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MX390 series

Online Manual

Scanning
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  • Page 1: Online Manual

    MX390 series Online Manual Scanning English...
  • Page 2 Scanning Scanning from a Computer Scanning with IJ Scan Utility Scanning with Application Software that You are Using (ScanGear) Useful Information on Scanning Other Scanning Methods Placing Items (When Scanning from a Computer) Scanning from the Operation Panel of the Machine Forwarding Scanned Data to the Computer Using the Operation Panel of the Machine Basic Setting Items on the Operation Panel of the Machine...
  • Page 3: Scanning From A Computer

    Scanning from a Computer Scanning with IJ Scan Utility Scanning with Application Software that You are Using (ScanGear) Useful Information on Scanning Other Scanning Methods Placing Items (When Scanning from a Computer)
  • Page 4: Scanning From The Operation Panel Of The Machine

    Scanning from the Operation Panel of the Machine Forwarding Scanned Data to the Computer Using the Operation Panel of the Machine Basic Setting Items on the Operation Panel of the Machine Selecting a Response to Commands from the Operation Panel Using IJ Scan Utility...
  • Page 5: Scanning With Ij Scan Utility

    Scanning with IJ Scan Utility What Is IJ Scan Utility (Scanner Software)? Starting IJ Scan Utility Easy Scanning with Auto Scan Basic Scanning Photos Scanning Documents Scanning with Favorite Settings Scanning Items Larger than the Platen (Image Stitch) Scanning Multiple Items at One Time Scanning Multiple Documents at One Time from the ADF (Auto Document Feeder) Saving after Checking Scan Results Sending Scanned Images via E-mail...
  • Page 6 What Is IJ Scan Utility (Scanner Software)? IJ Scan Utility is an application that allows you to easily scan photos, documents, etc. You can complete from scanning to saving at one time by simply clicking the corresponding icon in the IJ Scan Utility main screen.
  • Page 7 Important Some functions are available only when My Image Garden is installed. Note "Settings Dialog Box" for how to set the applications to integrate with.
  • Page 8: Starting Ij Scan Utility

    Starting IJ Scan Utility From the Start menu, select All Programs > Canon Utilities > IJ Scan Utility > IJ Scan Utility to start IJ Scan Utility.
  • Page 9: Easy Scanning With Auto Scan

    Easy Scanning with Auto Scan You can scan easily by automatically detecting the item type. Important The following types of items may not be scanned correctly. In that case, adjust the cropping frames (scan areas) in whole image view of ScanGear (scanner driver) and scan again. Photos that have a whitish background Items printed on white paper, hand-written documents, business cards, etc.
  • Page 10: Scanning Photos

    Scanning Photos You can scan photos placed on the platen with settings suitable for photos. Place the photo on the platen. Placing Items (When Scanning from a Computer) Start IJ Scan Utility. Starting IJ Scan Utility Click Settings..., select the Settings (Photo Scan) dialog box, then set the paper size, resolution, etc.
  • Page 11: Scanning Documents

    Scanning Documents You can scan items placed on the platen with settings suitable for documents. Place the item on the platen. Placing Items (When Scanning from a Computer) Start IJ Scan Utility. Starting IJ Scan Utility Click Settings..., select the Settings (Document Scan) dialog box, then set the paper size, resolution, etc.
  • Page 12: Scanning With Favorite Settings

    Scanning with Favorite Settings You can scan items placed on the platen with your favorite settings saved beforehand. This is convenient for saving frequently used settings or when specifying scan settings in detail. Start IJ Scan Utility. Starting IJ Scan Utility Click Settings..., select the Settings (Custom Scan) dialog box, then set the select source, resolution, etc.
  • Page 13 Scanning Items Larger than the Platen (Image Stitch) You can scan the left and right halves of an item larger than the platen and combine them back into one image. Items up to approximately twice as large as the platen are supported. Note The following explains how to scan from the item to be placed on the left side.
  • Page 14 Place the item that is to be displayed on the left side of the screen face-down on the platen. Click Start Scanning Image 1. The first item is scanned and appears in 1. Note Click Cancel to cancel the scan. Place the item that is to be displayed on the right side of the screen face-down on the platen.
  • Page 15 Click Start Scanning Image 2. The second item is scanned and appears in 2. Note Click Cancel to cancel the scan. Adjust the scanned images as required. Use the Toolbar to rotate or zoom in/out, or drag the images to adjust their positions. Note Select the Adjust cropping frames checkbox to specify the area to be saved.
  • Page 16 To scan an item again, select the image in the Preview area or the thumbnail at the top of the screen, then click (Delete). The selected image is deleted, allowing you to scan the item again. Click Save. The combined image is saved. Note "Image Stitch Window"...
  • Page 17: Scanning Multiple Items At One Time

    Scanning Multiple Items at One Time You can scan two or more photos (small items) placed on the platen at one time and save each image individually. Important The following types of items may not be cropped correctly. In that case, adjust the cropping frames (scan areas) in whole image view of ScanGear (scanner driver) and scan again.
  • Page 18 Select Select Source according to the items to be scanned. Select Auto scan for Paper Size, then click OK.
  • Page 19 The IJ Scan Utility main screen appears. Note See the following pages for details on the setting items in the Settings dialog box. Settings (Photo Scan) Dialog Box Settings (Document Scan) Dialog Box Settings (Custom Scan) Dialog Box Click Custom. Multiple items are scanned at one time.
  • Page 20 Scanning Multiple Documents at One Time from the ADF (Auto Document Feeder) Place multiple documents on the ADF (Auto Document Feeder) and scan at one time. Note You can scan multiple documents at one time from the ADF when scanning via Auto, Document, Custom, or ScanGear.
  • Page 21 Select Select Source according to the documents to be scanned. To scan only the front side of each document, select Document (ADF/Platen) or Document (ADF Simplex). To scan the front side then the back side of each document, select Document (ADF Manual Duplex). Set the color mode, document size, and scanning resolution as required.
  • Page 22 The IJ Scan Utility main screen appears. Note See the following pages for details on the setting items in the Settings dialog box. Settings (Document Scan) Dialog Box Settings (Custom Scan) Dialog Box Click Document. Scanning starts. Note Click Cancel to cancel the scan. When Document (ADF Manual Duplex) is selected for Select Source, proceed to Step 8.
  • Page 23 When Short edge is Selected for Binding Side in Document Scan Orientation Settings... Place the documents without changing the orientation of the output documents. Click OK. Scanning starts. Note Click Cancel to cancel the scan. Scanned images are saved in the folder set for Save in in the corresponding Settings dialog box displayed by clicking Settings..
  • Page 24: Saving After Checking Scan Results

