ScanGear Features for Windows and Macintosh - PIXMA MG2220, MG3220, ...

Article ID: FAQ100284 | Date published: 05/29/2015 | Date last updated: 02/27/2020


Learn about ScanGear, the scanner driver for Windows and Macintosh computers - what it does and how to use it.

About ScanGear

ScanGear is scanner driver software for Windows and Macintosh® computers required for scanning documents. With ScanGear you have control over your scanning results. Some of things you can do include:

  • Set the output size.

  • Make image corrections.

  • Preview scan results.

  • Set document type.

Use ScanGear

ScanGear can be launched from IJ Scan UtilityMy Image Garden, and other applications compatible with the TWAIN™ standard.

Basic Mode

Use the Basic Mode tab to scan easily by following three simple on-screen steps (see image below):

1 Select Source     2 Display Preview Image     3 Perform Scan

Image of Basic Mode tab screen

Advanced Mode

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

Image of Advanced Mode tab screen


Driver details

  • ScanGear is a TWAIN-compatible driver.

  • Canon may also provide a WIA driver for Windows computers or an ICA driver for Macintosh computers.


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