How to Scan to JPEG with ScanSnap

Tuesday, March 16, 2010
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The main purpose of ScanSnap is to scan documents. Most of us primarily scan to PDF but there are many instances where you may want to scan an image or photograph to JPEG.* For those of us with shoe boxes of photos and images, scanning to JPEG with ScanSnap is a quick way to digitize all of those memories. Scanning to JPEG is also great for handwritten notes that you scan to your Evernote account. The Evernote application can perform Image Character Recognition (ICR) on handwritten JPEG images and make those notes searchable within your Evernote account.

To easily scan to JPEG, I suggest you create a Scan to JPEG profile that you can utilize whenever needed. Click on the links below to learn how to create a Scanning to JPEG profile for your particular ScanSnap model:

S1300 (PC/Mac), S1500, S1500M, S300, S510,S300M, S510M

For S1500 and S1300 on a PC, follow the instructions below:

1. Right click on the ScanSnap icon below in the taskbar.

S1500.S1300_1

2. Then select “Scan Button Settings” in the menu below to open the ScanSnap Manager.

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3. Once the ScanSnap Manager is open, uncheck the box next to “Use Quick Menu” to turn off the Quick Menu. Then click on “Detail” to expand the settings tabs. This will open the ScanSnap Manager software in which we can control all the scanner settings.

S1500 S1300 Quick Menu_3

4. Click on “Add Profile” and add a title to your new profile. In this instance, I named the profile “Scan to JPEG.” Click “OK.”

S1500 S1300 Add a Profile_4

5. Then click on the first tab labeled “Application” and select the application you would like to send your JPEG images to. In this instance, I selected “Scan to File.”

S1500 S1300 Select destination  Application_5

6. Next, click on the second tab labeled “Save” and select the destination folder where you want to have your JPEG scans saved. In this instance, I used “C:Documents and Settings\mfowler\My Documents\My Pictures.”

S1500 S1300 Save Folder_6

7. Next, select the “Scanning” tab. The second drop down list labeled “Color mode” gives you several options but the default setting is “Auto Color Detection.” Simply change this option to “Color” as shown highlighted in the image below.

S1500 S1300 Select Color_7

The third drop down list labeled “Scanning side” gives you the option to scan singled-sided or double-sided. I decided to select single-sided scanning since most of the time I will be scanning single-sided photos into JPEG.

S1500 S1300 Select Simplex_8

8. Finally, select the next tab to the right labeled “File Option.” Under the “File Format” drop down list you will now have both PDF and JPEG options, select “JPEG.”

S1500 S1300 File Option_9

You have now completed all of the settings and you can click “OK” at the bottom of the ScanSnap Manager to save your “Scan to JPEG” profile. You can click on the ScanSnap icon in your system tray to view and select the various scanning profiles available.

S1500 S1300 Profile Menu_10

For S1500M or S1300 on a Mac follow the instructions below:

1. Open the ScanSnap Manager software by pointing your mouse to the ScanSnap icon in the dock and click and hold to bring up the menu below if you have Leopard Mac OS.

S1500M S1300_1

Or if you have Snow Leopard Mac OS, hold ctrl and click on the ScanSnap icon. Then click on “Settings” to open the ScanSnap Manager. This will launch the ScanSnap Manager software in which you can control all the scanner settings.

S1500M S1300_2

2. Uncheck the box next to “Use Quick Menu” in the ScanSnap Manager to turn off the Quick Menu. Then click on “Detail” to expand the settings tabs.

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3. Click on the pull down menu under “Profile” and select “Add Profile” from the menu and type what you want the profile to be called. In this instance I named the profile “Scan to JPEG.” Click “OK.”

S1500M S1300 Mac Add Profile_4

4. Select the first tab labeled “Application” and choose which application you would like to send your JPEG images to. I suggest “Scan to File.”

S1500M S1300 Mac Application_5

5. Next, click on the second tab labeled “Save” and specify the folder where you want to save your JPEG scanned images. In this instance, I used “/Users/meganfowler/Pictures”

S1500M S1300 Mac Save_6

6. Next, select the “Scanning” tab. The second drop down list labeled “Color Mode” gives you several options, the default setting is “Auto Color Detection.” Simply change this option to “Color” as shown highlighted in the image below.

S1500M S1300 Mac Scanning Color Mode_7

The third drop down list labeled “Scanning side” gives you the option to scan singled-sided or double- sided. I decided to select single-sided scanning since most of the time I will be scanning single-sided photos into JPEG.

S1500M S1300 Mac Scanning Simplex_8

7. Finally, select the next tab to the right labeled “File Option.” Under the “File Format” drop down list you will see both PDF and JPEG options, select JPEG. You have now completed all of the settings and you can click “Apply” at the bottom of the ScanSnap Manager to save your “Scan to JPEG” profile.