    Saving after Checking Scan Results You can check the scan results, then save the images to a computer. Important You cannot check the scan results before saving when scanned using Auto scan or the operation panel. Note The screens for scanning photos are used as examples in the following descriptions. Start IJ Scan Utility.
  • Page 25 The IJ Scan Utility main screen appears. Note See the following pages for details on the setting items in the Settings dialog box. Settings (Photo Scan) Dialog Box Settings (Document Scan) Dialog Box Settings (Custom Scan) Dialog Box Settings (Scan and Stitch) Dialog Box Settings (ScanGear) Dialog Box Click Photo.
  • Page 26 Scanned images are saved according to the settings.
  • Page 27 Sending Scanned Images via E-mail You can send scanned images via e-mail. Note The screens for scanning photos are used as examples in the following descriptions. Start IJ Scan Utility. Starting IJ Scan Utility Click Settings..The Settings dialog box appears. Settings Dialog Box Click Photo Scan.
  • Page 28 Note You can add e-mail clients to use for attachments from the pull-down menu. If None (Attach Manually) is selected, manually attach scanned and saved images to e-mail. Click OK. The IJ Scan Utility main screen appears. Note See the following pages for details on the setting items in the Settings dialog box. Settings (Auto Scan) Dialog Box Settings (Photo Scan) Dialog Box Settings (Document Scan) Dialog Box...
  • Page 29 Click Photo. Scanning starts. When scanning is completed, the specified e-mail client starts and the images will be attached to a new message. Note Click Cancel to cancel the scan. The scanned images are saved according to the settings made in the Settings dialog box. When the Check scan results checkbox is selected in the Settings dialog box, the Save Settings dialog box appears.
  • Page 30 Extracting Text from Scanned Images (OCR) Scan text in scanned magazines and newspapers and display it in Notepad (included with Windows). Note You can extract text when scanning via Document, Custom, or ScanGear. The screens for scanning documents are used as examples in the following descriptions. Start IJ Scan Utility.
  • Page 31 Note When My Image Garden is specified, after the image is scanned, the text in the image is extracted and appears in Notepad (included with Windows). Click OK. The IJ Scan Utility main screen appears. Note See the following pages for details on the setting items in the Settings dialog box. Settings (Document Scan) Dialog Box Settings (Custom Scan) Dialog Box Settings (ScanGear) Dialog Box...
  • Page 32 Scanning starts. When scanning is completed, the scanned images are saved according to the settings, and the extracted text appears in the specified application. Note Click Cancel to cancel the scan. Text displayed in Notepad (included with Windows) is for guidance only. Text in the image of the following types of documents may not be detected correctly.
  • Page 33: Ij Scan Utility Screens

    IJ Scan Utility Screens IJ Scan Utility Main Screen Settings Dialog Box Settings (Auto Scan) Dialog Box Settings (Photo Scan) Dialog Box Settings (Document Scan) Dialog Box Settings (Custom Scan) Dialog Box Settings (Scan and Stitch) Dialog Box Settings (ScanGear) Dialog Box Settings (Save to PC (Auto)) Dialog Box Settings (Save to PC (Photo)) Dialog Box Settings (Save to PC (Document)) Dialog Box...
  • Page 34: Ij Scan Utility Main Screen

    IJ Scan Utility Main Screen From the Start menu, select All Programs > Canon Utilities > IJ Scan Utility > IJ Scan Utility to start IJ Scan Utility. You can complete from scanning to saving at one time by simply clicking the corresponding icon.
  • Page 35: Settings Dialog Box

