Get Images from Scanner

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Get Images from Scanner


act.scanToImages.48 Get Images from Scanner



The Get Images from Scanner action sources images from the local scanner that are then used in conjunction with further actions. The following options are available when it is placed in the Tool Actions Sequence:



Figure 1. Get Images from Scanner Options


Show setup dialog while running is explained here.

Click All Options to determine further options. The Scan Properties dialog box will open:

Figure 2. Scan Properties Dialog Box


Click the Scanner Settings menu to save/select scanning profiles as detailed in (figure 3) below.

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. These refer to the format of scanned documents.

Resolution to sets 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, which are as follows:

The Automatic option determines the paper size automatically.

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

The Custom option can be used to enter custom dimensions.

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

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.


Scanner Settings


Click the Scanner Settings dropdown menu to save custom settings for subsequent use:

Figure 3. Scanner Settings Dropdown Menu Options


This menu is used to adjust the scanner mode or save custom settings. There are five preset modes that relate to the format of scanned documents:


Autodetect Color Mode

Color Document

Black & White Document

Grayscale Document

Color Image


Details of when these should be used are provided in (figure 3). They feature settings that are optimal for their respective modes.


Click GIFS Save Save Current Settings to name (and give a brief description, if desired, to) customized settings.

Click GIFS delete Delete to delete the selected custom mode.

Click GIFS manage Manage to manage the selected custom mode. Please note that the five preset modes cannot be changed but they can be cloned and then edited.


Click OK to save changes. Then, in the Edit Tools window:


Click Save Changes to save new settings.

Click cmd.close.24 Close Edit to end the current edit and revert to previous settings.