Adjust the following settings, if required, in the Scanner window:
a. Scan (type of document)
Photo: Select for scanning photo images. (Resolution, 300x300 dpi, Scan type 24bit color)
Web: Select for attaching the scanned image to web pages. (Resolution, 100x100 dpi, Scan type 24bit color)
Text: Select for scanning text documents. (Resolution, 200x200 dpi, Scan type Black & White)
This is how "sharp" and image will be based on the dots per an inch scanned (DPI). The higher the DPI the clearer the image will be, however the scan time and document size will increase.
150 x 150 DPI (recommended for text only scans)
200 x 200 DPI
300 x 300 DPI (recommended for OCR scan jobs, minimum for photos.)
400 x 400 DPI
600 x 600 DPI
c. Scan Type
This is the color scan option. The higher the color quality selected the longer the scan job will take to complete and the larger the file size will be.
Black & White (recommended for text only scans.)
Gray (Error Diffusion) (recommended for text only scans.)
True Gray (Recommended for gray scale photos or text.)
256 Color (recommended for picture graphics, and color charts.)
24bit Color (Recommended for high quality photos.)
*NOTE: Although using 24 bit color creates and images with the most accurate colors, the image file will be approximately three times larger than a file created with 256 color.
Adjust the setting (-50 to 50) to obtain the best image. The default value is 0, representing an average. You can set the level by dragging the slide bar to the right or left to lighten or darken the image. You can also type a value in the box for the setting. If the scanned image is too light, set a lower brightness value and scan the document again. If the image is too dark, set a higher brightness value and scan the document again.
*NOTE: Brightness setting is only available when Black & White, Gray (Error Diffusion), or True Gray is selected.
You can increase or decrease the contrast level by moving the slide bar to the left or right. An increase emphasizes dark and light areas of the image, while a decrease reveals more detail in gray areas. You can also type a value in the box for the setting.
*NOTE: The Contrast setting is only adjustable when you have selected one of the gray scale settings. It is not available when Black & White and Color settings as the Scan Type.
f. Document Size
Set the size to one of the following:
A4 210 x 297 mm
JIS B5 182 x 257 mm
Letter 8 1/2 x 11 in
Legal 8 1/2 x 14 in
A5 148 x 210 mm
Executive 7 1/4 x 10 1/2 in
Photo 4 x 6 in
Index Card 5 x 8 in
Photo L 89 x 127 mm
Photo 2L 127 x 178 mm
Postcard 1 100 x 148 mm
Postcard 2 148 x 200 mm
Custom (User adjustable from 0.35 x 0.35 in. to 8.5 x 14 in or 8.9 x 8.9 mm to 215.9 x 355.6 mm.)