    Settings Dialog Box There are three tabs in the Settings dialog box: (Scanning from a Computer), (Scanning from the Operation Panel), and (General Settings). When you click a tab, the view in the red frame switches and you can make advanced settings to functions on each tab. (Scanning from a Computer) Tab You can specify how to respond when scanning from IJ Scan Utility or My Image Garden.
  • Page 36 (General Settings) Tab You can set the product to use, file size restriction on e-mail attachment, language to detect text in images, and folder in which to save images temporarily. Settings (General Settings) Dialog Box...
  • Page 37 Settings (Auto Scan) Dialog Box Click Auto Scan on the (Scanning from a Computer) tab to display the Settings (Auto Scan) dialog box. In the Settings (Auto Scan) dialog box, you can make advanced scan settings to scan by automatically detecting the item type.
  • Page 38 To reduce moire in scans, set Select Source to Magazine in the Settings (Document Scan) dialog box or Settings (Custom Scan) dialog box, then click Document or Custom in the IJ Scan Utility main screen. (1) Scan Options Area • Apply recommended image correction Applies suitable corrections automatically based on the item type.
  • Page 39 You can specify the application from the pull-down menu. • Send to a folder Select this when you also want to save the scanned images to a folder other than the one specified in Save in. You can specify the folder from the pull-down menu. •...
  • Page 40 Settings (Photo Scan) Dialog Box Click Photo Scan on the (Scanning from a Computer) tab to display the Settings (Photo Scan) dialog box. In the Settings (Photo Scan) dialog box, you can make advanced scan settings to scan items as photos. Scan Options Area Save Settings Area Application Settings Area...
  • Page 41 Note Click Defaults to restore the specified settings to the default settings. • Resolution Select the resolution of the item to be scanned. The higher the resolution (value), the more detail in your image. Resolution • Compress scanned images upon transfer Compresses scanned images when transferring them to a computer.
  • Page 42 Save Settings Dialog Box Important When the Settings dialog box is displayed from My Image Garden, this option does not appear. (3) Application Settings Area • Open with an application Select this when you want to enhance or correct the scanned images. You can specify the application from the pull-down menu.
  • Page 43 Settings (Document Scan) Dialog Box Click Document Scan on the (Scanning from a Computer) tab to display the Settings (Document Scan) dialog box. In the Settings (Document Scan) dialog box, you can make advanced scan settings to scan items as documents.
  • Page 44 When Document (ADF/Platen) is selected and documents are placed both on the platen and ADF, those placed on the ADF will be scanned. • Color Mode Select the color mode in which to scan the item. Important To select Black and White, deselect the Compress scanned images upon transfer checkbox. •...
  • Page 45 Note The displayed items vary by Select Source and Color Mode. • Apply Auto Document Fix Select this checkbox to sharpen text in a document or magazine for better readability. Important Available only when the Compress scanned images upon transfer checkbox is not selected.
  • Page 46 Automatically rotates the image to the correct orientation by detecting the orientation of text in the scanned document. Important Only text documents written in languages that can be selected from Document Language in the Settings (General Settings) dialog box are supported. Settings (General Settings) Dialog Box The orientation may not be detected for the following types of settings or documents since the text cannot be detected correctly.
  • Page 47 Select this when you want to use the scanned images as they are in an application that allows you to browse or organize images. You can specify the application from the pull-down menu. • Send to a folder Select this when you also want to save the scanned images to a folder other than the one specified in Save in.
  • Page 48 Settings (Custom Scan) Dialog Box Click Custom Scan on the (Scanning from a Computer) tab to display the Settings (Custom Scan) dialog box. In the Settings (Custom Scan) dialog box, you can make advanced scan settings to scan according to your preference.
  • Page 49 Items printed on thin white paper Long narrow items such as panoramic photos Reflective disc labels may not be scanned as expected. Place items correctly according to the type of item to be scanned. Otherwise, items may not be scanned correctly. "Placing Items (When Scanning from a Computer)"...
  • Page 50 Important Binding Side cannot be specified when scanning only the front side of each document. • Compress scanned images upon transfer Compresses scanned images when transferring them to a computer. This is useful when your scanner or printer and computer are connected with a slow interface such as USB1.1. Important This does not appear when Select Source is Auto.
  • Page 51 Scanning takes longer than usual when you enable this function. • Sharpen outline Emphasizes the outline of the subjects to sharpen the image. • Reduce show-through Sharpens text in an item or reduces show-through in newspapers, etc. • Reduce moire Reduces moire patterns.
  • Page 52 Save Settings Dialog Box (2) Save Settings Area • File Name Enter the file name of the image to be saved. When you save a file, the date and 4 digits are appended to the set file name in the "_20XX0101_0001" format. •...
  • Page 53 • Attach to e-mail Select this when you want to send e-mails with the scanned images attached. You can specify the e-mail client you want to start from the pull-down menu. • Start OCR Select this when you want to convert text in the image into text data using specified OCR software. You can specify the application from the pull-down menu.
  • Page 54 Settings (Scan and Stitch) Dialog Box Click Scan and Stitch on the (Scanning from a Computer) tab to display the Settings (Scan and Stitch) dialog box. In the Settings (Scan and Stitch) dialog box, you can make advanced scan settings for scanning items larger than the platen.
  • Page 55 • Image Processing Settings Click (Plus) to set the following. Available setting items vary by Select Source. Important When Color Mode is Black and White, Image Processing Settings is not available. When Select Source is Photo • Sharpen outline Emphasizes the outline of the subjects to sharpen the image. When Select Source is Magazine or Document •...
  • Page 56 (3) Application Settings Area • Open with an application Select this when you want to enhance or correct the scanned images. You can specify the application from the pull-down menu. • Send to an application Select this when you want to use the scanned images as they are in an application that allows you to browse or organize images.
  • Page 57 Settings (ScanGear) Dialog Box Click ScanGear on the (Scanning from a Computer) tab to display the Settings (ScanGear) dialog box. In the Settings (ScanGear) dialog box, you can specify how to save images when scanning items using ScanGear (scanner driver) and how to respond after saving them. Save Settings Area Application Settings Area Important...
  • Page 58 • Save in Displays the folder in which to save the scanned images. To change the folder, specify the destination folder in the Select Destination Folder dialog box displayed by selecting Add... from the pull-down menu. The default save folders are as follows. Windows 7: My Documents folder Windows Vista: Documents folder Windows XP: My Documents folder...
  • Page 59 You can restore the settings in the displayed screen to the default settings.
  • Page 60 Settings (Save to PC (Auto)) Dialog Box Click Save to PC (Auto) on the (Scanning from the Operation Panel) tab to display the Settings (Save to PC (Auto)) dialog box. In the Settings (Save to PC (Auto)) dialog box, you can specify how to respond when saving images to a computer after scanning them from the operation panel by automatically detecting the item type.
  • Page 61 Click (Plus) to set the following. • Apply recommended image correction Applies suitable corrections automatically based on the item type. Important The color tone may differ from the source image due to corrections. In that case, deselect the checkbox and scan. Note Scanning takes longer than usual when you enable this function.
  • Page 62 Note Specify the application or folder in the Select Application or Select Destination Folder dialog box displayed by selecting Add... from the pull-down menu. • Instructions Opens this guide. • Defaults You can restore the settings in the displayed screen to the default settings.
  • Page 63 Settings (Save to PC (Photo)) Dialog Box Click Save to PC (Photo) on the (Scanning from the Operation Panel) tab to display the Settings (Save to PC (Photo)) dialog box. In the Settings (Save to PC (Photo)) dialog box, you can specify how to respond when saving images to a computer as photos after scanning them from the operation panel.
  • Page 64 • Data Format Set from the operation panel. • Settings... Click to display the Data Format Settings dialog box in which you can set the quality of the images to be saved, keyword search of PDF files, and the data format in which to save images scanned with Auto Scan.
  • Page 65 Settings (Save to PC (Document)) Dialog Box Click Save to PC (Document) on the (Scanning from the Operation Panel) tab to display the Settings (Save to PC (Document)) dialog box. In the Settings (Save to PC (Document)) dialog box, you can specify how to respond when saving images to a computer as documents after scanning them from the operation panel.
  • Page 66 • Compress scanned images upon transfer Compresses scanned images when transferring them to a computer. This is useful when your scanner or printer and computer are connected with a slow interface such as USB1.1. • Image Processing Settings Click (Plus) to set the following. •...
  • Page 67 Only text documents written in languages that can be selected from Document Language in the Settings (General Settings) dialog box are supported. Settings (General Settings) Dialog Box The orientation may not be detected for the following types of settings or documents since the text cannot be detected correctly.
  • Page 68 Settings (General Settings) Dialog Box Click (General Settings) tab to display the Settings (General Settings) dialog box. In the Settings (General Settings) dialog box, you can set the product to use, file size restriction on e-mail attachment, language to detect text in images, and folder in which to save images temporarily. •...
  • Page 69 Data Format Settings Dialog Box Display the Data Format Settings dialog box by one of the following operations. • Click Settings... of Save Settings on each tab of the Settings dialog box • Click Settings... of Save Settings in the Save Settings dialog box that appears after scanning with the Check scan results checkbox selected in the Settings dialog box In the Data Format Settings dialog box, you can set the quality of the images to be saved, keyword search of PDF files and their compression type, and the data format in which to save images scanned with Auto...
  • Page 70: Save Settings Dialog Box

