hp scanjet 4400c series
and 5400c series scanners
user’s manual
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Front panel and accessories comparisons
The following tables provide information about the HP Scanjet 4400c
series and 5400c series scanners, including descriptions of the
buttons available on the front panels and the accessories you can use
with these scanners.
To find information about your scanner, see the following tables:
"HP Scanjet 4400c series" on page 4.
"HP Scanjet 4470c series" on page 5.
"HP Scanjet 5400c series" on page 6.
"HP Scanjet 5470c series" on page 8.
"HP Scanjet 5490c series" on page 10.
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HP Scanjet 4400c series
Feature
Included on scanner
or in box
Supported
accessorya
Copy button
Photo Reprint button
Scan To button
E-mail button
Power Save button
USB cable
HP Scanjet Transparency Adapter
(XPA)
a. Supported accessories include accessories that are not boxed with the
scanner, but can be purchased separately.
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HP Scanjet 4470c series
Feature
Included on scanner
or in box
Supported
accessorya
Feature
Copy button
More Options button
Color/black & white copy and
select number of copies buttons
Cancel button
Included on scanner
or in box
Supported
accessorya
Two-digit LCD
Photo Reprint button
USB cable
Scan To button
E-mail button
Share-to-Web button
Power Save button
HP Scanjet Transparency Adapter
(XPA)
a. Supported accessories include accessories that are not boxed with the
scanner, but can be purchased separately.
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HP Scanjet 5400c series
Feature
Included on scanner
or in box
Supported
accessorya
Feature
Copy button
Power Save button
Color/black & white copy and
select number of copies buttons
More Options button
Cancel button
Photo Reprint button
Two-digit LCD
Scan To button
Scanner lock
E-mail button
USB cable
Share-to-Web button
Parallel cableb
Included on scanner
or in box
Supported
accessorya
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Included on scanner
or in box
Supported
accessorya
HP Scanjet Transparency Adapter
(XPA)
HP Scanjet Automatic Document
Feeder (ADF)
a. Supported accessories include accessories that are not boxed with the
scanner, but can be purchased separately.
b. The parallel cable shipped with the scanner is for computers that use
Microsoft Windows. For Macintosh computers, use the USB cable. For
more information, see the Setup and Support Guide.
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HP Scanjet 5470c series
Feature
Included on scanner
or in box
Supported
accessorya
Feature
Copy button
Share-to-Web button
Color/black & white copy and
select number of copies buttons
Power Save button
More Options button
Photo Reprint button
Scan To button
(with Speed Destinationsb)
Cancel button
16-character LCD
Select Destination button
Scanner lock
E-mail button
USB cable
Included on scanner
or in box
Supported
accessorya
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Included on scanner
or in box
Supported
accessorya
Parallel cablec
HP Scanjet Transparency Adapter
(XPA)
HP Scanjet Automatic Document
Feeder (ADF)
a. Supported accessories include accessories that are not boxed with the
scanner, but can be purchased separately.
b. Speed Destinations are scanner button options available in the HP
Scanjet Controls control panel. See "Changing settings for Speed
Destinations (some models only)" on page 36.
c. The parallel cable shipped with the scanner is for computers that use
Microsoft Windows. For Macintosh computers, use the USB cable. For
more information, see the Setup and Support Guide.
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HP Scanjet 5490c series
Feature
Included on scanner
or in box
Supported
accessorya
Feature
Copy button
Share-to-Web button
Color/black & white copy and
select number of copies buttons
Power Save button
More Options button
Photo Reprint button
Scan To button
(with Speed Destinationsb)
Cancel button
16-character LCD
Select Destination button
Scanner lock
E-mail button
USB cable
Included on scanner
or in box
Supported
accessorya
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Feature
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Included on scanner
or in box
Supported
accessorya
Parallel cablec
HP Scanjet Transparency Adapter
(XPA)
HP Scanjet Automatic Document
Feeder (ADF)
a. Supported accessories include accessories that are not boxed with the
scanner, but can be purchased separately.
b. Speed Destinations are scanner button options available in the HP
Scanjet Controls control panel. See "Changing settings for Speed
Destinations (some models only)" on page 36.
c. The parallel cable shipped with the scanner is for computers that use
Microsoft Windows. For Macintosh computers, use the USB cable. For
more information, see the Setup and Support Guide.
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Contents
Front panel and accessories comparisons
HP
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Scanjet
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1 Getting started
Printing this information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Viewing the product tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Where do I start? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Using the scanner buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Using the HP Precisionscan Pro software . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Using another program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Using the HP Scanjet Copy Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Selecting and preparing items. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Items for the scanner glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Items for the ADF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Items for the XPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Completing your first scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Frequently asked questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
2 Scanning from scanner buttons
Overview of scanner buttons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scanning quickly with scanner buttons . . . . . . . .
Scanning to the HP Precisionscan Pro software
Scanning to another program . . . . . . . . . . .
Sending a scan to a website . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scanning for photo reprints . . . . . . . . . . . . .
E-mailing a scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Canceling a scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Power Save . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Configuring scanner buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Changing settings for buttons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Changing settings for Speed Destinations (some models only) 36
Settings for scanner buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
3 Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro
Overview of the HP Precisionscan Pro software . . . . . . . . . .39
Starting the HP Precisionscan Pro software . . . . . . . . . . .40
Finding help for using the software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Performing a new scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Cropping or selecting an area for final scan . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Getting a closer look (zooming) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Selecting output type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Making optional adjustments, basic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Resizing (output dimensions) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Changing resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Changing contrast. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Rotating an image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Mirroring (reversing) an image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Sharpening an image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Resetting all adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Making optional adjustments, advanced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Inverting the image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Changing midtones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Changing highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Changing shadows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Checking for clipped areas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Setting pixel output levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Viewing RGB values and pixels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
About the histogram. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Changing the hue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Changing the saturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Changing the black and white threshold . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Setting which colors become black or white in black & white bitmaps
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Descreening images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Resetting all adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Completing the final scan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Sending to a program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Returning the image to a program that supports TWAIN or the HP
Scanjet Plug-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Saving to a file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Placing a scan on a website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Preparing a scan for online viewing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Copying and pasting into another program . . . . . . . . . .65
Dragging-and-dropping into another program . . . . . . . . .66
Dragging-and-dropping to the desktop or a folder . . . . .66
Scanning to CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Other features and tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Tips for best image quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Saving settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Setting preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Scanning from other programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Making scanned text editable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
4 Using accessories
Scanning from the ADF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Scanning from the XPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Scanning slides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Scanning negatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Making optional adjustments for slides or negatives. . . . . . . .83
Adjusting midtones for slides or negatives. . . . . . . . . . . .83
Adjusting highlights for slides or negatives . . . . . . . . . . .84
Adjusting shadows for slides or negatives . . . . . . . . . . .84
Viewing RGB values and pixel color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
5 Troubleshooting and maintaining
Checking the basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Starting troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Resolving scanner messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
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Resolving issues that did not generate messages. . . .
Resolving image-quality issues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resolving issues with scanned images . . . . . . . .
Resolving issues with printed copies . . . . . . . . .
Resolving issues with slides and negatives . . . .
Resolving issues with editable text . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resolving issues sending to destinations . . . . . . . . .
Resolving issues with accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resolving issues with the XPA. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resolving issues with the ADF . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting scanner lamp controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Energy Save . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Faster Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clearing jams from the ADF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning and maintaining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the scanner glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the XPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the ADF glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uninstalling the software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other resources, support, and specifications . . . . . .
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A Using software commands and controls
Using keyboard shortcuts and the menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
HP Precisionscan Pro tool and information bars . . . . . . . . .119
Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Info bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Context-sensitive cursors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
B Glossary
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Getting started
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Getting started
This section contains the basics to help you get started with your new
HP Scanjet scanner. From here, you can learn about viewing the
product tour, preparing items before you scan them, and choosing
which scanning method to use.
Printing this information
To print this PDF manual, use the Print command on the File menu.
Print the whole document, or print only the chapters or topics you want
according to their page numbers. See the table of contents for page
numbers of topics.
Viewing the product tour
The product tour is a fast and easy way to explore the capabilities of
the scanner and see some interesting ways you can use the scanner
to meet your needs. The product tour, which only takes three minutes,
begins automatically when you start the HP Precisionscan Pro
software for the first time.
To view the tour at other times: In the HP Scanning Software folder,
double-click Product Tour.
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Getting started
Where do I start?
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Using another program
Start scanning from within another program when:
You can start scanning from one of these places:
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Scanner buttons
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HP Precisionscan Pro software
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Another program
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HP Scanjet Copy Utility
Where you start depends on what you want to do with the scan and on
your own preferences.
Using the scanner buttons
Use the scanner buttons, which are shortcuts, when:
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You want to start at the scanner.
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You want to scan quickly without making changes.
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You want to scan an item using the default settings optimized for
the destination you choose.
See "Scanning from scanner buttons" on page 25.
Using the HP Precisionscan Pro software
Use the HP Precisionscan Pro software when:
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You want to view or change a scanned image before you send it.
Changes might include resolution, cropping, or resizing.
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You want to send to a destination, such as a desktop publishing
program, but there is no button on the scanner for that destination.
See "Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro" on page 39.
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You want to bring a scanned item into an open program, such as
your word-processing program.
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The program in which you are working is compliant with TWAIN or
the HP Scanjet Plug-in (which is an Adobe® Photoshop® plug-in).
A program is compliant if a command such as Acquire Image or
From Scanner appears on a menu such as the File menu.
If you are unsure whether your program complies with TWAIN
standards or supports Photoshop plug-ins—or you do not know the
command for inserting a scanned item, see the documentation for
the program.
See "Scanning from other programs" on page 74.
Using the HP Scanjet Copy Utility
Use the HP Scanjet Copy Utility when you need to make standard
copy adjustments, such as reducing or enlarging, or lightening or
darkening. You can also choose a printer other than the default.
To start the utility: in the HP Scanning Software folder, double-click
HP Scanjet Copy Utility. For help using the utility, move the pointer
over the button or option to find more information about the feature.
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Getting started
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Selecting and preparing items
Items for the ADF
Before placing items in the scanner, follow these guidelines for
selecting and preparing them to prevent damage to the items and the
scanner.
The HP Scanjet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), which is a fast,
convenient way to scan multiple-page items, is included or supported
on some scanner models. See "Front panel and accessories
comparisons" on page 3. The ADF accepts items that meet the
following specifications:
CAUTION
Improper placement and scanning can damage the
items and the scanner.
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items on standard Letter-, A4-, and Legal-size paper
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items consisting of as many as 25 unbound pages
Items for the scanner glass
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items ranging in size from 88.9 by 127 mm (3.5 by 5 inches) to
215.9 by 355.6 mm (8.5 by 14 inches)
The scanner glass can scan the widest range of items, including:
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items ranging in weight from 60 to 90 g/m2 (16 to 24 lb)
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items that are square or rectangular and in good condition (not
fragile or worn)
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items that are free of tears, perforations, or punch holes
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items that are free of wet glue, correction fluid, or ink
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paper items
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news clippings, receipts, and business cards
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items on all weights of media, including media lighter than 60 g/m2
(16 lb) or heavier than 105 g/m2 (28 lb)
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gum-backed paper
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multipart forms with carbon pages
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old or worn photographs or documents
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items containing tears, perforations, punch holes, wrinkles, or curls
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flatter, three-dimensional items such as fabric, pages in books, and
paper with texture
CAUTION
Avoid placing items with sharp edges on the scanner
glass. Doing so can damage the scanner.
Before placing an item on the scanner glass, make sure the item is free
of wet glue, correction fluid, or other contaminating substances.
Avoid multipart forms with carbon pages, transparencies, magazine
pages, gum-backed pages, and light “onionskin” pages.
Before placing an item in the ADF, prepare the item by doing the
following:
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Remove curls or wrinkles.
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Remove staples, paper clips, paper sticky notes, and any other
materials from items.
If your item does not meet these guidelines or you cannot prepare it as
stated, use the scanner glass.
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Items for the XPA
The HP Scanjet Transparency Adapter (XPA) is included with some
scanner models or can be ordered. Use the XPA and its templates to
scan:
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35 mm photographic negatives
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35 mm slides
Because these items are easily damaged, handle them only by their
edges.
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Completing your first scan
Getting started
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To load the item in the scanner
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Choose an item to scan, such as a page from a magazine.
2
Place the item face down on the scanner glass and close the lid.
3
See "To complete your first scan using the scanner buttons" on
page 20.
This section shows you how to take the same item and scan to print
using the two primary scanning methods:
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Scanner buttons
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HP Precisionscan Pro software
Before scanning, place the item in the scanner.
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Getting started
To complete your first scan using the scanner buttons
1
Load the item in the scanner. See "To load the item in the scanner"
on page 19.
2
On the scanner, press the Copy button (
). The scanner scans
the item using settings optimized for printing this type of item and
then prints the item to the default printer.
Copy button
3
If the scan does not work, or you have difficulty with this process,
please see "Resolving issues that did not generate messages" on
page 90.
If you have not already scanned using the HP Precisionscan Pro
software, see "To complete your first scan using the
HP Precisionscan Pro software" on page 21.
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To complete your first scan using the HP Precisionscan Pro software
1
Load the item in the scanner. See "To load the item in the scanner"
on page 19.
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Experiment with the image. Change the output type or make other
adjustments.
5
When you finish: On the Scan menu, click Print.
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With the item loaded, press the Scan To button (
) on the
scanner. The scanner scans the item to the HP Precisionscan Pro
software, choosing the best settings for this type of item.
6
Select any printer options you want and click OK. The scanner
performs a final scan including your changes, and the scanned
image prints.
3
When the scanned image appears in the preview window of the
software, draw a selection border around the image or portion of
the image you want. To do so, click on one corner of the area you
want, and while holding down the mouse button, drag the cursor to
the opposite corner. Release the mouse button to complete the
border.
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If the scan does not work, or you have difficulty with this process,
please see "Resolving issues that did not generate messages" on
page 90.
Selection
border
If you have not already scanned using the scanner buttons, see "To
complete your first scan using the scanner buttons" on page 20.
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Getting started
Frequently asked questions
This section contains answers to some questions frequently asked
about scanning.
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How can I reduce the time it takes to scan?
You can reduce the time it takes to scan an item by scanning in black
and white when the original is one of the following:
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a black-and-white photograph or drawing
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What settings does the HP Precisionscan Pro software set
automatically for an item I scan?
a color photo or drawing, but you want a black-and-white image to
appear on the computer screen
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an item that contains only text
Based on the scanned item, the software automatically chooses
optimal values for these settings:
Another option is to reduce file size. See "How can I reduce the file
size?" on page 23.
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output type
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resolution
●
sharpening
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exposure (midtones, highlights, and shadows)
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color (hue and saturation or black & white threshold)
Usually, the values the software selects provide optimal results.
However, you can change these values in the HP Precisionscan Pro
software.
Print color originals as black and white by selecting the Black & White
option on the front panel and pressing the Copy button (
). Or, in
the HP Precisionscan Pro software, choose the Grayscale or Black &
White output types before your final scan (after the scanner completes
a preview scan). See "Selecting output type" on page 43.
In the HP Scanjet Controls control panel, select the Faster Scan
setting on the Lamp tab. When selected, this setting allows you to set
a time for the scanner to turn on. After this time, the scanner lamp and
the XPA light source (if connected) stay on for ten hours and then turn
off. See "Setting scanner lamp controls" on page 107.
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How can I reduce the file size?
What is the difference between zooming and resizing?
To reduce file size:
Use Zoom In to view an area of the scanned image close up. Use
Zoom Out to return to the original view of the image.
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Save files using a compressed format, such as TIFF compressed
or JPEG.
●
Avoid using the True Color output type unless necessary. This
output type offers exceptional quality for color photos or drawings,
but it also creates large file sizes.
●
Set the resolution no higher than necessary. Generally, the
resolution the software automatically sets provides the best
balance between image quality and small file size.
●
For photos, significantly reduce file size by cropping the photo to
select just one area as the final scanned image. Or, resize the
entire photo to smaller dimensions.
Should I change the resolution?
The HP Precisionscan Pro software sets the resolution for you based
on the original document attributes. In almost all cases, you get the
best results and the smallest file size using the default resolution.
What is the difference between screen and print quality?
A computer screen usually displays images at 72 to 75 pixels per inch
(PPI). Print resolution is usually higher. Screens also use fewer colors
to display an image. Even if an image looks incorrect on the screen, it
might print the way you want.
The zoom commands do not change the final size of your scan; they
just give you a different view on a monitor. To reduce or enlarge the
size of the final scan, use the Resize command on the Tools menu.
What do I need to know about scanning text?
When you scan an item containing text, you can use the text either as
a scanned image, such as a fax or photo archive, or as text you can
edit.
To have the optical character recognition (OCR) software make the
text editable automatically and send the text to a supported wordprocessing program, press the Scan To button (
). In the
HP Precisionscan Pro software, choose Scan To from the Scan menu.
Then choose Text File from the Destination pull-down menu and click
Scan.
Tip
Perform a spell-check after you have successfully
scanned your text to a word-processing program.
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The scanner buttons provide an easy way to scan items directly to
destinations using settings optimized for the destination you choose.
You do not view or change scanned images before they go to the
destination.
To view or change images, scan to the HP Precisionscan Pro software
using the Scan To button (
). For more help viewing or changing
images, see "Overview of the HP Precisionscan Pro software" on
page 39.
Tip
You can change the default settings for buttons on
the scanner. See "Configuring scanner buttons" on
page 35.
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Overview of scanner buttons
For a list of buttons available on your scanner, see "Front panel and accessories comparisons" on page 3.
Scan To
Scan to the HP Precisionscan Pro software. View the image or make adjustments, such as changing
resolution or resizing. If your scanner also has a Select Destination button (some models only) next to the
Scan To button, you can select and scan to other programs on your computer.
Select Destination (some models only)
Press this button up or down to choose a program, then press the Scan To button. The Scan To button scans
the item using settings optimized for that destination and sends the scan to that destination.
Share-to-Web (some models only)
Scan a photo and send it to the HP Share-to-Web Wizard on your computer. The HP Share-to-Web Wizard
uploads the image to a website.
Photo Reprint
Scan a photo and send it to the photo printing software for printing multiple photos on one page or for
creating photo album pages.
E-mail
Scan using settings optimized for e-mail. The e-mail program window automatically launches so you can
compose your message. The scanned image becomes a file attachment in the new e-mail message. If you
do not have a supported e-mail program, this button allows you to save the scanned image as a file.
Copy
Print copies using settings optimized for printing. At the computer, you can press
(COMMAND KEY+PERIOD) to cancel the scan.
+.
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Number of copies (some models only)
Choose the number of copies before pressing Copy. The liquid crystal display (LCD) shows the number of
copies selected.
Color/Black & White copy (some models only)
Choose the color or black and white setting before pressing Copy to ensure the best settings are used. Only
use color copy if you are printing to a color printer and want a color copy. The light adjacent to the currently
selected choice is lit.
More Options (some models only)
Open the HP Scanjet Controls control panel to change settings, such as resolution, for some buttons on the
scanner. If your scanner does not have this button, open the HP Scanjet Controls control panel from your
computer to change button settings. See "Configuring scanner buttons" on page 35.
Cancel (some models only)
Cancel a scan while the scanner is in the process of scanning, or cancel a series of scans from the HP
Scanjet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF).
Power Save
Puts the scanner in an energy-conservation mode. The scanner lamp and a small indicator light near the
Power Save button turn off. To use the scanner, press any button on the front panel of the scanner or start a
scan from the computer. The scan begins when the lamp is ready.
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Scanning quickly with scanner
buttons
Use the scanner buttons to scan quickly to a destination using settings
optimized for that destination. A destination is a printer, file, or another
program, such as your e-mail or word-processing program.
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Scanning to the HP Precisionscan Pro
software
When you use the Scan To button (
), you send directly to the HP
Precisionscan Pro software. Using the HP Precisionscan Pro software,
you can preview scanned images and make changes to the images
before you send them to a destination or file them.
To scan to the HP Precisionscan Pro software
Tip
When scanning multiple pages without using an
ADF, the computer might prompt you for another
page. The HP Precisionscan Pro software adds
these pages to the current file. (To turn this feature
off, see "Changing settings for buttons" on
page 35.)
If you are scanning slides or negatives using the HP Scanjet
Transparency Adapter (XPA), you must scan from the HP
Precisionscan Pro software. See "Scanning from the XPA" on page 79.
1
If your scanner has a 16-character LCD, make sure Powersave
On, Ready, or HP Precisionscan appear on the LCD. (See "Front
panel and accessories comparisons" on page 3.)
Note:
If another program name appears in the LCD, press the
Select Destination button (
) up or down until
HP Precisionscan is listed in the scanner’s LCD.
2
Close the HP Scanjet Copy Utility and the HP Scanjet Controls
control panel if they are open on your computer.
3
Place the original face down on the scanner glass and close the lid.
To load items in the ADF, see "Scanning from the ADF" on
page 78.
4
Press the Scan To button on the front panel of the scanner.
5
Your computer opens the HP Precisionscan Pro software. A
preview of the scan appears in the Precisionscan Pro software
window.
For more information, see "Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro" on
page 39.
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Scanning to another program
On some models, you can select from a list of destinations (including
the HP Precisionscan Pro software) on the front panel LCD, then scan
directly to the selected destination.
When you select a program other than HP Precisionscan Pro using the
Select Destination button (
), the scanner will automatically use
settings optimized for the destination you choose. You do not view or
change scanned images before they go to the destination.
To scan directly to another program
1
Close the HP Precisionscan Pro software, the HP Scanjet Copy
Utility, and the HP Scanjet Controls control panel if they are open
on your computer.
2
Place the original face down on the scanner glass and close the lid.
