Plustek z300 – Using the Scanner

The Plustek ePhoto Z300 photo scanner is fast. At a speed of 2 seconds per 4x6” photo, you can convert about 1000 photos to digital files in one afternoon! 

Plustek ePhoto Z300 photo scanners can be used at the Digital Media Stations and are available for check out.

Let’s get started!

Steps to Use the Plustek ePhoto Z300 Photo Scanner

1. Pull the scanner from the bin. Plug the power adapter into the scanner’s power receptor. Plug the other end of the power adapter into a standard AC power outlet.  


2. Plug the square end of the included USB cable to the USB port at the rear of the scanner. Plug the rectangular end of the USB cable to the USB port on the back of your computer. 


3. Switch the scanner power on. 


4. Launch Plustek ePhoto using the Plustek ePhoto shortcut icon on your Desktop.  Here's a tutorial on how to download the software if needed.


5. For information about the scan settings, click the “?” button in the top right corner of the Plustek ePhoto window.  



NOTE: If you are prompted to perform the scanner calibration, insert the special calibration sheet, included with the scanner, face down into the page feed of the scanner (4). Align the calibration sheet to the calibration alignment marks on the scanner (1.2;2,1). Follow the on‐screen instructions to complete the scanner calibration. Save the Calibration Sheet in case you need to calibrate the scanner in the future. If you are not prompted to perform the scanner calibration, please skip to procedure 6. 

6. Insert the photo / document face down into the scanner. Always align the center of your photo / document edge to this alignment mark (4 in the image above). Make sure your photo or document stays within the maximum scan area marks (1.2;2,1 shown above). The scanning starts immediately. The scanned images are displayed in Plustek ePhoto software, and you may perform the image editing tasks. To scan more photos or documents, please wait until the blue light LED on the front of the scanner stops blinking, and then place another photo / document into the scanner to continue the scanning.   

7. You may select one or multiple images to save, edit, share or delete. Simply click an image to select the desired image, you may use the Shift button in the keyboard to select multiple images. Selected images will be highlighted with a blue rectangle around the images. Click on the blank area to de-select the images. 

8. When you click on an image you will get the edit screen. Note the tools that appear on the right side of the screen. The Edit screen is where you can apply various filter effects and make more detailed adjustments to your images. To help you visualize the effects and adjustments, you can switch to "Dual-view" mode. All changes can be undone and redone step by step and you can also reset the image back to its original state.


9. Adjust (For images and documents): Click on the edit icon which looks like a pencil in a square. This will allow you to view all available adjustments you can apply to your images and documents. Click on any adjustment to apply it to the currently selected image. If the adjustment has sub-items you can select, it will be expanded when you click on it. Select the desired adjustments and click on the Apply button to apply the adjustment or click on the Cancel button to close the adjustment sub-items.

10. After you have completed editing your images or documents you can then save the files to any external storage space or device such as a flash drive, external hard drive, or cloud space.

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