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Quick settings

Each task so far has been carried out using the basic, default settings. These are fine for scanning photos on a flatbed scanner.

If you want to scan documents, magazine articles slides or negatives, however, you need to use different settings.

Here's a quick guide to setting up VueScan for different types of media:

Color slide

  1. Choose File | Default options from the File menu to reset VueScan
  2. Select Input tab on the Options panel
  3. Set Input | Source to your scanner
  4. Set Input | Mode to "Transparency"
  5. Set Input | Media to "Image"

Black and white business document

  1. Choose File | Default options from the File menu to reset VueScan
  2. Select Input tab on the Options panel
  3. Set Input | Source to your scanner
  4. Set Input | Mode to "Flatbed" (optional - depends on scanner)
  5. Set Input | Media to "Text"

Color magazine article

  1. Choose File | Default options from the File menu to reset VueScan
  2. Select Input tab on the Options panel
  3. Set Input | Source to your scanner
  4. Set Input | Mode to "Flatbed" (optional - depends on scanner)
  5. Set Filter | Descreen

Black and white film

Traditional black and white (silver halide)

  1. Choose File | Default options from the File menu to reset VueScan
  2. Select Input tab on the Options panel
  3. Set Input | Source to your scanner
  4. Set Input | Mode to "Transparency"
  5. Set Input | Media to "B/W negative"

Chromogenic black and white (or C-41 color processed)

  1. Choose File | Default options from the File menu to reset VueScan
  2. Select Input tab on the Options panel
  3. Set Input | Source to your scanner
  4. Set Input | Mode to "Transparency"
  5. Set Input | Media to "Color negative"

Black and white reversal film

  1. Choose File | Default options from the File menu to reset VueScan
  2. Select Input tab on the Options panel
  3. Set Input | Source to your scanner
  4. Set Input | Mode to "Transparency"
  5. Set Input | Media to "Image"