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Menus

There are a number of commands that can be chosen from the menus in the menu bar which are described below.

File | Save image
File | Save image+
File | View
File | Page setup
File | Print image
File | Load options
File | Save options
File | Default options
File | Quit
Edit | Copy image
Edit | Copy OCR text
Scanner | Preview
Scanner | Scan
Scanner | Scan+
Scanner | Eject
Scanner | Calibrate
Scanner | Focus
Scanner | Exposure
Scanner | Previous
Scanner | Next
Profile | Profile scanner
Profile | Profile printer
Profile | Profile film
Image | Zoom In
Image | Zoom Out
Image | Rotate left
Image | Rotate right
Image | Flip
Image | Mirror
Image | Release memory
Image | Graph off
Image | Graph raw
Image | Graph b/w
Image | Graph curve
Image | Graph image
PDF | Reverse
PDF | Interleave
PDF | Separate
PDF | Swap even/odd
PDF | Delete
Help | Users Guide
Help | Usage Tips
Help | Release Notes
Help | Remove VueScan
Help | About


File | Save image

Same as pressing the Save button.


File | Save image+

Same as pressing the Save+ button.


File | View

Same as pressing the View button.


File | Page setup

This command lets you control how the scanned image is placed on the printed page.


File | Print image

This command prints the current preview or scan.


File | Load options

This command lets you load the current options settings from a file.


File | Save options

This command lets you save the current options settings to a file.


File | Default options

This command sets all options for the current scanner and scan mode to their default values.


File | Quit

This command causes VueScan to exit. The current option settings will be saved to vuescan.ini.

On Mac OS X, this command is in the VueScan menu.


Edit | Copy image

This command copies the current image to the clipboard.

If you've created a preview but not a scan, the section of the preview inside the crop box is used, otherwise the most recent scan is used.


Edit | Copy OCR text

This command is for Optical Character Recognition (OCR) on the current image and copies the text to the clipboard.

You need to set Input | Media to "Text" or "Microfilm" for this to work.

If you've created a preview but not a scan, the section of the preview inside the crop box is used, otherwise the most recent scan is used. However, if Input | Preview resolution is set to "Auto" or something less than 300 dpi, this may not work very well.


Scanner | Preview

Same as pressing the Preview button.


Scanner | Scan

Same as pressing the Scan button.


Scanner | Scan+

Same as pressing the Scan button.


Scanner | Eject

Ejects film from a film scanner or paper from a document feeder.


Scanner | Calibrate

This command causes a scanner calibration on those scanners that support it. Generally, calibration compensates for three things:

When properly calibrated, the scanner should theoretically produce the same values for each pixel, if an image that is a single tone and color were scanned.

Sometimes the calibration data gets stored inside the scanner memory, sometimes it's done once for every scan and sometimes VueScan stores the calibration data in a file when the "Scanner | Calibrate" command completes.

If you've got one or two narrow streaks appearing in the scan direction, try doing a scan with the scanner turned on its side. This can dislodge particles from the light path.


Scanner | Focus

This command focuses the scanner. The center of this focus area is displayed on the preview with a small animated box, and can also be changed with the Crop | Focus X offset and Crop | Focus Y offset options (options displayed only when the scanner is capable of this).


Scanner | Exposure

This command computes the optimal values for Input | RGB exposure and Input | Infrared exposure. It uses the pixels inside the crop box in the Preview tab to compute these values.


Scanner | Previous

Decreases Input | Frame number by 1.


Scanner | Next

Increases Input | Frame number by 1.


Profile | Profile scanner

See the section in this User's Guide describing ICC profiling of scanners, printers and film.


Profile | Profile printer

See the section in this User's Guide describing ICC profiling of scanners, printers and film.


Profile | Profile film

See the section in this User's Guide describing ICC profiling of scanners, printers and film.


Image | Zoom In

Same as pressing the Zoom In button.


Image | Zoom Out

Same as pressing the Zoom Out button


Image | Rotate left

Rotates the image 90 degrees counterclockwise


Image | Rotate right

Rotates the image 90 degrees clockwise


Image | Flip

Rotates the image 180 degrees


Image | Mirror

Mirrors the image left to right


Image | Release memory

This command releases the memory used by VueScan to store the most recent scans and previews. This can be useful if you need more memory for another program.

You can control how much memory VueScan will use by setting the Prefs | Image Memory (MB) option if your system is short on memory.


Image | Graph off

This command turns off any image graph that's being displayed.


Image | Graph raw

This command displays a histogram of the intensities of the raw scan data.


Image | Graph b/w

This command displays a histogram with the black/white points.


Image | Graph curve

This command displays the current correction curve.


Image | Graph image

This command displays the histogram of the current image after correction by the black/white points and the curve.


PDF | Reverse

This command reverses the order of the pages. For instance, if there are eight pages 12345678 this command will change the pages to 87654321.

This is useful when a stack of pages was scanned in reverse order.


PDF | Interleave

This command reorders front/back scans by interleaving front/back pages - i.e. ffffbbbb gets reordered to fbfbfbfb. For instance, if there are eight pages 13578642 this command will change the pages to 12345678.

This is useful for scanning the front of each page in a document feeder, and then feeding the papers through the document feeder again.


PDF | Separate

This command reorders front/back scans by separating front/back pages - i.e. fbfbfbfbfb gets reordered to ffffbbbb. For instance, if there are eight pages 12345678 this command will change the pages to 13578642.

This is useful for un-doing the effect of PDF | Interleave.


PDF | Swap even/odd

This command reorders front/back scans by swapping front/back pages - i.e. bfbfbfbf gets reordered to fbfbfbfb. For instance, if there are eight pages 12345678 this command will change the pages to 21436587.

This is useful to correct for scanning a stack of papers with the pages in the wrong orientation.


PDF | Delete

This command lets you delete the last page from a PDF file.


Help | Users Guide

This command displays the VueScan User's Guide, in html format.


Help | Usage Tips

This command displays usage tips for using VueScan.


Help | Release Notes

This command displays the contents of the VueScan Release Notes.


Help | Remove VueScan

This removes the vuescan.ini and vuescan.log files, and deletes the folder they're in (if empty). This doesn't delete any .ini files you've created.

If an administrator account is used to remove VueScan, the global registration info will be removed, otherwise the registration info for the user removing VueScan will be removed.

On Windows and Mac OS X, the VueScan Photoshop plugin will be removed, the TWAIN data source will be removed and the registry will be cleaned up.

On Windows, any device drivers that VueScan installed will be removed.


Help | About

This command displays the version number and three boxes for entering your e-mail address, serial number and customer number from the purchase receipt.

This command is in the VueScan menu on Mac OS X and is in the Help menu on Windows and Linux.

The e-mail address, serial number and customer number are saved in:

   Mac OS X:                /Users/yourname/.vuescanrc

   Linux                    ~/.vuescanrc

   Windows XP and earlier:  Registry HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VueScan\license

   Windows Vista and later: Registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VueScan\license
If you're running VueScan as Administrator when you enter the serial number, then the e-mail address, serial number and customer number will be saved to the following location also. This lets all users share the same serial number.

   Mac OS X:                /Users/Shared/.vuescanrc (if writable)

   Linux                    /etc/.vuescanrc (if writable)

   Windows Vista and later: Registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VueScan\license
On Mac OS X, if you want all users to have the same serial number, you can manually move this file to either of these files:

   /Library/Application Support/VueScan/.vuescanrc
   /Network/Library/Application Support/VueScan/.vuescanrc