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    + $ %& HP PrecisionScan Pro User’s Guide Using the HP ScanJet scanner A tour of the scanning software Scanning pictures Adjusting images of pictures Scanning text Saving scanned images Scanning transparencies Index...

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    + $ %& Welcome to scanning with HP PrecisionScan Pro and your HP ScanJet scanner The scanning software and your HP ScanJet scanner let you quickly create excellent electronic images from pictures and convert text on paper into editable text. Features Some of the features of the scanning software are: Click to select an image in the preview...

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    + $ %& Support for your new product © Hewlett-Packard Co., 1999. All Rights Microsoft is a U.S. registered trademark of Reserved. Reproduction, adaptation, or Microsoft Corporation. No matter where you are or when translation without prior written permission is prohibited, except as allowed under the...

  • Page 4: How To Use This Online Document

    + $ %& How to use this online document Go to the book contents, chapter contents, or Re-do a jump index Click in the toolbar, Click the button in the yellow bar at the bottom of the – or – page when the pointer looks like Right-click to display the dropdown Acrobat Reader menu, then select...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    + $ %& Contents How to use this online document 4 Use Transparency Adapter Tool 40 Online Help 41 Using the HP ScanJet scanner 7 Save and re-use adjustment settings 44 What can you scan? 8 Set preferences 47 Place the picture on the scanner 9 Scanning pictures 55 Start the scanning software 10 Configure the Scanner buttons 12...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    + $ %& Set output resolution 90 Set threshold for black and white bitmaps 92 Set color channel for black and white bitmaps 94 Invert options 96 Scanning text 97 Scan and convert a block of text 98 Scan a whole page 101 Saving scanned images 102 How you can use the image 103 Print the image 104...

  • Page 7: Using The Hp Scanjet Scanner

    + $ %& Using the HP ScanJet scanner What can you scan? Place the picture on the scanner Start the scanning software Configure the Scanner buttons...

  • Page 8: What Can You Scan

    + $ %& What can you scan? Using the scanning software, you can scan: color photographs H o w s c a n n i n g w o r k s color drawings and line art During a scan, the scanner light turns on and grayscale drawings moves across the bed.

  • Page 9: Place The Picture On The Scanner 9

    + $ %& Place the picture on the scanner The picture you want to scan must be placed face down Place the picture on the scanner glass. face down on the scanner glass. A D F u s e r s If you are using the HP Automatic Document Feeder see the online manual HP Automatic Document...

  • Page 10: Start The Scanning Software

    + $ %& Start the scanning software There are three ways to start the scanning software: button is below the lid on the front of the Scan scanner. push the button on the scanner Scan use the Windows menu Start T I P launch the scanning software from another program using TWAIN (page...

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    + $ %& The scanner performs a scan and displays Preview the preview image. W h a t i s T W A I N ? Launching from another program TWAIN is an industry-standard communications If you are creating a project such as a greeting card or a protocol for sending instructions to hardware calendar, and want to include a picture from a (such as a scanner) and receiving data back (such...

  • Page 12: Configure The Scanner Buttons

    + $ %& Configure the Scanner buttons You can use the to configure Select , the Windows button. HP ScanJet Button Manager Start buttons. The Scan Scan Copy The Windows menu appears. Start button is set at the factory to automatically launch the From the menu, choose , then choose...

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    + $ %& Scanner Buttons The scanner button settings available to you are optimized for a specific type of application. They are designed to be a fast and efficient way to get your scan to a fax, e-mail program, or a document management application.

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    + $ %& To scan to an e-mail application: Push the button on the scanner. E-mail dialog appears. Scanner Button Settings Select an E-mail application in the Scan To drop-down list. Only supported e-mail applications installed on your PC appear in the list. Adjust the as necessary.

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    + $ %& To scan to a fax application: Push the button on the scanner. dialog appears. Scanner Button Settings Select a Fax application in the drop-down Scan To list. Only supported Fax applications installed on your PC appear in the list. Adjust the as necessary.

