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Plug-in Module CS-S 3.6
for CanoScan FB1200S Color Image Scanners
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  • Page 1 f o r M a c i n t o s h Plug-in Module CS-S 3.6 for CanoScan FB1200S Color Image Scanners User' s Guide...
  • Page 2: How To Make Best Use Of The Manuals

    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 confirmation of operation. Please read before using the scanner for the first time. Windows Macintosh After reading this...
  • Page 3: How To Use This Guide

    How to Use this Guide This guide explains how to use Canon Plug-in Module CS-S 3.6 (herein referred to as Plug-in Module CS-S) with application programs supporting CanoScan FB1200S, such as Adobe Photoshop. A plug-in cannot be used as a stand-alone application; it is intended to expand the range of functions of a compatible application programs like Adobe Photoshop 5.0 LE.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents How to Make Best Use of the Manuals ..............How to Use this Guide ................... Table of Contents ....................Control Panel Features ................... Scanning Procedures ....................Plug-in Module CS-S Special Features ..............Quick Start Instructions ..................STEP 1 Installing Plug-in Module CS-S ........... Installing Plug-in Module CS-S ................
  • Page 5 Auto Tone Correction (ColorSync™) ..............Descreen ......................Saving/Recalling Settings ..................Editing Scanned Images ..................Scanning Techniques .................... Appendices ....................Troubleshooting ....................Error Messages ..................... Glossary ....................... Index (A - P) ......................Index (R - Z) ......................Canon Customer Support Help Desk ..............
  • Page 6: Control Panel Features

    Control Panel Features When you need more information about a control panel button or menu, refer to the illustration below and go to the referenced page number for more details. • The illustration may differ slightly from the version of Plug-in Module CS-S provided in your package.
  • Page 7: Scanning Procedures

    Scanning Procedures Follow these procedures to use Plug-in Module CS-S. Has the scanner been attached? Refer to the Getting Started Guide that accompanied your scanner for attachment instructions. S T E P Install the Plug-in Module CS-S Software p. 12 S T E P Scanning Preparations p.
  • Page 8: Plug-In Module Cs-S Special Features

    Plug-in Module CS-S Special Features • See the Results of Adjustments Immediately (Dynamic Preview) Once in preview mode, the results of adjustments to scan mode settings and colors are promptly reflected in the preview image. Highly detailed adjustments can be performed easily because you can see the results of your changes as they are executed.
  • Page 9: Quick Start Instructions

    Start Plug-in Module CS-S from within Adobe Photoshop 5.0 LE p. 19 1. Start Adobe Photoshop 5.0 LE. 2. Open the [File] menu and select [Import] and [Canon PI CS-S 3.6]. • After Plug-in Module CS-S starts, the preview image will begin to appear automatically in the preview window.
  • Page 10 Set the Scan Mode, Output Device, Resolution and Magnification pp. 22-26 • Scanning mode determines how the image is scanned. • Output device setting optimizes the images for particular uses. • Resolution determines the amount of detail in the scanned image. •...
  • Page 11 Scan the Image p. 37 1. Click on the [Scan] button. • Plug-in Module CS-S will scan the image. • When the scan is complete, the Plug-in Module CS-S control panel will close. The image will appear in the Photoshop window. Save the Scanned Image p.
  • Page 12: Step 1 Installing Plug-In Module Cs-S

    S T E P Installing Plug-in Module CS-S Step 1 describes how to install Plug-in Module CS-S. If it has already been installed according to the instructions in the Getting Started Guide, there is no need to perform the procedures described in Step 1. Installing Plug-in Module CS-S p.
  • Page 13: Installing Plug-In Module Cs-S

    S T E P Installing Plug-in Module CS-S If Plug-in Module CS-S has already been installed according to the instructions in the Getting Started Guide that came with the scanner, there is no need to perform the following procedures. Proceed to Step 2, Scanning Preparations. Caution In order to install Plug-in Module CS-S successfully, you must first install Adobe Photoshop 5.0 LE or Adobe Photoshop (Ver.
  • Page 14 S T E P Procedures Follow the procedures below to install Plug-in Module CS-S by itself. Caution If Plug-in Module CS-S has already been installed according to the instructions in the Getting Started Guide, there is no need to perform the following proce- dures.
  • Page 15 S T E P Delete the check marks beside all the programs other than Plug-in Module CS-S by clicking the check boxes beside their names. Click the [Start Installation] button at the bottom right of the window. Click the [Yes] button to start the installation.
  • Page 16 53). The following display profile files are available: CANON gamma 1.5 monitor, CANON gamma 1.8 monitor, CANON gamma 2.1 monitor. If you wish to adjust the color balance of the display, double-click [ColorSync System Profile] in your Macintosh's Control Panels folder and select from the following system profiles.
  • Page 17: Step 2 Scanning Preparations

