Scanning physical documents from a copier/printer so that they become electronic files has come a long way in the last fifteen years (to 2018).

An MFD will scan

> Direct to an email address (internal or external)

> Direct to a specified folder on a PC or Apple Mac

> Direct into a filing system on a Company Network (Sharepoint is the most common)

> Direct to a Website to upload images and data online


The criteria selected to ensure the scanned data is in the right format include

* The file type created (PDF-the most popular); TIFF;JPEG:XPS

* The resoution of the file rated in dpi (dots per inch)