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    + $ %& To scan to a document management application: Push the button on the Document Management scanner. dialog box appears. Scanner Button Settings Select a Document Management application from drop-down list. Only supported Scan To document management applications installed on your PC appear in the list.

  • Page 17: A Tour Of The Scanning Software

    + $ %& A tour of the scanning software Scanning software window Color Adjustment tool Context-sensitive pointers Black & White Threshold tool Image adjustment tools Invert tool Output Resolution tool Use Transparency Adapter Tool Sharpen Level tool Online Help Dimensions tool Save and re-use adjustment settings Exposure Adjustment tool Set preferences...

  • Page 18: Scanning Software Window

    + $ %& Scanning software window This chapter describes the scanning software. The commands in the menus are Scanning software window showing a Preview scan Menus — summarized beginning on page The toolbar has buttons for the most Toolbar — Menu bar commonly used commands (see page Toolbar...

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    + $ %& Menus All the commands for the scanning software are available in the menus. Each menu and its commands are described in the following tables. S c a n Scans the entire area of the scanner glass at low resolution and displays the Preview Ctrl+R preview image (see page...

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    + $ %& E d i t Copy Ctrl+C Does a final scan of the selection area and copies it to the Clipboard for pasting into another program (see page Select All Ctrl+A Draws a selection area that includes the entire area of the scanner glass (see page Clear Selection Removes the selection area (page...

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    + $ %& O u t p u t T y p e True Color Scans the selection in 24-bit color (see page Grayscale Scans the selection in 8-bit grayscale (see page Black & White Bitmap (raster) Scans the selection as a black and white raster image (see page Scalable (vector) Scans the selection as a black and white vector image that can be resized in another program without losing image quality (see page...

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    + $ %& T o o l s When checked, shows the tool, which sets the resolution for the final Output Resolution Output Resolution scan of the selection (see pages Sharpen Level When checked, shows the tool, which sets the amount of sharpening for Sharpen Level the image (see pages Dimensions...

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    + $ %& H e l p Displays the dialog box for , and Help Contents Index Find Contents and Index HP PrecisionScan Pro Help Displays (see page HP PrecisionScan Pro Help Displays the pointer for getting Help by clicking What’s This Help What’s This Help Shift+F1...

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    + $ %& Toolbar Frequently used commands appear as buttons in the toolbar. T o o l b a r B u t t o n s Preview Scans the entire scanner glass and displays the preview image (see page Zoom Scans and enlarges the view of the selection area (see page Undo Zoom...

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    + $ %& Preview area Enlarging the preview area The size of the preview area determines how big the The preview area in the scanning software window image displays. displays the: preview image of the entire scanner glass, or Enlarge the scanning software window when you want zoomed image of the selection area to increase the magnification of the view of a zoomed image.

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    + $ %& Info bar Scanning software window info bar The info bar displays the following information: the width of the output image the height of the output image scale of the output image currently selected Output Type button for Help HP PrecisionScan Pro A tour of the scanning...

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    + $ %& Status bar Scanning software window status bar The status bar displays the following information: a message about the action you can take when the pointer is over some part of the scanning software window or a tool the number of KB (kilobytes), MB (megabytes), GB (gigabytes), or TB (terabytes) in the image displayed in the selection area (...

  • Page 28: Context-sensitive Pointers

    + $ %& Context-sensitive pointers The shape of the pointer indicates the type of activity you can perform in the scanning software. Selection area pointers New selection area Draw a new selection area. Move selection area Move the selection area to a new location in the preview area. Drag the selection area to another program’s open document.

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    + $ %& Ready pointer Ready for activity Click a menu item to select a command. Click a list button to select a choice. Click a button to turn it on or off, or to increase or decrease a number. Typing pointer Data entry accepted Click, then type a value.

  • Page 30: Image Adjustment Tools

    + $ %& Image adjustment tools Eight tools can be used to make adjustments to the Docking a tool image in the selection area: Two tools can be docked to the scanning software tool (see page Output Resolution window: tool (see page Sharpen Level tool Output Resolution...

