Answered By: Darcy Gervasio
Last Updated: Mar 29, 2017     Views: 470

The Library provides the following scanning options:

  • three book scanners; two in the Reference Area; one in the Music Collection.
  • several image scanners (Epson), in Lab 1004B and DMZ Lab 1015A and/or 1015B (work with macs).
  • several portable document scanners (CanoScan LiDE 100 by Canon). These are located in the DMZ, but occasionally migrate to the Reference Area and computer Labs 1004B, C, & D. 

To learn about our stationary large-format book scanners, Scanley Tucci, Feedie Falco, and Scan Deacon, please see our Scanners FAQ. The portable scanners and 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).

image of adobe icon on dock


4. 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."

scan options


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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