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Scanning to import to a computer

Has anyone else been feeling less than able with the scanning function? All I want to do is scan images to save on my computer, but it only seems to have a print option. All installed fine but no help in the manual at all.

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Normal 0 The best way to scan images to save on your computer is touse the scanner software on the computer. Not the scan function on the scanner.
You don't say what type of scanner and software you have but usually scannersoftware works this way:
1) Place photo on scanner
2) Open scanner software
3) Using the software, Initiate scan
4) Name the Scanned item and save it to your desired location/folder
Note: some applications will automatically save to --My Documents--My Pictures
5) Repeat process for each pic to be scanned.

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Canon PIXMA Manuals MG2900 series Resolution
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). The higher the resolution (value), the more detail in your image; the lower the resolution (value), the less detail.

How to Set the Resolution You can set the resolution in Resolution on the (Scanning from a Computer) tab of the Settings dialog.
Appropriate Resolution Settings Set the resolution according to the use of the scanned image.
Item Type Use Color Mode Appropriate Resolution Color photo Copying
(Printing) Color 300 dpi Creating a postcard Color 300 dpi Saving to a computer Color 300 dpi Using on a website or attaching to e-mail Color 150 dpi Black and white photo Saving to a computer Grayscale 300 dpi Using on a website or attaching to e-mail Grayscale 150 dpi Text document (document or magazine) Copying Color, Grayscale, or Black and White 300 dpi Attaching to e-mail Color, Grayscale, or Black and White 150 dpi Scanning text using OCR Color or Grayscale 300 dpi Important
  • If you double the resolution, the data size of the scanned image quadruples. If the file is too large, the processing speed will slow down significantly, and you will experience inconvenience such as lack of memory. Set the minimum required resolution according to the use of the image.
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How do i scan a document?


Hi, it all depends on the printer your using.

How to Scan a Document on a Multi-Function Printer

A multi-function printer with a scanner makes backing up your important documents easy. The scanner function of the printer allows you to translate a paper document like a receipt or title deed into an electronic copy that is stored on your computer. Once you have an electronic copy of your document, you can process and manipulate the document as you would any other electronic file. Follow these steps to scan a document on a multi-function printer:


Connect your multi-function printer and computer. Power them up.

Select the side of the document you are going to scan. Give the document a once-over, checking for any flaws that you do not want transferred into electronic form.

Open the printer's lid. Place the side of the document you want scanned face-down on the glass plate of your multi-function printer's scanning bed. Align the document to your satisfaction.

Close the printer's lid carefully. You may want to weigh the document down with another sheet of paper to prevent it from shifting.

Choose an appropriate scan resolution. You may have to do this using the controls of your printer or on the computer, depending on the model and software.

Press the scan button to start the process. This can be done on the printer itself or on the computer.

Preview the scan on your computer monitor. You should be able to make minor changes to the scanned image if needed.

Save the scanned image if you are satisfied with the result. Try again if you are not satisfied.



Tips & Warnings

Scanning documents at high resolution and low data compression will produce the best image quality at the cost of file size.

Not happy with a scan? Re-check the alignment of the document and try it again. Discard the duds when you get a scan that works for you.

Using harsh cleaning chemicals such as acetone or benzene can damage your multi-function printer. Abrasive cleaners are also not good on the machine, particularly the glass surface of the scanning bed.



....How to Scan a Document on an All-in-One Printer?

Scanning is a standard all-in-one printer feature that converts a hard-copy document into electronic information, which your computer can store and modify. You can scan legal files, office reports or just about any other kind of document and create an electronic backup for your files, send it as email or alter it to suit your needs. Follow these steps to scan a document on an all-in-one printer:

Turn on your all-in-one printer and computer. Check the connections between the two machines.

Lift the printer's document lid. Examine the scanning surface and the underside of the lid for dust and fingerprints.

Put the document you wish to scan face-down on the glass. Use the alignment markers to help you square up the object. These are usually found on the left-hand edge of the scanning area.

Close the printer's document lid slowly so the document does not shift position.

Select a scan resolution. The higher the dpi (dots per inch) count, the sharper and more detailed the image.

Push the scan button. You may have to do this on the printer itself or on your computer.

Check the preview of your scan on your computer. Depending on your all-in-one printer and software, you may have to prompt your computer to display the preview for you.

Edit the image as it appears on your computer if you want to make changes. Your scanning software might let you enlarge, resize or otherwise manipulate the final product.

Accept the scan and save. Return the original document to a safe location.

Hope it helps..

