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EPSON TWAIN
User’s Guide
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Contents
Introduction
8
System Requirements
Windows System Requirements
Macintosh System Requirements
10
10
11
How to Use This Manual
Cautions, Notes, and Tips
Using Electronic Links
11
12
12
Basic Scanning
13
Starting EPSON TWAIN
14
Selecting Basic Settings
16
Previewing Your Scan
Using Marquees
20
21
Advanced Scanning
23
Scanning Transparencies
24
Scanning with the Auto Document Feeder
28
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Customizing Image Types
33
Customizing Destination Settings
36
Adjusting Source and Target Image Sizes
Scaling the Image
38
39
Using Automatic Adjustment Features
Using Auto Exposure
Using Auto Locate
39
40
40
Adjusting Image Controls
Using the Color Buttons
42
44
Using Tone Correction
Customizing Tone Correction Settings
44
45
Using Color Adjustments
Changing the Gray Balance Intensity
Changing the Saturation
46
47
47
Saving Custom Settings
Batch Scanning
48
49
Configuring Preview and Color Options
50
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Using the EPSON TWAIN Utilities
52
Using the Scanner Monitoring Utility
52
Using the EPSON Screen Calibration Utility
Calibrating the Screen with Windows
Calibrating the Macintosh Screen
53
53
55
Using EPSON Scan! II
Scanning with EPSON Scan! II
Exporting Images with EPSON Scan! II
Using Other EPSON Scan! II Features
56
56
59
62
Using the Start Button
64
Preparing to Use the Start Button
Enabling Scanner Monitoring
Setting Up PageManager for Start Button Scanning
64
65
70
Scanning with the Start Button
78
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Troubleshooting
84
Problems Using EPSON TWAIN
84
Problems Using the Start Button
88
Problems with Image Quality
90
Where To Get Help
95
Glossary
97
Index
99
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Introduction
EPSON® TWAIN is the interface program between your application
software and scanner that lets you scan images into your software. It is
the ideal interface for producing professional quality images, scanning
text into optical character recognition (OCR) programs, and managing
text pages in NewSoft™ Presto!™ PageManager™.
EPSON TWAIN includes many features for previewing and modifying
your images for the perfect scan:
◗ Captures all kinds of image types, from black and white text to 36-bit
color images
◗ Automatically locates and exposes the image
◗ Opens a preview image allowing you to change settings and view their
effects before you scan
◗ Provides a helpful marquee feature so you can frame the exact image
borders or only portions of it for scanning
◗ Uses EPSON’s Auto Area Segmentation and Text Enhancement
Technology features to improve text recognition and provide clear
separation from graphic areas when you scan images with text
◗ Gives you predefined settings for a variety of image types and output
destinations and lets you customize your own settings
Introduction
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Here is a brief overview of scanning steps using the EPSON TWAIN
Advanced window (the Windows® interface is shown; the Macintosh®
steps are the same):
1 Select the basic settings:
Document Source
Image Type
Destination
Resolution
3 Auto Locate the
image to crop it
4 Size or scale the image
(don’t forget to increase
the Resolution if you
increase the size or
scale
2 Preview your image
5 Save your Settings, select
your preview Configuration,
and use color management
6 Scan the image into
your application
Introduction
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EPSON TWAIN also comes with these utilities:
◗ EPSON Scanner Monitor (Macintosh) or Scan Events (Windows)
utilities that let you scan with Presto! PageManager using the Start
button
◗ EPSON Screen Calibration utility to calibrate your screen to your
scanner for accurate previews
◗ EPSON Scan! II (Macintosh only), a TWAIN-compliant application you
can use for basic scanning and exporting of images (if you don’t have
a TWAIN-compliant image editing application)
System Requirements
Before installing the scanner software, make sure your system meets the
following requirements.
Color and tone
reproduction depend
on the display
capabilities of your
computer system,
including the video
controller, monitor,
and software.
Introduction
Windows System Requirements
◗ Microsoft Windows NT ® 4.0, Windows 95, or Windows 98 preinstalled
(USB support requires Windows 98)
◗ PC with an available built-in USB port or hub connection or a PCI slot
for the SCSI card (included with the Perfection™ 1200S)
◗ VGA or higher standard monitor with 640 × 480 resolution (800 × 600
or higher recommended) and 256 colors (65,000 colors or more
recommended)
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Macintosh System Requirements
EPSON TWAIN supports the Apple® ColorSync™ 2 color management
system and QuickTime.™
If you’re using Mac
OS 8.1 on your iMac,
you must install the
iMac Update 1.0,
available from the
Apple web site,
before installing your
scanner software. If
you’re using Mac OS
8.5 or later, check the
Apple web site for
any updates.
◗ Apple Macintosh computer running system 8.1 or later
◗ Available iMac or G3 standard USB interface or hub connection,
(Perfection 1200U), or Macintosh standard SCSI Port (Perfection
1200S)
◗ Color monitor with 640 × 480 resolution (800 × 600 or higher
recommended) and 256 colors (32,000 colors or more recommended)
How to Use This Manual
For instructions on installing EPSON TWAIN, see the Scanner Basics
book. This User’s Guide tells you what you need to know to scan with
EPSON TWAIN and use the TWAIN utilities.
Basic Scanning gives step-by-step instructions for basic scanning and
previewing of your images.
Advanced Scanning describes advanced EPSON TWAIN procedures,
such as scanning with the optional transparency unit and auto document
feeder, customizing image type and destination settings, adjusting image
size and scale, using image controls, tone correction, and color
adjustments, saving custom setting groups, and configuring TWAIN.
Using the EPSON TWAIN Utilities tells you how to use EPSON Scan! II,
the scanner monitor utilities, and EPSON Screen Calibration (Macintosh
only).
Introduction
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Using the Start Button gives step-by-step instructions on setting up and
using your scanner’s Start button for one-touch scanning.
Troubleshooting provides solutions to problems you may encounter.
At the end, you’ll find a Glossary and an Index.
Cautions, Notes, and Tips
You’ll find this information throughout your manual:
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes contain important information about your scanner.
Tips contain additional hints for better scanning.
Using Electronic Links
Blue underlined text indicates a link (cross-reference) to other parts of this
guide. Click on the link text with the mouse pointer to view the referenced
information.
Introduction
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Basic Scanning
EPSON Scan! II
(Macintosh only) is a
TWAIN-compliant
application supplied
with EPSON TWAIN
in case you don’t have
a TWAIN-compliant
program for scanning.
For best results,
use one of the
TWAIN-compliant
applications that came
with the scanner
instead. See Using
EPSON Scan! II for
instructions on
scanning with
EPSON Scan! II.
Basic Scanning
Before scanning, make sure you’ve installed the EPSON TWAIN software
(as described in the Scanner Basics book) and the application software
that supports EPSON TWAIN, such as Adobe® PhotoDeluxe® or Presto!
PageManager.
This chapter gives you instructions on:
◗ Starting EPSON TWAIN
◗ Selecting Basic Settings
◗ Previewing Your Scan
If you’re scanning with the optional transparency unit or auto document
feeder, see these sections for basic scanning instructions:
◗ Scanning Transparencies
◗ Scanning with the Auto Document Feeder
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Starting EPSON TWAIN
Follow the steps in this section to start EPSON TWAIN from your
application software. The steps may vary, depending on your application.
If you start your
application software
before turning on your
scanner, the software
may not work
properly.
The steps in this
section cover
scanning with
common
TWAIN-compliant
applications. Other
applications, such as
PhotoDeluxe, use
different scanning
steps. See your
Scanner Basics book
for instructions on
scanning with
PhotoDeluxe; see
your application’s
documentation for
additional details on
scanning.
Basic Scanning
1 Make sure you set up and turned on the scanner. Then place the
document you want to scan on the document table. See the Scanner
Basics book for instructions.
2 Start your application software by selecting the program icon in its
program folder.
3 Select the scanner source. Open the File menu and choose Import,
Acquire, or Select Source, and then select either Select TWAIN_32
Source (Windows) or TWAIN Select (Macintosh).
Click to select
the scanner
source
4 Select either EPSON TWAIN 4 (32-bit) (Windows) or EPSON
TWAIN 4 (Macintosh) and click Select.
5 Start EPSON TWAIN for scanning. Open the File menu and choose
Import or Acquire and then select either TWAIN_32 (Windows) or
TWAIN Acquire (Macintosh).
Click to open
EPSON TWAIN
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One of the EPSON TWAIN windows appears.
Easy window
Advanced window
The screen examples
in this book are from
EPSON TWAIN for
Windows. The
screens for
Macintosh look a bit
different, but they
contain the same
options. Any
exceptions are noted
in the text.
Basic Scanning
The first time you start EPSON TWAIN, you see the Easy window. After
that, you’ll see the window that was open the last time you closed EPSON
TWAIN. To switch between the windows, click the Easy or Advanced
button.
Both the Easy and Advanced windows contain the basic settings you
need to scan an image. See Selecting Basic Settings for details.
The Advanced window lets you preview your image and select many
advanced settings. See Previewing Your Scan and Advanced Scanning
for details.
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Selecting Basic Settings
Document Source
settings for optional
equipment appear in
the list only when that
option is installed.
If you’re scanning
positive, reflective
originals (such as a
photograph) with the
optional transparency
unit installed, be sure
to turn off the
transparency unit.
Then select Flatbed
as the Document
Source option.
For most scans, you need to check four basic settings: Document
Source, Image Type, Destination, and Resolution (Advanced window
only).
1 You only need to change the Document Source setting if you’ve
installed an optional transparency unit (TPU) or auto document feeder
(ADF) on your scanner.
If you’re scanning a document from the scanner’s document table,
select Flatbed (default) as the Document Source setting. If you’ve
installed the optional auto document feeder or transparency unit on
your scanner, select one of the following options in the Document
Source list:
Setting
Type of document source
For scanning single-sided documents up to
ADF (Windows)
Auto Document Feeder legal size (8.5 × 14 inches) using the auto
(Macintosh)
document feeder
TPU for neg. Film
For scanning negative film with the
transparency unit, such as negative film strips
TPU for pos. Film
For scanning positive film with the
transparency unit, such as slides
For detailed steps in scanning with the optional transparency unit or
auto document feeder, see Scanning Transparencies or Scanning with
the Auto Document Feeder.
