Scan documents with ease using the IJ Scan Utility - Windows

Article ID: ART137998 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 03/06/2019
 

Description

Learn how to quickly and easily scan your documents and photos with the Auto Scan function of the IJ Scan Utility on your Windows computer.

Solution


Steps

Here's how to easily scan by automatically detecting the document type:

  1. Make sure that your scanner or printer is turned on.
  2. Place originals on the platen glass scanning surface.
  3. Launch IJ Scan Utility on your computer.
  4. Click Auto to start scanning.
    figure: IJ Scan Utility
    Note: You can select Cancel to stop the scan.
  5. Your scanned image is saved in the folder you've specified in Settings... > Settings (Auto Scan).
 

Good to know

Some types of items may not scan correctly
This includes photos with a whitish background, items printed on white paper, thin or thick items, hand-written documents, business cards, etc.
You can correct this by adjusting the scan areas in whole image view of the scanner driver ScanGear, then rescanning the original document or photo.

Image corrections
To apply image corrections based on the item type, go to Settings... > Settings (Auto Scan) and select Apply recommended image correction. Refer to About Auto Scan settings.

How do I install IJ Scan Utility?
IJ Scan Utility is installed when the MP Drivers for your product have been installed.  If you do not see a folder for IJ Scan Utility under the Canon Utilities folder in the Start menu, the program is located here:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Canon\IJ Scan Utility\SCANUTILITY.EXE

I lost the CD that came with my printer / My PC doesn't have an optical drive, so I can't use the CD.  How can I download the MP Drivers so that I can install IJ Scan Utility?

Click here for information on how to download and install drivers from the Canon USA website.


More detailed instructions

These articles offer additional information about scanning specific types of media.

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