Use the PIXMA MX490 / MX492 Auto Scan From a Windows PC

Article ID: ART161762 | Date published: 09/17/2015 | Date last updated: 03/02/2020


Learn how to use the Auto Scan function of IJ Scan Utility on a Windows PC.


Follow the steps below to scan from the Canon IJ Scan Utility on a Windows PC.

Scan an item

  1. Turn the printer ON.

  2. Place the item you want to scan on the glass surface. To scan multiple documents, use the ADF (Auto Document Feeder).
    Note When you use the document feeder  to scan multiple documents, all documents must have the same dimensions.

  3. Start the IJ Scan Utility.

  4. Select Auto to start the scan or Cancel if you need to stop it.

    figure: IJ Scan Utility screen with Auto selected.

    Note To retrieve a scan, go to the folder on your Windows PC designated for scan files (use the Settings (Auto Scan) dialog box to designate a file location).

Troubleshoot a scan

The following items may not scan correctly. If this happens, adjust the cropping frames (scan areas) in whole image view of ScanGear and try again.

  • Photos that have a whitish background.

  • Items printed on white paper, hand-written documents, business cards, etc.

  • Thin items.

  • Thick items.


Work with scan item types

You can complete a scan from the IJ Scan Utility using the item type.

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