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User’s Guide
for Windows
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Contents
introduction
System Requirements . . . . . . . . .
How to Use This Manual . . . . . . .
Warnings, Cautions, Tips, and Notes
Where to Get Help . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Support Services . . .
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Installing the Scanning Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using TWAIN With Windows 95 and Photoshop 3.0.4 . .
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Chapter 1
Chapter 2
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Installing Your Software
Calibrating Your System
Calibrating Your Monitor to Your Scanner
Performing Screen Calibration . . .
Enabling Screen Calibration . . . . .
Calibrating Your Printer to Your Scanner
Exporting a Calibration Chart . . . .
Creating Printer Calibration Profiles
Scanning Using Calibration . . . . . . . .
Chapter 3
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Capturing images From with in Applications
Accessing EPSON TWAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Easy Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting the Document Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting the Image Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting the Destination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Advanced Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Modifying an Image Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Modifying the Destination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Previewing and Adjusting the Image . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scanning the Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 4
Using Special Effects
Modifying the TWAIN Configuration
Using Image Controls . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting Gamma Correction . . . . .
Adjusting Colors . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Gray Balance . . . . .
Changing Saturations. . . . . . .
Using Color Filters . . . . . . . .
Inverting an Image . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Automatic Features . . . . . . .
Using Auto Exposure . . . . . . .
Using Auto Locate . . . . . . . .
Chapter 5
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Saving and Exporting images
Saving a Scanned Image . . . . . .
Exporting an Image . . . . . . . . .
Acquiring and Exporting an Image
Exiting EPSON Scan! II . . . . . . .
Chapter 6
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Troubleshooting
Problems Using the EPSON Scanning Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Problems With Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
Appendix
icon Glossary
Term Glossary
index
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Introduction
The EPSON@ Scanning Utilities let you perform the following
functions with your EPSON scanner:
Calibrate your scanner to your monitor and your printer
Capture scanned images from within your application
Automatically locate, expose, and scan an image
Adjust individual settings and preview the effects before
you scan
Choose single- or triple-pass scanning
Save and reuse scanning settings that work well in your
environment
Take advantage of the multipage scanning feature available
with scanners that have an automatic document feeder
(ADF)
Take advantage of the text enhancement technology built
into some EPSON scanners.
The Scanning Utilities include two integrated programs:
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EPSON Scan! II and EPSON TWAIN (for 16-bit scanning
with Microsoft@ Windows@ 3.1)
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EPSON Scan! II32 and EPSON TWAIN32 (for 32-bit
scanning with Windows 95 or Windows NT).
Note:
This guide refers to the 32-bit programs as EPSON Scan! II and
EPSON TWAIN to reduce confusion.
Introduction 2
EPSON Scan! II calibrates your scanner with your monitor and
color printer to produce images whose colors match the
originals. It can also capture images and then save and export
these images in a variety of file formats.
EPSON TWAIN is the interface between most of your software
and your scanner. The interface has two screens: easy and
advanced. You can access either screen from within any
software that supports the TWAIN standard or from EPSON
Scan! II to take advantage of your scanner’s features.
Note:
The top line of the screen identifies whether you are using EPSON
Scan! II or EPSON TWAIN.
System Requirements
For the EPSON Scanning Utilities to work properly, your
system must have at least the following configuration:
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Microsoft Windows 3.1, Windows 95, or Windows NT
Note:
To use 32-bit scanning features, your system must be running
Windows 95 or Windows NT.
cl A 386-based (or higher) IBM® compatible computer or an
IBM PS/2®
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DOS 5.0 or higher
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At least 100MB of free hard disk space for scanner
applications and images
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At least 8MB of available RAM
0 Video Graphics Array (VGA) or higher monitor
2 introduction
Q One of these EPSON scanners: ES-300C, ES-600C, ES-800C,
ES-1000C, ES-1200C, or the ActionScanner™ II. (Some
features are not available or are restricted for these
scanners.)
P A bidirectional parallel interface (either the standard
bidirectional parallel interface or a PS/2 standard printer
port) or an Adaptec® SCSI adapter.
Note:
EPSON supports some Adaptec compatible SCSI adapters.
How to Use This Manual
This User’s Guide contains information you need to install and
use the EPSON Scanning Utilities with your EPSON scanner.
Chapter 1 describes installing your EPSON Scanning Utilities
software. Be sure to read this first. Chapter 2 describes how to
calibrate your system. Basic information for scanning from
within your application is included in Chapter 3, while
Chapter 4 describes using the special effects features of your
software. Chapter 5 tells you how to use EPSON Scan! II to
export images. Troubleshooting tips are contained in Chapter 6
and default settings are listed in the Appendix.
This manual also includes two glossaries-an icon glossary
that describes how each icon works, and a term glossary that
describes common scanning terms. The final section is an index.
introduction 3
Warnings, Cautions, Tips, and Notes
This manual displays important information as follows:
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Warnings
must be followed carefully to avoid damage to your scanner and
computer.
Cautions
should be followed carefully to ensure your Scanner operates
correctly.
Tips
contain helpful ideas for using these utilities.
Notescontain important information about these utilities.-
Where to Get Help
If you purchased your scanner in the United States or Canada,
EPSON provides customer support and service through a
network of Authorized EPSON Customer Care Centers.
EPSON also provides the following services when you dial
(800) 922-8911:
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Technical information on the installation, configuration,
and operation of EPSON products
Q Assistance in locating your nearest Authorized EPSON
Reseller or Customer Care Center
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Customer relations
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EPSON technical information library fax service
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Product literature on current and new products.
4 Introduction
You can purchase printed manuals, accessories, or parts for
EPSON products from EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766
(U.S. sales only). In Canada, call (800) BUY-EPSON.
If you purchased your scanner outside the United States or
Canada, contact your EPSON dealer or the marketing location
nearest you for customer support and service.
If you need help with any software program you are using,
see that program’s documentation for technical support.
Electronic Support Services
If you have a modem, the fastest way to access helpful tips,
specifications, drivers, application notes, and bulletins for
EPSON products is through the online services below.
World Wide Web
If you are connected to the Internet and have a Web browser,
you can access EPSON’s World Wide Web site at
http://www.epson.com. EPSON’s home page links users to
What’s New, EPSON Products, EPSON Connection,SM
Corporate Info, and EPSON Contacts.
Link to EPSON Connection for the latest drivers and FAQs
(Frequently Asked Questions) and the EPSON Chat area. To
get in touch with EPSON around the world, EPSON Contacts
includes contact information for local EPSON subsidiaries.
EPSON Bulletin Board Service
You can call the EPSON Bulletin Board Service (BBS) at
(310) 782-4531. No membership is required. Make sure your
communications software is set to 8 data bits with 1 stop bit,
no parity bit, and a modem speed up to 28.8 Kbps. See the
documentation that came with your communications software
for more information.
Introduction 5
To download the latest TWAIN drivers from the BBS, use the
Drivers library.
CompuServe on line support
CompuServe® members can call the Epson America Forum
on CompuServe. If you are already a member, simply type
GO EPSON at the menu prompt to reach the Forum.
If you are not currently a member, you are eligible for a free
introductory membership as an owner of an EPSON product.
This membership entitles you to:
Q An introductory credit on CompuServe
0 Your own user ID and password
A complimentary subscription to CompuServe Magazine,
CompuServe’s monthly publication.
To take advantage of this offer, call (800) 848-8199 in the United
States and Canada and ask for representative #529. In other
countries, call the following U.S. telephone number:
(614) 529-1611, or your local CompuServe access number.
6 Introduction
Chapter 1
Installing Your Software
EPSON Scanning Utilities come with installer software that
makes them easy to install with Windows 3.1 or Windows 95.
First make sure that the interface cable is connected properly.
If you are using a SCSI interface, also make sure the SCSI
software has been installed and the interface settings, such as
SCSI IDS and terminators, are set properly. Then follow the
instructions below to install your software.
Installing the Scanning Utilities
Follow the steps in this section to install EPSON Scanning
Utilities for Windows 3.1 or Windows 95. The installer
program automatically detects your operating system and
installs 16-bit and/or 32-bit files as necessary.
1. Start Windows 3.1 or Windows 95.
2. Insert the EPSON Scanning Utilities 1 diskette in a diskette
drive.
3.
From the Windows 3.1 Program Manager, open the File
menu and choose Run.
From Windows 95, click Start and select Run.
Type A:\SETUP (or B:\SETUP if you inserted the disk in
drive B) in the command line field and choose OK. After a
few moments, you see the initial setup screen.
4. Choose OK to continue. A dialog box displays the path in
which the installer software installs the program. The
default path is C:\EPSCAN2\ (for Windows 3.1) or
C:\EPSCAN32 (for Windows 95).
Installing Your Software
1-1
5. Choose OK to accept the default pathname, or delete it,
type a new path, and choose OK.
6.
The next dialog box displays the default Windows directory.
If the displayed path is correct, choose OK. Otherwise,
delete the displayed path, type a new path, and choose OK.
7.
The program copies the files to your hard disk drive and
prompts you for diskette 2 as necessary.
8.
Then you see the EPSON Scanner Setup dialog box.
From the Interface pull-down menu, choose SCSI if your
scanner is connected to a SCSI interface or BID Parallel if it
is connected to a bidirectional parallel interface. The
program changes the Port ID field to the correct setting.
Note:
If you selected SCSI and see no SCSI ID number in the Port ID
field, make sure no two SCSI devices have the same ID number.
9.
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Now test your scanner. Raise the scanner’s cover and place
an image face down on the glass surface. Then carefully
close the cover.
Installing Your Software
10. Click the Test button. If the scanner, interface, and EPSON
Scanning Utilities are set up correctly, the scanner scans the
image. After a few moments, you see the scanned image in
the EPSON Scanner Setup dialog box, as shown below:
11. Click OK to close the EPSON Scanner Setup dialog box.
12. Remove the EPSON Scanning Utilities diskette from the
drive.
13. If you are using Windows 3.1, exit and restart it.
The program creates an EPSON Scanner program group or
folder in Windows.
