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User’s Guide
Overview of Your Scanner Features
Guide to the Scanner Parts
These features help you create the best
possible scans, no matter what shape your
original is in.
Check this section to identify the parts of your
scanner.
Placing Originals on the Scanner
Scanning Your Originals
Follow the steps here to place your original
documents or photos on the scanner.
Follow the step-by-step instructions here to
scan your original documents or photos using
any of the available scanning methods.
Scanning Special Projects
Maintenance
Follow the instructions here for specific
scanning projects you may need to create.
Follow the guidelines here to maintain and
transport your scanner.
Solving Problems
Technical Specifications
If you have a problem using your scanner or
its software, check here for solutions.
Check here for technical details about your
scanner and its accessories.
Safety
Copyright and Trademarks
Operating System Versions
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Overview of Your Scanner Features
These features help you create the best possible scans, no matter what shape your original is in.
Text Enhancement
Color Restoration
Dust Removal
Backlight Correction
Home > Guide to the Scanner Parts
Guide to the Scanner Parts
Check these sections to identify the parts of your scanner.
Scanner Parts
Lights and Buttons
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Placing Originals on the Scanner
Follow the steps here to place your original documents or photos on the scanner.
Placing Documents or Photos
Loading Documents in the Automatic Document Feeder
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Scanning Your Originals
Follow the step-by-step instructions here to scan your original documents or photos using any of the available
scanning methods.
Starting Epson Scan
Selecting an Epson Scan Mode
Changing the Scan Mode
Scanning in Office Mode
Scanning in Home Mode
Scanning in Professional Mode
Selecting File Save Settings
Detailed Setting Instructions
Finishing the Scan
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Scanning Special Projects
Follow these instructions for specific scanning projects you may need to create.
Text Enhancement
Scanning to a PDF File
Restoring Color
Removing Dust Marks
Fixing Backlit Photos
Using the Scanner as a Copier
Scanning Directly to an E-mail
Converting Scanned Documents Into Editable Text
Assigning a Program to a Scanner Button
Home > Maintenance
Maintenance
Follow the guidelines here to maintain and transport your scanner.
Cleaning the Scanner
Replacing the Scanner Light Source
Transporting the Scanner
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Solving Problems
Troubleshooting
If you have a problem using your scanner or its software, check here for solutions.
Scanner Problems
Automatic Document Feeder Problems
Scanning Problems
Scan Quality Problems
Uninstalling Your Scanning Software
Where To Get Help
Technical Support Web Site
Contacting Epson Support
Other Software Technical Support
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Technical Specifications
Check here for technical details about your scanner and its accessories.
System Requirements
Scanner Specifications
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Important Safety Instructions
Restrictions on Copying
Read all these instructions, and follow all warnings and instructions marked on the scanner.
In this document, warnings, cautions, and notes indicate the following:
Warnings
must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Cautions
must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes
contain important information and useful tips on the operation of this product.
Place the scanner close enough to the computer for the interface cable to reach it easily. Do not place or store
the scanner or the AC adapter outdoors, near excessive dirt or dust, water, heat sources, or in locations subject
to shocks, vibrations, high temperature or humidity, direct sunlight, strong light sources, or rapid changes in
temperature or humidity. Do not use with wet hands.
Place the scanner and the AC adapter near an electrical outlet where the adapter can be easily unplugged.
Caution:
Be sure the AC power cord meets the relevant local safety standards.
The AC power cord should be placed to avoid abrasions, cuts, fraying, crimping, and kinking. Do not place
objects on top of the AC power cord and do not allow the AC adapter or the AC power cord to be stepped on or
run over. Be particularly careful to keep both of the AC power cords straight at the ends and the points where
they enter the AC adapter.
Use only the AC adapter that comes with your scanner. Using any other adapter could cause fire, electrical
shock, or injury.
The AC adapter is designed for use with the scanner with which it was included. Do not attempt to use it with
other electronic devices unless specified.
Use only the type of power source indicated on the scanner’s label.
When connecting this product to a computer or other device with a cable, ensure the correct orientation of the
connectors. Each connector has only one correct orientation. Inserting a connector in the wrong orientation may
damage both devices connected by the cable.
Avoid using outlets on the same circuit as photocopiers or air control systems that regularly switch on and off.
If you use an extension cord with the scanner, make sure the total ampere rating of the devices plugged into
the extension cord does not exceed the cord’s ampere rating. Also, make sure the total ampere rating of all
devices plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the wall outlet’s ampere rating.
Never disassemble, modify, or attempt to repair the AC adapter, scanner, or scanner option by yourself except
as specifically explained in the scanner’s guides.
Do not insert objects into any opening as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts. Beware
of electrical shock hazards.
If damage occurs to the plug, replace the cord set or consult a qualified electrician. If there are fuses in the
plug, make sure you replace them with fuses of the correct size and rating.
Unplug the scanner and the AC adapter, and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following
conditions: The AC adapter or plug is damaged; liquid has entered the scanner or the AC adapter; the scanner
or the AC adapter has been dropped or the case has been damaged; the scanner or the AC adapter does not
operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance. (Do not adjust controls that are not covered by
the operating instructions.)
Unplug the scanner and the AC adapter before cleaning. Clean with a damp cloth only. Do not use liquid or
aerosol cleaners.
If you are not going to use the scanner for a long period, be sure to unplug the AC adapter from the electrical
outlet.
Restrictions on Copying
Observe the following restrictions to ensure responsible and legal use of your scanner.
Copying of the following items is prohibited by law:
Bank bills, coins, government-issued marketable securities, government bond securities, and municipal
securities
Unused postage stamps, pre-stamped postcards, and other official postal items bearing valid postage
Government-issued revenue stamps, and securities issued according to legal procedure
Exercise caution when copying the following items:
Private marketable securities (stock certificates, negotiable notes, checks, etc.), monthly passes, concession
tickets, etc.
Passports, driver’s licenses, warrants of fitness, road passes, food stamps, tickets, etc.
Note:
Copying these items may also be prohibited by law.
Responsible use of copyrighted materials
Epson encourages each user to be responsible and respectful of the copyright laws when using any EPSON product.
While some countries’ laws permit limited copying or reuse of copyrighted material in certain circumstances, those
circumstances may not be as broad as some people assume. Contact your legal advisor for any questions regarding
copyright law.
Default Delay Times for Power Management for Epson products
This product will enter sleep mode after a period of nonuse. The time interval has been set at the factory to ensure that
the product meets Energy Star standards of energy efficiency, and cannot be modified by the consumer.
Restriction on disassembling and decompiling
You may not disassemble, decompile or otherwise attempt to derive the source code of any software included with this
product.
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Copyright and Trademarks
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means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Seiko
Epson Corporation. No patent liability is assumed with respect to the use of the information contained herein. Neither is
any liability assumed for damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein.
Neither Seiko Epson Corporation nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of this product or third parties for
damages, losses, costs, or expenses incurred by the purchaser or third parties as a result of: accident, misuse, or abuse
of this product or unauthorized modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product.
Seiko Epson Corporation and its affiliates shall not be liable against any damages or problems arising from the use of
any options or any consumable products other than those designated as Original Epson Products or Epson Approved
Products by Seiko Epson Corporation.
EPSON® is a registered trademark, and EPSON EXCEED YOUR VISION or EXCEED YOUR VISION are trademarks of
Seiko Epson Corporation.
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PhotoImpression® is a registered trademark of ArcSoft Incorporated.
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PRINT Image Matching™ and the PRINT Image Matching logo are trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation.
Intel® is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
EPSON Scan Software is based in part on the work of the Independent JPEG Group.
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Copyright © 1991-1997 Silicon Graphics, Inc.
Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute, and sell this software and its documentation for any purpose is
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INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING
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AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR
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Operating System Versions
In this manual, the following abbreviations are used.
Windows refers to Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, and XP x64.
Windows 8 refers to Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro.
Windows 7 refers to Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, and Windows
7 Ultimate.
Windows Vista refers to Windows Vista Home Basic Edition, Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, Windows
Vista Business Edition, Windows Vista Enterprise Edition, and Windows Vista Ultimate Edition.
Windows XP refers to Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, and Windows XP
Professional.
Macintosh refers to Mac OS X.
Mac OS X refers to Mac OS X 10.5.8, 10.6.x, 10.7.x, and 10.8.x.
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Text Enhancement
When you scan documents, you can sharpen the text and increase accuracy by using the Text Enhancement feature in
Epson Scan.
For instructions on using this feature, see Text Enhancement.
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Color Restoration
Using the Color Restoration feature in Epson Scan, you can transform an old, faded, or badly exposed photo into one
with true-to-life color and sharpness.
Original image
For instructions on using this feature, see Restoring Color.
Color Restoration applied
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Dust Removal
Using the Dust Removal feature in Epson Scan, you can virtually “clean” the dust marks from your originals as you scan
them.
Original image
Dust Removal applied
For instructions on using this feature, see Removing Dust Marks.
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Backlight Correction
Using the Backlight Correction feature in your scanning software, you can remove shadows from photos that have too
much background light.
Original image
Backlight Correction applied
For instructions on using this feature, see Fixing Backlit Photos.
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Scanner Parts
a. automatic document feeder (ADF)
b. edge guides
c. input tray
a. underside of ADF
b. document table
c. carriage (in the document table)
a. transportation lock lever
b. DC inlet
c. USB interface connector
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Lights and Buttons
Lights
Buttons
The scanner has two indicator lights and six buttons.
a.
Power button
b. Ready light
c. Error light
d.
Start button
e.
Copy button
f.
E-mail button
g.
PDF button
h.
Cancel button
Lights
The Ready light is next to the
button.
Power button and the Error light is between the
Power button and the
Start
Color
Light Status
Meaning
Green
On
Ready to scan images.
Flashing
Initializing or scanning.
Orange
Flashing
An error has occurred. See The Lights Are Flashing for more information.
(None)
Off
The scanner is off.
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Buttons
Before using the scanner buttons, make sure you have installed Epson Scan.
Button
Function
Power
Turns the scanner on.
Start
Epson Scan starts.
Copy
The Copy Utility starts.
E-mail
Epson Scan starts. After you scan, the Send File Via E-mail window
appears.
PDF
The Scan to PDF window appears.
Cancel
Cancels scanning. If your document pages get jammed when you
cancel scanning, see Paper Jams in the Automatic Document Feeder.
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Placing Documents or Photos
Placing Large or Thick Documents
Caution:
Do not place heavy objects on the document table glass and do not press the glass with too much force.
Open the scanner cover.
Place your document or photo face-down on the document table. Make sure the top of the document or photo is
against the left edge and centered on the arrow mark.
Note:
If you are scanning multiple photos at once, position each photo at least 20 mm (0.8 inch) apart from
the others.
Close the scanner cover gently so that your original does not move.
Note:
When closing the document cover, the scanner light source flashes to detect the size of the
document. Do not look directly at the light source.
Always keep the document table clean.
Do not leave photos on the document table for an extended period of time as they may stick to
the glass.
To start scanning, see Starting Epson Scan for instructions.
Placing Large or Thick Documents
Follow these steps to scan a large or thick document on the document table. Do not scan large or thick documents in the
ADF.
Place a large or thick document on the document table.
Close the ADF and hold it down firmly as you scan.
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Loading Documents in the Automatic Document Feeder
Document Specifications
Loading Documents in the ADF
You can load your original documents in the ADF to scan multiple pages quickly.
Before loading documents in the ADF, see Document Specifications to make sure your original documents can be loaded
in the ADF.
Document Specifications
The table below lists the sizes of paper you can load in the ADF. You can load up to 40 sheets (a stack thickness of 5.0
mm/0.2 inch or less) in the ADF.
Only load sheets that are all the same size in the ADF.
Paper size
Measurements
A4
210 × 297 mm (8.3 × 11.7 inches)
Letter
215.9 × 279.4 mm (8.5 × 11 inches)
Legal
215.9 × 355.6 mm (8.5 × 14 inches)
B5
182 × 257 mm (7.2 × 10.1 inches)
A5
148.5 × 210 mm (5.9 × 8.3 inches)
A6 (Portrait)
105 × 148.5 mm (4.1 × 5.9 inches)
Load only documents that meet the following specifications in the ADF.
Size
Width: 105 to 216 mm (4.1 to 8.5 inches)
Length: 148.5 to 356 mm (5.9 to 14 inches)
Weight
50 to 120 g/m2
Paper type
High-quality paper, Bond paper, Check paper, Recycled paper
Make sure your documents meet the following conditions before loading them into the ADF.
The ink is dry.
The document has no holes and is not ripped or wrinkled.
The document has no staples, paper clips, or other objects attached to it; these may damage the feeder
mechanism.
The document has no folds.
The document has no cut-out areas.
The document is not a multi-part form or bound.
The document has no rear carbon coating.
See Loading Documents in the ADF for instructions on loading your documents in the ADF.
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Loading Documents in the ADF
Caution:
Do not feed photographs or valuable original artwork into the ADF. Misfeeding may wrinkle or
damage the original. Scan these documents on the document table instead.
Do not load A6 documents in landscape orientation.
Remove any documents from the document table and make sure there is no dust on the glass
before loading documents in the ADF.
Slide the edge guides on the input tray of the ADF all the way outward.
Place your document in the input tray with the printed side facing up and the top edge facing into the feeder. Slide
the paper into the feeder until it meets resistance. Then slide the edge guides over to the edge of the paper.
To start scanning, see Starting Epson Scan for instructions.
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Starting Epson Scan
Using the Scanner Buttons
Using the EPSON Scan Icon
Using Another Scanning Program
Using the Scanner Buttons
a.
Start button
b.
Copy button
c.
E-mail button
d.
PDF button
e.
Cancel button
Start button on the scanner. The Epson Scan window automatically
You can start Epson Scan just by pressing the
opens. See Selecting an Epson Scan Mode for instructions on selecting an Epson Scan mode.
You can also start scanning by pressing the following buttons on the scanner.
The
Copy button lets you use your scanner along with a printer connected to your computer just like you
would use a copy machine. See Using the Scanner as a Copier for instructions.
