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Printer won't scan a picture

I put picture into scan it gives me menu options and i hit save to PC the screen shows the image of printer with lid open and showing to put scan object into it and to close it. on the bottom of the screen it shows the option to push one of the two buttoms (black or color) and points at an arrow that says scan. I can push ethier of the buttons and nothing happends. Not sure what else to do. This machine has never scanned before but print and copy modes both work correctly

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  • avnirani Jun 20, 2008

    I'm having the exact same problem. The scan menu behaves correctly until you get to the part where you're supposed to press the scan/print buttons (either black and white or color) and then it just doesn't do anything. What's odd with my printer is that I've scanned successfully before with no problems!

  • Anonymous Jun 26, 2008

    Having the same problem. Help!

  • bethk_92 Jul 10, 2008

    I put a picture on the scanner and pushed scan and it said options not set

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    When I go to printers and choose it, it give me the options of printing, faxing, copying. No choice of "scanning."

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I had the same problem, but I was able to scan my first photo today. If you are using Windows Vista and have Windows Photo Gallery on your system, you should be able to scan your photo/documents. Open Windows Photo Gallery 1. Click File, and then click Import from Camera or Scanner.
2. In the Import Pictures and Videos window, click the scanner that you want to use, and then click Import.


The rest should be self explanatory. Good luck!

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Here are the steps to scan documents to your computer

1. Turn on your computer, wait for it to boot up, then turn on your printer.
2. Locate the " HP Photo and Imaging Director " icon on your computer and double click it.
This icon was placed there when you installed your printer.
3. After double clicking on the icon, a menu screen will appear showing the scanning options
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4. Place your document or picture on the printer's glass top and close the lid.
5. Click on the appropriate selection from the menu screen ( Scan Document or Scan Picture )
6. The scanning process will now take place. The scanner will make two passes. The first pass
will allow you to judge the accuracy of the scan and to make changes, if necessary, from your.
monitor. The second pass is the acceptance of the document/picture to the computer.
7. Scanned documents can be viewed in the " My Documents " folder, scanned pictures can be
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I hope this was of help to you.

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How to Scan a Picture on an All-in-One Printer


Instructions<br />Things You'll Need:<br /><br /> * Computer<br /> * All-in-one printer <br /><br /> 1. Blow the dust from your scanner and printing area with canned air. Clean the scanner bed and the underside of the document lid with a damp, lint-free cloth before scanning.<br /> 2.<br /> Get your computer and all-in-one printer turned on and talking to each other. Open the scanning software on your computer if needed. If not, you can use the controls on your printer to run the show.<br /> 3.<br /> Lay the picture to be scanned face-down on the glass. Square up the photo using the guides that are usually located along the edges of the scanning bed.<br /> 4. Close the lid.<br /> 5.<br /> Go for a higher dpi (dots per inch) count if you plan on displaying the scanned image at larger-than-life size. Otherwise, you can select a lower resolution.<br /> 6. Click the scan button on your computer's scanning software window. Some all-in-one printers need you to press the scan button on the printer itself; check the manual before using.<br /> 7. Get a preview of the scanned image up on your computer monitor. This might happen automatically depending on your software settings; if not, you will have to prompt your computer to display one.<br /> 8. Correct small defects such as red-eye in the image. Save extensive changes for later with dedicated photo-editing software.<br /> 9. Accept the scan and save to your hard drive. Remember to put your picture away.<br /><br />If I could be of further assistance, let me know.<br /><br />Thanks,<br /><br />LETMEFIXIT<br /><br />

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I have a HP Photosmart 2575 xi all in one printer and I need to be able to scan documents and photos. I have no idea how to do it. How do you scan these things. I use the printer and the copier but have...


1. Turn on your computer, wait for it to boot up, then turn on the printer.
2 Double click the "HP Photo Imaging Director" icon on your desktop ( placed there when your
printer was installed on your computer ). A menu screen will appear showing the scanning
options of the printer.
3 Place your document or photo on the printer's glass top and close the lid.
4 From the menu screen, click on " Scan Picture " or " Scan Document "
When "Scan Document" is selected, a secondary screen will appear from which you will have to
make choices. After making your decisions, click "Scan" from the listed screen.
When "Scan Picture" is selected, one scanning pass will be performed, another pass will be
made after you view the result of the first pass.
Scanned pictures will go to the HP Photo Gallery and your "My Picture" folder.
Scanned documents will go to your "My Documents" folder.
Good Luck with your scanning operations!!