Before you can acquire an image from within your application
the first time, you need to select EPSON Scanners as your
TWAIN data source; see your application documentation for
instructions.
Note:
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If you are using Adobe Photoshop™ 3.0.4 with Windows 95, see the
next section for instructions on selecting a 32-bit TWAIN data source
in Photoshop.
Installing Your Software
1-3
Using TWAIN With Windows 95 and Photoshop 3.0.4
To use a 32-bit TWAIN data source with Photoshop 3.0.4 and
Windows 95, you need to obtain patch files from Adobe to
enable Photoshop 3.0.4 to operate in 32-bit mode. Contact
Adobe at (800) 87-ADOBE for more information.
Once you have the patch files, follow these instructions to
install them:
1.
Install Photoshop 3.0.4, if you have not done so already.
2. Insert the patch diskette in your diskette drive or copy the
files to a directory on your hard disk.
3. Copy these files from the patch diskette or directory to your
Photoshop program directory (usually
C:\WIN32APP\PHOTO!SHP):
PSUT9516.DLL
PSUT9532.DLL
4. Copy the file TWAIN-32.8BA to the Photoshop Plugins
directory (usually C:\WIN32APP\PHOTOSHP\PLUGINS ) .
5. In the Photoshop Plugins directory, delete the file
TWAIN32.8BA; do not delete the file with an underscore (_).
6. Start Photoshop 3.0.4.
7. Under the File menu, select Acquire.
8. Choose Select TWAIN-32 Source.
9. Choose EPSON Scanners (32bit) and click Select.
10. When you’re ready to scan, select Acquire and then choose
TWAIN32.
1-4
Installing Your Software
Calibrating Your System
Sometimes the colors of your original image do not match the
colors you see on your screen and in the final printed output.
This is because of the different color processes your scanner,
monitor, and printer use to produce color.
The scanner and the monitor both create a range of colors by
adding red, green, and blue in different proportions and
intensities (an additive color process). Printers, on the other
hand, produce colors by combining cyan (C), magenta (M),
yellow (Y), and black (K) inks (CMYK) to create the desired
hues. This is a subtractive color process.
When you print a scanned image, the image goes through both
the additive and subtractive interpretive processes to acquire
color-the first when it is scanned, and the second when it is
printed on your color printer. As a result, the printed colors
may not match the colors in the original.
Calibration allows you to fine-tune your scanner, monitor, and
printer to produce colors that are very close to those in the
originals. Use the procedures in this chapter to:
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Calibrate your monitor to your scanner
Q Calibrate your printer to your scanner
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Use the calibration profiles when you scan an image.
Calibrating Your Monitor to Your Scanner
To calibrate your monitor, you first need to perform a screen
calibration using EPSON Scan! II and then enable screen
calibration in TWAIN.
Calibrating Your System
2-1
Performing Screen Calibration
Follow these steps to perform a screen calibration:
1.
From the Windows 3.1 Program Manager, double-click on the
EPSON Scan! II icon in the EPSON Scanner program group.
From Windows 95, click Start and select Programs; then
select EPSON Scan! II from the EPSON Scanner folder.
2. Choose Screen Calibration from the Calibrate menu. You
see this screen:
3. Look at the display from a distance and adjust the slide bar
until the separate rows have the same basic color intensity.
Tip:
If the rows don’t look the same after you adjust the slide bar,
increase the number of colors your monitor displays using
Windows 3.1 Setup or Windows 95 Display. See your
Windows documentation or online help for more information.
4. Choose OK.
If you use a different monitor or change your video display
resolution, calibrate your screen again.
2-2
Calibrating Your System
Enabling Screen Calibration
Once you have calibrated your screen, you need to make sure
screen calibration is enabled. Follow these steps:
1.
Start EPSON Scan! II, if necessary.
2.
From the File menu, choose Acquire. You see the TWAIN
screen.
If the screen is fairly small and has an Advanced button, it
is the easy screen. Click Advanced to switch to the
Advanced screen. If the screen is large and has a
Configuration button, it is the advanced screen.
3. Click Configuration to open the Configuration dialog box.
4. Make sure the Enable Screen Calibration check box is
selected. If it isn’t, select it to enable screen calibration.
5. Choose OK.
When screen calibration is enabled, TWAIN uses it as it scans
images until you change this setting.
Calibrating Your Printer to Your Scanner
If you are printing color images on a color printer, you must
choose a calibration profile for each of the printers you use.
Printer calibration profiles ensure that your printed images
print with colors that closely match those in the original.
Cal&rating Your System
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If you have one of these EPSON Stylus@ ink jet printers, EPSON
Scan! II provides printer calibration profiles for you so you do
not have to create them:
EPSON Stylus COLOR
EPSON Stylus COLOR II
EPSON Stylus COLOR IIs
EPSON Stylus Pro
EPSON Stylus Pro XL
For these printers you simply select the correct printer
calibration profile before you scan an image. See “Scanning
Using Calibration” on page 2-8.
If you have a color printer that is not a color EPSON Stylus, you
must create a printer calibration profile using the instructions
in this section.
To create a printer calibration profile, you must perform these
operations:
Q Export a calibration chart from EPSON Scan! II to your
application in a format your application can open and print.
0
Scan the printed chart to create the printer calibration
profile.
E porting a Calibration Chart
Follow these steps:
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1.
Start EPSON Scan! II, if necessary.
2.
Choose Export Calibration Chart from the Calibrate menu.
Calibrating Your System
You see the following screen:
3. From the File Format pull-down menu, select a format your
application software can open. If you want to change the
location where the file will be saved, use the other
pull-down menus to select the new drive or directory.
4. In the File Name field, type the name (such as
COLOR1.BMP) you want to assign to the calibration chart
file. Make sure the extension (.BMP, .TIF, .EPS) you assign
corresponds to the file format type you’ve selected.
5. Choose OK to export the calibration chart.
6. Exit EPSON Scan! II.
7. Start your image editing application.
8. Open the calibration chart file you just created. The chart
contains nine blocks of color gradations, some grayscale
gradations, and a black border on three sides.
9. Save the calibration chart file. You can use the same name
you assigned when you exported the chart, or you can
assign a new name.
Calibrating Your System
2-5
10. Print the calibration chart on your color printer.
11. Exit your image editing application.
Note:
To print images on more than one color printer, print the calibration
chart on each printer you’ll use. If you plan to print the image on a
service bureau’s color printer, have them print the calibration chart
on their printer so you can create a calibration profile for it.
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Tip:
When you label the printed charts to help you identify which
printer produced them, don’t write on the chart itself. Write on
the back of the page.
Tip:
If you plan to print your image on a printing press that
requires a four color separation, you'll need to ask your service
bureau or printer to create a color sample using your
calibration chart. You can then use that color sample to create
a calibration profile.
You are now ready to scan the printed calibration chart to
create a printer calibration profile.
Creating Printer Calibration Profiles
Follow these steps to create a calibration profile for each color
printer you want to use:
1.
Start EPSON Scan! II, if necessary.
2.
Place the printed calibration chart face down on the
glass surface of your scanner and close the cover.
3. Choose Create Calibration Profile from the Calibrate menu.
2-6
Calibrating Your System
You see the following screen:
4.
In the File Name field, type the filename of the calibration
file you want to create, such as COLOR1.CAL. Make sure
you use the CAL extension.
5. In the Description field, type a short description of the
printer for which you created the calibration chart, such as
Custom.
Tip:
If you are creating more than one calibration profile (for
instance, if you have more than one color printer), make sure
you assign unique descriptions to each calibration profile so
you can distinguish between them.
6.
Choose Continue. You see the TWAIN advanced screen.
7.
If necessary, choose Color Photo from the Image Type
pull-down menu.
8.
Choose Calibration Profile from the Destination pull-down
menu.
9.
Click Scan. The program scans the calibration chart and
creates a calibration profile. Then you see the EPSON
Scan! II program screen.
Calibrating Your System
2-7
Note:
If a message appears indicating that the specified scan settings are
incorrect, you need to reset the Destination options to their
default settings. Click the Destination button to open the
Destination dialog box; then select General for the
Calibration setting, and 180 for both the Resolution settings.
Save the settings by clicking Save; then choose Scan again.
Always create Calibration profiles using these default settings.
You can now use this calibration profile when you scan images.
Scanning Using Calibration
If you are using one of the predefined printer calibration
profiles, such as one of the EPSON Stylus printer profiles, or
you have created a custom calibration profile for your printer,
you can now use that profile to scan and print your image.
Follow these steps to use a calibration profile when you scan:
1. Choose Acquire (or Place, or the appropriate command)
from the File menu of your application.
2. If you see a submenu, choose TWAIN or TWAIN32. You see
the EPSON TWAIN advanced screen. (If you see the easy
screen, click Advanced.)
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3.
Click Destination to display the destination dialog box.
4.
In the Destination Name field, select the name of your
output device. If you have one of the EPSON Stylus
printers listed on page 2-4, select the printer from the
Destination Name pull-down menu. The Calibration
description is assigned automatically. Go to step 6.
Calibrating Your System
If you created a custom calibration profile for your printer,
type a unique name for the profile in the Destination
Name field. Go to step 5.
5. From the Calibration pull-down menu, select the profile
name you assigned when you created the profile.
6. Choose Save.
7.
Choose OK. You see the EPSON TWAIN advanced screen.
You can now preview or scan your image using the calibration
profile for your color printer.
Tip:
If the colors in your printed image do not closely match the
original, recalibrate your monitor and your printer and try
again.
Cal&rating Your System
2-9
Chapter 3
Capturing Images From Within
Applications
When you scan an image from within an application using
EPSON TWAIN, you follow these basic steps:
0
Access TWAIN from within your application’s File menu
0 Choose either the easy or advanced TWAIN screen
cl
Select the correct image type and destination settings
cl Preview the image and select the scan area (advanced
screen only)
P Scan the image
cl Close TWAIN and edit the image in your application.
Guidelines for performing each of these basic steps are
provided in this chapter.
