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When we scan a photo with the scanner it appears black on computer screen

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Check your software settings. Is your black & white scanning okay? If this is fine, then it must be your settings.

S. Mohan, Chennai

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

  • Alan W
    Alan W Feb 02, 2014

    Same problem here installing onto Windows 7 32 bit, the answer is to disable DCR Color Correction in Scanwizard Pro 7.10 which runs fine in XP and W7. This is enabled by default in preferences but you likely don't have DCR installed. Worked for me.

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