IJ Scan Utility (macOS) - Scanning Multiple Originals at One Time (MB5120 / MB5420)

Article ID: ART176176 | Date published: 01/17/2020 | Date last updated: 01/21/2020


This article explains how to use IJ Scan Utility on macOS to scan multiple original items at one time.



Scanning Multiple Originals at One Time

You can scan two or more photos (small items) placed on the platen 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 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


  • The screens for scanning with favorite settings are used as examples in the following descriptions.
  1. Place the items on the platen glass.

  2. Start IJ Scan Utility.

  3. Click Settings....

    figure: IJ Scan Utility

    The Settings dialog appears.

  4. Click Custom Scan.

    figure: Settings dialog
  5. Select Select Source according to the items to be scanned.

    figure: Settings dialog
  6. Select Auto scan for Paper Size, then click OK.

    figure: Settings dialog

    The IJ Scan Utility main screen appears.


  7. Click Custom.

    figure: IJ Scan Utility

    Multiple items are scanned at one time.


  • Click Cancel to cancel the scan.

  • Scanned images are saved in the folder set for Save in in the corresponding Settings dialog displayed by clicking Settings.... In each Settings dialog, you can also make advanced scan settings.


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