PixEdit® Desktop Video Tutorials

Our video tutorials will show you how to do many basic tasks in PixEdit®. The videos are useful for both the new and the more experienced users.


01 What is PixEdit®?

A complete document scanning solution!

Are you a potential user of PixEdit®? This video gives you the answer! PixEdit is an ideal scanning and processing tool for any one with a document scanner or drawing scanner. It has a huge number of features for scanning and post processing such as deskew, crop, blank page removal, black border removal, searchable PDF creation, forms processing, automatic indexing.

02 Advanced tools for scanning in office or service bureaus!

Are you working with office scanning, or perhaps in a scanning service bureau? This video shows you how to quickly change between two of PixEdit's most popular predefined user interfaces. PixEdit® has a huge range for features for scanning documents and processing the images afterwards.

03 Identifying windows and tools

If you have not used PixEdit® before, you will find it useful to start out with this video in order to become familiar with functionality through an overview of various windows and tools in PixEdit. This video will also show you how to configure PixEdit's user interface to best suit your preference and type of work.

04 Zoom, pan and page browsing basics

This video shows you some less known, but fast ways to zoom and pan in documents. You many find it surprisingly useful to spend two minutes watching this video. Knowing how to zoom and pan around scanned images in a PDF, TIFF or JPEG is vital for efficient use of scanned documents.

05 How to select image pages

This video shows you how to quickly select pages in a scanned document. Once selected the pages can be moved, deleted, cropped, deskewed, copied, rotated, extracted or they can be processed with one or more image enhancement and optimization functions in PixEdit®.

06 How to delete pages

Here we show you how to delete one or more selected pages in a scanned document. PixEdit enables you to quickly delete pages within a multipage scanned document, you may have blank pages or pages that were mistakenly scanned, these pages can be quickly and easily removed.

07 Moving and copying pages

It's much easier to rearrange the page order by drag-and-drop in PixEdit® than doing this manually and then scanning again! Here we show you how to copy or move pages in a scanned document such as a PDF or TIFF file.

08 Moving pages between documents

Learn how to move or copy a single page or selection of pages between open documents.

09 Inserting other documents

Would you like to learn how to quickly combine different file types into a new document? In PixEdit we can combine various documents types such as Word, Excel, other Office documents and more into a PDF with other files such as PDF, TIFF, JPEG etc and save as over 100 different file formats, including the very popular PDF and PDF/A.

10 Combine scanned and born-digital documents

In PixEdit® we can quickly combine several scanned documents to one large file. In addition we can combine them with office documents such as a Word document or an Excel spreadsheet, and save it as a TIFF or PDF.

11 Extracting a selection of pages

If you have a large TIFF or PDF file, with say 100 pages, you can extract pages 56 to 60 and save them into a new PDF or TIFF file. In PixEdit we call this Extracting pages.

12 Reversing the page order

Did you by mistake scan a page batch in reverse order? You can easily fix this in PixEdit®. This video shows how to reverse the page order or sequence of a scanned document.

13 How to rotate, split and collate booklets

Non-destructive scanning of newspapers and booklets. Say goodbye to scissors! Did you know you can scan booklets and newspapers without the physical page splitting. PixEdit® splits and sorts and re-sequences your scanned booklets to correct reading sequence for pre-press or efficient scanning of newspapers and booklets.

14 Joining scanned pages and images together, page re-sequencing

Learn how to quickly join two or more pages into larger pages. Scanned images, from for example a booklet or magazine, may need to be joined together after scanning, for printing as an example. PixEdit will join 2 pages together and then resequence the joined pages into the correct order, for printing the booklet. PixEdit is an ideal pre-press tool.

15 Page orientation and rotation, automatic or manual

You don't need to pay much attention to page orientation and rotation when you scan with PixEdit, since PixEdit can be confgured to automatically find the correct page orientation and rotation. But what if you need to correctly orient previously scanned pages? Click the play button to learn about automatic orientation and automatic rotation!

16 Automatic scan and image quality enhancement

No scanner is perfect. We are convinced you will prefer to let PixEdit do automatic page enhancement during scanning, but since our videos focus on training, we will show you how to enhance pages manually. Here we will show you Deskew, Blank Page Removal, Black Border Removal, Contrast Toning, Image Enhancement and much more.

17 Creating a PDF/A conversion profile

PixEdit, by default, produces documents directly to PDF/A format. But PixEdit is also an excellent batch converter for office files, E-mails, CALS, TIFF and PDF file formats into PDF/A.

18 Scanning and automatic optimization of documents

It's easy to scan with PixEdit®, just press the large green scan button. Document separation, OCR, page orientation, deskewing, saving to PDF/A and many other post processing functions are done automatically. Even better, your scanner will always be ready to scan the next batch while the previous batches are processed in the background! This video shows you how to configure ScanBar and After-scanning processing.

19 After scanning profiles

Here you'll learn how to create and edit After Scanning Profiles. An after scanning profile (a process that will happen once your document scanner has finished scanning) may include processes such as Cropping, Deskewing, Blank Page Removal, Black Border Removal, Auto Orientation and OCR. These processing can be automatically applied to scanned images whilst the operator continues to scan. PixEdit is a very powerful Document Scanning Software.

