Online Reference Guide


How To

Save Your Scanned File

When you see the File Save Settings window, follow the steps below to save your scanned image to a file.

Specify a location where the scanned images are saved. If you want to change the default location, click Browse and select the desired folder.

If the Show this dialog box before next scan box is not checked, the File Save Settings dialog box does not appear automatically. To open the dialog box, click the arrow to the right of the Scan button and then select File Save Settings.

Specify a file name with an alphanumeric character string (prefix) and a 3-digit number (start number).

If you want to change the file name, type an alphanumeric character string in the Prefix and select the start number. The file name is generated with a combination of the prefix and number specified here.

  • The following characters cannot be used in the prefix:
    \, /, :, ., *, ?, ", < >|
  • The number must be 3 digits.

Select a file format. See the following table for file format information. Depending on the selected file format, the Options button is available and you can make detailed settings for saving the scanned image.

(File Extension)



Standard image file format used in Windows. Most Windows applications (including word processing applications) can read and prepare images in this format.


Compressed file format. The compression quality can be selected; the JPEG format enables a relatively high compression ratio. However, the higher the compression ratio, the lower the image quality. (Note that the original data cannot be restored.) In addition, the quality deteriorates every time the data is saved. TIFF format is recommended for images that will be modified.


File format created for exchanging data among many applications such as graphic and DTP software. When scanning black & white images, you can specify the compression type.

Multi-TIFF (*.TIF)

TIFF format where multiple pages are saved to the same file. When you scan documents using the Automatic Document Feeder, they are all stored in the same file. (With other formats, each document is saved in a separate file.) However, to open Multi-TIFF files, you need an application supporting this format.


Document format which is independent of platforms. To use PDF documents, you need Adobe Acrobat Reader or Acrobat. When you scan documents using the Automatic Document Feeder, multiple pages are saved to a single file.

The checkboxes at the bottom of the window give you these options:

Click OK. EPSON Scan starts scanning.

The scanned image is automatically saved in the file and location you chose.



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