Download and run the IJ Scan Utility on a Mac

Article ID: ART172324 | Date published: 10/25/2018 | Date last updated: 10/21/2019
 

Description

Easily scan documents to your Mac with the Canon IJ Scan Utility. Learn how to download and launch this software that's included with your printer drivers.

 

Solution

 Note
  • If you have a Windows PC and you need instructions for downloading and installing the IJ Scan Utility, please click here.


Steps to download the IJ Scan Utility

Go to the Canon Support page to follow these steps.

  1. Enter the model of your product (scanner or multifunction printer) in the Enter a model text box. Select your model from the dropdown list, then select Go.

    model search entry screenshot
     
  2. Under Drivers & Downloads, make sure that the correct operating system is selected in the dropdown.
     
  3. In the Drivers tab, find the TWAIN driver and / or the ICA driver, depending on your model.  Click the Select button to the right of the driver listing.
     
 Note
  • For some models, such as the MX722 and MX922, the IJ Scan Utility is included with the TWAIN driver.
     
  • Some models, such as the TR7520 and TS6120, use AirPrint for scanning.  These models do not have drivers for downloading.
 
  1. Click the Download button to save the file to your computer.
     
  2. Once the download is complete, double-click the downloaded file.  A disk image will be placed on the desktop.  Open this file, then open the .pkg (package) file to begin the driver installation.
     
  3. Follow the prompts during installation until complete.
     
  4. After installing the appropriate driver, go to the Software tab and find the IJ Scan Utility or IJ Scan Utility Lite, depending on your model.  Click the select button to the right of the IJ Scan Utility listing.


     
  5. Click the Download button to save the file to your computer.
     
  6. Once the download is complete, double-click the downloaded file.  A disk image will be placed on the desktop.  Open this file, then open the .pkg (package) file to begin installing the IJ Scan Utility or IJ Scan Utility Lite.
     
  7. Follow the prompts during installation until complete.
 

Launch the IJ Scan Utility

To run, go to the Applications folder from Finder.  Open the Canon Utilities folder, then open the IJ Scan Utility folder.  Double-click on IJ Scan UtilityIJ Scan Utility2, or IJ Scan Utility Lite.
 


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