E-mail button lets you scan and attach the image file to an e-mail message. See Scanning Directly to an
The
E-mail for instructions.
The
PDF button lets you scan multiple originals and save them as one PDF file on your computer. See
Scanning to a PDF File for instructions.
The
Cancel button lets you cancel a scan in progress.
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Using the EPSON Scan Icon
You can start Epson Scan by double-clicking the EPSON Scan icon.
Windows 8:
Double-click the EPSON Scan icon on the desktop.
Or, navigate to the Start screen > EPSON Scan.
Windows 7/Vista/XP:
Double-click the EPSON Scan icon on the desktop.
Or, select the start button icon or Start > All Programs or Programs > EPSON Scan > EPSON Scan.
Mac OS X:
Select Applications > EPSON Software > EPSON Scan.
The Epson Scan window automatically opens. See Selecting an Epson Scan Mode for instructions on selecting an Epson
Scan mode.
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Using Another Scanning Program
You can use any TWAIN-compliant scanning program, such as Adobe Photoshop Elements, to scan with your scanner.
You open the program, select Epson Scan, and scan. When you are finished scanning, the scanned image opens in your
scanning program so you can modify, print, and save it.
Start a TWAIN-compliant scanning program. Double-click the program icon on the desktop, if it is available, or do
one of the following.
Windows 8:
Navigate to the Start screen > program icon.
Windows 7/Vista/XP:
Select the start button or Start > All Programs or Programs > program folder > program icon.
Mac OS X:
Open the Applications in your hard drive, select the program folder, and double-click the program icon.
Do one of the following.
Adobe Photoshop Elements:
Windows:
Click Edit and Enhance Photos, open the File menu, select Import, and select your scanner.
Mac OS X:
Click Close in the Welcome window if it appears, open the File menu, select Import, and select your scanner.
ScanSoft PaperPort:
Windows:
Click the Scan icon, select your scanner, select your profile, and click the Scan button.
In some programs, you must select the scanner as the "source" first. If you see a Select Source option, select it
and select your scanner there first.
Note for Windows:
Do not select a WIA option for your scanner from the Import or Acquire list; you will not be able to use
all the features of your scanner.
The Epson Scan window automatically opens. See Selecting an Epson Scan Mode for instructions on selecting an Epson
Scan mode.
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Selecting an Epson Scan Mode
Epson Scan offers several scanning modes to choose from.
Office Mode lets you quickly select settings for scanning text documents and check their effects with a preview
image. Epson Scan opens in this mode the first time you use it.
Office Mode is best when you want to scan documents using the Automatic Document Feeder.
See Changing the Scan Mode for instructions on switching to Office Mode.
See Scanning in Office Mode for instructions on making settings in Office Mode.
Home Mode lets you customize some scanning settings and check their effects with a preview image.
Home Mode is best when you want to preview images of your originals before scanning them. You can size the
image as you scan, adjust the scan area, and adjust many image settings, including color restoration, dust
removal, and backlight correction.
See Changing the Scan Mode for instructions on switching to Home Mode.
See Scanning in Home Mode for instructions on making settings in Home Mode.
Professional Mode gives you total control of your scanning settings and lets you check their effects with a
preview image.
Professional Mode is best when you want to preview your image and make extensive, detailed corrections to it
before scanning. You can sharpen, color correct, and enhance your image with a full array of tools, including
color restoration, dust removal, and backlight correction.
See Changing the Scan Mode for instructions on switching to Professional Mode.
See Scanning in Professional Mode for instructions on making settings in Professional Mode.
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Changing the Scan Mode
To change the scan mode, click the arrow in the Mode box in the upper right corner of the Epson Scan window. Then
select the mode you want to use from the list that appears.
Note:
The mode you select remains in effect when you start Epson Scan next time.
For instructions on scanning using these modes, see one of these sections.
Office Mode: Scanning in Office Mode
Home Mode: Scanning in Home Mode
Professional Mode: Scanning in Professional Mode
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Scanning in Office Mode
Scanning in Office Mode Using the Document Table
Scanning in Office Mode Using the ADF
When you start Epson Scan for the first time, it runs in Office Mode and displays the Epson Scan Office Mode window.
If you want to scan your documents by placing them on the document table, see Scanning in Office Mode Using the
Document Table for instructions.
If you want to scan your documents by loading them in the ADF, see Scanning in Office Mode Using the ADF for
instructions.
Scanning in Office Mode Using the Document Table
Place the original(s) on the document table. See Placing Documents or Photos for instructions.
Start Epson Scan. See Starting Epson Scan for instructions.
Select Office Mode in the Mode list. See Changing the Scan Mode for instructions.
Select Color, Grayscale, or Black&White as the Image Type setting.
Note:
If you select Grayscale or Black&White, you can also select an Image Option setting, as described
below.
Image Option Setting
Description
None
No Image Option setting is applied.
Dropout: Red
Drops out red from the scan.
Dropout: Green
Drops out green from the scan.
Dropout: Blue
Drops out blue from the scan.
Color Enhance: Red
Enhances red in the scan.
Color Enhance: Green
Enhances green in the scan.
Color Enhance: Blue
Enhances blue in the scan.
Select Document Table as the Document Source setting.
Select the size of your original document as the Size setting.
Click the arrow to open the Resolution list and select an appropriate resolution for your original. See Selecting the
Scan Resolution for instructions.
Click Preview to preview your image. The Preview window appears and displays your image. See Previewing and
Adjusting the Scan Area for instructions.
Modify the image quality if necessary. See Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for instructions.
Click
Scan.
What happens next depends on how you started your scan. See Finishing the Scan for instructions.
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Scanning in Office Mode Using the ADF
Load the first page of your documents in the ADF. See Loading Documents in the Automatic Document Feeder for
instructions.
Start Epson Scan. See Starting Epson Scan for instructions.
Select Office Mode in the Mode list. See Changing the Scan Mode for instructions.
Select Color, Grayscale, or Black&White as the Image Type setting.
Note:
If you select Grayscale or Black&White, you can also select an Image Option setting, as described
below.
Image Option Setting
Description
None
No Image Option setting is applied.
Dropout: Red
Drops out red from the scan.
Dropout: Green
Drops out green from the scan.
Dropout: Blue
Drops out blue from the scan.
Color Enhance: Red
Enhances red in the scan.
Color Enhance: Green
Enhances green in the scan.
Color Enhance: Blue
Enhances blue in the scan.
Select one of these settings as the Document Source setting.
Auto Detect: This setting automatically determines whether to load your document from the ADF or scan it
from the document table.
ADF: Select this setting when you use the ADF to load your documents.
Select the size of your original document as the Size setting.
Click the arrow to open the Resolution list and select an appropriate resolution for your original. See Selecting the
Scan Resolution for instructions.
Click Preview to preview your image(s). The ADF loads your first document page, then Epson Scan prescans it and
displays it in the Preview window. The ADF then ejects your first page.
If necessary, you can draw a marquee (a line marking the scan area) around the portion of your document page
that you want to scan in the Preview window. See Creating a Marquee on a Preview Image for instructions.
Change any necessary Image Adjustment settings. See Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for details.
Place your first document page on top of the rest of the pages, then load the entire document (up to 40 pages) into
the ADF.
Click Scan.
Note:
If you need to stop scanning, press the
Cancel button on the scanner. Your document pages may get
jammed in the ADF. See Paper Jams in the Automatic Document Feeder for instructions on removing the
pages.
What happens next depends on how you started your scan. See Finishing the Scan for instructions.
If you have problems while scanning using the ADF, see Automatic Document Feeder Problems.
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Scanning in Home Mode
When you select Home Mode, you see the Epson Scan Home Mode window.
Note:
In Home Mode, you can only scan from the document table. If you want to scan using the ADF, change
to Office Mode or Professional Mode. See Changing the Scan Mode for details.
Place your original(s) on the document table. See Placing Documents or Photos for instructions.
Start Epson Scan. See Starting Epson Scan for instructions.
Select Home Mode in the Mode list. See Changing the Scan Mode for instructions.
Click the arrow to open the Document Type list, and select the type of your original(s) you are scanning.
Select Color, Grayscale, or Black&White as the Image Type setting.
In the Destination box, click the button for the way you plan to use the scanned image(s).
Screen/Web for images you will view only on a computer screen or post on the web.
Printer for image(s) you will be printing or converting to editable text with an OCR (Optical Character
Recognition) program.
Other if you want to select a specific resolution for other purposes.
Epson Scan selects a default resolution setting based on the Destination setting you select. If you selected Other
as the Destination setting to select a specific resolution, see Selecting the Scan Resolution for instructions.
Click Preview to preview your image(s). The Preview window appears and displays your image(s). See Previewing
and Adjusting the Scan Area for instructions.
Modify the image quality, if necessary. See Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for instructions.
Click the arrow to open the Target Size list to select the size of the scanned image(s), if necessary. You can scan
your images at their original size, or you can reduce or enlarge their size by selecting Target Size. See Selecting
the Scan Size for instructions.
Click Scan.
What happens next depends on how you started your scan. See Finishing the Scan for instructions.
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Scanning in Professional Mode
Scanning in Professional Mode Using the Document Table
Scanning in Professional Mode Using the ADF
When you select Professional Mode, you see the Epson Scan Professional Mode window.
If you want to scan your original(s) in Professional Mode by placing them on the document table, see Scanning in
Professional Mode Using the Document Table for instructions.
If you want to scan your documents in Professional Mode by loading them in the ADF, see Scanning in Professional Mode
Using the ADF for instructions.
Scanning in Professional Mode Using the Document Table
Place your original(s) on the document table. See for instructions.
Start Epson Scan. See Starting Epson Scan for instructions.
Select Professional Mode in the Mode list. See Changing the Scan Mode for instructions.
Click the arrow to open the Document Type list and select Reflective.
Click the arrow to open the Document Source list and select Document Table.
Click the arrow to open the Auto Exposure Type list and select Document or Photo.
Click the arrow to open the Image Type list and select the detailed image type you are scanning.
Image Type setting
Type of image you are scanning
48-bit Color
Color photos that you may want to modify in a 48-bit image-editing program
24-bit Color
Color photos
Color Smoothing
Color graphics, such as a chart or graph
16-bit Grayscale
Black-and-white photos with many shades of gray
8-bit Grayscale
Black-and-white photos with just a few shades of gray
Black & White
Documents with black text and/or line art
Click the arrow to open the Resolution list and select an appropriate resolution for your original(s). See Selecting
the Scan Resolution for instructions.
Click Preview to preview your image(s). The Preview window appears and displays your image(s). See Previewing
and Adjusting the Scan Area for instructions.
Modify the image quality, if necessary. See Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for instructions.
Click the arrow to open the Target Size list to select the size you want for the scanned image(s), if necessary. You
can scan your images at their original size, or you can reduce or enlarge their size by selecting Target Size. See
Selecting the Scan Size for instructions.
Click Scan.
What happens next depends on how you started your scan. See Finishing the Scan for instructions.
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Scanning in Professional Mode Using the ADF
Load the first page of your documents in the ADF. See Loading Documents in the Automatic Document Feeder for
instructions.
Start Epson Scan. See Starting Epson Scan for instructions.
Select Professional Mode in the Mode list. See Changing the Scan Mode for instructions.
Click the arrow to open the Document Type list and select Reflective.
Click the arrow to open the Document Source list and select ADF.
Click the arrow to open the Auto Exposure Type list and select Document.
Click the arrow to open the Image Type list and select the detailed image type you are scanning.
Image Type setting Type of image you are scanning
48-bit Color
Color photos that you may want to modify in a 48-bit image-editing program
24-bit Color
Color photos
Color Smoothing
Color graphics, such as a chart or graph
16-bit Grayscale
Black-and-white photos with many shades of gray
8-bit Grayscale
Black-and-white photos with just a few shades of gray
Black & White
Documents with black text and/or line art
Click the arrow to open the Resolution list and select an appropriate resolution for your original(s). See Selecting
the Scan Resolution for instructions.
Click Preview to preview your image(s). The Preview window appears and displays your image(s). See Previewing
and Adjusting the Scan Area for instructions.
Click the arrow to open the Target Size list to select the size you want for the scanned image(s), if necessary. You
can scan your images at their original size, or you can reduce or enlarge their size by selecting Target Size. See
Selecting the Scan Size for instructions.
Modify the image quality, if necessary. See Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for instructions.
Place your first document page on top of the rest of the pages, then load the entire document (up to 40 pages) into
the ADF.
Click Scan.
Note:
If you need to stop scanning, press the
Cancel button on the scanner. Your document pages may get
jammed in the ADF. See Paper Jams in the Automatic Document Feeder for instructions on removing the
pages.
What happens next depends on how you started your scan. See Finishing the Scan for instructions.
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Selecting File Save Settings
When you see the File Save Settings window, you can select the location, name, and format of the scanned image file.
Click the
File Save Settings icon to the right of the Scan button.
The File Save Settings window appears.
Note:
If you start Epson Scan from a TWAIN-compliant program, such as Adobe Photoshop Elements, the
File Save Settings icon does not appear.
In the File Save Settings window, specify the file folder in which you want to save your scanned image.
Click the Documents or Pictures radio button, or the My Documents or My Pictures radio button.
If you want to select another folder, click the Other radio button, then click Browse (Windows) or Choose (Mac
OS X) and select the folder.
If you want to save your image on the desktop, simply click the Other radio button.
Specify a file name prefix with an alphanumeric character string. A 3-digit number is automatically added to the file
name, but you can change the Start Number if you like. If you are scanning multiple images at once, each image
will receive a different 3-digit number.
Note:
The following characters cannot be used in the prefix.
Windows: \, /, :, _, *, ?, ", <, >, │
Mac OS X: :
Click the arrow to open the Type list and select a file format as described in the following table. Depending on the
format, the Options button may be available for making detailed settings.
Format (File
Extension)
Description
BITMAP (*.bmp)
(Windows only)
A standard image file format for Windows. Most Windows programs, including
word processing programs, can read and prepare images in this format.