If you don’t need to preview the image you are scanning and
want only to specify the document source (if available), the
image type, and the destination, you can use the easy screen;
see page 3-3.
If you want to select calibration profiles, or add, delete, or
modify an image or destination before you scan, you must use
the advanced screen; see page 3-5. (To use the special effects
features in the advanced screen, see Chapter 4.)
Note:
If your application does not support TWAIN, you can use EPSON
Scan! II to scan an image and export it in a format your image editing
software can use. See Chapter 5 for more information.
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Accessing EPSON TWAIN
To access EPSON TWAIN, choose Acquire (or Place, or the
appropriate command) from the File menu within your
application. You may then have to select TWAIN or TWAIN32
from a submenu. When TWAIN opens, you see either the easy
or advanced screen, depending on which was opened last.
The easy screen allows you to select the type, destination, and
document source (if available) of your image. When you scan
with this screen, your entire image is captured and scanned.
The advanced screen lets you select the same basic settings as
the easy screen, plus it allows you to modify, add to, or delete
these settings. The advanced screen also lets you preview and
select the portion of your image you want to scan.
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Using the Easy Screen
The following basic settings are available on the TWAIN easy
screen:
Cl Document source
D Imagetype
D Destination.
You must select the appropriate option from each of these
settings to successfully scan your image.
selecting the Document Source
If you have the optional Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) or
the optional Transparency Unit installed on your scanner, you
can select the option from the Document Source pull-down
menu. The following table describes the available options:
Document Source options
Source option
Function
Flatbed
Scans the image from the document table
Automatic Document
Feeder
Scans images as they feed through the ADF
(multipage scanning)
Transparency Unit
Scans an image from the Transparency Unit
Note:
When the Automatic Document Feeder is installed, the easy and
advanced screens contain checkboxes for selecting one page or all
pages in a document.
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Selecting the Image Type
To scan images with satisfactory results, you must use the
correct image type option. You can select one of the following
options from the Image Type pull-down menu:
Color Photo
256 Colors
Black & White Photo
Color Halftone
Color Drawing
Black & White Halftone
Line Art
OCR
If you haven’t modified these options by changing any of their
settings, the image type you select uses the default settings
listed in the Appendix. To add a new Image Type option or
modify any existing settings, see “Using the Advanced Screen.”
To scan text, select OCR (for Optical Character Recognition)
from both the Image Type and Destination pull-down menus.
Leave the settings for these options at their defaults, listed in
the Appendix. If you have a scanner that supports Text
Enhancement Technology, see “Using Text Enhancement
Technology” on page 3-9 for additional OCR instructions.
Selecting the Destination
You must select the appropriate output destination for your
image to successfully scan and print. You can select one of the
following options from the Destination pull-down menu:
General
Screen
Impact dot printer
Thermal Printer
Inkjet Printer
Laser Printer
Fax
OCR
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Stylus COLOR
Stylus Pro XL
Stylus Pro
Stylus COLOR II
Stylus COLOR Ils
Calibration Profile
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If you haven’t modified these options by changing any of their
settings, the destination you select uses the default settings
listed in the Appendix. To add a new Destination option or
modify any existing settings, see “Using the Advanced Screen.”
To scan text, select OCR (for Optical Character Recognition)
from both the Destination and Image Type pull-down menus.
Leave the settings for these options at their defaults, listed in
the Appendix. If you have a scanner that supports Text
Enhancement Technology, see “Using Text Enhancement
Technology” on page 3-9 for additional OCR instructions.
Using the Advanced Screen
The advanced screen allows you to select the same basic
settings as the easy screen, but allows you to add new options
and modify existing ones. In addition, you can select
calibration profiles, enable the text enhancement technology
feature, preview an image, and alter it before you scan.
Note:
For information about using the basic settings, see “Using the Easy
Screen” on page 3-3.
To access the advanced screen, select Advanced from the easy
screen, if necessary. Then see the sections below to modify
settings, work with calibration profiles, or preview your image.
Modifying an Image Type
To modify an Image Type setting, choose the Image Type
button.
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You see the following screen:
Image
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Type
Not all options on this screen are available with all scanners,
Image Types, or Pixel Depth settings. The Image Type
advanced options are described in the following table.
Image Type advanced options
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Black &White
Uses a data format of 1 bit/pixel to produce
black and white images
16 Gray
Uses a data format of 4 bits/pixel to produce
16 shades of gray
256 Gray
Uses a data format of 8 bits/pixel to produce
256 shades of gray
8 Color
Uses a data format of 1 bit/pixel/color to
produce images in 8 colors
256 Color
Uses a data format of 8 bits/pixel/color to
produce images In 256 colors
16 Million
Colors
Uses a data format of 8 bits/pixel/color to
produce Images in 16 million colors
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Image Type advanced options (continued)
ing large areas of similar tones
greens so green areas are w
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When possible, let your image editing software perform halftoning.
‘* The Text Enhancement Technology option does not appear unless your
scanner supports this feature.
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The following table identifies the options available with each
Pixel Depth setting. Since both the Draft and Best Quality
settings are available with all the Pixel Depth settings, this
option is not included in the matrix.
Pixel Depth option selection matrix
Black & White
None
Mode A (Hard tone)
Mode B (Soft tone)
Mode C (Net screen)
Dither A ( 4 x 4 Bayer)
Dither B (4 x 4 Spiral)
Dither C (4 x 4 Net screen)
Dither D (8 x 8 Net screen)
None
Red
Green
Blue
16Gray
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None
Red
Green
Blue
1 Pass
256 Gray
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None
Red
Green
Blue
1 pass
8 Color
None
Mode A (Hard tone)
Mode B (Soft tone)
Mode C (Net screen)
Dither A (4 x 4 Bayer)
Dither B (4 x 4 Spiral)
Dither C (4 x 4 Net screen)
Dither D (8 x 8 Net screen
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1 Pass
256 Color
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1 Pass
16 Million Colors
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1 pass
3 Pass**
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* * When you choose 3-pass, your application does not use the Calibration,
Color Filter, or Saturation features in TWAIN; see Chapter 4 for more
information.
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Adding and deleting Image Type options
To modify an existing image type, select it from the Image
Type pull-down menu and change the necessary settings.
Choose Save and then choose OK.
To add a new image type, select a predefined type that closely
resembles the one you want to create. Then delete the existing
name from the Image Type Name field and type in a new
name. Change the other Image Type settings as necessary.
Choose Save and then choose OK.
To delete an existing image type, select the image type name
from the list and choose Delete; then choose OK.
Note:
If you don’t choose Save before you choose OK, the image type
settings are not changed.
Using Text Enhancement Technology
EPSON’s Text Enhancement Technology filters out background
“noise” in text images, such as background colors, and
increases the threshold levels so that your OCR (optical
character recognition) software can recognize the text more
easily.
If your scanner supports Text Enhancement Technology, you
can activate it from the Image Type dialog box. First select
OCR from the Image Type pull-down menu. The Text
Enhancement Technology checkbox indicates the feature is
turned on. Choose Save and then choose OK. Then select OCR
from the Destination pull-down menu as well.
Note:
If your scanner does not support Text Enhancement Technology, the
option does not appear or is grayed out in the Image Type dialog box.
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Modifying the Destination
The Destination dialog box allows you to define different
resolutions for each destination output device. You can also use
it to modify, add, or delete a calibration profile for your output
device.
To modify the Destination, click the Destination button, You
see the following dialog box:
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Selecting resolution settings
Use the Resolution pull-down menus to select resolutions that
produce the best results for your image type and output device.
You can select one resolution for line drawings and halftones
and a separate resolution for photographs.
The best resolution setting for your image depends on the type
of image you are scanning and your final output device. The
following table shows the best scanning resolutions for most
needs.
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Optimum scanning resolutions
Output device
line art
Grayscale
Color
Monochrome
printer
300-600
80-x170
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Desktop or off ice
color printer
300-720
150-240
150-240
Printing press or
imagesetter
600-1200
150-350
150-350
The higher the resolution you select, the larger the resulting
image file. For example, an 8.5 x 11 photograph scanned at
300 dpi can produce a 24MB file. The same photograph
scanned at 72 dpi creates a file of only 1.36MB. Large files take
longer to process and print, so consider the limitations of your
computer and hard disk drive when you select a resolution. To
keep file sizes manageable, select the lowest possible resolution
that gives acceptable quality.
Tip:
As a rule of thumb for any image except line art, use scanning
resolutions that are one third of your output resolution. For
example, use a scanning resolution of up to 110 with a 300 dpi
laser printer and up to 170 with a 600 dpi laser printer. For
the color EPSON Stylus printers, choose a resolution from
100 to 240 dpi for 720 dpi output and from 100 to 150 dpi for
360 dpi output.
Tip:
For printing on a commercial printing press, multiply the
lines per inch (lpi) the press prints by 2 to determine your
scanning resolution. For example, if your lpi is 150, try
scanning at 300 dpi. (if the file size is too large, multiply the
lpi by 1.5 to determine the scanning resolution.)
Tip:
If you plan to enlarge an image when you print it, scan it at a
higher resolution than you normally would.
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Selecting calibration profiles
Use the Calibration pull-down menu to select a predefined
calibration profile or create a custom one. TWAIN can then use
the profile as it scans to create the best quality image.
EPSON TWAIN provides many predefined printer calibration
profiles, including those for the EPSON Stylus color printers,
listed below.
General
Screen
Impact dot printer
Thermal Printer
Inkjet Printer
Laser Printer
Laser
Stylus
Stylus
Stylus
Stylus
Stylus
Printer 600
COLOR
COLOR II
COLOR Ils
Pro
PRO XL
Note:
In addition to the calibration profiles provided with the Scanning
Utilities, you can create your own cnlibration profiles@ any coIor
printer you use. For more information, see Chapter 2.
Adding, modifying, and deleting destinations
To modify an existing Destination, select it from the
Destination Name pull-down menu and change the necessary
settings. Choose Save and then choose OK.
To add a new Destination, select an existing one with similar
settings to the one you want to create. Then delete the existing
name from the Destination Name field and type a new name.
