hp scanjet 7400c series scanner
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Contents
1 Getting started
Printing this information . . . . .
Viewing the product tour . . . .
Where do I start? . . . . . . . . .
Selecting and preparing items.
Completing your first scan . . .
Frequently asked questions . . .
5 Troubleshooting usage and maintaining
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Overview of scanner buttons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Scanning quickly without making changes. . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Changing settings for buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
3 Scanning from HP PrecisionScan Pro
Overview of the HP PrecisionScan Pro software .
Performing a new scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cropping or selecting an area for final scan . . .
Getting a closer look (zooming). . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting output type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making optional adjustments, basic . . . . . . . . .
Making optional adjustments, advanced . . . . . .
Completing the final scan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other features and tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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4 Using accessories
Scanning from the ADF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Scanning from the XPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Making optional adjustments for transparent items . . . . . . . .72
Checking the basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Starting troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Resolving issues that did not generate messages. . . . . . . . . .77
Resolving image-quality issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Resolving issues with editable text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Resolving issues sending to destinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Resolving issues with accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Setting scanner lamp controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Clearing jams from the ADF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Cleaning and maintaining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Uninstalling the software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Other resources, support, and specifications . . . . . . . . . . .100
A Using software commands and controls
Using keyboard shortcuts and the menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
HP PrecisionScan Pro tool and information bars . . . . . . . . .105
Context-sensitive cursors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
B Glossary
Index
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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
You can print this PDF manual using 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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the scanner buttons
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the HP PrecisionScan Pro software
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another program
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the 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 15.
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 29.
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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 like 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 64.
Using the HP ScanJet Copy Utility
Start scanning from the HP ScanJet Copy Utility when you want to
make copies and 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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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 with some
scanner models, or it can be ordered. The ADF accepts items that
meet the following specifications:
Items for the scanner glass
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Items on standard Letter-, A4-, and Legal-size paper
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Items consisting of up to 50 unbound pages
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Items ranging in size from 148.5 by 210 mm (5.8 by 8.3 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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Paper items
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Items ranging in weight from 60 to 105 g/m2 (16 to 28 lb)
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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)
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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Gum-backed paper
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Items that are free of wet glue, correction fluid, and ink
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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 pages in books, fabric,
and paper with texture
CAUTION
Avoid placing items with sharp edges in the scanner.
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.
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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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photographic negatives
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35 mm slides
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other transparent media up to 127 to 127 mm (5 by 5 inches) in
size. For transparent items larger than these measurements, scan
without using the XPA. Just cover the item with a piece of white
paper and scan as you normally would.
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.
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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 10.
Doing your first scan is easy. This section shows you how to take the
same item and scan to print using the two primary scanning methods:
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the scanner buttons
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HP PrecisionScan Pro software
Before scanning, you will load the item in the scanner.
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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 9.
2
Select COLOR COPY or B&W COPY by pressing the button until the
light next to your choice is lit. Only select COLOR COPY if you are
printing to a color printer.
Color or B&W
button
3
To make more than one copy, press NUMBER OF COPIES until the
number you want appears on the display.
Number of copies button
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On the scanner, press COPY. 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
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 11.
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To complete your first scan using the HP PrecisionScan Pro software
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Load the item in the scanner. See "To load the item in the scanner"
on page 9.
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Experiment with the image. Change the output type or make other
adjustments.
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When you finish: On the Scan menu, click Print.
Select any printer options you want and click OK. The scanner
performs a final scan including your changes, and the scanned
image prints.
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With the item loaded, press HP SCANNING SOFTWARE on the
scanner. The scanner scans the item to the HP PrecisionScan Pro
software, choosing the best settings for this type of item.
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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.
If you have not already scanned using the scanner buttons, see "To
complete your first scan using the scanner buttons" on page 10.
Selection
border
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Frequently asked questions
This section contains answers to some questions users frequently ask
about scanning.
What settings does the HP PrecisionScan Pro software set
automatically for an item I scan?
Based on the scanned item, the software automatically chooses
optimal values for these settings:
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output type
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resolution
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sharpening
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exposure (midtones, highlights, and shadows)
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color (hue and saturation or black-and-white threshold)
Usually, the values the software selects provides optimal results.
However, you can change these values in the HP PrecisionScan Pro
software.
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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:
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Is a black-and-white photograph or drawing.
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Is a color photo or drawing, but you want a black-and-white image
to appear on the computer screen.
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Contains only text.
Scan color originals as black and white by changing the color option for
the scanner button (such as E-MAIL) you will be using. See "Changing
settings for buttons" on page 25. Or, in the HP PrecisionScan Pro
software, clear the Automatic Set Type option and choose Grayscale
or a black-and-white output type before you scan. See "Selecting
output type" on page 33.
How can I reduce the file size?
To reduce file size:
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Save files using a compressed format, such as compressed TIFF
or JPEG.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Should I change the resolution?
What do I need to know about scanning text?
The HP PrecisionScan Pro software sets the resolution for you. In
almost all cases, you get the best results and the smallest file size if
you use the resolution the software has determined to be best for the
type of original you have.
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. Do one of the following to have the optical character recognition
(OCR) software make the text editable automatically and send the text
to a supported word-processing program:
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.
What is the difference between zooming and resizing?
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.
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.
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Use the EDIT TEXT scanner button. Editable text appears in the
word-processing program associated with the button.
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In the HP PrecisionScan Pro software, choose Scan To from the
Scan menu, choose Text File from the Destination pull-down
menu, and click Scan.
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Scanning from scanner buttons
The scanner buttons provide an easy way to scan items directly to
destinations or files using settings optimized for the destination you
choose.
When you use a scanner button except HP SCANNING SOFTWARE, you
do not view or change scanned images before they go to the
destination or file. To view or change images, use the HP SCANNING
SOFTWARE button, which sends the scanned image to the
HP PrecisionScan Pro software. See the next chapter, “Scanning from
HP PrecisionScan Pro.”
Tip
You can change the default settings for buttons on the
scanner. See "Changing settings for buttons" on page 25.
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Overview of scanner buttons
more options
e-mail photo
e-mail document
number
of copies
color copy
b&w copy
Edit Text
E-mail
Fax
Copy
File
HP Scanning
Software
E-mail
File
Scan using settings optimized for e-mail. The scanned image is attached to a new email message.
Scan using settings optimized for archiving scanned images as files. Scanned images
are saved in PDF format.
e-mail photo/e-mail document
HP Scanning Software
Choose the original type before pressing E-MAIL to ensure the best settings are used.
Choose E-MAIL DOCUMENT if the original contains text only or both text and graphics.
The light next to the currently selected choice is lit.
Scan to the HP PrecisionScan Pro software to view the image or to make adjustments,
such as changing resolution or resizing.
Edit Text
Fax
Scan using settings optimized for faxing. The scanned image is a new fax message.
Scan and then convert text into an editable form and place it in a word-processing
program.
Copy
more options
Print copies using settings optimized for printing. At the computer, you can click
Cancel to choose additional copy settings in the HP ScanJet Copy Utility before the
pages print.
Open the dialog box for changing settings, such as output quality, for buttons on the
scanner.
number of copies
Choose the number of copies before pressing COPY.
color copy/b&w copy
Choose one 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 next to the
currently selected choice is lit.
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Scanning quickly without making
changes
Scanning from scanner buttons
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To e-mail a scan from the scanner
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Place the original face down on the scanner glass and close the lid.
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, fax, and word-processing programs.
If you are scanning slides or transparent items using the XPA, you
must scan from the HP PrecisionScan Pro software. See "Scanning
from HP PrecisionScan Pro" on page 29.
E-mailing a scan
When you e-mail using the scanner 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.
Note:
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Select E-MAIL PHOTO or E-MAIL DOCUMENT by pressing the small
button beneath the lights until the light next to your choice is lit. If
the item contains both text and graphics, select E-MAIL DOCUMENT.
3
Press E-MAIL on the scanner.
4
If the scanner or the computer prompts you for another page, do
one of the following:
Tip
If your e-mail program is not supported, choose E-mail
anyway. The scanner scans the item using the optimal
settings, and the computer prompts you to save the item
as a file. Open your e-mail program and attach the file to a
message as you normally do.
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Tip
To view the scanned item before you send it, open the file
attachment from the new e-mail message.
To load items in the ADF, see page 66.
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If you do not have more pages to scan, click Done.
If there are additional pages of this item, load the next page and
click Scan. Repeat until all pages are scanned. Then, click
Done.
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 the
scanned image does not attach to a new message, see "Supported
e-mail programs" on page 18.
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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.
If you are using an unsupported e-mail program, such as a Web-based
program like Microsoft Hotmail®, the scanner cannot scan items
directly into an e-mail message. The scanner scans the item but then
prompts you to save it as a file. After saving the image as a file, open
an e-mail message and attach the file as you normally do.
To be prompted to save the file, make sure that E-mail file is selected
in the button options. Otherwise, you receive an error message when
you press E-MAIL at the scanner.
See "Changing settings for buttons" on page 25 to check or change
which e-mail program is set as the default, or to set E-mail file as the
default.
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Faxing a scan
When you fax using the scanner buttons, the scanner scans the item
using default settings optimized for faxing. If you have a supported fax
application program, the scanned image then automatically appears in
a new fax message, which you then address and send. You do not
make changes to the scanned image.
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To fax a scan from the scanner
1
Place the original face down on the scanner glass and close the lid.
Tip
If your fax program is not supported, select Fax anyway.
The computer scans the item using the optimal settings,
and the computer prompts you to save the scanned image
as a file. Open your fax program and attach the file to a
message as you normally do.
Note:
To load items in the ADF, see page 66.
2
Press FAX on the scanner.
3
If the scanner or the computer prompts you for another page, do
one of the following:
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If you do not have more pages to scan, click Done.
If there are additional pages of this item, load the next page and
click Scan. Repeat until all pages are scanned. Then, click
Done.
If you have a supported fax program, the scanned image
automatically appears in a new fax message. Address the
message and send it as you normally do. If the scanned image
does not attach to a new message, see “Supported fax programs”
on this page.