20 DocServer™: Parallel processing of scanned documents

With DocServer™, you can set up multiple queues (or folders) of images needing to be processed. Each queue may have a different task, for example, Q1=Auto Orientation, Deskew and OCR to PDF/A, Q2 can be Automatic Crop. You have an expensive document scanner which you want to use to its full potential without having to wait for the After Scanning process to complete. DocServer picks up your scans from your document scanner and processes them in the background using options such as OCR, Blank Page Removal, Black Border Removal and Deskew. The files are then saved in various formats, including TIFF, PDF and PDF/A.

21 PDF Redaction and Comments

This video show you how to get started with commenting, markups and redaction. PDF markup enables comments and notes to be added to a PDF file, and Redaction is the covering up, or removal of information that a user does not want to be revealed.

22 PDF/A conversion using DocServer™

Do you need continuous conversion of incoming files or archive to PDF/A? In this video we discuss the DocServer internal folder structure. Also examined is DocServer's continuous conversion of digital born material such as; E-mails including attachments, Office documents such as Word file and Powerpoint presentations, Web pages, PDF, TIFF and many other types, into true PDF/A format. This video is primarily intended for system administrators and trained PixEdit users, and is a direct continuation of the previous DocServer video.

23 Recording macros for batch image processing

This video shows how to record and play macros! Almost all page manipulation and image editing sequences can be recorded and thereafter be replayed on selected pages, on entire documents or even entire archives. You can specify a macro to be executed during scanning in an After Scanning profile in DocServer, or let DocServer execute a macro on documents dropped into a monitored folder.

24 Quick document inspection with Page Stacking

This cool tool enables you to view selected pages merged as one single page! The page stacking tool takes all the pages in a scanned document and piles them allon top of each other. This enables the user to see the extents of the data in the scanned document.

25 Cropping images and pages

Here you will learn several different ways to crop pages, in scanned documents and drawings, removing unwanted raster data from PDF, TIFF and JPEG images. Image croping can be done individaully or run as a huge batch.

26 Cleaning up margins on scanned documents

Booklets, newspapers and books scanned with a flatbed scanner will often have noisy edges and centers. This video show how to clean unwanted graphics from a multipage document, as well as basic page splitting and deskew.

27 More page functions

Here we'll look at the page menu with functions for inserting page numbers, automatic or manual bookmarking for PDF files, adjusting page size, resolution (dpi), color mode, automatic color depth and many other useful tools for amending your scanned image files.

28 Editing scanned documents and drawings

Here we'll work with selected areas of scaned images. In earlier videos we demonstrated how to manipulate pages in a PDF/TIFF document. In this and the following videos we will show you how to edit the page content itself. We'll begin by looking at the most used tool in PixEdit: The Selection Tool.

29 Inserting text into scanned documents

This video shows a typical image editing job. We remove some old text from a scan of a drawing frame and type in new text. We also show how to configure font type, size, angle and other text properties.

30 Advanced use of PixEdit® summary: bookmarks, barcode separation, forms processing etc.

This video is an introduction to Advanced use of PixEdit, including OCR, Bookmarking, Barcode Separation, PDFA Raster and Compact, Quality Wnhanchment, ACRO - Automatic Colour and Resolution Adjustment, Colour Depth Adjustments, Contract Adjustment, Filters, Page Size and Resolution, Blank Page Removal , DocWash, Batch Wizard, Forms Processing, Vectorising, Map Correcting, Map Joining, Map Warping, COM and DDE interface.

31 Reusing graphics as figures, Image Editing, Comments and Sticky Notes.

This video shows you a simple but typical image editing job. We will change a few graphic details of an electric schematic in a large format technical document scan. We'll add some comments indicating what we did so it can be reviewed later.

32 Navigation history

You can quickly choose between, and open, the last used documents using the File menu. But don't forget the Back and Forward buttons!

33 PDF Bookmarks Tools

Bookmarks simplify navigation in PDF documents and act as an advanced table of content so users can easily browse large documents. Using PixEdit, you can add or edit bookmarks! PixEdit also has a very productive Automatic OCR Bookmark tool for fast creation of Bookmarks. Naturally, the generated PDF file is compatible with Acrobat Reader,

34 OCR and searchable PDFs

With the optional OCR module, PixEdit produces searchable PDF/A documents automatically during scanning. However, in this video we will show you manual user configuration of the Optical Character Recognition function to create both searchable PDF files and also output to other applications such as Word, Excel and Text formats. The OCR system can be run manually or in conjunction with Batch Wizard or Docserver for fast post processing of scanned images.

35 PDF/A and PDF/A Compact file formats

PDF/A Raster and PDF/A Compact are 2 of the ISO19005 standard. But what are the advantages and dissadvanages of each one? In this video we describe the differences. In summary PDF/A Raster is far more versatile, where as PDF/A Compact finds its place with lower quality office documents.

36 Batch separation and barcodes

It's very efficient to scan entire batches instead of starting and stopping the scanner between each document. To maximize your scanner investment, you may, therefore, want to consider separating each document in a batch by using barcode stickers or separation sheets. Barcodes can be used to separate and also name scanned files.