Basic Scanning
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2 You must select the correct Image Type setting each time you scan.
These image types automatically select other TWAIN settings that are
the best for your type of image and set the ranges for your Image
Controls. Select one of the following options:
To view the default
settings for the Image
Type you selected,
click the Image Type
button.
You can also change
the settings for these
options or save your
own custom Image
Types. See
Customizing Image
Types for more
information.
Basic Scanning
Setting
Type of image (positive or negative)
Color Photo
For color photographs
Color Photo
De-screening
For color images scanned from pre-printed
material
Black & White Photo
For black and white photographs
Line Art
For black line drawings
OCR
For black text that will be input into an OCR
(Optical Character Recognition) application;
optionally uses the Text Enhancement
Technology feature
Copy & Fax
For text and graphic images in a document that
you intend to copy or fax; uses the Auto Area
Segmentation feature
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3 Now select the output device where you want to display or print your
scanned image from the Destination list. These destinations
automatically select resolution and sharpness settings appropriate for
the output device. Select one of the following options:
To view the default
settings for the
Destination you
selected, click the
Destination button.
You can also change
the settings for these
options or save
your own custom
destinations. See
Customizing
Destination Settings
for more information.
Basic Scanning
Setting
Type of output device
Screen/Web
For viewing on a monitor screen or within a
web page
EPSON printer
For printing on your EPSON ink jet printer
Laser Printer
For printing on a laser printer
Fax
For sending to a fax machine or fax/modem
OCR
For sending to an OCR (Optical Character
Recognition) application
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4 The Image Type and Destination settings you choose automatically
select the correct Resolution setting for your image.
With applications that
let you select ICM,
sRGB, or ColorSync
profiles for your
printer, you’ll get
great printed output
when you scan
using ICM/sRGB
(Windows 98) or
ColorSync
(Macintosh). See
Configuring Preview
and Color Options for
details.
If you need to change the resolution, click Advanced to open the
Advanced window, if necessary. Then select a new setting from the
Resolution list. The available resolutions range from 50 to 9600 dpi
(dots per inch). You can also type in a specific Resolution setting,
such as 1600 or 2400 dpi for enlargements, if it’s not in the list.
If you enlarge your target image size by scaling or by selecting a larger
Target size, be sure to increase the Resolution setting by the same
proportion to retain your image quality. See Adjusting Source and
Target Image Sizes for more information.
For additional information on selecting scanning resolution, see your
Scanner Basics book.
5 It’s a good idea to preview your image before you actually scan so you
can make any necessary changes. To preview your image, click
Advanced to open the Advanced window, if necessary. Then see
Previewing Your Scan for preview instructions.
See Advanced Scanning for information on the rest of the TWAIN
settings in the window.
6 When you’re ready to scan, click the Scan button. The scanned image
appears in your application window.
7 Click the Close button to close the EPSON TWAIN window and return
to your application.
To modify or save your scanned image using your application
software, see your software documentation.
Basic Scanning
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Previewing Your Scan
You can preview your image in the Advanced window to see the effects of
your settings before scanning. Previewing also allows you to determine
the width and height of the scanned image and the final file size.
You cannot preview
an image that
exceeds your
system’s available
memory or disk
space.
Although the preview
image changes when
you modify settings,
the settings don’t
affect the image until
you scan it.
In the Advanced window, click the
image area.
Preview button to preview the entire
preview
image area
If you want to crop the image, you can preview and use a marquee. Then
you can zoom into the cropped area using the
Zoom Preview button.
See Using Marquees for instructions.
If you want to save your preview image and settings after closing EPSON
TWAIN, or select other previewing options, see Configuring Preview and
Color Options for instructions.
Basic Scanning
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Using Marquees
A marquee is a frame around an entire image, or a portion of an image so
you can scan only the most important part. To create a marquee, follow
these steps:
If the mouse pointer
doesn’t change to a
cross hair, click the
Preview button
again.
You can save
different sets of
settings for your
marquee and then
batch scan all the
variations. See Batch
Scanning for details.
1 Move the mouse pointer over the preview image; the pointer becomes
a cross hair.
2 Position the pointer in the corner of the area you want to select and
press the mouse button.
3 Hold down the mouse button as you drag the mouse across the image,
creating a marquee.
marquee
4 Release the button when the marquee contains the image area you
want.
5 To enlarge the preview of the new image area, click the
Preview button.
Zoom
If you need to adjust the marquee size or position, or delete the marquee,
see Adjusting a Marquee.
Basic Scanning
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Adjusting a Marquee
To resize a marquee, place the mouse pointer over
its edge; the pointer changes to a double-headed
arrow. Click the mouse button and drag the box up,
down, sideways, or diagonally to the size you want.
To resize a marquee and retain its width-to-height
proportions, hold down the Shift key as you drag the
edge of the marquee.
To move a marquee, place the mouse pointer
anywhere in the marquee image area; the pointer
changes to a hand. Click the mouse button and drag
the entire marquee to move it where you want it.
To delete a marquee, double-click anywhere in the
preview image area.
Basic Scanning
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Advanced Scanning
The instructions in this chapter tell you how to perform these advanced
scanning operations:
◗ Scanning Transparencies
◗ Scanning with the Auto Document Feeder
◗ Customizing Image Types
The screen examples
in this book are from
EPSON TWAIN for
Windows. The
screens for Macintosh
look a bit different,
but they contain the
same options. Any
exceptions are
noted in the text.
◗ Customizing Destination Settings
◗ Adjusting Source and Target Image Sizes and scaling
◗ Using Automatic Adjustment Features, such as Auto Locate and Auto
Exposure
◗ Adjusting Image Controls, such as the exposure, highlights, and
shadows
◗ Using Tone Correction
◗ Using Color Adjustments, such as saturation
◗ Saving Custom Settings and Batch Scanning
◗ Configuring Preview and Color Options
Advanced Scanning
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Scanning Transparencies
If you’re scanning
positive, reflective
originals (such as a
photograph) with the
optional transparency
unit installed, be
sure to turn off the
transparency unit.
Then select Flatbed
as the Document
Source option; see
Selecting Basic
Settings for
instructions.
When you scan with the optional transparency unit (TPU) installed, you
need to select the correct basic settings in EPSON TWAIN. Before you
begin, make sure you’ve installed and turned on the transparency unit,
then place your transparent original in the unit. See your Scanner Basics
book for instructions.
For most scans, you need to check four basic settings: Document
Source, Image Type, Destination, and Resolution (Advanced window
only). Follow these steps:
1 Select one of the following options in the Document Source list,
depending on the type of transparency you’re scanning:
Setting
Type of document source
TPU for neg. Film
For scanning negative film with the
transparency unit, such as negative film strips
TPU for pos. Film
For scanning positive film with the
transparency unit, such as slides
Maximum
transparency area is
4 × 5 inches.
Advanced Scanning
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2 You must select the correct Image Type setting each time you scan.
These image types automatically select other TWAIN settings that are
the best for your type of image and set the ranges for your Image
Controls. Select one of the following options:
To view the default
settings for the Image
Type you selected,
click the Image Type
button.
You can also change
the settings for these
options or save your
own custom Image
Types. See
Customizing Image
Types for more
information.
Advanced Scanning
Setting
Type of image (positive or negative)
Color Photo
For color photographs
Color Photo
De-screening
For color images scanned from pre-printed
material
Black & White Photo
For black and white photographs
Line Art
For black line drawings
OCR
For black text that will be input into an OCR
(Optical Character Recognition) application;
optionally uses the Text Enhancement
Technology feature
Copy & Fax
For text and graphic image in one document
that you intend to copy or fax; uses the Auto
Area Segmentation feature
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3 Now select the output device where you want to display or print your
scanned image from the Destination list. These destinations
automatically select resolution and sharpness settings appropriate for
the output device. Select one of the following options:
To view the default
settings for the
Destination you
selected, click the
Destination button.
Setting
Type of output device
Screen/Web
For viewing on a monitor screen or web page
EPSON printer
For printing on your EPSON ink jet printer
Laser Printer
For printing on a laser printer
You can also change
the settings for these
options or save
your own custom
destinations. See
Customizing
Destination Settings
for more information.
Fax
For sending to a fax machine or fax/modem
OCR
For sending to an OCR (Optical Character
Recognition) application
Advanced Scanning
The default resolution setting set by the Destination you choose is
based on the Image Type you selected in step 2.
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4 The Image Type and Destination settings you choose automatically
select the correct Resolution setting for your image.
With applications that
let you select ICM,
sRGB, or ColorSync
profiles for your
printer, you’ll get great
printed output when
you scan using
ICM/sRGB
(Windows 98), or
ColorSync
(Macintosh). See
Configuring Preview
and Color Options for
details.
If you need to change the resolution, click Advanced to open the
Advanced window, if necessary. Then select a new setting from the
Resolution list. The available resolutions range from 50 to 9600 dpi.
You can also type in a specific Resolution setting, such as 1600 or
2400 dpi for enlargements, if it’s not in the list.
If you enlarge your target image size by scaling or by selecting a larger
Target size, be sure to increase the Resolution setting by the same
proportion to retain your image quality. See Adjusting Source and
Target Image Sizes for more information.
For additional information on selecting resolution, see your Scanner
Basics book.
5 It’s a good idea to preview your image before you actually scan so you
can make any necessary changes. To preview your image, click
Advanced to open the Advanced window, if necessary. Then see
Previewing Your Scan for preview instructions.
See Advanced Scanning for information on the rest of the TWAIN
settings in the window.
6 When you’re ready to scan, click the Scan button. The scanned image
appears in your application window.
7 Click the Close button to close the EPSON TWAIN window and return
to your application.
To modify or save your scanned image using your application software,
see your software documentation.
Advanced Scanning
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Scanning with the Auto Document Feeder
The maximum page
size using the ADF is
Legal size(8.5 × 11
inches).
When you scan with the optional auto document feeder (ADF) installed,
you need to select the correct basic settings in EPSON TWAIN. Before
you begin, make sure you’ve installed the ADF and loaded your single- or
multi-page document into it, as shown below. See your Scanner Basics
book for more details.
