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Preview OK but scan button not available...importing from PS CS2

New to here, but have been with the computer age since the mid-70's writing Cobol, Fortran and Basic, but long forgotten and had my first "PC" in early 80's, a Kaypro with no hard drive and hanged with the BBS back then and have created digial art since you had to do it pixel by pixel and ascii art. Later art can be seen here, http://www.geocities.com/chipstuff22/cb3dart/cb3d.html My first scanner was a small hand-held B&W scanner, can't remember the co.? OK, have been around the block a time or two, and built over 500 PCs from scratch and refurbished at least 500 more with donated PC's with OPS from Win 98 to XP Pro for under-privileged kids. So, I am not a newbie at 54 years old... BUT this 8920 has me puzzled right now. It has been amazing since purchased. I haven't used it several months and now when I try to import into PS CS2, I get the preview option which works correctly and shows the image, but the scan "button" is not available? I have uninstalled the the 8920 software/drivers and re-installed the latest drivers..including disconnecting the scanner, blah, blah as per the usual instructions. perhaps I am just getting old and tired, but just can't quite figure this one out. probably simple as most I find for other folks..."a plumbers pipes always leak".... Any help greatly appreciated. thanks, woodro2 S

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Very verbose and you have lots of experience - just like me except I can give you 25 years- But to get on. You did not say what operating system you are working. Or the age of the Scanner It is important. Scanners made during the 95/8/ME era were set up for DOS commands from the computer. Now we are in the NT age The computer sends out NTFS commands and scanner cant figure it out. Some scanners were dual system. And you could fool around with the program compatibility facility. But by and large old scanners should be buried.

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Which software to scan ?


Down load the software for your windows 32 or 64 bit here:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=1138373&

You need the full package to use the scanner.

To scan a picture or document, follow these steps: Step one: Load the item to scan You can scan from the scanner glass or from the ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) tray, if your product has one.
  1. Make sure that the product is connected to the computer.
  2. Turn the product on.
  3. Load the picture or document:
    • Scanner glass : Place the item with the print side down on the scanner glass, and then position it according to the engraved guides around the glass (usually on the right-front corner or the left-front corner). Close the scanner lid.
    • ADF : Place the item into the document feeder tray. The printed side faces up and the top edge goes into the tray first. Adjust the width guides to fit the item. CAUTION: Do not load photos in the ADF. Use the scanner glass instead to prevent damage to photos.
Step two: Scan the item
  1. Open HP Solution Center with one of the following methods:
    • Click Start , click All Programs , click the HP folder, and then click HP Solution Center
    • Double-click the HP Solution Center icon (c01810967.gif ) on your desktop.
  2. If you have more than one HP device installed, click the tab or icon for the product that you are using to scan.
  3. Use one of the following methods to start the scan:
    • For photos or artwork : Click the on-screen Scan Picture "button" in HP Solution Center.
    • For a text document with or without graphics : Click the on-screen Scan Document "button" in HP Solution Center.
    A screen displays to prompt for scan settings. If a settings screen does not display before the scan starts, a preference was set to bypass the prompt. To adjust settings, follow these steps to turn the prompt back on:
    1. Cancel the scan, return to the home screen of HP Solution Center, and then click the Settings option.
    2. For the HP Solution Center "button" that you are using ("Scan Picture" or "Scan Document"), set the option to prompt for settings each time you scan, and then click OK .
    3. Start the scan again.
  4. Read through the various options for the scan settings. Make selections for at least the following items:
    • Scan to: Select your scan destination from the drop-down list.
    • File Type: Select the file type from the drop-down list.
    • ...Save Options...: (available only for certain "Scan to" destinations): For example, if you are saving to a file, click this option to select your Save Location .
    • Show preview...: Select this check box if you want to see a preview before the actual scan.
    c01940398.gifImportant : HP Solution Center software versions vary, depending on the age of your product, and whether you installed updated software after the initial setup. For specific instructions on all the settings the software offers, click the Help button on the home screen or settings screens in HP Solution Center.
  5. Click Scan . The preview screen might display, if you selected an option to show a preview. Use the options on the preview screen to make any desired adjustments before you complete the scan.
After the scan completes, it goes to the destination that you specified in the settings. hpweb_1-2_plus.gifhpweb_1-2_minus.gif Using the scan button on your printer HP recommends that you first get comfortable with using the "Scan Picture" and "Scan Document" on-screen "buttons" in HP Solution Center as explained in the previous steps. By doing this, you determine the scan settings that you use most often, and then you can more easily set up the scan button on your printer. c01940398.gifImportant: Before you use the scan button on your printer, use HP Solution Center to create the settings for that button . For example, you need to decide whether you want a settings prompt screen and a scan preview for each scan. Also, you must create the list of "shortcuts" that you want to display on the front panel of the printer. To get started, click Settings , click Scan Settings , click Button Settings , and then click the tab for Front Panel Scan Buttons . Read through the options, and then create the settings that you want.

