-page image file is only possible if you set TIFF, DCX, MAX or Image-only PDF as file type.

  1. Select Create one file per page to create separate files for the images.

    OmniPage adds numerical suffixes to the file name you provide, to generate unique file names.

  2. Click Options… if you want to specify a saving mode (black-and-white, grayscale, color or ‘As is’), a maximum resolution and other settings. For TIFF files, you specify the compression method here. For JPEG, quality is specified here.

    If Make changes permanent is selected (it is by default) changed settings will be saved for future saving to this file type. If it is deselected, changed settings are applied to the current save, but not kept for future saves.

  3. For JPEG image output files OmniPage offers 80 as a compression ratio under converter options. You can find this default value if you click Options… in the Save to File dialog box when “JPG – JPEG bitmap” is selected as a file type. A value of 100 means no compression, so 80 produces a quite good image. To modify this default value, click Compression ratio and enter a different value. The practical lower limit is 50. Values under 50 are not suitable for OCR purposes.

  1. Click OK.


  2. To see the image size and original resolution of an image, hover the cursor over its thumbnail with ToolTips enabled.

  • You can save images to two or more file types, or save images together with recognized pages in one saving step. See Multiple converters for more information.


Saving images