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Supported fax programs
Supported fax programs allow the scanner to scan items directly into
new fax messages. If a scanned image automatically appears in a new
fax message, your fax program is supported.
If you are using an unsupported fax program, the scanner cannot scan
items directly into a fax message. The scanner scans the item but then
prompts you to save the scanned image as a file. After saving the
image as a file, open a fax message and attach the file as you normally
do.
To be prompted to save the file, make sure that Image file is selected
in the button options. Otherwise, you receive an error message when
you press FAX at the scanner.
See "Changing settings for buttons" on page 25 to check or change
which fax program is set as the default, or to set Image file as the
default.
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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.
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To print copies from the scanner
1
Place the original face down on the scanner glass and close the lid.
Note:
To load items in the ADF, see page 66.
2
Select COLOR COPY or B&W COPY by pressing the button until the
light next to your choice is lit. Only select COLOR COPY if you are
printing to a color printer and want a color copy.
3
Select the NUMBER OF COPIES by pressing the button until the
number you want appears.
4
Press COPY on the scanner.
5
To reduce or enlarge the copies, lighten or darken them, or change
which printer prints them, press
+. (COMMAND KEY+PERIOD) on the
computer to set options in the HP ScanJet Copy Utility. Change
options and click Copy. If you do not click the COMMAND KEY+PERIOD,
the number of copies specified on the scanner print directly to the
default printer.
Note:
If you cancel the scan, the printer might feed a blank
page to the output bin.
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Saving a scan to a file
You can scan and save items directly to files for archiving purposes
without making changes to them. The files are saved in PDF format,
which keeps the original page formatting.
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To save a scan to a file from the scanner
1
Place the original face down on the scanner glass and close the lid.
Tip
To save a scanned image in a different file format, scan to
the HP PrecisionScan Pro software, and on the Scan
menu, click Save As.
Note:
To load items in the ADF, see page 66.
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Press FILE on the scanner.
3
In the Save As dialog box, name the file, choose a location in
which to save it, and click Save.
4
If the scanner or the computer prompts you for another page, do
one of the following:
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If you do not have more pages to scan, click Done.
If there are additional pages of this item, load the next page and
click Scan. Repeat until all pages are scanned. Then, click
Done.
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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.
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To make text editable from the scanner
1
Place the original face down on the scanner glass and close the lid.
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.
Note:
To load items in the ADF, see page 66.
2
Press EDIT TEXT on the scanner.
3
If the scanner or the computer prompts you for another page, do
one of the following:
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4
If you do not have more pages to scan, click Done.
If there are additional pages of this item, load the next page and
click Scan. Repeat until all pages are scanned. Then, click
Done.
When the text opens in the word-processing program, check it
carefully for accuracy.
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What to expect from OCR programs
Supported word-processing programs
Optical character recognition 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.
By default, text converted using the OCR program appears in Microsoft
Word or SimpleText. By changing the settings for the EDIT TEXT button,
you can have text appear in a different, supported program instead.
See "Changing settings for buttons" on page 25. The Edit Text tab on
the Buttons tab of the HP ScanJet Controls dialog box will display
the supported programs installed on the computer.
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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Changing settings for buttons
When you use the scanner buttons, the scanner scans the item using
settings optimized for the destination, such as e-mail, that is
associated with that button. Settings are applied to all items being
scanned until you change the settings again.
Tip
To change the settings only for the current item, you may
want to scan using the HP PrecisionScan Pro software
instead. See Scanning from HP PrecisionScan Pro
(starting on page 29).
To change settings for buttons
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List of options for scanner buttons
With the HP ScanJet Controls control panel, you can select scanning
options that are applied to items you scan using the following scanner
buttons:
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E-MAIL (with the E-MAIL PHOTO button)
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E-MAIL (with the E-MAIL DOCUMENT button)
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FAX
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COPY
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FILE
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HP SCANNING SOFTWARE
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EDIT TEXT
The following scanning options are available on the Buttons tab.
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Destinations options. See "Destinations options" on page 26.
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Image Output options. See "Image options" on page 26.
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ADF Page Size options. See "ADF Page Size options" on page 27.
Do one of the following:
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On the scanner, press MORE OPTIONS (if present).
Choose Control Panels from the Apple (
) menu, and then
choose HP ScanJet Controls from the submenu.
2
On the Buttons tab, click the tab for the button you want. The
boxes in the middle of the tab contain the settings that can be
changed.
3
Change the setting for the button. See "List of options for scanner
buttons" on page 25 for more information.
4
Repeat step 3 to change any other settings for this button.
5
Repeat steps 2 through 4 to change settings for another button.
6
When finished, click the close box.
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Destinations options
Image options
Destinations
Resolution
The Destinations pull-down menu lists the available destinations on
your computer.
Select a resolution from the pull-down menu, or type a resolution in the
text box.
Note:
If a destination does not support an option on the
Buttons tab, the option is dimmed.
Output Type
From the Type pull-down menu, select one of the options below:
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.
True Color creates an image that is rendered with 24-bits per pixel
per color.
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256 Color Palette creates an image that contains the 240 most
common colors in the image, plus the 16 basic colors.
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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.
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Black & White creates an image that contains only black pixels
and white pixels, no colors or shades of gray. Each pixel
represents one bit.
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.
For more information about using these options, see "List of file types"
on page 52.
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 this option is selected, the scanner includes only the item or
items on the scanner glass in the resulting scanned image.
Automatic Cropping
When this option is not selected, the scanner includes the entire area
of the scanner glass, including blank areas, in the resulting scanned
image.
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ADF Page Size options
If you are using an ADF with the scanner, select the size of the pages
you load in the ADF:
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Letter
●
Legal
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A4
For more information about loading items in the ADF, see "Scanning
from the ADF" on page 66.
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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 64 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:
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select only part of, or crop, the preview image to become the final
scanned image
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change the resolution
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resize the scanned image
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change the contrast
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To start the software without initiating a scan
In the HP Scanning Software folder, double-click HP PrecisionScan
Pro. The software starts.
Hover over a command
in this toolbar to see an
explanation
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Finding help for using the software
The HP PrecisionScan Pro software provides several means of
assisting you.
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 e-mail 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
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 101.
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 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:
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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 (preview) a new scan
1
Place the original face down on the scanner glass and close the lid.
Note:
To load items in the ADF, see page 66.
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●
●
On the scanner, press HP SCANNING SOFTWARE.
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
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To crop or select an area for final scan
Do one of the following:
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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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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 resize the selection area
selection
border
Click the edge of the selection border and drag to resize.
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 107.
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 33.
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Press ESC.
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On the Edit menu, click Unselect All.
●
Draw a selection border around a different area of the image.
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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 32. To resize the image, see "Resizing (output dimensions)" on
page 35.
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
Do one of the following:
●
On the View menu, click Zoom out to return to the original view of
the image.
●
Click
.
●
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 34.
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 34.
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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●
●
●
●
●
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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 still
optional. Depending on the output type chosen, some tools will not be
available.
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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.
Tip
If you need to resize images to fit in a file, such as wordprocessing 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
Changing contrast
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.
The contrast is controlled by the midtone, highlight, and shadow
settings. See "Changing midtones" on page 40, "Changing highlights"
on page 41, and "Changing shadow" on page 42.
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 59.
To change resolution
1
On the Tools menu, click Change Resolution.
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.
To reset resolution
On the Tools menu, click Change Resolution. Then, click
.
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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 sharpen an image
1
On the Tools menu, click Sharpen.
2
Select a sharpen level from the list. The viewer shows the effect of
the changes on the image.
To reset sharpen levels
1
On the Tools menu, click Sharpen.
2
Click
.
To reset all adjustments
Do one of the following:
●
On the Edit menu, click Undo Editing Changes.
●
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.
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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 transparent items" on page 73.
●
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 a value appropriate for 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 44.
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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 transparent items" on page 73.
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
2
Do one of the following:
●
●
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
2
Do one of the following:
●
Highlights set at 122
Drag the Highlight slider toward the right.
Type a higher number in the Highlights field and press ENTER.
To reduce detail in lighter areas
●
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.
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 44.
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Changing shadow
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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 transparent items" on page 74.
Drag the Shadow slider toward the left.
Type a lower number in the Shadow field and press ENTER.
Click
(black eyedropper). When the cursor changes to the
eydropper, move it over the area you want to be the shadow and
click.
To reduce detail in darker areas
Shadow set at 10
Shadow set at 3
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
2
Do one of the following:
●
●
Drag the Shadow slider toward the right.
Type a higher number in the Shadow field and press ENTER.
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 44.
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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 Output Levels check box. The dialog box expands 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 60.
●
Click on the 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 use an image as a dark background for light text, such
as for color slides, decrease the White output level value
until the image is as dark 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 74.
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:
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
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.
Tip
●
●
To decrease saturation
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Color.
2
Make colors less vivid by doing one of the following:
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If the image has too much of one color, move toward the
color’s opposite.
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.
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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 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
values darker appear as black.
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To change black-and-white threshold
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 Threshold.
3
Do one of the following:
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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.
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4
Threshold at 127
(the default for this image)
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Drag the slider.
Type a new value in the field and press ENTER.
Click the Up or Down arrow next to the field.
If necessary, sharpen the image. This can be especially useful if
the original was a color or black-and-white photograph. See
"Sharpening an image" on page 38.
To reset black-and-white threshold
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Black & White Threshold.
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 Threshold.
3
Select a color channel from the Scan using channel list.
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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.
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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 Threshold.
3
Choose NTSC Gray from the Scan using channel list.
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Descreening images
Resetting all adjustments
Use the Descreen command to reduce undesirable patterns in printed
items that 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. If you
are not scanning a printed original, turn Descreen off to reduce
scanning time.
To reset all adjustments
To descreen images
On the Advanced menu, click Descreen. Select the option again to
turn it off.
Do one of the following:
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On the Edit menu, click Undo Editing Changes.
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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.
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Sending to a program. See this page.
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Returning the image to a program that supports TWAIN or the HP
ScanJet Plug-in. See page 51.
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Saving to a file. See page 52.
