IJ Scan Utility (macOS) - Settings (Custom Scan) Dialog (MB2120) / MB2720)
Article ID: ART176142 | Date published: 01/13/2020 | Date last updated: 01/21/2020
 

Description

This article provides information on the Settings (Custom Scan) dialog in IJ Scan Utility on macOS.

 

Solution

Settings (Custom Scan) Dialog

Click Custom Scan on the (Scanning from a Computer) tab to display the Settings (Custom Scan) dialog.

In the Settings (Custom Scan) dialog, you can make advanced scan settings to scan according to your preference.


figure: Settings dialog
 

(1) Scan Options Area

Select Source

Select the type of item to be scanned. Select Auto to detect the item type automatically and to set Color Mode, Paper Size, and Resolution automatically as well.


 Important

  • Item types supported by Auto are photos, postcards, business cards, magazines, newspapers, documents, and BD / DVD / CD.

  • To scan the following types of items, specify the item type or size. You cannot scan correctly with Auto.
     

    • A4 size photos

    • Text documents smaller than 2L (5 inches x 7 inches) (127 mm x 178 mm), such as paperback pages with the spine cut off

    • Items printed on thin white paper

    • Long narrow items such as panoramic photos
       

  • Reflective disc labels may not be scanned as expected.

  • Place items correctly according to the type of item to be scanned. Otherwise, items may not be scanned correctly.

    Refer to "Positioning Originals (Scanning from Computer)" for how to place items.

  • When scanning two or more documents from the ADF (Auto Document Feeder), place documents of the same size even if Auto is set.


 Note

  • To convert text in the image into text data after scanning, specify Select Source instead of selecting Auto.

  • To reduce moire, set Select Source to Magazine or select the Reduce moire checkbox in Image Processing Settings.


Color Mode

Select the color mode in which to scan the item.


 Note

  • Only Color is available when Select Source is Auto.


Paper Size

Select the size of the item to be scanned.

When you select Custom, a screen in which you can specify the paper size appears. Select a Unit, then enter the Width and Height, and then click OK.


figure: Custom Size Setting dialog
 

 Note

  • Only Auto is available when Select Source is Auto.

  • Click Defaults in the screen in which you can specify the paper size to restore the specified settings to the default settings.


Resolution

Select the resolution of the item to be scanned.

The higher the resolution (value), the more detail in your image.


 Note

  • Only Auto is available when Select Source is Auto.

  • Only 300 dpi or 400 dpi can be set when Start OCR is selected in Application Settings.


Document Scan Orientation Settings...

This appears when you select ADF or Auto for Select Source.

Click to display the Document Scan Orientation Settings dialog in which you can set the orientation and binding side of the documents to be scanned from the ADF.


figure: Document Scan Orientation Settings dialog
 

 Important

  • Binding Side cannot be specified when scanning only the front side of each document.


Image Processing Settings

Click (Right Arrow) to set the following. Available setting items vary by Select Source.
 

  • When Select Source is Auto:

    Apply recommended image correction

    Applies suitable corrections automatically based on the item type.


     Important

    • The color tone may differ from the source image due to corrections. In that case, deselect the checkbox and scan.


     Note

    • Scanning takes longer than usual when you enable this function.
       

  • When Select Source is Photo:


     Important

    • When Color Mode is Black and White, Image Processing Settings is not available.


    Sharpen outline

    Emphasizes the outline of the subjects to sharpen the image.
     

  • When Select Source is Magazine or Document:


     Note

    • The displayed items vary by Select Source and Color Mode.


    Apply Auto Document Fix

    Select this checkbox to sharpen text in a document or magazine for better readability.


     Important

    • The color tone may differ from the source image due to corrections. In that case, deselect the checkbox and scan.


     Note

    • Scanning takes longer than usual when you enable this function.


    Sharpen outline

    Emphasizes the outline of the subjects to sharpen the image.


    Reduce show-through

    Sharpens text in an item or reduces show-through in newspapers, etc.


    Reduce moire

    Reduces moire patterns.

    Printed materials are displayed as a collection of fine dots. "Moire" is a phenomenon where uneven gradation or a stripe pattern appears when such photos or pictures printed with fine dots are scanned.


     Note

    • Scanning takes longer than usual when you enable Reduce moire.


    Reduce gutter shadow

    Reduces gutter shadows that appear between pages when scanning open booklets.


     Important

    • This function is available only when scanning from the platen.


     Note

    • Click Driver in the IJ Scan Utility main screen and scan to correct gutter shadows when scanning non-standard size items or specified areas.
      Refer to "Gutter Correction" for details.