37 Converting scanned documents to HTML Webpages

PixEdit® can convert and publish almost any document type directly to a web server in standard HTML format! Any type of equipment that can show a basic web page, will, therefore, be able to show your scanned or digitally born docuemnts without extra plugins or software modules.

38 ACRO™: Automatic Color and Resolution Optimization

Let PixEdit choose color mode and resolution automatically during scanning! To speed up scanning, a scanner can be set to scan all pages in color, then ACRO can be automatically run and decide what pages should be color, which should be greyscale, and which monochrome. This reduces the sizes of scanned image files.

39 Color dropping and background enhancement

You can removed unwanted background both manually and automatically during scanning! In this video we will show you how to remove a yellowish background from a scanned image. Remember like most tools in PixEdit, the settings can be saved as a macro and played to thousands of images using Batch Wizard or Docserver.

40 Color conversion

Previously we showed how PixEdit automatically decides color mode during scanning. In this video we will show manual conversion between color, grayscale and pure black and white pages.

41 Convert page sizes and resolution (DPI)

Let's show you how to manually change page size and resolution in existing documents!

42 Adjusting brightness and contrast

This video shows you how to change brightness and contrast in existing documents! PixEdit has powerful image enhancement and color adjustment tools, enabling the user to adjust the color content of scanned documents and images such as TIFF, PDF or JPEG files.

43 Histogram normalization

Sometimes it is difficult to see important details in very dark or very bright areas of a picture or scanned image such as a TIFF, PDF or JPEG. In this dramatic demonstration we show how to reveal hidden details in a pricture on a document page!

44 Adjusting color balance

If you need to remove scanner introduced color cast or change background color on a page range, here's how to user the color balance tool! PixEdits advanced color balance tool for scanned images such as JPEG and PDF can easily be adjusted and enhanced.

45 Sharpen, blur and other image filters

Here we show you how to sharpen and blur images, as well as how to design your own image filters! These can be used for image enhancement and image editing in PixEdit.

46 DocWash™: Advanced restoration of bad originals

Some old documents may be in such bad condition they are nearly unreadable. Scanned versions of these documents are often even less readable and printouts from these scans may simply be unusable. But don't despair! PixEdit has DocWash™, with digital cleanup tools for exceptionally bad originals!

47 Batch Wizard: Automated processing of documents

Typical jobs like data extraction from scanned forms, file format conversions or macro jobs on entire archives are easy to set up and execute using Batch Wizard. With just a few mouse clicks you can process a handful, or millions of files in large folder structures.

48 Forms Processing and Automatic Indexing System

By using Forms Processing, you can extract text, numbers and other types of data from scanned forms such as user polls to a database, or save scanned forms using file names extracted from specific areas in each form.

49 PixEdit, Building a Figure Library of scanned images

In this video we will show you how to extract and use graphics and figures. The Graphic figures can then be stored and used in the future to insert into new scans or drawings. Libraries of images can be built up.

50 AccuPix™: Precise pixel accuracy and mouse movement

PixEdit's AccuPix™ feature enables accurate zooming and mouse positioning, essential when editing, zooming and viewing scanned images at high zoom values.

51 Entering exact values and coordinates

PixEdits advanced image editing tools offers real world co-ordinates, real world values. For example, rather than working in pixels, PixEdit can operate in real world measurements suchs as mm, cm, inches, miles, kilometers.

52 Grid and grid snapping

This video describes how to use the Grid facility in PixEdit. This is largely used for image editing of technical drawings. PixEdit offers Line, Pixel and ISO Grids. This enables a user to insert figures with equal spacing. When adding lines, text and figure, the grid makes editing fast and efficient.

53 Comparing scanned documents and images

In PixEdit you can compare two raster scan documents. This video shows you the compare tool. This includes various option in the way the compare system is used. PixEdit will clearly display the differences between the 2 documents.

54 Vectorization: Converting scanned documents to CAD format

PixEdit can convert a raster scan (TIF, PDF etc) to a Vector CAD file, this is a DXF file. the DXF file can then be imported into CAD applications such as AutoCad. In this Video we show you how to Vectorise your scans using PixEdit.

55 Map Joining, Page Joining, Image Stitching

This very useful PixEdit Video shows you how to join, or stitch 3 parts of a map together. Using the Map correction tool, PixEdit joins the 3 sections very simply and accurately. This means that fragile or old maps can be scanned on a flatbed scanner and the sections created easily merged together.

56 The Log window

PixEdit diagnostics video. Here we show you how to switch on program logging. This is used to diagnose problems in PixEdit, for example Twain Driver compatibility, macro execution problems. There are a number of options for what is logged including memory availability and allocation.

57 PixEdit® API: Integration with COM and VisualBasic

PixEdit can be integrated with other systems and controlled from external systems or programs by using its application programming interface, the COM API. This is ideal for interfacing with a document management system (DMS). It supports IntelliSense in Microsoft Visual Studio, which will automatically help you with the syntax and make the programming a whole lot easier!