Change the necessary settings and choose Save; then choose
OK.
Note:
If you don’t click Save before you click OK, the Image Type settings
are not changed.
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To delete an existing Destination, select it from the Destination
Name pull-down menu and choose Delete; then choose OK.
Previewing and Adjusting the Image
Once you have selected the Image Type and Destination
settings, you can preview and adjust your image before you
scan it. (To use the special effects features, see Chapter 4.)
Two Preview icons on the TWAIN advanced screen allow you
to preview your image: the Preview icon and the Zoom
Preview icon:
Preview icon
Zoom Preview icon
Click the Preview icon to preview the entire document table in
the preview window.
Click the Zoom Preview icon to see a full-size preview in the
selected area. See the next section for instructions on selecting
the preview area.
Note:
If you click the Zoom Preview icon before you select an area, the
preview includes the entire document table.
Tip:
if you cannot see the image clearly after you preview it, change
your video display settings in Windows 3.1 Setup or
Windows 95 Display to a lower resolution with more colors.
Then perform a screen calibration again.
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Adjusting the Preview Area
Once you see a preview of the image on the screen, you can
define the area you want to scan or select the entire image area.
To define a specific area, position the mouse pointer at a comer
of the area; the pointer changes to a +. Hold down the mouse
button as you drag the pointer across the image. When you
release the mouse button, a rectangle on the screen identifies
the scan area.
To adjust the size of your selected area, move the mouse
pointer to the edge of the selection rectangle; the pointer
changes to a small square. Hold down the mouse button and
drag the edge of the rectangle to the new location.
You can also move the position of the selected area. Place the
mouse pointer inside the selection rectangle. The mouse
pointer changes to a hand. Hold down the button to drag the
selection rectangle to the new location.
To select the entire image area, click the Auto Locate icon,
to select the entire image for scanning. See “Using Automatic
Features” in Chapter 4 for more information about using the
Auto Locate icon.
Adjusting image Size
Vertical and horizontal rulers along two sides of the preview
window provide measurements for the image you have
previewed. You can change the unit of measure for these rulers
by selecting pixels, inches, or cm (centimeters) from the Units
pull-down menu.
The size of the full image or the selected area appears in the
Width and Height fields. You can type new values in these
fields to define a selection area of a specific size.
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You can select the Lock icon to keep specific values in either
the Width field or the Height field. Click the Lock icon once to
lock the value in place; the Lock icon shows a closed lock. Click
it again to unlock the value.
As you modify your selection area or other image settings, you
see the file size of the image in the Size field.
Note:
Some applications convert the image to full 24-bit data, so the actual
size of the image may be larger than the value displayed in Size.
Setting the image Scale
The Scale field displays the amount by which an image is
enlarged or reduced during a scan. You can use this setting to
scan the image from half its normal size (50%) to twice its
normal size (200%). To change this value, move the slide bar or
type the value you want in the Scale field.
Note:
if you increase the Scale size, the Size value also increases to
indicate a larger file size.
You can use the Lock icon to keep the scale value constant.
Click the Lock icon once to lock in the value; the icon shows a
closed lock. Click it again to unlock the value.
Scanning the Image
When you are finished selecting settings on either the easy or
advanced screen, and the image you are scanning looks just
right in the preview window, you can scan the image by
choosing the Scan button.
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If you choose Scan from the easy screen, TWAIN
automatically selects the entire image and scans it.
If you are scanning from the advanced screen and have not
previewed the image or selected a preview area for it, be sure
to click the Auto Locate icon before choosing Scan. Otherwise,
the entire document table is scanned.
When you close the TWAIN screen, you can further modify
your image using the features of your image editing software.
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Chapter 4
Using Special Effects
The EPSON TWAIN advanced screen gives you many options
for editing images before you scan them. If you have image
editing software, you can achieve all of the special effects
described in this chapter-and more-using that software.
However, if you don’t have image editing software, EPSON
TWAIN allows you to create a broad range of special effects
using these options:
Cl TWAIN configuration options
Cl Image control settings
P Gamma correction
Q Color adjustments
0 Invert image feature
Cl Automatic features.
Modifying the TWAIN Configuration
When you choose the Configuration button on the TWAIN
advanced screen, you see the following dialog box:
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To save the preview image so it reappears in the preview
window when you next open the advanced screen, select the
Save Preview Image and Settings option.
If you have performed a screen calibration (as described in
Chapter 2), you can enable it by selecting the Enable Screen
Calibration option.
Note:
2% ES-300C does not support calibration.
In the Configuration dialog box, you can select the number of
samples that will simultaneously display in the preview area
(either 3 or 5) from the Number of comparison samples
pull-down menu. This setting will be used if you select the
Comparison icon for any of the special effects features
described in this chapter. Comparison samples let you select
the image you prefer from a group of preview images that use
different settings.
You can also define the amount of variation between the
settings displayed in the comparison samples by selecting
small, medium, or large from the Variation between samples
pull-down menu.
Using Image Controls
The Image Controls available when you choose the
you adjust the following image settings:
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Brightness changes the intensity of light
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Contrast determines the gradation between highlights and
shadows
Q Highlight adjusts the lightest areas
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Q Sharpness adjusts the focus
Q Threshold adjusts the point at which the gray values
change to either black or white. This option is available
only when the Pixel Depth setting is Black & White and
the Halftone setting is None in the Image Type dialog box.
When Threshold is available, the other image control
settings are not available.
Note:
The ES-300C scanner does not support Contrast, Highlight, Shadow,
Sharpness, and Threshold settings.
Follow these steps to use the Image Controls:
1.
From the advanced screen, choose the Preview icon,
display your image in the preview window.
to
Tip:
To scan only a portion of the image displayed in the preview
area you want to scan and click the Zoom
, to display only that area. This will make
your comparison previews larger and easier to see.
2.
Choose the Image Control icon. You see the following dialog
box:
Comparison
buttons -
- Slide bars
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3. Adjust the settings until the image in the preview window
looks the way you want it to look. See the following table
for guidelines on changing these settings.
Method
Description
Value fields
Type in the value you want for the setting in the field,
Slide bars
Move the slide bar until the preview looks correct.
Comparison
icons
Click the Comparison icon next to the slide bar to
display 3 or 5 comparison samples using different
settings, In the preview window, click the sample
that most closely reflects the image you want. That
sample is then highlighted and placed in the middle
position. Click the sample again: it reappears alone.
Highlight
and
Shadow
Color
buttons
Click the Color button below the slide bar; the
mouse pointer changes to an eyedropper. Select
the color you want to represent the highlights or
shadows from the preview image. When you select
the color in the preview window. the button turns
that color.
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You cannot choose the Highlight and Shadow color buttons when
comparison samples are displayed in the preview window.
4. When the image in the preview window looks the way you
want, choose OK.
5.
You can now scan the image into your application.
You can reset any preview image you’ve modified by choosing
the Reset button just below the Image Controls icon.
Adjusting Gamma Correction
Adjusting the gamma levels lets you change the pixel
brightness in the midtones, highlights, and shadows of an
image without dramatically changing it. This modifies the
contrast in image tones so they reproduce with greater detail.
Note:
Gamma Correction is not available for the ES-300C.
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After you have previewed an image, choose the Gamma
Correction icon, . You see the following dialog box:
__ highlights
- midtones
- shadows
Linear
Adjust the gamma curve settings using the slide bar. You see
the effects of the new settings in the preview window.
If you choose the Comparison icon to the left of the graph, you
see either three or five comparison views with different gamma
settings. You can choose the comparison sample that most
closely reflects what you want the image to look like.
If you modify the existing setting, you can save it for future use
by choosing the Save button. You see the following screen.
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Type the name you want to assign to the setting in the Gamma
Correction Name field and choose Save. Then choose OK.
Now the name for the new setting is available in the pull-down
menu so you can select it whenever you want to use it.
You can also delete an existing setting by selecting it from the
Gamma Correction Name field and choosing Delete. Then
choose OK to return to the Gamma Correction dialog box.
You can reset any preview image you’ve modified using the
Gamma Correction dialog box by choosing the Reset button
just below the Gamma Correction icon.
Adjusting Colors
After you have previewed the image, choose the Color
Adjustment icon,
. You see the following dialog box:
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Note:
Color adjustment settings are not available for the ES-300C.
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You can change these settings in the Color Adjustment dialog
box, as described in this section:
0 Gray Balance
0 Saturation
Cl Color Filter.
You can reset any preview image you’ve modified using the
Color Adjustment dialog box by choosing the Reset button just
below the Color Adjustment icon.
Setting the Gray Balance
Neutral shades of gray are produced by mixing the three colors
in the image in approximately equal proportions. Sometimes,
however, the resulting gray shades are not truly neutral. To
create a more neutral gray, adjust the Gray Balance setting.
Choose the left Color button below the Gray Balance slide
bar; the mouse pointer changes to an eyedropper. Select the
color in the preview scan you want to neutralize. Then either
move the slide bar to adjust the color or choose the
Comparison icon next to the slide bar to choose the level from
the comparison samples. The rectangle to the right of the Color
button shows the result of the adjustment on the selected color.
Changing Saturations
Changing the saturation levels of a color increases or decreases
the amount of color in a specific hue. Less saturated colors are
more pale while saturated colors are richer.
You can change the saturation levels in the image by adjusting
the Saturation slide bar. You can also click on the Comparison
icon next to the slide bar to choose the saturation level you
want from the comparison samples.
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To remove color completely from an image, move the
Saturation slide bar all the way to the left.
Note:
The saturation setting is ignored in 3-pass scanning.
Using Color Filters
Color filters can help eliminate color tinges (or an undesirable
overall color tone) that exist in the original. You can also use
filters to give your image a specific color effect.
When you click any point in the Color Filter wheel radials, that
color is increased in the image. You can see numerical values
for the amount of red, green, and blue to the right of the color
wheel.
When you choose the Comparison icon for Color Filter, you
can select from a group of comparison samples of the image
using different color filters.
Note:
Color filters are ignored in 3 -pass scanning.
