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Scan an Image into an Application

Product support for: WorkCentre 6515

Article Id: 2066348.html | Published: 04/02/2018

This solution includes:

  • Scanning an Image into an Application
  • Example of Scanning an Image
  • Scanning an Image Using Windows Fax and Scan
  • Scanning from Windows Control Panel

You can import images directly from the scanner into a folder on your computer. With a Macintosh® computer, and some Windows applications, you can import the images directly into an application.

Scanning an Image into an Application

NOTE: Some Windows applications, including Office 2007, do not support this feature.

  1. Load the original document on the document glass or in the duplex automatic document feeder. See the Related Content for additional information.
  2. At your computer, open the application into which you want to scan the image.
  3. In the application, select the menu item to acquire the image.
  4. From the Paper Source menu in Windows, or from the Scan From menu on a Macintosh computer, select one of the following:
    • For the Document Glass, select Flatbed.
    • For the Duplex Automatic Document Feeder, select Document Feeder.
  5. Specify other scan driver settings as needed.
  6. To begin the scan, click Scan.
    The printer scans the document and places the image in your application.

Example of Scanning an Image

The following is an example for scanning an image using a TWAIN scan driver.

  1. At the printer, load the original document on the document glass or in the automatic document feeder. See the Related Content for additional information.
  2. At your computer, click Start > Programs > Microsoft Office > Microsoft Office Tools > Microsoft Clip Organizer or OneNote.
  3. Click File > Add Clips to Organizer > From Scanner or Camera.
  4. Click Device > TWAIN Driver.
  5. Click Custom Insert.
  6. For Scan Mode, select an option.
    • Preview/Scan Multiples: This mode configures the printer to allow you to preview and rearrange scanned images. You can also specify to include single scans or multiple scans in the same session.
    • Transfer Directly to App: This option bypasses the preview and sends the scanned images directly to the application.
  7. To select a size for the scanned image, click Original Size, then select a size.
  8. To select the sides to scan from the original, click Side to Scan, then select an option.
    • 1 Sided Scan: This setting scans only one side of the original document or image and produces 1-sided output files.
    • 2 Sided Scan: This setting scans both sides of the original document or image.
    • 2 Sided Scan, Rotate Side 2: This setting scans both sides of the original document or image, and rotates the second side by 180 degrees.
  9. To select the resolution to scan the image, click Resolution, then select an option.
    The scan resolution depends on how you plan to use the scanned image. Scan resolution affects both the size and image quality of the scanned image file. Higher scan resolution produces better image quality and a larger file size.
  10. To adjust the scan color, click Output Color, then select an option.
    • Automatically Detect: This option detects the color content in the original image. If the original image is color, the printer scans in full color. If the original image is a black and white document, the printer scans in black only.
    • Black and White: This setting scans in black and white only.
    • Color: This setting scans in full color.
    • Grayscale: This setting detects, then scans various shades of gray.
  11. To adjust the scan, click Scan Adjustments.
  12. Select a Scan Preset.
  13. Click Scan.

Scanning an Image Using Windows Fax and Scan

  1. Load the original document on the document glass or in the duplex automatic document feeder. See the Related Content for additional information.
  2. On your computer, select Start > All Programs > Windows Fax and Scan.
  3. From the Windows Fax and Scan window, click New Scan.
  4. To select your printer, click the Change button, select the device, then click OK.
  5. Select the paper source for your original document from the menu.
  6. Adjust scanning options as needed.
  7. To preview the document or select a portion of the document to scan, click Preview.
    The printer scans a preview copy of the image.
  8. To select part of the document, use the corner points to resize the frame.
  9. Click Scan.
    The scanned image is stored in the default Scanned Documents folder or in a folder that you selected.

Scanning from Windows Control Panel

  1. Load the original document on the document glass or in the duplex automatic document feeder. See the Related Content for additional information.
  2. On your computer, select Start > Devices and Printers.
  3. From the Devices and Printers window, right-click the printer icon, then select Start Scan.
  4. Select the paper source for your original document from the menu.
  5. Adjust scanning options as needed.
  6. To preview the document or select a portion of the document to scan, select Preview.
    The printer scans a preview copy of the image.
  7. To select part of the document, use the corner points to resize the frame.
  8. Click Scan.
  9. To import the scan, in the Import Pictures and Video window, click Import.
    The scanned image is stored in the default My Pictures folder.

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