JPEG (*.jpg)
A compressed file format in which the compression level can be selected. The
JPEG format lets you highly compress image data. However, the higher the
compression, the lower the image quality. Any lost image quality data cannot
be restored, and the quality deteriorates each time the data is saved. The TIFF
format is recommended when modification and retouching are required.
Multi-TIFF (*.tif)
A TIFF format where multiple pages are saved to the same file. You can also
edit the scanned images before saving them. See Epson Scan Help for details.
To open Multi-TIFF files, you need a program that supports it.
PDF (*.pdf)
A document format that can be read on both Windows and Macintosh systems
(platform independent). To use PDF documents in Windows, you need Adobe
Reader or Acrobat. Multi-page documents can be saved as one PDF file. When
you save color or grayscale images in PDF, you can select a compression level.
PICT (*.pct)
(Macintosh only)
A standard image file format for Macintosh. Most Macintosh programs,
including word processing programs, can read and prepare images in this
format.
PRINT Image
Matching II JPEG
(*jpg) or TIFF (*.tif)
A file format that includes PRINT Image Matching II data for enhanced quality
and a wider color range. Print Image Matching II compatible printers can then
print this data for brilliant, true-to-life results. (PRINT Image Matching data
does not affect the way the image displays on the screen.) Available in JPEG or
TIFF format.
TIFF (*.tif)
A file format created for exchanging data between many programs, such as
graphic and DTP software. When scanning black & white images, you can
specify the compression type.
The check boxes at the bottom of the window give you these options.
Overwrite any files with the same name
Select this option if you want to reuse the selected file name and location and overwrite previous files with
the same names.
Show this dialog box before next scan
Select this option if you want the File Save Settings window to appear automatically before you scan. If you
deselect it, you must click the
button.
File Save Settings icon to open the window before clicking the Scan
Open image folder after scanning
Select this option if you want Windows Explorer or the Macintosh Finder to automatically open the folder
where your scanned image file is saved when Epson Scan finishes scanning.
Show Add Page dialog after scanning
Select this option if you want the Add Page Confirmation window to appear automatically after each scan in
PDF or multi-Tiff. The Add Page Confirmation window includes the Add page, Edit page, and Save file
buttons.
Click OK.
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Detailed Setting Instructions
Selecting the Scan Resolution
Previewing and Adjusting the Scan Area
Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings
Selecting the Scan Size
Selecting the Scan Resolution
You can select a specific Resolution setting for your images. Keep in mind that higher resolution settings increase
scanning time, so do not select a higher resolution than you need. See the following table to reference the appropriate
resolution setting to use so that you do not have to take more time than necessary.
What you will do with the
scanned image
Suggested scan resolution
Send via e-mail, upload to web,
or view only on the screen
96 to 150 dpi
Print
300 dpi
Print, or convert to editable text
(OCR) (for documents only)
300 dpi
Fax
200 dpi
Enlarge after scanning at 100%
Increase Resolution setting by same amount you will increase image
size after scanning.
For example, if the resolution is 300 dpi, but you will increase the
image size to 200%, change the resolution setting to 600 dpi.
To select the resolution setting, see one of these sections.
Home Mode: Selecting the Resolution in Home Mode
Office Mode or Professional Mode: Selecting the Resolution in Office Mode or Professional Mode
Selecting the Resolution in Home Mode
To change the resolution, first select Other as the Destination setting.
Click the arrow next to the Resolution list and select the number of dpi (dots per inch) at which you want to scan.
Selecting the Resolution in Office Mode or Professional Mode
You can select the resolution you want at any time.
Office Mode
Professional Mode
Click the arrow next to the Resolution list and select the number of dpi (dots per inch) at which you want to scan.
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Previewing and Adjusting the Scan Area
Once you have selected your basic settings and resolution, you can preview your image and select or adjust the image
area of the image(s) in a separate Preview window on your screen. There are two types of preview.
Normal preview displays your previewed image(s) in their entirety. You must select the scan area and make any
image quality adjustments manually.
Thumbnail preview displays your previewed image(s) as thumbnail(s). Epson Scan automatically locates the
edges of your scan area, applies automatic exposure settings to the image(s), and rotates the image(s) if
necessary.
Note:
If you are using Office Mode or scanning from the ADF, the thumbnail preview is not available. You must
use the normal preview.
Click Preview. If you want to change the preview type, click the Thumbnail check box under the Preview button,
if it is available.
Note:
Depending on your document type and other settings, you may not be able to change the preview type.
Epson Scan prescans your image(s) and displays them in one of the following Preview windows.
Normal preview
Thumbnail preview
If you are viewing the normal preview, you can do the following to adjust the image(s).
To select your scan area, click the
auto locate icon to create a marquee that marks the edges of your
image area. You can move the marquee to change the scan area. See Creating a Marquee on a Preview
Image for instructions.
Note:
If you are going to scan at a different size than your original, you must first select your Target
Size and automatically create a marquee that is proportioned to that size. See Selecting the Scan
Size for instructions. You can then copy the marquee and place it on each image you will scan at
that size.
To zoom in on an image, click inside the scan area and click the Zoom button. Epson Scan prescans again
and displays a larger preview on the Zoom tab.
To adjust the image quality, click the scan area(s) you want to modify and make the adjustments. See
Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for instructions.
If you are viewing the thumbnail preview, you can do the following to adjust the image(s).
To zoom in on an image, double-click its thumbnail, or click the thumbnail and then click the Full Size tab
near the top of Preview window. (This feature is only available when you are scanning multiple images at the
same time.)
To rotate an image or flip it horizontally (like a mirror image), click its thumbnail and then click the
rotation icon or
mirroring icon.
Note:
If your image is not rotated correctly, see Images are Rotated Incorrectly.
To adjust the scan area to crop your image differently, you can create and move a marquee that marks the
edges of your scan. See Creating a Marquee on a Preview Image for instructions.
To adjust the image quality, click the image(s) or scan area(s) you want to modify and make the
adjustments. See Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for instructions. If you want to apply the
adjustments you have made to all of your images, click All.
Creating a Marquee on a Preview Image
A marquee is a moving dotted line that appears on the edges of your preview image to indicate the scan area.
You can move the marquee and adjust its size. If you are viewing the normal preview, you can create multiple marquees
(up to 50) on each image to scan different image areas in separate scan files.
To draw a marquee, move your cursor over a preview image. The pointer becomes a set of cross-hairs.
Note:
If you are viewing the normal preview and you only have one photo on the document table, you can click
the
auto locate icon to automatically draw a marquee, then skip to step 3.
Position the pointer in the area where you want to place the corner of your marquee and click. Hold down the
mouse button and drag the cross-hairs over the image to the opposite corner of the desired scan area. Then
release the mouse button. You see the moving dotted line of the marquee.
Do one of the following to adjust the marquee.
To move the marquee, position your cursor inside the marquee. The pointer becomes a hand. Click and drag
the marquee to desired location.
To resize the marquee, position your cursor over the edge or corner of the marquee. The pointer becomes a
straight or angled double-arrow. Click and drag the edge or corner to the desired size.
Note:
To restrict the movement of the marquee to vertical or horizontal only, hold down the Shift key
as you move the marquee.
To restrict the size of the marquee to the current proportions, hold down the Shift key as you
resize the marquee.
For best results and image exposure, make sure all sides of the marquee are located inside the
preview image. Do not include any of the area around the preview image in the marquee.
If you are viewing the normal preview, you can create multiple marquees (up to 50). Just draw them as described
copy marquee icon to create additional marquees of the same size. You can
in steps 1 through 3, or click the
move and resize all the marquees as described in step 3. To delete a marquee, click inside it and click the
delete marquee icon.
Note:
If you draw multiple marquees, make sure you click All in the Preview window before you scan.
Otherwise, only the area inside the last marquee you drew will be scanned.
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Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings
Once you have previewed your image(s) and adjusted the scan area, you can modify the image quality, if necessary.
Epson Scan offers a variety of settings for improving color, sharpness, contrast, and other aspects affecting image
quality. Before you make adjustments, be sure to click the image or marquee for the area you want to adjust.
To adjust the color and other image settings, see one of these sections.
Office Mode: Making Color Adjustments and Other Image Settings in Office Mode
Home Mode: Making Color Adjustments and Other Image Settings in Home Mode
Professional Mode: Making Color Adjustments and Other Image Settings in Professional Mode
Making Color Adjustments and Other Image Settings in Office Mode
The table below describes the settings available in Office Mode. For details on adjusting these settings, see Epson Scan
Help.
Note:
If you are scanning multiple images at the same time and you want to apply the image adjustments to
all of your images or scan areas, click All in the Preview window before you begin making your
adjustments.
Setting
Description
Brightness
Adjusts the overall image lightness and darkness. This setting is
available only when the Image Type is set to Color or Grayscale.
Contrast
Adjusts the difference between the light and dark areas of the overall
image. This setting is available only when the Image Type is set to
Color or Grayscale.
Unsharp Mask
Turn on to make the edges of image areas clearer for an overall
sharper image. Turn off to leave softer edges. This setting is available
only when the Image Type is set to Color or Grayscale.
Descreening
Removes the rippled pattern that can appear in subtly-shaded image
areas, such as in skin tones. Also improves results when scanning
magazine or newspaper images which include screening in their
original print processes. This setting is available only when the Image
Type is set to Color or Grayscale. The results of descreening do not
appear in the preview, only in your scanned image.
Text Enhancement
Enhances text recognition when scanning text documents.
Threshold
Adjusts the level at which the black areas in text and line art are
delineated, improving text recognition in OCR programs. This setting
is available only when the Image Type is set to Black&White.
Note:
To view the red, green, and blue levels at particular points in your preview image as you make
densitometer icon in the Preview window and move your cursor over
adjustments, click the
an image area. See Epson Scan Help for details.
Certain settings may not be available, or may be automatically selected, depending on the type of
image you are previewing and other settings you have selected.
You can customize how certain Epson Scan settings behave by clicking Configuration and
changing settings in the window that appears. See Epson Scan Help for details.
To undo any image quality adjustments you make to the preview image, click Reset if available,
turn off the settings, or preview your image again.
Making Color Adjustments and Other Image Settings in Home Mode
The table below describes the settings available in Home Mode. For details on adjusting these settings, see Epson Scan
Help.
Note:
If you are scanning multiple images at the same time and you want to apply the image adjustments to
all of your images or scan areas, click All in the Preview window before you begin making your
adjustments.
Setting
Description
Descreening
Removes the rippled pattern that can appear in subtly-shaded image areas, such
as in skin tones. Also improves results when scanning magazine or newspaper
images which include screening in their original print processes. This setting is
available only when the Image Type is set to Color or Grayscale. The results of
descreening do not appear in the preview, only in your scanned image.
Color Restoration
Restores the colors in faded photos automatically.
Text Enhancement
Enhances text recognition when scanning text documents.
Available only when you select Magazine, Newspaper, or Text/Line Art as the
Document Type setting.
Backlight Correction
Removes shadows from photos that have too much background light.
Dust Removal
Removes dust marks from your originals automatically. The results of Dust
Removal do not appear in the preview, only in your scanned image.
Brightness
Adjusts the overall image lightness and darkness.
Click Brightness to access the Brightness setting.
Contrast
Adjusts the difference between the light and dark areas of the overall image.
Click Brightness to access the Contrast setting.
Threshold
Adjusts the level at which the black areas in text and line art are delineated,
improving text recognition in OCR programs.
Available only when you select Black & White as the Image Type setting.
Click Brightness to access the Threshold setting.
Note:
To view the red, green, and blue levels at particular points in your preview image as you make
densitometer icon in the Preview window and move your cursor over
adjustments, click the
an image area. See Epson Scan Help for details.
Certain settings may not be available, or may be automatically selected, depending on the type of
image you are previewing and other settings you have selected.
You can customize how certain Epson Scan settings behave by clicking Configuration and
changing settings in the window that appears. See Epson Scan Help for details.
To undo any image quality adjustments you make to the preview image, click Reset if available,
turn off the settings, or preview your image again.
Making Color Adjustments and Other Image Settings in Professional Mode
The table below describes the settings available in Professional Mode. For details on adjusting these settings, see Epson
Scan Help.
Note:
You may need to scroll down to view the Adjustments area of the Professional Mode window.
If you are scanning multiple images at the same time and you want to apply the image
adjustments to all of your images or scan areas, click All in the Preview window before you begin
making your adjustments.
Setting
Description
Auto Exposure
Auto Exposure icon. To turn it on continuously, click Configuration,
Click the
click the Color tab and select Continuous auto exposure. You can adjust the
level of exposure adjustment using the slider.
Histogram
Provides a graphical interface for adjusting highlight, shadow, and gamma levels
individually. For advanced users only.
Click the
Tone Correction
Provides a graphical interface for adjusting tone levels individually. For advanced
users only.
Click the
Color Balance
Image Adjustment icon to access the Color Balance settings.
Provides a graphical interface for adjusting mid-tone levels, such as skin tones,
without affecting the highlight and shadow areas of the image. For advanced users
only. See Using the Color Palette Feature (for Professional Mode Only) for more
information.
Click the
Brightness
Tone Correction icon to access the Tone Correction setting.
Adjusts the balance of red, green, and blue colors in the overall image.
Click the
Color Palette
Histogram Adjustment icon to access the Histogram setting.
Color Palette icon to use the Color Palette settings.
Adjusts the overall image lightness and darkness.
Click the
Image Adjustment icon to access the Brightness setting.
Contrast
Adjusts the difference between the light and dark areas of the overall image.
Click the
Saturation
Image Adjustment icon to access the Contrast setting.
Adjusts the density of colors in the overall image.
Click the
Image Adjustment icon to access the Saturation setting.
Unsharp Mask
Turn on to make the edges of image areas clearer for an overall sharper image.
The level of sharpness is adjustable. Turn off to leave softer edges.
Descreening
Removes the rippled pattern that can appear in subtly shaded image areas, such
as skin tones. Also improves results when scanning magazine or newspaper
images that include screening in their original print processes. The results of
descreening do not appear in the preview, only in your scanned image. The level
of descreening is adjustable.
