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Scan Using the Apple Macintosh Printers and Scanners Program or the Image Capture Application

Product support for: Xerox B215 Multifunction Printer, Xerox B215 Multifunction Printer Family

Article Id: 2109081.html | Published: 05/24/2021

This section describes the procedure for scanning using applications on a Macintosh computer running Mac OS X 10.9 or later.

For Macintosh scanning, the Printer Driver with the Printers & Scanners program, or an application such as Image Capture must be installed. Printer drivers for Macintosh can be downloaded from www.xerox.com.

Before you begin:

  • Ensure the Scan function has been set up for your device.
  • Ensure the applications required are loaded on your Macintosh computer and ready to use.

Use TWAIN-compliant software to apply more scan options. You can also scan using TWAIN-compliant software, such as Adobe Photoshop. For information about using the TWAIN driver, refer to Scan Using TWAIN and WIA.

Scanning Using the Printers and Scanners Program

Make sure that the printer is powered on and connected to your computer using a USB cable, or installed on the network. Download and install the scan driver, refer to Installing Printer Software.

  1. At the printer, load originals face up into the automatic document feeder, or place a single original face down on the document glass.
  2. At your Macintosh computer, open System Preferences, then select Printers & Scanners.
  3. From the list of printers, select the printer required.
  4. Select Scan, then click Open Scanner.
  5. Select the features for the scan job.
  6. Click Scan. The original document is scanned and saved to the specified folder.

Scanning Using the Image Capture Application

Before you begin:

Make sure that the printer is powered on and connected to your computer using a USB cable, or installed on the network

Make sure the Printer Software has been installed. For details, refer to Install Printer Drivers and Software for Apple Macintosh.

  1. At the printer, load originals face up into the automatic document feeder, or place a single original face down on the document glass.
  2. At your Macintosh computer, open the Applications folder and click Image Capture.
  3. From the list of Devices, select the printer required.

    Note: Network devices are listed as SHARED devices.

  4. Select the features for the scan job.
    For information about the scan options, refer to Macintosh Scan Options table below.
  5. Click Scan.
    The original document is scanned and saved to the specified folder.

    Note: If scanning does not operate in Image Capture, update Mac OS to the latest version. Image Capture operates correctly in Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher, and Mac OS X 10.4.7 or higher.

Macintosh Scan Options

Macintosh Scan Options

FeatureDescriptionOption
Scan ModeUse this option to select the scanning input area.- Flatbed: From Document Glass
- Document Feeder
KindSelect to produce black and white, grayscale or color output.- Text
- Black & White
- Color
ResolutionAffects the appearance of the scanned image. A higher resolution produces a better quality image. A lower resolution reduces communication time when sending the file over the network.75 dpi to 600 dpi
SizeAllows you to specify the size of the image to be scanned. Use Custom Size to enter non-standard size.- A4, Letter, Legal
- US Custom Size
OrientationUse to specify the orientation of the original document being scanned.- Portrait
-Landscape
- Reversed Portrait
- Reversed Landscape
Scan ToUse to specify the destination for the file being scanned.- A list of available folders is displayed.
- Use Other to select additional folders.
NameUse to create a name for the scanned documentEnter a name for the scanned file. The file name is appended with a number for subsequent scans.
FormatDetermines the type of file created.JPEG, TIFF, PNG, JPEG 2000, GIF, BMP, PDF
Image
Correction
Use to adjust the image quality settings used when scanning the original documents.- None
- Manual: Brightness, Tint, Temperature


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