The minimum size is
3.35 × 5 inches.
Follow these steps to scan with the ADF and EPSON TWAIN:
1 Select the ADF (Windows) or Auto Document Feeder (Macintosh)
option in the Document Source list. You see a message telling you to
make sure there is no document on the scanner’s document table.
Ensure there is no document on the document table and click OK.
Advanced Scanning
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2 Select the correct Image Type setting for your document as described
in the table below. For example, if you’ll be using an OCR (Optical
Character Recognition) application to process your scanned
document, select the OCR setting.
If you’re scanning
an original on the
scanner’s document
table with the optional
auto document feeder
installed, select
Flatbed as the
Document Source
option; see Selecting
Basic Settings for
instructions.
Setting
Type of image
Color Photo
For color photographs
256 Colors
For 256 color images, such as presentation
graphics you’ll be displaying on a computer
monitor
Black & White Photo
For black and white photographs
Line Art
For black line drawings
OCR
For black text that will be input into an OCR
application; optionally uses the Text
Enhancement Technology feature
For more information
on the Image Type
setting, see
Customizing Image
Types.
Copy & Fax
For text and graphic images in a document that
you intend to copy or fax; uses the Auto Area
Segmentation feature
Advanced Scanning
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3 Now select the output device where you want to display or print your
scanned image from the Destination list. These destinations
automatically select resolution and sharpness settings appropriate for
the output device. Select one of the following options:
For more information
on the Destination
setting, see
Customizing
Destination Settings.
Setting
Type of output device
Screen
For viewing on a monitor screen
Screen Vivid
For viewing on a monitor screen with added
sharpness
EPSON printer
For printing on your EPSON ink jet printer
Laser Printer
For printing on a laser printer
Fax
For sending to a fax machine or fax/modem
OCR
For sending to an OCR application
4 The Image Type and Destination settings you choose automatically
select the correct Resolution setting for your document. If you set
these options to OCR, the Resolution is set to 300 dpi; change the
Resolution setting to 400 dpi for best results.
Advanced Scanning
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If you need to change the resolution, click Advanced to open the
Advanced window, if necessary. Then select a new setting from the
Resolution list. The available resolutions range from 50 to 9600 dpi.
You can also type in a specific Resolution setting, if it’s not in the list.
With applications that
let you select ICM,
sRGB, or ColorSync
profiles for your
printer, you’ll get great
printed output when
you scan using
ICM/sRGB
(Windows 98) or
ColorSync
(Macintosh) mode.
See Configuring
Preview and Color
Options for details.
Advanced Scanning
For additional information on scanning resolution, see your Scanner
Basics book.
5 You must preview the first page of your document and set the correct
page size. To preview your image, click Advanced to open the
Advanced window, if necessary. Then click the
Preview button.
The scanner feeds the first (or only) page of your document into the
ADF and prescans it. The prescanned image appears in the EPSON
TWAIN preview image area. When the ADF ejects the first (or only)
page, reload it in the ADF on top of your document.
6 To set the page size for your document and crop out the rest of the
document table, click the
Auto Locate button. A marquee appears
around the page image and the Target width and height are set
automatically. See Adjusting Source and Target Image Sizes for
details.
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7 Click the Scan button. You see this dialog box:
Click Single Page (to scan a single page) or All Pages (to scan a
multi-page document). Then click OK.
8 EPSON TWAIN scans the document. If you’re scanning a multi-page
document, it scans and loads one page at a time. When scanning is
finished, close the EPSON TWAIN window. A scanned image of each
(or your only) page appears in your application window.
9 Now you can follow the instructions in your application documentation
to process your files as necessary.
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Customizing Image Types
You can change the settings for the predefined Image Type options in
EPSON TWAIN or add new image types. Click the Image Type button in
the Advanced window. You see the Image Type dialog box:
predefined
image types
settings
To change the settings of one of the predefined image types, select it
from the Image Type Name list, change the settings, and click Save.
To create a new image type, select a predefined type with similar settings
from the Image Type Name list. Then type a name for your new image
type in the box at the top of the list. Change the settings as necessary and
click Save.
To delete an image type, select it in the Image Type Name list and click
Delete.
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The table below describes the Image Type settings.
Image Type setting
Options
Description
Pixel Depth
24-bit Color
For 24-bit color images
8-bit Gray
For 8 bits/pixel images in 256 gray shades
Black & White
For 1 bit/pixel black and white images
None
Lets the data format of your image
determine the tone
Mode A (Hard tone)
Converts the image into a hard toned
distinct image of 1 and 2 bits/pixel/color
Mode B (Soft tone)
Converts the image into a softer tone for
images with large areas of similar tones
(1 bit/pixel/color)
Mode C (Net Screen)
Represents images in net screen, similar
to newspaper photographs
(1 bit/pixel/color)
Dither A (4 × 4 Bayer)
Represents images in a 4 × 4 Bayer dither
pattern
Dither B (4 × 4 Spiral)
Represents images in a 4 × 4 spiral dither
pattern
Dither C (4 × 4 Net screen)
Represents images in a 4 × 4 net screen
dither pattern
Dither D (8 × 4 Net screen)
Represents images in an 8 × 4 net screen
dither pattern
Halftone*
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Image Type setting
Options
Description
Dropout**
None
Includes all color values in a monochrome
scan
Red
Scans red areas as white so they don’t
appear in a monochrome scan
Green
Scans green areas as white so they don’t
appear in a monochrome scan
Blue
Scans blue areas as white so they don’t
appear in a monochrome scan
Draft
Scans faster at a lower resolution for drafts
Best
Scans at the highest quality
On
Automatically removes printing patterns
from printed materal
Off
—
Scanning
De-screening
B/W Option* (Windows) None
Black and White
Text Enhancement
Options* (Macintosh)
Technology
Auto Area Segmentation
Selects no black and white scanning options
Improves text recognition accuracy and
removes the document background when
performing OCR (Optical Character
Recognition) scanning
Separates text from graphics when scanning
pages containing text and grayscale images
for more accurate text recognition
* Available only when the Pixel Depth setting is set to Black & White.
** Available only when the Pixel Depth setting is set to 8-bit Gray or Black & White.
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Customizing Destination Settings
You can change the settings for the predefined Destination (output
device) options available in EPSON TWAIN or add new Destination
options of your own.
Click the Destination button in the EPSON TWAIN window. You see the
Destination dialog box:
predefined
destinations
settings
To change the settings of one of the predefined destinations, select it
from the Destination Name list, change the settings, and click Save.
To create a new destination, type a name for it in the box at the top of the
list. Change the settings as necessary and click Save.
To delete a destination, select it in the Destination Name list and click
Delete.
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The resolution and sharpness settings for each of the predefined
Destination options are listed in the table below:
Destination options
Drawing/Halftone
Resolution
Photo Resolution
Screen/Web
96
96
EPSON ink jet printer
360 to 720
150 to 360
Laser Printer
600
200
Fax
200
200
OCR
300
300
The default resolution settings set by the Destination option are based on
the Image Type you select:
You can change the
Resolution setting on
the EPSON TWAIN
main window if you
don’t want to use the
default resolution set
by the Destination
option.
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◗ If you selected Color Photo or Black & White Photo as the Image
Type setting, the resolution listed in the Photo Resolution column is
used
◗ If you selected Line Art, OCR, or Copy & Fax as the Image Type
setting, the resolution listed in the Drawing/Halftone Resolution column
is used.
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Adjusting Source and Target Image Sizes
Sometimes the
values you select
may be rounded up or
down to retain the
proportions of your
image or marquee.
The width and height
settings are ignored if
you scan without first
previewing the image.
If you enlarge your
target image size by
scaling or selecting a
larger Target size, be
sure to increase the
Resolution setting by
the same proportion
to retain your image
quality. See Selecting
Basic Settings for
instructions on
changing the
Resolution setting.
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The Source width and height fields indicate the size of the entire preview
image or of the marquee. You can type in a new width and height to
specify exactly how much of the image you want to scan.
measurement units
To change the unit of measurement used for the Source and Target width
and height fields, select inches, pixels, or cm (centimeters) from the
measurement units list.
The Target width and height fields indicate the size of your scanned
image using the current settings. The values in these fields change as
you modify settings. You can also type in a specific width and height to
specify the target image size exactly.
lock icon
file size
To retain the Target width and height no matter how you size the source
image, click the lock icon. Click it again to unlock the values. The file size
indicator shows the approximate size of the scanned image in KB or MB,
based on the image’s size and selected resolution.
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Scaling the Image
The Scale field indicates the amount by which an image is enlarged or
reduced during scanning.
The range of the
possible scale values
depends on the
Resolution setting.
If you enlarge your
target image size
by scaling it, be sure
to increase the
Resolution setting by
the same proportion
to retain your image
quality. See Selecting
Basic Settings for
instructions on
changing the
Resolution setting.
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You can adjust the scale by moving the slider box, clicking the left or right
arrow, or typing a percentage in the Scale field.
Using Automatic Adjustment Features
EPSON TWAIN includes two automatic adjustment features to help you
quickly prepare your preview image for scanning, as described in these
sections:
◗ Using Auto Exposure
◗ Using Auto Locate
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Using Auto Exposure
Auto Exposure is
automatically enabled
when you scan from
the Easy window.
Auto Locate is
automatically enabled
if you click the Scan
button without
previewing the image,
unless you’re
scanning with the
ADF and Text
Enhancement
Technology is turned
on (see Customizing
Image Types for
details on the Text
Enhancement
Technology feature).
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Click the
Auto Exposure button in the Advanced window to
automatically adjust the image exposure. Auto Exposure sets the
Exposure, Highlight, Gamma, and Shadow settings in the Image Controls
dialog box automatically. See Adjusting Image Controls for details.
Using Auto Locate
After previewing your image, click the
Auto Locate button in the
Advanced window to crop out everything on the document table except
your image.