Color Restoration
Restores the colors in faded photos automatically.
Backlight Correction
Removes shadows from photos that have too much background light. The level of
backlight correction is adjustable.
Dust Removal
Removes dust marks from your originals automatically. The results of Dust
Removal do not appear in the preview, only in your scanned image. The level of
dust removal is adjustable.
Threshold
Adjusts the level at which the black areas in text and line art are delineated,
improving text recognition in OCR programs. (Available only when you select Black
& White as the Image Type setting.)
Note:
To view red, green, and blue levels at particular points in your preview image as you make
densitometer icon in the Preview window and move your cursor over
adjustments, click the
an image area. See Epson Scan Help for details.
Certain settings may not be available, or may be automatically selected, depending on the type of
image you are previewing and other settings you have selected.
You can customize how certain Epson Scan settings behave by clicking Configuration and
changing settings in the window that appears. See Epson Scan Help for details.
To undo any image quality adjustments you make to the preview image, click Reset if available,
turn off the setting, or preview your image again.
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Selecting the Scan Size
You can scan your images at their original size, or you can reduce or enlarge their size as you scan them. You do this
using the Target Size setting.
If you are going to scan your image to a specific size, you should select the Target Size setting after previewing it, but
before adjusting your scan area indicated by creating a marquee. This sets the scan area to correct proportions so your
image will not be cropped unexpectedly.
To select the scan size, see one of these sections.
Home Mode: Selecting the Scan Size in Home Mode
Professional Mode: Selecting the Scan Size in Professional Mode
Selecting the Scan Size in Home Mode
You can select a predefined scan size from the Target Size list. Click the arrow to open the list and select the size
you want. A marquee (dotted line) proportioned for that size appears on your preview image.
If you need to create a scan size that is not in the Target Size list, you can create a custom size. Click the arrow to
open the list and select Customize. You see the Target Size window.
Type a name for your custom size, enter the size, click Save, then click OK. Your new size appears in the Target
Size list.
Once you have selected your scan size, you can click and drag the marquee to the area in the image you want to
scan. For details, see Creating a Marquee on a Preview Image. The marquee proportions are retained as you adjust
it.
If you need to rotate the marquee for a landscape or portrait image without changing its aspect ratio, click the
orientation icon.
Note:
The
orientation icon is not available if you selected Original as the Target Size setting.
Selecting the Scan Size in Professional Mode
You can select a predefined scan size from the Target Size list. Click the arrow to open the list and select the size
you want. A marquee (dotted line) proportioned for that size appears on your preview image.
If you need to create a scan size that is not in the Target Size list, you can create a custom size. Click the arrow to
open the list and select Customize. You see the Target Size window.
Type a name for your custom size, enter the size, click Save, then click OK. Your new size appears in the Target
Size list.
You can fine-tune the size using additional tools. Click the + (Windows) or
Size to display these tools.
(Mac OS X) button next to Target
To size your image by a certain percentage, adjust the Scale value.
To change the way your image is cropped, turn Trimming on or off. See Epson Scan Help for details.
To unlock the proportions of your scan size, click the
width/height measurements.
lock icon. Then adjust the marquee or enter new
Once you have selected your scan size, you can click and drag the marquee to the area in the image you want to
scan. For details, see Creating a Marquee on a Preview Image. The marquee proportions are retained as you adjust
it.
If you want to rotate the marquee for a landscape or portrait image without changing its aspect ratio, click the
orientation icon.
Note:
The
orientation icon is not available if you selected Original as the Target Size setting.
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Finishing the Scan
What happens after you scan depends on how you started your scan.
Start button
If you started your scan by running Epson Scan from the EPSON Scan icon or by pressing the
on the scanner, you see the File Save Settings window. This lets you select the name and location of your
saved scan files. See Selecting File Save Settings for details. After you select these settings, Epson Scan starts
scanning.
If you started your scan from a TWAIN-compliant program such as Adobe Photoshop Elements, your scanned
image(s) opens in the program window. If Epson Scan does not automatically close after scanning, click Close
to exit the Epson Scan window and view your image(s) in the program.
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Text Enhancement
Text Enhancement Using the PDF Button
Text Enhancement in Office Mode
Text Enhancement in Home Mode
When you scan documents, you can sharpen the text and increase accuracy by using the Text Enhancement feature in
Epson Scan.
Note:
You can enhance text only when you scan using a resolution of 600 dpi or less.
See one of these sections for instructions on text enhancement.
Text Enhancement Using the PDF Button
Office Mode: Text Enhancement in Office Mode
Home Mode: Text Enhancement in Home Mode
Note:
The instructions in these sections are for scanning to a PDF file, but text enhancement is also effective
when you convert scanned documents into editable text. See Converting Scanned Documents Into
Editable Text for details.
Text Enhancement Using the PDF Button
Place your document on the document table or in the ADF. See Placing Documents or Photos or Loading Documents
in the Automatic Document Feeder for instructions.
Press the
scanner.
PDF button on the
When you see the Scan to PDF window, click Settings. You see the Scan to PDF Settings window.
In the Scan to PDF Settings window, select the Image Type and Destination settings. For details, see Scanning
Using the PDF Button.
Click the Text Enhancement check
box.
Make any other necessary image adjustments. See Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for details.
Click File Save Settings. Make file save settings as necessary and click OK. See Scanning Using the PDF Button
for details.
Click Close to close the Scan to PDF Settings window, then click Scan or press the
Epson Scan scans your page.
Start button on the scanner.
When you are finished scanning all of your pages, click Finish or press the
PDF button on the scanner. Your
document is saved as a PDF file in the Pictures or My Pictures folder, or in the location you selected in the File Save
Settings window.
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Text Enhancement in Office Mode
Place your document on the document table or in the ADF. See Placing Documents or Photos or Loading Documents
in the Automatic Document Feeder for instructions.
Start Epson Scan. See Starting Epson Scan for instructions.
In the Office Mode window, select the Image Type, Document Source, Size, and Resolution settings. For
details, Scanning in Office Mode.
Click the Text Enhancement check
box.
Click Preview to preview your document, then select your scan area. For details, see Previewing and Adjusting the
Scan Area.
Make any other necessary image adjustments. See Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for details.
Click Scan. The File Save Settings window appears.
Make File Save and PDF settings as necessary. See Scanning to a PDF File in Office Mode for details.
Click OK. Epson Scan scans your document.
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Text Enhancement in Home Mode
Place your document on the document table. See Placing Documents or Photos for instructions.
Start Epson Scan. See Starting Epson Scan for instructions.
In the Home Mode window, select the Document Type, Image Type, and Destination settings. For details, see
Scanning in Home Mode.
Click the Text Enhancement check
box.
Click Preview to preview your document, then select your scan area. For details, see Previewing and Adjusting the
Scan Area.
Make any other necessary image adjustments. See Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for details.
Click Scan. The File Save Settings window appears.
Make File Save and PDF settings as necessary. See Scanning to a PDF File in Home Mode for details.
Click OK. Epson Scan scans your document.
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Scanning to a PDF File
Scanning Using the PDF Button
Scanning to a PDF File in Office Mode
Scanning to a PDF File in Home Mode
Scanning to a PDF File in Professional Mode
Double-sided Scanning
The easiest way to scan multiple document pages to a PDF file is to press the
Scanning Using the PDF Button for instructions.
PDF button on the scanner. See
Using Epson Scan, you can create a PDF file with the following features.
Scanning multiple document pages into a single PDF file: You can scan multiple document pages and save them in
a single PDF file.
Creating a searchable PDF file: You can create a PDF file with search functionality, so that you can look for words in
the file. (This feature may not be available in some countries.)
Assigning document security settings: You can assign password settings to the PDF file.
Specifying the number of pages in a single PDF file: You can specify the maximum number of pages that can be
included in one PDF file. For example, if you are scanning a 20-page document, and specify the page number to be
included in one PDF as 4, 5 PDF files are automatically created.
Note:
You need ABBYY FineReader that came with your scanner to use some of these features. If you have
installed your scanning software as described in the paper manual, it has already been installed. (ABBYY
FineReader may not be available in some countries.)
See one of these sections to start scanning to a PDF file.
Scanning Using the PDF Button
Office Mode: Scanning to a PDF File in Office Mode
Home Mode: Scanning to a PDF File in Home Mode
Professional Mode: Scanning to a PDF File in Professional Mode
Scanning Using the PDF Button
Place your document on the document table or in the ADF. See Placing Documents or Photos or Loading Documents
in the Automatic Document Feeder for instructions.
Press the
PDF button on the scanner. You see the Scan to PDF window.
Click Settings. You see the Scan to PDF Settings window.
Select Color, Grayscale, or Black&White as the Image Type setting to select the colors in the original.
Select one of these settings as the Document Source setting.
Auto Detect: This setting automatically determines whether to load your document from the ADF or scan it
from the document table.
Document Table: Select this setting when you want to scan using the document table.
ADF: Select this setting when you want to scan using the ADF.
Click the arrow to open the Size list and select the size of your original(s).
If you need to select a size that is not in the Size list, you can create a custom size. Click the arrow in the Size list
and select Customize. You see the Source Size window.
Type a name for your custom size, enter the size, click Save, then click OK. Your new size appears in the Size list.
Click the arrow next to the Resolution list and select the number of dots per inch at which you want to scan. See
the table below for guidelines.
What you will do with the scanned image
Suggested scan resolution
Send via e-mail, upload to web, view only on the
screen
96 to 150 dpi
Fax
200 dpi
Print
300 dpi
Use the settings in the Image Adjustments area of the window to modify the image quality if necessary. See the
table below for guidelines.
Setting
Description
Brightness
Adjusts the overall image lightness and darkness. This setting is
available only when the image type is set to Color or Grayscale.
Contrast
Adjusts the difference between the light and dark areas of the
overall image. This setting is available only when the image type
is set to Color or Grayscale.
Unsharp Mask
Turn on to make the edges of image areas clearer for an overall
sharper image. Turn off to leave softer edges.This setting is
available only when the image type is set to Color or Grayscale.
Descreening
Removes the rippled pattern that can appear in subtly shaded
image areas, such as skin tones. Also improves results when
scanning magazine or newspaper images that include screening in
their original print process. This setting is available only when the
image type is set to Color or Grayscale.
Text Enhancement
Enhances text recognition when scanning text documents.
Threshold
Adjusts the level at which the black areas in text and line art are
delineated, improving text recognition in OCR programs. This
setting is available only This setting is available only when the
image type is set to Black&White.
Click File Save Settings. The File Save Settings window appears. The current Paper Size, Orientation, Margin, and
other settings are displayed below it.
If you need to change any of the current PDF settings, click Options. You see the EPSON PDF Plug-in Settings
window.
Select the settings that match your document and click OK. You return to the File Save Settings window.
Note:
The Text tab is available only when ABBYY FineReader is installed. If ABBYY FineReader is not
available in your country, you will not see the Text tab.
Make any other file save settings, and click OK.
Click Close to close the Scan to PDF Settings window, then click Scan or press the
Epson Scan scans your page.
Start button on the scanner.
If you are scanning multiple pages using the document table, replace the first page on the document table with the
second page and click Scan or press the
Start button again. Repeat this step for each page in your document.
If you are scanning more than 40 pages, you can load the rest of the pages into the ADF and click Scan or press
the
Start button again to continue.
When you are finished, click Finish or press the
PDF button on the scanner. Your document is saved as a PDF
file in the Pictures or My Pictures folder, or in the location you selected in the File Save Settings window.
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Scanning to a PDF File in Office Mode
Place your document on the document table or in the ADF. See Placing Documents or Photos or Loading Documents
in the Automatic Document Feeder for instructions.
Start Epson Scan. See Starting Epson Scan for instructions.
In the Office Mode window, select the Image Type, Document Source, Size, and Resolution settings. For
details, Scanning in Office Mode.
Click Preview to preview your image(s), then select your scan area. For details, see Previewing and Adjusting the
Scan Area.
Make any other necessary image adjustments. See Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for details.
Click Scan. The File Save Settings window appears.
Select PDF as the Type setting. The current Paper Size, Orientation, Margin, Page Number, Compression Level, and
Text Setting settings are displayed below it.
Click Options. You see the EPSON PDF Plug-in Settings window.
To create a searchable PDF file, click the Text tab, select the Create searchable PDF check box, then select your
language from the Text Language list.
Note:
The Text tab is available only when ABBYY FineReader is installed. If ABBYY FineReader is not available
in your country, you will not see the Text tab.
To assign password settings to the PDF file, click the Security tab and select the password settings.
To specify the maximum number of pages that can be included in one PDF file, click the General tab and adjust
the Select number to make file setting.
For other settings in the EPSON PDF Plug-in Settings window, see Epson Scan Help for details.
Select the settings that match your document and click OK. You return to the File Save Settings window.
Make any other file save settings, and click OK. Epson Scan scans your document and displays the window below.
Note:
If you deselect the Show Add Page dialog after scanning check box in the File Save Settings window,
this window does not appear and Epson Scan automatically saves your document.
Select one of the following options.
Add page: Click this button to scan the next page of your document. Replace the first page on the document
table with the next page, and click Scan. Repeat this step for each page in your document. When you are
finished, click Edit page and go to step 12.
Edit page: Click this button if you have scanned all the necessary pages so you can edit the scanned pages
before saving them in one PDF file. Then go to step 12.
Save File: Click this button when you are ready to finish scanning and save the scanned pages into one PDF
without editing them. Then go to step 14.
You see the Editing Page window displaying thumbnail images of each scanned page.
Use the tools at the bottom of the Editing Page window to select, rotate, reorder, and delete pages.
If you want to include all the document pages in your PDF files as they currently look, go to step 13.
If you want to rotate pages, click the pages, or use the
select the pages, then click the
left or
even pages, or
odd pages, or
even pages icon to select the
delete icon to delete them.
Note:
The
all pages icon to
right rotate icon to rotate them.