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Printing. See page 54.
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Placing a scan on a website. See page 55.
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Copying and pasting into another program. See page 57.
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Dragging-and-dropping into another program. See page 57.
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Dragging-and-dropping to the desktop or a folder. See page 58.
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, etc.
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 52.
To create editable text, you can send the scan to a text file and select a
text or text-and-image file format. See "List of file types" on page 52.
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 60.
To send to a program
1
On the Scan menu, click Scan To.
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:
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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 destination program opens and displays the scanned image.
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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 52.
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 software. See "To save a scan for
future processing in OCR software" on page 52.
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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 64.
To return the image to a program
Do one of the following:
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On the Scan menu, click Return Image To.
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On the toolbar, click
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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 52, or see "Tips for best image quality" on page 59. For
definitions of File types, see the "Glossary" on page 109.
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List of file types
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.
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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 email) 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.
To save to a file
1
Do one of the following:
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On the Scan menu, click Save As.
On the toolbar, click
.
2
Select a file type. See "List of file types" on page 52.
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 OCR software
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. Compressed TIFF files for images are smaller
than standard TIFF 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
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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.
To scan an item for website, use one of the following methods:
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Drag-and-drop from the scanning software
If your Web page 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 page where you want it. Some
Web page applications have image editing capabilities if you want
to adjust the image further. You should consult the documentation
that came with the Web page development application for more
information.
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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 Web page development application.
Remember to save it as a GIF or JPEG file.
Copy and paste the image
You can use the scanning software's Copy menu command or icon
to copy the image to the Clipboard. In the Web page development
application, use the Paste menu command to paste the image in
the Web page document.
There are many website development tools, or HTML editors,
available. These applications help you develop websites, and support
a variety of graphics file formats. However, not all Web browsers can
display all the file formats that Web development applications support.
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Use the Scan To menu command
You can use the scanning software's Scan To menu command in
the Scan menu to scan the image to text file. Then, in the Save
dialog box, select HTML in the Format pop-up box.
Optimizing a scan for online viewing
To optimize a scan for a Web page, be sure to do the following:
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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 scan in the scanning software before inserting
it into your document.
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Scanning directly to a website
Share photos with other people by scanning directly to the Web.
People you know can view the photos and other items by visiting your
website, which will have an address you can give them. Links to the
website are in English.
When you choose this destination for the first time, you will be
prompted to sign up for the free website. Then, you can scan directly to
the site whenever you want.
Tip
If you want to place a scan on a site other than an
HP Share-to-Web site, save the scanned image as a file
and then place the file on the site as you normally do.
To place a scan on a website
1
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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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
You can drag-and-drop a scanned image into another program if that
program supports drag-and-drop. The selection area will “bounce
back” to the scanning software window if you try to drop a scanned
image into a program or area that does not support drag-and-drop.
To drag-and-drop into another program
1
Open a file in the destination program. Make sure you can see both
the destination program and the HP PrecisionScan Pro software.
2
In the HP PrecisionScan Pro software, place the cursor over the
scanned image.
3
While pressing the OPTION key, click inside the selection area and
drag to the location in the destination program. Then, release the
mouse button and the OPTION key. Wait for the scanner to perform
a final scan of the image.
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Dragging-and-dropping to the desktop or a
folder
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 to the desktop or a folder
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.
3
While pressing the OPTION key, click inside the selection area and
drag to the desktop or folder. Then, release the mouse button and
the OPTION key. Wait for the scanner to perform a final scan of the
image.
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Other features and tips
The other sections in “Scanning from HP PrecisionScan Pro” provide
the most common information you need to scan items every day. 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 59.)
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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 60.)
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how to change the default settings the scanner uses to scan all
items. (See "Setting preferences" on page 60.)
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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 64.)
For information about results to expect from the OCR program, see
"What to expect from OCR programs" on page 24.
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Tips for best image quality
Output type, resolution, file type, and values for other controls
determine image quality and file size.
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 33
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"Changing resolution" on page 36
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"List of file types" on page 52
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.
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Saving settings
Setting preferences
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.
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 35 and "Making optional
adjustments, advanced" on page 39.
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 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.
To save settings
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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Scanner tab options
The Scanner tab of the Preferences dialog box controls these
options.
Preview scan when HP Scanning Software 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 scan. You will start a scan
from the HP PrecisionScan Pro software.
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.
sRGB Profile (Gamma 2.2)
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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.
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
controls in the Adjust Exposure and Adjust Black & White
Threshold commands to the optimal values each time you create a
new selection area. Values for an image do not change if you create a
different 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
controls in the Adjust Color command 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.
Text tab options
The Text tab of the Preferences dialog box controls the following
preferences related to text output from the OCR program.
Text Output (format)
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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. Program into which the text is placed must support this
type of option.
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Flowed text. Eliminates column and other formatting and inserts
any images in the text as closely as possible to where they were in
the original.
Current OCR Language
Allows you to choose the language the OCR program uses to check
words it is processing in the item.
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Controls tab options
The Controls tab of the Preferences dialog box controls the control
range readout to use for scanning.
The control range sets the amount of tonal resolution per color
available for correction in the Adjust Exposure command and Adjust
Black & White Threshold command. Using a larger number of bits for
the control range results in greater control of compensation for
exposure or threshold correction.
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
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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
●
16-bit readout (0-65535) — sets the controls to use 16 bits of tonal
resolution per color
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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 dragand-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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Using accessories
The scanner supports using the HP ScanJet Automatic Document
Feeder (ADF) and the HP ScanJet Transparency Adapter (XPA) for
slides, negatives, and other transparent items. These accessories are
included with some scanner models or can be ordered.
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Scanning from the ADF
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3
Push the paper stack up against the left side of the input tray. Slide
the stack into the ADF until the stack does not move any farther.
4
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 on setting up the ADF,
see the Setup and Support Guide.
To scan from the ADF
1
Remove any items from the scanner glass.
2
Place a stack of similarly sized originals in the document input tray,
face up and with the first page on top.
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5
press a button on the scanner
click New Scan on the Scan menu in the HP PrecisionScan Pro
software
If you chose any scanner button except HP SCANNING
SOFTWARE: Follow the directions on the screen to complete the
scan.
If you chose the HP SCANNING SOFTWARE scanner button or you
started scanning from the HP PrecisionScan Pro software:
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.
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Scanning from the XPA
You can scan slides or negatives using the XPA. You should NOT use
the XPA to scan full-size (A4 or Letter) presentation slides and
transparencies. To scan these full-size items, place them 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.
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Scanning slides
To scan standard 35 mm slides, you need the larger template and the
smaller, slide template.
To scan slides
1
With the XPA connected to its port on the scanner, restart the
software.
2
Place the large template on the scanner glass so the wording
“Hewlett Packard” is at the top, or closest to the hinged portion of
the lid.
“Hewlett Packard”
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3
Place the slide template in the cutout of the large template.
4
Place up to four slides, one in each slot, in the template.
5
If you are not using all of the slots in the template, cover the empty
slots with the knock outs from the template to ensure best image
quality.
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Place the XPA over the large template. Align the XPA to fit in the
corner cutouts on the template.
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On the Scan menu, click XPA (Slides).
8
Before making any changes, see "Making optional adjustments for
transparent items" on page 72.
9
When finished using the XPA, on the Scan menu, click Scanner
Glass. Disconnect the XPA if you want.
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Scanning negatives
3
To scan negatives, you need the larger template and the negative
template.
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Slide the strip of negatives into the negative template. Place the
negative with the curve on top.
CAUTION
Negatives are easily damaged. Touch them only by
the edges.
To scan negatives
1
With the XPA connected to its port on the scanner, restart the
software.
2
Place the large template on the scanner glass so the wording
“Hewlett Packard” is at the top, or closest to the hinged portion of
the lid.
“Hewlett Packard”
here
4
Cover any slots you are not using with the knock outs from the
template to ensure best image quality.
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Place the negatives template In the cutout of the large template.
The graphic on the negatives template should be facing up and
closest to the front (non-hinged) portion of the lid.
Place the XPA over the large template. Align the XPA to fit in the
corner cutouts on the template.
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On the Scan menu, click XPA (Negatives).
8
Before making changes, see "Making optional adjustments for
transparent items" on page 72.
9
When finished using the XPA, on the Scan menu, click Scanner
Glass. Disconnect the XPA if you want.
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Scanning transparencies
3
Place the transparency in the cutout in the large template.
CAUTION
Transparencies are like 35 mm slides, only larger. When you scan
them, you will use only the larger template.
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Transparencies are easily damaged. Touch them
only by the edges.
To scan transparencies
1
With the XPA connected to its port on the scanner, restart the
software.
2
Place the large template on the scanner glass so the wording
“Hewlett Packard” is at the top, or closest to the hinged portion of
the lid.
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“Hewlett Packard”
here
4
Cover any gaps around the edges of the transparency.
5
Place the XPA over the large template. Align the XPA to fit in the
corner cutouts on the template.
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On the Scan menu, click XPA (Slides).
7
Before making changes, see "Making optional adjustments for
transparent items" on page 72.
8
When finished using the XPA, on the Scan menu, click Scanner
Glass. Disconnect the XPA if you want.
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Making optional adjustments for
transparent items
You can make optional adjustments to transparent items 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 32.
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 transparent items" on
page 73.
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Highlight. See "Adjusting highlights for transparent items" on
page 73.
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Shadow. See "Adjusting shadows for transparent items" on
page 74.
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RGB values and pixel color. See "Viewing RGB values and pixel
color" on page 74.
Tip
See "Making optional adjustments, basic" on page 35 and
"Making optional adjustments, advanced" on page 39 to
make all adjustments except the ones mentioned above.
Tip
To enlarge a slide or negative, see "Resizing (output
dimensions)" on page 35.
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Adjusting midtones for transparent items
Adjusting highlights for transparent items
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.
You can adjust highlights to lighten or darken the light areas. The
range for the number in the Highlights field is -100 to 100.
To lighten transparent items overall
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
2
Do one of the following:
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1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
2
Do one of the following:
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1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
2
Do one of the following:
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Drag the Midtone slider up.
