Epson Scanner – Scanning Photos

Epson Perfection V550 Photo Color Scanners are available for check out.

Steps to Scan Photos Using the Epson Scanner

  1. Connect the scanner power cable to the scanner and plug into a power outlet. Connect the scanner USB cable to the scanner and the other end to a USB port on the computer. 

2. Push the grey power button on the side of the scanner. A little green light will appear on the front of the scanner. 

3. Open the scanner cover and place your photo (or multiple photos) face-down on the scan bed.Close the cover. 

 4. On the computer screen, double-click the EPSON Scan icon to open the software.  

5. The EPSON Scan software window will open.  

6. At the top of the EPSON Scan window, if Full Auto Mode is selected, use the drop-down menu to select Professional Mode instead. 

7. Specify the following settings (for everything else, the default works well): 

  • Document Type: Reflective 
  • Image Type: 48-bit Color (even for black and white photos)
  • Resolution: 1200 dpi (see the “Choosing a Resolution” box below for more details) 

8. Click “Preview” to see a preview of the scan bed. 

9. This will show you a preview of the photo(s) you put on the scan bed. Note the Marquee options in the top left corner of the window. 

10. Draw a box with your cursor around the area you wish to scan. 

  • If you mess up, click the top left icon under “Marquee” (the white eraser over a rectangular marquee) to erase the last box you have drawn. To erase all your marquees in reverse order, click this button repeatedly. 

11. If you are scanning more than one photo, draw a box around each photo. 

12. When you’ve finished drawing boxes around your photo(s), click the “All” button under “Marquee” to select all the boxes you’ve drawn.

13. Double-click “Scan.” 

14. The File Save Settings will come up. 

  • Location: Choose “Other” to save images to the Desktop. To save to a flash drive, plug in your flash drive, click “Choose…” and select your flash drive.
  • Image Format: Select which format you’d like. For the highest quality format, choose “TIFF (*.tif)” (not Multi-TIFF).
  • Click “OK.” 

15. Your photo(s) will scan. The time it takes to scan depends on the resolution you chose. The higher the resolution, the longer it will take. 

16. When scanning is complete, the folder containing your scans will open. Remember to take your original photos out of the scanner.

You’re done! 

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