    Save Settings Dialog Box Select the Check scan results checkbox in Save Settings of the Settings dialog box to display the Save Settings dialog box after scanning. You can specify the data format and destination while viewing the thumbnails of scan results. Important After scanning from My Image Garden or the operation panel, the Save Settings dialog box does not appear.
  • Page 71 • Data Format Select the data format in which to save the scanned images. You can select JPEG/Exif, TIFF, PNG, PDF, or PDF (Multiple Pages). Important You cannot select PDF or PDF (Multiple Pages) in the following cases. When scanned by clicking Photo in the IJ Scan Utility main screen The Enable large image scans checkbox is selected in Save Settings of the Settings (ScanGear) dialog box Start OCR is selected in Application Settings of the Settings (Document Scan), Settings...
  • Page 72: Image Stitch Window

    Image Stitch Window Click Stitch in the IJ Scan Utility main screen to display the Image Stitch window. You can scan the left and right halves of an item larger than the platen and combine the images back into one image. You can scan items up to approximately twice as large as the platen. Settings and Operation Buttons Toolbar Thumbnail View Area...
  • Page 73 • Scan Image 1 • Start Scanning Image 1 Scans the first item. • Scan Image 2 • Start Scanning Image 2 Scans the second item. • Adjust cropping frames You can adjust the scan area in preview. If no area is specified, the image of the size selected in Select Output Size will be saved. If an area is specified, only the image in the cropping frame will be scanned and saved.
  • Page 74 Cancels Stitch scan. (2) Toolbar • Toolbar You can delete the scanned images or adjust the previewed images. • (Delete) Deletes the scanned image. • (Enlarge/Reduce) Allows you to enlarge or reduce the preview image. Left-clicking the Preview area enlarges the displayed image. Right-clicking the Preview area reduces the displayed image.
  • Page 75 • After scanning the first item by clicking Start Scanning Image 1 The image is scanned in the direction specified in Scan Direction, and 2 appears next to it. • After scanning the second item by clicking Start Scanning Image 2 The two scanned images appear.
  • Page 76 Scanning with Application Software that You are Using (ScanGear) What Is ScanGear (Scanner Driver)? Scanning with Advanced Settings Using ScanGear (Scanner Driver) Starting ScanGear (Scanner Driver) Scanning in Basic Mode Scanning in Advanced Mode Scanning Multiple Documents from the ADF (Auto Document Feeder) in Advanced Mode Scanning Multiple Documents at One Time with ScanGear (Scanner Driver) Correcting Images and Adjusting Colors with ScanGear (Scanner Driver) ScanGear (Scanner Driver) Screens...
  • Page 77 What Is ScanGear (Scanner Driver)? ScanGear (scanner driver) is software required for scanning documents. It enables you to specify the output size and make image corrections when scanning. ScanGear can be started from My Image Garden or IJ Scan Utility. It can be also started from other applications that are compatible with a standard interface called TWAIN.
  • Page 79 Scanning with Advanced Settings Using ScanGear (Scanner Driver) Starting ScanGear (scanner driver) Starting ScanGear (Scanner Driver) Scanning documents after making simple image corrections Scanning in Basic Mode Scanning documents after making advanced image corrections and brightness/color adjustments Scanning in Advanced Mode Scanning multiple documents placed on the ADF (Auto Document Feeder) after making advanced image corrections and brightness/color adjustments Scanning Multiple Documents from the ADF (Auto Document Feeder) in Advanced Mode...
  • Page 80: Starting Scangear (scanner Driver)

    Starting ScanGear (Scanner Driver) Use ScanGear (scanner driver) to make image corrections and color adjustments when scanning. ScanGear can be started from My Image Garden or an application. Note Set up the network environment if you have more than one scanner or have a network compatible model and changed the connection from USB connection to network connection.
  • Page 81: Scanning In Basic Mode

    Scanning in Basic Mode Use the Basic Mode tab to scan easily by following the on-screen steps. "Scanning Multiple Documents at One Time with ScanGear (Scanner Driver)" to scan multiple documents at one time from the Platen. When scanning from the ADF (Auto Document Feeder), documents are scanned without preview. Important The following types of documents may not be scanned correctly.
  • Page 82 Scan Tab Click Preview. Preview image appears in the Preview area. Important Preview is not displayed when an ADF type is selected for Select Source. Note Colors are adjusted based on the document type selected in Select Source. Set Destination. Note Skip ahead to Step 7 when an ADF type is selected for Select Source.
  • Page 83 Related Topic Basic Mode Tab...
  • Page 84: Scanning In Advanced Mode