Type a higher number in the Midtone field and press ENTER.
To darken transparent items overall
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To lighten lighter areas
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To darken lighter areas
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 transparent item.
Drag the Highlight slider up.
Type a higher number in the Highlights field and press ENTER.
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Drag the Highlight slider down.
Type a lower number in the Highlights 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 transparent item.
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Adjusting shadows for transparent items
Viewing RGB values and pixel color
You can adjust shadows to lighten or darken the dark areas. The range
for the number in the Shadows field is -100 to 100.
You can view the RGB values and pixel color for any spot in an image,
color or grayscale, using the RGB Meter.
To lighten darker areas
To view RGB values and pixel color
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
2
Do one of the following:
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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Drag the Shadow slider to the right.
Type a higher number in the Shadows field and press ENTER.
To darken darker areas
1
On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.
2
Do one of the following:
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Drag the Shadow slider to the left.
Type a lower number in the Shadows 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 transparent item.
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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 this page.
Checking the basics
If the scanner is not working, always perform these actions first.
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Setting scanner lamp controls. See "Setting scanner lamp controls"
on page 92.
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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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Clearing jams from the ADF. See "Clearing jams from the ADF" on
page 93.
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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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Cleaning and maintaining the scanner and accessories. See
"Cleaning and maintaining" on page 95.
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Check that the USB or SCSI cable is securely connected between
the scanner and the computer.
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Make sure the scanner is unlocked. Move the lock down to the
unlocked position.
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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+ESC,
and then click Force Quit.
For issues that occur during installation or the first time you scan, see
the Setup and Support Guide.
If these steps did not resolve the issue, see "Starting troubleshooting"
on page 76.
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Scans are not arriving at the destination I choose.
See "Resolving issues sending to destinations" on page 87.
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.
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 77.
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 79.
Printed copies do not look good. See "Resolving issues with
printed copies" on page 82.
Text on images is not editable. See "Resolving issues with
editable text" on page 85.
Slides or negatives do not look good. See "Resolving issues
with slides and negatives" on page 84.
I am having an issue with the XPA or ADF.
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Pages are jammed in the ADF. See "Clearing jams from the
ADF" on page 93.
There is an issue with the ADF, other than pages jamming. See
"Resolving issues with the ADF" on page 91.
There is an issue with the XPA. See "Resolving issues with the
XPA" on page 90.
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Resolving issues that did not
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Troubleshooting usage and maintaining
The scanner is not working.
One or more of these issues might be causing the problem:
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If the scanner or software is not working but no message appears, look
for the cause and solution in this section.
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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. Use the FILE button on the scanner, or
save files using the HP PrecisionScan Pro software.
The scanner lamp stays on.
The scanner lamp stays on as long as the software is running and
might stay on for a while after the software is closed. This is
normal, and the lamp will turn off on its own.
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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The scanner was not installed properly.
The SCSI card or drivers were not installed properly.
The SCSI card or cable is not compatible with the scanner.
The scanner address is not properly set, or multiple SCSI
devices are set to the same address.
If the scanner is emitting a grinding sound, the scanner is
locked.
See "Checking the basics" on page 75 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. Wait for a few seconds for scanning to begin.
When I press E-mail, Fax, or Edit Text on the scanner, the incorrect
program opens.
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A cable might be loose. Check that the USB or SCSI cable is
securely connected.
Check which program is set to open when you press E-MAIL,
FAX, or EDIT TEXT on the scanner. See "Changing settings for
buttons" on page 25.
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When I choose HP Scanning Software on the scanner, the image
does not appear in the software.
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A cable might be loose. Check that the USB or SCSI 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 60.
Check that the HP PrecisionScan Pro software is the program
set to start when you press HP SCANNING SOFTWARE.
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 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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If you are scanning to edit text, the 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 60.
The resolution might be set too high. Return to the default
resolution. See "Changing resolution" on page 36.
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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 is connected to the scanner.
The scanner is making a loud clicking or grinding noise.
The scanner is locked. Unlock the scanner. Use your finger to flip
the lock down to the unlocked position.
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Resolving image-quality issues
Resolving issues with scanned images
This section contains information for resolving image-quality issues,
whether you scanned using the scanner glass, the ADF, or the XPA.
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 82.
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Resolving issues with scanned images. See this page.
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Resolving issues with printed copies. See page 82.
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Resolving issues with slides and negatives. See page 84.
Scanned images are too light or too dark.
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 29.
Scanned images have black dots or streaks in top and bottom
margins.
There might be ink, glue, white-out, or some other substance on
the scanner glass. Clean the scanner glass. See "Cleaning the
scanner" on page 95.
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Scanned images have unwanted lines through them.
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The image is completely black or completely white.
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The scanner glass might be dirty. Clean the glass. See
"Cleaning the scanner" on page 95.
If you are using the ADF, there might be a page on the scanner
glass. Raise the ADF unit and remove any pages on the scanner
glass.
If you are using the ADF, the ADF window might be dirty or
scratched. Clean the ADF window. See "Cleaning the ADF" on
page 96. If cleaning does not correct the issue, the ADF window
might need to be replaced. See "Replacing the ADF Window" on
page 98.
Scanned image is not clear.
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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.
If you are using the ADF, there might be a page on the scanner
glass. Raise the ADF unit and remove any pages on the scanner
glass.
If you are using the ADF, the ADF window might need to be
replaced. See "Replacing the ADF Window" on page 98.
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.
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.
The item might have been placed crookedly or shifted when you
closed the lid. Straighten the original on the scanner glass and
scan again.
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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 29.
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 29.
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 35.
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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 38.
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 35.)
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 36.
In the HP PrecisionScan Pro software, too much or too little
sharpening was applied. Adjust the sharpening. See
"Sharpening an image" on page 38.
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 38.
Best Quality Sharpening is selected. Check the setting. See
"Setting preferences" on page 60.
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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 36 or "Tips for best
image quality" on page 59 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.
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 width and
height of the image in the Resize dialog box. See "Resizing (output
dimensions)" on page 35.
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 59.
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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 29. 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 36.
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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 33.
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 35.
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, negatives,
and other transparent media scanned using the XPA. All actions must
be performed in the HP PrecisionScan Pro software, because you
must scan slides, negatives, and other transparent items using this
software. See also "Resolving issues with the XPA" on page 90.
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 35.
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 template is not placed completely on the scanner glass.
Make sure the template is completely on the scanner glass.
The scanned image shows a colored tint, usually pink.
The slide was probably scanned without using the slide template,
or the template was placed incorrectly. Use the included slide
template to scan slides. Turn the template so the wording “Hewlett
Packard” is at the top, or closest to the hinged portion of the lid.
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Scanned images appear as a box with multi-colored vertical lines or
as a dashed box with an arrow surrounding the area.
The template might be placed incorrectly on the scanner bed. Turn
the template so the wording “Hewlett Packard” is at the top, or
closest to the hinged portion of the lid.
The scanned image is black even though the lights on the
transparency adapter are on.
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The template might be placed incorrectly on the scanner bed.
Turn the template so the wording “Hewlett Packard” is at the top,
or closest to the hinged portion of the lid.
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 calibration area at the top of the large template might be
scratched or blemished. If there are scratches or blemishes, turn
the template over and scan again to see if the streak moves to
the other side of the scan. If the streaks move, then the template
needs to be replaced.
The scans are dark or dim along one side of the image.
One of the two bulbs in the XPA might be broken or not working.
With the XPA connected to the scanner, hold the XPA up and look
for even illumination on both sides of the XPA. If a bulb is broken,
service is required.
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Resolving issues with editable text
This section contains resolutions to issues that might occur when you
are trying to make text editable.
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Incorrect characters appear in the text that was converted using the
OCR software.
The accuracy of the OCR program depends on the quality of the
original item and the correct setting. 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 24.
Scanned text is not editable.
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If you pressed a button on the scanner, you might have chosen
one other than EDIT TEXT. Choose EDIT TEXT.
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 52. Or open the image file from the OCR software. See the
documentation for the OCR software.
Converted text does not appear in my word-processing 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.
The scanner is scanning very slowly when I choose the Edit Text
(OCR) option.
The OCR program causes the scanner to scan more slowly, which
is normal. Wait for the item to scan.
If you pressed EDIT TEXT on the scanner, text opens in
Microsoft Word or SimpleText by default. Change which program
displays the text. See "Changing settings for buttons" on
page 25.
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.
I do not know how to process text using a different OCR program.
Do one:
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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 64.
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.
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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.
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You can try to keep formatting (framed) or not (flowed). Change
the preference to the one you want. For the EDIT TEXT button on
the scanner, see "Changing settings for buttons" on page 25.
For the HP PrecisionScan Pro software, see "Setting
preferences" on page 60.
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 wordprocessing program.
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Resolving issues sending to
destinations
Use this section to resolve issues sending images to destinations.
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
as you normally do.
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, choose Scan To from the
Scan menu, and then choose Email from the submenu. Select the
e-mail program, and then click either Text or Text and Image. Or,
save the scanned image as a file and attach it to a message as you
normally do.
When I choose Fax on the scanner, scanned images do not
automatically appear in my fax program.
The fax program might not be supported. Save the scanned image
as a file and attach it to your fax message as you normally do.
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When I press E-mail, Fax, or Edit Text on the scanner, the incorrect
program opens.
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A cable might be loose. Check that the USB or SCSI cable is
securely connected.
Check which program is set to open when you press E-MAIL,
FAX, or EDIT TEXT on the scanner. See "Changing settings for
buttons" on page 25.
When printing copies from the scanner or the HP ScanJet Copy
Utility, I cannot choose the printer I want.
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.)
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 HP Scanning Software on the scanner, the image
does not appear in the software.
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A cable might be loose. Check that the USB or SCSI 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 60.
Check that the HP PrecisionScan Pro software is the program
set to start when you press HP SCANNING SOFTWARE.
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 tab.
3
Make sure HP PrecisionScan Pro is selected in the
Destinations pull-down menu.
When I choose Edit Text on the scanner, text on scanned images
does not appear in my word-processing program.