    • When you enable this function, scanning across a network may take longer than usual.


    Correct slanted text document

    Detects the scanned text and corrects the angle (within -0.1 to -10 degrees or +0.1 to +10 degrees) of the document.


     Important

    • The following types of documents may not be corrected properly since the text cannot be detected correctly.

      • Documents in which the text lines are inclined more than 10 degrees or the angles vary by line

      • Documents containing both vertical and horizontal text

      • Documents with extremely large or small fonts

      • Documents with small amount of text

      • Documents containing figures/images

      • Hand-written text

      • Documents containing both vertical and horizontal lines (tables)


     Note

    • Scanning takes longer than usual when you enable Correct slanted text document.


    Detect the orientation of text document and rotate image

    Automatically rotates the image to the correct orientation by detecting the orientation of text in the scanned document.


     Important

    • Only text documents written in languages that can be selected from Document Language in the Settings (General Settings) dialog are supported.

    • The orientation may not be detected for the following types of settings or documents since the text cannot be detected correctly.
       

      • Resolution is outside the range of 300 dpi to 600 dpi

      • Font size is outside the range of 8 points to 48 points

      • Documents containing special fonts, effects, italics, or hand-written text

      • Documents with patterned backgrounds
         

      In that case, select the Check scan results and specify save settings checkbox, and then rotate the image in the Save Settings dialog.


(2) Save Settings Area

File Name

Enter the file name of the image to be saved. When you save a file, the date and four digits are appended to the set file name in the "_20XX0101_0001" format.


 Note

  • When you select the Save to a subfolder with current date checkbox, the date and four digits are appended to the set file name.

Save in

Displays the folder in which to save the scanned images. To add a folder, select Add... from the pop-up menu, then click (Plus) in the displayed dialog and specify the destination folder.

The default save folder is the Pictures folder.


Data Format

Select the data format in which to save the scanned images.

You can select JPEG / Exif, TIFF, PNG, PDF, PDF (Multiple Pages), or Auto.


 Important

  • You cannot select JPEG / Exif when Color Mode is Black and White.

  • When Start OCR is selected in Application Settings, you cannot select PDF or PDF (Multiple Pages).


 Note

  • Auto appears only when Auto is selected for Select Source.

  • When scanning across a network, scanning may take longer than usual when you set TIFF or PNG in Data Format.


JPEG Image Quality

You can specify the image quality of JPEG files.


 Important

  • This appears only when JPEG / Exif or Auto is selected in Data Format.

PDF Compression

Select the compression type for saving PDF files.


Standard

It is recommended that you normally select this setting.


High

Compresses the file size when saving, allowing you to reduce the load on your network/server.


 Important

  • This appears only when PDF, PDF (Multiple Pages), or Auto is selected in Data Format.

  • When Black and White is selected in Color Mode, this option does not appear.
     

Create a PDF file that supports keyword search

Select this checkbox to convert text in images into text data and create PDF files that support keyword search.


 Important

  • This appears only when PDF, PDF (Multiple Pages), or Auto is selected in Data Format.


 Note

  • PDF files that are searchable in the language selected in Document Language on the (General Settings) tab of the Settings dialog are created.

Save to a subfolder with current date

Select this checkbox to create a current date folder in the folder specified in Save in and save scanned images in it. The folder will be created with a name such as "20XX_01_01" (Year_Month_Date).

If this checkbox is not selected, files are saved directly in the folder specified in Save in.


Check scan results and specify save settings

Displays the Save Settings dialog after scanning.


 Important

  • This does not appear when Select Source is Auto.

(3) Application Settings Area

Open with an application

Select this when you want to enhance or correct the scanned images.

You can specify the application from the pop-up menu.
 

Send to an application

Select this when you want to use the scanned images as they are in an application that allows you to browse or organize images.

You can specify the application from the pop-up menu.
 

Send to a folder

Select this when you also want to save the scanned images to a folder other than the one specified in Save in.

You can specify the folder from the pop-up menu.
 

Attach to e-mail

Select this when you want to send e-mails with the scanned images attached.

You can specify the e-mail client you want to start from the pop-up menu.
 

Start OCR

Select this when you want to convert text in the scanned image into text data.

You can specify the application from the pop-up menu.
 

Do not start any application

Saves to the folder specified in Save in.


 Note

  • To add an application or folder to the pop-up menu, select Add... from the pop-up menu, then click (Plus) in the displayed dialog and specify the application or folder.


Instructions

Opens this guide.


Defaults

You can restore the settings in the displayed screen to the default settings.