Answered By: Rob Scheuering
Last Updated: Aug 08, 2019     Views: 687

The Library provides the following scanning options:

  • three book scanners; two in the Reference Area; one in the Music Collection.
  • two image scanners (Epson), in Labs 1015A and 1015B (work with Macs).

To learn about our stationary large-format book scanners, Scanley Tucci, Feedie Falco, and Scan Deacon, please see our Scanners FAQ. The image scanners are a good alternative when the book scanners are in use or if you need to scan lots of documents into a specific program such as Photoshop.

How to use an Epson Image Scanner: (Macs only)

Tip:  The scanner works best with Adobe Photoshop or similar Creative Suite editing programs.

1. Make sure the scanner is connected to its power source and connected to the Mac with the USB cable. 

2. Place your document face down in the scanner.

3. Open Adobe Photoshop from the dock (or the Applications folder).

Highlighted Photoshop icon on Mac dock.


4. Go to File Menu. Select Import and choose "Images from device."

Go to File Menu. Select Import and choose "Images from device.


5. A dialog box will open with a preview of your scan. Epson should appear under "Devices."  Resize the selected scanning area as needed by moving the dotted lines.

6. Choose your scanning preferences for Resolution (300 dpi recommended), "Scan To" location (Desktop is recommended), and File Format (JPEG, PDF, TIFF, etc).

6.  Click "Scan."

Mac scan options menu.


7. Your scan should appear in your chosen save location. You will also see a copy appear in Photoshop. If you can't see your file, it's likely that it saved automatically to the "Pictures" folder. You can go to File>Save As to save a new copy of your scan from Photoshop.  Make sure you save your final scan to a USB flash drive or email it to yourself as an attachment.


"Save as" window from Photoshop.

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