CONTENTS GLOSSARY INDEX How to Make Best Use of the Manuals When you open the box Printed Manual CanoScan FB1200S Getting Started Describes operating procedure from set up and software installation to scanning and Detailed information confirmation of operation. Please read before on care of the using the scanner for the first time.
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GLOSSARY INDEX Contents Chapter 1 Introduction to ScanGear CS-S 4.3 ..... Welcome to ScanGear CS-S ..............System Requirements ................. About ScanGear CS-S ................. About this User’s Guide ..............Obtaining Customer Support .............. Chapter 2 Installing ScanGear CS-S 4.3 ......Before You Install ............Installing ScanGear CS-S ..........
Selecting Output Dimensions ............32 Setting Image Tones ............Setting General Preferences ........... Using Text Enhanced for Scans ............Using Canon ColorGear Color Matching ........Chapter 4 Scanning Devices ..........Configuring Scanning Devices ........Configuring a Device with ScanGear CS-S ........
Introduction to ScanGear CS-S 4.3 Welcome to ScanGear CS-S Welcome to Canon ScanGear CS-S 4.3 for Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT 4.0! Working with your imaging application, the ScanGear CS-S provides flexible capabilities for scanning with your Canon scanner and interfacing with a wide variety of applications and devices.
• Support for Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) option • Text Enhanced mode for OCR(optical character recognition) applications • Canon ColorGear Color Matching software technology About ScanGear CS-S “Windowless” Mode The ScanGear CS-S data source runs with or without its window (user interface, or UI) displayed, depending on the acquiring application.
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Chapter 2 CONTENTS Installing ScanGear CS-S 4.3 GLOSSARY INDEX Chapter 2 Installing ScanGear CS-S 4.3 Before You Install Before you install ScanGear CS-S, make sure the following items: • Is a SCSI card mounted properly to your computer ? (Refer to the Getting Started Guide on details.) •...
Chapter 2 CONTENTS Installing ScanGear CS-S 4.3 GLOSSARY INDEX 2. In the start-up menu, click [Install/Uninstall Software]. 3. [Install] window is displayed. Be sure that [Install] in the top-left of the window is selected and the check box for [ScanGear CS-S] is checked. 4.
4. Click [Open the Add/Delete Programs dialog] in the bottom-right of the window. 5. In the [Add/Remove Programs Properties] dialog box, make sure the [Install/Uninstall] tab is in front, then select Canon ScanGear CS-S 4.3 and click [Add/Remove]. 6. Click [Yes] to confirm that you want to delete ScanGear CS-S.
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Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX Chapter 3 Scanning About Scanning Scanning is the process of converting an image into computer-usable information that is, digitizing the image. Scanners and digital cameras are the main examples of devices that have the technology to transfer an external image to digital information that can be saved as a file, printed, faxed, or otherwise manipulated on your computer.
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX You can choose to scan the image without changing the default scan settings, or you can use ScanGear CS-S’s settings to preview and adjust a variety of settings prior to scanning. ScanGear CS-S’s settings are also dependent on your scanner’s capabilities and the capabilities of the imaging application you are using.
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX Clear, Preview and Scan Buttons The Clear, Preview and Scan buttons control the scanner. When you click Clear, the image displayed in the preview area is cleared. When you click Preview, the image on the scanner is scanned into the preview area but not yet saved in the acquiring application.
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX Quick Start to Scanning Use these steps to get going with ScanGear CS-S quickly, with the installed settings. Note: ScanGear CS-S does not launch unless a scanner is powered on and recognized by Windows. Preparing the Scanner Before you start scanning, be sure the scanner is connected and powered on.
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX A Select Source or Select Scanner dialog box appears that looks similar to the following picture: 3. Select the source of the scan, and click Select (or OK). Now you are ready to acquire the image. 4.
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX 5. To change a default setting before you preview, click the appropriate ScanGear CS-S settings tab and select the settings you need. For full information on each setting, see “Specifying How the Image is Previewed,” later in this chapter.
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX In the following picture, the preview image has been cropped and the tone has been adjusted to lighten the darker background on the image. 8. Continue manipulating the image and re-previewing, until the preview image looks the way you want.
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX Where is the Scanned Image? Once scanned, an image becomes one of the acquiring application’s open files. If you launched ScanGear CS-S from a TWAIN-compliant program, clicking the Scan button also saved the image in the format determined by the application from which ScanGear CS-S was launched.