Auto Locate button
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If the document table contains more than one image, select the target
image by dragging the mouse pointer across it to create a rough marquee
(see Using Marquees for instructions). Then click the
Auto Locate
button. The marquee is placed exactly around the target image borders
automatically.
target image
Auto Locate button
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Adjusting Image Controls
Use the Image Controls to adjust the following settings:
◗ Exposure
Auto Exposure
overrides any Image
Controls setting you
select.
You can’t use the
Image Controls when
Text Enhancement
Technology is turned
on (see Customizing
Image Types for
details).
◗ Gamma
◗ Highlight
◗ Shadow
◗ Threshold
Click the
Image Controls button in the Advanced window to display
the Image Controls dialog box:
color
buttons
setting fields
and sliders
To change the Image Controls, move the slider for the setting, click the
left or right arrows, or type a value in the field on the right. See Using the
Color Buttons for instructions on using the color buttons.
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The Image Controls settings are described in the table below.
Image Controls* Description
Exposure
Sets the intensity of light in the image as determined
by a combination of the Highlight and Shadow
settings from –10 (darkest) to 20 (brightest)
Gamma
Sets the amount of contrast in your image from
50 (lowest) to 500 (highest)
Highlight
Sets the amount of detail visible in the brightest
areas of the image from 61 (lightest) to 490 (darkest)
Shadow
Sets the amount of detail visible in the darkest areas
of your image from 0 (lightest) to 60 (darkest)
Threshold
Sets the point at which the gray image areas are
scanned as either black or white from 0 (lightest) to
255 (darkest)
* The Threshold setting is available only when the Pixel Depth setting is set to
Black & White and the Halftone setting is set to None. When the Threshold
setting is active, the rest of the Image Controls are not available.
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Using the Color Buttons
You can use the Highlight and Shadow color buttons to select particular
colors in the image for use as the highlight and shadow colors. Click a
color button and move the mouse pointer over the preview image; the
pointer changes to an eyedropper icon. Then click on a color that you
want to use as the highlight or shadow color for the entire image. The
color box beneath the setting turns to that color.
Using Tone Correction
You can’t use Tone
Correction when the
Pixel Depth is set to
Black & White,
Halftone is set to
None, or Text
Enhancement
Technology is turned
on (see Customizing
Image Types for
details).
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You can use Tone Correction to change the pixel brightness in the
midtones, highlights, and shadows of an image. This produces more
detail in the image without dramatically changing it. Click the
Tone
Correction button in the Advanced window to display the Tone Correction
dialog box.
tone curve
Channels
buttons
Output
checkboxes
and fields
tone correction
types list
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Each point on the tone curve represents the Output checkbox
characteristic to its right. For example, the top point on the curve
represents the Highlight characteristic.
In addition, the Channels radio buttons indicate the color(s) that the tone
curve will modify: red, green, blue, or all three colors.
Once you’ve selected the color you want to modify using the Channels
buttons, use these methods to change the tones:
◗ Drag points on the tone curve to adjust the tone value.
◗ Select a predefined group of settings from the tone correction type list.
Select Linear, Lighten, Darken, Flat Contrast, High Contrast, or
Open Shadow. You can also create your own custom tone correction
settings, as described below.
◗ Type a value in the field for an Output setting (the range of acceptable
values varies for each setting). To lock a setting in place so it’s
unaffected by changes in other settings, click its checkbox. The setting
will not change unless you drag its point on the tone curve.
Customizing Tone Correction Settings
To save a custom tone correction setting, first make the changes on the
Tone Correction dialog box. The tone correction setting in the list changes
to User Defined. Change the name in the list box to the one you want to
use for your custom setting. Then click Save.
To delete a setting, select its name in the tone correction list and click
Delete.
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Using Color Adjustments
You can adjust the Gray Balance Intensity and Saturation of colors in a
color image using the Color Adjustment tools.
Color Adjustment
settings are disabled
if you click the Scan
button without
previewing the image.
Click the
Color Adjustment button in the Advanced window to display
the Color Adjustment dialog box:
You can’t use Color
Adjustment if the Pixel
Depth is set to 8-bit
Gray or Black & White
(see Customizing
Image Types for
details).
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Changing the Gray Balance Intensity
The Gray Balance Intensity setting adjusts the gray tones in the image
to appear more neutral. You may need to adjust this setting if the three
colors that are mixed together to form the neutral gray are unbalanced.
For example, if a photograph has an undesirable green color cast caused
by fluorescent lighting, you can select a greenish area in the photo and
adjust the intensity to achieve the correct colors.
To change the Gray Balance Intensity, follow these steps:
1 First click the eyedropper button and move the mouse pointer onto
your preview image. The mouse pointer changes to an eyedropper
icon.
2 Select a color that you want removed from the neutral gray tones in the
preview image. The original and corrected colors appear in the boxes
beside the eyedropper button.
3 Adjust the gray level (from 0 to 100) by moving the slider, clicking the
left or right arrow, or typing a value in the field on the right.
Changing the Saturation
Changing the saturation level of colors increases or decreases the
amount of color in each hue. Less saturated colors are more pale, while
saturated colors are richer.
Adjust the saturation level from –100 (less saturated) to 100 (more
saturated) by moving the slider, clicking the left or right arrow, or typing a
value in the field on the right.
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Saving Custom Settings
You can save a custom set of all the EPSON TWAIN settings for your
scan so you can easily select it when you perform a similar scan later.
You can even save different settings for the same image or marquee and
scan all of them at once; see Batch Scanning for details.
Click the Settings button in the Advanced window to display the Settings
dialog box:
User defined
settings list
current
settings
The currently selected EPSON TWAIN settings are listed on the right.
To create a custom setting group, type a name for the group to replace
the name User Defined at the top of the list. Then click Save.
Whenever you want to use the setting group for a scan, click Settings,
select its name, and click OK.
To delete a custom setting group, click its name in the list; then click
Delete.
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Batch Scanning
To quickly scan one image or marquee with a variety of different settings,
you can perform a batch scan. Follow these steps:
Some applications
don’t support batch
scanning or must
have multiple image
support turned on to
support batch
scanning. Check
your application
documentation to see
if it supports batch
scanning before using
this feature.
1 Create and save each group of settings you want to scan with, giving
each a unique name, as described in Saving Custom Settings.
2 In the Settings dialog box, highlight all the settings you want to include
in the batch scan using the Shift or Ctrl (Windows only) keys.
highlight
settings for the
batch scan
click the Batch
Scan button
3 Click the Batch Scan button.
TWAIN scans the image once for each setting group and loads the
scanned images separately into your application software.
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Configuring Preview and Color Options
You can configure EPSON TWAIN’s preview and color options so they
work the way you want whenever you use the program. Click the
Configuration button to display the Configuration dialog box:
Windows
Macintosh
To automatically save the preview image and all the scanning settings
when you preview, scan, or close TWAIN, click the Save Preview Image
and Settings checkbox.
Click the Fast Preview checkbox to enable high-speed loading of the
preview image in draft mode (the quality will not be as good as a normal
preview).
To automatically preview an image whenever you start EPSON TWAIN,
click the Automatic Preview checkbox.
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To successfully scan
with ICM/sRGB or
ColorSync, you must
also set up that color
management system
for your monitor and
printer. See your
operating system
documentation for
instructions. You
should also use
devices and software
compatible with your
color management
system.
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To automatically adjust the exposure each time you preview, click the
Auto Exposure on Preview checkbox. See Using Auto Exposure for
details. If you select the ICM/sRGB (Windows 98/NT 4.0) or ColorSync
(Macintosh) checkbox, you can’t change the current Auto Exposure on
Preview setting.
If you’re using applications that let you select color management profiles
for your printer, you’ll get great printed output when you scan your images
using either ICM/sRGB (Windows 98/NT 4.0) or ColorSync (Macintosh)
to reproduce colors more closely. (To use ICM/sRGB, the Pixel Depth
setting of your selected Image Type must be 24-bit Color; see
Customizing Image Types for details.)
With ColorSync select either Perceptual (for photographs), Colorimetric
(for spot color images), or Saturation (for charts and graphs).
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Using the EPSON TWAIN
Utilities
These sections give instructions for using the utilities installed along with
EPSON TWAIN to help you scan and calibrate your system:
◗ Using the Scanner Monitoring Utility
◗ Using the EPSON Screen Calibration Utility
◗ Using EPSON Scan! II
Using the Scanner Monitoring Utility
When you installed EPSON TWAIN on your system, the installer
automatically installed one of these scanner monitoring utilities:
◗ Scan Events monitor in the Scanners and Cameras Control Panel
(Windows 98)
◗ EPSON Scanner Monitor (Macintosh)
The scanner monitoring utilities let you use one-touch scanning with the
scanner’s Start button and the Presto! PageManager software. If you
installed PageManager when you installed your scanner software, see
Using the Start Button for instructions on using your scanner monitoring
utility.
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Using the EPSON Screen Calibration Utility
When you installed EPSON TWAIN on your system, you calibrated your
screen at the end of the installation sequence. If you ever change your
monitor or want to re-calibrate your screen, you can run the EPSON
Screen Calibration utility again. Calibrating your screen improves the
accuracy of your preview images in EPSON TWAIN.
Follow the instructions for your operating system in these sections:
◗ Calibrating the Screen with Windows
◗ Calibrating the Macintosh Screen
Calibrating the Screen with Windows
Follow these steps to calibrate your screen:
1 Click Start, point to Settings, and click the Control Panel icon.
2 Click the Scanners and Cameras (Windows 98) or EPSON TWAIN 4
(Windows 95/NT) icon. Windows 95/NT users should skip ahead to
step 5; Windows 98 users see this dialog box:
Devices tab
scanner name
Properties button
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3 If necessary, click the Devices tab. Click your scanner name in the
box, then click the Properties button.
4 On the next screen, click the Utility tab. You see this dialog box:
Utility tab
Screen Calibration
Utility button
5 Click the Screen Calibration Utility button. You see the following:
View the screen from
a short distance when
you calibrate it. The
gray stripes won’t
blend perfectly
together; however, try
to make them match
as closely as
possible.
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6 Click and drag the slider box or click the left or right slider arrows until
the shades of the gray stripes match as closely as possible.
7 Click OK. The profile is saved as the Screen Destination setting in
EPSON TWAIN.