To load items in the ADF, see "Scanning from the ADF" on
page 78.
3
If your scanner has a Select Destination button next to the Scan To
button (
), press the Select Destination button up or down until
the destination you want to scan to is listed in the scanner’s LCD.
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4
Press the Scan To button on the front panel of the scanner.
5
The item is scanned using settings optimized for the program you
selected. The program launches and the scan is sent to the
program.
Note:
Tip
For information about selecting and updating the
destinations for scanner buttons, see "Changing
settings for Speed Destinations (some models only)" on
page 36.
If your scanner does not have a Select Destination
button next to the Scan To button, you can scan to
other programs through the HP Precisionscan Pro
software. See "Sending to a program" on page 60.
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Sending a scan to a website
Scanning for photo reprints
On some models, you can share images with other people by scanning
directly to the Web with the Share-to-Web button (
). People you
know can view photos and other items by visiting your website, which
will have its own address.
You can scan photographs and prepare them for photo reprints by
using the Photo Reprint button (
). Photo reprints optimize the use
of photo paper, allowing you to print multiple photos on one page. You
can also create pages with multiple photographs for projects such as
photo albums.
To place a scan on a website
At the computer, use the photo printing software provided with your
scanner to arrange photographs, make adjustments, and print
photographs.
1
Close the HP Precisionscan Pro software, the HP Scanjet Copy
Utility, and the HP Scanjet Controls control panel if they are open
on your computer.
2
Place the original face down on the scanner glass and close the lid.
To load items in the ADF, see "Scanning from the ADF" on
page 78.
3
4
Press the Share-to-Web button on the front panel of the scanner.
The scanner scans the item using settings optimized for the Web.
Your computer opens the HP Share-to-Web Wizard.
Follow the instructions on the screen to finish posting the scanned
image to your website.
Tip
If your scanner does not have a Share-to-Web
button, scan to the Web using your HP
Precisionscan Pro software. See "Placing a scan on
a website" on page 64.
To create a photo reprint
1
Close the HP Precisionscan Pro software, the HP Scanjet Copy
Utility, and the HP Scanjet Controls control panel if they are open
on your computer.
2
Place the original face down on the scanner glass and close the lid.
3
Press the Photo Reprint button on the front panel of the scanner.
The scanner scans the item using settings optimized for
photograph printing. Your computer opens the photo printing
software.
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E-mailing a scan
When you send e-mail using the E-mail button (
), the scanner
scans the item using default settings optimized for mailing. If you have
a supported e-mail program, the scanned image automatically appears
as a file attachment in a new e-mail message, which you then address
and send.
If your e-mail program is not supported, see Unsupported e-mail
programs on this page.
Tip
To view the scanned item before you send it, open
the file attachment from the new e-mail message.
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Supported e-mail programs
Supported e-mail programs allow the scanner to scan an item as a file
and attach it to a new e-mail message. If a scanned image
automatically appears as a file attachment in a new e-mail message,
your e-mail program is supported.
See "Configuring scanner buttons" on page 35 to check or change
which e-mail program is set as the default.
Unsupported e-mail programs
If you are using an unsupported e-mail program, such as the Webbased program Microsoft Hotmail®, the scanner cannot scan items
directly into an e-mail message. Instead, the computer can prompt you
to save the item as a file before the scanner completes the scan.
To enable the computer to prompt you to save an item as a file,
complete the following steps:
1
Choose Control Panels from the Apple ( ) menu, and then
choose HP Scanjet Controls from the submenu.
2
Click the Buttons tab in the HP Scanjet Controls dialog box, and
then click the E-mail tab.
3
In the Destinations pull-down menu, select a destination. See
"Destinations options" on page 37 for more information.
4
Select an appropriate type of file for the destination you’ve
selected.
5
Close the HP Scanjet Controls dialog box.
6
Press the E-mail button (
scan.
) and when prompted, save the
After the scan is completed, open an e-mail message and attach the
file as you normally do.
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To e-mail a scan from the scanner
Naming e-mail attachments
1
Close the HP Precisionscan Pro software, the HP Scanjet Copy
Utility, and the HP Scanjet Controls control panel if they are open
on your computer.
2
Place the original face down on the scanner glass and close the lid.
To load items in the ADF, see "Scanning from the ADF" on
page 78.
The computer will prompt you each time for a file name. If you do not
want to be prompted, and you want the scanning software to assign an
attachment name automatically, see "Configuring scanner buttons" on
page 35.
3
Press the E-mail button on the scanner.
Note:
If you do not have a supported e-mail program, the
computer might open the HP Scanjet Controls control
panel. See "Unsupported e-mail programs" on page 31
for more information.
4
If the computer prompts you for an attachment file name, type a
name in the Name box. If you need more help, see "Naming e-mail
attachments" on page 32.
5
If you have a supported e-mail program, the scanned image
automatically appears as a file attachment in a new message.
Address the message and send it as you normally do. If you do not
have a supported e-mail program, open your e-mail program and
attach the saved file.
Format displays the file type for the e-mail attachment.
Note:
If you need to send the item as a file type other than the
file type shown, scan and save the item using the HP
Precisionscan Pro software. See "To save to a file" on
page 61.
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Printing copies
You can scan an item and send it to a printer to make copies using the
scanner button. At the computer, you can see the progress of the scan
or you can cancel the scan. (If you cancel the scan, the printer might
feed a blank page to the output bin.) Note that when you make copies,
each page is treated as a separate print job, so the printer does not
collate copies.
Using the scanner button allows you to scan an item and send it to a
printer using default printer and scanner settings. To change the
default printer or scanner settings, open the HP Scanjet Copy Utility in
the HP Scanning Software folder.
On some scanner models, you can also change the number of copies
or select color or black and white copies from the scanner front panel.
If your scanner does not have buttons for changing the number of
copies or selecting color or black and white copies, open the HP
Scanjet Copy Utility to make these adjustments. (See "Front panel and
accessories comparisons" on page 3.)
For more information, see "Using the HP Scanjet Copy Utility" on
page 16.
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To print copies from the scanner
1
Close the HP Precisionscan Pro software, the HP Scanjet Copy
Utility, and the HP Scanjet Controls control panel if they are open
on your computer.
2
Place the original face down on the scanner glass and close the lid.
To load items in the ADF, see "Scanning from the ADF" on
page 78.
3
(Some models only, see "Front panel and accessories
comparisons" on page 3.) On the scanner, select color or black and
white copies.
4
(Some models only, see "Front panel and accessories
comparisons" on page 3.) On the scanner, select the number of
copies. The default setting is one copy.
5
Press the Copy button on the scanner. Unless you press +.
(COMMAND KEY+PERIOD) on the computer to cancel the scan, the
number of copies specified in the scanner LCD will print directly to
the default printer.
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Canceling a scan
Using Power Save
On some scanner models, you can use the Cancel button ( ) to
cancel a scan in progress. When you press the Cancel button during a
scan, the lamp returns to its starting position. If you press the Cancel
button during a scan from the ADF, the ADF ejects any pages that are
in the process of scanning.
Use the Power Save button ( ) to conserve energy when you are not
using the scanner. When you press the Power Save button, the
scanner lamp and a small indicator light near the Power Save button
turn off and the scanner lamp returns to its starting position.
For information about which scanners include a Cancel button, see
"Front panel and accessories comparisons" on page 3.
Tip
You can also cancel a scan by pressing +.
(COMMAND KEY+PERIOD) on the computer.
To use the scanner again, press any button on the front panel of the
scanner or start a scan from the computer. After a short warm-up
cycle, the scan begins.
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Configuring scanner buttons
Each scanner button has default settings that optimize the scan for the
destination (such as an e-mail program) that is associated with the
button you press.
Tip
To change the settings only for the current item, you
might want to scan using the HP Precisionscan Pro
software instead. See "Scanning from HP
Precisionscan Pro" on page 39.
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Changing settings for buttons
You can change the default settings for individual scanner buttons.
These changes are applied to all items you scan using that button until
you change the settings again.
For more information about the settings you can change, see "Settings
for scanner buttons" on page 37.
To change settings for buttons
1
Do one of the following:
●
●
2
On the scanner, press the More Options button ( ). (Some
models only, see "Front panel and accessories comparisons" on
page 3.)
Choose Control Panels from the Apple ( ) menu, and then
choose HP Scanjet Controls from the submenu.
On the Buttons tab, click the tab for a scanner button to display the
settings that you can change.
Note:
If you click the Scan To tab with some scanner models,
the computer displays a list of destinations (called
Speed Destinations). Skip to "To change settings for
Speed Destinations" on page 36 and go to step 3.
3
Change settings for the button. See "Settings for scanner buttons"
on page 37 for more information.
4
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to change settings for other buttons.
5
To restore the default settings, repeat step 2 for any button and
click Restore Defaults.
6
When finished, click the close box.
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To change settings for Speed Destinations
1
Do one of the following:
●
On some scanner models, you can use the Select Destination button
to select a destination (called a Speed Destination) when scanning
directly from the scanner front panel. You can change settings for the
Speed Destinations that appear in this list using the HP Scanjet
Controls control panel.
To see if your scanner model includes Speed Destinations, see "Front
panel and accessories comparisons" on page 3. For more information
about the settings you can change, see "Settings for scanner buttons"
on page 37.
Note:
You cannot change the Prompt for e-mail attachment
name, Prompt for another page, or Automatic
Cropping settings for the Scan To button with Speed
Destinations.
●
On the scanner, press the More Options button ( ).
Choose Control Panels from the Apple ( ) menu, and then
choose HP Scanjet Controls from the submenu.
2
On the Buttons tab, click the Scan To tab. The computer displays
a list of available scanning destinations and the current settings for
these destinations.
3
Select a destination from the list, and then click Edit. The Edit
Destination dialog box appears.
4
Change the settings for the destination. For information about
these settings, see "Settings for scanner buttons" on page 37.
5
When finished, click OK. The changes you made appear in the
columns next to the destination.
6
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to change settings for another destination.
7
To return to the default settings for a destination:
a Repeat step 3.
b Click Restore Defaults, and then click OK.
Tip
If the destinations that appear on the scanner do not
match the destinations on the Scan To tab of the
HP Scanjet Controls control panel, click Update
Scanner to send the new destinations to the
scanner.
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Settings for scanner buttons
Using the HP Scanjet Controls control panel, you can change the
following types of settings for the buttons on your scanner.
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Destination options (See "Destinations options" on page 37.)
●
Image options (See "Image options" on page 38.)
●
ADF Page Size options (See "ADF Page Size options" on
page 38.)
Depending on the destination selected in the Destination pull-down
menu, some options might not be available.
Note:
Some scanner models also include Speed Destinations
for the Scan To button. See "Changing settings for
Speed Destinations (some models only)" on page 36.
Destinations options
Destinations
The Destinations pull-down menu lists the available destinations on
your computer. These destinations include the following:
●
File types: Options include Image, Text, and Image and Text.
Choose Image when scanning items that you want to be saved
using an image file type, such as JPEG. Choose Text when
scanning items containing only text that you want to edit in a wordprocessing program. Choose Image and Text when you are
scanning items containing both images and text you want to edit.
●
Programs: The HP Precisionscan Pro software recognizes the
programs listed in the pull-down menu.
●
None: When None is selected and you press the scanner button,
the HP Scanjet Controls control panel opens on your computer,
allowing you to select a destination for the scan.
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Type of file
When Image is selected, the scanned image is saved as an image file.
If the scanned image contains text, this text is not editable.
When Text is selected, output is converted to one column in what the
software perceives to be the most logical order. Graphics or pictures
from the scanned item are discarded. Use this option to make more
extensive changes to text.
When Image and Text is selected, output is converted to a format that
creates editable text. Any graphics or pictures in the scanned item are
preserved.
Prompt for Another Page
When this option is selected, a prompt appears on the computer after
you scan the first page of a job. The prompt asks if you have more
pages to scan to this job.
When this option is not selected, you will not be prompted for more
pages. Each scanning job will be treated as a single-page job.
When changing settings for Speed Destinations, this option is not
available. To scan multiple pages, use the ADF or the
HP Precisionscan Pro software.
Prompt for e-mail attachment name
When this option is selected, the scanning software prompts you to
enter a name each time for e-mail attachments.
When this option is not selected, the scanning software assigns an
attachment name automatically.
When changing settings for Speed Destinations, this option is not
available. The names for e-mail attachments are generated
automatically. If you need to specify names for e-mail attachments, use
the E-mail button to scan the item.
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Image options
ADF Page Size options
Resolution
If you are using an ADF with the scanner, select the size of the pages
you load in the ADF:
Select a resolution from the pull-down menu, or type a resolution in the
text box.
●
Letter
Output Type
●
Legal
From the Output Type pull-down menu, select one of the options
below:
●
A4
●
True Color creates an image that is rendered with 24-bits per pixel
per color.
●
256 Color Palette creates an image that contains the 240 most
common colors in the image, plus the 16 basic colors.
●
Grayscale creates an image containing shades of gray, not just
black and white. In a grayscale image, each pixel contains multiple
bits of information, allowing more shades of gray to be recorded
and displayed.
●
Black & White creates an image that contains only black pixels
and white pixels, no colors or shades of gray. Each pixel
represents one bit.
For more information about using these options, see "List of file types"
on page 62.
Automatic Cropping
When this option is selected, the scanner includes only the item or
items placed in the top right corner of the scanner glass in the scanned
image.
When this option is not selected, the scanner includes the entire area
of the scanner glass, including blank areas, in the scanned image.
When changing settings for Speed Destinations, this option is not
available. Instead, if the destination you are using scans the item using
the Image option, Automatic Cropping is selected. If the destination
scans the item using the Text or Image and Text option, Automatic
Cropping is not selected.
For more information about loading items in the ADF, see "Scanning
from the ADF" on page 78.
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Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro
Using the HP Precisionscan Pro software, you can preview scanned
images and make changes to the images before you send them to a
destination or file them. You start the HP Precisionscan Pro software
from a scanner button or the HP Scanning Software folder on your
computer.
You can also start the HP Precisionscan Pro software from another
program, such as a word-processing or image-editing program, if the
program is compliant with TWAIN or supports the HP Scanjet Plug-in.
See "Scanning from other programs" on page 74 for more information.
Overview of the HP Precisionscan
Pro software
The HP Precisionscan Pro software provides preview capabilities and
tools for changing an image. Some of the changes you can make
include:
●
select only part of, or crop, the preview image to become the final
scanned image
●
change the resolution
●
resize the scanned image
●
change the contrast
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Starting the HP Precisionscan Pro software
Finding help for using the software
To start the HP Precisionscan Pro software, press the Scan To button
(
), or in the HP Scanning Software folder, double-click
HP Precisionscan Pro. The software starts.
The HP Precisionscan Pro software provides a variety of assistance.
To view the function of a command, place the cursor over the
command until an explanation appears.
For more information about the types of assistance the software itself
offers, see “Finding help for using the software” on this page. For more
information about keyboard shortcuts, menu items, toolbars, and
cursor appearance, see "Using software commands and controls" on
page 115.
Smart Friends
Smart Friends are tips that appear automatically to notify you of
potential problems. For example, if you are setting a very high
resolution but want to use e-mail to send the scanned image, a Smart
Friend would alert you that the file will probably be too large to e-mail.
To turn individual messages off, select the Don’t remind me again
check box in the message’s dialog box. To turn all messages off, click
Disable All Smart Friends on the Help menu. To turn all messages
back on, click Enable All Smart Friends.
Online Help
The online Help is an easy-to-use source of information about using
the scanner and software, troubleshooting, support, and specifications.
To gain access to the Help: on the Help menu, click
HP Precisionscan Pro 3.1 Help. Or, click the Help button in any
dialog box in which it appears.
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Performing a new scan
Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro
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Start the scan in one of these ways:
●
Once you start a new scan, the scanner does a preliminary scan of the
item and displays the scanned image in the HP Precisionscan Pro
software. Then, you can see the scanned image and edit it, if
necessary, before sending it to a destination or saving it as a file.
To start a new scan
Use these steps to start a scan from the HP Precisionscan Pro
software. To start a scan from a scanner button, see "Scanning quickly
with scanner buttons" on page 28.
1
Place the original face down on the scanner glass and close the lid.
Note:
To load items in the HP Scanjet Automatic Document
Feeder (ADF), see "Scanning from the ADF" on
page 78.
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●
In the HP Precisionscan Pro software, click
on the toolbar.
In the HP Precisionscan Pro software, click New Scan on the
Scan menu.
The scanned image appears in the HP Precisionscan Pro software.
This scanned image is the preview image. You can make changes,
such as selecting only part of the image or adjusting the contrast.
When you send the image to another program such as e-mail, place
the image on a website, or save it as a file, the scanner performs a final
scan of the item that includes any changes you made. Directions for
making optional adjustments and completing the scan appear in this
section.
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Cropping or selecting an area for
final scan
Once a scanned image appears in the HP Precisionscan Pro software,
you must select which area becomes the final scanned image by
creating a selection area. When you create a selection area, a dotted
selection border appears around the area:
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To crop or select an area for final scan
Do one of the following:
●
Move the cursor over the area you want and click.
●
When the cursor looks like this:
, click on one corner of the area
you want and drag the cursor to the opposite corner to draw a
rectangular selection area.
●
On the Edit menu, click Select All. The entire scanner bed,
including blank areas, is selected.
To change the selection area
selection
border
Click the edge of the selection border and drag to change the selection
area.
To move the selection border
Move the cursor over the selection area. When the cursor looks like
this:
, click and drag the selection border to the new location.
To remove the selection border
Do one of the following:
For information about the appearance of the cursor when it is over an
area of the selection border, see "Context-sensitive cursors" on
page 121.
Tip
If you only want to look more closely at an area
without changing what will be included in the final
scan, see "Getting a closer look (zooming)" on
page 43.
●
Press ESC.
●
On the Edit menu, click Unselect All.
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Getting a closer look (zooming)
Selecting output type
Zoom in on the selection area to look at it more closely or make
changes to it. Zoom out to view the entire preview image, or so you
can select a different area of the image to view. Zooming in on the
selection area before making changes or performing a final scan
provides the best final results. The zoom commands are not available
if you have not created a selection area.
When Automatically Set Type is selected, the scanning software
automatically chooses an output type based on the type of item you
are scanning. However, you can change the output type yourself when
you want. Choose the output type based on how you will use the final
scanned image as well as the type of item you are scanning.
Zooming in and out does not change which part of the image becomes
the final scan, nor does it change the final output size (physical output
dimensions). To change which part of the image becomes the final
scanned image, see "Cropping or selecting an area for final scan" on
page 42. To resize the image, see "Resizing (output dimensions)" on
page 45.
To select an output type
1
Do one of the following:
●
●
To zoom in
After creating a selection area, do one of the following:
●
On the View menu, click Zoom in.
●
Click
●
.
To zoom out
If it is not already selected, click Automatically Set Type on the
Output Type menu, to allow the software to choose the best
output type for this type of original item.
To change the output type only for this scan, keep
Automatically Set Type selected and select an output type you
want from the Output Type menu. See "List of output types" on
page 44.
To change the output type for this scan and all other scans in
this session, clear Automatically Set Type and select an output
type you want from the Output Type menu. See "List of output
types" on page 44.
Do one of the following:
●
On the View menu, click Zoom out to return to the original view of
the image.
●
Click
.
Tip
When you redraw the selection border, the output
type might change if Automatically Set Type is
selected in the HP Precisionscan Pro
Preferences dialog box.
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List of output types
For these uses
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To reset output type
Use this output
type
Color photos or drawings with lots of shading to be:
● printed on a color printer
● displayed on a color monitor set to millions of colors
● displayed on Web and saved in the JPEG or PNG file
format
True Color
Color photos or drawings with shading to be:
printed to a color printer
sent via e-mail
used in any way that requires a small file size
viewed on a computer screen
Optimized Palette
Color photos or drawings with shading to be:
printed to a color printer
displayed on a monitor set to 256 colors
displayed on Web and saved as a GIF file
System Palette
Color photos or drawings with shading to be printed to a
B&W printer.
Grayscale
B&W photos and drawings with shading to be used for any
purpose.
Grayscale
B&W drawings without shading to be placed in another
program without resizing in the other program.
Black & White
Bitmap
Any image to be saved in GIF file format and displayed on
the Web.
Web Palette
Color drawings or logos without much shading and with a
concentrated area of a single color. The image is to be used
for any purpose.
Spot Color
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On the Output Type menu, click Automatically Set Type. The
software chooses the best output type based on the image inside the
selection area.
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Making optional adjustments,
basic
These tools are needed most often, but using any of them is optional.
Depending on the output type chosen, some tools will not be available.
Note:
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Resizing (output dimensions)
You can resize the image before you do the final scan by changing the
output dimensions. Resizing the scanned image to the actual
dimensions you need before performing the final scan helps ensure
the best image quality.
When a tool is open on the desktop, the HP
Precisionscan Pro software scans the item using the
current settings in the tool. However, these settings
might not be the best settings for the type of item being
scanned. To enable the scanner to scan using the best
settings automatically, close the tool.
Tip
If you need to resize images to fit in a file, such as
word-processing document, resize them here in the
scanning software. Resizing images in the other
program may cause them to be fuzzy or have
jagged edges.
To resize an image
1
On the Tools menu, click Resize. The Resize dialog box opens.
2
Do one of the following:
●
●
If necessary, select a unit of measure in the Units field. In the
Output Dimensions area, type a new value in the Width or
Height field and press ENTER.
In the Scale field, select a scale percentage.
New values appear in the Scale, Width, and Height fields, but the
selection area and the scanned image on screen remain the same.
Resizing occurs when you complete the scan.
3
If you want, click
. This locks the output dimensions you
defined so you can change the selection area without changing the
output dimensions. When you change the selection border, the
software resizes the border proportionally. The output dimensions
remain the same.
