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How to Scan Documents and Images Using EPSON Scan?
This guide explains how to use EPSON Scan to scan colour or black-and-white documents or images to PDF or image file(s) using the Epson GT-15000 (up to 11″ x 17″), Expression 10000 XL (up to 11″ x 17″), or Perfection V750 PRO (up to 9″ x 11″) scanners. Because the EPSON Scan software is the same on Mac and Windows, these instructions will work on both.
Note: See How to Scan Film Strips and Slides with EPSON Scan if you wish to scan slides or film strips. See How to Scan Using Fujitsu Scanners if you’re at a station with a Fujitsu scanner.
Before you get started
Make sure you have a flash drive, an external hard drive, or any other way of transporting your files when you depart.
What resolution should I use for my images?
To this question, the response is: It depends! What are your plans for the image? You can scan at a reduced resolution, approximately 300 dpi if you only require a digital copy to send to the Internet (perhaps for a website or social media).
You should scan your image at a higher resolution, such as 600 dpi if you plan to print it. When printing your images, the extra detail captured by a higher-resolution scan will come in handy. Scanning at a resolution higher than 600 dpi isn’t necessary because the scanner is unlikely to pick up more detail at 1200 dpi than it would at 600 dpi.
Keep in mind that the higher the resolution, the larger the file size will be. This may have an impact on your decision, depending on how and where you plan to keep your digital photographs.
Should I scan to a JPEG or a TIFF?
It all depends on what you plan to do with them!
JPEG (or JPG) is a widely used and universally compatible image file format. JPEGs are the most common format for digital cameras, and they’re the easiest to share with others via email or social media. They are of good quality, but not the finest. A JPG is compressed to reduce file size, which results in some detail loss. This is most likely what you want if you’re scanning photos for a website or slideshow.
TIFFs aren’t as popular as JPEGs. They may not be recognized by all photo-sharing services, but photo editing applications will be able to use them. Because TIFFs are an uncompressed file format, 100% of everything you scanned is seen in the file, the file size is substantially bigger. This may be the best option if you plan to edit or print your images.
Preparing your document or image(s)
1.Raise the scanner’s lid.
2.Make sure the scanner bed is clean and clear of dust and smudges, as these will show up on your scan. If it’s filthy, request cleaning supplies from a consultant.
3.For the GT-15000 and Expression 10000 XL scanners, align your document or image with the top-left corner of the glass, or the top-right corner of the glass for the Perfection V750 PRO scanners.
4.On the GT-15000 and Expression 10000 XL scanners, align your document or image with the top left corner.
On the Perfection V750 PRO scanners, align your document or image with the top right corner.
1.Reduce the cover’s thickness as much as possible to ensure that your paper or image is level on the glass. You can remove the cover from the GT-15000 and Expression 10000 XL scanners by gently raising upwards until the metal rods at the back are removed from their holders. Make sure the white backing is properly inserted in the holders on the underside of the scanner cover for the Perfection V750 PRO.
Setting up the scanning software
1.Open the EPSON Scan program. These instructions will work on both Macintosh and Windows because they are the same.
2.Select “Professional Mode” from the “Mode” menu at the upper right of the window. This will give you more options for your scanner settings, which you can tweak based on what you wish to scan.
3.Adapt the scan settings to your specific requirements.
Scanning a document to a PDF
- The directions following are based on this photograph.
- Select Reflective from the Document Type drop-down selection.
- Select Document from the Auto Exposure Type pulldown option.
- Select 24-bit Color for a color scan and 8-bit Grayscale for a black-and-white scan from the Image Type pulldown option (selecting Black and White will scan only in black and white, with no spectrum of gray).
- Choose your resolution, which determines the scan’s quality. When scanning documents into PDFs, we recommend scanning at 150-300 dpi.
- Select Preview from the drop-down menu. This will offer you a visual representation of everything in the scanner.
- If the document you’re scanning is much smaller than the scanner bed (for example, a passport), or you simply want to scan a piece of it, click and drag to create a selection box around the area you want to scan.
- Select Scan.
- Choose where you wish to save your file under Location in the File Save Settings window that appears (saving to the Desktop makes it easier to find). Choose how you wish to store your file under Image Format Type (as a PDF).
- Check the box next to “Show Add Page Dialog after Scanning” and then click OK.
Scanning an image to a JPEG or TIFF
Choose whether you wish to save, edit, or add a page in the Add Page dialogue box that appears. Click Add a Page if you wish to add numerous pages to the same PDF document. You’ll be directed back to the preview window, where you may start scanning the next page. If the page is the same size as the first, there’s no need to go through the preview again; simply place it on the scanner bed and click Scan, then save the file once all of the pages have been added. If there are no more pages to scan, click Save.
STEP 1:Your file will be saved to the directory you specified in the File Save Settings.
- Creating a JPEG or TIFF file from a scanned picture
- Select Reflective from the Document Type drop-down selection.
- Select Auto Exposure Type from the pulldown option.
STEP 2:Select 24-bit Color for a color scan and 8-bit Grayscale for a black-and-white scan from the Image Type pulldown option (selecting Black and White will scan only in black and white, with no spectrum of gray).
STEP 3:Choose your resolution, which determines the scan’s quality. When converting images to JPEGs or TIFFs, we recommend scanning at 300-600 dpi.
STEP 4; Select Preview from the drop-down menu. This will offer you a visual representation of everything in the scanner.
STEP 5:Click and drag to form a selection box around the area you want to scan if the photograph you’re scanning is smaller than the scanner bed or if you simply want to scan a piece of the photograph.
STEP 6:Select Scan.
Choose where you wish to save your file under Location in the File Save Settings window that appears (saving to the Desktop makes it easier to find). Choose how you wish to store your file under Image Format Type (as a JPEG or TIFF).
STEP 7:When you click OK, your image will be scanned and saved to the location you set in the File Save Settings.
Conclusions and Next Steps
Your document is now a PDF, and your photos are JPEGs/TIFFs! You are free to edit or rename any of your files; if you require assistance with a program such as Photoshop, please contact one of our advisors. Remember to save and transport your files using a flash drive, external hard drive, self-addressed e-mail, or another method. Remember to take your document or images out of the scanner!