  • Page 31: Output Resolution Tool

    + $ %& Output Resolution tool tool lets you determine the Output Resolution amount of data for the final scan of an image of a T I P picture. See on page for more Set output resolution about when to use the tool.

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    + $ %& Images to be printed The resolution setting for printing images varies, T I P depending on the output type applied to the image and the maximum resolution capability of the printer (see When you change the resolution setting for the image of a picture, you will not see the image page change in the preview area.

  • Page 33: Sharpen Level Tool

    + $ %& Sharpen Level tool tool lets you enhance details in the Sharpen Level image of a picture for the final scan. See Sharpen page for more about how to use the T I P Sharpen Level tool. After you select a new sharpen level in the When you choose an for the image of a Output Type...

  • Page 34: Dimensions Tool

    + $ %& Dimensions tool tool lets you change the size of the In the tool, you can: Dimensions Dimensions scanned image of a picture so that the image will be set the dimensions of the selection area the size you want it when you use the image in another set the units for the selection area and the output program or print it.

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    + $ %& After you have drawn a selection area, use the tool to: Dimensions adjust the dimensions of the selection area set values for the width and height of the image to be included in the final scan select the units you want to work with enlarge or reduce output dimensions of the image for the final scan proportionally by scaling to a percentage of the original’s size...

  • Page 36: Exposure Adjustment Tool

    + $ %& Exposure Adjustment tool tool lets you make fine Exposure Adjustment adjustments to highlights, shadows, and midtones, or T I P set the output level of black and white pixels in a color or grayscale image of a picture. See Adjust exposure After you change exposure settings in the page...

  • Page 37: Color Adjustment Tool

    + $ %& Color Adjustment tool tool lets you change the hue and After you have drawn a selection area, use this tool to: Color Adjustment make colors brighter in a color image. change the hue by dragging the indicator circle in with the mouse Color Wheel change the hue by clicking a color’s triangle on the...

  • Page 38: Black & White Threshold Tool

    + $ %& Black & White Threshold tool tool lets you change the Black & White Threshold dividing point for black and white pixels in an image T I P that uses the output type. Black & White Bitmap (raster) All pixels below the threshold will be output as black After you change settings in the Black &...

  • Page 39: Invert Tool

    + $ %& Invert tool tool converts the white areas of an Invert image to black and the black areas to white. For color output type Black & White Bitmap (raster) images, the complementary color is scanned. You can invert an image if you save to a raster output Normal types, such as TIFF , GIF , or JPEG.

  • Page 40: Use Transparency Adapter Tool

    + $ %& Use Transparency Adapter Tool tool lets you scan from Use Transparency Adapter the connected Active Transparency Adapter (XPA), instead of scanning from the scanner bed. When is checked in the Use Transparency Adapter Tools menu, the XPA icon appears in the status bar. This menu item is available only if the Transparency Adapter is connected.

  • Page 41: Online Help

    + $ %& Online Help Quick Help in the scanning software window To use What’s This Help for a tool Click in the title bar of a tool to change the pointer A short description, or , displays when you ToolTip move the pointer over of each part of the scanning software window or a tool, and a longer description...

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    + $ %& HP ScanJet Coach Videos Use the to learn the steps for Several videos of basic scanning concepts can be HP ScanJet Coach scanning. Coaches are available for accessed from the General Scanning HP PrecisionScan Pro E-mailing Images Creating Web Pages Insert the CD into the CD-ROM...

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    + $ %& Online manuals In addition to this HP PrecisionScan Pro User’s Guide online manual, you can view the HP ScanJet Automatic Document Feeder Guide in , which Adobe Acrobat Reader describes how to use the HP ScanJet Automatic Document Feeder.

  • Page 44: Save And Re-use Adjustment Settings

    + $ %& Save and re-use adjustment settings You can save the settings you have made to an image and apply those settings to a another scan during the Save Settings dialog box current scanning session or after restarting Output Settings .

