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Scanner I would like to scan photographs on this scanner but don't have any idea on how i do this or which way it goes in? I have just recently bought this and i am struggling!

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I guess you run windows. Did you install the mfl-suite given to you by cd? Use the PaperPort software. Handbook can be found on cd (other software). In case you dont have paperport, you can use another programm which supports the scanner driver. Therefore be sure to have installed all the drivers. If you dont have the cd download the software from the brother homepage:

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    In case you only want to know how to scan, simply put the photo into the position where normally you put the paper in for fax.
    BTW: This is a faxmachine. If you like to scan photos you re better up wih a mfc with a flat scanner glass like the mfc 240c.



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Did you get my question about scanner

We try to answer questions. We are not n educational centre. When you want to learn how to use a scanner, when you already bought one, it look to me like I buy a car and then I ask how to use it. I buy a Fiat 500 and want to start a delivery service for refrigerators. As soon as someone starts explaining how to use the fiat 500 I say, He how do I put a refrigerator or even better 20 refrigerators in the car?
Looks silly, but you don't but a scanner just for scanning. You must have a goal, what you want to scan.
I bought a scanner for my photo hobby and scan negatives, positives, slides and real photo's. And yes I sometimes scan an article from a magazine. But I can tell you for every different source you need different techniques. And with every scanner comes a manual (or you can download it from the net, explaining how you can scan the different media types.
Basically you put sometime on or in the scanner and start the program that came with the scanner.
But with most (cheaper) flatbed scanners you can put a slide or a photo negative on the scanner, but you can't get a picture, because it does not have a light source, needed to scan a negative or slide.
Then for every source you have different techniques to make a scan or to make a good quality scan.
After years of using scanners, I'm still learning how to improve my output.
Don't think I'm to lazy to explain how to scan, because, just put an image on the scanned and press the scan button. You will have a result. But again for every different source and foe every wanted result is a different setting needed, and it can't be explained in writing. I recently followed some Linda lectures about scanning. I think that would be the best way to go when you really want to do some good scanning.
To get an idea, google for and scanning, or look here:
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Scan the document using Canon PIXMA its very simple follow the mention below instruction to scan to document, picture & email.

  • Turn on the computer and thescanner.
  • Open the lid of the scanner andplace the photograph face down on the glass scanner bed. Close the scanner lid.
  • Click "Start" on the computer.Click "Programs." Double-click "ArcSoft Photostudio 5.5."
  • Click "File" after Arcsoft programopens. Click "Select Source." Click on the scanner model.
  • Click "File." Click "Acquire." Thescanner will begin to scan the photograph.
  • Click "Select Source." Click"Preview." A preview of the photograph will appear on the screen.
  • Drag the selection box to select theentire photo to scan or a portion of the photo. To crop the picture, click anddrag one corner of the selection box. Adjust the position of the photograph onthe scanner bed if the photo is on an angle.
  • Click "Scan" to begin the finalscan. The scanned photo will open in PhotoStudio editing window.
  • Click "File." Click "Save." A "Save Picture"dialog box will open. Type the name of the picture in the "File Name" field.Click on the arrow located on the "Save as Type" pull-down menu to choose theformat of photograph (JPEG or GIF are the usual formats for internet use).Click "Save." The photograph is now saved on your computer.

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Re CanoScan 9950F: I opened Toolbox (v., selected Scan setting "auto mode". Under "Save Scanned Image", I ttyped in a "File Name" , Saved it as JPEG/Exif, For...

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I have installed scanner and disc but cannot find how to use it.I found the test box and that works but now how do I scan?thanks

Canon and other Scanners have both hardware and software buttons to scan documents and photographs.
Scanning with a computer is done with a destination in mind. So the buttons and the software are associated with destinations.
Typical destinations are File, email, Application, and print.
In a simple scan process for copy or print, the item is placed face down on the scanner, then the print button is pressed on the front of the scanner.
The software for the scanner pops up on the screen and the scanner moves the imaging light across the scanner under the glass, reading the item on the scanner. The software sends the image to the default printer and it prints a copy.

You will need to setup your preferences in the software so that a photograph is scanned properly and a newspaper article is scanned to come out clear black and white.
Documents are best saved as PDF files and photographs as TIFF files.
The software will have an expert mode where you can change all the settings and a beginner mode where you let the software decide.
Canon has a great document for your scanner. If it is not on the disk, here is the link. It is called CanoScan 4200F Scanning Guide. I think it will help you to use the scanner for any task.

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Line in scanned item

Is the line in the same location everytime? Then the there is dust on the glass. If it keeps shifting, wipe the photographs before scanning. If the line appears same thickness at the same location, may be the scan module is damaged, but this is generally rare.
S. Mohan. Chennai, India

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