If you want to delete pages, click the pages, or use the
pages, then click the
odd pages,
delete icon is not available when all pages are selected.
For further details on the tools in the Editing Page window, see Epson Scan Help.
When you have finished editing your pages, click OK. The pages are saved in one PDF file in Pictures, My Pictures,
or the location you selected in the File Save Settings window, and you return to the Office Mode window.
Click Close to exit Epson Scan.
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Scanning to a PDF File in Home Mode
Place your document on the document table. See Placing Documents or Photos for instructions.
Note:
In Home Mode you can only scan from the document table. If you want to scan using the ADF, change to
Office Mode or Professional Mode. See Changing the Scan Mode for details.
Start Epson Scan. See Starting Epson Scan for instructions.
In the Home Mode window, select the Document Type, Image Type, and Destination settings. For details, see
Scanning in Home Mode.
Click Preview to preview your image(s), then select your scan area. For details, see Previewing and Adjusting the
Scan Area.
Make any other necessary image adjustments. See Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for details.
Size your image as necessary. See Selecting the Scan Size for details.
Click Scan. The File Save Settings window appears.
Select PDF as the Type setting. The current Paper Size, Orientation, Margin, Page Number, Compression Level, and
Text Setting settings are displayed below it.
Click Options. You see the EPSON PDF Plug-in Settings window.
To create a searchable PDF file, click the Text tab, select the Create searchable PDF check box, then select your
language from the Text Language list.
Note:
The Text tab is available only when ABBYY FineReader is installed. If ABBYY FineReader is not available
in your country, you will not see the Text tab.
To assign password settings to the PDF file, click the Security tab and select the password settings.
To specify the maximum number of pages that can be included in one PDF file, click the General tab and adjust
the Select number to make file setting.
For other settings in the EPSON PDF Plug-in Settings window, see Epson Scan Help for details.
Select the settings that match your document and click OK. You return to the File Save Settings window.
Make any other file save settings, and click OK. Epson Scan scans your document and displays the window below.
Note:
If you deselect the Show Add Page dialog after scanning check box in the File Save Settings window,
this window does not appear and Epson Scan automatically saves your document.
Select one of the following options.
Add page: Click this button to scan the next page of your document. Replace the first page on the document
table with the next page, and click Scan. Repeat this step for each page in your document. When you are
finished, click Edit page and go to step 13.
Edit page: Click this button if you have scanned all the necessary pages so you can edit the scanned pages
before saving them in one PDF file. Then go to step 13.
Save File: Click this button when you are ready to finish scanning and save the scanned pages into one PDF
without editing them. Then go to step 15.
You see the Editing Page window displaying thumbnail images of each scanned page.
Use the tools below the Editing Page window to select, rotate, reorder, and delete pages.
If you want to include all the document pages in your PDF files as they currently look, go to step 14.
If you want to rotate pages, click the pages, or use the
select the pages, then click the
left or
even pages, or
odd pages or,
even pages icon to select the
delete icon to delete them.
Note:
The
all pages icon to
right rotate icon to rotate them.
If you want to delete pages, click the pages, or use the
pages, then click the
odd pages,
delete icon is not available when all pages are selected.
For further details on the tools in the Editing Page window, see Epson Scan Help.
When you have finished editing your pages, click OK. The pages are saved in one PDF file in Pictures, My Pictures,
or the location you selected in the File Save Settings window, and you return to the Home Mode window.
Click Close to exit Epson Scan.
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Scanning to a PDF File in Professional Mode
Place your document on the document table or in the ADF. See Placing Documents or Photos or Loading Documents
in the Automatic Document Feeder for instructions.
Start Epson Scan. See Starting Epson Scan for instructions.
In the Professional Mode window, select the Document Type, Document Source, Auto Exposure Type, Image
Type, and Resolution settings. For details, see Scanning in Professional Mode.
Click Preview to preview your image(s), then select your scan area. For details, see Previewing and Adjusting the
Scan Area.
Make any other necessary image adjustments. See Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for details.
Size your image as necessary. See Selecting the Scan Size for details.
Click Scan. The File Save Settings window appears.
Select PDF as the Type setting. The current Paper Size, Orientation, Margin, Page Number, Compression Level, and
Text Setting settings are displayed below it.
Click Options. You see the EPSON PDF Plug-in Settings window.
To create a searchable PDF file, click the Text tab, select the Create searchable PDF check box, then select your
language from the Text Language list.
Note:
The Text tab is available only when ABBYY FineReader is installed. If ABBYY FineReader is not available
in your country, you will not see the Text tab.
To assign password settings to the PDF file, click the Security tab and select the password settings.
To specify the maximum number of pages that can be included in one PDF file, click the General tab and adjust
the Select number to make file setting.
For other settings in the EPSON PDF Plug-in Settings window, see Epson Scan Help for details.
Select the settings that match your document and click OK. You return to the File Save Settings window.
Make any other file save settings, and click OK. Epson Scan scans your original and displays the window below.
Note:
If you deselect the Show Add Page dialog after scanning check box in the File Save Settings window,
this window does not appear and Epson Scan automatically saves your document.
Select one of the following options.
Add page: Click this button to scan the next page of your document. Replace the first page on the document
table with the next page, and click Scan. When you are finished, click the Edit page button and go to step
13.
Edit page: Click this button if you have scanned all the necessary pages so you can edit the scanned pages
before saving them in one PDF file. Then go to step 13.
Save File: Click this button when you are ready to finish scanning and save the scanned pages into one PDF
without editing them. Then go to step 15.
You see the Editing Page window displaying thumbnail images of each scanned page.
Use the tools below the Editing Page window to select, rotate, reorder, and delete pages.
If you want to include all the document pages in your PDF files as they currently look, click the
then go to step 14.
If you want to rotate pages, click the pages, or use the
select the pages, then click the
left or
odd pages or,
delete icon to delete them.
Note:
The
even pages, or
all pages icon to
right rotate icon to rotate them.
If you want to delete pages, click the pages, or use the
pages, then click the
odd pages,
all pages icon,
delete icon is not available when all pages are selected.
even pages icon to select the
For further details on the tools in the Editing Page window, see Epson Scan Help.
When you have finished editing your pages, click OK. The pages are saved in one PDF file in Pictures, My Pictures,
or the location you selected in the File Save Settings window, and you return to the Professional Mode window.
Click Close to exit Epson Scan.
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Double-sided Scanning
You can scan a 2-sided document using the ADF. First you scan the odd-numbered pages, then you turn the document
over and scan the even-numbered pages. Then you can use the Editing Page window to automatically sort the pages.
Note:
The following steps are for double-sided scanning in Office Mode.
Place the first page of your document in the ADF. See Loading Documents in the Automatic Document Feeder for
instructions.
Start Epson Scan. See Starting Epson Scan for instructions.
Select Office Mode in the Mode list. See Changing the Scan Mode for instructions.
In the Office Mode window, select the Image Type, Size, and Resolution settings. For details, see Scanning in
Office Mode.
Select Auto Detect or ADF as the Document Source
setting.
Click Preview. The ADF loads your first document page, then Epson Scan prescans it and displays it in the Preview
window. The ADF then ejects your first page.
Make any necessary image adjustments. See Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for details.
Place your first document page on top of the rest of the pages, then load the entire document (up to 40 pages) into
the ADF.
Click Scan. The File Save Settings window appears.
Select PDF as the Type setting. The current Paper Size, Orientation, Margin, Page Number, Compression Level, and
Text Setting settings are displayed below it.
Click Options. You see the EPSON PDF Plug-in Settings window.
To create a searchable PDF file, click the Text tab, select the Create searchable PDF check box, then select your
language from the Text Language list.
Note:
The Text tab is available only when ABBYY FineReader is installed. If ABBYY FineReader is not available
in your country, you will not see the Text tab.
To assign password settings to the PDF file, click the Security tab and select the password settings.
To specify the maximum number of pages that can be included in one PDF file, click the General tab and adjust
the Select number to make file setting.
For other settings in the EPSON PDF Plug-in Settings window, see Epson Scan Help for details.
Select the settings that match your document and click OK. You return to the File Save Settings window.
Make any other file save settings, and click OK. Epson Scan scans your document and displays the window below.
Note:
If you deselect the Show Add Page dialog after scanning check box in the File Save Settings window,
this window does not appear.
Click Add
page.
Remove the document from the ADF. Turn it around and load it in the input tray with the last page on top.
Click Scan. The even-numbered pages are scanned, and you see the Add Page Confirmation window again.
Click Edit
page.
You see the Editing Page window displaying thumbnail images of each scanned page.
Click the
Sort by Page Number button. Your pages are automatically sorted into the correct order.
Click OK. The pages are saved in one PDF file in Pictures, My Pictures, or the location you selected in the File Save
Settings window, and you return to the Office Mode window.
Click Close to exit Epson Scan.
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Restoring Color
Color Restoration in Home Mode
Color Restoration in Professional Mode
Using the Color Palette Feature (for Professional Mode Only)
Using the Color Restoration feature in Epson Scan, you can transform old, faded, or badly exposed photos into ones
with true-to-life color and sharpness. You can restore printed photos automatically as you scan them.
Original image
Color Restoration applied
See one of these sections for instructions on restoring colors.
Office Mode: This feature is not available in Office Mode. Change the scan mode to Home Mode or Professional Mode.
See Changing the Scan Mode for instructions.
Home Mode: Color Restoration in Home Mode
Professional Mode: Color Restoration in Professional Mode
Color Restoration in Home Mode
Place your original(s) on the document table. See Placing Documents or Photos for instructions.
Start Epson Scan. See Starting Epson Scan for instructions.
In the Home Mode window, select the Document Type, Image Type, and Destination settings. For details, see
Scanning in Home Mode.
Click Preview to preview your image(s), then select your scan area. See Previewing and Adjusting the Scan Area
for details.
Click the Color Restoration check box.
Note:
If you are scanning multiple images at the same time and you want to apply the Color Restoration
feature to all of your images or scan areas, click All in the Preview window before you click the check
box.
Make any other necessary image adjustments. See Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for details.
Size your image(s) as necessary. See Selecting the Scan Size for details.
Click Scan.
What happens next depends on how you started Epson Scan. See Finishing the Scan for instructions.
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Color Restoration in Professional Mode
Place your original(s) on the document table. See Placing Documents or Photos for instructions.
Start Epson Scan. See Starting Epson Scan for instructions.
In the Professional Mode window, select the Document Type, Document Source, Auto Exposure Type, Image
Type, and Resolution settings. For details, see Scanning in Professional Mode.
Click Preview to preview your image(s), then select your scan area. See Previewing and Adjusting the Scan Area
for details.
Scroll down to the Adjustments area and click the Color Restoration check box.
Note:
If you are scanning multiple images at the same time and you want to apply the Color Restoration
feature to all of your images or scan areas, click All in the Preview window before you click the check
box.
Make any other necessary image adjustments. See Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for details.
If you want to make more precise color adjustments, click the
Color Palette icon. See Using the Color Palette
Feature (for Professional Mode Only) for instructions.
Size your image(s) as necessary. See Selecting the Scan Size for details.
Click Scan.
What happens next depends on how you started Epson Scan. See Finishing the Scan for instructions.
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Using the Color Palette Feature (for Professional Mode Only)
Follow the steps in these sections to fine-tune the colors in your image using the Color Palette feature in Professional
Mode.
This feature is available only after previewing your images, so make sure to click Preview to activate this feature.
Sampling a Color from an Image
Click the
Color Palette icon.
Click the
color extractor icon. Your cursor changes to an eye dropper.
In the Preview window, click on the color in your image that needs adjustment.
The color you selected is moved to the center cell in the Color Palette window with variations in hue in the
surrounding cells.
Select the cell that contains the hue you would like to use to adjust the color in your image. This color now
becomes the color of the center cell and the color change is reflected in your image.
Note:
You can also use the cells to the right of the adjustment area to change the brightness, if necessary.
If you want to continue adjusting the color, repeat step 4.
If you want to save the color for future scans, click the
save icon. The color appears in the save area.
Note:
To load a previously saved color, select the color and click the
apply to palette icon.
When you are finished adjusting the color, click Close to return to the Professional Mode window.
For further details on using the Color Palette feature, see Epson Scan Help.
Applying a Color to an Image
Click the
Color Palette icon.
Select the cell that contains the hue you would like to use to adjust the color in your image. This color now
becomes the color of the center cell.
Note:
You can also use the cells to the right of the adjustment area to change the brightness, if necessary.
Click the
color applicator icon. Your cursor changes to a droplet.
In the Preview window, click on the color in your image that needs adjustment. The color change is reflected in
your image.
If you want to continue adjusting the color, repeat steps 2 through 4.
If you want to save the color for future scans, click the
save icon. The color appears in the save area.
Note:
To load a previously saved color, select the color and click the
apply to palette icon.
When you are finished adjusting the color, click Close to return to the Professional Mode window.
For further details on using the Color Palette feature, see Epson Scan Help.
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Removing Dust Marks
Dust Removal in Home Mode
Dust Removal in Professional Mode
Using the Dust Removal feature in Epson Scan, you can virtually “clean” the dust marks from your originals as you scan
them.
Original image
Dust Removal applied
Note:
Before scanning your originals, carefully remove any dust that you can see on them.
Do not use Dust Removal to scan your originals that do not contain dust or scratch marks;
otherwise your scanned image may be distorted or blurred.
See one of these sections for instructions on removing dust marks from your original(s).
Office Mode: This feature is not available in Office Mode. Change the scan mode to Home Mode or Professional Mode.
See Changing the Scan Mode for instructions.
Home Mode: Dust Removal in Home Mode
Professional Mode: Dust Removal in Professional Mode
Dust Removal in Home Mode
Place your original(s) on the document table. See Placing Documents or Photos for instructions.
Start Epson Scan. See Starting Epson Scan for instructions.
In the Home Mode window, select the Document Type, Image Type, and Destination settings. For details, see
Scanning in Home Mode.
Click Preview to preview your image(s), then select your scan area. See Previewing and Adjusting the Scan Area
for details.
Click the Dust Removal check box.
