HI Cindy, To add to E's comments. When Kurzweil and Openbook scan a file it takes a picture or creates a jpg file with the picture or image of the page. Then the OCR software looks at the page and converts it into a text file that the screen reader can read. When you scan a page, you have the option of keeping images or not. Now, for example, you have a page with a picture of a dog and a half page of text. The OCR software will ignore the picture of the dog and recognize the text on that page. Now, a good example of how images kept in a kes file was helpful. I did a Doreen virtue book that had some intuition exercises. You did the exercise and went to a page later in the book to see how well you noticed the word or picture displayed on that page. Since the pages with the pictures, the OCR software did not recognize anything on the description of the picture on the page was there. Having the image available to have someone sighted to look at I was able to put the description of the picture in so the reader could do the exercises. Okay, clear as mud? Katie Hill You can learn a lot if you are humble enough to listen. Lynn Lewis Warren Email: Kaitlyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 503-777-7155 -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of E. Sent: Monday, February 19, 2007 4:39 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Uploaded Before the Dawn:recovering the lost history of our ancestors Cindy when we talk about images in kurzweil we are not talking about pictures. We are talking about the actual images which are scanned of letters. Having these images means sometimes we can come up with improved scans of a book and has nothing whatsoever to do with photographs. E. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.