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How To

Save Files Directly with EPSON Scan

To save the scanned image without editing it, start EPSON Scan directly. After scanning, the scanned images are automatically saved as files to the folder specified in the File Save Settings dialog box.

Open the File Save Settings dialog box.

For Windows users:
Click Start, point to EPSON Scan and select EPSON Scan.

For users of Mac OS 8.6 to 9.x:
Select EPSON Scan from the Apple menu.

For Mac OS X users:
Click the EPSON Scan icon in the Applications folder.

If the Show this dialog box before next scan check box is clear, 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 location where the scanned images are saved. If you want to change the default location, click Browse (for Windows) or Choose (for Macintosh) and select the desired folder.

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 prefix and number specified here.

  • For Windows users, the following characters cannot be used in the prefix.
    \, /, :, ., *, ?, ", <, >, |
  • For Macintosh users, you cannot use colon (:) in the prefix.
  • The number must be 3 digits. When saving with the MS -DOS 8.3 format, make sure the prefix does not exceed 5 alphanumeric characters.

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

(File Extension)


BITMAP (*.BMP) (Windows only)

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

PICT (*.PCT) (Macintosh only)

Standard image file format for the Macintosh. Almost all software applications for the Macintosh (such as word processing software) support the PICT file format.


Compressed file format. The compression quality can be selected; the JEPG format enables relatively high compression ratio. However, the higher the compression ratio is, the lower the image quality becomes. (Note that the original data cannot be restored.) In addition, the quality deteriorates every time the data is saved. The TIFF format is recommended if modifications are required.


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.

Click OK.

The scanned image is automatically saved in the specified location.



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