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Where is the power button on a canoscan lide 70 scanner?


There is no power button on mine. It gets its power from the high speed usb so it is always ready. Every time I boot up my mac I hear the scanner go thru a warm up scan. I have downloaded the twain plugin for photoshop and access it that way. The lamp will go on when you preview scan something.

Feb 19, 2011 | Canon CanoScan LiDE 70 Flatbed Scanner

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How do I scan with this thing?


What OS do you have installed? Did you install the full-featured software or the Canon drivers? These are available here: http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/printers_multifunction/pixma_mp_series/pixma_mp780#DriversAndSoftware . If you installed a generic driver from the OS, uninstall it and unplug the data cable (USB) before installing the Canon drivers. (The OS driver will work for the printer but not the scanner.) Next place the document face down on the glass or face up if you have a automatic document feeder.

Always do the first few scans from the computer. (The full software will hear the scanner buttons but you need a few things first. There are scan icons in the software that need to be programmed for the destinations and default locations. The monitoring program also must be running before the scan buttons on the all-in-one will work.) Launch the MP Navigator (double-click on the icon or from the Start Menu) and then the black & white or color scan. Set your resolution and contrast. Adjust these as needed and then Scan and OK. (You can do preview scans and then press an on-screen Scan button.) For more information see the documentation at the Canon site: http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/printers_multifunction/pixma_mp_series/pixma_mp780#BrochuresAndManuals . Remember the settings that give good results; you can use these settings to help you set the destinations and defaults for the scan buttons.

If you have Windows XP or later, you can scan without the MP Navigator in Paint (Start > All Programs > Accessories > Paint). Then choose File > Import from Camera or Scanner. In Vista and Win7, there is also Windows Fax and Scan that can acquire scans (New Scan). Vista also includes Photo Gallery with a similar feature; the program is available for Win7 in the Microsoft Live package.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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I bought a new hp computer with Windows 7 OS. My hp Officejet 7310 now will not scan. The HP Solution Center that was downloaded with the HP Officejet All-in-One series Windows 7 driver disc (new, just...


A full feature software and driver package for Windows 7 is not available for your product. However, the Windows 7 operating system installed on your computer contains a basic driver solution for your product. With the basic driver, some of the advanced product features are not available. You can print from a software program, and import and view images on a memory card, if your product has a memory card slot. With this basic driver, the buttons on the product do not function and some of the advanced product features are not available. How to Scan a Document in Windows 7 By Greg Harvey The Windows Fax and Scan utility enables you to scan documents and pictures. Before you can scan documents and pictures, you must have a scanner installed on your computer. Your scanner must be listed in the Devices section of the Devices and Printers Control Panel window.

To check to see if your scanner is properly installed, open the Device Stage. Choose Start?Devices and Printers. If Windows doesn't automatically find your scanner, you can manually add it in the Devices and Printers window by clicking the Add a Device button in the toolbar and following the wizard's commands.

  1. Choose Start?All Programs?Windows Fax and Scan.

    Windows 7 opens the Windows Fax and Scan window.

  2. Click the Scan button in the Navigation pane, then click the New Scan button on the toolbar.

    The New Scan dialog box for your scanner opens.

  3. Use the settings on the right to describe your scan.

    By letting the computer know what you're scanning, its color profile, and the type of file you plan to create, you enable Windows Fax and Scan to create the highest quality scan.