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX Working with Preview Images The preview area displays how an image will look when it is scanned and acquired by the application you are using. When an image is previewed, you can decide if it needs any adjustments, and make them before you scan. Any special effects or adjustments you make to the image are displayed in the preview area.
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX Cropping Part of an Image Click Crop and drag diagonally across an area of the image in the Preview window to select that area. The area you select is outlined with a broken line. You can adjust the crop lines once you have selected an area.
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX To create a negative image: 1. Click Negative/Positive. The image changes to the opposite color or tone. 2. Use the settings on the Tone tab to adjust the negative image color and tone. Reversing an Image The Mirror tool reverses the image horizontally along the scan lines.
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX Specifying How the Image is Previewed Before you scan or preview, you can change the mode and specify how the image appears in the acquiring application. To specify how the image is previewed: 1. Choose the Scan Mode that best matches how you want the scan of the object to be output.
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX Setting Scan Mode, Resolution, and Dimensions When ScanGear CS-S is installed, the settings are in place and you can scan without changing them. However, there are a wide variety of options available for you to change the look of the preview and scanned image. You can change the settings at any time and preview the results.
• Text Enhanced: Text Enhanced images are Grayscale images (8 bits per pixel) converted to Black and White (1 bit per pixel) using Canon ImageTrust technology. You can select Text Enhanced in the Scan Mode list. If the application operates in windowless (UI-less) mode, you can select “Text Enhanced”...
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX The Grayscale options express varying shades of gray between white and black. The Grayscale (8-bit) option can express shades within a range of 256 gradations and the Grayscale (12-bit) option within a range of 4,096 gradations.
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX Selecting a Custom Resolution ScanGear CS-S has a range of preset resolutions based on your chosen output device. Using Custom Resolutions, you can also create a new customized resolution, change an existing resolution, or delete a previously defined custom resolution.
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX Changing a Custom Resolution Once you have set a custom resolution, you can change it. Use the following steps. To change a custom resolution: 1. On the Main tab, select Custom from the Scan Resolution list. 2.
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX Setting Units of Measurement In the Units list, you specify the unit of measure for width and height of the scanned image. The preset unit of measurement is based on the Measurement System setting of the Regional Settings in your Windows Control Panel.
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX When you click the Keep Proportions button, the image size is maintained in the same proportion whenever you change either the width or the height. Keep Proportions active For example, if you set the width to 4 inches and the height to 6 inches, and then you change the width to 5 inches, the height stays at 6 inches if the constraint is turned off, so the proportion of the image width and height changes.
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX To set an image scale, do one of the following: • In the Scale box, type a new percentage. • Click the up arrow to increase the percentage or click the down arrow to reduce the percentage. The new output size is displayed in the Output size area.
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX About the Tone Curve Window The Tone Curve windows display more details about each tone setting. The shape of the tone curve changes to reflect the current settings in the selected channel. If Scan Mode is Color or Grayscale, and the Tone tab is selected, Contrast/Brightness is the Tone feature selected and displayed, by default.
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX Using the Auto Tone Setting To have ScanGear CS-S automatically adjust the tone of the scanned image, click the Auto Tone button on either the Toolbar or Tone tab. When you click Auto Tone, the color curves reflect the Auto Tone adjustment, and the image in the preview area changes to reflect the tone correction.
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX Adjusting Contrast and Brightness When you click the Contrast / Brightness button, two sliders appear, one for Contrast and one for Brightness. Use these sliders to change the contrast and brightness of your image. To adjust the contrast or brightness of an image: 1.
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX Changing Gamma Curve Values The Gamma curve lets you change the midtones of colors to increase the contrast between colors, and enhance the overall image. When you increase the gamma value, light colors are made lighter, and dark colors are made darker.
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX Change Tone Using the Histogram Tool The Histogram settings let you adjust the tone shadows for the preview image. Using the eyedroppers, you can sample the Black-point, Mid-point, and White-point tones in the preview image and base the image tone settings on the sampling.
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX To adjust the tones using the Histogram tool: 1. Click the Tone tab, then click the Histogram tool button. The Histogram graph appears. 2. To adjust the tone of a particular color (red, green, or blue), select the color from the Channel list.
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX In the preview image, all tones between the black point and the white point are adjusted in relation to the midpoint setting. 6. Do one of the following: • Click Save to save these settings to use on similar images. The file is saved by default in the ScanGear CS-S device-specific directory, although you may choose another location.
