Scan to Your Computer : Scan With Your Computer

Scan in Professional Mode (Fully Manual)
Start Epson Scan and make sure Professional Mode is selected as the Mode setting.
Follow the instructions in these sections to select settings as necessary for your type of original:
Select Document or Image Type
Select Scan File Destination and Scan Quality (Resolution)
Preview
Select Scanned Image Area
Adjust Image Quality
Select Scanned Image Size
Scan and View Image
 
See also:
Scan in Office Mode
Scan in Home Mode (Semi-Automatic)
Select Document or Image Type
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Select the basic type of original you’re scanning as the Document Type. Select Reflective for documents or photos.
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Select where you placed your originals as the Document Source setting. Select Auto Detect to locate the originals automatically, ADF - Single-sided or ADF - Double-sided (for documents placed in the Automatic Document Feeder), or Document Table (for documents placed on the scanner glass).
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Select the specific type of original as the Auto Exposure Type, such as Document or Photo.
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Select Scan File Destination and Scan Quality (Resolution)
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24-bit Color: for color photos
Color Smoothing: for color graphics, such as charts or graphs
8-bit Grayscale: for black-and-white photos
Black & White: for black text documents or line art
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Select your Resolution based on how and when you will enlarge your image. Resolution is indicated in dpi (dots per inch).
If you plan to enlarge the image so you can print it at a larger size, you may need to increase the resolution. Follow these guidelines:
You will enlarge the image as you scan it.
If you will enlarge the images in Epson Scan using the Target Size setting (Home and Professional modes only) you don’t need to increase the Resolution setting.
You will scan the image at its original size, but then enlarge it later in an image-editing program.
If you will enlarge your images later in an image-editing program, you need to increase the Resolution setting to retain a high image quality. Increase the resolution by the same amount you will increase the image size. For example, if the resolution is 300 dpi (dots per inch), and you will increase the image size by 200% later, change the Resolution setting to 600 dpi.
If you are scanning at 100% or reducing the size, select your Resolution based on how you will use the scanned image:
E-mail/view on a computer screen/post on the web: 96 to 150 dpi
Print/convert to editable text (OCR): 300 dpi
Fax: 200 dpi
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Preview
There are two types of preview available:
Thumbnail displays your previewed images as thumbnails with the scanned image area and exposure automatically selected. If the Thumbnail checkbox is checked, clicking the Preview button opens a thumbnail preview.
Normal displays your previewed images in their entirety so you can select the scanned image area and other settings manually. If the Thumbnail checkbox is unchecked, clicking the Preview button opens a normal preview.
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Click the Preview button to preview your images in a new Preview window.
If you’re using the Automatic Document Feeder, the preview scans the first page and ejects it. Place the page back on top of the other pages and reload them in the feeder.
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To zoom in on your preview image, click the  auto locate icon and click Zoom.
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Select Scanned Image Area
In thumbnail preview, your scanned image area is selected automatically.
In normal preview, you create the scanned image area by clicking a button.
You can adjust the scanned image area by creating and/or moving the dotted line (marquee) outlining the scan area:
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Thumbnail preview: Create a marquee by placing your cursor in one corner of the desired scan area, clicking, and dragging the cursor to the opposite corner.
Normal preview: Click the  auto locate icon to create a marquee.
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Tip:
To retain the marquee width/height proportions, hold the Shift key as you resize the marquee.
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Normal preview: You can create up to 50 marquees at a time, click the  copy marquee icon to copy existing marquees, or click the  delete marquee icon to delete the selected marquee.
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Adjust Image Quality
You can adjust exposure, brightness, and other image quality settings before you scan to improve your results. Scroll down to the Adjustments area to view all the options. Click the + icon next to a setting to change the level of adjustment.
Removes the rippled pattern that can appear in subtly shaded image areas, such as in skin tones. Also improves results when scanning magazine or newspaper images. The results of descreening do not appear in the preview image, only in your scanned image.
Backlight Correction
Click the  auto exposure button. To turn it on continuously, click the Configuration button, click the Color tab, and select Continuous auto exposure. You can adjust the level of exposure adjustment using the slider.
Provides a graphical interface for adjusting highlight, shadow, and gamma levels individually. For advanced users only. Click the  histogram adjustment button to use the settings.
Provides a graphical interface for adjusting tone levels individually. For advanced users only. Click the  tone correction button to use the settings.
Adjusts the overall image lightness and darkness. Click the  image adjustment button to access the setting.
Adjusts the difference between the light and dark areas of the overall image. Click the  image adjustment button to access the setting.
Adjusts the density of colors in the overall image. Click the  image adjustment button to access the setting.
Adjusts the balance of red, green, and blue colors in the overall image. Click the  image adjustment button to access the setting.
Provides a graphical interface for adjusting mid-tone levels, such as skin tones, without affecting the highlight and shadow areas of the image. For advanced users only. Click the  color palette button to use the settings.
Adjusts the level at which the black areas in text and line art are delineated, improving text recognition in OCR programs. (Available only when you select Black & White as the Image Type setting.)
Select Scanned Image Size
You can scan images at their original size, or reduce or enlarge them as you scan them. You can also select a specific scan size (such as 8 × 10 inch [203 × 254 mm] for photos) so you can crop the image using the correct proportions.
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Preview your original image.
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If you need to rotate the orientation of the scan area marquee, click the  orientation icon.
A dotted line (marquee) appears on your preview image proportioned for that size.
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Name the custom size, enter the size, click Save, and click OK. Then create a marquee on the preview image to define the scanned image area. The size is automatically proportioned.
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For additional sizing tools, click the + (Windows) or > (Macintosh) icon to open the tools.
Scale: reduces or enlarges your image by the percentage you enter
Trimming: turns automatic image cropping on or off (see Epson Scan Help for details)
 unlock icon: unlocks the width/height proportions of the scanned image size so you can adjust it without constraint
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Scan and View Image
After selecting your scan settings, you are ready to scan and view your scanned images.
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Click Scan.
Note:
If you started your scan from within a TWAIN-compatible scanning program, your scanned images open in the program window. Click Close to exit Epson Scan.
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Select the scan file settings you want to use from the window that appears.
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Now you can view and print your scanned images, attach them to an e-mail, and use them however you like.