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    + $ %& Saving a set of settings Save Settings dialog box From the menu, select Scan Save Settings... Tools Settings dialog box appears (see page Save Settings Review the settings listed in the Output Settings tabs. Tools Settings If the settings are acceptable for saving, click in the text field of the dialog box, then type a Save Settings...

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    + $ %& Loading a set of settings From the menu, select Scan Load Settings... dialog box appears. Any set of scanning settings you have saved with the Load Settings dialog box can be applied to the image Save Settings From the list box, select the name of the set of currently displayed in the preview area.

  • Page 47: Set Preferences

    + $ %& Set preferences Preferences for the scanner and the scanning software Opening the HP PrecisionScan Pro Preferences can be set in the dialog HP PrecisionScan Pro Preferences dialog box box. From the menu, select Scan Preferences... dialog box has HP PrecisionScan Pro Preferences dialog box HP PrecisionScan Pro Preferences...

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    + $ %& Scanner tab tab of the Scanner HP PrecisionScan Pro Preferences dialog box has checkboxes for enabling: scan when the scanner’s button Preview Scan is pushed (page best quality scaling (page best quality sharpening (page maximum pixel depth (page To change settings: Select the checkboxes you want to turn on or off.

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    + $ %& Preview scan when scanner button is pushed Maximum Pixel Depth When this checkbox is checked, each time you push the When this checkbox is checked, the largest pixel bit button on the scanner the scanner depth is applied to the scan to produce the highest Scan automatically performs a scan.

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    + $ %& Selection Area tab tab of the Selection Area HP PrecisionScan Pro dialog box has checkboxes for controlling Preferences whether the scanning software should automatically: create a selection area when the mouse is clicked (page determine the best for the selection area Output Type (page...

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    + $ %& Automatically create selection area after a mouse When this checkbox is not checked, the scanning click software does not change the current output type when a new selection area is created. You will need to When this checkbox is checked, the scanning software manually select the appropriate output type from the automatically creates a selection area when you click menu when you create a new selection...

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    + $ %& Resolution tab tab of the Resolution HP PrecisionScan Pro dialog box controls the resolution values Preferences contained in the tool’s list box. It has: Output Resolution a list of the resolution values currently available in tool’s list box Output Resolution button for adding a resolution to the Output...

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    + $ %& Controls tab The control range sets the amount of tonal resolution per color available for correction in the Exposure tab of the Controls HP PrecisionScan Pro Preferences tools. Using a Adjustment Black & White Threshold dialog box has option buttons for selecting which larger number of bits for the control range results in control range readout to use for scanning.

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    + $ %& Text tab tab of the Text HP PrecisionScan Pro Preferences dialog box allows you to select one of the following for the RTF output: Framed text: Puts the text from the page in frames and attempts to recreate the page formatting as closely as possible to the original.

  • Page 55: Scanning Pictures

    + $ %& Scanning pictures Basic steps for scanning pictures Preview scan Create a selection area Zoom scan Return to the preview image (Undo Zoom) Set the output dimensions Choose an output type...

  • Page 56: Basic Steps For Scanning Pictures

    + $ %& Basic steps for scanning pictures Quick scan To adjust an image with the or a True Color 256 Color scan (page 1 Preview output type: Create a selection area of the part of the image you Sharpen (page want in the final scan (page Adjust exposure (page Scan to a destination, save, copy, drag-and-drop, or...

  • Page 57: Preview Scan

    + $ %& Preview scan scan displays a low-resolution image of Preview everything on the scanner glass so you can create a scan displayed in the preview area Preview selection area to work with (see page ). A final scan will be performed when the image is saved, copied, printed, or dragged to another program.

  • Page 58: Create A Selection Area

    + $ %& Create a selection area You must create a selection area to indicate the part of the image you want to save to a file, copy, print, drag- and-drop, or send to a destination. The area you select will be enclosed by a selection border, which you can resize later (see page There are several ways to create a selection area: click (see page...