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Changing resolution
Resolution determines the amount of data in a scanned image. The
scanning software chooses the optimal resolution based on the output
type. This resolution generally does not need to change.
If you do change the resolution, choose one no higher than the
capabilities of the monitor or printer and one appropriate for the type of
scanned image. For example, to print on a 600 dpi printer, choose 600
for black and white bitmap images, but choose only 200 for color or
grayscale images. These resolutions produce optimal quality while
keeping file sizes small.
Selecting higher resolutions for color images increases file size while
not increasing quality. If you double the resolution, the file size
quadruples. Large file sizes can prevent you from doing certain tasks,
such as e-mailing, or can take up too much space on your computer.
For help choosing a resolution based on the type of original item and
destination, see "Tips for best image quality" on page 69.
To open the Resolution tool
On the Tools menu, click Resolution.
Note:
When the Resolution tool is enabled, a checkmark
appears beside the Resolution command in the Tools
menu, and the Resolution tool appears in the toolbar.
To change resolution
1
Open the Resolution tool, if it is not already open.
2
Do one of the following:
●
●
Select a value from the list.
Type a value between 12 and 999,999 in the field and press
ENTER.
The resolution changes as soon as you select a value.
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To reset resolution
1
Open the Resolution tool, if it is not already open.
2
Click
.
Changing contrast
The contrast is controlled by the midtone, highlight, and shadow
settings. See "Changing midtones" on page 50, "Changing highlights"
on page 51, and "Changing shadows" on page 52.
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Rotating an image
Mirroring (reversing) an image
You can rotate the image in 90-degree increments clockwise or
counterclockwise. You might need to rotate the image if you placed the
bottom of the item at the top of the scanner glass, or if the item was
sideways. Items such as negatives in their template often scan
sideways.
You can mirror, or reverse, an image from side to side on the vertical
axis. Mirroring an image allows you to see the elements of the image
on the opposite side of their actual position. Mirroring can be
particularly useful for items such as negatives that might be placed in
their template backward and scanned in reverse.
To rotate an image
Do one of the following:
●
To rotate an image clockwise: On the Tools menu, click Rotate
right 90°. Or, click
on the toolbar. Repeat to continue turning.
●
To rotate an image counterclockwise: On the Tools menu, click
Rotate left 90°. Or, click
on the toolbar. Repeat to continue
turning.
To mirror (reverse) an image
On the Tools menu, click Mirror. Repeat to return to the original
layout.
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Sharpening an image
Resetting all adjustments
Increasing sharpening enhances detail in the image. The
HP Precisionscan Pro software automatically selects the optimal
sharpen level, but you can change it.
You can reset images to the optimal (default) values the scanning
software chose for the image. Optimal values are based on the output
type selected. Resetting removes all adjustments you have made
except the output type, zoom level, or the selection area.
You might want to increase sharpening if the image looks fuzzy.
Conversely, you might want to decrease sharpening if the original item
has flaws or marks on it. Increasing sharpening, or increasing it too
much, can accent the flaws and create undesirable patterns.
To open the Sharpen tool
On the Tools menu, click Sharpen.
Note:
When the Sharpen tool is enabled, a checkmark
appears beside the Sharpen command in the Tools
menu, and the Sharpen tool appears in the toolbar.
To sharpen an image
1
Open the Sharpen tool, if it is not already open.
2
Select a sharpen level from the list. Check the preview image to
see the effects of the change.
Note:
To see the effects of the new sharpen level more easily,
zoom in on the selection area. See "Getting a closer
look (zooming)" on page 43.
To reset sharpen levels
1
Open the Sharpen tool, if it is not already open.
2
Click
.
To reset all adjustments
Do one of the following:
●
On the Edit menu, click Reset Tools.
●
On the toolbar, click
.
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Making optional adjustments,
advanced
These optional adjustments are ones that most people generally do
not use or need, but some advanced users might want them for special
effects or other needs. Depending on the output type chosen, some
tools are not available.
Note:
When a tool, such as Invert Colors, is open on the
desktop, the HP Precisionscan Pro software scans the
item using the current settings in the tool, instead of
using automatic adjustment features. To enable the HP
Precisionscan Pro software to use automatic
adjustment features, close the tool. For more
information, see "Setting preferences" on page 70.
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Inverting the image
Use the Invert command to convert white areas of an image to black
and black to white. For color images, a color is converted to its
complementary color. Generally, this command is useful for drawings
and spot color images.
To invert the image
On the Advanced menu, click Invert Colors. Repeat to reverse the
colors again.
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Changing midtones
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To lighten the image overall
The midtone setting lets you lighten or darken the middle values in an
image. The range for the number in the Midtone field is 1.0 to 4.0.
Moving toward 1.0 darkens the image. Moving toward 4.0 lightens the
image.
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
2
Do one of the following:
●
●
To adjust midtones for slides, negatives, or other transparent items,
use "Adjusting midtones for slides or negatives" on page 83.
●
Drag the Midtone slider to the right.
Type a higher number in the Midtone field and press ENTER.
Click the Up arrow next to the Midtone field.
To darken the image overall
Midtone set at 1.8
(the default)
Midtone set at 3.0
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
2
Do one of the following:
●
●
●
Drag the Midtone slider to the left.
Type a lower number in the Midtone field and press ENTER.
Click the Down arrow next to the Midtone field.
To return to the default settings
Tip
If you are sharing the image with others who will be
viewing it on a computer screen, the Midtone value
2.2 is recommended because it is an average value
that works with many different monitors.
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
2
Click Auto to return the midtone, highlight, and shadow to the
default settings for this scanned image. Clicking Auto also returns
output levels to the defaults. See "Setting pixel output levels" on
page 54.
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Changing highlights
To increase detail in lighter areas
The highlight is the value in the image that is represented on the
screen as white. All values lighter than the highlight also appear as
white.
The image has a default highlight setting. Selecting a higher number
makes more of the lighter values distinct, which increases detail in light
areas. Selecting a lower number makes fewer of the lighter values
distinct, which reduces detail in the light areas.
To adjust highlights for slides, negatives, or other transparent items,
use "Adjusting highlights for slides or negatives" on page 84.
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
2
Do one of the following:
●
●
●
Drag the Highlight slider toward the right.
Type a higher number in the Highlights field and press ENTER.
Click the Up arrow next to the Highlight field.
To decrease detail in lighter areas
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
2
Do one of the following:
●
Highlights set at 215
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●
Drag the Highlight slider toward the left.
Type a lower number in the Highlights field and press ENTER.
Click the Down arrow next to the Highlight field.
To choose a value as the highlight value
Click
(white eyedropper). When the cursor changes to the
eydropper, move it over the area you want to be the highlight and click.
To return to the default settings
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
2
Click Auto to return the midtone, highlight, and shadow to the
default settings for this scanned image. Clicking Auto also returns
output levels to the defaults. See "Setting pixel output levels" on
page 54.
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Changing shadows
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To increase detail in darker areas
The shadow is the value in the image that is represented on the screen
as black. All values darker than the shadow also appear as black.
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
2
Do one of the following:
●
The image has a default shadows value. Selecting a higher number
makes more of the darker values distinct, which increases detail in
dark areas. Selecting a lower number makes fewer of the darker
values distinct, which reduces detail in the dark areas.
To adjust shadows for slides, negatives, or other transparent items,
use "Adjusting shadows for slides or negatives" on page 84.
Shadow set at 10
●
●
Drag the Shadows slider toward the right.
Type a higher number in the Shadows field and press ENTER.
Click the Up arrow next to the Shadows field.
To decrease detail in darker areas
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
2
Do one of the following:
●
Shadow set at 3
●
●
Drag the Shadows slider toward the left.
Type a lower number in the Shadows field and press ENTER.
Click the Down arrow next to the Shadows field.
To select a value as the shadow value
Click
(black eyedropper). When the cursor changes to the
eydropper, move it over the area you want to be the shadow and click.
To return to the default settings
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
2
Click Auto to return the midtone, highlight, and shadow to the
default settings for this scanned image. Clicking Auto also returns
output levels to the defaults. See "Setting pixel output levels" on
page 54.
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Checking for clipped areas
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To view and change clipped light (highlight) areas
The lightest or darkest areas of an image that will print without any
detail in them are known as clipped areas. The lightest areas, or
highlights, will print as the color of the paper (without ink or toner) and
therefore will have no detail. The darkest areas, or shadows, will print
saturated in the blackest color of ink or toner, and therefore will also
have no detail.
You can view and change clipped areas if you want those areas to
contain detail when they print.
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
2
Click
(Highlight Alarm). The light areas in the image that will
print as white (no detail) appear black.
3
In the Highlights setting, click the Up arrow repeatedly until the
clipped pixels disappear from the image. The result of the change
can be seen.
4
Click
again to turn the Highlight Alarm off.
To view and change clipped dark (shadow) areas
Normal view
View when
Highlight
Alarm
selected
View when
Shadow
Alarm
selected
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
2
Click
(Shadow Alarm). The darker areas in the image that will
print as black (without detail) appear white.
3
In the Shadow setting, click the Down arrow repeatedly until the
clipped pixels disappear from the image. The result of the change
can be seen.
4
Click
again to turn the Shadow Alarm off.
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Setting pixel output levels
The output levels setting lets you create interesting effects for scanned
pictures. When you select this command, the Black and White output
levels appear. By default, white is set to 255, and black is set to 0.
Decreasing the White output level makes the overall image darker.
Increasing the Black output level makes the image more faded.
Changing the White output level value to 0 and the Black output level
value to 255 inverts the colors in the image.
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To change output levels
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
2
Click the triangle at the bottom of the dialog box to display the
current White and Black output levels.
3
To change the levels, do one of the following:
●
●
To change the ranges for the numbers in the White and Black fields,
see the Controls tab of "Setting preferences" on page 70.
●
Click one side of a slider.
Type a different number in the White or Black field and press
ENTER.
Click the Up or Down arrow next to the White field or Black
field.
The result of the changes to output levels can be seen in the preview
area.
Tip
To use an image as a light background for dark text,
such as for an overhead transparency, increase the
Black output level until the image is as faint as you
want.
To return to the default settings
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
2
Click Auto to return the midtone, highlight, shadow, and output
levels to the default settings for this scanned image.
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Viewing RGB values and pixels
About the histogram
You can view the RGB values and pixel color for any spot in a color or
grayscale image using the RGB meter.
The histogram is a graph of the distribution of pixels in the selection
area. The magenta line represents the current setting for shadow. The
red line represents the current setting for highlight. The midtone setting
is not represented.
To view the RGB values and pixel color for slides, negatives, or other
transparent items, use "Viewing RGB values and pixel color" on
page 85.
To view the RGB values and pixels
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
2
Move the pointer over the image. The RGB values and pixel color
appear in the RGB meter.
RGB
values
Note:
3
Pixel
color
Do not click while the eyedropper pointer is over the
image unless you want to change the setting for
highlight or shadow.
Shadow
Highlight
The turquoise line appears in the histogram when either eyedropper
cursor is positioned over the image. This line shows you where in the
histogram the pixels in that area of the image occur.
Where pixels in the
image under the
eyedropper fall
Click the same eyedropper button again. The RGB meter dims and
the cursor returns to normal.
The histogram represents pixel distribution in the preview image, not in
the final scanned image. Changing the selection area changes the
histogram. Changing the setting for highlight or shadow does not
change the histogram.
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Changing the hue
Changing the saturation
Color in an image consists of its hue and the saturation. Hue refers to
the overall color cast of the image.
Color in an image consists of its hue and the saturation. Saturation
refers to the intensity of the colors.
The software sets the hue for an image, but you can change it. You
might want to change it if the image has too much of one color, or if you
want to create a special effect.
The software sets the saturation for an image, but you can change it.
You might want to change it to make colors in the image more or less
vivid, or to create a special effect. The range in the Saturation field is
0 to 150.
To change the hue
1
To increase saturation
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Color.
Change the overall color of the image by
doing one of the following on the color
wheel.
●
●
Drag the indicator circle to a new
area.
Click the arrow for a color on the
outer edge of the wheel.
Indicator circle
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Color.
2
Make colors more vivid by doing one of the following:
●
Arrows
The result of the change can be seen in
the image.
●
●
To decrease saturation
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Color.
2
Make colors less vivid by doing one of the following:
●
Tip
If the image has too much of one color, move the
indicator circle away from that color.
To return to the default settings
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Color.
2
Click Auto to return to the default hue and saturation settings for
this scanned image.
Click to the right of the slider.
Type a higher number in the Saturation field and press ENTER.
Click the Up arrow next to the Saturation field.
●
●
Click to the left of the slider.
Type a lower number in the Saturation field and press ENTER.
Click the Down arrow next to the Saturation field.
To return to the default settings
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Color.
2
Click Auto to return to the default hue and saturation settings for
this scanned image.
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Changing the black and white threshold
Changing the black and white threshold only applies to images using
the Black & White Bitmap output type. The threshold is a value in the
image that represents the border between black and white. All values
in the image that are lighter than the threshold appear as white, and all
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1
Make sure that Black & White Bitmap is selected on the Output
Type menu. The selection should have a dot beside it.
2
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Black & White.
3
Do one of the following:
●
The image has a default threshold value. Choosing a number closer to
zero makes more values appear as white. Choosing a higher number
makes more values appear as black.
●
●
Drag the slider.
Type a new value in the field and press ENTER.
Click the Up or Down arrow next to the field.
To reset the black and white threshold
Threshold at 127
(the default for this image)
Threshold at 45
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1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Black & White.
2
Click Auto.
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Setting which colors become black or white
in black & white bitmaps
To set which colors become black or white in black & white bitmaps
1
Make sure that Black & White Bitmap is selected on the Output
Type menu. The selection should have a dot beside it.
This procedure only applies to color images that will be using the Black
& White Bitmap output type. It allows you to create special effects, or to
correct for originals on colored paper.
2
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Black & White.
3
Select a color channel from the Scan using channel list.
●
Images consist of pixels. In color images, each pixel has a varying
amount of Red, Green, or Blue to create its specific color. You can
determine whether the Red, Green, or Blue in each pixel turns to black
or white in the final scanned image.
●
●
●
Choose Red to change the red in the image to white. Green and
blue become black. Useful for originals printed on pink or red
paper.
Choose Green to change the green in the image to white. Red
and blue become black. Useful for originals printed on green
paper.
Choose Blue to change the blue in the image to white. Red and
green become black.Useful for originals printed on blue paper.
Choose NTSC Gray to convert light shades of all colors to white
and dark shades of all colors to black. (No one color becomes all
white or all black.) Colors are converted to gray at a ratio of 30%
red, 59% green, and 11% blue.
To reset to the default colors
1
Make sure that Black & White Bitmap is selected on the Output
Type menu. The selection should have a checkmark beside it.
2
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Black & White.
3
Choose NTSC Gray from the Scan using channel list.
4
Click Auto.
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Descreening images
Resetting all adjustments
Use the Descreen command to reduce undesirable patterns in printed
items you are scanning. An example of an undesirable pattern is a
moiré pattern, or the circles that often appear on pictures printed in
newspapers.
You can reset images to the optimal (default) values the scanning
software chose for the image. Optimal values are based on the output
type selected. Resetting removes all adjustments you have made
except the output type, zoom level, or the selection area.
Note that scanning takes longer when this command is selected. Use
Descreen only when you see undesirable patterns on the scan of a
printed original. When Descreen is turned on or off, a new preview
scan starts and image adjustments are reset.
To descreen images
On the Advanced menu, click Descreen. Select the option again to
turn it off.
To reset all adjustments
Do one of the following:
●
On the Edit menu, click Reset Tools.
●
On the toolbar, click
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Completing the final scan
Sending to a program
When you finish making changes, you need to complete the final scan
by doing one of these tasks:
Once you finish viewing and changing the scanned image, you can
perform a final scan and send it directly to a program such as e-mail. If
the program you want is not available, save the image as a file and
insert it into the destination program as you normally would.
●
Sending to a program. See this page.
●
Returning the image to a program that supports TWAIN or the HP
Scanjet Plug-in. See page 61.
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Saving to a file. See page 61.
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Printing. See page 63.
●
Placing a scan on a website. See page 64.
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Preparing a scan for online viewing. See page 64.
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Copying and pasting into another program. See page 65.
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Dragging-and-dropping into another program. See page 66.
To send to a program
●
Dragging-and-dropping to the desktop or a folder. See page 66.
1
On the Scan menu, click Scan To.
●
Scanning to CD. See page 67.
2
Choose a program from the list and click Scan.
3
If the program you select accepts multipage files, you might be
asked if you have more pages to scan to this file. Do one of the
following:
When you do any of these procedures, the scanner performs a final
scan including your changes before sending it to the program or printer
you choose, copying the image, or completing any other function.
Images are not automatically saved as files if you print them, send
them to a another program, or copy and paste them into a file in
another program. To use the scanned image again, be sure to save it.
See "Saving to a file" on page 61.
Tip
●
●
If you send text to Word or another word-processing
program and the text appears inside a frame you do
not want, double-click the frame border and click
Remove Frame or a similar command. To prevent
this from happening in the future, see "Setting
preferences" on page 70.
If this is a one-page item, click Done.
If there are more pages of this item, load the next page in the
scanner and click Scan on the computer. Repeat until all pages
are scanned. Then, click Done.
The destination program opens and displays the scanned image.
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Returning the image to a program that
supports TWAIN or the HP Scanjet Plug-in
If you started the scan from a program that supports TWAIN or the
HP Scanjet Plug-in, you can perform a final scan and return the image
to that program using this procedure. For more information about
scanning using TWAIN or the HP Scanjet Plug-in, see "Scanning from
other programs" on page 74.
To return the image to a program
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Saving to a file
Save scanned images as files when you want to use the images again
later. For help deciding on which file type to use, see "List of file types"
on page 62, or see "Tips for best image quality" on page 69. For
definitions of File types, see the "Glossary" on page 123.
To save to a file
1
Do one of the following:
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Do one of the following:
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On the Scan menu, click Save As.
On the toolbar, click
.
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On the Scan menu, click Return Image To.
2
Select a file type. See "List of file types" on page 62.
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On the toolbar, click
3
Select a name and location for the file and click OK.
4
If the Options button is available, more options are available for
this file type. Click Options, change any options you want, and
click OK.
.
The file type you need depends on how you will use the file. And, some
file types are not available when certain output types are selected.
To save a scan for future processing in an OCR program
If you plan to process a scanned document with your optical character
recognition (OCR) software, use the following settings:
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Resolution: 300
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Output type: Black & White Bitmap
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Format: TIFF
Note:
Selecting higher resolutions than 300 dpi will not
increase OCR accuracy.
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TIFF. Usually created by scanners, TIFF files are widely accepted
by programs that work with photographs and other images. A TIFF
file is a bitmapped graphic (also called a raster graphic) and can be
any resolution. TIFF image files can be used on multiple platforms.
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TIFF compressed. TIFF compressed files for images are smaller
than standard TIFF files.
Image file formats
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GIF. GIF is a compressed file format suitable for an image that will
be used on the Web or on multiple platforms. Cannot be used with
True Color output type.
JPEG. JPEG is a compressed file format for images. Its strengths
are small file sizes and speed. The trade-off for these advantages,
though, is reduced image quality. Because each time an image is
compressed with JPEG it loses a little of the image data, avoid
compressing a file with JPEG more than once. JPEG is an
appropriate file format for an image that will be used on the Web or
on multiple platforms.
You can save your JPEG file as a progressive JPEG. When used
on a Web page, a progressive JPEG is initially sent as just every
other line, with the remaining lines sent immediately after. This
allows a (somewhat blurry) image to display sooner. Most people
prefer this. JPEG can be used only with True Color and Grayscale
output types.
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PNG. A compressed image file format that might replace GIF. Like
GIF, PNG uses non-lossy compression, which means all the visual
data is saved and restored when the file is decompressed. Unlike
GIF, PNG can be used with True Color and Grayscale output types.
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PICT. Apple's proprietary image file format that is used by the
Macintosh operating system. Designed for the screen, this format
is best used for color images that will not be printed. Images saved
as PICT files are smaller in size than images saved as a TIFF files.
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PDF. PDF is a format useful for text, photos, and drawings. Use
Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF files. If no changes need to be
made to the file, this file type is useful for sharing (as through
e-mail) and filing because of its generally small file size. When
using the Macintosh version of the scanning software, you can only
create image-only PDF files; you cannot copy text from these files.
Text or text-and-image file formats
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HTML. HTML is useful for text and graphics that will be viewed on
the World Wide Web. When this format is selected for a scanned
image containing both text and images, the text is converted to
editable text and is saved as HTML, and the graphics are saved as
GIF or JPEG files.
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Rich Text. The RTF format can be used with a page that contains
text or text and pictures. The formatting of text in an RTF file can
usually be retained and then interpreted by other programs.
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Text. Use text file format for saving only the text in the selection
area. Text will be editable, unformatted, ASCII text.
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Printing
The selection area is the part of the image that prints. If there is no
selection border, the contents of the entire scanner bed, including
blank areas, print.
Printing does not save the image to the computer. Save the scanned
image to a file to use the image later.
To print
1
Do one of the following:
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2
On the Scan menu, click Print.
On the toolbar, click
.
In the Print dialog box, select the options you want and click OK.
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Placing a scan on a website
Preparing a scan for online viewing
You can share images with other people by scanning directly to the
Web. People you know can view photos and other items by visiting
your website, which will have its own address.
There are many website development applications, or HTML editors,
available. These applications help you develop websites, and they
support a variety of graphic file formats. However, not all Web
browsers can display all the file formats that website development
applications support.
Tip
If you want to place a scan on a site other than an
HP Share-to-Web website, save the scanned image
as a file and then place the file on the site as you
normally do. See "Preparing a scan for online
viewing" on page 64.
With the HP scanning software, you can scan your text or images,
make adjustments to these scans, and then prepare them for the
World Wide Web.