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By default, text opens in Microsoft Word or SimpleText. Change
which program displays the text. See "Changing settings for
buttons" on page 25.
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When I choose File on the scanner, I cannot save the scanned image
in a format other than PDF.
Because the File option is for archiving files, the PDF format is
used to keep formatting and provide a small file size. To save in a
different file format, scan the item to the HP PrecisionScan Pro
software and use the Save As command on the Scan 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.
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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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 Plugin. If you cannot find a command such as Acquire, check the
documentation for the program to see if it is compliant. If not, 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.
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Resolving issues with accessories
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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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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
transparency adapter (XPA). See also "Resolving issues with slides
and negatives" on page 84.
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 while the HP PrecisionScan Pro
software was running, restart the software. Doing so allows the
software to detect the XPA.
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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 is connected to the scanner.
One or both of the bulbs in the XPA might be broken or not
working. With the XPA connected to the scanner, hold the XPA
up and look for even illumination on both sides of the XPA. If a
bulb is broken, service is required.
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An item loaded in the ADF keeps jamming.
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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
make sure the left edge of it is placed against the left side of the
input tray.
The maximum number of pages the ADF input and output trays
can hold is 50, depending on the type of media being loaded.
Make sure to load only 50 or fewer pages in the input tray, and
remove pages from the output tray if they are stacking up to a
pile of more than 50.
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 7.
When using the ADF, the scanner does not feed the item at all.
The document input tray might not be securely latched. Raise the
hatch and the input tray, and then lower them, pressing firmly. See
"To clear jams at the end of a page" on page 94 for illustrations.
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The item does not meet the guidelines for the ADF. See "Items
for the ADF" on page 7.
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 7.
The item is too small. The ADF can handle items as small as
148.5 by 210 mm (5.9 by 8.3 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.
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.
Pages scanned from the ADF only appear as vertical lines, or all one
color.
There might be a page on the scanner glass. Raise the ADF unit
and remove any pages on the scanner glass.
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Setting scanner lamp controls
Faster Scan mode
You can set the scanner lamp to use either Energy Save mode or
Faster Scan mode. 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 mode
While in Energy Save mode, 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
automatically turns itself off.
Because the scanner lamp automatically turning itself off, the scanner
conserves energy when Energy Save mode is enabled. (Energy Save
mode is the default setting for the scanner.)
To enable Energy Save mode
To help prevent scanning delays caused while the scanner lamp is
warming up, you can enable Faster Scan mode. This mode allows you
to set a time (such as the beginning of your business day) when the
scanner lamp automatically turns itself on. The scanner lamp stays on
for ten hours and then turns itself 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 mode is enabled.
To enable Faster Scan mode
1
Choose Control Panels from the Apple menu, and then choose
HP ScanJet Controls from the submenu.
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.
2
In the HP ScanJet Controls dialog box, click the Lamp tab.
3
Click Faster Scan to select Faster Scan mode.
3
Click Energy Save to select Energy Save mode.
4
4
When finished, close the HP ScanJet Controls dialog box.
In the Select Time text box, type the time when you want the
scanner lamp to turn on. The scanner lamp turns on at this time
daily while Faster Scan mode is enabled.
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When finished, close the HP ScanJet Controls dialog box.
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Clearing jams from the ADF
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3
Remove the item from the ADF.
4
Close the hatch. Press down firmly on both sides until you hear a
click.
5
Restack all pages and reload them into the ADF.
6
On the ADF prompt on the computer, reselect any settings you had
changed and click Scan To or Scan again.
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
2
While holding down on the document input tray, raise the hatch.
Remove the jammed paper.
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To clear jams at the end of a page
1
While holding down on the document input tray, open the hatch.
2
Remove any pages from the input tray.
3
While holding the document output tray down, open the document
input tray.
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Remove the jammed paper.
5
Close the input tray and then 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
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
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 these
parts 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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Wipe the rollers and separation pad with a soft, clean, lint-free
cloth. You might dampen the cloth with isopropyl alcohol.
Clean the XPA with a dry, soft cloth. If necessary, spray the cloth with
window cleaner or isopropyl alcohol.
Rollers
Separation pad
Cleaning the ADF
You must clean these parts of the ADF to maintain high-quality
scanning:
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ADF window
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gray bar above the ADF window
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rollers
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separation pad
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To clean the ADF
1
Disconnect the power cable from the scanner.
1
While holding down on the document input tray, open the hatch.
While holding the document output tray down, open the document
input tray.
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Wipe the ADF window, which is a long, clear bar. You may dampen
the cloth with window cleaner, water, or isopropyl alcohol.
CAUTION
5
Use only these cleaning fluids, and spray them only
on a cloth. Using other cleaning fluids or spraying any
fluids on the ADF can damage the ADF window.
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Check the flat gray bar above the ADF window. The bar should be
gray without black or other markings. If necessary, clean the flat
gray bar.
Flat, gray bar
ADF window
ADF window
6
Close the input tray and then close the hatch. Press down firmly on
both sides until you hear a click.
7
Ensure that the scanner glass is also clean. See "Cleaning the
scanner" on page 95.
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Replacing the ADF Window
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3
Lift the input tray of the ADF to expose the ADF window.
4
Using a small coin, push each of the four Z-shaped hooks until the
tab snaps out of position. Push the long, pointed tab on the end of
the window.
If the ADF window becomes scratched or uncleanable, you might need
to replace it. Order the ADF window from Hewlett-Packard.
To remove the ADF window
1
Disconnect the ADF cable from its port on the scanner.
2
Lift the ADF off of the scanner. Lift firmly using your fingers to
separate the rear bracket from the scanner.
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To install the new ADF window
1
Position the four Z-shaped hooks of the ADF window into the four
holes on the bottom of the ADF.
2
Rotate the ADF window back until it contacts the bottom of
the ADF.
3
Check that the long, pointed tab is on the inside of the ADF.
4
Beginning with the Z-shaped hook closest to the long, pointed tab,
push each of the Z-shaped hooks toward the back of the ADF.
5
Verify that the long, pointed tab is on the inside of the ADF.
6
Reconnect the ADF cable to its port on 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
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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 restart the computer.
Note:
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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.)
3
Double-click the HP Scanning Software Installer, and then follow
the instructions on the screen.
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).
5
Click Uninstall.
6
Follow the instructions on screen.
7
After the uninstall finishes, quit the HP Scanning Software Installer.
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
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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 indicate 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
Pro
Scan
New Scan
+N
Start (preview) a new scan.
Scan To...
+T
Scan and send to a destination, such as email
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...
Quit
Change scanning default preferences.
+Q
Close the HP PrecisionScan Pro software.
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Edit
Output Type
Undo Editing Changes
+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
+A
ESC
Select the entire scanner glass
(including blank space).
Remove the selection border.
True Color
Optimized Palette
System Palette
Web Palette
Spot Color
Grayscale
Choose the Output Type. Only one can
be selected.
Allow the software to select the output
type based on the contents of selection
area.
Black & White Bitmap
Automatically Set Type
View
Zoom In
Zoom in on the selection area.
Zoom Out
Zoom out to the original view.
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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Advanced
Help
Adjust Color
Adjust colors (hue) and their intensity
(saturation).
About Balloon Help...
Display instructions for using the Mac
OS Balloon Help.
Adjust Exposure
Adjust the contrast (midtones), detail in
light areas (highlights), and detail in
dark areas (shadows).
Show Balloons
Hide Balloons
Adjust Black & White
Threshold
Adjust which values in the image will be
represented as black or white.
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.
User’s Manual
Invert Colors
Make colors in the image their
opposites.
View the printable user’s manual in PDF
format.
HP ScanJet on the Web
Descreen
In the scanned image, reduce the
appearance of undesirable patterns
that are in a printed original.
Connect to the Internet and visit the
HP ScanJet website.
Product Tour
View the product tour.
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.
HP PrecisionScan Pro
Help
View the Help for the HP scanning
software.
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HP PrecisionScan Pro tool and
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:
A the width of the output image
B the height of the output image
C scale of the output image
D the Output Type currently selected
E One of the following:
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F
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 saved file, which
depends on the format used to save the file. The file can be
larger or smaller than the value shown here.
an XPA icon (if the XPA (Slides) or XPA (Negatives) menu
commands are selected in the Scan menu)
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Context-sensitive cursors
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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Glossary
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
aliasing
acquire
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’.
A command offered by programs that support TWAIN. Selecting
Acquire takes the user directly to a selected scanning software, and
then returns the scanned image to the requesting program.
anti-aliasing
Or XPA. See transparency adapter.
A technique that smooths transitions between pixels, reducing the
jaggedness of curved lines.
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approximate size
bitmap
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.
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
Automatic cropping displays only the item(s) detected on the scanner
bed, not any of the surrounding area.
automatic document feeder
Abbreviated ADF, it is an optional accessory that allows users to scan
multiple pages.
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.
black-and-white bitmap
Black-and-white raster bitmaps contain only black pixels and white
pixels, no colors or shades of gray. Each pixel represents one bit.
Black & White Threshold tool
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.
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.
brightness
b
bit depth
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.
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,
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color depth
click
To press and release the mouse button once.
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.
clipped pixels
color wheel
Pixels in an image that are extremely light or extremely dark and that
would lose detail when the image is printed or displayed.
A tool used to adjust the color balance and hue.
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
Configure
A feature enabling users to adjust settings that determine how the
scanner buttons and scanning software perform operations.
ConnectCom Solutions
The company that makes the SCSI card HP recommends for use with
this scanner.
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 channel
The red, green, and blue components from which colors are created.
color correction
The process of adjusting an image to compensate for input and output
device characteristics or color flaws in the original image.
context-sensitive Help
Context-sensitive Help answers questions related to the currently
displayed topic. 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
with low contrast has many shades of gray and tends to look flat and
dull. Change contrast using the highlight, shadow, and midtone
settings.
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control range
descreen
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.
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.
crop
destination
To eliminate portions of an image from the final scan.
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.
custom settings
device driver
Saving settings allow users to save a set of settings used with one
scanned image and reuse the settings with an image scanned in the
future.
