Scanning


Placing Your Original Document

  1. Open the scanner lid.
  2. Place your document face-down on the glass, in the upper left corner. Move your document about 0.1 inch from the top and side edge so your entire document is scanned.


  3. Close the scanner lid.
  4. Note: If you place your document against the guides, the edges next to the guides won't be scanned.

    If you need to scan a thick document, such as a book, you can remove the scanner lid to scan. Just open the scanner lid completely and pull straight up. Gently press down the original to keep it flat on the document table. Be sure to replace the scanner lid when you're finished.

Using EPSON Smart Panel

EPSON Smart Panel is an easy, step-by-step interface for scanning, copying, and more. You can use it to launch a variety of programs on your computer, as described below, or use it with the EPSON Stylus Photo RX500 Scan button for automatic scanning, as described in Scanning to ArcSoft PhotoImpression.

Smart Panel Features
Description

Reprint Photos
Scans and prints photos in various sizes and layouts. Includes Color Restoration.

Scan and Save
Scan an image or document directly to a file on your hard drive. Supports PRINT Image Matching.

Copy Center
Scans and prints a document with the power and flexibility of a conventional photocopier.

Copy to Fax
When you install your own fax software, scans your image or document into your PC fax utility.

Edit Text
Scans text documents and converts them into editable text files on your computer with great accuracy.

View and Create

 

Scans a photo into ArcSoft PhotoImpressionTM where you can edit, retouch, enhance, and print it with templates, frames, and borders.

Scan to Application
Scans an image or document and lets you choose which program it launches for handling the scanned file.

Scan to E-mail
Scans an image or document and attaches it to an e-mail so you can send it right away.

EPSON Photo Site
Scans an image and uploads it to EPSON's photo-sharing web site.

For details on using all the Smart Panel features, click the ? button in Smart Panel or see the on-screen Smart Panel User Guide.

Scanning to ArcSoft PhotoImpression

  1. Place the document face-down on the glass, in the top, left corner as described in Placing Your Original Document.
  2. Double-click the  EPSON Smart Panel icon on your desktop.
  3. Note: You can also open EPSON Smart Panel in Windows by selecting Start > All Programs or Programs > EPSON Smart Panel > EPSON Smart Panel. On Macintosh, you can open Smart Panel from the Applications folder.



  4. Click the Scan and Save button. You see the following window:


  5. Select a file format, location, and file name, then click the Scan and Save button in the bottom right corner. Smart Panel starts EPSON Scan, which automatically scans your image. (You see your image displayed in the EPSON Scan window.)


  6. When scanning is done, ArcSoft PhotoImpression launches, and you see a thumbnail of your image. You can use PhotoImpression to enhance the image, add clip art or special effects, make photo projects like calendars or greeting card, or print, email, or upload the photo to an online photo sharing site.


  7. Note: For instructions on scanning with the other Smart Panel options, select ? in the Smart Panel window.

Scanning to a File

  1. Place the document face-down on the glass, as described in Placing Your Original Document.
  2. Start EPSON Scan.
  3. Windows: Select Start > All Programs or Programs > EPSON Scan > EPSON Scan.

    Macintosh: Double-click EPSON Scan in the Applications folder.

    You see the File Save Settings window:



  4. Type a name for your file in the Prefix box, select a file format in the Type box, and click OK.

EPSON Scan starts and scans your file to the location specified.

Advanced Scanning With EPSON Scan

EPSON Scan provides three scanning modes for progressive levels of control over your scanned image:

You can scan from any TWAIN-compliant application-such as Adobe Photoshop or ArcSoft PhotoImpression-using EPSON Scan. Or you can start EPSON Scan directly from your computer.

  1. Place your document or photo face-down on the glass, in the top, left corner as described in Placing Your Original Document. You can also place additional small documents or photos and scan them at the same time.
  2. Start your application, then go to step 3.
  3. Or do one of the following:

    • On Macintosh, double-click EPSON Scan in the Applications folder and go to step 4.
    • In Windows, select Start > All Programs or Programs > EPSON Scan> EPSON Scan and go to step 4.
  4. Open the File menu and choose Import or Acquire and select EPSON Stylus Photo RX500.