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX Using Predefined Tone Curves The Preset adjustments let you select an image correction by selecting the problem with the image and letting ScanGear CS-S correct it with settings that are designed to solve the most common problems with images: overexposure, underexposure, or too high or too low a contrast.
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX To create Custom Tone Curves: 1. In the Select Special Curve list, select Edit custom curve. 2. Click on or near the curve. A handle appears wherever you click.
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX 3. Position your cursor over the handle. The cursor becomes a crosshair, indicating that you can drag the curve handle. Drag the handle and release. The curve remains where you moved it, and the image in the preview area reflects the change in tone.
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX Opening a Saved Custom Tone Curve Use the following steps to open a custom tone curve setting that you saved previously. Custom Tone Curve files are saved by default in the ScanGear CS-S device-specific directory, although you may choose another location. To apply a previously saved curve: 1.
INDEX Setting General Preferences The Preferences tab contains settings that govern the general operation of ScanGear CS-S. Settings include High Definition Color Text Enhanced and Canon ColorGear Color Matching. When the Text Enhanced checkbox is selected and the When Canon...
Canon ColorGear Color Matching sets the TWAIN Acquire to automatically use Canon ColorGear Color Matching for the preview and final scans. When Canon ColorGear Color Matching is selected, you can select a monitor profile. If Canon ColorGear Color Matching is cleared, no matching is done.
INDEX Selecting a Monitor Profile When Canon ColorGear Color Matching is selected, you can select a monitor profile that most closely matches your monitor’s settings. This ensures that the color of the preview image closely matches the original image being scanned.
Chapter 3 CONTENTS Scanning GLOSSARY INDEX Setting Up the Preview Options These options set up how ScanGear CS-S operates when it starts up and shuts down. Auto Preview Every time ScanGear CS-S is started, the original on the platen is previewed in the Preview Area.
Chapter 4 CONTENTS Scanning Devices GLOSSARY INDEX Chapter 4 Scanning Devices Configuring Scanning Devices ScanGear CS-S has another tab which supports device(scanner) depending functions. The following picture shows the FB1200S tab. Image Source Paper Size Threshold Descreen Test Scanner Shut off lamp time Configuring a Device with ScanGear CS-S •...
Chapter 4 CONTENTS Scanning Devices GLOSSARY INDEX Note: When changing the Paper Size setting, the preview area will be cleared and all setting values are reset. When setting the preview area size larger than the Paper Size, the preview area size will be adjusted to the Paper Size.
Chapter 4 CONTENTS Scanning Devices GLOSSARY INDEX Testing the Scanner The Test Scanner button performs any diagnostic tests the scanner can perform. Before you begin, make sure the scanner is turned on and in a ready position. For a flatbed scanner, make sure the document cover, or optional document feeder is closed, flat on the document glass.
Chapter 4 CONTENTS Scanning Devices GLOSSARY INDEX 3. Click Close. 4. If there are any errors reported during the test, use your scanner’s documentation to troubleshoot the problem. Setting the Lamp Save Feature The “Shut off lamp time” option turns off the lamp of the FB1200S to save power if it remains idle for a specified length of time.
Chapter 4 CONTENTS Scanning Devices GLOSSARY INDEX Scanning Multi-Page Documents If you use a flatbed scanner, you can scan and acquire many pages of documents at a time. ScanGear CS-S has settings to support the use of the automatic document feeder (ADF). When you have an automatic document feeder attached, ScanGear CS-S controls the feeder during the scan.
Chapter 4 CONTENTS Scanning Devices GLOSSARY INDEX Scanning with the Automatic Document Feeder To scan using the Automatic Document Feeder: 1. Make sure the automatic document feeder is set up. Use the previous procedure to ensure that the ADF is installed correctly. 2.
Chapter 4 CONTENTS Scanning Devices GLOSSARY INDEX 9. Do one of the following: • Click Preview to preview a page before scanning the remainder. You will have to re-load this page in the feeder to scan it. • Click Scan to scan all the pages in the feeder tray with no further intervention.
Chapter 4 CONTENTS Scanning Devices GLOSSARY INDEX Clearing Paper Jams in the Automatic Document Feeder When using the ADF, follow the guidelines below to clear paper jams. When originals remain in the document tray: 1. Lift the ADF cover. 2. Remove the jammed paper by pulling it forward. When jams occur during document ejection: 1.
