I am designing a product that has a feature for end users to scan/upload visual and text work. The quality needs to be good. The user demographic is not very tech savvy. Question is what is the best user friendly tool out there that I can integrate in the website?
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As you probably know, three big problems with letting users use their own scanners are:
This is why many banks that do support customer side check-scanning prefer to either write their own software (for the case of mobile devices), or just issue their own device designed specifically for scanning checks.
Assuming custom hardware & software combo is not an option, I would look into Active-X or JAVA based TWAIN solutions. TWAIN takes care of the device variability issue. But you'll also have to minimize user variability by customizing your software to provide guided flows and limit scanning parameters to prevent things like: