I've been mostly happily using VueScan software with my HP scanner for my loan signings. It usually does a very good job scanning large stacks of documents and it produces very nice small file sizes. My HP scanner software produced a 40MB file with a recent test, That was for 300 dpi b&w text. VueScan produced a 15MB file size with the same batch of documents set the same way... 300 dpi b&w text.
But I'm not entirely happy with it. I sometimes notice a setting or two has changed which screws up the rest of that batch's scan. Then sometimes it has a scan to file name issue that I haven't figured out yet which stops me dead in my tracks until I'm able to get it working again.
I'm nearly ready to upgrade VueScan from Standard to Professional for $50 to get its anti-skew feature that automatically straightens document scans that skewed a bit in my scanner. But before I do that, is there a better software for batch scanning my mortgage docs that are sometime 180 pages? Whatever might be recommended at least has to be as good at compressing file sizes as VueScan is. Thanks in advance.