Chapter 5 CONTENTS Scanning Techniques GLOSSARY INDEX Chapter 5 Scanning Techniques About Scanning Techniques This chapter provides additional information about scanning theory and practice. It has basic information to help get the most out of ScanGear CS-S’s tools, and to help you make the right choices before scanning your images. Using the information in this chapter in conjunction with the information in Chapter 3, “Scanning,”...
Chapter 5 CONTENTS Scanning Techniques GLOSSARY INDEX • Although it may seem obvious, it is important to line up the original as straight as possible so you do not have to make adjustments in the scan. • If you plan to rotate the image in the ScanGear CS-S preview window or in the acquiring software, try positioning the image so it is already rotated before the scan.
(vertical dimension). The 1200 dpi resolution of the primary scan is achieved with a proprietary Canon technology, the VAriable Refraction Optical System (VAROS). VAROS is a two-pass scanning technique that combines the results of the scanning unit's first pass with a second pass that is optically shifted by a half pixel. This technique is used for scans at resolutions of 601 dpi or greater.
Chapter 5 CONTENTS Scanning Techniques GLOSSARY INDEX File Size Estimates ScanGear CS-S displays an estimated file size for your scan in the status area on the lower left of the ScanGear CS-S window. The following table provides some estimates for the same 6 inches x 4 inches color photograph scanned at typical modes, resolutions, and output sizes.
Chapter 5 CONTENTS Scanning Techniques GLOSSARY INDEX The file size scanned with 36 bit Color/12 bit Grayscale mode is two times of that scanned with 24 bit Color/8 bit Grayscale. It will not be one and a half times. Cropping the Image Shape In most cases, you will want to crop the preview image before your final scan, to eliminate white space or other unwanted images from the final product.
Chapter 5 CONTENTS Scanning Techniques GLOSSARY INDEX 3. Click the Zoom tool and zoom in on the image. When you select the Zoom tool, the cursor changes to a magnifying glass. The plus and minus signs on the mouse indicate that you can enlarge the image (zoom in) by clicking the left mouse button, and zoom out by clicking the right mouse button.
Chapter 5 CONTENTS Scanning Techniques GLOSSARY INDEX If you have a high-contrast image, or a black and white continuous tone photograph that needs minor adjustment, the brightness and contrast settings can improve the image. If you have an image with multiple tones, such as most color images, the brightness and contrast settings may not provide the desired results.
Chapter 5 CONTENTS Scanning Techniques GLOSSARY INDEX The following preview image has too dark a background, probably because the photograph was exposed to set off the white flowers more effectively. The histogram for this image shows that most of the pixels are between the black and gray points, so there are too many dark pixels in the image.
Chapter 5 CONTENTS Scanning Techniques GLOSSARY INDEX The following figure displays the histogram when the flower is cropped. Notice the pixels are spread more evenly, although still leaning to the darker side of the midtones. You can adjust the histogram so the pixels are spread move evenly throughout the range of tones in the image.
Chapter 5 CONTENTS Scanning Techniques GLOSSARY INDEX You can also achieve some special effects by manipulating the Black-point, Mid-point, and White-point values to the extreme. In the following figure, the Mid-point has been moved to the right of the White-point, producing a solarizing effect to the lighter areas of the image.
Chapter 5 CONTENTS Scanning Techniques GLOSSARY INDEX 5. Click the Eyedropper tool on the point of the image you want to sample. That value is entered in the corresponding text box, and the image adjusts according to that value. 6. If the area of the image surrounding the sampled area changes tone as you expected, make a note of the settings.
Chapter 5 CONTENTS Scanning Techniques GLOSSARY INDEX Using this color wheel model, you can use the Tone tab adjustments to modify specific colors and correct the preview image before scanning. You can select the Red, Green, or Blue channels and adjust the Gamma, Custom Curve, and Histogram settings for the image, to provide the results you want.
Chapter 6 CONTENTS Using ScanGear Toolbox CS-S GLOSSARY INDEX Chapter 6 Using ScanGear Toolbox CS About ScanGear Toolbox CS ScanGear Toolbox CS lets you streamline the process of transferring acquired images to the function or application you want. You can scan an image and immediately send it to a printer or to a fax or mail application.