  5. EPSON Scan starts previewing your image in Full Auto Mode.

  6. To switch modes, click the Pause button at the bottom of the screen.


  7. Select Home Mode or Professional Mode from the Mode pull-down menu at the top of the screen.


  8. EPSON Scan previews your image and displays the screen for the mode you chose.



  9. If you don't see an automatic preview of your scan to the right of the EPSON Scan window, click the Preview button. After a moment, your image appears in the Preview window.


  10. Note: If you placed more than one document or photo on the document table, you see multiple images in the preview window.

  11. Click the  Auto Detect icon to crop the scan to the edges of your image, creating a movable outline called a "marquee." If you're scanning more than one image, the marquee surrounds all of them. (For information on adjusting the marquee, see Adjusting the Scan Area (Marquee).)
  12. Note: If your Home Mode preview image has a blue box around it, you're previewing in Thumbnail mode and can't create a marquee. Click the arrow beside the Preview button and select Normal from the menu that appears. Click the Preview button again to preview in normal mode.

  13. Choose Document Type, Image Type, and Destination settings that match the type of image you're scanning and the way you want to print or view it. (Click Help on the EPSON Scan screen for detailed information about all the available settings.)
  14. Note: The Document Type you select determines the other options that appear in the EPSON Scan window.

  15. Size and adjust your image settings as necessary.
  16. Make any other desired settings.For example, to improve the color of faded photos or negatives, click the Color Restoration box. If you're scanning film, click the Dust Removal box to reduce the appearance of dust on film.
  17. Note: The Dust Removal option is only available if you're scanning film. If you're using Professional mode, you may have to scroll to the bottom of the screen to see some options.

  18. Click the Scan button.
  19. If you scanned from an application like Photoshop, your scanned image opens in your application window.

    If you started EPSON Scan directly from your computer, you see a File Save Settings window. Type a name for your file in the Prefix box, select a file format in the Type box, and click OK.



  20. Click Close to exit EPSON Scan.

Adjusting the Scan Area (Marquee)

Once you create a marquee on your preview image, you can use it to crop the area you want to scan. You can create a marquee on each preview image, if you're scanning more than one at a time.

Scanning 35 mm Slides and Film

You can use the film holder that came with the Stylus Photo RX500 to scan 35 mm slides or strips of negative or positive film.

Note: You can scan 35 mm color film or slides in Full Auto Mode, Home Mode, or Professional Mode on EPSON Scan. To scan black and white negative film, use Home Mode or Professional Mode.

The transparency unit cable must be connected to the round connector on the back of your Stylus Photo RX500. See the Start Here sheet for details.

Removing the Film Holder from the Document Cover

  1. Open the scanner lid and slide out the document mat.
  2. Note: You can't scan film or slides unless the white document mat is removed from the scanner lid.



  3. Remove the film holder from its storage place.


  4. Note: Remember to replace the film holder when you're done using it.

Using the Film Holder with 35 mm Film Strips

  1. Remove the cover for the film strip holder.


  2. Slide your film strip into the holder with the emulsion side facing up.


  3. Replace the film cover. (It should snap into place.)
  4. Position the film holder so that the 35 mm film strip faces the center of the scanner glass. The positioning posts on the film holder should fit in the two small holes near the document cover, as shown.


Using the Film Holder with 35 mm Slides

  1. Position the film holder so that the 35 mm slide section faces the center of the scanner glass. The positioning posts should fit in the two small holes near the document cover, as shown.


  2. Places slides in the film holder as shown. The emulsion side should face up.


Scanning Film with EPSON Scan

You can scan 35 mm color slides or film in any of the three scanning modes. You must use Home Mode or Professional Mode to scan black and white negative film. You also have greater control over your scan settings when you use these modes to scan any type of film or slide.

