IJ Scan Utility Lite (macOS) - Settings (PDF) Dialog - G2260 / G3260

Article ID: ART178975 | Date published: 01/19/2021 | Date last updated: 01/20/2021
 

Description

Learn about the Settings (PDF) dialog in IJ Scan Utility Lite.

Solution

Settings (PDF) Dialog

Click PDF on the (Scanner Button Actions) tab to display the Settings (PDF) dialog.

In the Settings (PDF) dialog, you can specify how to respond when saving images to a computer as PDF files after scanning them using the scanner button.

figure: Settings dialog
 


 

A: Scan Options Area

Source Type

Document is selected.

Color Mode

Select the color mode in which to scan the item.

Original 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

 Click Defaults 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

Image Processing Settings

Click (Right Arrow) to set the following.

 When Color Mode is Black and White, only Correct slanted text originals and Detect the orientation of text original and rotate image appear.

Sharpen outline

Emphasizes the outline of the subjects to sharpen the image.

 Set the outline emphasis level in the Settings (General Settings) dialog.

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.

 Scanning takes longer than usual when you enable Reduce moire.

Correct slanted text originals

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

 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)

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

Detect the orientation of text original and rotate image

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

 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


 

B: 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.

 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, click Plus (Plus) in the displayed dialog, and then specify the destination folder.

The default save folder is the Pictures folder.

Data Format

You can select PDF or PDF (Multiple Pages).

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.

 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.

 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.


 

C: 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.

Do not start an application

Saves to the folder specified in Save in.

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

Instructions

Opens this guide.

Defaults

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

If your product issue was not resolved after following the steps above, or if you require additional help, please create or log in to your Canon Account to see your technical support options.


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