Scanner Presets

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Scanner Presets


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The Scanner Presets preferences determine the presets for tools that use scanners:

Figure 1. Preferences Dialog Box, Scanner Presets Tab


These options determine scanner presets for tools that use scanners:


Click the Scanner Settings menu to select a preset scanning mode or a saved profile.

Click the Scanner menu to select a scanner to use.

Click the Data Transfer Method menu to select either Native Mode or Memory Mode:

Native Mode uses a single memory buffer. This is the default and fastest mode, and is compatible with the broadest range of scanners.

Memory Mode enables the use of multiple memory buffers. This is a useful function in cases where memory is low and/or when large images are being scanned.

The Show Native UI box is selected by default, which means the user interface of the device driver is used. This is the most reliable option, and the scanner will select certain parameters of the scan itself: Color Mode, Resolution, Paper Size and Source. Clear the Show Native UI box to customize these options:

Color Mode has four options: Auto detect, Color, Grayscale and Black & White.

Click the Resolution menu to select the dpi (dots per inch) of scanned documents.

Paper Size refers to the size of the paper used when scanning. Click Setup for further options:

Automatic determines the paper size automatically.

Standard contains standard sizes such as those used by the ISO and ANSI.

Custom can be used to enter custom dimensions.

Source has three options Auto, Flatbed and Feeder. These refer to the type of scanner used for scanning.

Click the Sides menu to determine which sides of documents are scanned. There are three options: Simple Scan, Manual Duplex and Manual Duplex Reversed. Click the dropdown arrow for an explanation of these options.

Click the Scan More Pages menu to select the setting for when additional pages are scanned.


Click the Scanner Settings dropdown menu to save/manage/delete custom profiles:



Figure 3. Export to Images Dialog Box, Custom Profiles


Click Save Current Settings to save custom settings for subsequent use. Saved profiles are detailed in the Scanner Settings dropdown menu.

Click Delete to delete selected profiles.

Click Manage to manage saved custom settings. The Manage Presets dialog box will open, as detailed below.


Click OK to save changes.



Figure 4. Manage Presets Dialog Box


Click Edit to edit selected profiles.

Click Clone to clone selected profiles. This makes it possible to duplicate profiles and then customize their settings whilst retaining the existing profile and its parameters.

Use the up and down arrow to move selected profiles up or down in the list.

Click Delete to delete selected profiles.

Click Import to import profiles from a saved file.

Click Export to export profiles to file.