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    + $ %& Clicking to create a selection area Position the pointer near the upper-left corner of the area you want to work with. A selection border around the picture Click. A rectangular selection area is created and the parts of the preview image outside the selection area are faded to indicate they will not be included in the final scan.

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    + $ %& Drawing to create a selection area Position the pointer over one corner of the area T I P you want to select. A dashed border surrounds the selection area. Press the mouse button and drag the pointer Handles appear on the corners and in the middle diagonally to create a selection border.

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    + $ %& Selecting the entire preview area A selection border around the entire After a scan, use the command to Preview Select All create a selection area containing the entire preview area. From the menu, select Edit Select All –...

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    + $ %& Moving the selection area Use the Dimensions tool You can use the fields in the You can move the selection area to a different location Selection Area Dimensions area of the tool to define the exact size of in the preview area.

  • Page 63: Zoom Scan

    + $ %& Zoom scan scan lets you view the selection area at closer Zoom range. Use the command to see the image better Zoom Zoomed selection when you adjust it. Performing a Zoom scan Create a selection area (page To enlarge the view of the selection area: Click , the...

  • Page 64: Return To The Preview Image (undo Zoom)

    + $ %& Return to the preview image (Undo Zoom) After you have used the command to enlarge the from the menu, choose Zoom View Undo Zoom view of the selection area, you can use the Undo Zoom The preview image appears with all settings command to view the preview image without preserved.

  • Page 65: Set The Output Dimensions

    + $ %& Set the output dimensions To get the best quality image, determine in advance the The usual procedure for setting output dimensions physical dimensions you want for the image and set follows this order: those dimensions with the tool in the Dimensions Choose the units of measurement you want to work...

  • Page 66

    + $ %& To set units See page for more about the tool. Dimensions Create a selection area (page Click the list button in the field of the Units tool and select a unit of measurement. Dimensions T I P When you change units: the output width value in both fields...

  • Page 67

    + $ %& Scaling output as a percentage of the original T I P field is useful for setting output dimensions Scale when you know approximately how big you want the When you change the value, you will not see Scale final image to be.

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    + $ %& Typing values for output width and height Locking values for output dimension You can type the output dimensions when you know You can lock the output dimensions you have defined exactly how big you want the final image to be. so you can change the size of the selection area without changing the output dimensions.

  • Page 69: Choose An Output Type

    + $ %& Choose an output type The output type selected in the menu However, the output type selected by the scanning Output Type determines the bit depth and color palette applied to software may not be the most appropriate for the way the final scan of pictures and drawings, but not for you will use the image.

  • Page 70

    + $ %& Changing the output type Create a selection area (page T I P From the menu, choose an output type Output Type For best results with images that will be used on for the image of the picture you scanned. 256-color display monitors, do not use the 256 Color Make your output type choice based on:...

  • Page 71

    + $ %& Suggestions for choosing output type Type of original Color Color Black and white Black and white Output Type photograph drawing photograph drawing True Color best color image for printing one-color tint image for printing millions of colors (24-bit color) Grayscale grayscale image for printing or displaying on a monitor 8-bit (256 shades of gray)

  • Page 72: Adjusting Images Of Pictures

    + $ %& Adjusting images of pictures Tools for making adjustments Sharpen Adjust exposure Adjust color Set output resolution Set threshold for black and white bitmaps Set color channel for black and white bitmaps Invert options...

  • Page 73: Tools For Making Adjustments

    + $ %& Tools for making adjustments The tools in the scanning software can be used to How output type affects which image adjust the image of a picture before you save, copy, adjustments you can make drag-and-drop, or print the image. The tools available for making adjustments to an After you have selected an output type (page ) and...

  • Page 74

    + $ %& Adjustments for Grayscale output type Adjustments for Black & White Bitmap (raster) output type An image with the Grayscale An image with the output type can be adjusted Black & output for: White Bitmap (raster) type can be adjusted for: sharpening sharpening exposure...

