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Canon CanoScan LiDE 500F Quick Start Manual

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Quick Start Guide

Quick Start Guide
Be sure to install the software programs before connecting the scanner
to the computer!
Please read this guide before operating this scanner. After you finish reading this guide, store it in
a safe place for future reference.
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Be sure to install the software programs before connecting the scanner to the computer! Please read this guide before operating this scanner. After you finish reading this guide, store it in a safe place for future reference. Setup and Scanning...
  • Page 2: Arcsoft Photostudio

    Adobe Acrobat Reader should be installed on your computer. The socket-outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible. Use of a shielded cable with the ferrite core(s) provided with the scanner is necessary to comply with the technical requirements of the EMC Directive.
  • Page 3: Checking The Package Contents

    It allows you to scan, save, or print images easily as well as create e-mail attachments or PDF files. ArcSoft PhotoStudio - Image Editing Program It allows you to load images from the scanner, edit and retouch them, and apply special effects and enhancements.
  • Page 4: Windows

    Installing the Software (Windows) Installing the Software • If you are running Windows XP or Windows 2000 Professional with multiple user accounts, you should log on with an administrator user name when installing or uninstalling software programs. Turn the computer on. If the "Found New Hardware Wizard"...
  • Page 5: Installing The Software

    Installing the Software Turn the computer on. Log in as the first created administrator to install the software. You cannot install the software when logged in using added administrator accounts. Place the CanoScan Setup Utility CD-ROM in the drive. Double-click the CD-ROM icon. Double-click the [SetUp] icon.
  • Page 6: Unlocking The Scanning Unit

    Peel the seals off the scanner. Slide the lock switch toward the unlock mark ( Lock Switch • When carrying or transporting the scanner, always lock the scanning unit by sliding the lock switch toward the lock mark ( Positioning the Scanner This scanner may be used in a variety of positions.
  • Page 7 Setting the Stand • The scanner weighs approximately 2.0 kg. Be careful not to drop. • Before setting the stand, make sure that there isn't a space between the document cover and the surface of the document glass (p. 11, Step 3).
  • Page 8: Connecting The Scanner

    • The scanner does not have a power switch. The power is activated as soon as the computer is turned on. There are cable holders on the side of the scanner to hold the USB cable. Use the holders to organize the cable.
  • Page 9: Positioning Items

    • When opening the document cover, support it with your hand until it stops. • Do not place items that weigh 2.0 kg or more on the scanner. In addition, do not press heavily on the document cover or the item while it is on the scanner.
  • Page 10 Repeat the procedure from Step 2. Position the item on the document glass. • Cover the scanner with a black cloth if the external light enters around the scanned item. Antislip Grip Bottom Alignment Mark...
  • Page 11 Scanning on the Stand Follow the procedure below to scan items positioning the scanner upright on the stand. Gently open the document cover until it stops. • Do not force the document cover open. You might damage or collapse the stand.
  • Page 12: Try Scanning

    This will explain the basic scanning procedures using the image editing program, ArcSoft PhotoStudio, and the scanner driver, ScanGear CS. To scan without using an application program such as ArcSoft PhotoStudio, refer to "Scanning with ScanGear CS (ScanGear Starter)" in the Scanning Guide (HTML format manual).
  • Page 13 Select [Photo (Color)]. Click [Preview]. After calibration, the preview scan will start and gradually display the image. • Do not touch the scanner while it is operating. If necessary, perform the following step. Select a Destination option. Select an option according to how the scanned image will be used: [Print (300 dpi)], [Image Display (150 dpi)] or [OCR (300 dpi)].
  • Page 14 Click the close box (Macintosh) in the PhotoStudio window to close it. • If the scanner does not perform as described above, read the "Troubleshooting" section of the Scanning Guide (HTML format manual). • For details about the bundled software programs, read the Scanning Guide or the user guides (PDF format manuals) for each software program on the CanoScan Setup Utility CD-ROM.
  • Page 15: Using The Scanner Buttons

    Using the Scanner Buttons Pressing the four convenient buttons on the scanner scans and performs the related tasks easily. Before pressing these buttons, make sure that ScanGear CS, CanoScan Toolbox, ArcSoft PhotoStudio and Adobe Acrobat Reader should be installed from the CanoScan Setup Utility CD-ROM.
  • Page 16: Scanning Film

    Scanning Film Scanning Film This scanner can scan 35 mm film strip one frame at a time. Preparing to Scan Film Use the following procedures to place the film adapter unit and the film guide on the document glass to scan film.
  • Page 17 The calibration process will start and take approximately 1 to 2 minutes. The calibration process is finished when the message disappears. • Do not touch the scanner while it is operating. To go on to scan films, follow steps 1-3 on the next page and click the [OK] button.
  • Page 18 Scanning Film Scanning Film Place the film in the film guide. Place the film face up in the film guide (images and words should read correctly from above) with the spaces between frames aligned with the white lines on the guide. Remove the cap from the film adapter unit and gently set the unit over the frame you wish to scan.
  • Page 19 Click [Preview]. ScanGear CS will display the preview image. • Do not touch the scanner while it is operating. If necessary, perform the following step. Select a Destination option. Select an option according to how the scanned image will be used: [Print (300 dpi)] or [Image Display (150 dpi)].
  • Page 20 Click the close box close it. • If the scanner does not perform as described above, read the "Troubleshooting" section of the Scanning Guide (HTML format manual). • For details about the bundled software programs, read the Scanning Guide or the user guides (PDF format manuals) for each software program on the CanoScan Setup Utility CD-ROM.
  • Page 21: Specifications

    Accessory Kit CSAK-LiDE 500F : film guide, cap for film adapter unit Upgrading to USB 2.0 (Windows Only) To upgrade a computer to the USB 2.0 standard, please use one the following USB expansion cards/hubs that have been verified by Canon for compatibility. Expansion Cards • Adaptec USB2connect 5100 •...
  • Page 22: System Information

    This form should be used to record the operating environment for the purchased scanner. If any problems occur with the scanner, you will need this information when you contact our Customer Support Help Desk. Be sure to record the information and store it in a safe location.

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