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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 1, 2021

Reinstate Auto color detection in Datacap v9.1.8

Auto Color detection during functionality missing in Datacap v9.1.8. This is available in v9.0

Problem statement: Our image center resources will be scanning high volume of documents both color and Black&white (gray). After scanning they upload scanned documents bulk in batch. This functionality supports in In Datacap v9.1.0. We were asked to upgrade to v9.1.8 which is not supporting the above functionality. Our business partners declined approval for upgrade due to this capability is not available in new version.

What is desired:

Reinstate auto color detection in Datacap v9.1.8. While scanning select color automatically if it is colored document only.

Pros of adding this feature:

  1. Increases productivity by automating color detection

  2. Increases search and retrieval performance

  3. Minimizes latency issues while performing bulk upload

  4. Small size for non-color documents/content

Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Sep 2, 2021

    I agree. There is a steep increase in document size if we have to run in Color mode just to catch the occasional photo. Having to look at other scanning options just to avoid this limitation.