Optimizing a scan for online viewing
To optimize a scan for a website, be sure to do the following:
To place a scan on a website
1
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Save scans as GIF, JPEG, or PNG files. (Most Web browsers use
these file formats.)
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For color images, choose the Web Palette output type.
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Select a resolution of 72 dpi. (This resolution produces smaller file
sizes than higher resolutions, and the images still look good on the
computer screen.)
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Scale or resize your scanned image in the scanning software
before inserting the image into your document.
Do one of the following:
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On the Scan menu, click Scan To.
On the toolbar, click
.
2
Select HP Share-to-Web from the list and click Scan.
3
Follow the instructions on the screen to finish posting the scanned
image to the website.
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To scan an item for a website
To scan an item for placement on a website, use one of the following
methods:
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Drag-and-drop from the scanning software
If your website development application supports drag-and-drop,
you can drag the image from the Preview area of the scanning
software and drop it into the open Web page where you want it.
Some website development applications have image editing
capabilities if you want to adjust the image further. See the
documentation that came with the website development application
for more information.
Save the image as a file
You can save the image as a file in the scanning software, and then
insert that file into your website development application.
Remember to save the file as a GIF, JPEG, or PNG file.
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Copy and paste the image
You can use the scanning software's Copy command or icon to
copy the image to the Clipboard. In the website development
application, use the Paste command to paste the image into the
open Web page.
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Use the Scan To command
You can use the scanning software's Scan To command in the
Scan menu to scan the image to a text file. Then, in the Save
dialog box, select HTML in the Format pull-down menu.
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Copying and pasting into another program
You can copy the scanned image to the Clipboard and then paste it
into a file in the destination program. After the image is pasted, it
becomes a part of the file.
To copy and paste into another program
1
In the HP Precisionscan Pro software, do one of the following:
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On the Edit menu, click Copy.
On the toolbar, click
.
2
In the destination program, place the cursor where you want to
insert the scanned image and click.
3
Choose the Paste command in the program.
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Dragging-and-dropping into another
program
Dragging-and-dropping to the desktop or a
folder
You can drag-and-drop a scanned image into another program if that
program supports drag-and-drop. If the program does not support
drag-and-drop, the selection area returns to the scanning software
window.
Scanned images you drag-and-drop to the desktop or a folder become
a Scrapbook picture clipping file. The bitmap file is given a generic
name such as “picture clipping.” Subsequent images scanned to the
desktop or that folder are numbered sequentially.
To drag-and-drop into another program
To drag-and-drop to the desktop or a folder
1
Open a file in the destination program. Make sure you can see both
the destination program and the HP Precisionscan Pro software.
1
Make sure you can see both the HP Precisionscan Pro software
and the desktop or the folder you want.
2
In the HP Precisionscan Pro software, place the cursor over the
scanned image.
2
In the HP Precisionscan Pro software, place the cursor over the
scanned image.
3
While pressing OPTION, click inside the selection area and drag to
the location in the destination program. Then, release the mouse
button and OPTION. Wait for the scanner to perform a final scan of
the image.
3
While pressing OPTION, click inside the selection area and drag to
the desktop or folder. Then, release the mouse button and OPTION.
Wait for the scanner to perform a final scan of the image.
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Scanning to CD
The Scan to CD function is a quick, convenient way to scan and save
scanned items to a rewritable CD. This feature is a helpful shortcut for
people who frequently archive or store scans on CDs. To scan to a CD,
you must have CD-writer hardware installed and have a rewritable CD
available.
To scan to CD
1
Start a new scan, and make any adjustments you want in using the
scanning software.
2
In the HP Precisionscan Pro software, do one of the following:
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On the Scan menu, click Scan to CD.
On the toolbar, click
(Scan to CD).
A Save As dialog box appears.
3
If a CD-writer drive is installed, this drive is automatically listed at
the top of the dialog box. If you have created folders on your CD to
organize images, select the desired folder in which to save the
scan.
4
Type in a file name.
5
In the Format pull-down menu, select the file type. To change the
file type, select a different file type in the drop-down list.
6
Click Save.
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Other features and tips
In this section, you can find information about:
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Which settings to use to get the best image quality. (See "Tips for
best image quality" on page 69.)
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How to save a group of settings you use all the time and use them
with future scans when you select them. (See "Saving settings" on
page 69.)
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How to change the default settings the scanner uses to scan all
items. (See "Setting preferences" on page 70.)
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How to start scanning from programs compliant with TWAIN or the
HP Scanjet Plug-in. (See "Scanning from other programs" on
page 74.)
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How to make scanned text editable. (See "Making scanned text
editable" on page 75.)
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Tips for best image quality
Saving settings
Output type, resolution, file type, and values for other controls
determine image quality and file size.
You can save and name a group of settings that you frequently use for
a particular purpose and apply them to items you scan in the future.
For example, if you routinely e-mail pictures to someone, you can save
the settings including the output type, resolution, and dimensions that
you always use. The settings are automatically applied when you scan
a picture and choose the group of settings.
When you first scan an item, the scanner chooses the defaults for
output type and resolution, and you do not need to change them. If you
want to change these settings or want help choosing a file type, see:
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"To select an output type" on page 43
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"Changing resolution" on page 46
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"List of file types" on page 62
Saved settings override the default settings and any changes you
made up to that point. Any changes you make after that point are
preserved.
To save settings
Tip
For any image that will be printed, choose TIFF
compressed as the file type to reduce the file size
while maintaining quality. Also, many different
programs recognize this file type.
1
Make sure the scanned image whose settings you want to save is
in the preview window and that you have adjusted any settings for
the image.
2
On the Scan menu, point to Settings, and click Save. The settings
for the current scanned image appear.
3
In the drop-down list at the bottom, type a name for these settings
and click Save.
To use settings
1
Scan an item to the HP Precisionscan Pro software.
2
On the Scan menu, point to Settings, and click Load.
3
Select the group of settings you want from the list at the bottom
and click Load.
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Setting preferences
The preferences are the default settings for all scans performed. To
change a setting only for the item currently being scanned see "Making
optional adjustments, basic" on page 45 and "Making optional
adjustments, advanced" on page 49.
To set scanning preferences
1
On the Scan menu, click Preferences.
2
Click the tab you want.
3
Change any settings you want. See the next sections for
descriptions of options on tabs.
4
When finished, click OK.
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Scanner tab options
sRGB Profile (Gamma 2.2)
The Scanner tab of the Preferences dialog box controls these
options.
When selected, the software uses the RGB profile from the screen to
create the color in the final scan. This profile is also known as
Gamma 2.2.
Preview scan when the Scan To button is pushed
When selected, a preview of the scan appears when you press the
HP Scanning Software button on the scanner. When cleared, the
software starts, but the scanner does not display a preview scan. Start
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Best Quality Scaling
When selected, the highest quality scaling is applied to the final scan.
When cleared, normal quality scaling is applied, making scanning
faster.
Best Quality Sharpening
When selected, the highest quality sharpening is applied to the final
scan. When cleared, normal quality sharpening is applied, making
scanning faster.
Maximum Pixel Depth
When selected, the largest pixel bit depth is acquired from the scanner
to produce the highest quality image. When cleared, less image data is
processed, making scanning faster.
Noise Reduction
When selected, reduces the noise in the image caused by the scanner.
When cleared, noise reduction is not applied, making scanning faster.
Descreening
When selected, a screened background image (such as a watermark)
will be removed from the final scan. When cleared, any background
image (such as a watermark) will be scanned as part of the image in
the final scan.
Note:
Because Macintosh computers ship with Gamma 1.8,
this option is not selected by default. When using this
option, be sure to select sRGB in your monitor settings.
Enable Scan Another Page Dialog
When selected, a dialog box appears during final scanning that asks
you if there are more pages of this item to scan. When cleared, the
scanner assumes each job is only one page. Applies only to PDF, text,
and RTF formats.
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Selection Area tab options
Resolution tab options
The Selection Area tab controls the following preferences.
The Resolution tab controls the default resolution values available
when you select Resolution on the Tools menu.
Automatically create selection area after a mouse click
When selected, a selection area will be created around an area on
which you click with the cursor.
Automatically set the Output Type after selection
When selected, the software automatically determines the output type
of the area inside the selection border.
Automatically adjust exposure after selection
When selected, the scanning software automatically changes the
values in the Adjust Exposure or Adjust Black & White dialog boxes
to the optimal values each time you create a new selection area.
Values for an image do not change if you adjust the selection area
while the Adjust Exposure or Adjust B&W Threshold dialog box is
open.
When cleared, the scanning software does not automatically reset the
controls in these two tools.
Automatically adjust color after selection
When selected, the scanning software automatically changes the
values in the Adjust Color dialog box to the optimal values each time
you create a new selection area. Values never change if you create a
different selection area while the Adjust Color dialog box is open.
When cleared, the scanning software does not automatically reset the
controls.
Default values are already set, but you can add custom resolution
values or delete values. The range of resolution is 12 to 999,999. Click
Add to add a value. Or, select a value and click Delete to delete that
value.
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Text tab options
Controls tab options
The Text tab of the Preferences dialog box controls the following
preferences related to text output from the OCR program.
The Controls tab of the Preferences dialog box controls the control
range readout to use for scanning.
Text Output (format)
The control range sets the amount of tonal resolution per color
available for correction in the Adjust Exposure command and Adjust
Black & White command. Using a larger number of bits for the control
range results in greater control of compensation for exposure or
threshold correction.
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Framed text places the text from the page into frames and
attempts to recreate the page formatting as closely as possible to
the original. The program into which the text is placed must support
this type of option.
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Flowed text eliminates columns and inserts any images in the text
as closely as possible to where they were in the original. Flowed
text is easier to edit.
Choose one of these options:
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8-bit readout (0-255) — sets the controls to use 8 bits of tonal
resolution per color
Current OCR Language
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Allows you to choose the language the OCR program uses to check
words it is processing in the item.
10-bit readout (0-1023) — sets the controls to use 10 bits of tonal
resolution per color
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12-bit readout (0-4095) — sets the controls to use 12 bits of tonal
resolution per color
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16-bit readout (0-65535) — sets the controls to use 16 bits of tonal
resolution per color
Image Output
Allows you to choose the output type the software uses for scanning
images that appear on pages that include both images and text. This
option is only available if you’ve selected Image and Text in the Edit
Text tab on the Buttons tab of the HP Scanjet Controls dialog box.
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True Color. Scans images that appear on the page using the True
Color output type. This option creates high-quality images.
However, this option can increase the scanning time and can
create final scans with large file sizes.
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Optimized Palette. Scans images that appear on the page using
the Optimized Palette output type. This option decreases the time it
takes the scanner to complete the scan and creates final scans
with smaller file sizes. However, the quality of scanned images is
lower.
See "Selecting output type" on page 43 for more information the output
types available in the scanning software.
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Scanning from other programs
You can bring an image directly into an open file in one of your
programs if the program supports TWAIN or the HP Scanjet Plug-in.
Generally, the program is compliant if it has a command such as
Acquire, Scan, or Import New Object. If you are unsure if the
program is compliant or what the command is called, see the
documentation for the program.
When scanning from within a program that supports TWAIN or the
HP Scanjet Plug-in, the HP Precisionscan Pro software may start if the
program allows it. If the HP Precisionscan Pro software starts, you can
make changes to the image as you normally would. If not, the image
returns to the program immediately.
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To scan from other programs
1
Start a scan from within the other program by choosing the
Acquire (or similar) command.
2
If the HP Precisionscan Pro software opens and displays the
preview image, create a selection area. You can crop the scan (if
necessary), select the output type, and make optional adjustments
as you normally would. See the appropriate sections in this chapter
for instructions.
3
When finished making changes to the scanned image, do one of
the following to perform a final scan and place it in the program
from which you started scanning:
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●
Tip
If your program does not support TWAIN or the
HP Scanjet Plug-in, you can try to copy and paste or
drag-and-drop the image into the program. Or, save
the image as a file and then place the file in the
program.
On the Scan menu, click Return Image To.
Click
.
The image appears in the open program. You might have to reposition
the image.
If the image does not appear, the program might not accept the
resolution or output type you selected. Rescan the image using the
default settings the software sets for the image.
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Making scanned text editable
You can make text on a scanned image editable. The optical character
recognition (OCR) program converts the text to be editable and then
places it in a supported word-processing program. Depending on the
capabilities of the word-processing program, graphics on a scanned
image might be retained or discarded, or the OCR program might try to
convert them and they will appear as random characters.
Tip
If a block of text appears in Microsoft Word or
another word-processing program inside a frame
you do not want, double-click the frame border and
click Remove Frame or a similar command.
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To create editable text
1
Choose Scan To from the Scan menu.
2
Choose Text File from the Destination pull-down menu, and then
click Scan.
3
Select a text or text-and-image file format in the Format pull-down
menu, and then click Save. See "List of file types" on page 62.
4
If the program you select accepts multipage files, you might be
asked if you have more pages to scan to this file. Do one of the
following:
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If this is a one-page item, click Done.
If there are more pages of this item, load the next page in the
scanner and click Scan on the computer. Repeat until all pages
are scanned. Then, click Done.
The OCR program opens and creates editable text from the scanned
image.
Note:
You can also save a scanned image and import the
image into your OCR program. See "To save a scan for
future processing in an OCR program" on page 61.
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What to expect from OCR programs
OCR programs convert some text more accurately than other text.
Because OCR technology is never perfect, proofread all converted text
carefully to ensure the characters have been correctly interpreted.
These types of text convert most accurately:
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text in standard fonts
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text in 9-point font or larger
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crisp, clear text
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black text on a white background
These types of text might convert less accurately:
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text close to non-text elements, such as bullets, lines, or graphics
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text in spreadsheets, tables, or forms
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letters that have gaps, that “bleed” along their edges, or that touch
other letters
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underlined text
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text on colored paper
Handwriting cannot be converted.
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Using accessories
Some scanners support using the HP Scanjet Automatic Document
Feeder (ADF) and the HP Scanjet Transparency Adapter (XPA) for
scanning slides and negatives. (Some models only, see the "Front
panel and accessories comparisons" on page 3.)
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2
Adjust the paper guides to center the stack.
3
Do one of the following:
You can scan multiple-page items quickly and easily using the ADF.
When you use the ADF, you can scan to the HP Precisionscan Pro
software or other destinations. For instructions about setting up the
ADF, see the Setup and Support Guide. For information about
preparing items for the ADF, see "Items for the ADF" on page 17.
To scan from the ADF
1
Place a stack of similarly sized originals in the document input tray,
face up with the first page on top.
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●
Start the HP Precisionscan Pro software and follow the
directions on the computer screen.
Press a button on the front of the scanner.
If you start the scan from the HP Precisionscan Pro software or
scan to the HP Precisionscan Pro software using the Scan To
button (
):
a The ADF Scan dialog box opens and displays the current
output type, resolution, and page size, which you can change.
Or, you can click Load Settings and choose settings you have
preset.
b To scan the item to a file, click Scan. Or, to scan directly to a
destination, click Scan To, select a destination, and click Scan.
If you start the scan from any scanner button except the Scan To
button, follow the directions on the screen to complete the scan.
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Scanning from the XPA
Scanning slides
You can scan slides or negatives using the XPA.
To scan standard 35 mm slides, use the XPA light source and the
positioning plate. When scanning fewer than three slides, you also
need the slide light shield.
Tip
Do not use the XPA to scan a letter-size item, such
as a presentation transparency. Place the
transparent item on the scanner glass, place a white
piece of paper on top, and scan as you normally
would using the Scanner Glass command on the
Scan menu.
To scan slides
1
With the XPA light source connected to its port on the scanner,
restart the software.
2
Place the positioning plate on the scanner glass so the arrow is in
the upper right-hand corner. Push the positioning plate toward the
top right corner.
3
Slide up to three slides into the slide holder on the bottom side of
the XPA light source. The correct view of the picture should be
facing outward, toward you.
See the Setup and Support Guide for information about installing the
XPA.
See "Items for the XPA" on page 18 for information about preparing
items for the XPA.
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The XPA light source also functions as a light table
for viewing 35 mm slides. Insert slides as shown
above.
To keep the XPA light source on beyond the default
period, select the Faster Scan setting in the HP
Scanjet Controls control panel. See "Setting
scanner lamp controls" on page 107.
4
If you are scanning fewer than three slides, insert the slide light
shield after you load your last slide.
5
Place the XPA light source into the positioning plate with slides
facing down and the HP logo facing you.
HP logo here
6
From the HP Precisionscan Pro software, click the Scan menu,
and select XPA (Slides).
7
Before making any changes, see "Making optional adjustments for
slides or negatives" on page 83.
8
When you have finished using the XPA light source, on the Scan
menu, click Scanner Glass. Disconnect the XPA light source if you
want.
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Scanning negatives
Using accessories
3
To scan 35 mm negatives, use the XPA light source, the positioning
plate, and the negative holder. When scanning fewer than four
negative frames, you also need the negative light shield.
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Slide the strip of negatives into the negative holder. If the negative
strip curves, the curve should be facing out toward you.
CAUTION
Negatives are easily damaged. Touch them only on
the edges.
To scan negatives
1
With the XPA light source connected to its port on the scanner,
restart the software.
2
Place the positioning plate on the scanner glass so the arrow is in
the upper right-hand corner. Push the positioning plate toward the
top right corner.
4
If you are scanning a strip of negatives with fewer than four frames,
insert the negative light shield after the negative strip. See the icon
on the negative holder for assistance.
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Slide the negative holder into the slide holder on the bottom side of
the XPA light source.
Place the XPA light source into the positioning plate with negatives
facing down and the HP logo facing you.
HP logo here
7
From the HP Precisionscan Pro software, click the Scan menu,
and select XPA (Negatives).
8
Before making changes, see "Making optional adjustments for
slides or negatives" on page 83.
9
When finished using the XPA light source, on the Scan menu, click
Scanner Glass. Disconnect the XPA light source if you want.
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Making optional adjustments for
slides or negatives
You can make optional adjustments to slides or negatives scanned
using the XPA. Before deciding to make adjustments, create a
selection area around one slide or negative so the software
exposes it correctly. See "Cropping or selecting an area for final
scan" on page 42.
If you choose to make adjustments to the image after you create a
selection area, make most of them as you normally would, except for
the following adjustments:
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Midtone. See "Adjusting midtones for slides or negatives" on
page 83.
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Highlight. See "Adjusting highlights for slides or negatives" on
page 84.
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Shadow. See "Adjusting shadows for slides or negatives" on
page 84.
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RGB values and pixel color. See "Viewing RGB values and pixel
color" on page 85.
Using accessories
Adjusting midtones for slides or negatives
You can adjust the overall lightness or darkness of the scanned image
using the midtone setting. The range for the number in the Midtone
field is -100 to 100.
To lighten slides or negatives overall
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
2
Do one of the following:
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See "Making optional adjustments, basic" on
page 45 and "Making optional adjustments,
advanced" on page 49 to make all adjustments
except the ones mentioned above.
To enlarge a slide or negative, see "Resizing (output
dimensions)" on page 45.
Drag the Midtone slider up.
Type a higher number in the Midtone field and press ENTER.
To darken slides or negatives overall
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
2
Do one of the following:
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Drag the Midtone slider down.
Type a lower number in the Midtone field and press ENTER.
To return to the default settings
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
2
Click Auto to return the midtone, highlight, and shadow settings to
the defaults for this slide or negative.
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Adjusting shadows for slides or negatives
You can adjust highlights to lighten or darken the light areas. The
range for the number in the Highlights field is -100 to 100.
You can adjust shadows to lighten or darken the dark areas. The range
for the number in the Shadows field is -100 to 100.
To lighten lighter areas
To lighten darker areas
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
2
Do one of the following:
2
Do one of the following:
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Drag the Highlight slider up.
Type a higher number in the Highlights field and press ENTER.
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Drag the Shadow slider up.
Type a higher number in the Shadows field and press ENTER.
To darken lighter areas
To darken darker areas
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
2
Do one of the following:
2
Do one of the following:
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Drag the Highlight slider down.
Type a lower number in the Highlights field and press ENTER.
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Drag the Shadow slider down.
Type a lower number in the Shadows field and press ENTER.
To return to the default settings
To return to the default settings
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
2
Click Auto to return the midtone, highlight, and shadow settings to
the defaults for this slide or negative.
2
Click Auto to return the midtone, highlight, and shadow settings to
the defaults for this slide or negative.
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Viewing RGB values and pixel color
You can view the RGB values and pixel color for any spot in an image,
color or grayscale, using the RGB Meter.
To view RGB values and pixel color
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
2
Move the cursor over the area in the item for which you want to see
the values. The values appear in the RGB area. A line appears in
the histogram to show you where those pixels occur.
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Troubleshooting and maintaining
This section provides information for:
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Solving issues that might occur while using the scanner or
HP scanning software, or issues with the appearance of scanned
images. Start with "Checking the basics" on page 88.
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Setting scanner lamp controls. See "Setting scanner lamp controls"
on page 107.
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Clearing jams from the ADF. See "Clearing jams from the ADF" on
page 108.
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Cleaning and maintaining the scanner and accessories. See
"Cleaning and maintaining" on page 111.
For issues that occur during installation or the first time you scan, see
the Setup and Support Guide.
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Checking the basics
If the scanner is not working, always perform these actions first.
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Check that the power cable is securely connected between the
scanner and a live electrical outlet or surge protector.
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If the power cable is connected to a surge protector, make sure the
surge protector is plugged into an outlet and turned on.
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Check that the interface cable is securely connected between the
scanner and the computer.
Note:
The scanner has ports for other interface connections,
and a parallel cable might have been shipped in the box
with the scanner. However, for Macintosh computers,
use the universal serial bus (USB) cable.For more
information, see the Setup and Support Guide.