8 Click OK at all the open windows to close them and return to the
Control Panel.
Calibrating the Macintosh Screen
Follow these steps to calibrate your screen:
1 Open the EPSON Scanner folder and select EPSON Screen
Calibration. You see the following dialog box:
View the screen from
a short distance when
you calibrate it. The
gray stripes won’t
blend perfectly
together; however,
try to make them
match as closely as
possible.
before calibration
after calibration
2 Click and drag the slider box or click the left or right slider arrows until
the shades of the gray stripes match as closely as possible.
3 Click OK. The profile is saved as the Screen Destination setting in
EPSON TWAIN.
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Using EPSON Scan! II
EPSON Scan! II is a TWAIN-compliant application supplied with EPSON
TWAIN (Macintosh only) in case you choose not to install Presto!
PageManager, Adobe PhotoDeluxe, or another TWAIN-compliant
program for scanning. For best results, however, scan with one of the
TWAIN-compliant applications that came with your scanner instead of
EPSON Scan! II.
Before scanning, make sure you’ve installed the EPSON TWAIN software
(as described in the Scanner Basics book).
These sections tell you how to use EPSON Scan! II:
◗ Scanning with EPSON Scan! II
◗ Exporting Images with EPSON Scan! II
Scanning with EPSON Scan! II
If you start EPSON
Scan! II before turning
on your scanner, the
software may not
work properly.
Follow the steps in this section to scan using EPSON TWAIN with
EPSON Scan! II.
1 Make sure you’ve set up and turned on the scanner, and placed the
document you want to scan on the document table. See the Scanner
Basics book for instructions.
2 To start EPSON Scan! II, select the EPSON Scan! II icon in the
EPSON Scanner folder.
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3 Select your scanner source. Open the File menu and choose Select
Source.
You usually need to
perform steps 3 and 4
only once, when you
use your scanner and
EPSON Scan! II for
the first time.
Click to select the
scanner source
4 Select EPSON TWAIN 4 and click Select.
5 Open EPSON TWAIN for scanning. Choose Acquire from the File
menu.
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One of the EPSON TWAIN windows appears.
Easy window
Advanced window
For instructions on selecting EPSON TWAIN settings, see Selecting
Basic Settings and Advanced Scanning.
6 When you’re ready to scan, click the Scan button. The scanned image
appears in your EPSON Scan! II window.
7 Click the Close button to close the EPSON TWAIN window to return to
EPSON Scan! II.
8 To export your image in a format your image-editing application can
read, see Exporting Images with EPSON Scan! II.
To use any other program features, see Using Other EPSON Scan! II
Features.
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Exporting Images with EPSON Scan! II
EPSON Scan! II can save your scanned images in two ways:
◗ saved in its original format that cannot be opened by other applications
You can open only
EPSON Scan! II
original format files in
EPSON Scan! II; you
cannot open any
other file formats.
◗ exported into one of a variety of standard formats that can be opened
by other applications
Most of the time, you’ll want to export any images you scan with EPSON
Scan! II so you can open them in an image-editing or desktop publishing
program for use in your documents. If you save them in EPSON Scan! II’s
original format, you can open them with EPSON Scan! II only.
You can export images into any of the formats described in the table
below.
Export file format
Description
TIFF 5.0 (*.TIF)
Standard Tagged Image File Format version 5.0; for exporting
black and white images with G3 compression
EPS (*.EPS)
Encapsulated PostScript format
TIFF 6.0 (JPEG) (*.TIF)
Tagged Image File Format version 6.0; for exporting 16-million
color or 256-gray level images with JPEG compression
JPEG (*.JPG)
Joint Photographic Experts Group format; for exporting 16-million
color or 256-gray level images with data compression
PICT
Standard QuickDraw™ picture format; for exporting black and
white images with G3 compression and 16-million color or
256-gray level images with JPEG compression
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You can export an image you already scanned into EPSON Scan! II or
you can use the Acquire and Export option, which lets you scan and
export in one step. See the instructions in these sections:
◗ Exporting Scanned Images
◗ Acquiring and Exporting
Exporting Scanned Images
1 Start EPSON Scan! II and scan your image as described in Scanning
with EPSON Scan! II.
2 In the EPSON Scan! II window, select Export from the File menu. You
see the Export dialog box.
3 Select the drive and folder to which you want to export the file.
4 Select the format you want to use in the Export File Format list.
5 Type a name for the file in the Export image as list.
6 Click Export. The image is exported and you return to the EPSON
Scan! II window.
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Acquiring and Exporting
To scan and export an image in one operation, follow these steps:
1 Start EPSON Scan! II as described in Scanning with EPSON Scan! II.
2 Select Acquire & Export from the File menu. You see one of the
EPSON TWAIN windows. For instructions on selecting EPSON
TWAIN settings, see Selecting Basic Settings and Advanced
Scanning.
3 When you’re ready to scan, click the Scan button. You see the Export
dialog box.
4 Select the drive and folder in which you want to export the file.
5 Select the format you want to use in the Export File Format list.
6 Type a name for the file in the Export image as list.
7 Click Export. EPSON Scan! II scans and then exports the image.
8 Close the EPSON TWAIN window and return to the EPSON Scan! II
window.
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Using Other EPSON Scan! II Features
EPSON Scan! II also provides features for viewing images and copying
them into other applications, as described in the sections below.
Using the View Features
To modify the view of your image in the EPSON Scan! II window, open
the View menu.
Select the All Dots[1:1] option if you want each dot (pixel) in your image
represented by one dot on your screen. The higher the resolution of your
image, the larger it appears on the screen.
Select the Fit in Window option if you want to adjust the view of the
image so it fits into the EPSON Scan! II window. The smaller the window
size, the smaller the image appears. This option centers the image in the
window if the window is larger than the scanned image.
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Copying Images
You can copy all or a portion of a scanned image in EPSON Scan! II and
then paste it into another application. Follow these steps:
1 To select the entire image area for copying, open the Edit menu and
choose Select All. You see a dotted line around the image.
To select a portion of the image, click in the image and drag a box
around the area you want to copy. You see a dotted line around the
area you selected.
(To delete the box, click anywhere in the image.)
2 Open the Edit menu and select Copy.
3 Open the application program you want to paste your image into, then
open the document in which you want the image to appear.
4 Select Paste (or another command as necessary). The image appears
in your document.
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Using the Start Button
The scanner’s Start button lets you set up your system for one-touch
scanning with Presto! PageManager and a scanner monitoring utility.
With one-touch scanning, you can load a document in the scanner, press
the Start button, and watch while PageManager starts and then opens
EPSON TWAIN automatically. You can even set up PageManager to
automatically load your scanned document into another application—
such as PhotoDeluxe— or send it to another device— such as your
printer.
Preparing to Use the Start Button
To use the Start button, you must have installed PageManager (see the
Scanner Basics book for installation instructions). With Windows 98, you
can also use other programs that support linking to scanner events with
the Start button, such as Photoshop 5.0 and Windows Imaging. Then you
must enable scanner monitoring and configure PageManager (or another
compliant application) to handle your scanned images.
Follow the instructions in these sections to set up Start button scanning:
◗ Enabling Scanner Monitoring
◗ Setting Up PageManager for Start Button Scanning
When you’re ready to use the Start button, follow the instructions in
Scanning with the Start Button.
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Enabling Scanner Monitoring
When you installed EPSON TWAIN on your system, the installer
automatically installed the TWAIN utilities, including these scanner
monitoring utilities:
◗ Scan Events monitor in the Scanners and Cameras Control Panel
(Windows 98)
◗ EPSON Scanner Monitor (Windows 95 and NT 4.0)
◗ EPSON Scanner Monitor (Macintosh)
These utilities let your scanner’s Start button communicate with your
operating system and open PageManager (or another Windows 98 Start
button compliant program).
Follow the steps in these sections to enable scanner monitoring:
◗ Setting Up Monitoring for Windows 98
◗ Setting Up Monitoring for Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0
◗ Setting Up Monitoring for Macintosh
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Setting Up Monitoring for Windows 98
The Scan Events monitor installed into the Windows Scanners and
Cameras Control Panel is automatically enabled and ready to scan to
PageManager (and any other Start button compatible programs) when
you press the Start button.
If you ever want to disable (or enable) Start button scanning, follow these
steps:
1 Click Start, point to Settings, and click the Control Panel icon.
2 Click the Scanners and Cameras icon. You see this dialog box:
Devices tab
scanner name
Properties button
3 If necessary, click the Devices tab. Click your scanner name in the
box, then click the Properties button.
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4 Click the Events tab. You see this dialog box:
Disable device
events checkbox
5 To disable Start button scanning, click the Disable device events
checkbox; a check appears in the checkbox.
To enable Start button scanning, click the Disable device events
checkbox to uncheck it. Then click the checkbox for each application
you’d like to be able to use with the Start button. If you select more
than one application, you’ll be prompted for the application you want to
use when you press the Start button.
6 Click OK.
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Setting Up Monitoring for Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0
The EPSON Scanner Monitor installed with EPSON TWAIN on the PC is
automatically enabled and set up to scan with PageManager when you
press the Start button.
If you want to disable the EPSON Scanner Monitor for the current
computing session, do the following:
1 Right-mouse-click the green
EPSON Scanner Monitor icon from
the Windows Taskbar (located next to the clock).
2 Choose Close from the pop-up menu.
To enable monitoring, do the following:
To stop EPSON
Scanner Monitor from
loading every time you
start Windows,
remove the EPSON
Scanner Monitor icon
from your Startup
folder in the Start
menu.
Using the Start Button
1 From the Windows desktop, click Start > Programs > EPSON
Scanner > EPSON Scanner Monitor.
You may see a dialog box momentarily appear as EPSON Scanner
Monitor establishes communication with the scanner.
2 The EPSON Scanner Monitor icon appears on the Windows Taskbar,
next to the clock.
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Setting Up Monitoring for Macintosh
The EPSON Scanner Monitor installed with EPSON TWAIN on the
Macintosh is automatically enabled and set up to scan with PageManager
when you press the Start button.
If you ever want to disable the EPSON Scanner Monitor, do the following:
1 Select EPSON Scanner Monitor Setup from the Apple menu; you see
the EPSON Scanner Monitor dialog box.