Software that the system uses to communicate with devices, such as a
display, printer, mouse, or scanner.
display resolution
d
default settings
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.
Predetermined settings in the scanning software that define levels on
the behalf of the user. Default settings in the HP PrecisionScan Pro
software are set for Output Type, Output Resolution, Color, Exposure,
Black & White Threshold, and Sharpen Level. Users can override
default settings.
dithering
density
document
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.
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 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.
dots-per-inch
See dpi.
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double-click
e-mail
To press and click a mouse button twice in rapid succession.
A network over which you can transfer messages and electronic files.
E-mail is also sent via Internet browsers.
dpi
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.
drag
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.
drag-and-drop
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.
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
To save a file in a particular file format for use in other programs.
exposure
The amount of light, or brightness and contrast, in an image.
f
fax application program
An application program for sending electronic documents to
someone’s fax machine or fax program. Also allows receiving of faxed
documents to the computer instead of a fax machine.
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. 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.
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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.
flowed text
The Flowed Text option converts output into one column, placing
images as closely as possible to the appropriate text.
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.
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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.
grainy
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.
Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)
Refers to the sharpness of an image.
A graphic file format that is supported by many programs. Files saved
in this format support 256 colors.
front panel
grayscale
The area on the front of the scanner hardware containing the buttons
for sending an item to a destination or changing settings.
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
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halftone
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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.
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.
HP Scanning Software
height
HP Share-to-Web
The vertical dimension of a scan as it will appear at its destination.
An automated feature that sends scanned images directly to a
destination on the Web. Links are available only in English.
highlights
The lightest portion of an image, usually reproduced as white on the
computer screen or when printed.
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.
HP ScanJet Copy Utility
The name of the scanner button that starts the HP PrecisionScan Pro
software. See also HP PrecisionScan Pro software.
HTML
HyperText Markup Language. A language used in creating documents
for the World Wide Web. Documents can be saved in HTML.
hue
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.
The software used to select number of copies, destination printer, and
other copy options after a user selects the Copy option on the scanner.
i
HP PrecisionScan Pro software
image
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.
An electronic picture that can be displayed on a computer screen or
saved to a disk.
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image editor
item
A program that lets you modify bitmapped drawings and photographs.
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.
image size
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.
j
import
jagged
To bring a scanned image into a document from another program.
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.
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.
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
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.
JPEG
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.
k
keyboard shortcuts
A keystroke or combination of keystrokes that allows you to quickly
accomplish common tasks.
l
invert
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).
landscape
The orientation of a photograph or image that is wider than it is tall.
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n
maximum pixel depth
negative template
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.
The cutout that comes with the optional transparency adapter that is
placed on the scanning glass. Negatives are then placed in the
template.
midtones
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.
noise reduction
This option reduces the noise (unwanted specks) in an image by
applying software algorithms to minimize the effects of noise in the
scanner electronics.
o
millions of colors
OCR
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."
See optical character recognition.
moiré
Abbreviated OCR. A technology that recognizes letters in a scanned
image and converts them into ASCII characters, or editable text.
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.
optical resolution
optical character recognition
The true resolution of a scanner, the resolution at which the scanner
captures images. See also: interpolated resolution, resolution.
optimized palette
A palette or color table that contains the pixel colors present in an
image.
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original
PDF
The original document or picture to be scanned.
Portable Document Format (PDF) format. Adobe Acrobat files use this
format.
output
The file that is generated by the scanning process.
output dimensions
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.
output type
The type of file that is generated during the scanning process. Output
type reveals the bit depth of the image.
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.
pixel
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.
p
plug-in
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,
which allows you to scan text and images from within these programs.
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.
palette flashing
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.
PNG
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.
pop-up menu (or list)
A menu of items that appears when you click on or pass the cursor
over a command.
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portrait
printer resolution
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.
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.
PPI
Product Tour
Pixels Per Inch. A measurement of resolution for monitors and
scanners where the individual element is a square pixel.
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
preferences
Refers to a user’s 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, 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.
q
r
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
scanning source
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.
Scanning (or scan) sources include the flatbed, transparency-slides,
and transparency-negatives.
rich text format
The glass surface of the scanner where you place items to scan.
Sometimes referred to as the scanner glass.
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 glass
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.
scanner bed
The glass surface on the scanner where you place items to scan.
Sometimes referred to as the scanner bed.
scanner lid
The lid, or cover, of the scanner, which holds the original paper flat for
scanning.
screen resolution
The measurement of the number of lines per inch (lpi) that a screen
can display. This is usually 72 lpi.
SCSI
scale
Small Computer System Interface. An interface that lets you attach
hard disks and other high-performance peripherals to your computer.
To reduce or increase the physical size of an image while maintaining
aspect ratio (the ratio of the horizontal dimension to the vertical
dimension).
selection area
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.
The area inside the rectangular border drawn around a portion of the
image in the Preview area. The selection area is scanned when you
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t
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.
text
sharpen
As it relates to scanning, text is saved in the following formats: plain
text, HTML, and RTF.
To enhance the detail in an image.
thresholding
source
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.
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.
TIFF
A software function that finds large areas of color in a scanned image
and applies a uniform color to the area.
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.
sRGB
TIFF compressed
An international color standard and the default color system used for
all HP peripherals, the World Wide Web, and most office software.
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.
spot color
system palette
A palette or color table containing a Web palette plus more shades of
gray and the 16 VGA colors.
tone
The overall effect produced by the combination of lighting, shade, and
color.
toolbar
The area that contains buttons for a program's controls.
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v
Abbreviated as XPA. An optional accessory used to scan
transparencies, negatives, and slides. An XPA connector is plugged
into the scanner, and a template is used to position the transparency
above the glass.
vector
Transparency exposure adjustment
A tool in the HP PrecisionScan Pro software for adjusting the Midtones
(contrast), Highlights, and Shadows for transparencies, negatives, and
other transparent media.
true color
An image type that is rendered with 24-bits per pixel per color.
TWAIN
An industry-standard communications protocol for sending instructions
to hardware (such as a scanner) and receiving data back from them
(such as an image). If you are using a program that supports TWAIN,
you can start the HP PrecisionScan Pro software directly from that
program.
u
A type of image that uses algebraic equations to define the various
lines and curves of the image.
w
Web palette
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.
width
The horizontal dimension of your scan as it is sent to its destination.
x
XPA
See transparency adapter.
uniform scaling
A method of stretching or shrinking an image proportionately in both
the vertical and horizontal directions.
USB
Universal Serial Bus. An interface for connecting peripherals, such as
scanners, to a computer.
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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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A
About HP PrecisionScan Pro command 102
accessories, using 65
accuracy, OCR 24
acquiring scans 64
active program, definition 109
adapter, transparency. See XPA
ADF (automatic document feeder)
capacity 91
cleaning 96
document specifications 7
feeding problems 91
jams, clearing 93
jams, preventing 91
loading 66
page size options 27
Scan dialog box 66
scanning from 66
