IJ Scan Utility Lite - Scanning Multiple Originals at One Time

Article ID: ART171168 | Date published: 07/30/2018 | Date last updated: 09/01/2021


Learn how to scan multiple original items at one time when using IJ Scan Utility Lite for macOS.


You can scan two or more photos (small items) placed on the platen (scanner glass) at one time and save each image individually.

 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 Lite main screen, and then scan again.

  • Photos with a whitish background

  • Items printed on white paper, hand-written text, business cards, and other unclear items

  • Thin items

  • Thick items

 Auto does not appear depending on your model.

Using Auto Scan:

Whether there are multiple items or not is detected automatically. Click Auto in the IJ Scan Utility Lite main screen and scan.


Not Using Auto Scan:

In the Settings dialog, set Paper Size to Auto scan and scan.

 The screens for scanning with favorite settings are used as examples in the following descriptions.

  1. Place the items on the platen.

  2. Start IJ Scan Utility Lite.

  3. Click Settings....

    Click Settings... (outlined in red)

    The Settings dialog appears.

  4. Click Custom Scan.

    Click Custom Scan (outlined in red)

  5. Select Select Source according to the documents to be scanned.

    Select an option from the Select Source drop down menu (outlined in red)

  6. Select Auto scan for Paper Size, then click OK.

    Select Auto Scan, then click OK (outlined in red)

    The IJ Scan Utility Lite main screen appears.

     Once settings are made in the Settings dialog, the same settings can be used for scanning from the next time.

     In the Settings dialog, specify image processing settings such as slant correction, set where to save the scanned images, and more, as needed.

  7. Click Custom.

    Click Custom (outlined in red)

    Multiple items are scanned at one time.

 To cancel the scan, click Cancel.

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