2 Click the Enable Monitoring checkbox to uncheck it.
3 Click OK.
To enable monitoring, do the following:
1 Select EPSON Scanner Monitor Setup from the Apple menu; you see
the EPSON Scanner Monitor dialog box.
2 Click the Enable Monitoring checkbox to check it.
3 Click OK.
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Setting Up PageManager for Start Button Scanning
To set up other Start
button compliant
applications in
Windows, see
the application
documentation for
instructions.
The PageManager
program icon on the
Macintosh is different;
it is shaped like a
desktop inbox. See
PageManager online
help for details.
To use PageManager with your scanner’s Start button, you must set up
PageManager’s Scan Buttons palette and assign a destination program
or device to the Start button. For example, if you want the images you
scan to be sent directly to your image editing program, you can assign the
Start button to PhotoDeluxe (or another image editing program).
The Scan Buttons palette appears on the screen whenever PageManager
is running so you can select the destination program or device for your
scanned images. (If it doesn’t appear, open the View menu and click the
Scan Buttons option.)
PageManager program
icon with the Start button
assigned to it
The icon that contains the ] Start button icon indicates where images
scanned using the Start button will be sent. (You can select
PageManager as the destination program for your scanned images if you
don’t want them to load into a different program.)
Follow the instructions in these sections to set up the Scan Buttons:
◗ Assigning a Destination to the Start Button
◗ Adding a Destination to the Scan Buttons Palette
◗ Reassigning Destinations on the Scan Buttons Palette
◗ Selecting Scan Button Settings
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Assigning a Destination to the Start Button
PageManager is the default destination program for the Start button. To
assign another destination to the Start button, follow these steps:
1 Open the File menu and select Scan Buttons Setting. You see the
Scan Buttons Setting dialog box. Click the Start Button Settings tab.
If you select a
program or device for
which you suppressed
the TWAIN interface,
be sure to set
PageManager’s scan
settings before you
press the Start button.
See Selecting Scan
Button Settings for
details.
select the icon for the
program or device you
want to assign to the
Start button
2 To change the program or device assigned to the Start button, click its
icon in the Select target application box.
3 If you want to automatically launch EPSON TWAIN within
PageManager when you press the Start button, make sure the
Execute Scan Button automatically checkbox is checked.
If you want to launch PageManager and display only the Scan Buttons
palette when you press the Start button, click the Execute Scan
Button automatically checkbox to uncheck it. You’ll then need to click
a button in the Scan Buttons palette to continue with your scan.
4 Click OK.
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Adding a Destination to the Scan Buttons Palette
If you want to add program or device icons to the Scan Buttons palette,
follow these steps:
1 Open the File menu and select Scan Buttons Setting. You see the
Scan Buttons Setting dialog box. Click the Properties tab, if
necessary.
Properties
tab
Scan to
setting list
Add button
2 Click the Add button. On the Macintosh, you see the Add scan button
dialog box.
3 Click the arrow in the Scan to (Windows) or Scan to App (Macintosh)
setting box. The Scan to setting lists the programs and devices on your
system that PageManager can send your scanned file to. Select the
program or device you want to add. An icon for it appears in the scroll
bar on the left (Windows only).
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4 Type a name for the icon in the Name field. On a Macintosh, click OK
to close the Add scan button dialog box.
For the best results,
don’t suppress the
EPSON TWAIN
interface when
scanning with the
Start button. This lets
you preview and
adjust your image
settings the way you
want them before you
scan. You’ll also get
a wider variety of
setting choices than
if you suppress
TWAIN and use the
PageManager scan
settings.
5 If the Suppress TWAIN User Interface checkbox is active, you can
select whether you want PageManager to open the EPSON TWAIN
dialog box when you press the Start button.
If you don’t check the checkbox, the EPSON TWAIN dialog box
appears after you press the Start button and PageManager opens.
Then you can preview, select settings, and click Scan when you’re
ready.
If you check the checkbox, PageManager suppresses the EPSON
TWAIN dialog box and uses the settings described in step 6.
6 If you checked the Suppress TWAIN User Interface checkbox in
step 5, the PageManager scan settings become active.
active PageManager
scan settings
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If these settings are active, select the scan settings you want to use
whenever you press the program or device icon; see Selecting Scan
Button Settings for details.
7 If you want to assign a new destination program or device to the Start
button, see Assigning a Destination to the Start Button for instructions.
8 When you’re finished adding programs or devices, click OK.
Reassigning Destinations on the Scan Buttons Palette
You may want to reassign an existing icon to a different program or
device, or just change its settings. For example, if you use more than one
printer, you may want to reassign the printer icon to each printer as you
need it.
1 Open the File menu and select Scan Buttons Setting; then click the
Properties tab, if necessary.
Properties tab
If you want to delete
an icon from the Scan
Buttons palette,
select the icon in the
scroll bar on the left
of the dialog box and
click the Remove
button.
Using the Start Button
click the icon for the
program or device you
want to reassign
Scan to
setting list
2 Click the icon for the program or device you want to reassign in the
scroll bar on the left of the dialog box. The current properties for the
icon appear to the right.
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3 To select a different program or device for the icon, choose it from the
Scan to (Windows) or the Scan to App (Macintosh) setting list.
4 If you checked the Suppress TWAIN User Interface checkbox,
change any of the active PageManager scan settings as necessary;
see Selecting Scan Button Settings for details.
5 If you want to assign a new program or device to the Start button, see
Assigning a Destination to the Start Button for instructions.
6 When you’re finished reassigning destinations, click OK.
Selecting Scan Button Settings
If you select a device or program for which you’ve checked the Suppress
TWAIN User Interface checkbox, the PageManager scan settings
become active. If they’re active, select the options you want to use
whenever you press the destination icon in the Scan Buttons palette or
assign the Start button to the icon.
active PageManager
scan settings
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The table below describes the settings and their available options.
Setting
Options
Description
Document Type
(Windows only)
Magazine (Text and Picture)
Magazine (Picture)
Photograph
Document
Letter
Business Card
Others
Select the type of original you’re
scanning so PageManager can
choose the best default options
for the rest of the settings.
Select Others to customize a
different document type.
Scan Mode
Color
Gray
Black and White
Select the color specification of
the original you’re scanning.
Scan Size
Legal 8.5 × 14 inches
Letter 8.5 × 11 inches
A4 210 × 297 mm
B5 182 × 257 mm
A5 148 × 210 mm
Custom (Windows only)
3 × 5 (Landscape) [Macintosh only]
3 × 5 (Portrait) [Macintosh only]
4 × 6 (Landscape) [Macintosh only]
4 × 6 (Portrait) [Macintosh only]
5 × 7 (Portrait) [Macintosh only]
5 × 7 (Landscape) [Macintosh only]
Business Card (Macintosh only)
Select the size of the area you
want to scan. When you select
Custom (Windows only), you
see a Customize Size dialog
box; select the measurement
unit, type in the Width and
Height values, and then click
OK.
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Setting
Options
Resolution
72
100
150
200
240
Enable Document
Feeder
On
Off
If you’re scanning with the
optional auto document feeder,
check the checkbox to turn this
feature on.
Brightness
–100 to 100
Adjust the brightness of the
scan as necessary. This setting
appears only when the Scan
Mode is set to Color or Gray.
Contrast
–100 to 100
Adjust the contrast of the scan
as necessary.
Threshold
0 to 255
Adjust the threshold for the
highlights and shadows of the
scan as necessary. This setting
appears only when the Scan
Mode is set to Black and White
and replaces the Brightness
setting.
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Description
300
360
400
600
800
Select the scanning resolution
you want to use. You can’t type
in a custom resolution.
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Scanning with the Start Button
Once you’ve set up your scanner monitoring utility and configured
PageManager to handle your scanned images the way you want, you’re
ready to scan with the Start button.
The sequence of steps varies (as noted in the text), depending on
whether you’ve elected to suppress the TWAIN interface or not, and
whether you’ve set up PageManager to send your scanned images to
another application or not. For details on these selections, see Setting Up
PageManager for Start Button Scanning.
Because Start button scanning is most useful for scanning text
documents into an OCR application, these steps use OCR scanning as
an example. If you’re scanning photographs or other types of documents,
see Selecting Basic Settings and Advanced Scanning for details on other
TWAIN settings you may want to select.
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Follow these steps to scan with the Start button:
1 If you’re scanning a single page on the scanner’s document table,
place the document face down and align its horizontal and vertical
edges with the scales on the top and right side of the document table.
If you’re using the auto document feeder to scan a multi-page
document, load your document face up with the first page on top of the
document. Make sure the top of the page faces into the feeder.
scanning single pages
scanning multiple pages
with ADF installed
2 Press the scanner’s Start button.
Start button
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3 In Windows, if you’ve selected more than one application to use with
the Start button in the Scan Events utility, you see this dialog box:
For instructions on
changing the
applications available
for use with the Start
button, see Enabling
Scanner Monitoring.
Click Presto! PageManager for EPSON and click OK. (If the dialog
box disappears before you select an application, press the scanner’s
Start button again.)
If you suppressed the
TWAIN interface, you
must have set the
correct scan settings
in the PageManager
Scan Button Settings
dialog box to scan
successfully. See
Setting Up
PageManager for
Start Button
Scanning for details.
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4 If PageManager wasn’t running when you pressed the Start button,
PageManager starts on your system.
If you suppressed the TWAIN interface, the scanner begins scanning
your document. Go to step 10.
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If you didn’t suppress the TWAIN interface, the EPSON TWAIN Easy
or Advanced window opens in PageManager, along with the Scan
Buttons bar. Go to step 5.
Easy window
Advanced window
5 To scan a document for an OCR application, select the following
settings in EPSON TWAIN:
Document Source:
Select Flatbed to scan a document on the document table.
Select ADF (Windows) or Auto Document Feeder (Macintosh) to
scan a document from the ADF.
Image Type and Destination:
Select OCR for both settings.
Resolution:
Select 400 dpi for the best OCR results.
(If you’re scanning a different type of document, select the settings for
it as necessary. See Selecting Basic Settings for more information.)