troubleshooting 91
ADF window
cleaning 97
replacing 98
Adjust Black & White Threshold command
shortcuts 104
using 47
Adjust Color command
shortcuts 104
using 46
Adjust Exposure command
highlights 41
midtones 40
shadows 42
shortcuts for 104
transparent items, using for 73
adjusting
backgrounds 44
black and white threshold 47
brightness 40
color channels 48
contrast 36
highlights 41
hue 46
midtones 40
output levels 44
preferences for scanner buttons 25
preferences for scanning software 60
saturation 46
shadows 42
tonal resolution 63
Adobe Acrobat Reader 52
See also PDF files
Adobe Photoshop Plug-in. See HP ScanJet
Plug-in
Advanced menu, shortcuts for 104
alarms, highlight and shadow 43
alcohol, cleaning with 95, 96
alerts
highlight 43
shadow 43
Smart Friends 30
aliasing, definition 109
anti-aliasing, definition 109
applications. See programs
approximate size
definition 110
ASCII text, saving as 53
attaching files to e-mail 17
automatic cropping
definition 110
settings 26
automatic document feeder. See ADF
automatic exposure adjustment 62
automatic resolution 110
Automatically Set Type option 33
B
backgrounds, adjusting 44
balance, color
adjusting 46
definition 111
Balloon Help 104
bed, scanner
definition 120
printing entire 54
selecting entire 32
best quality settings 61
bit depth, definition 110
bitmap files, definition 110
black and white bitmaps
adjusting colors in 48
definition 110
shortcut for 103
black and white copies
button for 16
making 21
black and white images
inverting colors 39
output types for 34
black and white threshold
changing 47
definition 110
black areas, adjusting 42
black eyedropper tool 42
black images, troubleshooting 80
black output levels, changing 44
blank pages, troubleshooting 21, 80, 82
blue color channel 48
blurred scans, troubleshooting 80
books, scanning pages from 7
borders, selection
definition 110
moving 32
boxes
around slides or negatives 84
around text 23
brightness
adjusting 40
definition 110
bulbs, broken 84, 90
business cards, scanning 7
Buttons tab 25
buttons. See scanner buttons
C
canceling scans 21
capacity, ADF 91
carbon paper, scanning 7
Change Resolution command
shortcuts 103
using 36
characters, incorrect 85
checklist, troubleshooting 75
cleaning
ADF 96
ADF window 97
scanner 95
XPA 96
clearing ADF jams 93
click, definition 111
clipped pixels
checking for 43
definition 111
CMYK, definition 111
collating copies 21
color balance
adjusting 46
definition 111
color channels
changing 48
definition 111
color copies
button for 16
making 21
color correction
automatic 62
definition 111
highlights, adjusting 41
hue, adjusting 46
midtones, adjusting 40
saturation, adjusting 46
shadows, adjusting 42
color depth
definition 111
output types 34
color images
output types for 34
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color wheel
adjusting hue 46
definition 111
colored paper
adjustments for 48
copying from 82
colors
automatic adjustment 62
converting to black and white 48
highlights, adjusting 41
hue, adjusting 46
inverting 39
midtones, adjusting 40
negatives, troubleshooting 84
output types 33
RGB values, viewing 45
saturation, adjusting 46
shadows, adjusting 42
slides, troubleshooting 84
tonal resolution 63
troubleshooting 80, 83
compressed file formats 53
context-sensitive Help
See Help, online
contrast
adjusting 36
definition 111
control range, definition 112
Controls tab options 63
converting text. See OCR
copies, making
quality, troubleshooting 82
troubleshooting 87
using HP ScanJet Copy Utility 6
using scanner button 21
Copy button
identifying 16
settings for 25
using 21
Copy command
shortcuts 103, 105
using 57
Copy Utility, HP 6
copying and pasting
toolbar shortcut 105
using Clipboard 57
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automatic 62
definition 111
highlights, adjusting 41
hue, adjusting 46
midtones, adjusting 40
saturation, adjusting 46
shadows, adjusting 42
crooked images, troubleshooting 80
crooked pages, troubleshooting 91
cropping
automatic, settings for 26
definition 112
scanning area 32
Current OCR Language option 62
cursors
black eyedropper 42
context-sensitive 107
dragging and dropping 57
Ready 107
Selection Area 107
Typing 107
white eyedropper tool 41
customer support
resources for 100
customizing
preferences for scanning software 60
resolution values 62
scanner buttons 25
settings 60
cut off pages, troubleshooting 82
D
dark areas
adjusting 42
troubleshooting 79
darkening images 40
dashed boxes 84
decreasing
details for transparent items 73, 74
details in dark areas 42
details in light areas 41
saturation 46
default programs, changing 25, 85
default settings
definition 112
returning to 38
deleting selection areas 32
density, definition 112
depth, color
definition 111
output types 34
Descreen command
setting 61
shortcuts 104
using 49
desktop, dragging and dropping to 58
destinations
definition 17
options 26
troubleshooting 87
details
black and white threshold 47
clipped, checking for 43
decreasing in dark areas 42
decreasing in light areas 41
enhancing 42
increasing in dark areas 42
increasing in light areas 41
device driver, definition 112
dimensions
paper sizes 7
resizing images 35
Disable All Smart Friends 30, 104
display resolution
definition 112
image quality 13
output types for 34
distribution, pixel 45
dithering, definition 112
documentation, printing 5
documents, definition 112
dots per inch (dpi), definition 113
See also resolution
dots, troubleshooting 79
double-click, definition 113
dpi (dots per inch), definition 113
See also resolution
dragging and dropping
between programs 57
definition 113
to desktop 58
drawings
output types for 34
E
edges not printing 82
Edit menu, shortcuts for 103
Edit Text button
identifying 16
settings for 25
troubleshooting 85
using 23
editable text
accuracy of 24
creating using OCR 23
definition 113
languages 62
options for 25, 62
troubleshooting 85
8-bit grayscale, definition 109
E-mail button
identifying 16
settings for 25
using 17
E-mail Document button
identifying 16
settings 25
using 17
E-mail Photo button
identifying 16
settings 25
using 17
e-mail, definition 113
e-mailing scans
attaching files 17
file sizes 36
supported programs 18
troubleshooting 87
using scanner buttons 17
Enable All Smart Friends 30, 104
Enable Scan Another Page Dialog 61
Energy Save mode 92
enhancing details 38, 42
export, definition 113
exposure
adjusting 40
automatic adjustments 62
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black 42
functions of 107
viewing RGB values 45
white 41
F
fabric, scanning 7
FAQs (frequently asked questions) 12
Faster Scan mode 92
fax application programs, definition 113
Fax button
identifying 16
settings 25
using 19
faxing scans
options 25
programs supported 20
settings 19
troubleshooting 87
using scanner buttons 19
feeding problems, ADF 91
File button
identifying 16
settings for 25
using 22
file formats
programs supporting 77
troubleshooting 88
types of 52
websites 55
File Open 77
file sizes
definition 113
reducing 12
resolution changes 36
files
See also file formats
attaching to e-mail 17
dragging and dropping 58
lost 77
saving to 22, 52
film, scanning
adjusting colors 72
negatives 69
slides 67
transparencies 71
troubleshooting 84
Index
final scans
definition 114
selecting areas for 32
fingerprints, cleaning 95
flashing palette, definition 118
flipping images 37
flowed text
definition 114
focus, definition 114
folders, dragging and dropping to 58
font sizes, OCR 24
formats. See file formats
formatting, text 86
framed text
definition 114
removing frames 23
free websites 55
frequently asked questions 12
front panel, definition 114
frozen programs 75
fuzzy images
sharpening 38
troubleshooting 81, 83
G
gamma
changing setting 61
definition 114
GIF files
definition 114
output types for 34
using 52
glass cleaner, using 95
glass, scanner
cleaning 95
definition 120
loading items 9
preparing documents for 7
grainy, definition 114
graphics
See also images
cut off 82
file formats 52
OCR conversions 23
Graphics Interchange Format. See GIF files
grayscale
8-bit 109
definition 114
output type, using 34
shortcut for 103
green color channel 48
grinding sounds, troubleshooting 77
gum-backed paper, scanning 7
H
halftone, definition 115
handwriting, converting 24
Height field, resizing images 35
Help, Balloon 104
Help, online
HP ScanJet Copy Utility 6
printing 5
shortcuts for 102, 104
using 30
highlights
adjusting 41
alarms 43
automatic adjustment 62
clipped areas, checking for 43
definition 115
histogram 45
transparent items, adjusting for 73
histograms 45, 115
HP PrecisionScan Pro Help 30
HP PrecisionScan Pro software
button for 16
customizing settings 60
dragging-and-dropping files using 58
features 29
help, using 30
menus, troubleshooting 78
preferences, setting 60
product tour, viewing 5
scanning with 31
settings, automatic 12
shortcuts 102
starting 30
toolbar shortcuts 105
uninstalling 100
when to use 6
HP ScanJet Controls 25
HP ScanJet Copy Utility 6
HP ScanJet on the Web 104
HP ScanJet Plug-in
definition 115
returning scans with 51
troubleshooting 89
using 64
HP Scanning Software button 16, 25
HTML file formats
definition 115
using 53
hue
adjusting 46
automatic adjustment 62
definition 115
keyboard shortcuts 104
I
Image and Text option 26
Image option 26
Image Output options 26
image quality, troubleshooting 79
images
darkening 40
definition 115
file formats 52
highlights, adjusting 41
inverting colors 39
lightening 40
midtones, adjusting 40
mirroring 37
output levels, adjusting 44
resizing 35
rotating 37
sending to programs 50
shadows, adjusting 42
sharpening 38
Import command 77
import, definition 116
importing scans 64
increasing
details 42
image clarity 38
saturation 46
info bar 106, 116
input tray, ADF
loading 66
troubleshooting 91
installing
ADF window 99
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insufficient memory, troubleshooting 82
intensity. See saturation
internal mirror, contaminated 82
interpolated resolution, definition 116
Invert Colors command
shortcuts 104
using 39
isopropyl alcohol, cleaning with 95, 96
J
jagged images
definition 116
troubleshooting 83
jaggies, definition 109
jams, ADF
clearing 93
preventing 91
JPEG files
definition 116
output types for 34
using 52
K
keyboard shortcuts 102
keys. See scanner buttons
L
lamp
automatic turn-off 77
broken 84, 90
modes 92
stays on 77
landscape orientation, definition 116
languages
OCR 62
large file size, option for
See also file sizes
large template, using 67
launching software 30
lid, scanner 120
light areas
adjusting 41
copies, troubleshooting 82
scans, troubleshooting 79
light bulbs
broken 84, 90
stay on 77
light media, scanning 7
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lightening images 40
lines, troubleshooting 80, 82
loading items
ADF 66
scanner glass 9
loading settings 60
long items, scanning 91
M
magazine pages, scanning 7
making copies
quality, troubleshooting 82
troubleshooting 87
using scanner button 21
manual, printing 5
margins, adjusting for 82
Maximum Pixel Depth option 61
maximum pixel depth, definition 117
memory, insufficient 82
menu shortcuts 102
menus, troubleshooting 78
Microsoft Word, removing frames in 23
midtones
adjusting 40
automatic adjustment 62
definition 117
range for 40
transparent items, adjusting for 73
millions of colors 117
Mirror command
shortcuts 103
using 37
mirror, contaminated 82
mirroring images
keyboard shortcuts for 103
using tools 37
misfeeds, ADF 91
moiré, definition 117
More Options button
identifying 16
using 25