Starting ScanGear Toolbox CS When ScanGear Toolbox CS is installed, click the Start button; point to Programs, point to Canon ScanGear Toolbox CS, and click Canon ScanGear Toolbox CS. Or, simply push the Start button in front of the CanoScan FB1200S to launch ScanGear Toolbox CS on your computer.
Chapter 6 CONTENTS Using ScanGear Toolbox CS-S GLOSSARY INDEX Setting Up ScanGear Toolbox CS You can add or remove buttons from the ScanGear Toolbox CS bar, change the buttons’ settings, or enable Easy Acquire. When you install ScanGear Toolbox CS, the Fax, Mail, and Copy buttons appear on the ScanGear Toolbox CS bar automatically.
Chapter 6 CONTENTS Using ScanGear Toolbox CS-S GLOSSARY INDEX When you display the button again, the settings remain the same as when you removed it. You can also change a ScanGear Toolbox CS button’s settings without displaying it on the ScanGear Toolbox CS bar. Enabling or Disabling Easy Acquire When the Easy Acquire check box is selected and you click a button on the ScanGear Toolbox CS bar, ScanGear Toolbox CS acquires an image and directs...
Chapter 6 CONTENTS Using ScanGear Toolbox CS-S GLOSSARY INDEX Configuring Copy Settings The Copy button lets you print a scanned image directly to a printer, without having to acquire the image in a graphics application and then print it. You are, in effect, copying the image, using your scanner and printer.
Chapter 6 CONTENTS Using ScanGear Toolbox CS-S GLOSSARY INDEX Copying Acquired Images You can set up ScanGear Toolbox CS to acquire images and copy them directly to a printer. Use the following steps. To copy an image to a printer with Easy Acquire selected: 1.
Chapter 6 CONTENTS Using ScanGear Toolbox CS-S GLOSSARY INDEX To copy an image to a printer with Easy Acquire cleared: 1. Make sure the Easy Acquire check box is cleared. 2. Click the Copy button on the ScanGear Toolbox CS bar. The Print dialog box appears.
Chapter 6 CONTENTS Using ScanGear Toolbox CS-S GLOSSARY INDEX Configuring Mail Settings The Mail button lets you e-mail a scanned image without having to attach the scanned image separately to a new e-mail message. ScanGear Toolbox CS automatically links to the system default e-mail application set up in Windows, but you can change this link using the procedure in the following section.
Chapter 6 CONTENTS Using ScanGear Toolbox CS-S GLOSSARY INDEX Linking a Mail Application The Mail tab contains the settings to configure ScanGear Toolbox CS for use with an e-mail application. To link ScanGear Toolbox CS to a mail application: 1. On the Mail tab, select an option in the Link To list. •...
Chapter 6 CONTENTS Using ScanGear Toolbox CS-S GLOSSARY INDEX Mailing Acquired Images You can send mail images directly to your mail application. To mail an acquired image with Easy Acquire selected: 1. Select the Easy Acquire check box. 2. Click the Mail button on the ScanGear Toolbox CS bar. This acquire uses the settings for the Mail button if Easy Acquire is selected.
Chapter 6 CONTENTS Using ScanGear Toolbox CS-S GLOSSARY INDEX Configuring Fax Settings You can change the application or driver linked to the Fax button on the ScanGear Toolbox CS bar. By default, the system default fax application or driver is linked to the button. Note: If you do not have any fax application or driver in the system, select System Default to send the image.
Chapter 6 CONTENTS Using ScanGear Toolbox CS-S GLOSSARY INDEX 4. Select an Image Quality. 5. Click OK. Showing the Fax Button on the ScanGear Toolbox CS Bar Select Show This Button to display the Fax button on the Toolbox bar. If this check box is cleared, the button does not display.
GLOSSARY INDEX Configuring Edit or Custom Settings You can use ScanGear Toolbox CS in conjunction with Canon’s scanner driver, ScanGear CS-S, to acquire images for an image application, OCR application, or other customized application. For each Edit or Custom button you add, you can select the application, image type, and image quality.
Chapter 6 CONTENTS Using ScanGear Toolbox CS-S GLOSSARY INDEX Linking an Edit or Custom Application To link an application to the Edit button: 1. On the Edit tab or one of the Custom tabs, click Browse. 2. In the Open dialog box, select an application executable to link, and click Link.
