Flatbed Scanning on a PC
Welcome to the Fine Arts Library Media Station! This tutorial is designed for the PC scanning station and will guide you through scanning documents or images.
Items Necessary to Use This Station
- Material to be scanned
- Storage for your images (CD-R, flash drive, Webspace, etc.)
Scanning Your Material
Open the cover of the scanner and place your document face down on top of the glass. Make sure that the document is flush with the top left corner of the scanner. Then close the scanner.
The scanner menu should automatically open on the computer desktop. If it doesn't, you can open it from the Epson Scan icon on the desktop.
First, choose the image type: use color (for color images or photos), grayscale (for black and white images or photos), or black and white (for text or rough scans).
Under size, choose auto-detect. The scanner will automatically detect the scanned image and choose the appropriate size.
You will also be asked to select your desired resolution. The highest resolution available is 1200 DPI. We suggest using 300 DPI.
Once you complete your settings you have the option to click "PREVIEW". A preview of your image will appear.
A selection window or marquee will appear over this image in the form of a flashing dotted line. Using the mouse, drag the marquee to surround the area you wish to scan and click the "SCAN" button.
You will be asked to choose the location where your scanned image will be saved. The media station computers will not save anything once you have logged off of them, so we recommend saving to the desktop, then transferring the file.
You can select a prefix to appear at the beginning of your document. For example, if you are scanning a collection Jackson Pollock images, you can choose to have the prefix, 'Pollock' included in your scanned image, such as Pollock1, Pollock2.
Lastly, you will select the image format in which you would like to save your scan. Your options are BMP, JPEG, TIF, and PDF. We recommend using JPEG for images and PDF for text document.
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