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Importing from a scanner

From: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard New Features

Video: Importing from a scanner

Snow Leopard includes greatly improved support for scanners connected directly to your Mac or on your local network, and this functionality is now built directly into Preview. You can now easily scan documents and photos directly into Preview and save them as PDFs or other file types, saving you the hassle of having to use third-party software or install additional drivers. Snow Leopard can recognize and run many of the most popular scanners on the market. To import a document into Preview from your scanner, choose File > Import from Scanner. Now the first time you do this you might only see the option that says Include Networked Devices.

Importing from a scanner

Snow Leopard includes greatly improved support for scanners connected directly to your Mac or on your local network, and this functionality is now built directly into Preview. You can now easily scan documents and photos directly into Preview and save them as PDFs or other file types, saving you the hassle of having to use third-party software or install additional drivers. Snow Leopard can recognize and run many of the most popular scanners on the market. To import a document into Preview from your scanner, choose File > Import from Scanner. Now the first time you do this you might only see the option that says Include Networked Devices.

I don't have a scanner connected directly to my Mac, but I do have one on my network so I am going to choose Include Networked Devices. Now when I go to File > Import from Scanner, Preview has detected the scanner on my network, the Photosmart C5100 series. I will select that. The Scan window opens up and I get this message saying, 'Press "Scan" to start.' I will say Scan. My scanner needs a moment to warm up. And here it's giving me a preview of the scan and all I really did here was I just stuck the box and the disk for Snow Leopard on my scanner bed.

Here comes the scan. And just like that you can see the scanned image has now popped up in its own window here in Preview. And that's really how easy it is. All I did was choose File > Import from Scanner and just selected my device and Preview took care of the rest. You can get more detailed than this. We can click the Show Details button and we can change all kinds of options here including the Resolution, what kind of document we are scanning. We even have options for Descreening, Color Restoration, Adaptive Lighting. These are all the things you can play around with on your own.

But you can see how easy it really is to scan a document right here in Preview. I didn't have to install any drivers. Snow Leopard just found my scanner and let me use it right away.

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Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard New Features

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  1. 3m 27s
    1. Welcome
      58s
    2. Mac OS X Snow Leopard system requirements
      1m 44s
    3. Using the exercise files
      45s
  2. 5m 23s
    1. Overview of Snow Leopard
      2m 22s
    2. Understanding 64-bit support
      3m 1s
  3. 15m 13s
    1. Using text substitution
      4m 54s
    2. Updating printer drivers
      1m 43s
    3. Working with new fonts
      1m 17s
    4. Seeing improvements to AirPort signal strength
      1m 18s
    5. Using the new thesaurus
      2m 37s
    6. Reviewing new date and time features
      1m 42s
    7. Using screen locking
      1m 42s
  4. 9m 4s
    1. Restoring deleted items
      2m 1s
    2. Reviewing icon enhancements
      3m 49s
    3. Adjusting Spotlight view options
      2m 7s
    4. Using the better drive ejection feature
      1m 7s
  5. 6m 11s
    1. Using scrollable stacks
      1m 51s
    2. Activating Exposé
      2m 51s
    3. Minimizing into application icon
      1m 29s
  6. 9m 50s
    1. Storing top sites
      4m 19s
    2. Searching through your history
      2m 21s
    3. Using full page zoom
      1m 33s
    4. Using Google Suggest
      1m 37s
  7. 20m 20s
    1. Reviewing the new interface
      3m 3s
    2. Using quick video and audio capture
      1m 49s
    3. Setting up screen recording
      3m 37s
    4. Using quick trimming
      1m 46s
    5. Sharing movies
      8m 4s
    6. A word about QuickTime 7
      2m 1s
  8. 7m 14s
    1. Viewing contact sheets
      1m 44s
    2. Using intelligent text selection
      1m 11s
    3. Working with the Annotations toolbar
      1m 13s
    4. Opening multiple documents
      1m 8s
    5. Importing from a scanner
      1m 58s
  9. 7m 48s
    1. General improvements
      58s
    2. Using the flight data detector
      2m 16s
    3. Reviewing the sidebar improvements
      50s
    4. Working with Exchange support
      3m 44s
  10. 4m 41s
    1. Syncing with Google and Yahoo
      3m 4s
    2. Viewing and editing events
      1m 37s
  11. 7m 3s
    1. General improvements
      1m 11s
    2. Displaying past conversations
      2m 13s
    3. Marking and clearing transcripts
      1m 28s
    4. Using multiple status settings
      52s
    5. Working with Quick Look integration
      1m 19s
  12. 14s
    1. Goodbye
      14s

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