Inverting an Image
The Invert icon,
, creates a negative of an image. You can use
this icon to turn a positive image into a negative or to create a
positive image from a negative.
To invert an image, preview the image and click the Invert
icon. You see the inverted image in the preview window.
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Using Automatic Features
The TWAIN advanced screen offers two automatic features:
0 Auto Exposure, which automatically adjusts the exposure
of an image and sets the Highlight and Shadow settings
Cl
Auto Locate, which locates and selects the target image
from within the preview image.
Note:
When you scan using the easy screen, these automatic features are
always in effect.
Using Auto Exposure
After you preview an image, click the Auto Exposure icon, !!#!,
to automatically adjust the brightness and contrast in an image.
Note:
Auto Exposure is not available for the ES-300C.
Using Auto Locate
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After you preview an image, click the Auto Locate icon,
, to
crop out everything on the document table except the image.
If a document contains more than one image, you can roughly
define the scan area using the mouse, then choose the Auto
Locate icon. Auto Locate then defines the image area to include
only the image or portion of the image you’ve selected.
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Chapter 5
Saving and Exporting Images
You can always scan an image using your TWAIN-compliant
image editing application. However, if your application is not
TWAIN-compliant, you can use EPSON Scan! II to scan the
image and export it in a format your application can open, as
described in this chapter.
Saving a Scanned Image
before you export an image, you need to save it in its original
EPSON Scan! II format. Otherwise, you will not be able to
retrieve it again in EPSON Scan! II. Follow these steps:
1.
Start EPSON Scan! II, if necessary.
2.
Select Acquire from the File menu.
3.
Select Scan to scan your image.
4. Choose Save AS from the File menu. You see the following
dialog box:
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5.
Choose the drive and directory where you want to save the
image.
6.
Type a filename for your image in the File Name field. Make
sure to use the file extension .ORG.
7. Choose OK.
The image is saved in the EPSON Scan! II file format. You can
now open this file and export it with a different format, as
described below.
Exporting an Image
EPSON Scan! II allows you to export an image in a file format
your application software can use. For information on file
formats your software can open, see your software manual.
Note
Your application software cannot open images saved in the EPSON
Scan! II file format and EPSON Scan! II cannot open an exported
image file. Always save an image in EPSON Scan! II before exporting.
Follow these steps to export an image:
1.
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Choose Export from the File menu. You see the following
dialog box:
Saving and Exporting Images
2.
Choose the drive and directory where you want to save the
image.
3. Type a filename for your image in the File Name field.
4. You can choose one of these formats from the File Format
menu: DIB, TIFF5.0, TIFF6.O(JPEG), JPEG, and EPSF. (For a
description of these file formats, see the Term Glossary.)
Note:
You can select TIFF6.0(JPEG) and JPEG formats only if you
selected 16 Million Colors for the Pixel Depth setting in the
Image Type dialog box when you scanned the image.
5. If you selected the TIFF6.0(JPEG) or JPEG format, EPSON
Scan! II allows you to choose the image quality. Since JPEG
uses a Lossy compression scheme, selecting higher quality
gives you less compression. To choose the image quality,
move the Quality slide bar to the desired setting.
6. Choose OK.
The image is saved in the selected file format. You can now
import this file into your application software; see your
software manual for instructions.
Acquiring and Exporting an Image
EPSON Scan! II allows you to scan and export an image
directly into a selected file format, without displaying it on the
screen. Since the image is not displayed, you can perform
scanning operations more quickly.
Note:
EPSON Scan! II cannot open an image file once it is exported.
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Follow these steps:
1.
Start EPSON Scan! II, if necessary.
2. Choose Acquire and Export from the File menu. You see
the TWAIN screen. (If you see the easy screen, click
Advanced.)
3.
Choose Scan. You see the following dialog box:
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4. Choose the directory and drive where you want to save the
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5. Type a filename for your image in the File Name field.
6.
You can choose one of these formats from the File Format
menu: DIB, TIFF5.0, TIFF6.O(JPEG), JPEG, and EPSF. (For a
description of these file formats, see the Term Glossary.)
Note:
You can select TIFF6.0(JPEG) and JPEG formats only if you
selected 16 Million Colors for the Pixel Depth setting in the
Image Type dialog box when you scanned the image.
5-4
Saving and Exporting Images
7.
If you selected the TIFF6.0(JPEG) or JPEG format, EPSON
Scan! II allows you to choose the image quality. Since JPEG
is a Lossy compression scheme, selecting higher quality
gives you less compression. To choose the image quality,
move the Quality slide bar to the desired setting.
8. Choose OK.
The image is scanned and exported in the selected file format.
You can now import this file into your application software;
see your software manual for instructions.
Exiting EPSON Scan! II
To exit EPSON Scan! II, make sure you have saved or exported
your image file. Then choose Exit from the File menu.
Saving and Exporting Images
5-5
Chapter 6
Troubleshooting
If you have problems using the EPSON Scanning Utilities, or
with the quality of your printed or scanned images, check the
two sections in this chapter for possible solutions.
Problems Using the EPSON Scanning Utilities
When you select a TWAIN data source, EPSON Scanners is not
listed.
Either the EPSON Scanning Utilities were not installed or they
were not installed correctly. Reinstall the EPSON Scanning
Utilities; see Chapter 1 for instructions.
Nothing happens when you select Acquire.
Make sure your scanner is turned on and the cables are
connected properly.
EPSON Scanners may not be selected as the TWAIN data
source in your application. You’ll usually find the Select
TWAIN Source option under the File menu in your application.
If you are running Windows 3.1, you may not have restarted it
after you installed the EPSON Scanning Utilities. Restart
Windows 3.1 and try again.
The EPSON TWAIN data source file, or the SCSI support
software may not be installed correctly. Reinstall the EPSON
Scanning Utilities from your installation diskettes; see
Chapter 1 for instructions.
Troubleshooting
6-1
You may have selected the wrong port number or SCSI ID
during setup. Check the settings for your scanner and any
other SCSI devices you may have. Then reinstall the EPSON
Scanning Utilities.
You may have changed the interface from parallel to SCSI or
from SCSI to parallel without reinstalling the EPSON Scanning
Utilities. Reinstall the Utilities for the correct interface.
You may have tried to install the EPSON Scanning Utilities
using the EZ-SCSI Setup software when you were using an
interface card that does not support EZ-SCSI. The EPSON
Scanning Utilities supports only SCSI host adapter interface
cards which support EZ-SCSI, or are Adaptec compatible.
An error condition may have caused your application or the
TWAIN data source in the EPSON Scanning Utilities to stop
working correctly. Save any documents in process, close any
open applications, and exit Windows. Restart Windows to
restore the TWAIN data source, 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, reset your scanner by turning it off
and on or pushing the Reset button. Then restart your
computer and try again.
If you are using Windows 95, its hardware detection utility
may not have correctly detected the SCSI controller. Restart
Windows 95 and see the Windows 95 online Help utility for
instructions on detecting new hardware.
The system fails or an error message appears when you choose
Acquire from your application software.
You may have more than one TWAIN screen open at once.
Reset your computer and use only one active TWAIN screen.
6-2 Troubleshooting
Your scanned image may be too big. Reset your system and
reduce the size of the scanned image.
The EPSON Scanning Utilities do not start.
Make sure you are using a system with the minimum
requirements for the EPSON Scanning Utilities. See the
Introduction in this manual.
Check that the system requirements are correct for your
application software and that your software supports your
scanner model.
Be sure that you have correctly installed and set up your
application software.
See if your computer has enough memory to run your
software. If you are running other software at the same time,
using RAM resident programs, or have many device drivers
installed, the computer may not have enough memory left to
run the software. See the section on memory allocation in your
computer manual.
The scanner does not start scanning.
See that the scanner’s READY light is on.
Make sure that you have selected the correct interface port and
settings with your software. Also make sure the interface board
on your computer is properly installed.
If you are connecting the scanner with the SCSI interface, see
that the terminator and SCSI ID are correctly set up.
If you have other expansion cards in your computer, see that
they are not set at the same interrupt level as the interface card
for your scanner. See your computer manual and interface card
manual.
Troubleshooting 6-3
After choosing the Preview icon, the image does not appear in the
preview window.
Press Enter or click on the TWAIN preview window.
The scan is not the full width you selected in the preview area.
The EPSON ES-300C and ES-600C scanners restrict the scan
width to 4096 pixels at high resolutions. Choose a lower
resolution for a wider scan.
After scanning and opening several scanned images, your
application software fails and your scanned image is lost.
Save and close the scanned images before scanning a new one.
The size of your image increases after scanning it into your image
editing application.
Your image editing software may be converting the image to
full 24-bit data, which requires more disk space. See your
application software manual for more information.
An error in the scanner or a paper jam in the Automatic Document
Feeder caused an error message.
Remove the jammed paper or reset the scanner to clear the
error condition; then try scanning again.
The Sharpness setting is grayed out in the Image Controls dialog
box.
Your scanner does not support the Sharpness feature.
6-4 Troubleshooting
The Document Source setting is grayed out in the EPSON TWAIN
screen.
This is normal. You must first connect an optional Automatic
Document Feeder or a Transparency Unit to the scanner for
any Document Source option other than Flatbed.
The Preview button is grayed out when the Automatic Document
Feeder is selected under Document Source.
The preview feature is disabled when the Automatic Document
Feeder is selected because the document would have to be fed
through the feeder for the preview scan and then reinserted
into the feeder for the final scan. If necessary, use the document
table for previewing your document.
Auto Locate does not work when scanning two or more originals.
Make sure none of the documents are touching one another on
the document table.
When you scan a monochrome image, the scanned image is
reversed like a negative image.
If your application has an invert function, use it to reverse the
image, or use the Invert feature on the TWAIN advanced
screen.
Some applications misinterpret the scanner data; check with
your application’s manufacturer for an updated program
version.
Troubleshooting 6-5
The default settings for Image Type and Destination don’t meet
your specific scanning requirements.
You can define your own settings; see Chapter 3 of this manual.
The Halftone setting in the Image Type dialog box is grayed out.