S1500M S1300 File Option_9

You can click and hold on the ScanSnap icon in your dock to view and select the various scanning profiles available as shown in the image below.

S1500M S1300 Mac Profile_10

For S300 and S510, follow the instructions below:

1. Right click on the ScanSnap icon in the taskbar as shown below, to open the ScanSnap Manager.

S300 S510_1

2. The following menu will pop up and you need to turn off the Quick Menu and then click on “SCAN Button Settings,” as highlighted in the image below. This will launch the ScanSnap Manager software in which you can control all the scanner settings.

S300 S510_2

3. Click on “Add Profile” and type what you want the profile to be called. In this instance, I named the profile “Scan to JPEG” and clicked “OK.”

S510 S300 Add Profile JPEG_3

4. Then click on the first tab labeled “Application” and select what application you would like to send your JPEG images to. In this instance, I selected “Scan to File.”

S300 S510 Select Application_4

5. Next, click on the second tab labeled “Save” and select the destination folder where you want to have your JPEG scans saved. In this instance, I used “C:Documents and SettingsfujitsuMy DocumentsMy Pictures.”

S300 S510 Save Destination_5

6. Next, select the “Scanning” tab. The second drop down list labeled “Color Mode” gives you several options, but the default setting is “Auto Color Detection.” Simply change this option to “Color” as shown in the image below.

S510 S300 Scanning Color Mode Simplex JPEG_6

The third drop down list labeled “Scanning side” gives you the option to scan singled-sided or double- sided. I decided to select single-sided scanning since most of the time I will be scanning single-sided photos into JPEG.

7. Finally, select the next tab to the right labeled “File Option.” Under the “File Format” drop down list, you will now have both PDF and JPEG options, select JPEG. You have now completed all of the settings and can click “OK” at the bottom of the ScanSnap Manager to save your “Scan to JPEG” profile. You can left-click on the ScanSnap icon in your system tray to view and select the various scanning profiles available.

S510 S300 Select File Option JPEG_7

8. You have now completed all of the settings and can click “OK” at the bottom of the ScanSnap Manager to save your “Scan to JPEG” profile. You can left-click on the ScanSnap icon in your system tray to view and select the various scanning profiles available.

For S300M or S510M follow the instructions below:

1. Open the ScanSnap Manager software by pointing your mouse to the ScanSnap S300M icon in the dock and click and hold to bring up the menu below if you have Leopard Mac OS. If you have Snow Leopard Mac OS, hold ctrl and click on the ScanSnap icon.

For 300M:

S300M S510M_1

For S510M:

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1. The following menu will pop up and you’ll need to turn off the Quick Menu and then click on “Settings,” as highlighted in the image below. This will launch the ScanSnap Manager software in which you can control all the scanner settings.

S300M S510M_3

2. Click on the “Select a Profile” to open the pull down menu and select “Add a profile”. Then type name of the profile you would like to use. In this instance, I named the profile “Scan to JPEG” and click “OK.”

S510M S300M Add Profile_4

3. Then click on the first tab labeled “Application” and select which application you would like to send your JPEG images to. I suggest “Scan to File.”

S510M S300M Application_5

4. Next, click on the second tab labeled “Save” and specify the folder where you want to save your JPEG scanned images. In this instance I used “/Users/LabiMac/Pictures”

S510M S300M Save To_6

5. Next, select the “Scanning” tab. The second drop down list labeled “Color Mode” gives you several options but the default setting is “Auto Color Detection,” simply change this option to “Color” as shown highlighted in the image below.

S510M S300M Scanning Color_7

The third drop down list labeled “Scanning side” gives you the option to scan singled-sided or double- sided. I decided to select single-sided scanning since most of the time I will be scanning single-sided photos into JPEG.

S510M S300M Simplex_8

6. Finally, select the next tab to the right labeled “File Option.” Under the “File Format” drop down list you will now have both PDF and JPEG options, select JPEG. You have now completed all of the settings and you can click “OK” at the bottom of the ScanSnap Manager to save your “Scan to JPEG” profile. You can click and hold on the ScanSnap icon in your dock to view and select the various scanning profiles available.

S510M S300M File Option_9

You have now completed all of the settings. Click “Apply” at the bottom of the ScanSnap Manager to save your “Scan to JPEG” profile. You can click and hold on the ScanSnap icon in your dock to view and select the various scanning profiles available as shown in the image below.

S510M S300M_10

*It’s important to note that it’s best not to use the ScanSnap for scanning delicate photographs or irreplaceable images without a carrier sheet.  Here’s how to use your ScanSnap’s carrier sheet to help protect your delicate documents.

Megan Fowler
Marketing Communications Manager
Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

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