  • Page 75: Sharpen

    + $ %& Sharpen The right amount of sharpening enhances detail in the scanned image. Too much or too little sharpening can T I P accent flaws and emphasize undesirable patterns in images of photographs, drawings, or line art. The scanning software automatically selects the If the original picture is not sharp, or you want to create optimal sharpen level for the output type applied a special effect, you can increase or decrease...

  • Page 76

    + $ %& Changing the sharpen level From the menu, select Tools Sharpen Level T I P tool appears (see page Sharpen Level When you change the sharpen level for the Click the list box button, drag to the sharpen level image of a picture, you will see the image you want, then release the mouse button, change in the preview area.

  • Page 77: Adjust Exposure

    + $ %& Adjust exposure The scanning software automatically selects the Using the Exposure Adjustment tool optimal exposure settings for the output type applied From the menu, select Tools Exposure Adjustment to the image of a picture. However, if the original tool appears.

  • Page 78

    + $ %& Changing highlights Bringing out details in light areas To bring out details in the light areas of the image, control in the tool Highlights Exposure Adjustment decrease the number in the field: lets you select the lightest printable value in the image. Highlights This gives coverage to areas that would otherwise Click on the left side of the slider,...

  • Page 79

    + $ %& Changing shadows Bringing out details in dark areas To bring out details in the dark areas of the image, control in the tool Shadows Exposure Adjustment decrease the number in the field: lets you select the darkest printable value in the image. Shadows This allows you to bring out detail in areas that would Click on the left side of the slider,...

  • Page 80

    + $ %& Changing midtones (brightness) Brightening the image To brighten the image overall, increase the number in control in the tool Midtones Exposure Adjustment field: lets you brighten or darken an image overall by Midtones changing the gamma value. Click on the right side of the slider, –...

  • Page 81

    + $ %& Pixel distribution histogram The histogram in the tool is a Exposure Adjustment T I P graph of the distribution of pixels in the selection area. The vertical lines in the histogram show the current Changing the settings for Highlights does not change the graph in the settings for...

  • Page 82

    + $ %& RGB Meter Move the pointer over the image. The RGB values and pixel color appear in the • You can view the RGB values and pixel color for any Meter spot in a color or grayscale image with the RGB Meter The turquoise line appears in the histogram.

  • Page 83

    + $ %& Checking for clipping of pixels buttons in the Exposure Alert Exposure Adjustment tool warn you of areas of a color or grayscale image that contain no detail in the lightest and darkest areas of the image. The lightest area will print as the color of Appearance when the paper, with no ink or toner, and therefore no detail.

  • Page 84

    + $ %& Viewing and removing clipped light areas Viewing and removing clipped dark areas You can adjust the light or dark areas to add detail back Click , the black button. Exposure Alert to them. The dark areas in the image that will print as pure Click , the white button.

  • Page 85

    + $ %& Setting pixel output levels Changing output levels Use the control in the control in the Output Levels Exposure Adjustment Output Levels Exposure Adjustment tool to create interesting effects in images of pictures. tool lets you create interesting effects for images of pictures.

  • Page 86

    + $ %& If you want to create an image to use as a backdrop for dark text on a light background, such as an overhead transparency, increase the output level value until Black the image is as faint as you like. Appearance with control = 255 White...

  • Page 87: Adjust Color

    + $ %& Adjust color The scanning software automatically selects the optimal color settings for any color output type applied T I P to the image. If the overall color in the original picture is out of balance, or the picture needs more or less Adjust image color for photographs that are faded color, you can use the tool to increase...

  • Page 88

    + $ %& Changing color saturation To correct the excess red in the picture below, the indicator circle can be moved into the cyan area of the You can adjust the amount of color in the image with Color Wheel slider control in the tool.

  • Page 89

    + $ %& Applying the default color settings click the DOWN spin button next to the Saturation field. Click the button in the tool. Auto Color Adjustment The optimal color settings determined by the • scanning software are applied to the Color tool.

  • Page 90: Set Output Resolution

    + $ %& Set output resolution To keep file size small, shorten printing time, and use Resolution settings for photographs less memory, use the lowest possible output resolution Follow these guidelines to set output resolution for setting for an image of a picture. color or black and white photographs.