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Make sure the scanner is unlocked. Move the lock to the unlocked
position. (Some models only, see "Front panel and accessories
comparisons" on page 3.)
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Disconnect the power cable from the scanner and turn off the
computer. After 30 seconds, reconnect the power cable to the
scanner and then turn on the computer, in that order.
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If a program has frozen, close it. Press OPTION+
(COMMAND KEY)+ESC, and then click Force Quit.
If these steps did not resolve the issue, see "Starting troubleshooting"
on page 89.
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Scans are not arriving at the destination I choose.
See "Resolving issues sending to destinations" on page 101.
Start here to find the information you need. Choose one of these
general groups of issues, and then choose one of that group’s more
specific issues.
I am having an issue with the HP Scanjet Transparency Adapter
(XPA) or the HP Scanjet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF).
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The scanner or software is not working.
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A message is on the scanner or the computer. Follow the
directions in the message to resolve the issue.
There is no message. See "Resolving issues that did not
generate messages" on page 90.
There is an error message on the front panel liquid crystal
display (LCD). See "Resolving scanner messages" on page 90.
The quality of resulting scans is not what I expected.
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Scanned images do not look good. See "Resolving issues with
scanned images" on page 93.
Printed copies do not look good. See "Resolving issues with
printed copies" on page 96.
Text on images is not editable. See "Resolving issues with
editable text" on page 99.
Slides or negatives do not look good. See "Resolving issues with
slides and negatives" on page 98.
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Pages are jammed in the ADF. See "Clearing jams from the
ADF" on page 108.
There is an issue with the ADF, other than pages jamming. See
"Resolving issues with the ADF" on page 105.
There is an issue with the XPA. See "Resolving issues with the
XPA" on page 104.
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Resolving scanner messages
(Some models only, see "Front panel and accessories comparisons"
on page 3.) If an error message appears on the 16-character front
panel LCD on your scanner, look for the cause and solution in this
section.
ADF Paper Jam
Pages are jammed in the ADF. See "Clearing jams from the ADF"
on page 108 for information on clearing paper jams from the ADF.
Clear the paper jam. If the error message does not clear, unplug
the scanner and plug it back in.
Error ##
The scanner reported an error during the self-test.
Unplug the scanner and plug it back in. If this error message is still
on the scanner, contact HP support. Visit the HP support website
at:
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Resolving issues that did not
generate messages
If the scanner or software is not working but no message appears, look
for the cause and solution in this section.
Items you scanned previously are no longer on the computer.
The scanned image might not have been saved as a file. If you
send an image directly to a destination, the scanned image is not
saved on the computer. When you use the HP Precisionscan Pro
software, use Save As to save the image to your computer.
The scanner lamp stays on.
The scanner lamp should time out and turn off automatically after a
period of inactivity.
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http://www.hp.com/go/support
See the Setup and Support Guide for phone contact information.
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Scanner Locked
(Some models only, see the "Front panel and accessories
comparisons" on page 3.) The scanner is not working because it is
locked. Make sure the scanner is unlocked. Move the lock to the
unlocked position. If the error message does not clear, unplug the
scanner and plug it back in.
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If you have recently used the scanner, wait a few more minutes.
If the scanner lamp is still on, you might have selected the
Faster Scan setting. Check this setting on the Lamp tab in the
HP Scanjet Controls control panel. See "Setting scanner lamp
controls" on page 107.
Press the Power Save button on the front panel of the scanner
to immediately turn off the scanner lamp and the XPA light
source (if connected). See "Using Power Save" on page 34.
If you still encounter problems with the scanner lamp or the
Power Save button, contact HP Customer Support.(See
“Contacting HP Customer Support” in the Setup and Support
Guide.)
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I saved a scanned image to a file, but now I cannot open the file in
the program I want.
You might have saved the file in a format the other program cannot
use. Save the file in a different format the program can use. Look in
the File Open or Import command for the program to see which
file types it supports.
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When I choose Scan To on the scanner, the image does not appear
in the software.
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The scanner is not working.
One or more of these issues might be causing the problem:
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The scanner was not installed properly.
The interface cable is not compatible with the scanner.
If the scanner is emitting a grinding sound, the scanner is
locked.
See "Checking the basics" on page 88 and the Setup and Support
Guide.
The scanner does not scan right away.
If the scanner has not been used for a while, the scanner lamp has
turned itself off. The lamp goes through a warm-up period after you
start the software or press any scanner button. Wait for a few
seconds for scanning to begin.
When I press a button on the scanner, the incorrect program opens.
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A cable might be loose. Check that the interface cable is
securely connected.
You might have accidentally turned off the preview feature.
Check this setting on the Scanner tab in the Preferences of the
HP Precisionscan Pro software. See "Setting preferences" on
page 70.
(Some models only, see the "Front panel and accessories
comparisons" on page 3.) Check that the HP Precisionscan Pro
software is the program set to start when you press the Scan To
button (
).
1
Choose Control Panels from the Apple ( ) menu, and
then choose HP Scanjet Controls from the submenu.
2
Click the Buttons tab in the HP Scanjet Controls dialog
box, and then click the Scan To tab.
3
Make sure HP Precisionscan Pro is selected in the
Destinations pull-down menu.
Scanner is scanning items very slowly.
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Check which function is set to open when you press the button on
the scanner. See "Configuring scanner buttons" on page 35.
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If you are scanning to edit text, the optical character recognition
(OCR) program causes the scanner to scan more slowly, which
is normal. Wait for the item to scan.
Some default settings can cause the scanner to scan more
slowly. Check the settings. See "Setting preferences" on
page 70.
The resolution might be set too high. Return to the default
resolution. See "Changing resolution" on page 46.
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The correct menu items do not appear in the HP Precisionscan Pro
software.
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If you used the ADF and then disconnected it, restart the
software.
If you were using the XPA, on the Scan menu, click Scanner
Glass to scan from the glass again.
If you are trying to use the XPA and the XPA (Slides) or XPA
(Negatives) commands are unavailable, restart the software
while the XPA light source is connected to the scanner.
The scanner is making a loud clicking or grinding noise.
The scanner is locked. Move the lock to the unlocked position.
(Some models only, see the "Front panel and accessories
comparisons" on page 3.)
The scanner does not save multiple pages as a single file.
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If you are scanning from a scanner button, make sure the
Prompt for Another Page option is selected in the HP Scanjet
Controls control panel. See "Configuring scanner buttons" on
page 35.
If you are scanning from the HP Precisionscan Pro software,
make sure the Enable Scan Another Page Dialog option is
selected in the HP Precisionscan Pro Preferences dialog box.
See "Setting preferences" on page 70.
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Scanned images have black dots or streaks in top and bottom
margins.
This section contains information for resolving image-quality issues,
whether you scanned using the scanner glass, the ADF, or the XPA.
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“Resolving issues with scanned images.” See this page.
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"Resolving issues with printed copies" on page 96.
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"Resolving issues with slides and negatives" on page 98.
Resolving issues with scanned images
This section contains solutions to issues that affect all scanned
images, regardless of whether you used the scanner glass or the ADF.
If you were printing, see also "Resolving issues with printed copies" on
page 96.
There might be ink, glue, correction fluid, or some other substance
on the scanner glass. Clean the scanner glass. See "Cleaning the
scanner glass" on page 111.
Scanned images have unwanted lines through them.
Scanned images are too light or too dark.
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The original image might be very light or dark or be printed on
colored paper. Adjust the midtone, highlight, and shadow settings
from the HP Precisionscan Pro software. See "Scanning from HP
Precisionscan Pro" on page 39.
The scanner glass might be dirty. Clean the glass. See
"Cleaning the scanner glass" on page 111.
If you are using the ADF, the ADF glass might be dirty or
scratched. Clean the ADF glass. See "Cleaning the ADF glass"
on page 112.
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Scanned image is not clear.
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In the HP Precisionscan Pro software, all of the image scanned when
I only wanted part, or vice versa.
The selection area might not be selected correctly. Make sure the
selection border is surrounding the area you want in the final scan.
Scanned images are crooked.
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The resolution, sharpening, or midtone, highlight, and shadow
settings might need to be adjusted before scanning. See
"Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro" on page 39.
The original might be on colored paper. If the original was
printed on a colored paper, including brown recycled paper, the
image or text might not be clear. Try adjusting the resolution and
midtone, highlight, and shadow settings from the
HP Precisionscan Pro software. See "Scanning from HP
Precisionscan Pro" on page 39.
The item might have been placed crookedly or shifted when you
closed the lid. Straighten the original on the scanner glass and
scan again.
I thought I made the image smaller or larger before the final scan in
the HP Precisionscan Pro software, but it is still the same size as the
original.
You might have zoomed in or out, which does not change the size
of the image. Change the output size. See "Resizing (output
dimensions)" on page 45.
The image is completely black or completely white.
The item might not be placed correctly on the scanner glass or in
the ADF. Make sure that the item you are trying to scan is placed
face down on the glass, or face up in the ADF.
Colors in the scanned image are different from the original item.
Scanners, monitors, printers, and different operating systems
interpret color differently. Use the hue and saturation settings in the
HP Precisionscan Pro software to adjust the colors.
An original photo was fuzzy, and the scanned image looks even
worse.
The sharpening level needs to be increased. In the
HP Precisionscan Pro software, adjust the sharpening. See
"Sharpening an image" on page 48.
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Scanned images are grainy, jagged, or fuzzy.
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You resized the image in a program other than the
HP Precisionscan Pro software. Resize the image in the
HP Precisionscan Pro software before you send it to the other
program. (See "Resizing (output dimensions)" on page 45.)
In the HP Precisionscan Pro software, the resolution is set too
low. Set the resolution to a higher number, or return to the
default setting. See "Changing resolution" on page 46.
In the HP Precisionscan Pro software, too much or too little
sharpening was applied. Adjust the sharpening. See
"Sharpening an image" on page 48.
An original photo had marks, flaws, or scratches, and the scanned
image looks even worse in the HP Precisionscan Pro software.
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You sharpened the image manually. Return to the default
setting. See "Sharpening an image" on page 48.
Best Quality Sharpening is selected. Check the setting. See
"Setting preferences" on page 70.
I set the image to a higher resolution in the HP Precisionscan Pro
software, but the output quality is no better.
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Setting the resolution to a higher number does not necessarily
improve quality. The software sets the resolution automatically
based on the type of item you scanned. Keep or return to the
default. See "Changing resolution" on page 46 or "Tips for best
image quality" on page 69 for guidelines.
If you sent the image to another program, the program might not
support the resolution you set in the HP Precisionscan Pro
software. Determine the setting the program uses and set the
resolution in the HP Precisionscan Pro software to that
resolution.
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Images scanned from the HP Precisionscan Pro software are larger
than the original when viewed or printed from another program.
The other program did not accept the image size information. Scan
the image at a lower resolution. When you scan at a resolution the
program accepts, it will display or print the image at the correct
size.
The image is too big or too small.
In the HP Precisionscan Pro software, set the physical output
dimensions in the Resize dialog box. See "Resizing (output
dimensions)" on page 45.
When I try to scan to the Web from the HP Precisionscan Pro
software, the image is too large or does not look good on screen.
Scan settings for this image might be set incorrectly. See "Tips for
best image quality" on page 69.
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Vertical white stripes appear on the page.
Use this section to help resolve issues with printed pages.
Parts of the page around the edges are not printing.
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Printers cannot print right up to the edge of the paper. To get the
image to fit inside the printable area, you must slightly reduce the
size of the image in the HP Precisionscan Pro software and then
reprint the image.
The printer might be out of toner or ink. Print a different file from
another program to the printer to see if the issue lies with the
printer.
The scanner internal mirror might be contaminated. Contact the
Customer Service Center for service.
The bottom of the printed page is blank, or part of a graphic is cut
off.
Copies are too light.
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If you are copying an item printed on colored paper, there might
not be enough contrast between the ink and paper colors. Adjust
the highlights, shadows, midtones, and resolution settings from
the HP Precisionscan Pro software. See "Scanning from HP
Precisionscan Pro" on page 39. Or, adjust the contrast from the
HP Scanjet Copy Utility. Also, if possible for text, use originals
printed with black ink on white paper.
The printer might be out of toner or ink. Print a different file from
another program to the printer to see if the issue lies with the
printer.
The page might be too complex. (The printer does not have
enough memory to process the page.) Set the resolution of the
image to 300 dpi or less in the HP Precisionscan Pro software. See
"Changing resolution" on page 46.
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Colors in printed images are incorrect.
The output type or printer settings might not be correct. Choose a
different output type and print again. Check the printer settings. If it
is a color printer, check if the printer is out of ink or toner.
Scanned images are jagged or fuzzy.
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The output type in the HP Precisionscan Pro software might not
be set correctly. Set the output type to True Color or Grayscale.
See "Selecting output type" on page 43.
If you placed the image in a file in another program, resized the
image, and are printing from that program, resizing the image in
the program probably caused the issue. Resize the image in the
HP Precisionscan Pro software before placing it in a file in
another program. See "Resizing (output dimensions)" on
page 45.
If the original image was fuzzy and you enlarged it, the fuzziness
becomes more obvious.
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Resolving issues with slides and negatives
Use the following section to help resolve issues with slides or
negatives scanned using the XPA. All actions must be performed in the
HP Precisionscan Pro software, because you must scan slides or
negatives using this software. See also "Resolving issues with the
XPA" on page 104.
I tried to enlarge a scanned image of a slide, but the image
remained the same size.
You might have used the Zoom In command, which only changes
the view on the screen. Use the Resize command to change the
size of the final scanned image. See "Resizing (output
dimensions)" on page 45.
The colors are incorrect, or the image is too light or too dark.
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The software might be setting exposure for the entire area
instead of one slide or negative. Create a selection area around
the slide or negative you want to use to ensure it is exposed
correctly.
The positioning plate is not placed completely on the scanner
glass. Make sure the positioning plate is completely on the
scanner glass.
If you are scanning fewer than three slides with the XPA, make
sure to use the slide light shield to cover the remaining area in
the slide holder. This ensures that no extra light affects the scan.
If you are scanning fewer than four negative frames with the
XPA, make sure to use the negative light shield to cover the
remaining area in the negative holder. This ensures that no extra
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The scanned image shows a colored tint, usually pink.
The image was probably scanned without the XPA, or the
positioning plate and XPA light source were placed incorrectly on
the scanner bed. For the steps for scanning 35 mm slides or
negatives, see "Scanning from the XPA" on page 79.
Scanned images appear as a box with multi-colored vertical lines or
as a dashed box with an arrow surrounding the area.
The positioning plate might be placed incorrectly on the scanner
bed. Place the positioning plate on the scanner glass so the
Hewlett-Packard logo is at the bottom right.
The scanned image is black even though the light on the XPA light
source is on.
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The positioning plate might be placed incorrectly on the scanner
bed. Place the positioning plate on the scanner glass so the
Hewlett-Packard logo is at the bottom right.
Check the Adjust Exposure command in the Advanced menu.
There are streaks in the scanned image.
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Check the original slide or negative for damage.
The XPA may be broken, and service may be required.
The scans are dark.
The bulb in the XPA light source might be broken or not working. If
the bulb is broken, service is required.
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Converted text does not appear in my word-processing program.
Do one of the following:
This section contains resolutions to issues that might occur when you
are trying to make text editable.
Scanned text is not editable.
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If you used the HP Precisionscan Pro software, send the
scanned image to a text or text-and-image file format. See
"Making scanned text editable" on page 75.
If you used the HP Precisionscan Pro software, you sent the
scan to an image file or saved the scan using an image output
type. Send the scan to a text file. See "List of file types" on
page 62. Or open the image file from the OCR software. See the
documentation for the OCR software.
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I do not know how to process text using a different OCR program.
Do one of the following:
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Scanned text is editable in some programs but not in others.
Some programs accept only image formats and do not allow text.
Make sure the program accepts editable text.
Incorrect characters appear in the text that was converted using the
OCR software.
The accuracy of the OCR program depends on the program having
the correct settings on the quality of the original item. To obtain the
best possible results, choose the scan setting for text, and process
only crisp, clear text. See "What to expect from OCR programs" on
page 76.
If you used the HP Precisionscan Pro software, send the
scanned image to a text or text-and-image file format. See
"Making scanned text editable" on page 75.
Cut and paste the text into the program you want. If the text is
still not editable, work with the text as an image or retype it.
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Scan the item from the OCR program using TWAIN or the HP
Scanjet Plug-in. See "Scanning from other programs" on
page 74.
Scan the item to the HP Precisionscan Pro software, save the
scanned image as an image file, and open the file in the other
OCR program.
Scan to the HP Precisionscan Pro software. Then, on the Scan
menu, click Scan To and choose the other OCR program.
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The converted text did not retain font size and style when the text was
placed in a word-processing program.
Word-processing programs cannot always accept the original
formatting of the scanned text. Reformat the text in the wordprocessing program.
Converted text appeared in the word-processing program without its
formatting and I wanted it, or vice versa.
Even if you want to retain the formatting and you have the setting
set correctly, the receiving word-processing program cannot
always accept the formatting. Reformat text in the word-processing
program.
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Resolving issues sending to
destinations
Use this section to resolve issues sending images to destinations. Not
all functions are available on all scanners.
When I choose E-mail on the scanner, scanned images do not
automatically appear in a new e-mail message.
The e-mail program is Web-based or might not be supported. Save
the scanned image as a file and attach it to your e-mail message
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When I press the E-mail button on the scanner, the incorrect e-mail
program opens.
Check which e-mail program is set to open when you press the
E-mail button (
) on the scanner. See "Changing settings for
buttons" on page 35.
When printing copies from the scanner or the HP Scanjet Copy
Utility, I cannot choose the printer I want.
Do one of the following:
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When I choose E-mail on the scanner, the scanned image attaches as
a bitmap, but it contains text I want the recipient to be able to edit.
To make text editable for a recipient, make sure the correct output
type is selected in the HP Scanjet Controls control panel.
1
Choose Control Panels from the Apple ( ) menu, and then
choose HP Scanjet Controls from the submenu.
2
Click the Buttons tab in the HP Scanjet Controls dialog box,
and then click the E-mail tab.
3
Select the e-mail program, and then click either Text or Text
and Image.
4
Close the HP Scanjet Controls dialog box.
Or, save the scanned image as a file and attach it to a message as
you normally do.
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Make sure the printer is set up and configured correctly in the
Chooser. (For more information about using the Chooser, see
the Mac OS Help on your computer.)
Scan the item to the HP Precisionscan Pro software and print
from there.
When printing copies, I can only make multiple copies of one page
at a time (I cannot collate copy).
Even if you are using an ADF, each page is treated as a separate
job. You can make multiple copies of one page, but not multiple
copies of different pages and collate them.
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When I choose the Scan To button on the scanner, the image does
not appear in the software.
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A cable might be loose. Check that the interface cable is
securely connected.
You might have accidentally turned off the preview feature.
Check this setting on the Scanner tab in the Preferences of the
HP Precisionscan Pro software. See "Setting preferences" on
page 70.
Check that the HP Precisionscan Pro software is the program
set to start when you press the Scan To button (
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When I try to send a scanned image using the Scan To command on
the Scan menu of the HP Precisionscan Pro software, the program I
want does not appear.
The HP Precisionscan Pro software might not recognize the
program as a destination. Do one of the following:
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Choose Control Panels from the Apple ( ) menu, and
then choose HP Scanjet Controls from the submenu.
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2
Click the Buttons tab in the HP Scanjet Controls dialog
box, and then click the Scan To tab.
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Make sure HP Precisionscan Pro is selected in the
Destinations pull-down menu.
I tried to scan an image into an existing file, but the scanned image
appeared in a new file instead.
Some programs only allow scanned images to be placed into new
files. Cut and paste the image into the file you want. Or, save the
scanned image as a file and import it into the other program.
Rebuild the desktop on the computer. To rebuild the desktop,
press (COMMAND KEY)+OPTION while restarting the computer.
(For more information, see the Mac OS Help on your computer.)
Save the scanned image in a file type the other program uses,
and then open the file in the other program.
Copy and paste or drag-and-drop the image into the other
program.
Reinstall the program that is not being recognized. This might
allow the HP Precisionscan Pro software to recognize it.
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I want to start scanning from another program, such as my wordprocessing program, so I can bring an image into my open file, but I
cannot start the scan.
The other program must support TWAIN or the HP Scanjet Plug-in.
If you cannot find a command such as Acquire or Insert, check the
documentation for the program to see if it is compliant.
If the program supports the HP Scanjet Plug-in and you cannot
start a scan from another program, reinstall the HP Scanjet Plug-in:
1
Quit the program with which you want to use the plug-in.
2
Insert the HP Scanning Software CD into your computer's CDROM drive. The HP Scanning Software window appears. (If the
HP Scanning Software window does not appear, double-click
the icon for the HP Scanning Software CD.)
3
In the HP Scanning Software window, double-click the HP
Scanjet Plug-in folder.
4
Drag the HP Scanjet Plug-in (which is named HPScanjet) to the
appropriate location for the program with which you want to use
the plug-in. (Many programs have a specific folder for plug-ins.
For information about where to place the plug-in, see the
documentation provided with the program.)
5
Start the program with which you want to use the plug-in.
If the program does not support TWAIN or the HP Scanjet Plug-in,
do one of the following in the HP Precisionscan Pro software:
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Save the scanned image as a file and then insert the file into the
other program.
Click Scan To from the Scan menu, and choose a program.
Copy and paste or drag-and-drop the image into the other
program.
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I am trying to return a scanned image to a program that supports
TWAIN or the HP Scanjet Plug-in, but the image will not appear.
The program that supports TWAIN or the HP Scanjet Plug-in might
not accept the resolution or output type you selected. Rescan the
image using the default settings the HP Precisionscan Pro
software sets for the image.
I do not see the destinations I want when I use the Select Destination
button next to the Scan To button.
