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Scanning pictures and saving to compact flash card for sharing

Is it possible to scan photographs with the Brother MFC 240C scanner and save them or output them directly to a compact flash card for easy sharing? In other words, can you scan and save the image to any accepted storage media without having the MFC hooked up to a computer? Or are the media slots intended just for photocapturing and then printing with the MFC? The reason for the query is that I have a stand alone MFC in one room and the USB cable is too short to reach the desktop in another room. I guess I could move the MFC to the other room but that means having to move phone cables for the fax function as well, kind of a hassle.
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You might want to try to be sure, but I believe the SD card slot is only for printing, not for saving images. You would have to have the copier hooked up to a computer or to a network in order to send the scanned images somewhere.

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