Create project > Image Matching select Opticon Scanner >Save
Add Data (csv file) into the project
Data must be in csv format
Browse for the csv file
Map fields … choose what data you want password to be OR choose ‘Generate Passwords’ and let OrderPix create unique passwords
Data has been imported
From Subject Actions pulldown, choose QR Codes / Barcodes
From the Formats pulldown…select Barcodes Avery (30 up) Labels
Sort barcodes before printing and/or filter for specific data
Right click and Print barcodes on Avery 30-Up Labels
Time to shoot the job!
Use Opticon Format Barcode to clear scanners before beginning new project …. Use Sync Scan barcode to sync scanner with camera
Sync scanner and camera
Scan ‘Sync Scan’ barcode …. 2 seconds after that, take 1 picture of the Sync Scan card and that will serve as the Sync Scan Image. That’s It! Your camera and scanner are synced.
Scan first subject barcode / photograph subject image(s). All images taken after the scan belong to that scan.
Scan second subject barcode which ends image being assigned to previous scan / photograph next subject’s image(s)
NOTE: Each subject needs to have their own barcode…add ‘Walk Up Data’ to your csv in advance of importing data anticipating students will need to be photographed that are not in original data
How to download scans from scanner IF you formatted your OPN-2004 Scanner on a PC (whether you’re using a Mac or PC as your computer)
Connect scanner to computer with the cord that came with the scanner
Find the ‘scanner drive’ under This PC / The scans are in the SCANNED.TXT file. Open it.
This is what the scan file looks like. First scan is the sync scan…all that follow are subject scans before they were photographed
Place the Scanned.txt file in a folder along with all the images that are to be imported into OrderPix…INCLUDING THE SYNC SCAN IMAGE.
How to download scans from scanner IF you’re using a Mac and did not format your OPN-2004 Scanner on a PC (whether you’re using a Mac or PC as your computer)
Download Catalina … the Mac OS ‘Demo Application’ as shown
You’ve shot the job / edited for best images which are in a folder waiting for the scan file to be added
To download the scan file from the Opticon OPN-2004 Scanner … Open the Catalina OPN Companion Application
Connect the Opticon Scanner to computer. It will beep.
With the check mark next to Save to File (see illustration), Click on the three dots and create a folder for the scan.txt file to be downloaded to.
Make sure all settings are set as shown in the previous screen capture …
- Time of Scan
- Date of Scan
- 24 HR
- USA MM/DD/YY
Click ‘Get Barcodes’ > scans will appear. Of course, the first scan should be your Sync Scan. The very first line shows how many scans you have.
The text file of scans is now in the folder you created. Go to that folder and copy / paste that txt file of scans to the folder with the images that you are importing. Remember, the first image files is the Sync Scan Image
Note: you may have taken multiple images of each subject. You can cull images prior to this folder but the images finally placed in this ‘to be imported folder’ will be matched with data in the OrderPix project.
It is not recommended that you edit images before importing them until you’ve tested whether your editing software settings are set so as not to impede an accurate import of images to their correct records. Test! (Image cropping, artwork, processing raw files all may affect importing accuracy).
Now, you’re ready to import the images. You have your Sync Scan Image, the subject Image Files and the Scanned.txt file in one folder.
Import images into OrderPix project
Browse to scan file / image folder for the SCANNED.TXT file and the Sync Scan jpg
Choose ‘Upload Opticon Data’ button
The Green bar indicates ‘Scan data was added’
At the bottom of this screen, Select Image files to upload
Browse out for the images to be uploaded. NOTE: Don’t select the Sync Scan Image…only the subject images
Images have uploaded and are matched to their subject
Proceed to crop images in OrderPix from the Subject Actions menu