Chapter 6 CONTENTS Using ScanGear Toolbox CS-S GLOSSARY INDEX Acquiring Images for Editing or Customized Applications You can use ScanGear Toolbox CS to acquire images for an imaging, OCR or other customized application. The Edit and Custom settings are identical. To acquire an image for Edit or Custom Application button with Easy Acquire cleared: 1.
Chapter 6 CONTENTS Using ScanGear Toolbox CS-S GLOSSARY INDEX Changing ScanGear Toolbox CS Preferences As well as configuring individual button settings, you can configure the ScanGear Toolbox CS Image (scanner) source, and the way ScanGear Toolbox CS appears on your taskbar when it is minimized. You can also specify how you want ScanGear Toolbox CS to dispose of temporary files created during the scanning process.
Chapter 6 CONTENTS Using ScanGear Toolbox CS-S GLOSSARY INDEX Specifying ScanGear Toolbox CS Appearance You can specify if you want ScanGear Toolbox CS to appear in the Taskbar when it is minimized. To specify ScanGear Toolbox CS icon location: 1. Click the Preferences tab. 2.
Chapter 6 CONTENTS Using ScanGear Toolbox CS-S GLOSSARY INDEX Using ScanGear Toolbox CS Shortcut Menus ScanGear Toolbox CS lets you use shortcut menus to acquire images and select different settings. When you right-click any button on the ScanGear Toolbox CS bar, the shortcut menu displays the currently-selected settings from that button, and lets you make Image Setting changes.
INDEX Canon Scanner Monitor The Canon Scanner Monitor, a utility program that allows you to monitor the scanner status, can be used when both ScanGear CS-S and ScanGear Toolbox CS are installed on the same computer. The Canon Scanner Monitor icon will display beside the time icon on the Windows taskbar at the lower right of the screen when the utility can be used.
Chapter 6 CONTENTS Using ScanGear Toolbox CS-S GLOSSARY INDEX ScanGear Toolbox CS Settings Summary The following sections provide the scan settings that are available when you use ScanGear Toolbox CS. Copy Image Setting Copy Image Quality Available selections for printing image quality (resolution) are different for color printers and black and white printers.
Chapter 6 CONTENTS Using ScanGear Toolbox CS-S GLOSSARY INDEX Setting Mail Output File Formats Available mail file formats are: • Windows Bitmap (*.bmp) • Tagged Image File (*.tif) • JPEG (*.jpg) Fax Image Setting Fax Image Type Available selections for Fax image type are: •...
Chapter 7 CONTENTS Frequently Asked Questions GLOSSARY INDEX Chapter 7 Frequently Asked Questions Pre-Scan Checklist Before you begin troubleshooting specific problems, verify that you have reviewed this checklist. • Viewing that your system meets all the memory, hard disk and operating system requirements listed “System Requirements”...
Chapter 7 CONTENTS Frequently Asked Questions GLOSSARY INDEX “Top Ten” List Here is a list of the “Top Ten” pieces of advice for scanning. 1. Start with the best possible original image to scan. 2. Select only the part of the image you want to scan. Preview the image and select it.
Chapter 7 CONTENTS Frequently Asked Questions GLOSSARY INDEX Troubleshooting Q & A The scanner diagnostics test displays a “test failed” message. Problem: When I run the scanner diagnostics test, I get an error saying the diagnostics failed. Cause: The scan head may not be in its home position. Solution: Close the ScanGear CS-S window if it is open.
Chapter 7 CONTENTS Frequently Asked Questions GLOSSARY INDEX Your graphics application cannot find the scanner. Problem: When trying to scan, an error message says the scanner cannot be found. Cause: Windows may not recognize your scanner. Solution: Check to see if your scanner is properly connected to your computer and that the scanner was turned on before you started Windows.
Chapter 7 CONTENTS Frequently Asked Questions GLOSSARY INDEX Printing or scanning is too slow. Problem: The printer or scanner is taking an unusually long time to print or scan. Cause: The selected output resolution of the image may be too high for the resolution of your printer, or your computer may be low on memory.
Chapter 7 CONTENTS Frequently Asked Questions GLOSSARY INDEX The automatic document feeder is jammed. Problem: The automatic document feeder (ADF) is jammed, but no paper is found under the ADF paper feeder cover. Cause: You may be checking under the platen cover, not under the cover to the ADF paper feeder.
