Scanning in Home Mode

When you scan in Home Mode, Epson Scan automatically saves your scanned file in JPEG format in your operating system's Pictures or My Pictures folder, or opens it in your scanning program. You can select settings, preview, and change the scanned file settings as necessary.
  1. Start Epson Scan and select Home Mode as the Mode setting. You see this window:

  2. Select the Document Type setting that matches your original, such as Photograph or Text/Line Art.
  3. Select the Image Type setting that matches your original.
  4. Select the way you plan to use your scanned image as the Destination setting. (The Resolution setting is selected automatically based on the Destination setting you choose.)
    • Screen/Web: Select this option for images you will email, view on a computer screen, or post on the web.
    • Printer: Select this option for images you will print or documents you will convert to editable text using OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software.
    • Other: Select this option if you want to select a custom resolution for your image.
  5. If you selected Other in the last step, select the Resolution setting you want to use for your scan.
  6. Click the Preview button. Epson Scan previews your original and displays the result in a separate Preview window.
  7. If desired, select the area in your preview image that you want to scan (scan area).
  8. Select any of the image adjustment settings you want to use. Before making adjustments, click the image or scan area in the Preview window.
  9. If you want to reduce or enlarge your image as you scan, select the Target Size setting you want to use.
  10. Click Scan. You see the File Save Settings window.
  11. Change any of the necessary file save settings and click OK.
Epson Scan scans your original, and saves the file in the selected folder or opens it in your scanning program. If the file was saved directly to your computer, you see the file in the Windows Explorer or OS X Finder, where you can view and print the image, if desired.
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