Scanning with Auto Scan in IJ Scan Utility (Mac) - MX490 / MX492

Article ID: ART161819 | Date published: 09/17/2015 | Date last updated: 04/15/2019


This article explains how to use the Auto Scan function of IJ Scan Utility on a Mac.



You can scan easily by automatically detecting the item type.


  • The following types of items may not be scanned correctly. In that case, adjust the cropping frames (selection boxes; scan areas) in the screen displayed by clicking Driver in the IJ Scan Utility main screen and scan again.

    • Photos that have a whitish background
    • Items printed on white paper, hand-written documents, business cards, etc.
    • Thin items
    • Thick items
  • When scanning two or more documents from the ADF (Auto Document Feeder), place documents of the same size.
  1. Make sure that the printer is turned on.

  2. Place items on the platen or ADF.

  3. Start IJ Scan Utility.

  4. Click Auto.

    figure: IJ Scan Utility

    Scanning starts.


  • Click Cancel to cancel the scan.
  • To apply suitable corrections based on the item type, click Settings..., then select the Apply recommended image correction checkbox in the Settings (Auto Scan) dialog.
  • Scanned images are saved in the folder set for Save in in the Settings (Auto Scan) dialog displayed by clicking Settings.... In the Settings (Auto Scan) dialog, you can also make advanced scan settings.

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