    Scanning in Advanced Mode Use the Advanced Mode tab to specify the color mode, output resolution, image brightness, color tone, etc. when scanning. "Scanning Multiple Documents at One Time with ScanGear (Scanner Driver)" to scan multiple documents at one time. "Scanning Multiple Documents from the ADF (Auto Document Feeder) in Advanced Mode"...
  • Page 85 Set Output Settings. Output Settings Adjust the cropping frame (scan area), correct image, and adjust colors as required. Adjusting Cropping Frames (ScanGear) Image Settings Color Adjustment Buttons Click Scan. Scanning starts. Note Click (Information) to open a dialog box in which you can check the current scan settings (document type, etc.).
  • Page 86 Scanning Multiple Documents from the ADF (Auto Document Feeder) in Advanced Mode Use the Advanced Mode tab to specify the image brightness, color tone, etc. and scan multiple documents placed on the ADF (Auto Document Feeder) at one time. When using a model equipped with Auto Duplex ADF, you can scan both sides of the documents automatically from the ADF.
  • Page 87 Image Settings Color Adjustment Buttons Click Scan. Scanning starts. Note Click (Information) to open a dialog box in which you can check the current scan settings (document type, etc.). A response of ScanGear after scanning can be specified in Status of ScanGear dialog after scanning on the Scan tab of the Preferences dialog box.
  • Page 88: Scanner Driver

    Scanning Multiple Documents at One Time with ScanGear (Scanner Driver) You can scan two or more photos (small documents) on the Platen at one time on the Basic Mode tab and Advanced Mode tab. This section explains how to scan multiple documents from the Basic Mode tab. Important To scan multiple documents as a single image, scan in whole image view.
  • Page 89 Set Destination. Set Output Size according to purpose. Adjust the cropping frames and set Image corrections as required. Note You can correct each image separately. Select the frame you want to correct. In thumbnail view, you can only create one cropping frame per image. To create multiple cropping frames in an image, scan in whole image view.
  • Page 90 Note When the whole image is displayed, the icon changes to (Whole Image). Set Destination. Set Output Size according to purpose. Invert aspect ratio will be enabled when Output Size is set to anything but Flexible. Click this button to rotate the cropping frame. Click again to return it to the original orientation. Adjust the cropping frames.
  • Page 91 Correcting Images and Adjusting Colors with ScanGear (Scanner Driver) Sharpening out-of-focus photos, reducing dust and scratches, and correcting faded colors Correcting Images (Unsharp Mask, Reduce Dust and Scratches, Fading Correction, etc.) Previewing and changing the color tone of the entire image to scan Adjusting Colors Using a Color Pattern Brightening colors that have faded with time or due to colorcast Adjusting Saturation and Color Balance...
  • Page 92 Correcting Images (Unsharp Mask, Reduce Dust and Scratches, Fading Correction, etc.) The Image Settings functions on the Advanced Mode tab of ScanGear (scanner driver) allow you to enhance the outline of the subjects, reduce dust/scratches, and correct faded colors when scanning images.
  • Page 93 Reducing show-through in text documents or lightening the base color in recycled paper, newspapers, etc. when scanning documents Set Reduce Show-through to ON. Sharpening slightly out-of-focus images Set Unsharp Mask to ON. Reducing gradations and stripe patterns Set Descreen to ON. Note Printed photos and pictures are displayed as a collection of fine dots.
  • Page 94 Correcting photos that have faded with time or due to colorcast Set Fading Correction to Low, Medium, or High according to the degree of fading or colorcast. None Medium Reducing graininess Set Grain Correction to Low, Medium, or High according to the degree of graininess. None Medium Correcting shadows that appear between pages when scanning open booklets...
  • Page 95: Color Adjustment

    Adjusting Colors Using a Color Pattern You can preview color changes and reproduce natural colors by using the color pattern function in ScanGear (scanner driver)'s Basic Mode tab. Color Adjustment Correct colors that have faded with time or due to colorcast. "Colorcast" is a phenomenon where a specific color affects the entire picture due to the weather or ambient strong colors.
  • Page 96 Below is an example of correcting a bluish image. Since Blue and Green are too strong, click the Yellow and Magenta arrows to correct. Before After Note Color adjustments are applied only to the cropping frames (scan areas) or the frame selected in thumbnail view.
  • Page 97: Adjusting Saturation And Color Balance

    Adjusting Saturation and Color Balance In ScanGear (scanner driver)'s Advanced Mode tab, click (Saturation/Color Balance). Note Click Defaults to reset all adjustments in the current window. Saturation Adjust the image's saturation (vividness). You can brighten colors that have faded with time, etc. Move (Slider) under Saturation to the left to decrease the saturation (darken the image), and to the right to increase the saturation (brighten the image).
  • Page 98 These are complementary color pairs (each pair produces a shade of gray when mixed). You can reproduce the natural colors of the scene by reducing the cast color and increasing the complementary color. It is usually difficult to correct the image completely by adjusting only one color pair. It is recommended that you find a portion in the image where it should be white, and adjust all three color pairs so that the portion turns white.
  • Page 99: Adjusting Brightness And Contrast

    Adjusting Brightness and Contrast In ScanGear (scanner driver)'s Advanced Mode tab, click (Brightness/Contrast). Note Click (Down arrow) to switch to detailed view. Click (Up arrow) to return to the previous view. Click Defaults to reset all adjustments in the current window. Channel Each dot of an image is a mixture of Red, Green, and Blue in various proportions (gradation).
  • Page 100 Brightness Adjust the image brightness. Move (Slider) under Brightness to the left to darken and right to brighten the image. You can also enter a value (-127 to 127). Darkened Original image Brightened Note Highlights may be lost if you brighten the image too much, and shadows may be lost if you darken the image too much.
  • Page 101: Adjusting Histogram