(Some models only, see the "Front panel and accessories
comparisons" on page 3.)
Not all destinations appear in the scanner’s destination list. For
example, printers, e-mail programs, and saving to a file are not
included. The list is also limited to the first 18 destinations found by
the HP scanning software. You can access additional destinations
through the HP Precisionscan Pro software. See "To send to a
program" on page 60 for more information, or do one of the
following.
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Update the destinations for your scanner buttons. See "To
change settings for Speed Destinations" on page 36 for steps.
Unplug the scanner and plug it back in.
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Resolving issues with accessories
This section contains information for resolving issues when you are
using the XPA or ADF.
Resolving issues with the XPA
This section contains issues that might occur when you are using the
XPA. See also "Resolving issues with slides and negatives" on
page 98.
The XPA is not working at all.
The XPA cable might not be connected correctly. Make sure the
XPA cable is connected securely to the XPA port on the scanner.
When using the XPA, I cannot choose XPA (Slides) or XPA
(Negatives) on the Scan menu.
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The XPA cable might not be connected correctly. Make sure the
XPA cable is connected securely to the XPA port on the scanner.
If you connected the XPA light source while the HP
Precisionscan Pro software was running, restart the software.
Doing so allows the software to detect the XPA.
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When using the XPA, I cannot scan using the scanner buttons.
The XPA is not designed to work with the scanner buttons. Use the
HP Precisionscan Pro software when using the XPA.
There is no light or only a dim light in the transparency adapter after
checking XPA (Slides) or XPA (Negatives) in the Scan menu.
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Make sure you have selected XPA (Slides) or XPA (Negatives)
from the Scan menu in the HP Precisionscan Pro software. If
these two commands are unavailable, restart the software while
the XPA light source is connected to the scanner.
The bulb in the XPA light source might be broken or not working.
With the XPA light source connected to the scanner, hold the
XPA light source up and look for illumination. If the bulb is
broken, service is required.
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Resolving issues with the ADF
This section contains issues that might occur when you are using the
automatic document feeder (ADF).
The ADF is feeding multiple sheets, skewing pages, or jamming
frequently.
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If the pages look like they are skewing as they feed into the ADF,
check the resulting scanned images in the software to ensure
they are not skewed.
The item might not be placed correctly. Straighten the item and
adjust the guides to center the stack.
The maximum number of pages the ADF input tray and output
bin can hold is 25, depending on the type of media being loaded.
Make sure to load only 25 or fewer pages in the input tray, and
remove pages from the output bin if they are stacking up to a pile
of more than 25.
The item loaded might not meet the specifications for the ADF.
Make sure the type of media being loaded meets required
specifications. See "Items for the ADF" on page 17.
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When using the ADF, the scanner does not feed the item at all.
The hatch might not be securely latched. Open the hatch, and then
close it, pressing firmly. See "To clear jams at the start of a page"
on page 108 for illustrations.
An item loaded in the ADF keeps jamming.
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The item does not meet the guidelines for the ADF. See "Items
for the ADF" on page 17.
The item might have something on it. Make sure you have
removed anything such as staples and self-adhesive notes on
the item. See "Selecting and preparing items" on page 17.
The item is too small. The ADF can handle items as small as
88.9 by 127 mm (3.5 by 5.0 inches). Use the glass to scan.
The item is too large. The ADF can handle items as large as 216
by 355.6 mm (8.5 by 14 inches). Use the glass to scan the item
in sections.
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The bottom of the scanned image is cut off.
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The ADF can handle items up to 355.6 mm (14 inches) long. If
the item is longer, scan it in sections on the glass. If the item is
the correct length, choose the correct page size setting in the
ADF dialog box prompt before scanning.
If sent to a printer, the item might be too complex (require too
much memory) for the printer to process. If possible, choose a
printer with more memory. Or, select a lower resolution or
different output type, like black and white or grayscale.
If you are scanning from the scanner buttons, make sure the
correct page size for the ADF is selected in the HP Scanjet
Controls control panel:
1
Choose Control Panels from the Apple ( ) menu, and
then choose HP Scanjet Controls from the submenu.
2
Click the Buttons tab in the HP Scanjet Controls dialog
box, and then click the tab for the scanner button you are
using.
3
In the ADF Page Size section of the dialog box, select the
setting that corresponds to the pages you are using with the
ADF.
4
Close the HP Scanjet Controls dialog box.
Note:
If you use a different scanner button with the ADF and
encounter this problem again, follow these steps to set
the correct page size for that button.
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After starting a scan from the Copy button using the ADF, the
scanned image is reduced on the printed page and extra space
appears around the scanned image.
When using the Copy button, the ADF page size settings are not
sent automatically to the printer. Set the page size in the Page
Setup dialog box on the computer:
1
In the Application menu (located in the upper-right corner of
the screen), choose Finder.
2
In the File menu, choose Page Setup.
3
Choose the appropriate page size in the Paper pull-down
menu.
4
Click OK.
For more information about setting the page size, see the Mac OS
Help on your computer.
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Setting scanner lamp controls
Faster Scan
You can set the scanner lamp to use either Energy Save or Faster
Scan. These scanner lamp controls are available in the
HP Scanjet Controls control panel.
After the scanner lamp has turned off, it must warm up again before
the scanner can begin scanning. (This warm-up process takes about
30 seconds.) As a result, the time it takes to scan an item immediately
after the scanner lamp turns on is longer than the time it takes to scan
subsequent items.
Energy Save
While using Energy Save, the scanner lamp stays on as long as the
software is running and might stay on for a while after the software is
closed. However, after about ten minutes, the scanner lamp turns off.
Because the scanner lamp turns off, the scanner conserves energy
when Energy Save is enabled. (Energy Save is the default setting for
the scanner.)
To enable Energy Save
1
Choose Control Panels from the Apple ( ) menu, and then
choose HP Scanjet Controls from the submenu.
2
In the HP Scanjet Controls dialog box, click the Lamp tab.
3
Click Energy Save.
4
When finished, close the HP Scanjet Controls dialog box.
To help prevent scanning delays caused while the scanner lamp is
warming up, you can enable Faster Scan. This setting allows you to
set a time (such as the beginning of your business day) when the
scanner lamp automatically turns on. The scanner lamp stays on for
ten hours and then turns off.
Because the scanner lamp stays on, even if you are not using the
scanner or the software, the scanner uses more energy when Faster
Scan is enabled.
To enable Faster Scan
1
Choose Control Panels from the Apple ( ) menu, and then
choose HP Scanjet Controls from the submenu.
2
In the HP Scanjet Controls dialog box, click the Lamp tab.
3
Click Faster Scan.
4
In the Select Time text box, type the time when you want the
scanner lamp to turn on daily.
5
When finished, close the HP Scanjet Controls dialog box.
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Clearing jams from the ADF
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3
If the item cannot be easily removed, lift the two green tabs located
behind the rollers and gently remove the green paper lead as
shown.
Pages can jam at the beginning or the end of a page. Use the
appropriate procedure below to clear the jam and continue.
To clear jams at the start of a page
1
Raise the hatch.
Note:
2
Lift the large green tab (located to the left of the roller) and gently
remove the jammed page.
Using force to remove the page might cause damage to
your originals. If the majority of the paper is already
through the main roller, use the procedure to clear jams
at the end of a page.
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4
Remove the jammed item from the ADF and replace the paper
lead.
5
Close the hatch. Press down firmly until you hear a click.
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6
Restack all pages and reload them into the ADF.
7
On the ADF prompt on the computer, reselect any settings you had
changed and click Scan To or Scan again.
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To clear jams at the end of a page
1
Remove any pages from the ADF input tray.
2
Remove the input tray from the ADF.
3
Gently pull the paper out of the ADF in the feeding direction
(towards you).
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4
If you still cannot remove the paper from the ADF, lift the ADF lid to
its fully open position, loosen the jammed paper from the roller at
the rear of the ADF lid, and pull it gently from the ADF.
5
When you have successfully cleared the jam, attach the input tray
and close the hatch. Press down firmly on both sides until you hear
a click.
6
Restack all pages and reload them into the ADF.
7
On the ADF prompt on the computer, reselect any settings you had
changed and click Scan To or Scan again.
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Cleaning and maintaining
Periodically, the scanner and accessories might need to be cleaned or
to have maintenance, especially if you are seeing marks or smudges
on scanned images.
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To clean the scanner glass
1
Disconnect the power cable from the scanner.
2
Open the scanner lid.
3
Clean the glass using a soft, lint-free cloth sprayed with a mild
glass cleaner.
CAUTION
Cleaning the scanner glass
You might need to clean the scanner glass if the ink on items you are
scanning can be smudged with your hand or items have excessive
amounts of dust or dirt on them. You might also need to clean the
scanner glass if there are smudges or other marks on scanned
images.
Only use glass cleaner. Avoid abrasives, acetone,
benzene, and carbon tetrachloride, all of which can
damage the scanner glass. Avoid isopropyl alcohol
because it can leave streaks on the glass.
4
Dry the scanner glass with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth.
5
When finished, reconnect the power cable to the scanner.
Fingerprints or smudges on the underside of the glass do not affect the
appearance of scanned images because this area of the glass is
outside the focal point of the scanner.
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Cleaning the XPA
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(Some models only, see "Front panel and accessories comparisons"
on page 3.) Clean the XPA with a dry, soft cloth. If necessary, spray the
cloth with window cleaner or isopropyl alcohol.
Cleaning the ADF glass
(Some models only, see "Front panel and accessories comparisons"
on page 3.) You must clean the ADF glass to maintain high-quality
scanning.
To clean the ADF glass
1
Disconnect the power cable from the scanner.
2
Open the scanner lid and locate the ADF glass area on the
scanner bed.
Clean the glass using a soft, lint-free cloth sprayed with a mild
glass cleaner.
CAUTION
Only use glass cleaner. Avoid abrasives, acetone,
benzene, and carbon tetrachloride, all of which can
damage the scanner glass. Avoid isopropyl alcohol
because it can leave streaks on the glass.
4
Dry the scanner glass with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth.
5
When finished, reconnect the power cable to the scanner.
Fingerprints or smudges on the underside of the glass do not affect the
appearance of scanned images because this area of the glass is
outside the focal point of the scanner.
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Uninstalling the software
The Uninstall option of the Installer allows you to remove the scanning
software from your computer.
To uninstall the software
1
If you do not unplug the scanner and restart the
computer before you uninstall the software, some files
are not removed from your computer during the
uninstallation.
Insert the HP Scanning Software CD into your computer's CDROM drive. The HP Scanning Software window appears. (If the HP
Scanning Software window does not appear, double-click the icon
for the HP Scanning Software CD.)
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Other resources, support, and
specifications
The Setup and Support Guide contains information about these topics:
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Setup instructions and troubleshooting. Find setup instructions
and troubleshooting information for issues that can arise when you
install the scanner.
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Resources. Discover websites and other tools that contain
scanning tips, updated drivers, and the latest information about
your HP scanner.
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Support. Locate the contact information for your region if you need
to contact HP.
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Warranty and Specifications. See this topic for the warranty and
product and regulatory information.
Unplug the scanner, and then restart the computer.
Note:
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3
Double-click the HP Scanning Software Installer, and then follow
the instructions on the screen.
The Setup and Support Guide is located on the CD in the folder for
your language, or on your computer in the HP Scanning Software
folder.
4
When the main installation dialog box appears, select Uninstall
from the pull-down menu (located in the upper-left part of the dialog
box).
Also, see the HP PrecisionScan Pro Read Me file for late-breaking
information about the HP Precisionscan Pro software. This file is
located in the same folder as the Setup and Support Guide.
5
Click Uninstall.
6
Follow the instructions on screen.
7
After the uninstall finishes, quit the HP Scanning Software Installer.
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Using software commands and controls
This section contains information for using the shortcuts, toolbars, and
cursors in the HP Precisionscan Pro software.
The HP Precisionscan Pro contains keyboard shortcuts and toolbars to
give you quick access to software commands. The Info bar provides
information about the scanned image, and the context-sensitive
cursors provide information on the type of activity you can perform in
the scanning software.
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Using keyboard shortcuts and the
menus
This section summarizes the menus and commands in the
HP Precisionscan Pro software that you can select using the
keyboard.
Apple (
) menu
About HP Precisionscan
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Scan
New Scan
+N
Start (preview) a new scan.
Scan To...
+T
Scan and send to a destination, such as
e-mail
Return Image To
Save As...
View information about the program,
version, and copyright.
When using TWAIN or the HP Scanjet
Plug-in, return the scanned image to the
other program.
+S
Page Setup...
Print...
Save the selection area as a file.
Change how printed pages are set up,
including page orientation and paper size.
+P
Scanner Glass
XPA (Slides)
XPA (Negatives)
Scan and print the selection area.
Select the source from which to scan. Only
one can be selected.
Settings
Save...
Save settings.
Load...
Load (use) settings.
Preferences...
Change scanning default preferences.
Quit
Close the HP Precisionscan Pro software.
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Edit
Output Type
Reset Tools
+Z
Return all settings except output type to
the defaults for this image.
Copy
+C
Scan and place the selection area on
the Clipboard.
Select All
Unselect All
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+A
Select the entire scanner glass
(including blank space).
Remove the selection border.
True Color
Optimized Palette
Web Palette
System Palette
Choose the output type. Only one can
be selected.
Spot Color
Grayscale
Black & White Bitmap
Automatically Set Type
View
Zoom In
Zoom in on the selection area.
Zoom Out
Zoom out to the original view.
Allow the software to select the output
type based on the contents of selection
area.
Tools
Rotate Left 90°
Rotate the image counterclockwise by
90 degrees.
Rotate Right 90°
Rotate the image clockwise by 90
degrees.
Mirror
Reverse the image side-to-side.
Resize
Resize the selection area. This
changes the output file size also.
Change Resolution
Change the resolution of the final
scanned image.
Sharpen
Adjust the sharpening.
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Help
Adjust Color
Adjust colors (hue) and their intensity
(saturation).
Adjust Exposure
Adjust the contrast (midtones), detail in
light areas (highlights), and detail in
dark areas (shadows).
Adjust Black & White
Adjust which values in the image will be
represented as black or white.
Invert Colors
Make colors in the image their
opposites.
Descreen
In the scanned image, reduce the
appearance of undesirable patterns
that are in a printed original.
Show Balloons
Hide Balloons
HP Precisionscan Pro 3.1
Help
Turn on and turn off Balloon Help.
If you are using Balloon Help, Hide
Balloons appears. If you are not using
Balloon Help, Show Balloons appears.
+?
View the Help for the HP scanning
software.
HP Scanjet on the Web
Connect to the Internet and visit the
HP Scanjet website.
Product Tour
View the product tour.
User’s Manual
View the printable user’s manual in PDF
format.
Enable All Smart Friends
Allow helpful alerts to appear when
potential problems arise.
Disable All Smart Friends
Prevent helpful alerts from appearing
when potential problems arise.
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information bars
The HP Precisionscan Pro software contains a toolbar and an Info bar
to help you use commands quickly or find information about the current
scanned image.
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Toolbar
The HP Precisionscan Pro software displays a toolbar containing
shortcut buttons for common commands.
Click this button
To
New Scan
Start (preview) a new scan.
Scan To...
Perform a final scan and send to a destination,
such as e-mail.
Save As...
Save the selection area as a file.
Print
Scan and print the selection area.
Return Image To...
When using TWAIN or the HP Scanjet Plug-in,
return the scanned image to the other program.
Copy
Scan and place the selection area on the
Clipboard.
Zoom In
Zoom in on the selection area.
Zoom Out
Zoom out to the original view.
Rotate Left 90
Rotate the image counterclockwise by 90 degrees.
Rotate Right 90
Rotate the image clockwise by 90 degrees.
Undo Editing
Changes
Return all settings except output type to the
defaults for this image.
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Info bar
The info bar appears at the bottom of the preview window and displays
the following information:
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the width of the output image
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the height of the output image
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scale of the output image
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the output type currently selected
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one of the following:
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A progress bar that shows when the scanner is scanning or the
scanning software is processing a command.
The number of KB (kilobytes), MB (megabytes), GB (gigabytes),
or TB (terabytes) in the image in the selection area. This size is
only an estimate of the actual size of the image. The file can be
larger or smaller than the value shown here. The size of a saved
file depends on the format used to save the file.
an XPA icon, if the XPA (Slides) or XPA (Negatives) commands
are selected in the Scan menu
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Ready cursor
Ready for activity
The shape of the pointer indicates the type of activity you can perform
in the scanning software.
Click a menu item and select a command.
Click a list button to select an option.
Click a button to turn it on or off, or to increase or
decrease a number.
Selection area cursor
New selection
area
Draw a new selection area.
Move selection
area
Drag the selection area to a new location in the
preview area.
Drag the selection area to another program.
Press OPTION and drag the selection area to the
desktop or a folder.
Resize selection
area horizontally
Appears on the sides of the selection area. Drag
the cursor to resize the width of the selection area.
Resize selection
area vertically
Appears on the top or bottom of the selection area.
Drag the cursor to resize the height of the selection
area.
Resize selection
area diagonally
Appears on the corners of the selection area. Drag
the cursor to resize both the height and width of the
selection area.
Typing cursor
Data entry
accepted
Click, then type a value.
Pixel value cursor
Highlight
eyedropper
Position this cursor over a light area in the image to
see its pixel value in the RGB meter and the
histogram. Click on pixels to set them as the
Highlight value. In the Transparency Exposure
Adjustment tool, click to set the RGB value.
Shadow
eyedropper
Position this cursor over a dark area of the image to
see its pixel value in the RGB meter and the
histogram. Click on pixels to set them as the
Shadows value.
Eyedropper and
the “no” symbol
Indicates this area is an area in which pixel value is
not available.
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symbols
active program
8-bit grayscale
The program you are currently using or that is currently selected. A
program’s title bar changes color to distinguish active from inactive
programs.
Used to represent black-and-white photos accurately. These grayscale
images contain 256 shades of gray.
ADF
24-bit color
See automatic document feeder.
Color images composed of three 8-bit color channels. When
combined, the red, green, and blue channels provide up to 16 million
colors. This is also referred to as true color.
Active XPA
a
ADF
acquire
A command offered by programs that support TWAIN or the HP
Scanjet Plug-in. Selecting Acquire takes you directly to the selected
scanning software, and then returns the scanned image to the
requesting program.
Or XPA. See transparency adapter.
See automatic document feeder.
ADF glass
The piece of glass on the scanner bed that the ADF uses to scan
documents from the feeder tray.
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aliasing
b
The visibly jagged steps along angled lines or object edges that result
from sharp tonal contrasts between pixels. Seen in both black-andwhite images and color images. Sometimes called Jaggies.
bit depth
anti-aliasing
A technique that smooths transitions between pixels, reducing the
jaggedness of curved lines.
approximate size
Reflects the amount of disk space a scan would require if saved to
your computer. Approximate Size value does not apply if the output
type for the scan is set to text; it only applies to an image
representation of the scan.
The number of bits used to define the shade or color of each pixel in an
image. A 1-bit image is black and white. An 8-bit grayscale image
provides 256 shades of gray. An 8-bit color image provides 256
indexed colors and is associated with a specific palette or color table.
A 24-bit image provides over 16 million colors. The greater the bit
depth, the larger the size of the saved file. See also file size.
bitmap
A type of black-and-white, gray, or color image or picture made up of a
matrix of individual pixels or dots. Often referred to as raster, raster
bitmap, or raster image.
auto(matic) cropping
black & white bitmap
Automatic cropping displays only the item(s) detected on the scanner
bed, not any of the surrounding area.
Black & white raster bitmaps contain only black pixels and white pixels,
no colors or shades of gray. Each pixel represents one bit.
automatic document feeder
Black & White Threshold tool
Abbreviated ADF, it is an optional accessory that allows you to scan
multiple pages.
The Black & White Threshold tool lets you change the dividing point for
black-and-white pixels in an image that uses the Black & White Bitmap
(raster) output type. All pixels below the threshold will be output as
black, and all pixels above the threshold will be output as white.
Auto(matic) resolution
A feature of the scanning software that automatically applies the
optimal output resolution to the selection area. For example, output
resolution is automatically set to 200 when the True Color output type
is selected, and set to 300 for the Black & White Bitmap (raster) output
type.
border
A line surrounding the scanned image indicating scanning boundaries.
Clicking the image reveals a selection border and handles that are
used to define the scanning region.
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brightness
color channel
The balance of light (highlights) and dark (shadows) in an image. In
black-and-white images, the lower the brightness, the closer the image
will be to black. The higher the brightness, the closer the image will be
to white. Brightness should not be confused with contrast, which
measures the range between the darkest and lightest shades in an
image. Brightness determines the intensity of shades in an image,
while contrast determines the number of shades in the image.
The red, green, and blue components from which colors are created.
c
click
To press and release the mouse button once.
clipped pixels
Pixels in an image that are extremely light or extremely dark and that
would lose detail when the image is printed or displayed.
CMYK
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black. The color model in which all colors are
composed of Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow, the primary colors of
pigments like ink, plus Black. Printers use CMYK to print in color.
converted text
Text that has been rendered into digital format by an OCR program.
color balance
The preservation of balance between colors throughout the tonal
range. Color balance is particularly important when scanning objects
that include neutral tones (grays) or large areas of consistent color.
color correction
The process of adjusting an image to compensate for input and output
device characteristics or color flaws in the original image.
color depth
The number of colors that a monitor can display at once. Most
Macintosh monitors can display in 256 grays, 256 colors, thousands of
colors, and millions of colors. The higher the color depth, the more
lifelike images look on screen.
color wheel
A tool used to adjust the color balance and hue.
configure
The ability to adjust settings that determine how the scanner buttons
and scanning software perform operations.
context-sensitive Help
Context-sensitive Help answers questions related to the currently
displayed window. The Help is provided in four ways: Text Labels,
ToolTips, Info bar messages, and Help commands.
contrast
The range between the lightest and darkest shades in an image. An
image with high contrast has few gray shades between black and white
and appears to be dominated by stark light and dark tones. An image
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with low contrast has many shades of gray and tends to look flat and
dull. Change contrast using the highlight, shadow, and midtone
settings.
control range
This range determines the number of bits used for exposure
compensation, shadow detail, and black-and-white threshold
adjustment displays. The higher the bit depth, the finer the level of
control in adjusting these image manipulation functions.
crop
To eliminate portions of an image from the final scan.
d
default settings
Predetermined settings in the scanning software that define levels on
your behalf. Default settings in the HP Precisionscan Pro software are
set for Output Type, Output Resolution, Color, Exposure, Black &
White Threshold, and Sharpen Level. You can override default
settings.