    S T E P Scanning Preparations Step 2 presents the essential preparations for scanning. The following procedures are explained on the indicated pages. Positioning Originals p. 18 Displaying the Plug-in Module CS-S Control Panel p. 19 Previewing p. 21 Selecting the Output Device p.
  • Page 18: Positioning Originals

    S T E P Positioning Originals Place the original you intend to scan on the scanner's document glass (platen). Procedures Place the original on the scanner's document glass. Open the cover and set the original face down on scanner's document glass with the top edge pointing into the scanner.
  • Page 19: Displaying The Plug-In Module Cs-S Control Panel

    S T E P Displaying the Plug-in Module CS-S Control Panel The Plug-in Module CS-S control panel is used to perform scans. Plug-in Module CS-S can be opened from Adobe Photoshop 5.0 LE, full versions and Limited Editions of Photoshop (Ver.3.0 or higher) and other plug-in compatible application programs. To quit Plug-in Module CS-S, click on the close box at the top left of the control panel.
  • Page 20 Start Adobe Photoshop 5.0 LE. Select Plug-in Module CS-S with Photoshop 5.0 LE. Open the [File] menu and select [Import] and [Canon PI CS-S 3.6]. The Plug-in Module CS-S control panel opens, previewing starts automatically, and the preview image is displayed in the preview area.
  • Page 21: Previewing

    S T E P Previewing When you use Plug-in Module CS-S as it was installed, automatic previewing of the original will begin as soon as you start Plug-in Module CS-S. However, if [None] is selected for the [Preview Settings] in the Preview Window Settings dialog, previewing will not start automatically after the control panel opens so follow the procedure below to start previewing.
  • Page 22: Selecting The Output Device

    S T E P Selecting the Output Device When you select the output device, you set the resolution for the scanned image when it is output. Select a value for printing or for saving a file. If your image is destined to be shown on a computer display or web site, select the 72 dpi setting.
  • Page 23: Setting The Resolution And Magnification

    S T E P Setting the Resolution and Magnification The magnification of an image can be changed before scanning to accommodate reproductions that are larger or smaller than the original. The settings can be changed in increments of 1%. 2.76"/7cm Scanning with horizontal/ vertical 2x magnification Scanning at 200%...
  • Page 24 S T E P To Set the Magnification Factor Set the desired magnification factor on the control panel. Slider Drag the slider bar in either direction or use the arrow keys to change the resolution. Click the up or down arrow to increase or decrease the setting.
  • Page 25: Setting The Scan Mode

    S T E P Setting the Scan Mode When an image is scanned, it is read as a collection of “dots.” The scan mode that is selected determines how each of these dots is represented in the output. The following five scan modes are available.
  • Page 26 S T E P Procedure Click the arrow beside Scan Mode. Selecting the box opens the pop-up menu. Select a scan mode from the pop-up menu. Caution • If you select 12-bit Grayscale or 36-bit Color for a software application that does not support these options, the system may hang up when you attempt to execute the scanning job with either selection.
  • Page 27: Verifying The Image Before Scanning

    S T E P Verifying the Image before Scanning Before initiating the final scan, it is advisable to check the intended results with the Browser function. The image in the browser window is more accurate than the one in the preview window, allowing you to verify the results more precisely before scanning. To Verify the Image Set the magnification and scan mode to the appropriate settings (pp.
  • Page 28: Rotating The Image

    S T E P Rotating the Image You can rotate the image in the preview window clockwise to the right or counterclockwise to the left in increments of 90 or 180 degrees. To rotate the image, click the appropriate button. Caution •...
  • Page 29: Setting Preferences

    S T E P Setting Preferences The Preference settings determine how Plug-in Module CS-S operates for the following options: output device (printer, files), scan area setting method, size display units, preview window size, setting the shut off lamp time, and close plug-in after scan. You can change these options at any time or restore the factory default settings.
  • Page 30: Unit

    S T E P Unit Specifies the units that define the size of the scanned image. Unit Settings Dialog Box The units displayed in this section of the control panel will change. Preview Window You can size the preview window and set its resolution. Enter a large value for a large preview window size.
  • Page 31: Setting The Shut Off Lamp Time

    S T E P Setting the Shut Off Lamp Time This option turns off the FB1200S lamp to save power if it remains idle for a specified length of time. Click the up or down arrows in the spinbox to increase or decrease the time limit or enter a number directly into the entry box in units of minutes.
  • Page 32 S T E P Procedures Open the [Preferences] menu in the control panel. Select the desired option from the pull-down menu. • Selecting any one of the Unit, Aspect Ratio or Preview Window options displays the respective dialog. Choose the desired value in the dialog and select [OK] to change the setting.
  • Page 33: Step 3 Scanning

