IJ Scan Utility Document Scan Settings (Windows)

Article ID: ART148960 | Date published: 05/20/2015 | Date last updated: 05/01/2019
 

Description

IJ Scan Utility Document Scan Settings (Windows)

 

Solution

To access the Document Scan settings in IJ Scan Utility, click Settings... on the IJ Scan Utility window.


 

Click Document Scan on the (Scanning from a Computer) tab to display the Settings (Document Scan) dialog box.

In the Settings (Document Scan) dialog box, you can make advanced scan settings to scan items as documents.

figure: Settings dialog box

Note: The scanning from the operation panel tab is not displayed for all models.

(1) Scan Options Area

(2) Save Settings Area

(3) Application Settings Area


Important

  • When the Settings dialog box is displayed from the Scan screen of My Image Garden, the setting items for Application Settings do not appear.
     

(1) Scan Options Area

  • Select Source

    Select the type of item to be scanned.

    Scanning documents: Document

    Scanning magazines: Magazine
     

  • Color Mode

    Select how to scan the item.
     

    Important
    • To select Black and White, deselect the Compress scanned images upon transfer checkbox, then set an option other than JPEG/Exif in Data Format of Save Settings.
       

  • Paper Size

    Select the size of the item to be scanned.

    When you select Custom, a screen in which you can specify the item size appears. Select a Unit, then enter the Width and Height, and then click OK.

    figure: Custom Size Setting dialog box

    Note
    • Click Defaults to restore the specified settings to the default settings.
       

  • Resolution

    Select the resolution of the item to be scanned.

    The higher the resolution (value), the more detail in your image.

    Resolution
     

  • Compress scanned images upon transfer

    Compresses scanned images when transferring them to a computer. This is useful when your scanner or printer and computer are connected with a slow interface such as USB1.1 or a network.
     

  • Image Processing Settings

    Click (Plus) to set the following.
     

    Note
    • When Color Mode is Black and White, only Reduce gutter shadow, Correct slanted text document and Detect the orientation of text document and rotate image appear.
       

    • Apply Auto Document Fix

      Select this checkbox to sharpen text in a document or magazine for better readability.


      Important
      • Available only when the Compress scanned images upon transfer checkbox is not selected.

      • The color tone may differ from the source image due to corrections. In that case, deselect the checkbox and scan.


      Note
      • Scanning takes longer than usual when you enable this function.
         

    • Sharpen outline

      Emphasizes the outline of the subjects to sharpen the image.
       

    • Reduce show-through

      Sharpens text in an item or reduces show-through in newspapers, etc.
       

    • Reduce moire

      Reduces moire patterns.

      Printed materials are displayed as a collection of fine dots. "Moire" is a phenomenon where uneven gradation or a stripe pattern appears when such photos or pictures printed with fine dots are scanned.
       

      Note
      • Scanning takes longer than usual when you enable Reduce moire.
         

    • Reduce gutter shadow

      Reduces gutter shadows that appear between pages when scanning open booklets.
       

      Important
      • Available only when the Compress scanned images upon transfer checkbox is not selected.
         

      Note
      • Use ScanGear (scanner driver)'s Advanced Mode tab to correct gutter shadows when scanning non-standard size items or specified areas.

        See "Gutter Shadow Correction" for details.
         

    • Correct slanted text document

      Detects the scanned text and corrects the angle (within -0.1 to -10 degrees or +0.1 to +10 degrees) of the document.

      Important
      • The following types of documents may not be corrected properly since the text cannot be detected correctly.

        - Documents in which the text lines are inclined more than 10 degrees or the angles vary by line

        - Documents containing vertical and horizontal text

        - Documents with extremely large or small fonts

        - Documents with small amount of text

        - Documents containing figures/images

        - Hand-written text

        - Documents containing vertical and horizontal lines (tables)

      Note
      • Scanning takes longer than usual when you enable Correct slanted text document.
         

    • Detect the orientation of text document and rotate image

      Automatically rotates the image to the correct orientation by detecting the orientation of text in the scanned document.

      Important
      • Only text documents written in languages that can be selected from Document Language in the Settings (General Settings) dialog box are supported.

        Settings (General Settings) Dialog Box
         

      • The orientation may not be detected for the following types of settings or documents since the text cannot be detected correctly.

        - Resolution is outside the range of 300 dpi to 600 dpi

        - Font size is outside the range of 8 points to 48 points

        - Documents containing special fonts, effects, italics, or hand-written text

        - Documents with patterned backgrounds

        In that case, select the Check scan results checkbox and rotate the image in the Save Settings dialog box.

        Save Settings Dialog Box
         

(2) Save Settings Area

  • File Name

    Enter the file name of the image to be saved. The date and 4 digits are appended to the set file name in the "_20XX0101_0001" format.
     

  • Data Format

    Select the data format in which to save the scanned images.

    You can select JPEG/Exif, TIFF, PNG, PDF, or PDF (Multiple Pages).
     

    Important
    • When Start OCR is selected in Application Settings, you cannot select PDF or PDF (Multiple Pages).
       

  • Settings...

    Click to display the Data Format Settings dialog box in which you can set the quality of the images to be saved, keyword search of PDF files and their compression type, and the data format in which to save images scanned with Auto Scan.

    Data Format Settings Dialog Box
     

  • Save in

    Displays the folder in which to save the scanned images. To change the folder, specify the destination folder in the Select Destination Folder dialog box displayed by selecting Add... from the pull-down menu.

    The default save folders are as follows.

    Windows 10: Documents folder

    Windows 8.1: Documents folder

    Windows 8: My Documents folder

    Windows 7: My Documents folder

    Windows Vista: Documents folder

    Windows XP: My Documents folder
     

    Important
    • When the Settings dialog box is displayed from My Image Garden, this option does not appear.
       

  • Check scan results

    Displays the Save Settings dialog box after scanning.

    Save Settings Dialog Box
     

    Important
    • After scanning from My Image Garden, the Save Settings dialog box does not appear.
       

(3) Application Settings Area

  • Open with an application

    Select this when you want to enhance or correct the scanned images.

    You can specify the application from the pull-down menu.
     

  • Send to an application

    Select this when you want to use the scanned images as they are in an application that allows you to browse or organize images.

    You can specify the application from the pull-down menu.
     

  • Send to a folder

    Select this when you also want to save the scanned images to a folder other than the one specified in Save in.

    You can specify the folder from the pull-down menu.
     

  • Attach to e-mail

    Select this when you want to send e-mails with the scanned images attached.

    You can specify the e-mail client you want to start from the pull-down menu.
     

  • Start OCR

    Select this when you want to convert text in the image into text data using specified OCR software.

    You can specify the application from the pull-down menu.
     

  • Do not start any application

    Saves to the folder specified in Save in.
     

Note

  • Specify the application or folder in the Select Application or Select Destination Folder dialog box displayed by selecting Add... from the pull-down menu.

 
  • Instructions

    Opens this guide.
     

  • Defaults

    You can restore the settings in the displayed screen to the default settings.



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