Scan Documents Using the IJ Scan Utility - Windows

Article ID: ART137998 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 01/19/2023


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


Before you begin

IJ Scan Utility is installed when the MP Drivers for your product have been installed. 

Tip If you don't see IJ Scan Utility in the Start menu, you can find it here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Canon\IJ Scan Utility\SCANUTILITY.EXE
If the IJ Scan Utility is not installed on your computer, instructions to obtain the IJ Scan Utility can be found here.

Tip If you have a Mac®, instructions to obtain the IJ Scan Utility can be found here. Please note that depending on your product, the IJ Scan Utility may be bundled with the scanner driver.

How to use Auto Scan

 Video Watch the video to learn how to scan documents using the IJ Scan Utility for Windows or follow the written instructions below.

Written Instructions

Follow these steps to scan:

  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. Select Auto to start scanning.

Note You can select Cancel to stop the scan.

Image of the IJ Scan Utility navigation screen

  1. Your scanned image is saved in the folder you've specified in Settings... > Settings (Auto Scan).

Good to know

Types of items that 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 for more about image corrections.

Scanning specific types of media

If your product issue was not resolved after following the steps above, or if you require additional help, please create or log in to your Canon Account to see your technical support options.

Or if you still need help, visit our Canon Community by clicking the button below to get answers:

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