  4. Click the Preview button to see what your document will look like.

    Make any last minute changes.

  5. If you're happy with the preview, click the Scan button.

    Windows scans the document and presents you with an image of your document.

  6. Click the Save As button and complete the necessary information.

    Enter the filename, the type of graphics file you want saved, and then click the Save button.

To automatically forward the document you've just scanned as an attachment to a new fax message, click the Forward as Fax button.

The scan feature in the Windows Fax and Scan utility is set primarily to scan text documents. If you want to scan a photograph or other graphic, you're better off doing that directly within the Windows Live Photo Gallery.


Read more: http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-scan-a-document-in-windows-7.html#ixzz15JFYWJQ1

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I cant scan pictures to my laptop it just keeps saying connecting to pc but never uploads


Do you have the full featured software installed on the computer and set up with the default destinations? Is the monitoring program listening for the scan button being pressed? Can you launch a scan from the computer? Uninstall a generic OS driver that you may have installed and disconnect the data cable (if USB) before attempting to install the full software.

Try a new data cable (scanning requires bi-directional communication and can fail even when the printer works). Try a direct connection if you have a print server or a USB hub in place. Try using a different port and check if a known working device works as well.

Next launch the scan from the computer. Depending on your software, you may see a preview scan. Adjust the settings and try to get the full scan. If you get a failure at this point, it is frequently a cable issue.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(if the full-featured software is not available for your OS from your scanner manufacturer, then you will always need to launch the scan from the computer. WinXP, Vista and Win7 all can obtain scans with Paint (File

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How to scan using hp j4580. Booklet only tells how to fax!!!!


  1. Open HP Solution Center with one of the following methods:
    • Click the Windows icon c01319360.gif , click All Programs , click the HP folder, and then click HP Solution Center.
    • Double-click the HP Solution Center icon on your desktop.
  2. If you have more than one HP device installed, click the tab or icon for the product that you are using to scan.
  3. Use one of the following methods to start the scan:
    • For photos or artwork : Click the on-screen Scan Picture "button" in HP Solution Center.
    • For a text document with or without graphics : Click the on-screen Scan Document "button" in HP Solution Center.
    A screen displays to prompt for scan settings. If a settings screen does not display before the scan starts, a preference was set to bypass the prompt. To adjust settings, follow these steps to turn the prompt back on:
    1. Cancel the scan, return to the home screen of HP Solution Center, and then click the Settings option.
    2. For the HP Solution Center "button" that you are using ("Scan Picture" or "Scan Document"), set the option to prompt for settings each time you scan, and then click OK .
    3. Start the scan again.
  4. Read through the various options for the scan settings. Make selections for at least the following items:
    • Scan to: Select your scan destination from the drop-down list.
    • File Type: Select the file type from the drop-down list.
    • ...Save Options...: (available only for certain "Scan to" destinations): For example, if you are saving to a file, click this option to select your Save Location .
    • Show preview...: Select this check box if you want to see a preview before the actual scan.
    Important : HP Solution Center software versions vary, depending on the age of your product, and whether you installed updated software after the initial setup. For specific instructions on all the settings the software offers, click the Help button on the home screen or settings screens in HP Solution Center.
  5. Click Scan . The preview screen might display, if you selected an option to show a preview. Use the options on the preview screen to make any desired adjustments before you complete the scan.
After the scan completes, it goes to the destination that you specified in the settings.

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How to scan a picture?


1. were you able to install the printer software correctly? if yes, please check the epson software in the program files if there a scan/imaging applicatoin installed.
2. if you have adobe photoshop. click import then select your scanner device. it will popo out the scanner software..

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Printer all in one and I want to scan a picture to my computer, when I hit the scan button get the blinking lite but nothing else. what am i doing wrong new computer


Hi,
The all in one solution software you used in XP doen't work with Vista.

But you can still scan and copy by using Windows Photo Gallery.

1. Click on files tab at the top in Window Photo Gallery.
2. Click on import from camera or scanner.
3. Highlight your scanner icon (ie HP C3180) then click import.
4. New scan window will popup, now you can preview or scan using this basic looking Vista utility.

Hope that helps.

Chris (ziraffa)

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