Halftone and dither settings on most EPSON scanners are only
available when the Pixel Depth setting is set to Black & White
or 8 Colors (1 or 2 bits per pixel per color).
The application software displays an error message, freezes, or
fails after scanning.
Make sure you close the TWAIN screen before switching to
your application software. (Do not use the Windows Minimize
button.)
The image you scanned may be oversized. Try reducing its file
size by changing its resolution or dimension; then scan it again.
If you selected 16 Gray as the Pixel Depth setting, change to
256 Gray and try scanning again.
If you scanned an image at high resolution (800 dpi) and at the
maximum allowable width and using the Color Photo Image
Type setting, restart Windows and reduce the resolution and
the width of the scanned image. Then try scanning again.
If your application contains a scan manager feature, you may
have closed it before closing the EPSON TWAIN screen. Scan
your image again, but close the TWAIN screen before closing
your application’s scan manager.
If you selected 3-Pass scanning on the TWAIN screen, you may
need to free some space on your hard disk to scan.
6-6 Troubleshooting
After scanning with an image editing application, the scanned
image disappears.
Make sure you close the TWAIN screen before switching to
your application software. (Do not use the Windows Minimize
button.)
The rows in the screen calibration dialog box never seem to match
closely enough.
Try adjusting your monitor’s brightness and contrast settings.
The TWAIN screen changed its color settings after a preview scan.
Increase the number of colors or decrease the resolution your
monitor displays using Windows 3.1 Setup or Windows 95
Display.
The colors in the Color Filter wheel do not reflect the gradated
“rainbow” spectrum of colors.
Increase the number of colors or decrease the resolution your
monitor displays using Windows 3.1 Setup or Windows 95
Display.
You may be using an outdated video display driver. Check
with your computer manufacturer for an updated driver.
After changing video display resolutions, the computer display
seems smaller or different.
You need to adjust your monitor; see the manual that came
with it.
Troubleshooting 6-7
After starting a multipage scan using the Automatic Document
Feeder, the image editing application freezes, displays an error
message, or fails.
Reset the system and reduce the number of pages you are
scanning with the Automatic Document Feeder.
After closing the EPSON TWAIN screen, a partial image of the
screen appears over the scanned image.
Use the Up or Down arrow or the mouse to scroll the
application’s frame and clear the partial image.
Using CPI Image-In® Color Professional 3.1x or CPI Image-In
Scan&Paint 3.10x to acquire and scan an image, the application
failed.
Try selecting Color Photo as the Image Type and then convert
the image to the desired number of colors or grays within the
Image-In applications.
Make sure you have an updated TWAIN driver from CPI.
After selecting a part of an image to scan, the image did not scan
correctly.
Scan the whole image instead of a portion of it.
After changing the Windows video display setting to 1024 x 768
pixels, some icons, boxes, or slide bars in the TWAIN screen look
out of proportion.
Reset your Windows video display to 800 x 600 pixels.
6-8 Troubleshooting
Using Adobe Photoshop 3.0.4 with Windows 95, you cannot select
a 32-bit TWAIN data source.
You need to obtain patch files from Adobe Photoshop to allow
the program to use the 32-bit TWAIN data source. See the
instructions at the end of Chapter 1.
Problems With Image Quality
The entire image is distorted or blurred.
Make sure that the document is placed flat against the
document table.
You may have moved the document during scanning. Check
the position of the document.
See that the scanner is not tilted or placed on an unstable
surface.
Part of the image is distorted or blurred.
Part of the original may be wrinkled, warped, or not in contact
with the document table. Be sure the document is flat.
Caution:
Do not place heavy objects on the document table.
The edges of the document are not scanned.
The document table has non-readable areas around the edges.
Adjust your document’s position so that the image comes
inside the readable area.
Troubleshooting 6-9
Color is patchy or distorted at the edges of the document.
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 having outside light interfere.
If part of the original is outside the document table, the edge
may not be in contact with the document table and may be
discolored. Change the position of the original.
The image is faint or out of focus.
Make sure the document is placed flat on the document table.
Check your Gamma Correction setting.
Make the Brightness setting darker.
Make sure you have calibrated your monitor and printer to
your scanner, and that you are using the resulting calibration
profile. See Chapter 2 for more information.
The image is too dark and without details.
Adjust the Brightness, Gamma Correction, and Shadow
settings to lighter values and scan the image again. Also check
the brightness and contrast values of your monitor.
Check that the Destination output device is set correctly. If it is
set to Screen, output on the printer may be too dark.
Straight lines in the image are jagged.
The document may be placed at an angle on the document
table. Align it so that the horizontal and vertical lines are
carefully aligned with the rulers on the document table.
6-10 Troubleshooting
The image does not look the same as the original.
Make sure you have performed the calibration procedures and
selected the correct printer profile; see Chapter 2 for more
information.
Try different combinations of scanner settings.
Check that your software is correctly installed.
If you are importing an image file into your application
software, see if the file format is acceptable for your software.
Also check that the settings of your application and your image
match. See your application software manual.
A line of dots is always missing on the scanned image.
If this happens on your printed image, your printer or its print
head may have a problem or need cleaning; see your printer
manual.
If this happens on both your screen and printout, the scanner’s
sensor may be malfunctioning. Consult your dealer.
Using halftoning, textured dot patterns appear in the image.
This is normal; see your scanner manual for examples of
halftoning.
The color on the video display seems different from that of the
original image.
Depending on your monitor, its resolution/color settings, and
your EPSON TWAIN settings, the screen colors may be
different from the original. This may be normal, especially if
the colors in the printed image more closely match the original.
Troubleshooting
6-11
Make sure you have correctly performed the calibration
process in EPSON Scan! II. Recalibrate and try again.
Check your scanner settings-such as Pixel Depth, Gamma
Correction, and Color Adjustment-or try a different
combination of these settings.
The printed color seems different from that of the originals.
Check that you have correctly performed the printer calibration
process in EPSON Scan! II using the correct printer profile.
Recalibrate and try again.
The colors in the printed image may not match the colors of the
original image exactly because the scanning and printing
processes use two different color interpreting technologies.
The printed image is larger or smaller than the original size.
Check the image size settings in your application and TWAIN.
You may also have used the Zoom Preview icon. Do not use
the size of the image on your monitor to judge the printed size.
The image cannot be printed on the printer, the printout is
garbled, or the printout is not an image.
Check that the printer is properly connected to the computer
and is correctly set up; see your printer manual.
Check that your software is properly installed and set up for
your printer; see your software manual.
6-12 Troubleshooting
Images cannot be scanned at all or only a few dots appear in the
scanned image.
Try different EPSON TWAIN settings. Be aware that some
settings disable others for a particular effect. Also, depending
on your scanner, some features may not be available.
Set the Brightness, Highlight, or Gamma Correction to
darker settings and scan the image again.
If you selected Line Art as the Image Type setting and any
setting other than Screen as your Destination setting, try
increasing the Threshold setting to a higher value.
Moiré (interference) patterns appear in the scanned image.
Moiré patterns commonly occur when you scan images that
include halftone screens. To minimize this effect, try any of the
following solutions:
Q Move or angle the original slightly
0 Change the Sharpness setting
0 Change the Scale setting slightly
CI
Scan in 3-pass mode.
When you select 16 Gray as a Pixel Depth setting, the scanned
image appears black in your application software.
Choose 256 Gray as a Pixel Depth setting and try scanning
your image again.
Troubleshooting
6-13
The image appears upside down and truncated in your application
software after scanning.
Before you scan the image, reduce its file size to less than 1MB
by adjusting the settings on the TWAIN advanced screen.
When you select 256 Color as a Pixel Depth setting, the scanned
image does not match the previewed image.
Select Color Photo as the Image Type and try scanning again.
Select 16 Million Colors for Pixel Depth and try scanning again.
The image looks corrupted.
Check your printer driver settings. If the paper size is set larger
than Letter or A4, select a smaller paper size or the maximum
paper size your scanner can support. See your scanner
documentation for more information.
You may need to choose a lower resolution for the video
display setting using Windows 3.1 Setup or Windows 95
Display. See your Windows documentation or online help for
more information.
If you change the Windows video display setting, make sure to
perform another screen calibration.
6-14 Troubleshooting
Appendix
This appendix lists the default settings for the Image Type and
Destination options in EPSON TWAIN.
Default Image Type settings
l&million colors, best quality. and 1 pass scanning
256 grays. best quality, and 1 pass scanning
Color Halftone
8 colors, Mode A (Hard Tone) halftone, draft quality,
and 1 pass scanning
Color Drawing
8 colors, draft quality, and 1 pass scanning
Black & White
Halftone
Black-and-white, Mode A (Hard Tone) halftone, draft
quality, and 1 pass scanning
Line Art
Black-and-white, draft quality, and 1 pass scanning
OCR
Black-and-white. draft quality, 1 pass scanning, and
Text Enhancement Technology On
Default Destination settings
Destination
Default setting
Impact Dot
Printer
360 dpi resolution for line drawings and halftone
images, 120 dpi resolution for photos, and calibration
for Dot Impact printers
Thermal Printer
360 dpi resolution for line drawings and halftone
images, 120 dpi resolution for photos, and calibration
for Thermal printers
Inkjet Printer
360 dpi resolution for line drawings and halftone
images, 120 dpi resolution for photos, and calibration
for Inkjet printers
Laser Printer
300 dpi resolution for line drawings and halftone
images, 100 dpi resolution for photos, and calibration
for Laser Printers
Appendix 1
Default Destination settings (continued)
Destination
Default setting
Fax
200 dpi resolution for line drawings and halftone
images, 200 dpi resolution for photos, and calibration
for Inkjet printers
OCR
300 dpi resolution for line drawings, halftone images,
and photos, with General calibration
Laser 600 dpi
600 dpi resolution for line drawings and halftone
images, 200 dpi resolution for photos, and calibration
for Laser Printer 600
Stylus COLOR
800 dpi resolution for line drawings and halftone
images, 240 dpi resolution for photos, and calibration
for Stylus COLOR Printers
Stylus Pro XL
800 dpi resolution for line drawings and halftone
images, 240 dpi resolution for photos, and calibration
for Stylus Pro XL Printers
Stylus Pro
800 dpi resolution for line drawings and halftone
images, 240 dpi resolution for photos, and calibration
for Stylus Pro Printers
Stylus COLOR II
800 dpi resolution for line drawings and halftone
images, 240 dpi resolution for photos, and calibration
for Stylus COLOR II Printers
Stylus COLOR IIs
800 dpi resolution for line drawings and halftone
images, 240 dpi resolution for photos, and calibration
for Stylus COLOR Ils Printers
Calibration
Profile
180 dpi resolution for line drawings, halftone images,
and photos, with General calibration
Icon Glossary
This glossary describes the TWAIN icons. If you want to know
what a specific icon does, locate the icon in this glossary; then
read its description. Some icons open dialog boxes which
contain more icons.