  • Page 91

    + $ %& than 100% of the original’s size) you plan to print the image on a 1200 DPI printer • as the output resolution setting when: the output type is • 256 Color Optimized Palette , or Grayscale Black & White Bitmap (raster) you plan to print the image on a 1200 DPI printer •...

  • Page 92: Set Threshold For Black And White Bitmaps

    + $ %& Set threshold for black and white bitmaps When you want to save a black and white image from a color or black and white photograph, you can often improve the result by changing the threshold for the division between black and white pixels.

  • Page 93

    + $ %& Changing the black and white threshold Image with the Black & White Bitmap (raster) To bring out details in an image with the Black & White output type output type, decrease the number in the Bitmap (raster) field: Black &...

  • Page 94: Set Color Channel For Black And White Bitmaps

    + $ %& Set color channel for black and white bitmaps When you want to save a black and white bitmap of a Select a color channel from the list Scan using channel picture that has been printed or photocopied on box in the tool: Black &...

  • Page 95

    + $ %& Examples of changing color channels Images of a color drawing changed to the Black & White color channel and automatic Blue output type are shown with different Bitmap (raster) threshold (110) color channels and black and white threshold settings applied in the tool.

  • Page 96: Invert Options

    + $ %& Invert options tool inverts, or reverses, the colors in an Invert image. For example, the black and white areas are output type Black & White Bitmap (raster) reversed in a black-and-white image. A color image will look like the negative of a color photo. Normal You can invert an image if you save to a raster output types, such as TIFF , GIF , or JPEG.

  • Page 97: Scanning Text

    + $ %& Scanning text Scan and convert a block of text Scan a whole page...

  • Page 98: Scan And Convert A Block Of Text

    + $ %& Scan and convert a block of text A block of text can be selected in the preview image for selection area fills the preview area. conversion to editable, unformatted text. Adjust the selection area to include all the characters scan (page you want in the final scan (see page 1 Preview...

  • Page 99

    + $ %& Drag-and-drop to another program S e l e c t i n g T e x t Start the destination program. Open the document and view the page that will Always scan a selection area you want to Zoom receive the image.

  • Page 100

    + $ %& Copy to the Clipboard Save to a file Click , the button in the toolbar, or Click , the button in the toolbar, or Copy Save As... from the menu select , or from the menu, select , or Edit Copy...

  • Page 101: Scan A Whole

    + $ %& Scan a whole page A entire page of text, or text and pictures, can be saved In the box, choose the directory where you Save in to a PDF file, rich text format (.rtf), or HTML file that want to save the file.

  • Page 102: Saving Scanned Images

    + $ %& Saving scanned images How you can use the image Print the image Scan to a destination Drag-and-drop to another program Drag-and-drop to the Desktop Copy to the Clipboard Save to a file...

  • Page 103: How You Can Use The Image

    + $ %& How you can use the image When you have scanned a picture and are satisfied with the image in the selection area, there are several T I P ways to use the image. Print the image from the scanning software (see When scanning text, you can convert it to editable page text.

  • Page 104: Print The Image

    + $ %& Print the image When you print a copy of the image in the selection area you will be able to see the size and quality of the printed image. Use the command to send a copy of the image Print to a printer.

  • Page 105: Scan To A Destination

    + $ %& Scan to a destination Select this option to scan to: A blank page in an application (i.e., Microsoft Word) An opened document in an application (this option is not available with all applications) A document management application A web page creation application A print or fax modem application Saving scanned images...

  • Page 106: Drag-and-drop To Another Program

    + $ %& Drag-and-drop to another program The image in the selection area can be dragged and dropped into another program that supports drag- and-drop. After the image is dropped into the destination program, the image becomes part of the document file.

  • Page 107: Drag-and-drop To The Desktop

    + $ %& Drag-and-drop to the Desktop You can create a bitmap file of the image in the selection area by dragging the selection area to the or to a folder in the Desktop Windows Explorer The file name for each new bitmap file after the first one created this way includes a number in parentheses.