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How can i use my pixma mp210 printer to tranfer a picture into my pic file on the computer


Hello my friend,you mean to scan a photo and save it on your folder?
If yes
  1. You run the application MP Navigator from your dekstop (or from Start, point to (All) Programs, Canon Utilities, then MP Navigator EX 1.0. Then click MP Navigator EX 1.0.)
  2. When the one-click mode screen has opened, click the Switch Mode button to switch to the navigation mode screen
  3. Point to Scan/Import and click Photos/Documents (Platen).
  4. Place the document face-down on the platen, and select Document Type.
  5. Click Specify... and set the preferences as required.
  6. Click Scan and it should start scanning
    When scanning is completed, the Scan Complete dialog box opens. Select Scan or Exit. Select Scan to scan the next document, or select Exit to end.
    When scanning is completed, the scanned image appears in the Thumbnail List area.
  7. Edit the scanned image as required.
  8. Click Save or Save as PDF file.If you choose just Save and box will appear to specify the destination folder, file name and file type(usually images are .jpeg .jpg ;) ).
  9. And click Save and your done.
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How do you get the Canon Pixma mp500 to scan?


Hi there,

Scanning images,
About Scanning images
You can scan images from the machine to a computer without printing them and save them in popular formats. Scanned data saved on your computer can be processed using image processing software. Furthermore, you can use the OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software to convert scanned paper documents to text data.

* Before scanning
Before scanning images, confirm the following :
- Are the necessary software (MP Drivers and MP Navigator) installed ?
If the software is not installed, install it.
- Does the document to be scanned meet the requirements for an original to be set on the Platen Glass ?
- Is the machine connected to a computer correclty.
Confirm that the connection between the machine and the computer is physically secure.

Scanning Methods.

A) Scanning Using the MP Navigator
MP Navigator enables you to scan in documents loaded on the Platen Glass and view images saved on your computer or on a memory card. Scanned documents can be previewed and easily printed and edited according to your needs.
You can use the supplied application softwares to edit or print the document you have scanned.

Windows : Double-click the [MP Navigator 2.0] icon on your desktop to launch MP Navigator.
Mac : Select [Applications] from the [Go] menu, then double-click the [MP Navigator 2.0] icon to launch MP Navigator.

You can launch the following application software from the MP Navigator.
* Easy-PhotoPrint (Photo Printing)
* ArcSoft PhotoStudio (Photo image editing)
* ScanSoft OmniPage SE ( Converting scanned document to text)
- This application software may not be supplied with teis machine in some country.

Note : If you did a [Custom Install] and only installed the MP Driver and MP Navigator, these application software were not installed and thus cannot be launched. To launch any of the above application softwares from MP Navigator, do a [Custom Install] once again to install them.
For detailed operations of the MP Navigator, refer to the Scan Guide.


B) Scanning Using the Operation Panel of the Machine
You can scan documents to your computer by using the Operation Panel.
Important : Do not insert or remove USB cables when scanning images with the machine connected to a computer, or when the computer is at sleep or standby mode.
*If you are using Windows XP
The program selection screen is displyed the first time you press [Color] or [Black] on the machine.. Specify the [MP Navigator 2.0] as the application software to use, check [Always use this program for this action], then click [OK]. From the next time, MP Navigator is automatically started.

*When using Mac OS X
For the machine to start scanning when [Color] or [Black] is pressed, you need to set MP Navigator as the starting application software in Image Capture under [Applications] of Mac OS X.

1) Press [ON/OFF] to turn on the machine.
2) Load the documents on the Platen Glass.
3) Select the scan option.
a) Press [Scan].
The scan operation selection screen is displayed.
b) Use Up or Down arrows to select the scan operation, then press [OK].
Scan standby screen is displayed.
Save to PC : The document is scanned and saved.
Save as PDF file : The document is scanned and stored as a PDF file.
Attach to E-Mail : The document is scanned, and the image is attached to an e-mai using the e-mail application software.
OPen with application : The document is scanned and displayed on the registered application software.

4) Press [Color] or [Black].
The document is scanned. The settings configured from MP Navigator apply when scanning.
Important : If with some types of original the position and size of the image is not scanned in correctly, please refer to the "Selecting the Behaviour of the Operation Panel with Mp Navigator " in the Scan Guide (on-screen manual). and change the MP Navigator [Document Type] and [Document Size]] to match those of the original being scanned.
Note : The operation to be performed after scanning the document depends on the scan operation setting you have selected in step 3. For details on how to modify the operation settings, refer tp the Scan Guide on-screen menual.

C) Scanning from an Application Software
You can scan an image from TWAIN-or- WIA (Windows XP only) complaint application software and handle the scanned image in the application software. For detailed operations, refer to the Scan Guide (on-screen manual).

Hope this helps.
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Have a good day.

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Please follow the steps given below to scan from other applications.

Windows XP:
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Scanning from Microsoft Paint:
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1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories,
and then click Paint.
2. Click File and then click From Scanner or Camera.
If this option is not available, Please let me know.
3. If more than one image source is connected, select the
HP all-in-one product and click Next. The scanning software
will appear. Preview the image by selecting Preview,
or click "Scan" to scan the image directly into Paint.
4. The image will open in paint for editing and/or saving.

