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Scanning

Using the Preview Window in EPSON Scan

Preview images
Using marquees

Preview images

Before you scan an image, you can use the Preview window to see the effects of most EPSON Scan settings and make additional image adjustments.

Clicking the Preview button starts prescanning and previews the image. Depending on the scanning mode and the Document Type settings, a small arrow appears to the right of the Preview button, allowing you to select a preview method. Click the arrow and select Thumbnail or Normal to change the preview method.

Note:
If there is no arrow to the right of the Preview button, EPSON Scan automatically uses the Normal Preview method when previewing an image.

Normal preview

The Normal Preview method allows you to see the entire previewed image and the effects of settings you made, and to make additional image adjustments. You can also use marquees to scan selected portions of an image. For details on marquees, see Using marquees.

Click the Zoom Preview button to zoom in on a selected area of the image. Use a marquee to select the part of the image you want to zoom in and then click this button. An enlargement of the selection appears in the Zoom menu, allowing you to see the effects of your settings in more details.

Note:
When the output size of the scanned image is already decided, select an appropriate setting from the Target Size list. A marquee proportional to the measurements of the Target Size setting appears in the Preview window. You can move this marquee to the area of the image you want to scan. For more details, see the online help.

Thumbnail preview

The Thumbnail Preview method allows you to preview multiple images in a thumbnail layout. EPSON Scan automatically locates the target images and applies the Auto Exposure feature to each image. You can modify each thumbnail image and make additional image adjustments. You can also use marquees to scan selected portions of an image. For details on marquees, see Using marquees.

To scan an image that appears as a thumbnail, select the check box under the image you want to scan and then click Scan.

To modify a thumbnail image, click the image to select it and then choose the appropriate settings. The selected image has a blue frame around it.

To apply the same modifications to all of the thumbnail images at once, click All.

To enlarge a thumbnail image, select it and then click the Full Size tab. An enlargement of the selected image appears in the Full Size menu, allowing you to see the effects of your settings in more details.

Note:
  • When you double-click a thumbnail image, the image is zoomed in and the enlarged image is displayed in the Full Size menu.
  • When you click All in the Preview window, the Full Size tab is dimmed.


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Using marquees

A marquee is a frame that you draw around a portion of a previewed image to select it.

Normal Preview:
You can make up to 50 marquees and apply them to select an area you want to enlarge using the Zoom Preview button.

Thumbnail Preview:
You can make only one marquee for one thumbnail image.

To create a marquee, move the pointer over the image in the Preview window. The pointer becomes a set of cross-hairs. Hold down the mouse button and drag the cross-hairs over an area of the image, and then release the mouse button to create the marquee.

The frame around the marquee appears as a moving dotted line, indicating that it is active and can be resized.

The point where you first clicked is anchored, but the rest of the frame is sizable and movable.

When the mouse pointer is placed within the marquee (the frame of the selected image area), it changes to a hand. You can click and drag the marquee anywhere in the Preview window. If you drag the hand pointer while pressing the Shift key, the marquee becomes restricted to the vertical or horizontal movement.

When the mouse pointer is placed on the edge of the marquee, it changes to an arrow, allowing you to re-size the marquee. If you drag the arrow pointer while pressing the Shift key, the marquee is resized proportionally.

To remove or delete a marquee, click the marquee and then click the Delete marquee button.


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