ScanGear Starter EX - Scanning with Advanced Mode (macOS) - LiDE 120 / LiDE 220

Article ID: ART175545 | Date published: 10/31/2019 | Date last updated: 10/31/2019


This article provides information on scanning with Advanced Mode in ScanGear Starter EX.



Scanning in Advanced Mode

Use the Advanced Mode tab to specify the color mode, output resolution, image brightness, color tone, etc. when scanning.

Refer to "Scanning Multiple Documents at One Time with ScanGear" to scan multiple documents at one time.


  • The following types of documents may not be scanned correctly. In that case, click (Thumbnail) on the Toolbar to switch to whole image view and scan.

    • Photos that have a whitish background
    • Documents printed on white paper, hand-written text, business cards, etc.
    • Thin documents
    • Thick documents
  • The following types of documents may not be scanned correctly.

    • Documents smaller than 1.2 inches (3 cm) square
    • Photos that have been cut to various shapes
  1. Place the document on the Platen, then start ScanGear.

  2. Click the Advanced Mode tab.

    The tab switches to Advanced Mode.



    • Settings are not retained when you switch modes.
  3. Set Input Settings according to the document or purpose.

  4. Click Preview.

    Preview images appear in the Preview area.

  5. Set Output Settings.

  6. Adjust the cropping frame (scan area), correct image, and adjust colors as required.

  7. Click Scan.

    Scanning starts.


  • Click (Information) to open a dialog in which you can check the current scan settings (document type, etc.).
  • Scanned images are saved in the folder set for Save in on the Save Settings tab of the Preferences dialog. On the Save Settings tab, you can also make advanced save settings.
  • A response of ScanGear after scanning can be specified in Status of ScanGear dialog after scanning on the Scan tab of the Preferences dialog.


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