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destination
The file, program, or hardware device where the scanned image will be
used. Examples include a printer, a Web page, or an e-mail program.
device driver
Software that the system uses to communicate with devices, such as a
display, printer, mouse, or scanner.
display resolution
The number of pixels that a computer monitor can display both
horizontally and vertically. Screen resolutions are typically 640 x 480
(VGA), 800 x 600 (super VGA), or 1024 x 786.
dithering
The process of approximating pixel colors when reducing the color
depth of an image. Dithering can improve transitions between colors
when reducing a 24-bit image to 8-bit format.
document
For the purposes of this documentation, document refers to an original
item containing text or both text and images. It also means an original
item scanned using the automatic document feeder.
The ability of a material to absorb or transmit light. The greater the
density of a material or object, the more black it contains. This applies
to both black-and-white images and color images.
dots per inch
descreen
double-click
The process of removing an unwanted pattern, such as a moiré
pattern, that appears in a printed original so the pattern does not
appear in the scanned image.
To press and click a mouse button twice in rapid succession.
See dpi.
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dpi
e-mail
Dots Per Inch. The number of dots in a linear inch. DPI measurements
are used to describe the resolution of printers and scanners, where
printed images and words are made up of a series of round dots. The
greater the DPI number, the higher the resolution.
A network over which you can transfer messages and electronic files.
E-mail is also sent via Internet browsers.
drag
To save a file in a particular file format for use in other programs.
To move an object on screen. Place the cursor over the image or
selection area, hold the mouse button down, and move the mouse to
move the object.
exposure
drag-and-drop
f
To move an object to a new location and keep it there. Click on the
object and drag it to a new location, such as an open document in
another program, and release the mouse button. When dragging-anddropping between programs, a copy of the object is placed in the
receiving program.
drop-down list (or menu)
A list of items that appears when you click on or pass the cursor over a
command such as File or Edit.
e
editable text
Text that is converted from a scanned image into characters you can
modify in a word processor or other text-editing program. Depending
on the capabilities of your program, you can change the font, size,
style, and other attributes of editable text, as well as edit words or
phrases.
export
The amount of light, or brightness and contrast, in an image.
file format
The format in which a scan is saved. Certain file formats enable
programs such as word processors to insert, open, or import scans.
Common graphics formats include JPG, GIF, and TIFF. Common text
formats include plain text and RTF (Rich Text Format).
file size
The number of bytes in a file. The file size of scanned images is
determined by resolution, file type, output type, and scaling. To reduce
the file size of photographs, for example, you could decrease bit depth
or resolution.
final scan
The actual image, defined by the selection area, that is sent to a
destination such as a file, a printer, the Clipboard, or another program.
final size
The approximate height and width of the final image to be scanned.
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flowed text
grainy
The Flowed Text option converts output into one column, placing
images as closely as possible to the appropriate text.
Refers to images, pictures, or photographs in which individual pixels
are relatively large and have areas of white between them, thus
reducing the overall perceived quality of the image. Graininess can
occur when you scan a poor-quality original or reduce the bit depth of
the scanned image by dithering or halftoning.
framed text
The Framed Text option places text and images in a frame, positioned
as closely as possible to the way they appear in the original document.
Text may be more difficult to edit extensively since the frames may not
expand to hold additional text.
focus
Refers to the sharpness of an image.
front panel
The area on the front of the scanner hardware containing the buttons
for sending an item to a destination or changing settings.
g
gamma
The contrast that affects the mid-level grays or midtones of an image.
Adjusting the gamma of an image allows you to change the brightness
values of the middle range of gray tones without dramatically altering
the shadows and highlights. This applies to both black-and-white
images and color images. The default setting of 2.2 ensures integrity
among computer systems.
Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)
A graphic file format that is supported by many programs. Files saved
in this format support 256 colors.
grayscale
An original or output type containing shades of gray, not just black and
white. In a grayscale image, each pixel contains multiple bits of
information, allowing more shades of gray to be recorded and
displayed. Four bits can reproduce up to 16 levels of gray, and eight
bits can reproduce 256 shades of gray. Grayscale is commonly used
for black-and-white original photographs but is also effective in
maintaining shading in pencil drawings.
h
halftone
An original composed of a pattern of dots that tricks the eye into seeing
shades of gray or color. Halftones are common in all printed materials.
Scanning halftones instead of photographic originals can result in
lower final image quality.
height
The vertical dimension of a scan as it will appear at its destination.
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highlights
hue
The lightest portion of an image, usually reproduced as white on the
computer screen or when printed.
The distinctive characteristic of a visible color that enables you to
distinguish it from other colors. Six hues are especially important in
photography, scanning, and printing: red, yellow, green, cyan, blue,
and magenta. Hue is determined by the frequency of the wave of light
that creates the color. See also saturation.
histogram
A graphical representation of the concentration of pixels at each
intensity or gray level in the selection area of the scanned image.
Histograms help determine the optimal highlight, shadow, or threshold
value of an image.
i
image
HP Scanjet Copy Utility
A software utility used to select number of copies, destination printer,
and other copy options.
An electronic picture that can be displayed on a computer screen or
saved to a disk.
image editor
HP Precisionscan Pro software
A program that lets you modify bitmapped drawings and photographs.
The scanning software that HP provides for previewing an image
before sending it to a destination; making changes, such as resolution,
resizing, and contrast; and saving images as files.
image size
HP Scanjet Plug-in
A Photoshop plug-in for image editor and OCR programs, which allows
you to scan text and images from within these programs.
HP Share-to-Web
An automated feature that sends scanned images directly to a
destination on the Web. Links are available only in English.
HTML
HyperText Markup Language. A language used in creating documents
for the World Wide Web. Documents can be saved in HTML.
The size of the image expressed in bytes and displayed in the Info bar.
File size and image size may vary, depending on the file type.
import
To bring a scanned image into a document from another program.
Info bar
A form of assistance that appears in the lower, left corner of the screen
and displays the width and height of the output image, the scale
percentage, the output type currently selected, and the size of the
output image.
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interface connection
JPEG
The connection between the scanner and the computer. This can be
either a USB, parallel, or SCSI connection depending on the model of
scanner and your operating system.
Joint Photographic Experts Group. A compressed file format that
reduces file size and enables faster file access. This format can reduce
image quality and performance when the file is decompressed and
recompressed.
interpolated resolution
Resolution that is changed in the scanning software rather than in the
hardware. For example, if your scanned image is 600 dpi, you might be
able to enhance it to 1200 dpi in the scanning software. This is useful
for enlarging small images.
interpolation
k
keyboard shortcuts
A keystroke or combination of keystrokes that allows you to quickly
accomplish common tasks.
The process of increasing the resolution of an image by the addition of
new pixels throughout the image, the colors of which are based on
neighboring pixels.
l
invert
The orientation of a photograph or image that is wider than it is tall.
When an image is taller than it is wide, it is called portrait orientation.
To reverse the colors in an image (for example, in a black-and-white
image, black areas are turned white and white areas are turned black).
item
The physical drawing, photo, collage, etc. you place in the scanner to
scan. Once it is scanned, it is referred to as an image or scanned
image.
j
jagged
Refers to the uneven transition between black and white, or areas of
color, in a scanned image. Jagged edges can be avoided by scanning
at a higher resolution than your output device, or by not scaling the
image after scanning it.
landscape
m
maximum pixel depth
This option enables higher bits per pixel when the scan is sent to the
software. When it is off, 8 bits per pixel are returned for grayscale and
24 bits for color. When it is turned on, 16 bits per pixel are returned for
grayscale and 48 bits for color.
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midtones
noise reduction
The gray shades of an image. Midtones are usually between 30% and
70% black. Midtone control adjusts the brightness of gray levels in the
image so that the lightest and darkest portions of the image can be
properly displayed on your monitor. The higher the setting, the brighter
the image appears on your monitor.
This option reduces the noise (unwanted specks) in an image by
applying software algorithms to minimize the effects of noise in the
scanner electronics.
millions of colors
Color images that are composed of three 8-bit color channels. When
combined, the red, green, and blue channels provide up to 16 million
colors. Sometimes referred to as “true color” and “24-bit color.”
o
OCR
See optical character recognition.
optical character recognition
moiré
An undesirable pattern in color printing that results from incorrect
screen angles of overprinting halftones. Moiré patterns usually result
when you scan a halftone, when you scan images taken directly from a
magazine, or when you scale an image in an image editor after it is
scanned.
n
Abbreviated OCR. A technology that recognizes letters in a scanned
image and converts them into ASCII characters, or editable text.
optical resolution
The true resolution of a scanner, the resolution at which the scanner
captures images. See also interpolated resolution, resolution.
optimized palette
negative holder
A palette or color table that contains the pixel colors present in an
image.
This XPA piece holds negative strips for scanning. Insert it into the
slide holder on the bottom of the XPA light source for proper scanning
of negatives.
original
The original document or picture to be scanned.
negative light shield
This XPA piece blocks excess illumination and improves image quality
when scanning negatives. Slide it into the negative holder after the
chosen negative strip.
output
The file that is generated by the scanning process.
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output dimensions
PICT
The actual height and width of an image when saved. You will not see
the size changes to your image in the Preview area since image size
affects only the final scan.
Apple's proprietary image file format that is used by the Mac OS.
Designed for the screen, this format is best used for color images that
will not be printed. Images saved as PICT files are smaller in size than
images saved as a TIFF files.
output type
The type of file that is generated during the scanning process. Output
type reveals the bit depth of the image.
pixel
p
The smallest element (picture element) that can be assigned an
independent color and intensity and can be displayed on a computer
screen. Pixels are square dots arranged in a grid pattern to make up
the images displayed on the screen.
palette
plug-in
A subset of the color look-up table that establishes the colors that can
be displayed on the monitor at a particular time. The only color depth
that allows multiple palettes is the 256 (or 8-bit) color setting for your
monitor. At a color depth of 256 colors, each program (or even each
individual image used or edited in a program) can have a different
color palette.
A module that integrates into a program to provide additional
functionality. The HP Precisionscan Pro Installer adds a Photoshop
plug-in (the HP Scanjet Plug-in) for image editor and OCR programs
that allows you to scan text and images from within these programs.
palette flashing
Portable Network Graphics format. A compressed image file format
suitable for the Web that might replace GIF because of copyright
issues with GIF format. PNG is non-lossy compressed, supports
interlacing, and can be used with the True Color output type, which
GIF cannot.
The flashing that occurs when your monitor is set to a color depth of
256 colors and you switch programs. When you switch programs, the
palette of the active program becomes the system palette, and all other
programs redraw themselves as accurately as possible with the new
colors.
PDF
Portable Document Format (PDF) format. Adobe Acrobat files use this
format.
PNG
pop-up menu (or list)
A menu of items that appears when you click on or pass the cursor
over a command.
portrait
Orientation of a photograph or image that is taller than it is wide. An
image that is wider than it is tall is called a landscape orientation.
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positioning plate
printer resolution
This XPA piece is a large template with a rectangular cutout that
orients proper placement of the XPA light source on the scanner bed.
Term for scanning items directly to a website.
A measurement of the number of dots per inch (dpi) the printer is
capable of printing. Typical laser printers have resolutions of 600 dpi,
typical ink printers have resolutions of 300 dpi for photographs and 600
dpi for text, while imagesetters have resolutions of 1200 or 2400 dpi.
The more dots per inch, the smoother the output and the greater the
number of grayscale levels and colors the device can describe.
Power Save
product tour
An energy conservation method that reduces power consumption
when the scanner is idle for a period of time.
The product tour provides an overview of the scanner’s capabilities
and how scanning tasks are completed. It appears each time the
scanning software starts, unless it is specifically disabled. It is also
available in the Help menu.
posting scans
PPI
Pixels Per Inch. A measurement of resolution for monitors and
scanners where the individual element is a square pixel.
q
preferences
r
Refers to your preferred method of using the scanner. The scanning
software automatically saves certain preferences, such as the location
of toolbars and the destination of a scan, that it detects during normal
use of the scanner. Some preferences are restored each time the
scanner is used, while others are maintained only throughout a
scanning session.
preview
A feature that displays a scanned image so you can view it in the
scanning software. You can then select an area to be saved; make
adjustments to the tone, color, and size; and save the final image.
preview window
The rectangular area in the software where the scanned image is
displayed.
raster
A type of black and white, gray, or color image or picture made up of a
matrix of individual pixels or dots. This is also referred to as a bitmap.
resolution
The measure of how many dots per inch (dpi) are scanned, displayed,
or printed. The greater the dpi, the greater the amount of detail that is
visible, and the larger the file size. The final output device (monitor,
printer) for a scanned image determines the resolution of the image.
For example, if you scan a picture at 600 dpi (the optimum) and your
printer is capable of printing at only 300 dpi, the printed image will be
no more than 300 dpi.
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RGB
scanner bed
Red, Green, Blue. The color model in which every color is composed
of a varying amount of red, green, and blue, which are the three
primary colors of light. RGB is used to display colors on a computer
monitor.
The glass surface of the scanner where you place items to scan.
Sometimes referred to as the scanner glass.
rich text format
The glass surface on the scanner where you place items to scan.
Sometimes referred to as the scanner bed.
A format for text files. Rich Text Format preserves all formatting in the
original text document. It converts formatting into instructions that
compatible programs can interpret.
scanner lid
rotate tool
To rotate the entire scan 90 degrees clockwise or 90 degrees
counterclockwise.
s
saturation
The intensity of color in a specific hue. An image with high color
saturation has vivid color. A black-and-white photograph has zero
saturation. See also hue.
scale
To reduce or increase the physical size of an image while maintaining
aspect ratio (the ratio of the horizontal dimension to the vertical
dimension).
scan
To capture a picture, photograph, or text as a digital electronic image
using a scanner. This term also refers to the image that has been
scanned.
scanner glass
The lid, or cover, of the scanner, which holds the original paper flat for
scanning.
scanning source
Scanning (or scan) sources include the flatbed, transparency-slides,
and transparency-negatives.
screen resolution
The measurement of the number of lines per inch (lpi) that a screen
can display. This is usually 72 lpi.
settings
Saving settings allows you to save a set of settings used with one
scanned image and reuse the settings with an image scanned in the
future.
selection area
The area inside the rectangular border drawn around a portion of the
image in the Preview area. The selection area is scanned when you
drag-and-drop, save to a file, copy to the clipboard, or print.
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shadow
Speed Destinations
The darkest area of an image, usually reproduced as near black on the
computer screen or when printed. The range between highlight and
shadow determines the quality and color differentiation in the image.
To enhance the detail in an image.
The list of destinations available when configuring the Scan To button
options in the HP Scanjet Controls control panel. This list of
destinations appears in place of the standard Scan To button options
and allows the settings for each available destination to be set from
one dialog box, rather than by selecting each destination separately
from a pull-down menu. Speed Destinations are available with some
scanner models.
slide holder
spot color
This XPA piece holds slides for scanning. It is attached to the bottom of
the XPA light source.
A software function that finds large areas of color in a scanned image
and applies a uniform color to the area.
slide light shield
sRGB
This XPA piece blocks excess illumination and improves image quality
when scanning slides. Slide it into the slide holder after the chosen
slide(s).
An international color standard and the default color system used for
all HP peripherals, the World Wide Web, and most office software.
sharpen
Smart Friends
Smart Friends are tips that appear automatically to notify you of
potential problems. For example, if you are setting a very high
resolution but want to use e-mail to send the scanned image, a Smart
Friend would alert you that the file will probably be too large to send in
e-mail.
system palette
A palette or color table containing a Web palette plus more shades of
gray and the 16 VGA colors.
t
text
source
The program from which an image is retrieved for use in a document.
Programs that support TWAIN or the HP Scanjet Plug-in pull an image
from a source, such as the HP Precisionscan Pro software.
As it relates to scanning, text is saved in the following formats: plain
text, HTML, and RTF.
thresholding
The process of rendering all areas darker than a set value as black,
and all areas lighter than a set value as white. Useful when converting
grayscale images to black and white.
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TIFF
TWAIN
Tagged Image File Format. A bitmapped file format for images,
capable of storing up to 24-bit depth images. TIFF file format is
especially appropriate for scanned images and is supported by many
programs and computers.
An industry-standard communications protocol for sending instructions
to hardware (such as a scanner) and receiving image data back from
them. If you are using a program that supports TWAIN, you can start
the HP Precisionscan Pro software directly from that program.
TIFF compressed
u
Tagged Image File Format, compressed. A bitmapped file format for
images, capable of storing up to 24-bit depth images. TIFF file format
is recommended for scanned images and is supported by many
programs and computers. TIFF compressed files use data
compression to reduce the size of the resulting file.
uniform scaling
A method of stretching or shrinking an image proportionately in both
the vertical and horizontal directions.
tone
USB
The overall effect produced by the combination of lighting, shade, and
color.
Universal Serial Bus. An interface for connecting peripherals, such as
scanners, to a computer.
toolbar
v
The area that contains buttons for a program's controls.
transparency adapter
Abbreviated as XPA. An optional accessory used to scan negatives
and slides. An XPA connector is plugged into the scanner, and a
template is used to position the transparency above the glass.
vector
A type of image that uses algebraic equations to define the various
lines and curves of the image.
w
True Color
Web palette
An image type that is rendered with 24-bits per pixel per color.
A palette or color table containing red, green, and blue pixel colors that
is standard for images embedded in Web pages or HTML files. It
consists of 216 entries of all combinations of the values 0, 51, 102,153,
204, and 255.
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width
The horizontal dimension of your scan as it is sent to its destination.
x
XPA
See transparency adapter.
XPA light source
This XPA piece is a light that plugs into the scanner. It fits into the
positioning plate and provides backlighting in order to properly scan
transparent slide and negative images. (It may also be used as a light
box for viewing slides.)
y
z
zoom scan
The ability to enlarge, or magnify, the image in the Preview area so that
finer adjustments can be made to the image. This action does not
enlarge the picture that is saved, printed, copied to the Clipboard, or
dragged into another program.