Preview. Allows you to see your entire image before
scanning it. Once an image is in the preview window, you
can check its width, height, and file size on the screen.
Previewing also allows you to see the effects of changes
you make to your image.
Zoom Preview. Allows you to select a specific area of an
image in the preview window and preview it again so that
only the selected portion of the image is shown. Use the
mouse to select the part of the image you want to preview.
Invert. Allows you to change negative images into positive
images, or positive images into negative images.
Auto Exposure. When you click this icon, the Highlight and
Shadow settings in the Image Controls dialog box are
automatically set. When you select Scan from the easy
screen, TWAIN uses these settings.
Icon Glossary
1
Auto Locate. Allows you to automatically select just the
image. If your preview window contains more than one
image and you only need one, roughly select the image you
want by dragging the mouse pointer and clicking the Auto
Locate icon. When you select Scan from the easy screen,
TWAIN uses this setting.
Lock and Unlock. Allow you to lock or unlock the
current width, height, unit, or scale settings for an image.
The default setting is unlock.
Image Controls. Opens the Image Controls dialog box,
which contains the settings described below.
Brightness Comparison. Allows you to compare three or
five image samples of varying brightness. The middle
sample reflects the current setting.
Contrast Comparison. Allows you to compare three or five
image samples of varying color contrast. The middle
sample reflects the current setting.
Highlight Comparison. Allows you to compare three or five
image samples of varying highlight intensity or color. The
middle sample reflects the current highlight setting.
2
Icon Glossary
Shadow Comparison. Allows you to compare three or five
image samples of varying shadow intensity or color. The
middle sample reflects the current shadowsetting.
Sharpness Comparison. Allows you to compare three or five
image samples of varying sharpness. The middle sample
reflects the current sharpness setting.
Threshold Comparison. Allows you to compare three or five
image samples of varying black and white contrast. The
middle sample reflects the current threshold setting.
Gamma Correction and Gamma Correction Comparison.
Opens the Gamma Correction dialog box, which contains
settings for adjusting gamma levels when you want to alter
the midtones, highlights, and shadows in an image. This
lets you more accurately modify an image to reflect the
tones in the original and bring out the details in shadow
areas.
The Gamma Comparison icon allows you to compare three
or five image samples of varying tonal quality. The middle
sample reflects the current gamma adjustment.
Icon Glossary 3
Color Adjustment. Opens the Color Adjustment dialog box,
which lets you adjust colors in an image using the settings
described below.
Gray Balance Comparison. Allows you to compare three or
five varying casts of gray in image samples so you can
select the most neutral gray.
Saturation Comparison. Allows you to compare three or five
image samples of varying color saturations so you can
select the paleness or richness you want in an image.
Three-pass scanning ignores saturation settings.
Color Filter Comparison. Allows you to compare three or
five image samples of varying colors so you can select the
specific color effect you want in an image. Three-pass
scanning ignores color filter settings.
4 Icon Glossary
Term Glossary
Application Program
A software program designed to perform a specific task, such
as word processing, image editing, or spreadsheet functions.
Automatic Document Feeder
A scanner accessory that automatically feeds a stack of paper
into the scanner.
Bidirectional Parallel Interface
An interface for communicating between the computer and the
scanner.
Brightness
A scanner software function to lighten or darken the output
image data.
Calibration
A process that adjusts the color or black and white values in
the scanned image file to compensate for the effects that
software programs, printers, and monitors have on the image.
Calibration produces a final output that more closely reflects
the original.
Color Correction
A method of adjusting the color image data for a particular
type of device so that the reproduction results are close to the
original colors.
Color Filter
An EPSON TWAIN setting that lets you modify the color of an
entire image.
Color Separation
A process to convert full-color images into a limited number of
primary colors. The additive primary colors (red, green, and
blue) are used by the scanner and the subtractive primary
colors (cyan, magenta, and yellow) plus black are used for
printing press separations.
Term Glossary 1
Contrast
The range between the darkest and lightest shades in an image.
Destination
A set of resolution and calibration settings that match the
characteristics of the scan to the final output device. EPSON
TWAIN provides several Destination settings to adjust your
scanned image to suit the output device you intend to use. You
can also define your own Destination settings.
Device
A piece of computer equipment that performs a specific task,
such as a disk drive, a monitor, a printer, or a scanner. Also
called a peripheral.
Device Driver
A file containing instructions that allow your computer to
recognize and control a device (such as a monitor, printer, or
scanner).
DIB
Device-Independent Bitmap. A graphics format for Windows
version 3.0 or later.
Dithering
A process in which software or an output device simulates
continuous tones with repeating patterns of dots.
DPI
Dots per inch. A unit of measurement for resolution. The
higher the value, the higher (finer) the resolution.
Dropout
A scanner software setting which lets you instruct your scanner
to ignore a color.
EPSF
Encapsulated PostScript File. An industry standard file format
supported by most applications.
Exposure
The brightness and contrast of an image.
2 Term Glossary
File Format
The manner in which a graphic image is stored on the disk.
Gamma Correction
A method of adjusting the transfer curve so that the
reproduction results on different types of output devices have
gradations similar to the original image.
Gray Balance
An EPSON TWAIN software setting that lets you adjust the
grayness of any area of an image. You can remove color casts
and discoloration to make the grays in an image more neutral.
Grayscale
The measure of grayness of any area of an image. When an
image is scanned, the gray level of each pixel is determined.
Halftone
An image type which simulates grayscale by varying the sizes
of the dots printed.
Halftoning
A process of converting continuous tones into digital data so
that the output data simulates the tones.
Highlight
The lightest portion of an image.
Image Type
The way an image will be scanned or reproduced. EPSON
TWAIN provides Pixel Depth, Halftone, Dropout, and Quality
settings to adjust the scanned image you are creating. You can
also define your own image type settings.
Interface
The connection between or among computer devices.
JPEG
Joint Photographic Experts Group. JPEG is standard file format
for Lossy data compression and is supported by many
applications.
Term Glossary 3
Jumper
A small device that connects pins on a circuit board and is used
to activate a particular function.
Line Art
An image made up of lines and solids with no grays.
Lossy
A data compression system that intentionally discards (or
loses) some data from the original image.
Midtone
The tonal value of a dot, located approximately halfway
between the highlight value and the shadow value.
Moire
An unwanted pattern that can occur when a halftone image is
scanned or when it is scaled in an application after it has been
scanned.
Path
The directory and subdirectories you specify to locate a file. For
example, the path for the TWAIN directory in Windows may
be C:\WINDOWS\TWAIN.
Pixel
Picture Element. Each image is composed of a number of
pixels. Pixels are sometimes called dots.
Pixel Depth
An EPSON TWAIN setting that lets you select the amount of
color information in a file.
Port
An interface channel through which data is transmitted
between devices.
Resolution
Indication of how finely an image is resolved into pixels.
Measured in dots per inch (dpi), pixels per inch (ppi), or
sometimes samples per inch (spi).
RLE Compression
Run-Length Encoding. A type of data compression.
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Term Glossary
Saturation
The amount of color in a specific hue. Unsaturated colors tend
to be pale. Saturated colors tend to be rich and vibrant.
Scaling
Reducing or increasing the size of an image.
scan
An operation performed by the sensor and the carriage of a
scanner. The image is divided into pixels by scanning.
Scanning Area
The physical size of the image that can be scanned by the
scanner.
SCSI
Small Computer System Interface. EPSON scanners may use
the Adaptec AHA-1510 SCSI host adapter card or any other
ASPI-compliant adapter card to communicate between the
computer and the scanner.
Shadow
The darkest area of an image. The range between highlight and
shadow determines the range and the color differentiation of
the image.
Sharpness
The measure of enhanced detail in an image.
Threshold
The point at which the gray values are changed to either black
or white.
TIFF5.0
Tagged Image File Format, version 5.0. TIFF is an industrystandard file format supported by many applications.
TIFF6.0(JPEG)
Tagged Image File Format, version 6.0 with JPEG compression.
TIFF and JPEG are industry-standard file formats supported by
many applications.
Term Glossary 5
Transfer Curve
A Gamma correction graph which shows the contrast ratio
between the input (original image) and output (image data) in
image processing.
Transparency Unit
A scanner accessory which allows the
such as transparencies.
scanner
to use materials
TWAIN
An open industry interface allowing you to acquire image data
directly from external sources without leaving your current
application.
Zoom
The ability to enlarge a portion of an image.