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Follow these steps :
1.1
Open the software program that came from your scanner.
2.2
Lift the lid of your scanner, place photo on scanner bed and close the lid.
3.3
Press the "Scan" button on the scanner or in your scanner software program.
4.4
Preview the scanned photo on your computer screen and check that the borders are straight and even. Rescan the photo if you make changes.
5.5
Load photo paper into your photo printer.
6.6
Press "Print" on your computer screen where your scanned picture is showing. If "Print" is not an option, save your photo to a specific folder and open it. When it's open you should have the option to "Print.

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Please clarify a few things for me so I can help you solve this issue.

Are you trying to scan from the printer to the computer? (pushing the scan command on the printers keypad to send the signal to the computer)

OR

Are you trying to scan from the computer to the printer? (Using the scan options in your software by choosing "start" and then "programs" and opening your printers software to choose the scan option)

If your scanning from printer to computer (using the printers scan option on the keypad) and your getting an error code, chances are the problem is you have not set up your defaults in the printers menu yet. To scan from printer to computer, the printer needs to know which program you want your document to scan to in your computer. If its a text document, some people choose "Microsoft Word" and the scan fuction sends your item to that program and opens it for viewing on your computer screen.

There are different programs to use for each type of fax that need to be set up in advance in your printer to be able to scan from printer to computer. Send pictures to a photo editing software and choose the size and resolution you want as "default". Do the same for setting up text documents before you try and use this feature to eliminate the error code.

To configure your options to scan from printer to pc, push the "menu" button on your printer and use the up and down arrows on the printers keypad to move through the choices. Find the command similar to "scan options" and follow the prompts to set the defaults on handling text documents and pictures and then save your choices by pushing the "ok" button on the printers keypad.

Try scanning again with your computer turned on and open to the desktop. Push the scan button on the printer and see if it sends the image or document to your computer screen. It should warm up, then scan and show a preview on your screen for you to accept or reject. If this does not happen, please asnwer my questions as listed above and clarify what you see so I can help solve this issue right now.

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Things You'll Need:
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  • All-in-one printer
  1. Step 1 Blow the dust from your scanner and printing area with canned air. Clean the scanner bed and the underside of the document lid with a damp, lint-free cloth before scanning.
  2. Step 2 Get your computer and all-in-one printer turned on and talking to each other. Open the scanning software on your computer if needed. If not, you can use the controls on your printer to run the show.
  3. Step 3 Lay the picture to be scanned face-down on the glass. Square up the photo using the guides that are usually located along the edges of the scanning bed.
  4. Step 4 Close the lid.
  5. Step 5 Go for a higher dpi (dots per inch) count if you plan on displaying the scanned image at larger-than-life size. Otherwise, you can select a lower resolution.
  6. Step 6 Click the scan button on your computer's scanning software window. Some all-in-one printers need you to press the scan button on the printer itself; check the manual before using.
  7. Step 7 Get a preview of the scanned image up on your computer monitor. This might happen automatically depending on your software settings; if not, you will have to prompt your computer to display one.
  8. Step 8 Correct small defects such as red-eye in the image. Save extensive changes for later with dedicated photo-editing software.
  9. Step 9 Accept the scan and save to your hard drive. Remember to put your picture away.

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3]Switch on the printer (if it's on only then proceed to next step)

4]You will see your scanner icon (if necessary refresh the screen)

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8]Choose a place to save your image.(default is my pictures)

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15]send the mail. !!

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When you see the File Save Settings window, you need to select the location, name, and format of the scanned image file you want to save.
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  2. If you want to select another folder, click Other, then click Browse (Windows) or Choose (Mac OS X) and select the folder. If you want to save your image on the desktop, simply click Other.
  3. Specify a file name prefix with an alphanumeric character string. A 3-digit number is automatically added to the file name, but you can change the Start Number if you like. If you are scanning multiple images at once, each image will receive a different 3-digit number.
  4. Select a file format. Depending on the format, the Options button may be available for making detailed settings.
  5. The check boxes at the bottom of the window give you these options:
  • Overwrite any files with the same name: Select this option if you want to reuse the selected file name and location and overwrite previous files with the same names.
  • Show this dialog box before next scan: Select this option if you want the File Save Settings window to appear automatically before you scan in Home or Professional Mode. If you deselect it, you must click the File Save Settings button to open the window.
  • Open image folder after scanning: Select this option if you want Windows Explorer or the Macintosh Finder to automatically open to the folder where your scanned image is saved when Epson Scan finishes scanning.
6. Do one of the following, depending on the currently selected scan mode:
  • Home or Professional Mode: Click OK. Epson Scan starts scanning.
  • Full Auto Mode: Click OK, click OK again, then click Scan. Epson Scan starts scanning.
The scanned image is saved in the file and location you chose.

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