IJ Scan Utility Lite (macOS) - Settings (AUTO SCAN) Dialog - G2270
Article ID: ART181418 | Date published: 02/07/2023 | Date last updated: 02/08/2023


Learn about the settings that can be adjusted for the Auto Scan function of IJ Scan Utility Lite for macOS®.


Select AUTO SCAN on the Scanner Button Actions tab (Scanner Button Actions) tab to display the Settings (AUTO SCAN) dialog.

In the Settings (AUTO SCAN) dialog, you can specify how to respond when saving images to a computer after scanning them using the scanner button by automatically detecting the item.

figure: Settings dialog

Supported Items

Photos, postcards, business cards, magazines, newspapers, documents, and BD / DVD / CD.

 To scan the following types of items, specify the item type and size in the Settings (Document Scan) dialog or Settings (Photo Scan) dialog, then select Document or Photo in the IJ Scan Utility Lite main screen. 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.

 In Auto Scan, the outline of the subjects is emphasized. Set the outline emphasis level with Unsharp Mask Level in the Settings (General Settings) dialog.

 To reduce moire, set Source Type to Magazine in the Settings (Document Scan) dialog, then select Document in the IJ Scan Utility Lite main screen.

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