  • Page 108: Copy To The Clipboard

    + $ %& Copy to the Clipboard The image in the selection area can be copied to the , then pasted into the destination program. Clipboard After the image is pasted into the destination program, the image becomes part of the document file.

  • Page 109

    + $ %& Save to a file The image in the selection area can be saved to a file, then the image file can be inserted into another program’s document with an Insert File Import File command. You will need to know what file format to use when saving the file.

  • Page 110

    + $ %& through the command. programs. Save As JPEG Image (.jpg) Text File (.txt) JPEG is a compressed file format for images. Its The Text File file format is used for saving to a .txt file strengths are small file sizes and speed. The trade-off when: for these advantages, though, is reduced image quality.

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    + $ %& Saving the file Reducing file size Click , the button in the toolbar, or Save As... You can reduce the size of an image file in the scanning from the menu, select , or Scan Save As... software by: press Ctrl+S...

  • Page 112: Scanning Transparencies

    + $ %& Scanning transparencies The 35mm slide adapter Scan the slide Active Transparency Adapter...

  • Page 113: The 35mm Slide Adapter

    + $ %& The 35mm slide adapter The HP ScanJet slide adapter can be used to scan 35mm mounted slide photographs. Placing the slide and the adapter Lift the scanner lid so that it stays up. Place the adapter next to the top edge of the scanner glass so that the arrowhead on the adapter points to the arrowhead on the scanner bed.

  • Page 114: Scan The Slide

    + $ %& Scan the slide scan (page 1 Preview Create a selection area of the part of the image you T I P want in the final scan (page Be sure to keep the slide in the same place on scan (page 3 Zoom the scanner glass until the final scan of the...

  • Page 115: Active Transparency Adapter

    + $ %& Active Transparency Adapter tool lets you use the Position the transparency. Use Transparency Adapter Active Transparency Adapter (XPA) to scan, instead of For scanning general transparencies up to 5 inches • scanning from the scanner bed. by 5 inches (12.7 centimeters by 12.7 centimeters), place the transparency in the large cut-out in the Plug the (XPA) connector...

  • Page 116

    + $ %& For scanning 35mm Slides: Place the Active XPA over the transparency. Align it • to fit in the corner cut-outs on the large template. Place the second, smaller template in the cut-out of the large template on the scanner glass. Place the 35mm slide in the cut-out in the middle Close the lid on the scanner (you may leave it up).

  • Page 117: Index

    + $ %& Index sharpening Black & White Threshold tool automatic acquiring with TWAIN control range preferences Clear Selection command color Active Transparency Adapter clip art, Black & White exposure (XPA) black and white Scalable (vector) output output type type adjustments adjustments selection area...

  • Page 118

    + $ %& Color Adjustment tool shadows Exposure Adjustment tool Windows Metafile color channel sharpening final scan control range preferences Color Wheel, using dimensions pictures colored paper, minimizing locking output text histogram effect Dimensions tool TWAIN RGB Meter commands displaying images whole page eyedropper pointers in menus...

  • Page 119

    + $ %& What’s This Help menus choosing highlights Edit for clip art images histogram Help suggestions for choosing acquiring with TWAIN Black & White Threshold Output Type tool copying Output Type menu Scan Exposure Adjustment tool drag-and-drop Tools output dimensions View HP PrecisionScan Pro printing...

  • Page 120

    + $ %& Resolution tab resize using Select All command scaling image dimensions Scan menu selection area Scanner tab scan to a document adjusting selection area management application selection area automatic creation resolution scan to a fax Selection Area tab creating adding or deleting defaults Scan To command...

  • Page 121

    + $ %& status bar Output Resolution .txt Zoom scan straightening image Sharpen Level typing pointer support, for scanner Use Transparency Adapter Tools menu Undo Zoom command ToolTips 10-bit readout (0-1023) transparencies, scanning unformatted text Text File file format URL for HP scanner support Text output type True Color output type text, editable...

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