CONTENTS Glossary INDEX Glossary Acquired Images Images sent from your scanner software to the host graphics application. Automatic Document Feeder, an optional attachment that lets your scanner perform continuous scanning of documents. Automatic Tone Adjustment Automatic analysis and adjustment of the image using Contrast/Brightness and Gamma settings.
Canon ColorGear Color Matching Canon’s process of matching the color profile of the input device (scanner) with the color profile of the output device (monitor), to yield the most accu- rate color image.
CONTENTS Glossary INDEX Color wheel A representation of colors and their complements. Complementary colors Red, green, and blue can be thought of as complementary colors to cyan, magenta, and yellow. These colors cancel each other out when combined in equal amounts. Similarly, adding a small amount of one color reduces its complement by that amount.
CONTENTS Glossary INDEX Digitizing The process of converting an image into computer-usable (digital) information that can be saved as a file, printed, faxed, or otherwise manipulated on your computer. The abbreviation for dots per inch. The resolution of a monitor or printer is measured in how many dots per horizontal inch it can display or print.
CONTENTS Glossary INDEX Gamma correction The process of adjusting the midtones to improve an image. Grainy An image with rough, uneven texture or tone. Grayscale Grayscale refers to a single-channel image made up of 256 (8-bit)/4096 (12-bit) shades of gray, ranging from white to black, that represent all tones in an image.
• Text Enhanced: Text Enhanced images are grayscale images (8 bits per pixel) converted to 1 bit per pixel using Canon ImageTrust. The default preferences setting is to automatically use Text Enhanced when the client TWAIN application (in UI- or Windowless mode) requests that a black and white scan be made.
CONTENTS Glossary INDEX Output Dimensions The final dimensions of the scanned image, based on paper size, cropping, and scaling. Output file formats The format in which a file is saved to disk. In ScanGear Toolbox CS, available mail file formats are: Windows Bitmap (*.bmp), Tagged Image File (*.tif), JPEG (*.jpg).
CONTENTS Glossary INDEX Resolution The degree of detail, translated into the number of pixels or dpi, which a device such as a scanner, video monitor, printer, or other image-displaying device, can display or reproduce. See also dpi, Pixel, Scan Resolution. RGB is an acronym for red, green, and blue, the onscreen color complements to print colors cyan, magenta, and yellow.
CONTENTS Glossary INDEX SCSI An acronym for small computer system interface. This is an interface used to connect scanners to computers. Selection tool See Crop. Shortcut menus ScanGear Toolbox CS lets you use shortcut menus to acquire images and select different settings. When you right-click any button on the ScanGear Toolbox CS bar, the shortcut menu displays the currently-selected settings from that button.
A feature used by ScanGear CS-S to increase the accuracy of text scans. When Text Enhanced is the scan mode, images are scanned as Grayscale (8 bits per pixel) and converted to Black and White (1 bit per pixel) using Canon ImageTrust processing software.
CONTENTS Glossary INDEX Units of measurement In the Units text boxes, the expression of width and height, in inches, centimeters, or pixels, of the scanned image. The preset unit of measurement is based on the Measurement System setting of the Regional Settings in your Windows Control Panel.
CONTENTS Index GLOSSARY Negatives Reversing Rotating Applications 19, 23, 47-48, 56, 59, Rulers Resolution Specifying How An Image Is Previewed Text Enhanced Mode 16, Optical Character Recognition Working With Preview Images See OCR Zooming Output Dimensions Previewing Selecting 32, Quick Start Paper Jams Preparing The Scanner Clearing...
CONTENTS Index GLOSSARY Black And White 29, 35, Multi-Page Documents 55-58 Color 28-29, 98, Preparing Material To Scan Grayscale 36,52, 60-62, 98, 102-103 Pre-Scan Checklist Setting 28-29 Quick Start Text Enhanced 28, 35, 47, 60, Using Windowless Mode Windowless 8, 20, 23, 47, Settings Scan Resolution Custom 42, 43,...
CONTENTS Index GLOSSARY ADF Is Jammed Graphics Application Cannot Find Scanner Grayed-Out Functions Image Is Too Light/Dark Misaligned/Missing Images Preview Image Small On Monitor Previewed Image Problems Printing/Scanning Too Slow ScanGear CS-S Will Not Launch Scanner Diagnostics Test TWAIN Interface 14, 16, Units Of Measurement 26, 32-33, Uninstalling ScanGear CS-S...