    S T E P Scanning Step 3 presents the procedures for conducting the final scan, saving the scanned image in a file and editing image files. Follow these procedures to perform scanning jobs. Scan Area Settings p. 34 Zooming p. 35 Scanning p.
  • Page 34: Scan Area Settings

    S T E P Scan Area Settings Using the image in the preview window, you can define the actual area to be scanned. Operating Procedures Position the pointer in the preview window. The + symbol marks the current position of the pointer. Click and drag the mouse in the direction you want to define on the image as a frame.
  • Page 35: Zooming

    S T E P Zooming You can specify a selected area of the image for enlargement with the zoom features. You can use the zoom function to select an area with high precision, or to select small areas for scanning. To Zoom In Select the area you want to enlarge with the zoom function.
  • Page 36 S T E P Click on the Zoom In button [ The selected area will be displayed in expanded form. If you want to enlarge the image again, reduce the size of the area selected with the frame and click the Zoom In button again. Click the Zoom Out button [ ] to restore the view prior to zooming.
  • Page 37: Scanning

    S T E P Scanning Once you have set the magnification and scan mode, you may proceed with the scan. Once the scan is complete, Plug-in Module CS-S automatically closes and returns to the application software, such as Photoshop 5.0 LE, if the [Close plug-in after scan] setting is on.
  • Page 38: Saving Scanned Images

    S T E P Saving Scanned Images Follow this procedure to save a scanned image with the parent software application. The example below shows how to save a scanned image with Photoshop 5.0 LE. See the Photoshop 5.0 LE Users Guide. Procedure After an image is scanned, the image is displayed as “Untitled”.
  • Page 39: Step 4 Adjusting And Editing Scanned Images

    S T E P Adjusting and Editing Scanned Images Scanned images may be corrected for brightness and color tone or edited in a variety of ways. The potential adjustments vary with the scan mode utilized in the preview. Adjustments to the scanned image may be made after the image is previewed. Color Mode Using the Histogram Feature to Adjust Image Contrast p.
  • Page 40: Tone Adjustment

    S T E P Tone Adjustment Use tone adjustment to enhance the brightness or color of the image in the preview area. Open the [Image] menu and select [Tone adjustment], or click the [Tone adjustment] button, to open the Tone adjustment dialog so you can enhance the preview image.
  • Page 41: Using The Histogram Feature To Adjust Image Contrast

    S T E P Using the Histogram Feature to Adjust Image Contrast The data comprising an image contains a variety of brightness settings ranging from shadows to highlights. These settings are represented in Plug-in Module CS-S by values ranging between 0 and 255. The difference in these values determines the image’s contrast.
  • Page 42 S T E P To Adjust a Histogram Specify the area of the image (the entire area to be scanned) for which a histogram will be generated. See Scan Area Settings 34). The histogram will not display correctly if an extremely small area is selected. To select small areas, first expand the display with the Zoom In button.
  • Page 43 S T E P Click on the [OK] button. The preview image will change according to the values specified with the histogram. Hint The histogram dialog can also be displayed by selecting [Tone adjustment] from the [Image] menu.
  • Page 44: Tone Curve Settings

    S T E P Tone Curve Settings You can edit the tone curve directly by changing the shape of the line on the graph. When you change the setting by manipulating the curve, you can perform fine adjustments in the brightness of only the shadows, only the highlights, or both the shadows and highlights.
  • Page 45 S T E P To Edit the Tone Curve In the Tone adjustment dialog box, click the tone curve tab. Change the tone curve in any direction to adjust its shape. You can adjust the setting for each To create a control point on the line, just click anywhere channel: R (red), G (green), B (blue) in the graph.
  • Page 46 S T E P The Relationship Between the Tone Curve and Image Brightness Tone curve values fall with a range of 0.01 to 10.00. A value of 1 appears as a straight line in the graph, and if the value is any value other than one, the line on the graph will appear curved.
  • Page 47: Brightness And Contrast Settings

    S T E P Brightness and Contrast Settings You can adjust the image with two slide bars, one for contrast and one for brightness. Use this method to adjust an image before scanning if it is slightly out of focus or too dark.
  • Page 48 S T E P To Adjust the Brightness and Contrast In the Tone adjustment dialog click the brightness/contrast tab. Adjust the contrast/brightness settings by dragging the slidebars, changing the value with the spinbox buttons, or entering the value directly into the entry box.
  • Page 49: Adjusting Color Balance