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6 Click the
Preview button to prescan the image. (If you’re using the
Easy window, click Advanced to open the Advanced window.)
If you’re scanning from the document table, EPSON TWAIN prescans
the page.
If you’re using the ADF, EPSON TWAIN loads the first page and
prescans it. When the ADF ejects the first page, reload it in the ADF on
top of your document with the top edge facing into the feeder.
7 Click the
Auto Locate button to set the page size for your scan and
crop out the rest of the document table.
8 Click the Scan button to scan your document. If you’re scanning from
the document table, go to step 10.
9 If you’re scanning with the ADF, you see this dialog box:
Click Single Page (to scan a single page) or All Pages (to scan a
multi-page document). Then click OK.
10 EPSON TWAIN scans the document. If you’re scanning a multi-page
document, it scans and loads one page at a time. When scanning is
finished, click the Close button to close the EPSON TWAIN window. (If
you suppressed the TWAIN interface, the EPSON TWAIN window
doesn’t appear.)
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11 If you set up the Start button to load your scanned images into
PageManager, click the Inbox icon to view the images in
PageManager. (See your PageManager documentation for
instructions on processing images.)
If you set up the Start button to load the scanned images into your
OCR application (or another application), PageManager processes the
images and opens the application. After a moment, the scanned
images appear in your selected application window.
12 Now you can follow the instructions in the documentation for your
application or for PageManager to process your images as necessary.
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Troubleshooting
If you encounter any problems using EPSON TWAIN, try the solutions in
these sections:
◗ Problems Using EPSON TWAIN
◗ Problems Using the Start Button
◗ Problems with Image Quality
If the information here doesn’t help you solve the problem, check with
your dealer or contact EPSON. See Where To Get Help for contact
information.
Problems Using EPSON TWAIN
The rows in the Screen Calibration dialog box never seem to match closely enough.
Problem
Solution
You’re viewing the
screen too closely.
View the screen from a short distance when you calibrate it. The gray
stripes won’t blend perfectly together; however, try to make them match
as closely as possible.
Your monitor
adjustments may be
off.
Try adjusting your monitor’s brightness and contrast settings.
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When you select a TWAIN source, EPSON TWAIN isn’t listed.
Problem
Solution
EPSON TWAIN wasn’t
installed or it wasn’t
installed correctly.
Reinstall the software following the instructions in the Scanner Basics
book.
EPSON TWAIN doesn’t start.
Problem
Solution
The scanner isn’t
ready.
Make sure your scanner is turned on and the cables are connected
properly. Also make sure you turned on your scanner before starting
EPSON TWAIN. If you started EPSON TWAIN first, exit the program,
turn off your scanner, turn it on again, and reboot your system.
Your system doesn’t
meet the minimum
requirements.
Make sure your computer, scanner, and software are compatible and
meet the specifications under System Requirements.
EPSON TWAIN needs
more memory.
Make sure EPSON TWAIN can access enough system memory. See
the section on memory allocation in your computer manual.
EPSON TWAIN is not
selected as your
TWAIN source.
EPSON TWAIN may not be selected as the TWAIN source in your
application. See Starting EPSON TWAIN for instructions on selecting it.
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Problem
Solution
A system error has
occurred.
An error condition may have caused your application or the TWAIN
source to stop working correctly. Save any documents in process, close
any open applications, and restart Windows: then start your application
and try again.
Sometimes an error condition may cause the computer to display a
message telling you that your scanner is not recognized. If this happens,
turn the scanner off and then on again; then restart your computer and
try again.
The scanner does not start scanning.
Problem
Solution
The scanner isn’t
ready.
Check if the scanner’s operate light is on. If not, press the P operate
button. Then restart your computer and try scanning again.
You’re scanning a large
image and running out
of system memory.
If the image you’re scanning is too large or if your system has a
minimum amount of memory installed, you may run out of memory when
you scan. You’ll usually get an error message or your system locks up
when this happens. Reduce the image size or resolution and try
scanning again. If you still can’t scan the image, add more system
memory.
If you’ve just scanned a large image in your application and then
immediately scanned another, the application may not have released
the memory allocated for the first image. Close your application, restart
it, and try scanning again. If restarting your application doesn’t solve the
problem, you may need to reboot your computer.
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You have trouble batch scanning.
Problem
Solution
Your application
program doesn’t
support batch scanning
or you don’t have
enough system
memory.
Some applications don’t support batch scanning. When you try to batch
scan or use the optional auto document feeder with this type of program,
you get an error message or the system locks up. Check the program
documentation and, if necessary, use another program for batch
scanning.
You also may not have enough system memory for the batch scan. Try
reducing the document size, scanning fewer pages at once, or adding
more system memory.
You cannot scan images at all or only a few dots appear in the scanned image.
Problem
Solution
You may have selected
incorrect scan settings.
Select different EPSON TWAIN settings. You may have selected an
incorrect Image Type or Destination setting, or the Exposure, Highlight,
and Tone Correction settings may be inappropriate for your image. See
Advanced Scanning for details.
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Problems Using the Start Button
You see the message “No Push button scanner detected.”
Problem
Solution
Scanner monitoring
doesn’t detect the
scanner.
The EPSON Scanner Monitor periodically checks on the status of your
scanner to make sure it’s ready. Sometimes the scanner check occurs
when your system is processing other information and the scanner is not
detected during that particular check. (You may see this message
anytime, not just when you press the Start button.)
If you see this message, make sure your scanner cable is securely
connected. Then open and close the scanner monitoring utility to
manually check for the scanner. See Enabling Scanner Monitoring for
instructions. If you still see the message, turn off your scanner, then turn
it on again and restart your system.
When you press the Start button, nothing happens.
Problem
Solution
Scanner monitoring is
not enabled.
Scanner monitoring must be enabled for the Start button to work. See
Enabling Scanner Monitoring for instructions.
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Problem
Solution
PageManager is not
installed or the scanner
monitor isn’t pointing
to it.
Make sure you installed PageManager correctly, as described in the
Scanner Basics book. Also make sure the scanner monitoring utility still
points to PageManager as the target application for Start button
scanning. See Enabling Scanner Monitoring for instructions.
If PageManager starts, but you don’t see the EPSON TWAIN window,
make sure the destination program or device you assigned to the Start
button does not suppress the EPSON TWAIN interface. See Assigning a
Destination to the Start Button for details.
When you press the Start button, your system opens programs and scans slowly.
Problem
Solution
You assigned another
destination program to
the Start button in
PageManager.
When you set up PageManager to automatically send files scanned with
the Start button to another application, scanning may take longer. This is
because your system must use extra resources to open PageManager
and EPSON TWAIN, and then scan your image, process it, and send it
to another application.
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Problems with Image Quality
Images are very dark and without details.
Problem
Solution
Some EPSON TWAIN
settings may be set
incorrectly.
Make sure the Destination (output device) setting is set to Screen/Web.
If you selected a printer as the Destination setting, the image may more
closely match the original when printed, but not when displayed on the
screen.
Change the Exposure, Tone Correction, and Shadow settings to lighter
values and scan the image again. See Advanced Scanning for
instructions on changing these settings.
The image is distorted or blurred.
Problem
Solution
The document isn’t
positioned correctly on
the document table.
Make sure that the document is placed flat against the document table
and that no part of the original is wrinkled or warped.
You may have moved the document during scanning. Check the position
of the document.
Make sure the scanner isn’t tilted or placed on an unstable surface.
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Color is patchy or distorted at the edges of the document.
Problem
Solution
The document isn’t
placed correctly on the
document table.
If the original is very thick or warped at the edges, the edges of the
image may be discolored. Cover the edges of the original with opaque
paper to avoid interference from outside light.
If part of the original is outside the document table, the edge may be
discolored. Change the position of the original.
The image is faint or out of focus.
Problem
Solution
The document isn’t
positioned correctly on
the document table.
Make sure the document is placed flat on the document table.
Some EPSON TWAIN
settings may be set
incorrectly.
Check your Tone Correction setting and/or select a darker Exposure
setting. See Advanced Scanning for instructions on changing these
settings.
Your monitor isn’t
calibrated or isn’t
adjusted correctly.
Make sure you have calibrated your monitor to your scanner as
described in Using the EPSON Screen Calibration Utility. Also check
your monitor’s brightness and contrast settings. Make sure the
Destination (output device) setting is set to Screen/Web in EPSON
TWAIN.
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The colors on the monitor seem different than the original image or printed image.
Problem
Solution
Your monitor may not
be calibrated correctly.
Depending on your monitor, its resolution/color settings, and your
EPSON TWAIN settings, the screen colors may be different from the
original colors. This may be normal, especially if the colors in the printed
image more closely match the original. Make sure you have correctly
calibrated the screen as described in Using the EPSON Screen
Calibration Utility.
Some EPSON TWAIN
settings may be set
incorrectly.
Check your Image Type and Destination settings to make sure they are
correct for the type of image you’re scanning and for the output device
you’re using. See Selecting Basic Settings for instructions on changing
these settings.
You may need to use a
color correction mode.
The colors in the printed image may not match the original image exactly
because the scanning and printing processes use two different color
interpreting technologies. Use the ICM/sRGB (Windows 98) or ColorSync
(Macintosh) settings in EPSON TWAIN to more closely match the colors.
See Configuring Preview and Color Options for instructions.
The printed image is larger or smaller than the size of the original.
Problem
Solution
You may have changed
the Target image size
or used the Zoom
Preview feature.
Check the image size settings in your application and EPSON TWAIN;
see Adjusting Source and Target Image Sizes for details. Don’t use the
size of the image on your monitor to judge the printed size; you may
have used the Zoom Preview feature, which only affects the preview
image size. Also, some applications display high resolution images on
lower resolution monitors so they appear larger than their original size.
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The printer can’t print the image, or the printout is garbled or isn’t an image.
Problem
Solution
Your printer and
computer may not be
securely connected.
Check that the printer is properly connected to the computer and is
correctly set up; see your printer manual.
Your software is not
installed correctly for
your printer.
Check that your application software is properly installed and set up for
your printer; see your application software manual.
The quality of an enlarged image is worse than when it’s scanned at its original size.