Note:
The result of the Dust Removal does not appear in the image(s) in the Preview window.
If you are scanning multiple images at the same time and you want to apply the Dust Removal
feature to all of your images or scan areas, click All in the Preview window before you click the
check box.
Make any other necessary image adjustments. See Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for details.
Size your image(s) as necessary. See Selecting the Scan Size for details.
Click Scan.
What happens next depends on how you started Epson Scan. See Finishing the Scan for instructions.
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Dust Removal in Professional Mode
Place your original(s) on the document table. See Placing Documents or Photos for instructions.
Start Epson Scan. See Starting Epson Scan for instructions.
In the Professional Mode window, select the Document Type, Document Source, Auto Exposure Type, Image
Type, and Resolution settings. For details, see Scanning in Professional Mode.
Click Preview to preview your image(s), then select your scan area. See Previewing and Adjusting the Scan Area
for details.
Scroll down to the Adjustments area and click the Dust Removal check box. If you want to increase or decrease
the level of the dust removal effect, click the + (Windows) or
setting in the Level list.
(Mac OS X) button next to the option and select a
Note:
The result of the Dust Removal does not appear in the image(s) in the Preview window.
If you are scanning multiple images at the same time and you want to apply the Dust Removal
feature to all of your images or scan areas, click All in the Preview window before you click the
check box.
Make any other necessary image adjustments. See Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for instructions.
Size your image(s) as necessary. See Selecting the Scan Size for
instructions.
Click Scan.
What happens next depends on how you started Epson Scan. See Finishing the Scan for instructions.
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Fixing Backlit Photos
Backlight Correction in Home Mode
Backlight Correction in Professional Mode
Using the Backlight Correction feature in Epson Scan, you can remove shadows from photos that have too much
background light. You can fix printed photos automatically as you scan them.
Original image
Backlight Correction applied
See one of these sections for instructions on fixing backlit photos.
Office Mode: This feature is not available in Office Mode. Change the scan mode to Home Mode or Professional Mode.
See Changing the Scan Mode for instructions.
Home Mode: Backlight Correction in Home Mode
Professional Mode: Backlight Correction in Professional Mode
Backlight Correction in Home Mode
Place your original(s) on the document table. See Placing Documents or Photos for instructions.
Start Epson Scan. See Starting Epson Scan for instructions.
In the Home Mode window, select the Document Type, Image Type, and Destination settings. For details, see
Scanning in Home Mode.
Click Preview to preview your image(s), then select your scan area. See Previewing and Adjusting the Scan Area
for details.
Click the Backlight Correction check box.
Note:
If you are scanning multiple images at the same time and you want to apply the Backlight Correction
feature to all of your images or scan areas, click All in the Preview window before you click the check
box.
Make any other necessary image adjustments. See Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for details.
Size your image(s) as necessary. See Selecting the Scan Size for details.
Click Scan.
What happens next depends on how you started Epson Scan. See Finishing the Scan for instructions.
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Backlight Correction in Professional Mode
Place your original(s) on the document table. See Placing Documents or Photos for instructions.
Start Epson Scan. See Starting Epson Scan for instructions.
In the Professional Mode window, select the Document Type, Document Source, Auto Exposure Type, Image
Type, and Resolution settings. For details, see Scanning in Professional Mode.
Click Preview to preview your image(s), then select your scan area. See Previewing and Adjusting the Scan Area
for details.
Scroll down to the Adjustments area and click the Backlight Correction check box. If you want to increase or
decrease the level of the backlight correction effect, click the + (Windows) or
option and select a setting in the Level list.
(Mac OS X) button next to the
Note:
If you are scanning multiple images at the same time and you want to apply the Backlight Correction
feature to all of your images or scan areas, click All in the Preview window before you click the check
box.
Make any other necessary image adjustments. See Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for details.
Size your image(s) as necessary. See Selecting the Scan Size for details.
Click Scan.
What happens next depends on how you started Epson Scan. See Finishing the Scan for instructions.
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Using the Scanner as a Copier
You can use your scanner along with a printer connected to your computer just like you would use a copy machine. You
can even enlarge and reduce, enhance text, and adjust image brightness as you copy.
Load the first page of your documents on the document table or in the ADF. See or Loading Documents in the
Automatic Document Feeder for instructions.
Start the Copy Utility in one of these ways.
Press the
Copy button on the scanner.
Do one of the following.
Windows 8: Navigate to the Start screen > Copy Utility.
Windows (other versions): Select the start button or Start > Programs or All Programs > EPSON
Software > Copy Utility.
Mac OS X: Select Applications > EPSON Software > Copy Utility, and double-click the Copy
Utility icon.
You see the Copy Utility window.
Select your scanner from the Scanner list at the top of the window.
Select your printer from the Printer list.
Click the Source Type box, select the type of original(s) you are copying, and click OK. See the table below for
guidance.
Source Type setting
Type of document
Color Document (Single Page) One-page color documents containing text or text and graphics, such
as a flyer.
Black & White Document
(Single Page)
One-page black and white documents containing text or text and
graphics, such as a letter.
Color Document (Multiple
Pages)
Multiple page color documents containing text or text and graphics,
such as a brochure.
Black & White Document
(Multiple Pages)
Multiple page black and white documents containing text or text and
graphics, such as a manual.
Photos
Photographs or other continuous-tone graphics.
Click the Output Paper box, select the type and size of paper you loaded in your printer, and click
OK.
Note:
If you are printing on certain Epson printers, you see the printer settings window. See your printer
documentation for instructions on selecting settings.
If you want to enlarge or reduce your image(s) as you copy it, click the Copy Size box, select the enlargement/
reduction, and click OK.
If you are copying a color or black-and-white document, you can improve the definition of text and line art by
leaving the Text Enhancement check box checked. It is available only when the Source Type is Color Document
(Single Page), Black & White Document (Single Page), Color Document (Multiple Pages), or Black &
White Document (Multiple Pages).
If you need to adjust the lightness or darkness of your original(s) as you copy, click the slider beneath the
Brightness setting.
Click the arrow in the Number of Copies box to select the number of copies you want, if necessary.
When you are ready to scan and print, click Copy.
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Scanning Directly to an E-mail
You can scan and automatically attach scanned image file(s) to an e-mail message with the
scanner.
E-mail button on the
Place your document on the document table or in the ADF. See Placing Documents or Photos or Loading Documents
in the Automatic Document Feeder for instructions.
Press the
E-mail button on the scanner.
Note:
Epson Scan starts in the last mode you used. The following steps are for Office Mode. For instructions on
using other modes, see Scanning in Home Mode or Scanning in Professional Mode.
In the Office Mode window, select the Image Type, Document Source, Size, and Resolution settings. For
details, see Scanning in Office Mode.
Click Preview to preview your image(s), then select your scan area. For details, see Previewing and Adjusting the
Scan Area.
Make any other necessary image adjustments. See Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for details.
Click Scan. The File Save Settings window appears. For details, see Selecting File Save Settings.
Click OK. Epson Scan scans your document or photo and displays the Send File Via E-mail window.
Select the e-mail program you use in the Select E-mail Application list.
If you scanned photos and want to resize them, choose an option under Select Photo Size.
Note:
The box at the bottom of the window displays information about the image file(s) you are attaching to
the e-mail message.
Click OK. Your e-mail program is opened and any scanned images you selected are attached to a new e-mail
message. See your e-mail program help if you need instructions on sending your e-mail message.
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Converting Scanned Documents Into Editable Text
Converting into Editable Text in Office Mode
Converting into Editable Text in Home Mode
Converting into Editable Text in Professional Mode
You can scan a document and convert the text into a format that you can edit with a word processing program. This
process is called OCR (Optical Character Recognition). To scan and use OCR, you need to use an OCR program, such as
the ABBYY FineReader program that came with your scanner.
Note:
ABBYY FineReader may not be included in some countries.
OCR software cannot recognize or has difficulty recognizing the following types of documents or text:
Handwritten characters
Items that have been copied from other copies
Faxes
Text with tightly spaced characters or line pitch
Text that is in tables or underlined
Cursive or italic fonts, and font sizes less than 8 points
See one of these sections to scan and convert text using ABBYY FineReader.
Office Mode: Converting into Editable Text in Office Mode
Home Mode: Converting into Editable Text in Home Mode
Professional Mode: Converting into Editable Text in Professional Mode
Converting into Editable Text in Office Mode
Windows
Place your document on the document table or in the ADF. See Placing Documents or Photos or Loading Documents
in the Automatic Document Feeder for instructions.
Do one of the following to start ABBYY FineReader.
Windows 8: Navigate to the Start screen and select ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Sprint.
Windows 7/Vista/XP: Select the start button or Start > Programs or All Programs > ABBYY FineReader 9.0
Sprint > ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Sprint.
You see this window:
Select the language used in the document you are going to scan as the Document Language setting.
Click either the Scan to Other Formats icon or the icon that corresponds with the program you want to scan
to.
If you see the Select Scanner window, select your product and click
OK.
Note:
Do not select a WIA option for your product; it will not work correctly.
Select your scan
settings.
Click Preview and adjust the area you want to scan, if
necessary.
Click
Scan.
Note:
To scan a multi-page document, select settings in the Multi-Page Scanning section and click Scan for
each page.
When you are finished scanning, click Close. Your document is scanned and processed into editable text, then you
see the Save As window.
Select a name and a file format for your document and click Save. The file is saved and then opened in an
application associated with the file type you selected, if available on your system.
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Mac OS X
Place your document on the document table or in the ADF. See Placing Documents or Photos or Loading Documents
in the Automatic Document Feeder for instructions.
Select Applications > ABBYY FineReader 8.0 Sprint.
You see this window:
Select your scanner from the Get Images From list.
Select the language used in the document you are going to scan as the Document Language setting.
Click the icon for the type of document you want to scan to. Epson Scan starts in the last mode you used.
Change the scan mode to Office Mode if necessary. See Changing the Scan Mode for instructions.
Select Color, Grayscale, or Black & White as the Image Type setting.
Select one of these options to the Document Source setting.
Auto Detect: This setting automatically determines whether to load your document from the ADF or scan it
from the document table.
Document Table: Select this setting when you want to scan using the document table.
ADF: Select this setting when you want to scan using the ADF.
Select the size of your original document as the Size setting.
Select 300 as the Resolution setting.
Click Preview to preview your document. The Preview window appears and displays your document. See
Previewing and Adjusting the Scan Area for instructions.
Modify the image quality if necessary. See Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for instructions.
Click Scan. Your document is scanned and processed into editable text.
Note:
If the characters in your text are not recognized very well, you can improve recognition by selecting the
Text Enhancement check box or adjusting the Threshold setting. See Adjusting the Color and Other
Image Settings for instructions.
When you see the Document Conversion window with the finished message, click Close in the Epson Scan window.
Follow the instructions in ABBYY FineReader Help to edit and save your document.
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Converting into Editable Text in Home Mode
Windows
Place your document on the document table or in the ADF. See Placing Documents or Photos or Loading Documents
in the Automatic Document Feeder for instructions.
Do one of the following to start ABBYY FineReader.
Windows 8: Navigate to the Start screen and select ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Sprint.
Windows 7/Vista/XP: Select the start button or Start > Programs or All Programs > ABBYY FineReader 9.0
Sprint > ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Sprint.
You see this window:
Select the language used in the document you are going to scan as the Document Language setting.
Click either the Scan to Other Formats icon or the icon that corresponds with the program you want to scan
to.
If you see the Select Scanner window, select your product and click
OK.
Note:
Do not select a WIA option for your product; it will not work correctly.
Select your scan
settings.
Click Preview and adjust the area you want to scan, if
necessary.
Click
Scan.
Note:
To scan a multi-page document, select settings in the Multi-Page Scanning section and click Scan for
each page.
When you are finished scanning, click Close. Your document is scanned and processed into editable text, then you
see the Save As window.
Select a name and a file format for your document and click Save. The file is saved and then opened in an
application associated with the file type you selected, if available on your system.
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Mac OS X
Place your document on the document table or in the ADF. See Placing Documents or Photos or Loading Documents
in the Automatic Document Feeder for instructions.
Select Applications > ABBYY FineReader 8.0 Sprint.
You see this window:
Select your scanner from the Get Images From list.
Select the language used in the document you are going to scan as the Document Language setting.
Click the icon for the type of document you want to scan to. Epson Scan starts in the last mode you used.
Change the scan mode to Home Mode if necessary. See Changing the Scan Mode for instructions.
Select Magazine, Newspaper, or Text/Line Art as the Document Type setting.
Select Black and White or Color as the Image Type setting.
Select Printer or Other as the Destination setting.
Note:
If you select Other, select 300 as teh Resolution setting.
Click Preview to preview your document. The Preview window appears and displays your document. See
Previewing and Adjusting the Scan Area for instructions.
Modify the image quality if necessary. See Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for instructions.
Click Scan. Your document is scanned and processed into editable text.
Note:
If the characters in your text are not recognized very well, you can improve recognition by selecting the
Text Enhancement check box or adjusting the Threshold setting. See Adjusting the Color and Other
Image Settings for instructions.
When you see the Document Conversion window with the finished message, click Close in the Epson Scan window.
Follow the instructions in ABBYY FineReader Help to edit and save your document.
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Converting into Editable Text in Professional Mode
Windows
Place your document on the document table or in the ADF. See Placing Documents or Photos or Loading Documents
in the Automatic Document Feeder for instructions.
Do one of the following to start ABBYY FineReader.
Windows 8: Navigate to the Start screen and select ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Sprint.
Windows 7/Vista/XP: Select the start button or Start > Programs or All Programs > ABBYY FineReader 9.0
Sprint > ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Sprint.
You see this window:
Select the language used in the document you are going to scan as the Document Language setting.
Click either the Scan to Other Formats icon or the icon that corresponds with the program you want to scan
to.
If you see the Select Scanner window, select your product and click
OK.
Note:
Do not select a WIA option for your product; it will not work correctly.
Select your scan
settings.
Click Preview and adjust the area you want to scan, if
necessary.
Click
Scan.