    S T E P Adjusting Color Balance You can enhance color matching by adjusting the color balance of one or all of the three primary colors, red, green and blue (RGB). Use this feature to adjust color balance when you see an over abundance of a color in a scanned image. Hint •...
  • Page 50: Gamma Value Settings

    S T E P Gamma Value Settings By adjusting the gamma value, you can more closely match brightness of the displayed image to the printed image. Adjust this value if what you see on the screen is very different from your printout. Hint •...
  • Page 51 S T E P To Change the Gamma Value Settings Click the gamma tab in the Tone adjustment dialog. Click a pre-set value or the custom option. Click the appropriate radio button to select a numerical setting. After you click the [Custom] button, you can drag the slidebar to adjust the setting, or you can enter a value directly into the entry box.
  • Page 52: Brightness Settings For Black & White Images (Threshold Value)

    S T E P Brightness Settings for Black & White Images (Threshold Value) When the scan mode is set to black and white, the image brightness can be adjusted. The threshold value setting determines whether a halftone will be expressed as a black or a white data point.
  • Page 53: Auto Tone Correction (Colorsync™)

    S T E P Auto Tone Correction (ColorSync™) If you scan an image in 24-bit color with ColorSync selected, you can adjust the color automatically. The ColorSync™ function automatically matches the tones produced and displayed by scanners, displays and color printers. Optimal color correction is achieved with ease without having to make adjustments with the histogram or other color correction functions.
  • Page 54: Descreen

    S T E P Descreen Moiré patterns occasionally appear when items printed at high resolutions are scanned. To reduce this phenomenon, scan photographs and other high-resolution prints with the descreen activated. Shut it off to scan lower resolution items, such as newspapers, books and magazine text.
  • Page 55: Saving/Recalling Settings

    S T E P Saving/Recalling Settings The scan mode, resolution and preference settings can be saved with a preview image to a settings file and recalled for future processing. The user may freely assign a name to the settings file. It is convenient to save frequently used settings in a file. Hint In addition to settings, the settings file may also be used to store preview images.
  • Page 56 S T E P To Recall a Settings File Open the [Setting File] menu and select [Load]. Select the folder where the file is stored and click the name of the file you want to load. Click the [Open] button. The file you selected opens and the settings stored in the file are enabled for the Tone adjustment settings.
  • Page 57: Editing Scanned Images

    S T E P Editing Scanned Images Scanned images can be edited as required using Photoshop 5.0 LE and Photoshop ® . In this example, we provide a simple demonstration of how to use the filter functions of Kai’s Power Tools ®...
  • Page 58: Scanning Techniques

    CanoScan FB1200S is 1200 dpi for both the primary scan (horizontal dimension of the document) and secondary 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.
  • Page 59: Appendices

    Error Messages p. 62 Glossary p. 63 Index p. 65 - 66 Canon Customer Support Help Desk p. 67 - 69 Specifications System Requirements Supported Computers: Macintosh or Power Macintosh equipped with CD-ROM drive and hard disk drive (use on iMac and Macintosh compatibles cannot be...
  • Page 60: Troubleshooting

    If your problem lies outside the solutions provided below, consult the retail outlet from which you purchased the software or the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk. Hint • Before you call for assistance, read the Getting Started Guide or Product Guide.
  • Page 61 A P P E N D I C E S Solution 5: The threshold setting for Plug-in Module CS-S may be set to high. Try lowering the threshold setting. For details about setting the threshold setting, see Brightness Settings for Black & White Images (Threshold Value) 52).
  • Page 62: Error Messages

    Customer Support Help Desk. An error has occurred. • Another error has • Note down the Sense Code, (Sense Code=xx, Addi- occurred. Additional Sense Code and tional Sense Code=xx, error message and contact Additional Code the nearest Canon Customer Condition=xx) Support Help Desk.
  • Page 63: Glossary

    A P P E N D I C E S Glossary Brightness The amount of light in an image when it is scanned. Increasing the brightness setting makes the entire image lighter, and decreasing the brightness setting makes the entire image darker. (p.
  • Page 64 A P P E N D I C E S Image File A computer file generated by scanning an image or by creating an image with an ® image editing software program, such as Photoshop . An image file is generally comprised of bitmap data, a collection of color information corresponding to each dot of an image.
  • Page 65: Index (A - P)

    A P P E N D I C E S Index Symbols Dynamic Preview 8, 21 12-bit Grayscale 25, 63 16-bit Channel Mode 24-bit Color 25, 63 File format 36-bit Color 25, 63 File size 8-bit Grayscale 25, 63 Flatbed Free memory Alignment mark Gamma Correction...
  • Page 66: Index (R - Z)

    While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this guide is accurate and complete, no liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions. Canon Inc. reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described within this guide at any time without prior notice.
  • Page 67: Canon Customer Support Help Desk

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