Using Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
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Verify that the all-in-one product power is turned on and the printer cable is properly connected.
1. Click Start.
2. Click Control panel.
3. Click Scanner and Camera Wizard.
Follow the Scanner and Camera Wizard instructions to scan images to the computer.
If it is possible to scan from any of the above methods, try to scan from HP schortcut File and get back to me with the results.

Scan Shortcut:
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1. Search for the file hpqscnvw.exe
2. File should be available in the following location
C:/Program files/HP/Digital Imaging/Bin folder
3. Create a shortcut on the desktop and double click the same
to activate the scanner and try scanning.

Windows Vista:
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Scanning with Windows Photo Gallery
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1. Click the Start ( ) icon.
2. Click All Programs
3. Click Windows Photo Gallery
4. Click File and then click Import From Scanner or Camera
5. Click Import
6. Click Scan

Scanning with Windows Fax and Scanning
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NOTE: This feature works only with Windows Vista Ultimate,
Windows Vista Business, and Windows Vista Enterprise.
1. Click the Start () icon.
2. Click All Programs.
3. Click Windows Fax and Scanning.
4. Click New Scan.
5. Click File and then click Scan.

Scanning with Paint
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1. Click Windows.
2. Click All Programs.
3. Click Accessories.
4. Click Paint.
5. Click File and then click From Scanner or Camera.
6. Click Scan.

Scanning from Shortcut File
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* Click on the Windows logo to access the start menu.
* Click on Computer.
* Double click on C:\drive icon.
* Double click on Program Files folder.
* Double click on Hewlett Packard or HP folder.
* Double click on Digital Imaging folder.
* Double click on the bin folder.
* Locate the hpqscnvw.exe file and double click on it.

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You can save the scanned data on a USB memory or a memory card by using the control panel.


IMPORTANT


- You can not use USB memory card and memory card simultaneously.


1 .Select Scan (Scan) on page HOME (HOME) and then press the OK button.

The screen where you select where the data should be saved is displayed.

2 .Turn the USB memory card direct print port or memory card into the slot.

3 .Select USB flash drive (USB flash drive) or memory card (Memory card) and then press the OK button.

4 .Select Save on USB disk (Save to USB flash). The screenshot Scan documents (Scan document) is displayed.

5. State the necessary settings and then press the OK button.

6. Place the original on the glass plate as shown on the LCD screen.

7. Press the [color] (Color) for scanning in color, or button [Black] (Black) for scanning in black and white.

When the preview is enabled, press the OK button after viewing the preview pane on the LCD screen.

The machine starts scanning and the scanned data is stored either on the USB memory card. Remove the original from the glass plate, the scan is complete.


REFERENCE

- You can only scan images continuously when you select PDF. Continue to scan the confirmation screen. You can save up to 100 pages of images in a PDF file.

- If the USB memory card or memory card becomes full while images are scanned, saved only images that are already scanned.

- You can save up to 2000 files of scanned data in both JPEG and PDF formats.

- Folder and filename of the scanned data stored on USB memory or memory card is as follows:


• Folder Name: (extensions: PDF): CANON_SC \ DOCUMENT \ 0001

• Folder Name: (File Extension: JPG): CANON_SC \ IMAGE \ 0001

• Filename: Serial number, starting from "SCN_0001"

• File dates: 01/01/2008

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Introduction Some products do not have full scan functionality in Windows Vista. This is because full-featured Vista drivers are not available for all products, especially older products. However, the Windows Vista operating system installed on your computer includes a basic print driver. This driver allows you to scan an original and save it as an image using workaround methods. You cannot use the advanced scanning features that you might have used with your product before you installed Microsoft Windows Vista. Scanning an original and saving it as an image Follow these steps to scan an original document, and then save it as an image. Step one: Load the original Follow these instructions to load the original in the product.
  1. Raise the top cover of the product.
  2. Place your original print-side down on the glass.
    NOTE: The engraved diagram next to the scanner glass shows exactly where to place the document (usually on the right-front corner or the left-front corner).
  3. Close the scanner lid.
Step two: Workarounds for scanning an original and saving it to the computer Select one of the following three workaround methods to scan an original and save it as an image. Method one: Scan with Windows Photo Gallery
  1. Click the Windows (c01319360.gif ) icon.
  2. Click Programs .
  3. Click Windows Photo Gallery . The program opens in a new window.
  4. Click File , and then click Import from Camera or Scanner .
  5. Click Import .
  6. Click Scan .
Method two: Scan with Windows Fax and Scanning
NOTE: This feature and the following instructions work only with Vista Ultimate, Vista Business, and Vista Enterprise versions of Windows.
  1. Click the Windows (c01319360.gif ) icon.
  2. Click Programs .
  3. Click Windows Fax and Scan . The program opens in a new window.
  4. Click New Scan .
  5. Click File , and then click Scan .
Method three: Scan using Paint
  1. Click the Windows (c01319360.gif ) icon.
  2. Click Programs .
  3. Click Accessories .
  4. Click Paint . The program opens in a new window.
  5. On the Paint toolbar, click File , and then click From Scanner or Camera .
  6. Click Scan .

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