    Adjusting Histogram In ScanGear (scanner driver)'s Advanced Mode tab, click (Histogram). Note Click Defaults to reset all adjustments in the current window. Channel Each dot of an image is a mixture of Red, Green, and Blue in various proportions (gradation). These colors can be adjusted individually as a "channel."...
  • Page 102 More data is distributed to the More data is distributed to the Data is widely distributed between highlight side. shadow side. the highlight and shadow. Adjusting Histograms (Using the Slider) Select a Channel, then move (Black-point Slider) or (White-point Slider) to specify the level to be set as the shadow or highlight.
  • Page 103 Images with more data distributed to the shadow side Move the Mid-point Slider toward the shadow side. Adjusting Histograms (Using the Droppers) When you select a Channel and click the Black-point, Mid-point, or White-point Dropper, the mouse pointer on the preview image changes to a dropper. Click a Dropper displayed below the histogram to change the setting.
  • Page 104: Adjusting Tone Curve

    Adjusting Tone Curve In ScanGear (scanner driver)'s Advanced Mode tab, click (Tone Curve Settings). Note Click Defaults to reset all adjustments in the current window. Channel Each dot of an image is a mixture of Red, Green, and Blue in various proportions (gradation). These colors can be adjusted individually as a "channel."...
  • Page 105 Adjusting Tone Curve In Select Tone Curve, select a tone curve from No correction, Overexposure, Underexposure, High contrast, Reverse the negative/positive image, and Edit custom curve. No correction (No adjustment) Overexposure (Convex curve) The midtone data of the input side is stretched toward the highlight of the output side, resulting in a bright- toned image when viewed on a monitor.
  • Page 106 Edit custom curve You can drag specific points on the Tone Curve to freely adjust the brightness of the corresponding areas.
  • Page 107: Setting Threshold

    Setting Threshold The brightness of color and grayscale images is expressed in a value between 0 and 255. However, in creating black and white images, all colors are mapped to either black (0) or white (255). "Threshold" is the borderline value that determines a color as black or white. By adjusting the threshold level, you can sharpen text in a document or reduce show-through in newspapers.
  • Page 108 ScanGear (Scanner Driver) Screens Basic Mode Tab Advanced Mode Tab Input Settings Output Settings Image Settings Color Adjustment Buttons Preferences Dialog Box Scanner Tab Preview Tab Scan Tab Color Settings Tab...
  • Page 109: Basic Mode Tab

    Basic Mode Tab This mode allows you to scan easily by following the on-screen steps. This section describes the settings and functions available on the Basic Mode tab. When scanning from the ADF (Auto Document Feeder), documents are scanned without preview. Settings and Operation Buttons Toolbar Preview Area...
  • Page 110 Documents are scanned in the long-edge binding format, with the end inserted to the ADF being the upper end. Important Some applications do not support continuous scanning from the ADF. For details, refer to the application's manual. Note When you select a document type, the unsharp mask function will be active. When you select an option other than the ADF types, the image adjustment function which adjusts images based on the document type will also be active.
  • Page 111 In whole image view When no cropping frame is displayed, the entire Preview area will be scanned. When a cropping frame is displayed, the portion within the cropping frame will be scanned. • Paper Size (L, A4, etc.) Select an output paper size. The portion within the cropping frame will be scanned at the size of the selected paper size.
  • Page 112 Important Apply Auto Document Fix and Correct fading are available when Recommended is selected on the Color Settings tab of the Preferences dialog box. Note Available functions vary by the document type selected in Select Source. • Apply Auto Document Fix Sharpens text in a document or magazine for better readability.
  • Page 113 • (Thumbnail) / (Whole Image) Switches the view in the Preview area. Preview Area • (Rotate Left) Rotates the preview image 90 degrees counter-clockwise. - The result will be reflected in the scanned image. - The image returns to its original state when you preview again. •...
  • Page 114 Note When multiple images are previewed, different outlines indicate different selection status. Focus Frame (thick blue outline): The displayed settings will be applied. Selected Frame (thin blue outline): The settings will be applied to the Focus Frame and Selected Frames simultaneously. You can select multiple images by clicking them while pressing the Ctrl key.
  • Page 115: Advanced Mode Tab

    Advanced Mode Tab This mode allows you to make advanced scan settings such as the color mode, output resolution, image brightness, and color tone. This section describes the settings and functions available on the Advanced Mode tab. When scanning from the ADF (Auto Document Feeder), documents are scanned without preview. Settings and Operation Buttons Toolbar Preview Area...
  • Page 116 When you click Save, the item appears in the Favorite Settings list and can be selected, along with the predefined items. To delete an item, select it in Favorite Settings List and click Delete. Click Save to save the settings displayed in Favorite Settings List.
  • Page 117 • Scan Starts scanning. Note When scanning starts, the progress will be displayed. Click Cancel to cancel the scan. When scanning is completed, a dialog box prompting you to select the next action may appear. Follow the prompt to complete. For details, see Status of ScanGear dialog after scanning in "Scan Tab"...
  • Page 118 Deletes the preview image from the Preview area. It also resets the Toolbar and color adjustment settings. • (Crop) Allows you to specify the scan area by dragging the mouse. • (Move Image) Allows you to drag the image until the part you want to see is displayed when an image enlarged in the Preview area does not fit in the screen.
  • Page 119 (3) Preview Area • Preview Area This is where a trial image appears after you click Preview. You can also check the results of the settings (image corrections, color adjustments, etc.) made in "Settings and Operation Buttons." When (Thumbnail) is displayed on the Toolbar Cropping frames are specified according to the document size, and thumbnails of scanned images are displayed.
  • Page 120 Related Topic Scanning in Advanced Mode Scanning Multiple Documents from the ADF (Auto Document Feeder) in Advanced Mode...
  • Page 121: Input Settings

    Input Settings Input Settings allows you to set the following items: • Select Source The type of document to be scanned is displayed. To scan from the Platen, select Platen; to scan from the ADF (Auto Document Feeder), select Document (ADF Simplex) or Document (ADF Duplex). Important Some applications do not support continuous scanning from the ADF.
  • Page 122 Important The Orientation dialog box can only be opened when Select Source is Document (ADF Simplex) or Document (ADF Duplex). Binding Location cannot be specified when Select Source is Document (ADF Simplex). • Color Mode Select how to scan the document. •...
  • Page 123: Output Settings