moving selection areas 32
multipart forms, scanning 7
multiple feeds, troubleshooting 91
multiple pages
options for 26
scanning 61
N
negatives
adjusting colors 72
scanning 69
troubleshooting 84
new documents, troubleshooting 88
New Scan command
shortcuts 102, 105
using 31
news clippings, scanning 7
noise reduction
definition 117
settings for 61
noisy scans, troubleshooting 77
not responding, troubleshooting 77
NTSC Gray channel 48
number of copies
button for 16
selecting 21
O
OCR
accuracy of 24
definition 117
languages for 62
options for 25, 62
preparing text for 24
saving scans for future processing 52
scanning to 23
troubleshooting 85
onionskin paper 7
online Help
HP ScanJet Copy Utility 6
printing 5
shortcuts for 102, 104
using 30
opening software 30
Optical Character Recognition. See OCR
optical resolution
definition 117
Optimized Palette
definition 117
output types 34
shortcut for 103
optional automatic document feeder. See ADF
optional transparency adapter. See XPA
options
ADF Page Size 27
button for 16
Controls tab 63
Copy button 25
destinations 26
Edit Text button 25
E-mail Document button 25
E-mail Photo button 25
Fax button 25
File button 25
Image Output 26
preferences, setting 60
Resolution 62
scanner button settings 25
Scanner tab 61
Selection Area tab 62
text 62
Options button 52
original items
loading in ADF 66
loading on scanner glass 9
preparing 7
output dimensions
changing 35
definition 118
output levels, changing 44
output types
automatic selection 62
definition 118
menu shortcuts 103
optimal resolutions for 36
options 26
selecting 33
websites, optimizing for 55
overhead transparencies
adjusting colors 72
scanning 71
troubleshooting 84
P
Page Size options, ADF 27
pages, multiple
options for 26
scanning 61
palette flashing, definition 118
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palettes
definition 118
system 121
paper
loading in ADF 66
sizes, ADF 7
sizes, scanner glass 7
types of 7
paper jams, ADF
clearing 93
preventing 91
Paste command 57
pasting images 57
patterns, descreening 49
PDF files
printing documentation 5
saving scans as 22
scanning to 16
uses for 52
percentages, scaling 35
photos
E-mail Photo button 16
inverting colors 39
output types for 34
troubleshooting 81
Photoshop Plug-in. See HP ScanJet Plug-in
PICT files 52
picture clippings, Scrapbook 58
pink images, troubleshooting 84
pixel color
transparent items 74
viewing 45
pixel depth, options for 61
pixel, definition 118
pixels per inch (PPI), definition 119
plug-in, definition 118
PNG files 52
pointers. See cursors
pop-up menus, definition 118
portable network graphics 52
portrait orientation, definition 119
posting scans, definition 119
power, troubleshooting 75
PPI (pixels per inch), definition 119
Index
preferences
definition 119
for scanner buttons 25
for scanning software 60
shortcuts for 102
preparing originals 7
preview window, definition 119
previewing scans
options for 61
toolbar shortcut 105
using HP PrecisionScan Pro software 31
Print command
shortcuts 102, 105
using 54
printing
copies 21
documentation 5
from HP ScanJet Copy Utility 6
resolutions for 119
scans 54
toolbar shortcuts for 105
troubleshooting 87
problems, solving. See troubleshooting
Product Tour command 104
product tour, viewing 5
programs
e-mail 18
fax 20
scanning from 64
sending to 50
troubleshooting 77
progressive JPEG files 52
Prompt for Another Page option 26
Q
quality, troubleshooting
copies 82
scanned images 79
Quit, shortcut for 102
R
raster, definition 119
Reader, Adobe Acrobat 52
See also PDF files
readouts, tonal resolution 63
Ready cursor 107
receipts, scanning 7
red color channel 48
red line, histogram 45
reflecting images 37
removing
frames 23
selection areas 32
replacing ADF window 98
resetting
all adjustments 38
default colors 48
exposure adjustments 40
output types 34
resolution 36
sharpen levels 38
Resize command
shortcuts 103
using 35
resizing
images 35
keyboard shortcuts for 103
selection areas 32
troubleshooting 13
resolution
automatic 13
button settings 26
changing 36
definition 119
interpolated 116
optical, definition 117
print vs. screen 13
printers 119
range of values 62
screen, definition 120
troubleshooting 81
websites, optimizing for 55
Resolution tab options 62
Return Image To command
shortcuts 105
using 64
reversing images
color 39
layout 37
RGB values
definition 120
transparent items 74
viewing 45
rich text format (RTF)
definition 120
using 53
129
rollers, cleaning 96
Rotate Left command
shortcuts 103, 105
using 37
Rotate Right command
shortcuts 103, 105
using 37
rotating images
keyboard shortcuts for 103
toolbar shortcut 105
using HP PrecisionScan Pro software 37
RTF (rich text format)
definition 120
using 53
S
saturation
adjusting 46
automatic adjustment 62
definition 120
keyboard shortcuts 104
Save As command
shortcuts 102, 105
using 22
saving custom settings 60
saving to files
See also file formats
toolbar shortcuts 105
using HP PrecisionScan Pro software 52
using scanner buttons 22
Scale field 35
scale, definition 120
scaling images 35
Scan menu, shortcuts for 102
Scan To command
shortcuts 102, 105
using 50, 56
Scan using channel 48
ScanJet Copy Utility 6
ScanJet Plug-in
definition 115
returning scans with 51
troubleshooting 89
using 64
scanner bed
definition 120
printing entire 54
selecting entire 32
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scanner buttons
color copy/b&w copy 21
Copy 21
Edit Text 23
E-mail 17
E-mail Document 17
E-mail Photo 17
Fax 19
File 22
HP Scanning Software 31
identifying 16
number of copies 21
saving to file 22
settings 25
troubleshooting 78
when to use 6, 15
scanner glass
cleaning 95
definition 120
loading items 9
preparing documents for 7
Scanner Glass command 102
scanner lamp. See lamp
scanner lid, definition 120
Scanner tab options 61
scanning
destinations, definition 17
loading items 9
methods for 6
negatives 69
preparing originals 7
previewing 31
selecting areas for 32
sending to programs 50
slides 67
transparencies 71
using ADF 66
using HP PrecisionScan Pro software 31
using scanner buttons 15
Scanning Software button, HP 16
scanning source, definition 120
Scrapbook picture clippings 58
scratched templates 84
screen resolution
definition 120
image quality 13
output types for 34
Select All 32, 103
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output types 33
scanning area 32
Selection Area tab options 62
selection areas
automatic 62
creating 32
cursors 107
definition 120
moving 32
negatives 72
removing border 32
resizing 32
slides 72
zooming to 33
sending to programs
directions for 50
troubleshooting 88
separation pad, cleaning 96
settings
ADF Page Size 27
automatic 12
Controls tab 63
Copy button 25
custom, saving 60
destinations 26
Edit Text button 25
E-mail Photo button 25
Energy Save mode 92
Faster Scan mode 92
Fax button 25
File button 25
for scanning software 60
Image Output 26
lamp 92
loading 60
resetting adjustments 38
Resolution tab 62
saving 60
scanner buttons 25
Scanner tab 61
Selection Area tab 62
shortcut for 102
Text tab 62
Setup and Support guide 100
shadows
adjusting 42
alarms 43
automatic adjustment 62
clipped areas, checking for 43
definition 121
histogram 45
transparent items, adjusting for 74
Sharpen command
shortcuts 103
using 38
sharpening
definition 121
images 38
keyboard shortcuts for 103
options for 61
shortcuts
keyboard 102
menu 102
toolbar 105
size
See also file sizes
ADF page size options 27
image, troubleshooting 80, 81
paper, ADF 7
resizing images 35
transparent media 8
skewed images, troubleshooting 80
skewed pages, troubleshooting 91
slides
adjusting colors 72
scanning 67
troubleshooting 84
slow scanning, troubleshooting 12, 78
Small Computer System Interface. See SCSI
small file size, option for
See also file sizes
Smart Friends tips 30
software
See also HP PrecisionScan Pro software
uninstalling 100
solving problems. See troubleshooting
source documents. See original items
source, definition 121
specifications
ADF 7
speed
troubleshooting 12, 78
spot color
definition 121
shortcut for 103
using output type 34
sRGB
definition 121
setting profile 61
starting scans
methods for 6
using HP PrecisionScan Pro software 31
using scanner buttons 15
using TWAIN 64
stopping scans 21
streaks, troubleshooting 79
stripes, troubleshooting 82
support, customer
resources for 100
supported programs
e-mail 18
fax 20
System Palette
definition 121
shortcut for 103
T
tab options
Buttons tab 25
Control 63
Copy button 25
Edit Text button 25
E-mail Document button 25
E-mail Photo button 25
Fax button 25
File button 25
Resolution 62
Scanner 61
Selection Area 62
Text 62
Tagged Image File Format. See TIFF files
templates
large 67
negative 69
slides 67
troubleshooting 84
Text Files, saving as 51
Text option 26
Text tab options 62
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text, editable
accuracy of 24
creating using OCR 23
languages 62
options for 25, 62
troubleshooting 85
textured paper, scanning 7
threshold, black and white 47
thresholding, definition 121
TIFF files
definition 121
using 53
tips, Smart Friends 30
tonal resolution, adjusting 63
tone, definition 121
toolbar shortcuts 105
tools
black eyedropper 42
white eyedropper 41
Tools menu, shortcuts for 103
transparencies
adjusting colors 72
scanning 71
troubleshooting 84
transparency adapter (XPA)
cleaning 96
media sizes 8
negatives, scanning 69
slides, scanning 67
transparencies, scanning 71
troubleshooting 84, 90
using 67
transparency exposure adjustment tool 122
trays. See input tray, ADF
Index
troubleshooting
ADF 91
checklist 75
copies 82
e-mailing 87
faxing 87
frequently asked questions 12
image quality 79
negatives 84
OCR 85
scanner buttons 78
scanner not responding 77
slides 84
slow scanning 12, 78
transparencies 84
TWAIN programs 89
XPA 90
zooming 13
True Color
definition 122
shortcut for 103
using 34
turquoise line, histogram 45
TWAIN programs
definition 122
returning images to 51
scanning from 64
troubleshooting 89
24-bit color, definition 109
Type of file options 26
Typing cursor 107
U
underlined text, converting 24
Undo Editing Changes command
shortcuts 103, 105
using 38
uniform scaling, definition 122
uninstalling software 100
Universal Serial Bus. See USB
unlocking scanner 77
Unselect All 32, 103
USB, definition 122
User’s Manual, shortcut to 104
V
vector images, definition 122
View menu, shortcuts for 103
viewing
previewing scans 31
product tour 5
RGB values 45
Setup and Support Guide 100
W
warnings. See alerts
watermark 61
Web Palette
definition 122
output types 34
websites
free 55
optimizing scans for 55
output types for 34
placing images on 55
weight
paper specifications, ADF 7
paper specifications, scanner glass 7
white areas, adjusting 41
white eyedropper 41
white images, troubleshooting 80
white output levels, changing 44
white stripes, troubleshooting 82
Width field, resizing images 35
window cleaner, using 96
window, ADF
cleaning 97
replacing 98
word processing programs
resizing images in 35
supported 24
Word, removing frames in 23
X
XPA (Negatives) command
shortcuts 102
using 70
XPA (optional transparency adapter)
cleaning 96
media sizes 8
negatives, scanning 69
slides, scanning 67
transparencies, scanning 71
troubleshooting 84, 90
using 67
XPA (Slides) command
shortcuts 102
using 68
Z
Zoom In command
shortcuts 103, 105
using 33
Zoom Out command
shortcuts 103, 105
using 33
zooming
definition 13
in 33
menu shortcuts for 103
out 33
toolbar shortcuts for 105
viewing preview images 33
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