Full Auto Mode
  1. If necessary, remove the white document mat from the document cover. See Removing the Film Holder from the Document Cover.
  2. Start EPSON Scan as described in Advanced Scanning With EPSON Scan.
  3. If you scanned from an application like Photoshop, your scanned image opens in your application window.
  4. If you started EPSON Scan directly from your computer, you see a File Save Settings window. Type a name for your file in the Prefix box, select a file format in the Type box, and click OK. Your film is automatically scanned, and the file is saved to the designated location.

Home Mode or Professional Mode
  1. If necessary, remove the white document mat from the document cover. See Removing the Film Holder from the Document Cover.
  2. Start EPSON Scan as described in Advanced Scanning With EPSON Scan.
  3. Home Mode: For Document Type, choose Positive Film, Color Negative Film, or B&W Negative Film.
  4. Professional Mode: For Document Type, choose Film. Then select Positive Film, Color Negative Film, or B&W Negative Film for the Film Type.

  5. Make any other settings you want, then click Preview to preview your scan.
  6. Click Scan.
  7. If you scanned from an application like Photoshop, your scanned image opens in your application window.

    If you started EPSON Scan directly from your computer, you see the File Save Settings window. Type a name for your file in the Prefix box, select a file format in the Type box, and click OK. Your film is scanned and saved to the designated location.

  8. Click Close to exit EPSON Scan.

Scanning Using the Control Panel Buttons

You can use the control panel buttons to scan an image to a memory card or to your computer, or send an e-mail with the scanned image attached.

Note: Both EPSON Scan and EPSON Smart Panel must be installed on your computer.

Scanning to a Memory Card

  1. Open the scanner lid and place your photo as described in Placing Your Original Document.
  2. Press the Scan button on the Stylus Photo RX500 control panel.
  3. You see an LCD screen similar to this.

  4. Press the OK button.
  5. If you're scanning to a memory card, you see the following options:


  6. Choose the type of document you're scanning (Graphic or Text), the scanning mode you want to use (Normal or Photo), and whether you want to scan at maximum resolution (Max.) or have the Stylus Photo RX500 automatically select the resolution (Auto).
  7. Click the OK button. You see a message on the LCD screen instructing you to place your original on the scanner glass and press the x Color button.
  8. Press the x Color button. The photo is scanned to your memory card.

Scanning to Your Computer

  1. Open the scanner lid and place your photo as described in Placing Your Original Document.
  2. Press the Scan button on the Stylus Photo RX500 control panel.
  3. You see an LCD screen similar to this.

  4. Press the top left button until you see
    To PC. Then press the OK button.
  5. If you see the screen below on your computer, select EPSON Scan and click the Always use this program box. Then click OK.


  6. When you see the File Save Settings window, type a name for your file in the Prefix box, select a file format in the Type box, and click OK.
  7. Follow the instructions in Scanning to a File or Advanced Scanning With EPSON Scan to complete the scan.

Scanning to E-Mail

You can also scan to e-mail by double-clicking the EPSON Smart Panel icon on your desktop and double-clicking Scan to E-mail. See your online help for details. This section explains how to use the control panel buttons to launch EPSON Smart Panel.

  1. Open the scanner lid and place your photo as described in Placing Your Original Document.
  2. Press the Scan button on the Stylus Photo RX500 control panel.
  3. You see an LCD screen similar to this.

  4. Press the top left button until you see To E-mail. Then press the OK button.
  5. If you see a screen asking you to choose a program to launch for this action, select EPSON Smart Panel and click the Always use this program box. Then click OK.
  6. The EPSON Smart Panel window appears. EPSON Scan automatically previews and scans the image, which opens in the View Images and Set Options window.

  7. Change any settings you want to, and click Next.
  8. The scanned image is transferred to a pre-selected e-mail program and attached to a new email message.

    Note: If you see a window asking you to select the program to launch for this action, select your email program and click OK.