6 Term Glossary
Index
A
Accessories, purchasing, Intro-4 to
Intro-5
Acquire & Export option, 5-3 to 5-5
Acquire option, 3-2, 5-1, 6-1
Additive color process, 2-1
Adobe Photoshop, 1-3 to 1-4,6-9
Advanced screen
accessing, 3-2, 3-5
Destination settings, 3-10 to 3-13
Image Type settings, 3-6 to 3-9
preview features, 3-13 to 3-15
scanning using, 3-15 to 3-16
special effects, 4-1 to 4-9
using 3-5 to 3-15
Auto Exposure, 4-9
Auto Locate, 3-14, 3-16, 4-9, 6-5
Automatic Document Feeder, 3-3,
6-5,6-8
Automatic features, 4-9
B
Best Quality mode, 3-7 to 3-8
Bit modes, see Data
Brightness, 4-2 to 4-4, 6-7, 6-10, 6-13
Bulletin Board Service, EPSON,
Intro-5
C
Calibration
chart, 2-4 to 2-7
monitor, 2-1 to 2-3, 4-2
printer, 2-3 to 2-9
problems, 6-7, 6-10 to 6-12
profile, see Calibration profile
screen, 2-1 to 2-3, 4-2
system, 2-1 to 2-9
Calibration profile
creating 2-6 to 2-5
enabling, 4-2
EPSON Stylus printers, 2-4, 2-8, 3-12
exporting chart, 2-4 to 2-6
modifying, 3-12 to 3-13
scanning using, 2-8 to 2-9
selecting, 3-12
Capturing images, 3-1 to 3-16
Cautions, Intro-4
CMYK, 2-1
Color
adjustment, 4-6 to 4-8, 6-12
buttons, 4-3, 4-7
correction, 4-6 to 4-8
filters, see Color Filters option
optimum resolution, 3-10 to 3-11
problems, 6-7, 6-10 to 6-12
processes, 2-1, 6-12
removing, 4-8
resolution, see Resolution
saturation, see Saturation
separation, 2-6
settings, 4-6 to 4-8
Color Filters option, 3-8, 4-6 to 4-8,
6-7
Color Photo option. 2-7, 3-4, 6-6, 6-8,
6-14
Comparisons, 4-2 to 4-5, 4-7 to 4-8
Compression, 5-3, 5-5
CompuServe, Intro-6
Configuration
system, Intro-2 to Intro-3
TWAIN, 2-3, 4-1 to 4-2
Contrast, 4-2 to 4-4, 6-7
Create Calibration Profile option, 2-6
to 2-8
Customer support, Intro-4 to Intro-6
Index 1
Data
24-bit mode, 3-15, 6-4
32-bit source, Intro-1, 1-3 to 1-4,6-9
formats, 3-6
source, 1-3 to 1-4, 6-1 to 6-2, 6-9
Default settings, 3-4 to 3-5, A-1 to
A-2
Destination
advanced screen options, 3-5 to 3-15
button, 2-8, 3-10
default settings, A-1 to A-2
easy screen options, 3-3 to 3-5
problems, 6-6, 6-10
Display, see Video display
Dither options, 3-7 to 3-8, 6-5
Document Source option, 3-3, 6-5
Document table, 3-3, 3-16, 6-5,
6-9 to 6-10
Draft Quality mode, 3-7 to 3-8
Dropout setting, 3-7 to 3-8
EPSON Scan! II
acquiring and exporting images,
5-3 to 5-5
calibrating with, see Calibration
exiting 5-5
exporting images, 5-1 to 5-5
file format, 5-1 to 5-2
installing 1-1 to 1-3
introduction, Intro-1 to Intro-2
problems, 6-1 to 6-9
requirements, system, Intro-2 to
Intro-3
saving images, 5-1 to 5-2
testing 1-3
EPSON TWAIN, see TWAIN
Errors, 6-2, 6-4, 6-6
ES-300C scanner restrictions, 3-8, 4-2
to 4-4, 4-6, 4-9, 6-4
ES-600C scanner restrictions, 6-4
Export Calibration Chart option, 2-4
to 2-6
Exporting images, 5-1 to 5-6
E
F
Easy screen
accessing 3-2
Destination setting 3-4 to 3-5
Document Source setting 3-3
Image Type setting 3-4
scanning using, 3-15 to 3-16
Electronic support services, Intro-5
to Intro-6
Enable Screen Calibration option,
2-3, 4-2
EPSF, 5-3 to 5-4
EPSON
Accessories, Intro-5
America Forum, CompuServe,
Intro-6
Bulletin Board Service, Intro-5
Customer Care Centers, Intro-4
electronic support, Intro-5 to Intro-6
World Wide Web site, Intro-5
File
24-bit data, 3-15, 6-4
EPSON Scan! II, 5-1 to 5-2
formats, 2-5, 5-1 to 5-5, 6-11
size, 3-11, 3-14 to 3-15, 6-6, 6-12
Flatbed setting, 3-3
D
2 Index
G
Gamma correction, 4-4 to 4-6, 6-10,
6-12 to 6-13
Gray Balance, 4-6 to 4-7
Grayscale, 3-11
H
L
Halftone setting 3-7 to 3-8, 4-3, 6-6,
6-11
Height setting, 3-14 to 3-15
Help, where to get, Intro-4 to Intro-6
Highlight setting 4-2 to 4-4, 6-13
Line Art, 3-11, 6-13
Lock setting, 3-15
Lossy compression scheme, 5-3, 5-5
I
Manual, how to use, Intro-3
Measurement units, 3-14
Memory, 6-3
Moire patterns, 6-13
Monitor calibration, see Calibration
Multipage scanning 3-3, 6-8
Image
acquiring and exporting 5-3 to 5-5
adjusting preview, 3-14 to 3-15
exporting 5-1 to 5-5
file size, 3-11, 3-14 to 3-15, 6-6, 6-12
inverting 4-8, 6-5
monochrome, 6-5
negative, 6-5
previewing, see Preview
quality, 3-7 to 3-8, 5-3, 5-5,6-9 to 6-14
swing, 4-1 to 4-2, 5-1 to 5-2
scale, 3-15, 6-13
scanning, 3-15 to 3-16
size, 3-14 to 3-15, 6-12
Image Controls
icon, 4-2
settings, 4-2 to 4-4
Image editing software, 3-16, 4-1,
6-4, 6-7, 6-9
Image Type option
advanced screen, 3-5 to 3-9, 4-3
default settings, 6-6, A-1
easy screen, 3-4
Installation, EPSON Scanning
Utilities, 1-1 to 1-4, 6-1
Invert feature, 4-8, 6-5
J
JPEG, 5-3 to 5-5
M
N
Net screen options, 3-7 to 3-8
Notes, Intro-4
Number of comparison samples
option, 4-2
0
OCR option, 3-4 to 3-5, 3-9
Online support, Intro-5 to Intro-6
Optimum resolutions, 3-11
P
Paper jam, 6-4
Paper size, 6-14
Photoshop, 1-3 to 1-4, 6-9
Pixel Depth setting 3-6, 3-8, 4-3, 5-3
to 5-4, 6-6, 6-12 to 6-14
Preview
adjusting 3-14 to 3-15
area, 3-13 to 3-16, 4-3, 4-9, 6-4
icon, 3-13, 4-3, 6-4
problems, 6-4, 6-14
saving image, 4-1 to 4-2
zoom, see Zoom Preview
Index 3
Printer calibration, see Calibration
Printer driver, 6-14
Problems
EPSON Scanning Utilities, 6-1 to 6-9
Image quality, 6-9 to 6-14
Profile, see Calibration profile
Q
Quality setting 3-7 to 3-8
Quality slide bar, 5-3, 5-5
R
READY light, 6-3
Requirements, system, Intro-2 to
Intro-3, 6-3
Reset button, 4-4, 4-6 to 4-7
Resolution
limitations, 3-13, 6-4, 6-6, 6-11, 6-14
optimum scanning 3-11
selecting 3-10 to 3-11
RGB, 2-1
Rulers setting, 3-14
S
Samples, comparison, 4-2
Saturation, 3-8, 4-7 to 4-8
Save Preview Image and Settings
option, 4-2
Scale setting 3-15, 6-13
Scan manager, 6-6
Scanners
compatible, Intro-3
ES300C, 3-8, 4-2 to 4-4, 4-6, 4-9,
6-4
ES-600C, 6-4
4
Index
Scanning options
1 pass sequence, 3-7 to 3-8
3 pass sequence, 3-7 to 3-8, 4-8
6-6, 6-13
advanced screen, 3-5 to 3-15
easy screen, 3-3 to 3-5
special effects, 4-1 to 4-9
using calibration, 2-8 to 2-9
Scanning Sequence setting, 3-7 to 3-8
Scanning Utilities, EPSON, see
EPSON Scan! II and TWAIN
Screen calibration, see Calibration
SCSI
problems, 6-1 to 6-3
settings, 1-1 to 1-2
Selection matrix, 3-8
Service bureau, printer, 2-6
Service, EPSON, Intro-4 to Intro-6
Shadow setting, 4-2 to 4-4, 6-10
Sharpness setting 4-3, 6-4, 6-13
Size, see Image and File
Software installation, 1-1 to 1-4
Special effects, 4-1 to 4-9
Subtractive color process, 2-1
Support services, Intro-4 to Intro-6
System requirements, Intro-2 to
Intro-3, 6-3
T
Technical help, Intro-4 to Intro-6
Telephone numbers, EPSON, Intro-4
to Intro-6
Text Enhancement Technology
option, 3-4 to 3-5, 3-7, 3-9
Threshold setting, 4-3, 6-13
TIFF5.0, 5-3 to 5-5
TIFF6*0(JPEG), 5-3 to 5-5
Tips, Intro-3
Transparency Unit, 3-3, 6-5
Troubleshooting 6-1 to 6-14
TWAIN
accessing, 3-2
advanced screen, see Advanced
screen
automatic features, 4-9
compliant applications, 5-1
configuration, 2-3, 4-1 to 4-2
data source, 1-3 to 1-4, 6-1 to 6-2, 6-9
default settings, A-1 to A-2
easy screen, see Easy screen
installing 1-1 to 1-4
introduction, Intro-1 to Intro-2
problems, 6-1 to 6-9
requirements, system, Intro-2 to
Intro-3
scanning using, 3-15 to 3-16
special effects, 4-1 to 4-9
testing 1-3
U
Units, measurement, 3-14
Utilities, EPSON Scanning, see
EPSON Scan! II and TWAIN
V
Variations between samples option,
4-2
Video display, 3-13, 6-11, 6-14
w
Warnings, Intro-3
Width setting 3-14 to 3-15
World Wide Web site, Intro-5
Z
Zoom Preview, 3-13, 4-3, 6-12
Index
5
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