Note:
To scan a multi-page document, select settings in the Multi-Page Scanning section and click Scan for
each page.
When you are finished scanning, click Close. Your document is scanned and processed into editable text, then you
see the Save As window.
Select a name and a file format for your document and click Save. The file is saved and then opened in an
application associated with the file type you selected, if available on your system.
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Mac OS X
Place your document on the document table or in the ADF. See Placing Documents or Photos or Loading Documents
in the Automatic Document Feeder for instructions.
Select Applications > ABBYY FineReader 8.0 Sprint.
You see this window:
Select your scanner from the Get Images From list.
Select the language used in the document you are going to scan as the Document Language setting.
Click the icon for the type of document you want to scan to. Epson Scan starts in the last mode you used.
Change the scan mode to Professional Mode if necessary. See Changing the Scan Mode for instructions.
Select Reflective as the Document Type setting.
Select one of these options to the Document Source setting.
Document Table: Select this setting when you want to scan using the document table.
ADF: Select this setting when you want to scan using the ADF.
Select Document as the Auto Exposure Type setting.
Select 24-bit Color or 8-bit Grayscale as the Image Type
setting.
Select 300 as the Resolution setting.
Click Preview to preview your document. The Preview window appears and displays your document. See
Previewing and Adjusting the Scan Area for instructions.
Modify the image quality if necessary. See Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for instructions.
Click Scan. Your document is scanned and processed into editable text.
Note:
If the characters in your text are not recognized very well, you can improve recognition by selecting the
Text Enhancement check box or adjusting the Threshold setting. See Adjusting the Color and Other
Image Settings for instructions.
When you see the Document Conversion window with the finished message, click Close in the Epson Scan window.
Follow the instructions in ABBYY FineReader Help to edit and save your document.
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Assigning a Program to a Scanner Button
Assigning a Project Program in Epson Event Manager to a Scanner Button
Each scanner button opens a pre-selected program when you press it. The default programs they open and the default
actions they perform are described in the table below.
Button
Default action
Start
Epson Scan starts.
Copy
Epson Copy Utility starts.
E-mail
Epson Scan starts. After you scan, the Send File Via E-mail window appears.
PDF
The Scan to PDF window appears.
Assigning a Project Program in Epson Event Manager to a Scanner Button
You can assign any of the scanner buttons to open a program in the Epson Event Manager to make scanning your
projects even quicker.
Do one of the following to start Epson Event Manager:
Windows 8: Navigate to the Start screen > Event Manager.
Windows 7/Vista/XP: Select the start button or Start > Programs or All Programs > Epson Software >
Event Manager.
Mac OS X: Select Applications > Epson Software, and double-click the Launch Event Manager icon.
You see the Button Settings tab in Epson Event Manager.
Click the arrow in the list next to the button name, then select the action you want to
assign.
Click Close to close the Epson Event Manager window.
Now whenever you press the button you assigned, the action you selected opens.
Note:
If you need help using Epson Event Manager, click the
icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
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Home > Maintenance
Cleaning the Scanner
To keep your scanner operating at its best, clean it periodically using the following procedure.
Caution:
Do not press the glass surface of the document table with any force.
Be careful not to scratch or damage the glass surface of the document table, and do not use a
hard or abrasive brush to clean it. A damaged glass surface can decrease the scan quality.
Never use alcohol, thinner, or corrosive solvent to clean the scanner. These chemicals can
damage the scanner components and the case.
Be careful not to spill liquid into the scanner mechanism or electronic components. This could
permanently damage the mechanism and circuitry.
Do not spray lubricants inside the scanner.
Never open the scanner case.
Turn off the scanner.
Unplug the AC adapter from the scanner.
Clean the outer case with a cloth dampened with mild detergent and water.
If the glass surface of the document table gets dirty, clean it with a soft, dry cloth. If the glass surface is stained
with grease or some other hard-to-remove material, use a small amount of glass cleaner on a soft cloth to remove
it. Wipe off all remaining liquid.
Caution:
Do not spray glass cleaner directly on the scanner glass.
Make sure that no dust builds up on the surface of the document table. Dust can cause spots in your scanned
images.
If the underside of the ADF gets dirty, clean it as described in Step 4. Also, be sure to clean the left side of the
document table.
a. underside of ADF
b. left side of document table
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Replacing the Scanner Light Source
The luminosity of the scanner light source declines over time. If the light source breaks or becomes too dim to operate
normally, the scanner stops working and both the Ready and Error lights rapidly flash. When this happens, the light
source assembly must be replaced by a professional. For details, contact Epson. See Contacting Epson Support for
more information.
Caution:
Never open the scanner case. If you think repairs or adjustments are necessary, contact Epson.
Home > Maintenance
Transporting the Scanner
Before you transport the scanner for a long distance or store it for an extended period of time, you need to lock the
scanner’s carriage to prevent damage.
Make sure the carriage is in the home position on the left side of the scanner. If the carriage is not in the home
position, turn on the scanner and wait until the carriage moves to the home position.
Turn off the scanner, then unplug the AC adapter cord.
Disconnect all the cables from the scanner.
Push in the transportation lock on the back of the scanner.
Attach the packing materials that came with the scanner, then repack the scanner in its original box or a similar
box that fits the scanner snugly.
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Scanner Problems
The Lights Are Flashing
The Scanner Does Not Turn On
The Scanner Does Not Turn Off
The Scanner Turns Off
You Cannot Start Epson Scan
Pressing the Start Button Does Not Start the Correct Program
The Lights Are Flashing
When an error occurs, the scanner cancels operating and the Error and Ready lights indicate the error type.
Error light
(Orange)
Ready light
(Green)
Meaning
Flashing
Off
An error has occurred.
Make sure the transportation lock is unlocked.
Make sure the scanner is connected to your computer
properly. See the Start Here sheet for instructions on
connecting the scanner to your computer.
Make sure the scanner software is fully installed. See the
Start Here sheet for instructions on installing the scanner
software.
Paper is jammed in the ADF. Remove the jammed paper from
the ADF. See Paper Jams in the Automatic Document Feeder.
Turn off the scanner and turn it on again. If the Error and
Ready lights are still flashing, the scanner may be
malfunctioning, or the scanner light source may need to be
replaced. See Contacting Epson Support for details.
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The Scanner Does Not Turn On
Make sure your scanner’s AC adapter is securely connected to the scanner and a working electrical outlet.
Make sure the electrical outlet works. If necessary, test it by plugging in another electrical device and turn it on.
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The Scanner Does Not Turn Off
Make sure the scanning software is not running.
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The Scanner Turns Off
This behavior is expected. This product will enter sleep mode after a period of time. This setting can not be changed.
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You Cannot Start Epson Scan
Make sure the scanner is turned on.
Turn off the scanner and computer, then check the interface cable connection between them to make sure it is
secure.
Use the USB cable that came with your scanner or that is indicated in USB Interface.
Note:
A USB cable is not bundled with the scanner in some areas.
Connect the scanner directly to the computer’s USB port or through one USB hub only. The scanner may not
work properly when connected to the computer through more than one USB hub.
Make sure your computer supports USB.
If you are using any TWAIN-compliant program, such as Adobe Photoshop Elements, make sure that the correct
scanner is selected as the Scanner or Source setting.
If you upgraded your computer’s operating system, you need to reinstall Epson Scan. Uninstall Epson Scan as
described in Uninstalling Your Scanning Software, then reinstall it as described in the Start Here sheet.
For Windows only:
Make sure your scanner’s name appears under Imaging device without a (?) or an exclamation (!) mark in the Device
Manager window. If the scanner’s name appears with one of these marks or as an Unknown device, uninstall Epson Scan
as described in Uninstalling Your Scanning Software, then reinstall it as described in the Start Here sheet.
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Pressing the Start Button Does Not Start the Correct Program
Make sure Epson Scan is installed correctly.
Windows Vista and XP: Click the Events tab in your scanner’s Properties window and make sure Take no
action is not selected. Also, make sure the Start Button is selected in the Select an event list box, and Start
this program is selected.
Mac OS X: Make sure you are logged on as the user who installed the scanner software. Other users must first
start Epson Scanner Monitor in the Applications folder and then press the
Start button to scan.
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Automatic Document Feeder Problems
You Cannot Scan Using the ADF
Paper Jams in the Automatic Document Feeder
You Cannot Scan Using the ADF
Make sure you have selected either Office Mode or Professional Mode in Epson Scan. See Changing the Scan
Mode for instructions.
Make sure Auto Detect (Office Mode only) or ADF is selected as the Document Source setting in Epson Scan.
See Scanning in Office Mode Using the ADF or Scanning in Professional Mode Using the ADF for instructions.
Do not feed photographs, valuable original artwork, or documents printed on thick media into the ADF as it may
cause a jam, damage the ADF feed mechanism, or damage the original.
If the ADF is open, close it and try scanning again.
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Paper Jams in the Automatic Document Feeder
If paper jams inside the ADF, open the ADF and remove any paper from the document table. Then look to see if paper is
extending from either end of the feeder.
Do not feed photographs, valuable original artwork, or documents printed on thick media into the ADF as it may cause a
jam, damage the ADF feed mechanism, or damage the original.
If paper is still jammed, follow these steps.
Turn off the scanner.
If the ADF is open, close it.
Open the top cover of the ADF.
Remove the jammed paper.
Note:
Remove any pages remaining in the input tray.
If more of the paper extends into the output tray, gently pull the paper out in the direction
shown.
Close the input tray.
After you have removed the paper, close the top cover of the ADF.
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Scanning Problems
You Cannot Scan Using the Thumbnail Preview
You Have Trouble Adjusting the Scan Area in the Thumbnail Preview
You Cannot Scan Multiple Images at One Time
Scanning Takes a Long Time
You Cannot Scan Using the Thumbnail Preview
If you are using Office Mode, the thumbnail preview is not available. Change the scan mode to Home Mode or
Professional Mode. See Changing the Scan Mode for instructions.
If you are scanning images with a very dark or bright background, use normal preview and create marquees on
the area you want to scan. See Previewing and Adjusting the Scan Area for instructions.
If you are scanning a large size document, use normal preview and create marquees on the area you want to
scan. See Previewing and Adjusting the Scan Area for instructions.
Make sure the Document Type setting is correct. See Scanning in Home Mode or Scanning in Professional
Mode for instructions.
Click Configuration, select the Preview tab, and adjust the thumbnail cropping area using the Thumbnail
Cropping Area slider in the Preview menu. See Epson Scan Help for details.
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You Have Trouble Adjusting the Scan Area in the Thumbnail Preview
Create a marquee or adjust the existing marquee to select the area you want to scan. See Creating a Marquee
on a Preview Image for instructions.
Click Configuration, select the Preview tab, and adjust the thumbnail cropping area using the Thumbnail
Cropping Area slider in the Preview menu. See Epson Scan Help for details.
Use the normal preview and create marquees on the area you want to scan. See Adjusting the Color and Other
Image Settings for instructions.
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You Cannot Scan Multiple Images at One Time
Position photos at least 20 mm (0.8 inch) apart from each other on the document table.
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Scanning Takes a Long Time
Try scanning your original at a lower resolution setting to speed up scanning. See Selecting the Scan Resolution
for instructions.
Computers with USB 2.0 (high speed) ports can scan faster than those with USB 1.1 ports. If you are using a
USB 2.0 port with your scanner, make sure it meets the system requirements. See System Requirements for
details.
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Scan Quality Problems
The Edges of Your Original Are Not Scanned
You See Only a Few Dots in Your Scanned Image
A Line or Line of Dots Always Appears in Your Scanned Images
Straight Lines in Your Image Come Out Crooked
Your Image Is Distorted or Blurred
Colors Are Patchy or Distorted at the Edges of Your Image
Your Scanned Image Is Too Dark
An Image on the Back of Your Original Appears in Your Scanned Image
Ripple Patterns Appear in Your Scanned Image
Characters Are Not Recognized Well When Converted into Editable Text (OCR)
Scanned Colors Differ From the Original Colors
Images are Rotated Incorrectly
The Edges of Your Original Are Not Scanned
Move the document or photo about 2.5 mm (0.1 inch) away from the horizontal and vertical edges of the document table
to avoid cropping.
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You See Only a Few Dots in Your Scanned Image
Make sure the document or photo is placed on the document table with the side to be scanned facing down. See
Placing Documents or Photos for details.
When scanning with the Black & White setting, change the Threshold setting. See Adjusting the Color and
Other Image Settings for instructions.
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A Line or Line of Dots Always Appears in Your Scanned Images
The document table may need cleaning. Clean the document table. See Cleaning the Scanner.
If you still have the problem, the document table may be scratched. Contact Epson for assistance. See Contacting Epson
Support.
For Lines that run the whole length of the document from the ADF only:
Carefully inspect the small glass window on the left side of the document table (Area a). Any debris or scratches on the
small glass may result in a line running the length of the scanned document.
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Straight Lines in Your Image Come Out Crooked
Make sure the document lies perfectly straight on the document table.
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Your Image Is Distorted or Blurred
Make sure the document or photo lies flat on the document table. Also make sure your document or photo is not
wrinkled or warped.
Make sure you do not move the document or photo, or your scanner while scanning.
Make sure the scanner is placed on a flat, stable surface.
Select Unsharp Mask check box in Office Mode or Professional Mode window. See Adjusting the Color and Other
Image Settings for instructions.
Adjust the Auto Exposure setting in Professional Mode window. See Adjusting the Color and Other Image
Settings for instructions.
Click Configuration, select the Color tab, and select Color Control and Continuous auto exposure in the
Color menu. See Epson Scan Help for details.
Click Configuration, select the Color tab, and click Recommended Value to return the Auto Exposure setting
to the default. See Epson Scan Help for details.
Increase the resolution setting. See Selecting the Scan Resolution for instructions.
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Colors Are Patchy or Distorted at the Edges of Your Image
If your document is very thick or curled at the edges, cover the edges with paper to block external light as you scan.