Problem
Solution
You didn’t increase
your Resolution setting
to compensate for the
image enlargement.
If you enlarge your target image size by scaling or by selecting a larger
Target size, be sure to increase the Resolution setting by the same
proportion to retain your image quality. For example, if you select
300 dpi as the resolution setting for an image scanned at 100% of its
original size and then scale the image 200%, you should increase (in
this case, double) the resolution to 600 dpi to retain the same image
quality. See Selecting Basic Settings for instructions on changing the
Resolution setting.
For additional information on selecting scanning resolution, see your
Scanner Basics book.
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Moiré (crosshatch) patterns appear in the scanned image.
Problem
Solution
You have scanned a
document with halftone
patterns.
To minimize moiré patterns, try the following:
◗
Place a transparent sheet between the document and the document
table to slightly unfocus the image.
◗
Move or angle the document slightly.
◗
Adjust the Sharpness setting to a lower value to unfocus the image.
See Customizing Destination Settings for more information.
◗
Change the Target image size setting slightly.
◗
Make sure De-screening is turned on in the Image Type dialog box.
See Customizing Image Types for details.
Character recognition is inaccurate after OCR scanning.
Problem
Solution
You scanned the
document using
incorrect Image Type
and Destination
settings.
Scan the document again using OCR as the Image Type and
Destination settings in EPSON TWAIN. This automatically turns on the
Text Enhancement Technology setting that eliminates background
document noise. See Selecting Basic Settings for details.
If character recognition is still too inaccurate, change the Image Type
setting by selecting None for the B/W (Black & White) option setting.
Then adjust the Threshold setting in the Image Controls dialog box; see
Adjusting Image Controls for details. Try scanning again.
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Where To Get Help
EPSON provides technical assistance through electronic support services
and automated telephone services 24 hours a day. The following tables
list the contact information:
Electronic support services
Service
Access
World Wide Web
From the Internet, you can reach EPSON’s Home Page at
http://www.epson.com.
EPSON Internet FTP Site
If you have Internet FTP capability, use your Web browser
(or other software for FTP downloading) to log onto
ftp.epson.com with the user name anonymous and your
e-mail address as the password.
EPSON Forum on CompuServe®
Members of CompuServe can type GO EPSON at the menu
prompt to reach the Epson America Forum. For a free
introductory CompuServe membership, call (800) 848-8199
and ask for representative #529.
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Automated telephone services
Service
Access
SM
EPSON SoundAdvice
For pre-recorded answers to commonly asked questions
about EPSON products 24 hours a day, seven days a week,
call (800) 922-8911.
EPSON FaxAdvice™
Access EPSON’s technical information library by calling
(800) 922-8911. You must provide a return fax number to
use this service.
EPSON Referral Service
For the location of your nearest Authorized EPSON Reseller
or Customer Care Center, call (800) 922-8911.
To speak to a technical support representative, dial (310) 974-1970 (U.S.)
or (905) 709-3839 (Canada), 6 AM to 8 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through
Friday. Toll or long distance charges may apply.
If you need help using
another manufacturer’s
software with an
EPSON product, see
the documentation for
that software for
technical support
information.
Troubleshooting
Before you call, please have the following information ready:
◗ Product name (EPSON Perfection 1200)
◗ Product serial number (located on the back of the scanner)
◗ Computer configuration
◗ Description of the problem
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Glossary
bit
Short for binary digit. The smallest unit of data in computer processing. A
bit can represent two values, on and off, or 1 and 0.
bit/pixel
The unit that indicates the number of bits allocated for a pixel. The larger
the value, the more detail a pixel can represent.
color correction
A method of adjusting the color image data for a particular type of device
so that the reproduction results come close to the original colors.
default
dither
dpi
Glossary
A set of values used when no other selections have been made.
A process in which software or an output device simulates continuous
tones with groups of dots.
Dots per inch. A unit of measurement for resolution. The higher the value,
the higher the resolution.
Dropout
An EPSON TWAIN option that lets you select a color for the scanner to
ignore.
Halftone
A method of using dot patterns to represent an image.
marquee
A sizeable and moveable frame on a preview image that identifies the
part of it selected for scanning.
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monochrome
pixel
Short for picture element. Every image is composed of a number of
pixels. Pixels are also counted in units of dots.
resolution
Indication of how finely an image is resolved into pixels. Measured in dots
per inch (dpi), pixels per inch (ppi), or samples per inch (spi).
scan
An operation performed by the sensor and the carriage of a scanner. The
sensor “reads” the colors in an image, and sends the color information to
the computer as digital data.
Threshold
Glossary
Black and white images, or images represented only by the intensity of
luminosity.
An EPSON TWAIN option that sets the point at which gray values in an
image are represented as either black or white.
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Index
A
Accessories, 96
Advanced scanning, 23 to 51
Advanced window, 15, 19, 27, 31, 58
Auto Area Segmentation, 8, 17, 25, 29, 35
Auto document feeder
Document Source setting, 16
scanning with, 28 to 32
scanning with Start button, 78 to 83
Auto Exposure, 39 to 42, 50 to 51
Auto Locate, 31, 39 to 41
Automatic adjustment features, 39 to 41
B
B/W (Black and White) options, 35, 94
Basic scanning, 9, 13 to 22
Batch scanning, 21, 48 to 49, 87
C
Calibration
problems, 84, 91 to 92
utility, 10, 53
Index
Color Adjustment settings, 46 to 47
Color buttons, 42 to 44
Color correction options, 50 to 51, 92
ColorSync, 11, 27, 31, 50 to 51, 92
Configuration settings, 50 to 51
Copying images, EPSON Scan! II, 63
Custom settings
destinations, 36 to 37
image types, 33 to 35
saving, 48 to 49
tone correction, 45
D
De-screening setting, 35
Destination setting
ADF settings, 30 to 31
basic settings, 16, 18 to 19
problems, 87, 90
transparency settings, 24, 26 to 27
Destinations for Start button, 70 to 75
Destinations, customizing, 36 to 37, 94
Document position problems, 90 to 91
Document Source setting, 16, 24, 28 to 29
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Dropout setting, 35
I
E
Image Color Matching (ICM), 19, 27, 31,
50 to 51, 92
Image Controls settings, 42 to 44
Image quality problems, 90 to 94
Image size, adjusting, 38 to 39, 92
Image Type setting
ADF settings, 28 to 31
basic settings, 16 to 19
problems, 87
transparency settings, 24 to 27
Image types, customizing, 33 to 35
Introduction, 8 to 12
Easy window, 15, 58
EPSON
Accessories, 96
help, 95 to 96
EPSON Scan! II
copy feature, 63
exporting images with, 59 to 61
scanning with, 56 to 58
using, 56 to 63
view features, 62
Exporting images, EPSON Scan! II,
59 to 61
Exposure setting, 42 to 43, 87, 90
G
Gamma setting, 42 to 43
Gray Balance Intensity setting, 46 to 47
H
Halftone setting, 34 to 35, 43 to 44
Help, 95 to 96
Highlight setting, 42 to 43, 87
Index
M
Manual, how to use, 11 to 12
Marquees, 21 to 22, 40 to 41
Memory problems, 85, 86 to 87
Moiré patterns, 94
Monitor
calibrating, 10, 53, 84, 91 to 92
Macintosh, 11
Windows, 10
Monitoring utilities, 10, 52, 65 to 67,
88 to 89
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N
Negative images, see Transparencies
O
One-touch scanning, see Start button
Optical Character Recognition (OCR), 17,
25, 29, 94
Output device
ADF settings, 30 to 31
basic settings, 16, 18 to 19
customizing, 36 to 37
problems, 87, 90
transparency settings, 24, 26 to 27
P
Pixel Depth setting, 34 to 35, 43 to 44, 46
Presto! PageManager
adding destinations, 72 to 74
assigning destinations, 71
problems using, 89
reassigning destinations, 74 to 75
scan button settings, 75 to 77
Start button scanning, 78 to 83
Start button setup, 70 to 77
Index
Previewing
configuring options, 50 to 51
documents with ADF, 31 to 32
images, 20 to 22
Problems
image quality, 90 to 94
printing, 93
using Start button, 88 to 89
using TWAIN, 84 to 87
Q
QuickTime, 11
R
Resolution setting
ADF settings, 31
basic settings, 16, 18 to 19
Destination options, 37
problems, 93
transparency settings, 24, 26 to 27
S
Saturation setting, 46 to 47
Scale settings, 38 to 39
Scan button settings, PageManager,
75 to 77
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Scan Events, 10, 52, 65, 67, 88
Scanner monitoring, 10, 52, 65 to 67,
88 to 89
Scanning
advanced, 23 to 51
basic, 9, 13 to 22
batch, 21, 48 to 49, 87
transparencies, 24 to 27
with ADF, 28 to 32
with Start button, 78 to 83
Scanning mode setting, 35
Screen calibration
problems, 84, 91 to 92
utility, 10, 53
Service, 95 to 96
Settings
button, 48 to 49
problems with, 87, 90 to 94
Shadow setting, 42 to 43, 90
Sharpness setting, 18
Software installation problems, 85, 93
Source settings, 38 to 39, 92
sRGB, 19, 27, 31, 50 to 51, 92
Index
Start button
enabling scanner monitoring, 65 to 67
preparing to use, 64 to 77
problems using, 88 to 89
scanning with, 78 to 83
setting up PageManager, 70 to 77
Support, 95 to 96
System requirements
Macintosh, 11
problems with, 85
Windows, 10
T
Target settings, 38 to 39, 92 to 94
Text Enhancement Technology, 8, 17, 25,
29, 35, 94
Threshold setting, 42 to 43, 94
Tone Correction settings, 44 to 45, 87,
90 to 91
Transparencies
Document Source settings, 16
scanning, 24 to 27
Troubleshooting, 84 to 96
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TWAIN
basic settings, 16 to 19
previewing, 20 to 22
problems using, 84 to 87
starting, 14 to 15, 56 to 58
suppressing interface with Start button,
72 to 77, 80, 89
U
USB interface, 10 to 11
Utilities, 10, 52 to 55
V
View features, EPSON Scan! II, 62
Z
Zoom Preview, 20, 92
Index
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