    Output Settings Output Settings allows you to set the following items: • Output Resolution Select the resolution to scan at. The higher the resolution (value), the more detail in your image. Select a resolution from the options displayed by clicking the button, or enter a value in 1 dpi increments. Refer to "Resolution"...
  • Page 124 To enlarge/reduce the scanned image, enter values into (Width) and (Height) in Output Settings or specify a value (by 1 %) for %. Although the maximum value available for % depends on the Output Resolution, it can be specified for up to 19200 dpi (the maximum available output resolution).
  • Page 125: Image Settings

    Image Settings Important Do not apply these functions to images without moire, dust/scratches, or faded colors. The color tone may be adversely affected. Image correction results may not be reflected in the preview image. Note Selectable settings depend on Color Mode settings. Scanning may take longer than usual when you use Image Settings.
  • Page 126 Note If the image is not adjusted properly with Auto, specify the document type. The color tone may change from the source image due to the Image Adjustment. In that case, set Image Adjustment to None. • Reduce Show-through Use this function to reduce show-through in duplex documents or lighten the base color in recycled paper and other colored paper when scanning documents.
  • Page 127 It is recommended that you select None when scanning printed materials. • Fading Correction Use this function to correct photos that have faded with time or have a colorcast. "Colorcast" is a phenomenon where a specific color affects the entire picture due to the weather or ambient strong colors.
  • Page 128 Shadows may not be corrected properly depending on the document. If the page background is not white, shadows may not be detected correctly or may not be detected at all. While scanning, press down on the spine with the same amount of pressure you used to preview the scan.
  • Page 129: Color Adjustment Buttons

    Color Adjustment Buttons The Color Adjustment Buttons allow you to make fine corrections to the image brightness and color tones including adjustments to the image's overall brightness or contrast and adjustments to its highlight and shadow values (histogram) or balance (tone curve). Important The Color Adjustment Buttons are not available when you select Color Matching on the Color Settings tab of the Preferences dialog box.
  • Page 130 Adjust the brightness of an image by selecting the type of graph (tone curve) showing the balance of tone input and output. You can make fine adjustments to the brightness of a specific area. Adjusting Tone Curve • (Final Review) Make a final check of color adjustments.
  • Page 131 Reset all adjustments (saturation/color balance, brightness/contrast, histogram, and tone curve).
  • Page 132: Preferences Dialog Box

    Preferences Dialog Box Click Preferences... in the ScanGear (scanner driver) screen to open the Preferences dialog box. In the Preferences dialog box, you can make advanced settings to ScanGear functions via the Scanner, Preview, Scan, and Color Settings tabs. Scanner Tab Allows you to set the quiet mode, folder in which to save images temporarily, and music file to play during or at the end of a scan.
  • Page 133: Scanner Tab

    Scanner Tab On the Scanner tab, you can specify the following settings. • Quiet Settings The silent function allows you to reduce the operating noise of this machine. Use this when you wish to reduce the operating noise such as when scanning or printing at nights. Click Settings...
  • Page 134 • Select Folder Where Temporary Files are Saved Displays the folder in which to save images temporarily. To change the folder, click Browse... to specify another one. • Sound Settings You can set the machine to play music during/at the end of a scan. Select the Play Music During Scanning or Play Sound When Scanning is Completed checkbox, then click Browse...
  • Page 135: Preview Tab

    Preview Tab On the Preview tab, you can specify the following settings. • Preview at Start of ScanGear Select what to do with Preview when ScanGear (scanner driver) is started. • Automatically Execute Preview ScanGear will automatically start previewing at startup. •...
  • Page 136 • Standard The standard size. • Smaller Displays 95 % (in width and height) of the area displayed for the standard size. Note When you change the Cropping Size for Thumbnail View setting, the preview images will be refreshed and cropped to the new size. As the preview images are refreshed, the color adjustments and other settings applied to them are reset.
  • Page 137: Scan Tab

    Scan Tab On the Scan tab, you can specify the following settings. • Status of ScanGear dialog after scanning Select what to do with ScanGear (scanner driver) after scanning images. • Close ScanGear automatically Select this to return to the original application when scanning is completed. •...
  • Page 138 • Output by page Outputs the scanned documents in the correct page order.
  • Page 139: Color Settings Tab

    Color Settings Tab On the Color Settings tab, you can specify the following settings. • Color Adjustment Select one of the following. You can select one when Color Mode is Color or Grayscale. • Recommended Select this to vividly reproduce the tone of a document on the screen. It is recommended that you normally select this setting.
  • Page 140 Placing Items (When Scanning from a Computer) Learn how to place items on the platen or ADF (Auto Document Feeder) of your scanner or printer. Place items correctly according to the type of item to be scanned. Otherwise, items may not be scanned correctly. Important Do not place objects on the document cover.
  • Page 141 Placing Multiple Items Allow 0.4 inch (1 cm) or more space between the edges (diagonally striped area) of the platen and items, and between items. Portions placed on the diagonally striped area cannot be scanned. more than 0.4 inch (1 cm) Note You can place up to 12 items.
  • Page 143 Adjusting Cropping Frames (ScanGear) "Cropping" is the act of selecting the area you want to keep in an image and discarding the rest when scanning it. On the Basic Mode tab and Advanced Mode tab, you can specify cropping frames (scan areas) on the image(s) displayed in the Preview area of the screen.
  • Page 144 The cursor will change into (Crosshair Arrow) when it is positioned within a cropping frame. Click and drag the mouse to move the entire cropping frame. Note On the Advanced Mode tab, you can specify the cropping frame size by entering the values into (Width) and (Height) in Input Settings.
  • Page 145 You can create multiple cropping frames and apply different scan settings to each cropping frame. You can also select multiple cropping frames by clicking them while pressing the Ctrl key. If you select multiple cropping frames and change the settings on a tab at the right of ScanGear, the settings will be applied to all the selected cropping frames.
  • Page 146 General Notes (Scanner Driver) ScanGear (scanner driver) is subject to the following restrictions. Keep these points in mind when using it. Scanner Driver Restrictions • When using the NTFS file system, the TWAIN data source may not be invoked. This is because the TWAIN module cannot be written to the winnt folder for security reasons.
  • Page 147 • Images may not be scanned correctly in some applications. In that case, increase the operating system's virtual memory and retry. • When image size is too large (such as when scanning large images at high resolution), your computer may not respond or the progress bar may remain at 0 % depending on the application. In that case, cancel the action (for example by clicking Cancel on the progress bar), then increase the operating system's virtual memory or reduce the image size/resolution and retry.
  • Page 148: Useful Information On Scanning