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Index
A
About HP Precisionscan Pro command 116
abrasive cleaners, avoiding 112
accessories, using 77
accuracy, OCR 76
acquiring scans 74
active program, definition 123
adapter, transparency. See XPA
ADF (automatic document feeder)
capacity 105
cleaning 112
document specifications 17
feeding problems 105
glass, definition 123
jams, clearing 108, 110
jams, preventing 105
loading 78
models including 3
page size options 38
Scan dialog box 78
scanning from 78
troubleshooting 105
Adjust Black & White command
shortcuts 118
using 57
Adjust Color command
shortcuts 118
using 56
Adjust Exposure command
highlights 51
midtones 50
shadows 52
shortcuts for 118
transparent items, using for 83
adjusting
backgrounds 54
black and white threshold 57
brightness 50
color channels 58
contrast 46
highlights 51
hue 56
midtones 50
output levels 54
preferences for scanner buttons 35
preferences for scanning software 70
saturation 56
shadows 52
tonal resolution 73
Adobe Acrobat Reader 62
See also PDF files
Adobe Photoshop Plug-in. See HP Scanjet
Plug-in
Advanced menu, shortcuts for 118
alarms, highlight and shadow 53
albums, photo 30
alcohol, cleaning with 111, 112
alerts
highlight 53
shadow 53
Smart Friends 40
aliasing, definition 124
anti-aliasing, definition 124
Apple Menu
About HP Precisionscan Pro command 116
Control Panels 35
applications. See programs
approximate size
definition 124
viewing 120
areas, selecting. See selection areas
ASCII text, saving as 62
attachments, e-mail
creating 31
naming 32
Prompt for e-mail attachment name option 37
automatic cropping
definition 124
settings 38
automatic document feeder. See ADF
automatic exposure adjustment 72
automatic resolution 124
Automatically Set Type option 43
B
backgrounds, adjusting 54
balance, color
adjusting 56
definition 125
Balloon Help 118
bed, scanner
definition 134
printing entire 63
selecting entire 42
best quality settings 71
bit depth, definition 124
bitmap files, definition 124
black and white bitmaps
adjusting colors in 58
definition 124
shortcut for 117
black and white copies
button for 27
making 22, 33
black and white images
inverting colors 49
output types for 44
Black and White output type, selecting 38
black and white threshold
changing 57
definition 124
black areas, adjusting 52
black eyedropper tool 52
black images, troubleshooting 94
black output levels, changing 54
blank pages, troubleshooting 33, 94, 96
blue color channel 58
blurred scans, troubleshooting 94
books, scanning pages from 17
borders, selection
definition 124
moving 42
boxes
around slides or negatives 98
around text 75
brightness
adjusting 50
definition 125
bulbs, broken 98, 104
business cards, scanning 17
Buttons tab, HP Scanjet Controls
accessing 35
ADF Page Size options 38
Destinations options 37
Image options 38
Scan To settings 36
buttons. See scanner buttons
C
Cancel button 27
canceling scans 33
capacity, ADF 105
carbon paper, scanning 17
CDs, scanning to 67
Change Resolution 117
characters, incorrect 99
checklist, troubleshooting 88
cleaning
ADF 112
scanner 111
XPA 112
clearing ADF jams 108, 110
click, definition 125
clipped pixels
checking for 53
definition 125
CMYK, definition 125
collating copies 33
color balance
adjusting 56
definition 125
color channels
changing 58
definition 125
color copies
button for 27
making 33
color correction
automatic 72
definition 125
highlights, adjusting 51
hue, adjusting 56
midtones, adjusting 50
saturation, adjusting 56
shadows, adjusting 52
color depth
definition 125
output types 44
color output types 44
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adjusting hue 56
definition 125
colored paper
adjustments for 58
copying from 96
colors
automatic adjustment 72
converting to black and white 58
highlights, adjusting 51
hue, adjusting 56
inverting 49
midtones, adjusting 50
negatives, troubleshooting 98
output types 43
RGB values, viewing 55
saturation, adjusting 56
shadows, adjusting 52
slides, troubleshooting 98
tonal resolution 73
troubleshooting 94, 97
comparison, features 3
compressed file formats 62
context-sensitive Help
See Help, online
contrast
adjusting 46
definition 125
Control Panels, HP Scanjet Controls 35
See also Buttons tab, HP Scanjet Controls
control range, definition 126
Controls tab options 73
converting text. See OCR
copies, making
quality, troubleshooting 96
troubleshooting 101
using HP Scanjet Copy Utility 16
using scanner button 33
Copy button
locating 27
troubleshooting 106
using 33
Copy command
shortcuts 117, 119
using 65
Copy Utility, HP 16
copying and pasting
toolbar shortcut 119
using Clipboard 65
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correction, color
automatic 72
definition 125
highlights, adjusting 51
hue, adjusting 56
midtones, adjusting 50
saturation, adjusting 56
shadows, adjusting 52
crooked images, troubleshooting 94
crooked pages, troubleshooting 105
cropping
automatic, settings for 38
definition 126
scanning area 42
Current OCR Language option 73
cursors
black eyedropper 52
context-sensitive 121
dragging-and-dropping 66
Ready 121
Selection Area 121
Typing 121
white eyedropper tool 51
customer support
resources for 113
customizing
See also settings
preferences for scanning software 70
resolution values 72
scanner buttons 35
cut off pages, troubleshooting 96
D
dark areas
adjusting 52
troubleshooting 93
darkening images 50
dashed boxes 98
decreasing
details for transparent items 84
details in dark areas 52
details in light areas 51
saturation 56
default programs, changing 35, 99
default settings
See also settings
definition 126
resetting image adjustments 48
Restore Defaults (scanner buttons) 35
Scan To button 36
deleting selection areas 42
density, definition 126
depth, color
definition 125
output types 44
Descreen command
settings 71
shortcuts 118
using 59
desktop, dragging-and-dropping to 66
destinations
definition 28
options 37
Scan To button, changing 36
scanning to 29
select button 26
Speed 8, 36
troubleshooting 101
details
black and white threshold 57
clipped, checking for 53
decreasing in dark areas 52
decreasing in light areas 51
enhancing 52
increasing in dark areas 52
increasing in light areas 51
device driver, definition 126
dimensions
paper sizes 17
resizing images 45
Disable All Smart Friends 40, 118
display resolution
definition 126
image quality 23
output types for 44
distribution, pixel 55
dithering, definition 126
documentation, printing 15
documents, definition 126
dots per inch (dpi), definition 127
See also resolution
dots, troubleshooting 93
double-click, definition 126
dpi (dots per inch), definition 127
See also resolution
dragging-and-dropping
between programs 66
definition 127
to desktop 66
drawings, output types for 44
drop-down list, definition 127
E
edges not printing 96
Edit Destination 36
Edit menu, shortcuts for 117
editable text
accuracy of 76
creating using OCR 75
definition 127
languages 73
options for 73
Scan To Text File 23
troubleshooting 99
8-bit grayscale, definition 123
E-mail button
locating 26
troubleshooting 101
using 32
e-mail, definition 127
e-mailing scans
attaching files 31
file sizes 46
supported programs 31
troubleshooting 101
using scanner buttons 32
Enable All Smart Friends 40, 118
Enable Scan Another Page Dialog 71
Energy Save mode 107
enhancing details 48, 52
error messages 90
export, definition 127
exposure
adjusting 50
automatic adjustments 72
definition 127
eyedropper tools
black 52
functions of 121
viewing RGB values 55
white 51
F
fabric, scanning 17
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Faster Scan mode 107
features, scanner models 3
feeding problems, ADF 105
file formats
e-mail attachments 32
supported 91
types of 62
websites 64
File name, e-mail attachments 32
File Open 91
file sizes
definition 127
reducing 23
resolution changes 46
status bar 120
files
See also file formats
attaching to e-mail 31
dragging and dropping 66
lost 90
saving to 61
film, scanning
adjusting colors 83
negatives 81
slides 79
troubleshooting 98
final scans
definition 127
selecting areas for 42
fingerprints, cleaning 111, 112
flashing palette, definition 132
flipping images 47
flowed text
definition 128
preferences 73
focus, definition 128
folders, dragging-and-dropping to 66
font sizes, OCR 76
Force Quit 88
Format, e-mail option 32
formats. See file formats
formatting, text 100
framed text
definition 128
preferences 73
removing frames 75
frequently asked questions 22
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front panel, definition 128
frozen programs 88
fuzzy images
sharpening 48
troubleshooting 95, 97
G
gamma
changing setting 71
definition 128
GIF files
definition 128
output types for 44
using 62
glass cleaner, using 111, 112
glass, ADF
cleaning 112
definition 123
glass, scanner
cleaning 111
definition 134
loading items 19
preparing documents for 17
grainy, definition 128
graphics
See also images
cut off 96
file formats 62
OCR conversions 75
Graphics Interchange Format. See GIF files
grayscale
8-bit 123
definition 128
option, selecting 38
output type, using 44
shortcut for 117
green color channel 58
grinding sounds, troubleshooting 91
gum-backed paper, scanning 17
H
halftone, definition 128
handwriting, converting 76
Height field, resizing images 45
Help, Balloon 118
Help, online
HP Scanjet Copy Utility 16
printing 15
shortcuts for 116, 118
using 40
highlights
adjusting 51
alarms 53
automatic adjustment 72
clipped areas, checking for 53
definition 129
histogram 55
transparent items, adjusting for 84
histograms 55, 129
HP Precisionscan Pro Help 40
HP Precisionscan Pro software
customizing settings 69
dragging-and-dropping files using 66
features 39
help, using 40
menus, troubleshooting 92
preferences, setting 70
product tour, viewing 15
Scan To button, using 28
scanning with 41
settings, automatic 22
Share-to-Web 64
shortcuts 116
starting 40
toolbar shortcuts 119
tools 45
uninstalling 113
when to use 16
HP Scanjet Automatic Document Feeder. See
ADF (automatic document feeder)
HP Scanjet Controls. See Buttons tab, HP
Scanjet Controls
HP Scanjet Copy Utility 16
HP Scanjet on the Web 118
HP Scanjet Plug-in
definition 129
returning scans with 61
troubleshooting 103
using 74
HP Share-to-Web 64
HP Share-to-Web wizard 30
HTML file formats
definition 129
using 62
hue
adjusting 56
automatic adjustment 72
definition 129
keyboard shortcuts 118
I
Image and Text option 37
Image file, e-mail setting 31
Image option 37
Image Output options 38, 73
image quality, troubleshooting 93
images
darkening 50
definition 129
file formats 62
highlights, adjusting 51
inverting colors 49
lightening 50
midtones, adjusting 50
mirroring 47
output levels, adjusting 54
resizing 45
rotating 47
sending to programs 60
shadows, adjusting 52
sharpening 48
Import command 91
import, definition 129
importing scans 74
increasing
details 52
image clarity 48
saturation 56
info bar 120, 129
input tray, ADF
loading 78
troubleshooting 105
insufficient memory, troubleshooting 96
intensity. See saturation
interface connection
definition 130
internal mirror, contaminated 96
interpolated resolution, definition 130
Invert Colors command
shortcuts 118
using 49
isopropyl alcohol, cleaning with 111, 112
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jagged images
definition 130
troubleshooting 97
jaggies, definition 124
jams, ADF
clearing 108, 110
preventing 105
JPEG files
definition 130
output types for 44
using 62
K
keyboard shortcuts 116
keys. See scanner buttons
L
lamp
automatic turn-off 91
broken 98, 104
modes 107
stays on 90
landscape orientation, definition 130
languages, OCR 73
launching software 40
lid, scanner 134
light areas
adjusting 51
copies, troubleshooting 96
scans, troubleshooting 93
light bulbs
broken 98, 104
stay on 90
light media, scanning 17
light shield
negatives 81
slides 80
light source, XPA 80, 137
lightening images 50
lines, troubleshooting 93, 96
loading items
ADF 78
scanner glass 19
loading settings 69
lock, scanner 90
long items, scanning 106
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M
magazine pages, scanning 17
making copies
black and white 22
quality, troubleshooting 96
troubleshooting 101
using HP Scanjet Copy Utility 16
using scanner button 33
manual, printing 15
margins, adjusting for 96
Maximum Pixel Depth
definition 130
option 71
memory, insufficient 96
menu shortcuts 116
menus, troubleshooting 92
messages, error 90
Microsoft Word, removing frames in 75
midtones
adjusting 50
automatic adjustment 72
definition 131
range for 50
transparent items, adjusting for 83
millions of colors 131
Mirror command
shortcuts 117
using 47
mirror, contaminated 96
mirroring images
keyboard shortcuts for 117
using tools 47
misfeeds, ADF 105
models, features 3
moiré, definition 131
More Options button
locating 27
using 35
moving selection areas 42
multipart forms, scanning 17
multiple feeds, troubleshooting 105
multiple pages
options for 37, 71
scanning 28
N
naming e-mail attachments 32, 37
negative holder
definition 131
using 81
negative light shield
definition 131
using 81
negatives
adjusting colors 83
scanning 81
troubleshooting 98
new documents, troubleshooting 102
New Scan command
shortcuts 116, 119
using 41
news clippings, scanning 17
noise reduction
definition 131
settings for 71
noisy scans, troubleshooting 91
not responding, troubleshooting 91
NTSC Gray channel 58
Number of copies button
locating 27
using 33
O
OCR
accuracy of 76
definition 131
languages for 73
options for 73
preparing text for 76
saving scans for future processing 61
Scan To Text File 23
scanning to 75
troubleshooting 99
onionskin paper 17
online Help
HP Scanjet Copy Utility 16
printing 15
shortcuts for 116, 118
using 40
online viewing, optimizing scans for 64
opening software 40
Optical Character Recognition. See OCR
optical resolution, definition 131
Optimized Palette
definition 131
output types 44
shortcut for 117
optional automatic document feeder. See ADF
optional transparency adapter. See XPA
options
ADF Page Size 38
Controls tab 73
destinations 37
Image Output 38
preferences, setting 70
Resolution 72
Scan To button 36
Scanner tab 71
Selection Area tab 72
text 73
original items
loading in ADF 78
loading on scanner glass 19
preparing 17
output dimensions
changing 45
definition 132
output levels, changing 54
output types
automatic selection 72
definition 132
menu shortcuts 117
optimal resolutions for 46
options 38
selecting 43
websites, optimizing for 64
P
Page Size options, ADF 38
pages, multiple
options for 37, 71
scanning 28
palette flashing, definition 132
palettes
definition 132
optimized 131
output types 44
system 135
web 136
paper
loading in ADF 78
sizes, ADF 17
sizes, scanner glass 17
types of 17
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paper jams, ADF
clearing 108, 110
preventing 105
Paste command 65
pasting images 65
patterns, descreening 59
PDF files
printing documentation 15
uses for 62
percentages, scaling 45
photo albums, creating 30
Photo Reprint button
locating 26
using 30
photos
inverting colors 49
output types for 44
printing multiple 30
troubleshooting 95
Photoshop Plug-in. See HP Scanjet Plug-in
PICT files 62
picture clippings, Scrapbook 66
pink images, troubleshooting 98
pixel color
transparent items 85
viewing 55
pixel depth, options for 71
pixel, definition 132
pixels per inch (PPI), definition 133
plug-in, definition 132
PNG files 62
pointers. See cursors
pop-up menus, definition 132
portable network graphics 62
portrait orientation, definition 132
positioning plate, XPA
definition 133
slides 79
posting scans, definition 133
Power Save button
locating 27
using 34
power, troubleshooting 88
PPI (pixels per inch), definition 133
Precisionscan Pro. See HP Precisionscan Pro
software
preferences
See also settings
143
definition 133
for scanner buttons 35
for scanning software 70
shortcuts for 116
preparing originals 17
preview window, definition 133
previewing scans
options for 71
toolbar shortcut 119
using HP Precisionscan Pro software 41
Print command
shortcuts 116, 119
using 63
printing
copies 33
documentation 15
from HP Scanjet Copy Utility 16
resolutions for 133
scans 63
toolbar shortcuts for 119
troubleshooting 101
problems, solving. See troubleshooting
Product Tour command 118
product tour, viewing 15
programs
e-mail 31
resizing images in 45
scanning from 74
scanning to 29
sending to 60
troubleshooting 91
word processing 100
progress bar 120
progressive JPEG files 62
Prompt for Another Page option 37
Prompt for e-mail attachment name 37
Q
quality, troubleshooting
copies 96
scanned images 93
Quit, shortcut for 116
R
raster, definition 133
Reader, Adobe Acrobat 62
See also PDF files
readouts, tonal resolution 73
Ready cursor 121
receipts, scanning 17
red color channel 58
red line, histogram 55
reflecting images 47
removing
frames 75
selection areas 42
reprints, photo 30
Reset Tools 117
resetting
all adjustments 48
default colors 58
exposure adjustments 50
output types 44
resolution 46
sharpen levels 48
Resize command
shortcuts 117
using 45
resizing
images 45
keyboard shortcuts for 117
selection areas 42
troubleshooting 23
resolution
automatic 23
button settings 38
changing 46
definition 133
interpolated 130
optical, definition 131
print vs. screen 23
printers 133
range of values 72
screen, definition 134
troubleshooting 95
websites, optimizing for 64
Resolution tab options 72
restoring defaults
See also resetting
Reset Tools command 117
scanner buttons 35
Return Image To command
shortcuts 119
using 74
reversing images
color 49
layout 47
rewritable CDs, scanning to 67
RGB values
definition 134
transparent items 85
viewing 55
rich text format (RTF)
definition 134
using 62
Rotate Left command
shortcuts 117, 119
using 47
Rotate Right command
shortcuts 117, 119
using 47
rotating images
keyboard shortcuts for 117
toolbar shortcut 119
using HP Precisionscan Pro software 47
RTF (rich text format)
definition 134
using 62
S
saturation
adjusting 56
automatic adjustment 72
definition 134
keyboard shortcuts 118
Save As command
shortcuts 116, 119
using 61
saving custom settings 69
saving to files
See also file formats
toolbar shortcuts 119
using HP Precisionscan Pro software 61
Scale field 45
scale, definition 134
scaling images 45
Scan menu, shortcuts for 116
Scan To button
locating 26
settings for 36
Text File option 23
troubleshooting 91, 102
using 28, 29
Scan to CD 67
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Scan To command
shortcuts 116, 119
Text File option 23
using 60
Scan using channel 58
Scanjet Automatic Document Feeder. See ADF
(automatic document feeder)
Scanjet Controls
See also Buttons tab, HP Scanjet Controls
Scanjet Copy Utility 16
Scanjet on the Web 118
Scanjet Plug-in
definition 129
returning scans with 61
troubleshooting 103
using 74
scanner bed
definition 134
printing entire 63
selecting entire 42
scanner buttons
color copy/b&w copy 33
Copy 33
E-mail 32
identifying 26
models including 3
number of copies 33
settings 35
troubleshooting 91
when to use 16, 25
XPA, using with 104
scanner glass
cleaning 111
definition 134
loading items 19
preparing documents for 17
Scanner Glass command 116
scanner lamp. See lamp
scanner lid, definition 134
Scanner tab options 71
scanning
destinations, definition 28
loading items 19
methods for 16
negatives 81
preparing originals 17
previewing 41
selecting areas for 42
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sending to programs 60
slides 79
using ADF 78
using HP Precisionscan Pro software 41
using scanner buttons 25
scanning source, definition 134
Scrapbook picture clippings 66
scratched templates 98
screen resolution
definition 134
image quality 23
output types for 44
Select All 42, 117
Select Destination button 26, 103
selecting
output types 43
scanning area 42
Selection Area tab options 72
selection areas
automatic 72
creating 42
cursors 121
definition 134
moving 42
removing border 42
resizing 42
zooming to 43
self-test errors 90
sending to programs
directions for 60
troubleshooting 102
settings
ADF Page Size 38
automatic 22
Controls tab 73
custom, saving 69
destinations 37
Energy Save mode 107
Faster Scan mode 107
Image Output 38
lamp 107
loading 69
resetting adjustments 48
Resolution tab 72
saving 69
Scan To button 36
scanner buttons 35
Scanner tab 71
scanning software 70
Selection Area tab 72
shortcut for 116
Text tab 73
Setup and Support guide 113
shadows
adjusting 52
alarms 53
automatic adjustment 72
clipped areas, checking for 53
definition 135
histogram 55
transparent items, adjusting for 84
Share-to-Web button
locating 26
using 30
Share-to-Web software option 64
Sharpen command
shortcuts 117
using 48
sharpening
definition 135
images 48
keyboard shortcuts for 117
options for 71
shield, light
negatives 81
slides 80
shortcuts
keyboard 116
menu 116
toolbar 119
size
See also file sizes
ADF page size options 38
image, troubleshooting 94, 95
paper, ADF 17
resizing images 45
transparent media 18
skewed images, troubleshooting 94
skewed pages, troubleshooting 105
slide holder
definition 135
using 79
slide light shield
definition 135
using 80
slides
adjusting colors 83
scanning 79
troubleshooting 98
viewing 80
slow scanning, troubleshooting 22, 91
Smart Friends tips 40
software
See also HP Precisionscan Pro software
uninstalling 113
solving problems. See troubleshooting
source documents. See original items
source, definition 135
specifications
ADF 17
speed
troubleshooting 22, 91
Speed Destinations
models including 8
using 36
spot color
definition 135
shortcut for 117
using output type 44
sRGB
definition 135
setting profile 71
starting scans
methods for 16
using HP Precisionscan Pro software 41
using scanner buttons 25
using TWAIN 74
stopping scans 33
streaks, troubleshooting 93
stripes, troubleshooting 96
support, customer
resources for 113
supported e-mail programs 31
System Palette
definition 135
shortcut for 117
T
tab options
Control 73
Resolution 72
Scan To button 36
Scanner 71
Selection Area 72
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Text 73
Tagged Image File Format. See TIFF files
templates
negative 81
slides 79
troubleshooting 98
Text Files, saving as 75
Text option 37
Text tab options 73
text, editable
accuracy of 76
creating using OCR 75
languages 73
options for 73
Scan To Text File 23
troubleshooting 99
textured paper, scanning 17
threshold, black and white 57
thresholding, definition 135
TIFF files
definition 136
using 62
tips, Smart Friends 40
tonal resolution, adjusting 73
tone, definition 136
toolbar shortcuts 119
tools
black eyedropper 52
settings for 45
viewing functions of 40
white eyedropper 51
Tools menu, shortcuts for 117
transparency adapter (XPA)
cleaning 112
light source 80, 137
media sizes 18
models including 3
negatives, scanning 81
scanner buttons, using with 104
slides, scanning 79
troubleshooting 98, 104
using 79
trays. See input tray, ADF
troubleshooting
ADF 105
checklist 88
copies 96
e-mailing 101
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frequently asked questions 22
image quality 93
negatives 98
OCR 99
scanner buttons 91
scanner not responding 91
slides 98
slow scanning 22, 91
transparencies 98
TWAIN programs 103
XPA 104
zooming 23
True Color
definition 136
option, selecting 38
shortcut for 117
using 44
turquoise line, histogram 55
TWAIN programs
definition 136
returning images to 61
scanning from 74
troubleshooting 103
24-bit color, definition 123
256 Color Palette 38
Type of file options 37
Typing cursor 121
U
underlined text, converting 76
Undo Editing Changes command
shortcuts 119
using 48
uniform scaling, definition 136
uninstalling software 113
Universal Serial Bus. See USB
unlocking scanner 90, 91
Unselect All 42
command 42
shortcuts 117
Update Scanner 36
USB
definition 136
User’s Manual, shortcut to 118
V
vector images, definition 136
View menu, shortcuts for 117
viewing
previewing scans 41
product tour 15
RGB values 55
Setup and Support Guide 113
slides 80
W
warnings. See alerts
watermarks, removing 71
Web Palette
definition 136
output types 44
websites
optimizing scans for 64
output types for 44
placing images on 64
scanning items to 30
weight
paper specifications, ADF 17
paper specifications, scanner glass 17
white areas, adjusting 51
white eyedropper 51
white images, troubleshooting 94
white output levels, changing 54
white stripes, troubleshooting 96
Width field, resizing images 45
window cleaner, using 112
wizard, HP Share-to-Web 30
word processing programs
formatting text in 100
resizing images in 45
sending text to 99
Word, removing frames in 75
X
XPA (Negatives) command
shortcuts 116
using 82
XPA (optional transparency adapter)
cleaning 112
light source 80, 137
media sizes 18
models including 3
negatives, scanning 81
scanner buttons, using with 104
slides, scanning 79
troubleshooting 98, 104
using 79
XPA (Slides) command
shortcuts 116
using 80
Z
Zoom In command
shortcuts 117, 119
using 43
Zoom Out command
shortcuts 117, 119
using 43
zooming
definition 23
in 43
menu shortcuts for 117
out 43
toolbar shortcuts for 119
viewing preview images 43
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