CanoScan Toolbox CS U s e r ’ s G u i d e f o r M a c i n t o s h...
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Table of Contents Introduction ........................4 About the CanoScan Toolbox ......................4 System Requirements........................4 Canon Customer Care Center ......................5 The CanoScan Toolbox Main Window ................6 Using the Scanner Button....................6 Scanning ...........................7 Saving Scanned Images ....................7 Opening Files ........................8 Opening a Stored File ........................
In addition to the CanoScan Toolbox application, the Canon PI CS-S plug-in application is also included on the CanoScan Software Solutions CD-ROM. It provides an interface to the scanner. The Canon PI CS- S plug-in launches when you click the Scan button from the CanoScan Toolbox. After the scan process is complete, the plug-in closes and you are returned to the CanoScan Toolbox application so you can edit, fax, copy or integrate the image into other applications.
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Click the Scan Click the Copy Click the Catalog button to button to launch button to scan and open an image stored in a the Canon PI CS-S copy a document catalog plug-in Click the Fax Click the Edit button...
Click on the Scan button from the Main window, or choose the New Scan command from the File menu. The Canon PI CS-S plug-in opens so you can select your scan settings. Click the Preview button to preview the scanning area.
6. Opening Files Opening a Stored File You can store image files that you have scanned as well as other image files using the CanoScan Toolbox. To open a stored file: Choose the Open Image command from the File menu, or click the Edit button in the CanoScan Toolbox Main window.
7. Faxing a Scanned Image Using the CanoScan Toolbox, your scanner and a computer-based fax application, you can fax virtually anything from your computer. Setting the Fax Preferences To set the optimum scanning preferences for faxing: Choose Scan Preferences from the Edit menu. Click the Text/Line art button in the Fax Settings area to fax text and line art documents, or click the Photograph button to fax photos.
8. Printing Copies of a Scanned Image You can use your scanner and printer to make black and white or color copies of any scanned image. Setting the Copy Preferences To set the optimum scanning preferences for copying: Choose Scan Preferences from the Edit menu. Click the Text/Line art button in the Print Settings area to copy text and line art documents, or Photograph button to copy photos.
9. Enhancing a Scanned Image The CanoScan Toolbox provides a wide variety of imaging tools you can use to modify and enhance images you scan. Using the Editing Tools The CanoScan Toolbox editing tools appear when you open an image. You can also control the palette display by using the Show/Hide Tools command from the CanoScan Toolbox Main window.
Cropping a Scanned Image To crop an image: Open the image you want to crop by choosing Open Image from the File menu, or click the Scan button from the CanoScan Toolbox Main window. Select either the Rectangle Select tool (to select regular shapes) or the Lasso tool (to select irregu- lar shapes) from the editing toolbox and move the cursor over the image window.
Inverting Image Tones Inverting image tones makes a negative of the image. To invert the tones in an image: Open the image you want to invert using the Open Image command from the File menu, or scan a new image by clicking on the Scan button from the CanoScan Toolbox Main window. Choose the Invert command from the Image menu.
You can adjust the blue, red and yellow colors by moving the applicable slider to the left (to decrease) or the right (to increase). You adjust the color balance for specific color groups (i.e., modify the blue tones in the shad- ows of an image) by clicking on one of the radio buttons and then moving the Cyan slider.
Specify the percentage of sharpening you want in the Amount field. Enter a number in the Radius field to specify the distance (in pixels) from an edge you want to sharpen. A low number indicates sharpening close to the image edges, and a higher number indi- cates sharpening farther away.
10. Editing a Scanned Image CanoScan Toolbox provides a wide variety of editing commands and tools you can use to modify images. Resizing a Scanned Image Resizing an image changes the actual image size. To resize an image: Open the image you want to resize using the Open Image command from the File menu, or scan a new image by clicking on the Scan button from the CanoScan Toolbox Main window.
Rotating an Image You can use the Rotate commands to rotate all or part of an image 90º, 180º, or specify the degree of rotation. To rotate an image: Open the image you want to rotate using the Open Image command from the File menu, or scan a new image by clicking on the Scan button from the CanoScan Toolbox Main window.
Using Effects You can increase the functionality of the CanoScan Toolbox by adding image enhancement effects that you can use to modify images. You add effects to the CanoScan Toolbox using plug-in applications. These applications are available from a wide-range of software manufacturers. For information about installing the plug-in and using the effects with images, refer to the plug-in documentation.
Using the Color Pallet The CanoScan Toolbox color pallet appears when you open an image. You can also control the palette display by using the Show/Hide Tools command from the CanoScan Toolbox Main window. The color pallet displays all the colors that are contained in the open image. To select a color from the color pallet to use with the Fill, Air Brush, Freehand Paint or Pencil tools: Move your cursor over the desired color block and click.
11. Working with Catalogs Creating a Catalog CanoScan Toolbox catalogs are designed to let you create logical groupings to store your images so you can easily retrieve them later. When you open the catalog it displays all the images stored in the catalog in thumbnail form (reduced versions of the image).
Printing the Catalog View You can print the open Catalog window to see all of the stored images in thumbnail format similar to a traditional photographic contact sheet. To print a catalog view: Open the desired catalog window. Choose the Print Catalog View command from the File menu. Specify the number of copies to print and click the Print button.
12. Linking Applications to the CanoScan Toolbox You can link frequently used applications such as Optical Character Recognition (OCR), desktop publishing, and Email applications to the CanoScan Toolbox Main window so you can access them from the CanoScan Toolbox application. To link an application: Click on one of the Unassigned buttons in the CanoScan Toolbox Main window.