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Your Scanned Image Is Too Dark
If your original is too dark, try using the Backlight Correction feature in Home Mode or Professional Mode. See
Fixing Backlit Photos for instructions.
Check the Brightness setting. See Epson Scan Help for details.
Click Configuration, select the Color tab, and change the Display Gamma setting to match your output
device, such as a monitor or printer, in the Color menu. See Epson Scan Help for details.
Click Configuration, select the Color tab, and select Color Control and Continuous auto exposure in the
Color menu. See Epson Scan Help for details.
Click the Configuration button, select the Color tab, and click Recommended Value to return the Auto
Exposure setting to the default. See Epson Scan Help for details.
Click the
Histogram Adjustment icon in Professional Mode to adjust the brightness.
Check the brightness and contrast settings of your computer monitor.
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An Image on the Back of Your Original Appears in Your Scanned Image
If your original is printed on thin paper, images on the back may be visible to the scanner and appear in your scanned
image. Try scanning the original with a piece of black paper placed on the back of it. Also make sure the Document
Type and Image Type settings are correct for your original. See Scanning in Home Mode or Scanning in Professional
Mode for instructions.
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Ripple Patterns Appear in Your Scanned Image
A ripple or cross-hatch pattern (called moiré) may appear in a scanned image of a printed document. It is caused by
interference from the differing pitches in the scanner’s screen and the halftone screen in your original.
Original image
Descreening applied
Select the Descreening check box. In Professional Mode, select an appropriate Screen Ruling for the
Descreening and deselect the Unsharp Mask setting. See Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for
instructions.
Select a lower resolution setting. See Selecting the Scan Resolution for instructions.
Note:
You cannot remove ripple patterns when you are scanning using a resolution higher than 600 dpi.
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Characters Are Not Recognized Well When Converted into Editable Text (OCR)
Make sure the document lies perfectly straight on the document table.
In Office Mode or Home Mode, select the Text Enhancement check box.
Adjust the Threshold setting.
Office Mode or Home Mode: Select Black&White as the Image Type setting. Then try adjusting the
Threshold setting. See Converting Scanned Documents Into Editable Text for instructions.
(Mac OS X) button next to Image Type and make the
Professional Mode: Click the + (Windows) or
appropriate Image Option setting. Then try adjusting the Threshold setting. See Converting Scanned
Documents Into Editable Text for instructions.
Check your OCR software manual to see if there are any settings you can adjust in your OCR software.
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Scanned Colors Differ From the Original Colors
Make sure the Image Type setting is correct. See Scanning in Office Mode, Scanning in Home Mode, or
Scanning in Professional Mode for instructions.
Click Configuration, select the Color tab, and change the Display Gamma setting to match your output
device, such as a monitor or printer, in the Color menu. See Epson Scan Help for details.
Adjust the Auto Exposure setting in Professional Mode. Also try selecting a different Tone Correction setting.
See Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for instructions.
Click Configuration, select the Color tab, and select Color Control and Continuous auto exposure in the
Color menu. See Epson Scan Help for details.
Click Configuration, select the Color tab, and click Recommended Value to return the Auto Exposure setting
to the default. See Epson Scan Help for details.
Click Configuration, select the Preview tab, and turn off the Fast Preview setting in the Preview menu. See
Epson Scan Help for details.
Make sure to enable the Embed ICC Profile setting. In the File Save Settings window, select JPEG or TIFF as
the Type setting. Click Options, then select the Embed ICC Profile check box. To access the File Save Settings
window, see Selecting File Save Settings.
Check the color matching and color management capabilities of your computer, display adapter, and software.
Some computers can change the palette of colors on your screen. See your software and hardware manuals for
details.
Windows: Use the color management system for your computer, ICM. Add a color profile that matches your
monitor to improve on-screen color matching. Exact color matching is very difficult. Check your software and
monitor documentation for information on color matching and calibration.
Mac OS X: Use the color management system for your computer, ColorSync. Exact color matching is very
difficult. Check your software and monitor documentation for information on color matching and calibration.
Printed colors can never exactly match the colors on your monitor because printers and monitors use different
color systems: monitors use RGB (red, green, and blue) and printers typically use CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow,
and black).
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Images are Rotated Incorrectly
Make sure the documents or photos are placed on the document table correctly. See Placing Documents or
Photos for instructions.
If you are scanning using thumbnail previews, select the image and click the
Previewing and Adjusting the Scan Area for instructions.
rotation icon to rotate it. See
Try disabling or enabling the Auto Photo Orientation setting. In Home Mode or Professional mode, click
Configuration, select the Preview tab, and select or deselect Auto Photo Orientation.
Note:
The Auto Photo Orientation feature will not work when you scan newspaper or magazine
pages, documents, illustrations, or line art. The feature will also not work when you scan
images that are 5.1 cm (2 inches) or smaller on any side.
The Auto Photo Orientation feature may not work correctly if the faces in your image are very
small or not looking straight ahead, or if the faces are of infants. The feature may also not
work correctly if you scan an indoor image that contains no faces, an outdoor image in which
the sky is not at the top, or any image containing bright spots or objects in locations other
than the top of your image.
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Uninstalling Your Scanning Software
For Windows
For Mac OS X
You may need to uninstall and then reinstall your scanner software to solve certain problems or if you upgrade your
operating system.
For Windows
Note:
For Windows 8, Windows 7, and Vista, you need an administrator account and password if you log
on as a standard user.
For Windows XP, you must log on to a Computer Administrator account.
Turn off the scanner.
Disconnect the scanner’s interface cable from your computer.
Do one of the following.
Windows 8: Navigate to the Start screen, right-click and select All apps. Select Control Panel.
Windows 7 and Vista: Click the start button and select Control Panel.
Windows XP: Click Start and select Control Panel.
Do one of the following.
Windows 8: Select Programs, then select Programs and Features.
Windows 7 and Vista: Click Uninstall a program from the Programs category.
Windows XP: Double-click the Add or Remove Programs icon.
Select the software you want to uninstall such as EPSON Scan, your scanner’s Manual, and the application from the
list displayed.
Do one of the following.
Windows 8/Windows 7: Click Uninstall/Change.
Windows Vista: Click Uninstall/Change, and then click Continue in the User Account Control window.
Windows XP: Click Change/Remove.
When the confirmation window appears, click Yes.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
In some cases, a message may appear to prompt you to restart your computer. If so, make sure I want to
restart my computer now is selected and click Finish.
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For Mac OS X
In most cases, you do not need to uninstall your product software before reinstalling it. However, you can download the
Uninstall Center utility from the Epson support website to uninstall your product software as described here.
Note:
If you find that reinstalling your product software does not solve a problem, contact Epson.
To download the Uninstall Center utility, visit the Epson download site (U.S. downloads or Canadian downloads).
Follow the instructions on the screen to install the Uninstall Center.
Quit all applications currently running on your Mac.
Double click the Uninstall Center icon.
Select the checkbox for each software program you want to uninstall.
Click Uninstall.
Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the software.
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Technical Support Web Site
Epson’s Technical Support Web Site provides help with problems that cannot be solved using the troubleshooting
information in your product documentation and has the the latest drivers, FAQs, manuals, and other downloadables. If
you have a Web browser and can connect to the Internet, access the site at:
http://www.epson.com/support/ (U.S.) or http://www.epson.ca/support/ (Canada)
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Contacting Epson Support
Before Contacting Epson
Help for Users in North America
Help for Users in Latin America
Before Contacting Epson
If your Epson product is not operating properly and you cannot solve the problem using the troubleshooting information
in your product documentation, contact Epson support services for assistance.
Epson support will be able to help you much more quickly if you give them the following information:
Product serial number
(The serial number label is usually on the back of the product.)
Product model
Product software version
(Click About, Version Info, or similar button in the product software.)
Brand and model of your computer
Your computer operating system name and version
Names and versions of the software applications you normally use with your product
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Help for Users in North America
Epson provides the technical support services listed below.
Internet Support
Visit Epson’s support website at http://epson.com/support (US) or http://epson.ca/support (Canada) and select your
product for solutions to common problems. You can download drivers and documentation, get FAQs and troubleshooting
advice, or e-mail Epson with your questions.
Speak to a Support Representative
Dial: (562) 276‐4382 (U.S.), or (905) 709-3839 (Canada), 6 am to 8 pm, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, and
7 am to 4 pm, Pacific Time, Saturday. Days and hours of support are subject to change without notice. Toll or long
distance charges may apply.
Before you call Epson for support, please have the following information ready:
Product name
Product serial number
Proof of purchase (such as a store receipt) and date of purchase
Computer configuration
Description of the problem
Note:
For help using any other software on your system, see the documentation for that software for technical
support information.
Purchase Supplies and Accessories
You can purchase genuine Epson ink cartridges, ribbon cartridges, paper, and accessories from an Epson authorized
reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or you can purchase online at http://www.
epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or http://www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
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Help for Users in Latin America
Electronic support services are available 24 hours a day at the following websites:
Service
Access
World Wide Web
From the Internet, you can reach Epson’s Latin American website at http://
www.latin.epson.com
In Brazil, you can reach Epson at http://www.epson.com.br
To speak with a support representative, call one of the numbers below:
Country
Telephone number
Argentina
(54 11) 5167-0300
Bolivia*
800-100-116
Brazil
State capitals and metropolitan areas: 4003-0376
Other areas: 0800-880-0094
Chile
(56 2) 484-3400
Colombia
(57 1) 523-5000
Costa Rica
800-377-6627
Dominican Republic*
1-888-760-0068
Ecuador*
1-800-000-044
El Salvador*
800-6570
Guatemala*
1-800-835-0358
Honduras**
800-0122
Code: 8320
Mexico
Mexico City: (52 55) 1323-2052
Other cities: 01-800-087-1080
Nicaragua*
00-1-800-226-0368
Panama*
00-800-052-1376
Peru
Lima: (51 1) 418-0210
Other cities: 0800-10126
Uruguay
00040-5210067
Venezuela
(58 212) 240-1111
* Contact your local phone company to call this toll free number from a mobile phone.
** Dial first 7 digits, wait for a message, then enter code.
If your country does not appear in the list, contact the sales office in the nearest country. Toll or long distance charges
may apply.
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Other Software Technical Support
Nuance ScanSoft PaperPort
(407) 241-0618, http://support.nuance.com
ABBYY FineReader
(408) 457-9777, http://www.abbyy.com, support@abbyyusa.com
EMC ISIS
(800) 782-4362 (U.S.), (800) 543-4782 (Canada), http://powerlink.emc.com
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System Requirements
Windows System Requirements
Macintosh System Requirements
Make sure your system meets the requirements in these sections before using it with your scanner.
Windows System Requirements
System
Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Interface
USB port (Type A) built into the main board
Display
Color monitor with 800 × 600 screen resolution or higher, and 24-bit (Full Color) color
(Color and tone reproduction are subject to the display capability of your computer
system, including the video card, display monitor, and software. See your system
documentation for details.)
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Macintosh System Requirements
System
Mac OS X 10.5.8, Mac OS X 10.6.x, OS X Lion (10.7.x), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.x) or
later.
Interface
Macintosh USB
Display
Color monitor with 800 × 600 screen resolution or higher, and millions of colors
(Color and tone reproduction are subject to the display capability of your computer
system, including the video card, display monitor, and software. See your system
documentation for details.)
Note:
Epson Scan does not support the UNIX File System (UFS) for Mac OS X. You must install Epson Scan on
a disk or in a partition that does not use UFS.
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Scanner Specifications
General
Mechanical
Electrical
Environmental
Interfaces
Standards and Approvals
Note:
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
General
Scanner type
Flatbed color
Photoelectric device
Color CCD line sensor
Effective pixels
10,200 × 14,040 pixels at 1200 dpi
Document size
216 × 297 mm (8.5 × 11.7 inches) A4 or US letter size
ADF paper input
Face-up loading
ADF paper output
Face-down ejection
ADF paper capacity
40 sheets of paper at 75 g/m2
Scanning resolution
1200 dpi (main scan)
2400 dpi with Micro Step (sub scan)
Output resolution
50 to 4800 dpi
Image data
16 bits per pixel per color internal
1 to 16 bits per pixel per color external
Interface
One USB 2.0 Hi-speed port
Light source
White LED
Note:
Optional optical resolution is the maximum scan resolution of the CCD elements, using the definition of
ISO 14473. ISO 14473 defines optical resolution as the fundamental sampling rate of the scan sensor.
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Mechanical
Dimensions
Width: 470.0 mm (18.5 inches)
Depth: 318.0 mm (12.5 inches)
Height: 121.0 mm (4.8 inches) with ADF
Weight
Approx. 3.9 kg (8.6 lb)
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Electrical
Note:
Check the label on the AC adapter or on the back of the scanner for voltage information.
Scanner
Rated voltage
DC 24.0 V
Rated input current
1.3 A
Power consumption
12.5 W operating
2.4 W or lower in sleep mode
0.5 W or lower in power off mode
AC Adapter
100-120 V model
220-240 V model
A411B
A411E
Rated input voltage
AC 100 to 120 V
AC 220 to 240 V
Rated input current
1.0 A
0.5 A
AC adapter model
Rated input frequency
50 to 60 Hz
Rated output voltage
DC 24.0 V
Rated output current
1.3 A
Note:
The AC adapter model varies in certain locations.
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Environmental
Temperature
Humidity
Operating
10 to 35 ˚C (50 to 95 ˚F)
Storage
–25 to 60 ˚C (–13 to 140 ˚F)
Operating
10 to 80%, without condensation
Storage
Operating conditions
10 to 85%, without condensation
Ordinary office or home conditions.
Avoid operating the scanner in direct sunlight, near a strong light
source, or in extremely dusty conditions.
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Interfaces
USB Interface
Interface type
Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 2.0
Electrical standard
Full Speed mode (12 Mbits per second) and Hi-Speed mode (480 Mbits per
second) of Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 2.0.
Connector type
One Type B port
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Standards and Approvals
Scanner
EMC
FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class B
CAN/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR22 Class B
AC Adapter
Safety
UL60950-1
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1
EMC
FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class B
CAN/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR22 Class B
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