Small Flatbed Scanners (Canon)

Overview

Small Flatbed Scanners are located in each lab and scan images of flat art, text and other related media and images.

Available To

  • Degree or Credit-Seeking Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff

Access

Small flatbed scanners may be access during lab and classroom hours of operation.

Location

Small Flatbed Scanners are located in each lab and hands-on computer classroom.

Use

Always save files in Work In Progress when scanning. You may copy all of your files to your personal storage device and/or media later. This workflow prevents file corruption, as saving the scan file directly to your storage device and/or media in most cases will not work and may cause your computer to crash.

Save your scanned image as a .tiff or .psd file if you are going to edit or retouch later in Photoshop. Save your file as a .jpeg if you wish to send an email attachment or for use on screen only. For more information on sending pictures in email see optimization. You may also save files as a .pict or .bmp format.

72dpi is standard for Web or monitor display. For prints, use 100-150 dpi or 300-600 dpi for high-quality color printing.

For multimedia or web art, you should use RGB color or similar. For color printing you should use CMYK color.

Getting Started

Q: How do I scan an image?

A:
On Windows PC

  1. Place the image face-down on the scanner glass
  2. Open Photoshop
  3. In Photoshop, go to File > Import > WIA Support; press "Start"; select "WIA CanoScan LiDE 90" > OK
  4. Select the "type" of picture you want to scan (Color, Gray, B&W text, etc.)
  5. Adjust the box over the area you wish to scan.  You can crop out blank space to reduce file size.
  6. Click Scan
  7. Save to Work In Progress
  8. You can now edit your images in Photoshop

 
On Mac

  1. Place the image face-down on the scanner glass
  2. Open Photoshop
  3. In Photoshop, go to File > Import > Images from Device...
  4. The Import Images from Device dialog box appears, where you can select CanoScan LiDE under Devices
  5. Click Scan
  6. Save to Work In Progress
  7. Edit your images in Photoshop. When you're done, copy your files to a disk or storage device


Q. I just scanned my image in Photoshop, but the Photoshop menu is grayed out and will not allow me to save my work.
A. Close the CanonScan software window; this will activate the menu bar in Photoshop and you will be able to save your work.

Help

Academic Technology
55 West 13th St., 3rd fl.
212.229.5300, x4571
at@newschool.edu

Additional Information

If you are scanning at a high resolution, it will take exponentially longer than scanning at a low resolution, so be patient. Also, make sure you are not saving directly to your storage device or media. Use the Work in Progress drive.

If you just scanned your image in Photoshop, but the Photoshop menu is grayed out and will not allow you to save your work, close the CanonScan software window; this will activate the menu bar in Photoshop and you will be able to save your work.