    Useful Information on Scanning Adjusting Cropping Frames (IJ Scan Utility) Resolution Data Formats Color Matching...
  • Page 149 Adjusting Cropping Frames (IJ Scan Utility) "Cropping" is the act of selecting the area you want to keep in an image and discarding the rest when scanning it. In the Image Stitch window, you can specify a cropping frame on the image displayed in the Preview area. Note See "Adjusting Cropping Frames (ScanGear)"...
  • Page 150 Resolution The data in the image you have scanned is a collection of dots carrying information about brightness and color. The density of these dots is called "resolution", and resolution will determine the amount of detail your image contains. The unit of resolution is dots per inch (dpi). Dpi is the number of dots per inch (2.5 cm).
  • Page 151 When you will be printing the scanned image by enlarging it, scan by setting a higher resolution than the recommended one above.
  • Page 152: Data Formats

    Data Formats You can select a data format when saving scanned images. You should specify the most suitable data format according to how you want to use the image on which application. Available data formats vary by application and operating system (Windows or Mac OS). See below for the characteristics of each image data format.
  • Page 153: Color Matching

    Color Matching "Color Matching" is the act of making adjustments so that the color tones match between the original item, the monitor display, and the color printout. On your scanner or printer, the color tones are adjusted as shown below. Example: When sRGB is selected as the output profile (target) Input Profile (Source) Scanner...
  • Page 154: Other Scanning Methods

    Other Scanning Methods Scanning with WIA Driver Scanning Using the Control Panel (Windows XP Only)
  • Page 155: Scanning With Wia Driver

    Scanning with WIA Driver You can scan an item from a WIA (Windows Image Acquisition)-compliant application. WIA is a driver model implemented in Windows XP or later. It allows you to scan items without using an application. The procedure varies depending on the application. The following procedures are examples only. For details, see the application's manual.
  • Page 156 Select the color mode in which to scan the item. • File type Select a data format from JPEG, BMP, PNG, and TIFF. • Resolution (DPI) Enter the resolution. Specify a value between 50 dpi and 600 dpi. Resolution • Brightness Move the slider to adjust the brightness.
  • Page 157 Selecting Document Feeder for Paper source enables you to select Page size. Click Adjust the quality of the scanned picture and set the preferences as required. • Brightness Move the slider to adjust the brightness. Move it to the left to darken and right to brighten the image.
  • Page 158: Scanning Using The Control Panel (windows Xp Only)

    You can scan images via the Control Panel of Windows XP using the WIA driver. From the Start menu, select Control Panel. Click Printers and Other Hardware > Scanners and Cameras, then double-click Canon XXX series (where "XXX" is the model name). The Scanner and Camera Wizard dialog box appears. Click Next.
  • Page 159 Move the slider to adjust the contrast. Moving it to the left will decrease the contrast of the image, thus softening the image. Moving it to the right will increase the contrast of the image, thus sharpening the image. You can also enter a value (-127 to 127). •...
  • Page 160 Placing Items (When Scanning from a Computer) Learn how to place items on the platen or ADF (Auto Document Feeder) of your scanner or printer. Place items correctly according to the type of item to be scanned. Otherwise, items may not be scanned correctly. Important Do not place objects on the document cover.
  • Page 161 Placing Multiple Items Allow 0.4 inch (1 cm) or more space between the edges (diagonally striped area) of the platen and items, and between items. Portions placed on the diagonally striped area cannot be scanned. more than 0.4 inch (1 cm) Note You can place up to 12 items.
  • Page 163 Scanning from the Operation Panel of the Machine Forwarding Scanned Data to the Computer Using the Operation Panel of the Machine Basic Setting Items on the Operation Panel of the Machine Selecting a Response to Commands from the Operation Panel Using IJ Scan Utility...
  • Page 164: Forwarding Scanned Data To The Computer Using The Operation Panel Of The Machine

    • The destination and the file name are specified in Canon IJ Scan Utility. You can specify the destination and the file name in Canon IJ Scan Utility. For details on settings of Canon IJ Scan Utility: Settings Dialog Box Make sure that the machine is turned on.
  • Page 165 The following items can be scanned: Photos, postcards, visiting cards, magazines, newspapers, documents, BD/DVD/CDs The following items cannot be scanned properly. A4 sized photos Documents smaller than 5 inches x 7 inches (127 mm x 178 mm) such as a paperback with its backbone cut off Originals on thin white paper Long and narrow originals such as panoramic photographs...
  • Page 166 The program selection screen may be displayed after pressing the Color or Black button for the first time. In this case, specify Canon IJ Scan Utility as the application software to use, select Always use this program for this action, then click OK. From the next time, Canon IJ Scan Utility is automatically started.
  • Page 167: Scan Size

    When you forward the scanned data to the computer, you can specify the destination and file name using Canon IJ Scan Utility. Settings Dialog Box If you scan originals from the computer, you can scan with advanced settings. For details on scanning...
  • Page 168: Selecting A Response To Commands From The Operation Panel Using Ij Scan Utility

    Selecting a Response to Commands from the Operation Panel Using IJ Scan Utility IJ Scan Utility allows you to specify how to respond when scanning from the operation panel. Note The screens for specifying the responses when performing Auto Scan from the operation panel are used as examples in the following descriptions.
  • Page 169 Specify image corrections in Scan Options. Specify the file name and other settings in Save Settings. Select the application you want to start after scanning in Application Settings.
  • Page 170 Click OK. The responses will be executed according to the specified settings when you start scanning from the operation panel.

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    Why can't I find info about printing envelopes?​????