Scanning an Image

Scanning with an Epson 10000 XL or Perfection v700 Scanner

1. Power up the scanner, wait for the Power light to turn solid green.


2. Start Epson Scan software, and select the scanner.

To scan reflective material, go to step 3. To scan transparent material, go to step 4.


3. For Scanning Reflective Material

Select the following settings in the “Epson Scan” settings window:

  • Mode: Professional
  • Original (these choices instruct the scanner about the type of document / material you are going to scan) Document Type: Reflective Document Source: Document Table
  • Auto Exposure Type: Photo
  • Destination (these choices define the scan’s resolution and file size. It is important to scan at a minimum resolution of 360 dpi, and a minimum scale of 200%, i.e. twice the size of the original, and at least the size of your final print, as indicated in the Target Size settings. Scale and Target Size are related, with changes in any one of the three windows being reflected in the other two)
  • Image Type: 48-bit color is the default, but change this to 16-bit greyscale if scanning black and white originals. Speed priority scanning: uncheck Resolution: 36o dpi Document Size: these will change once you use the marquee (marching ants) tool in the Preview window Target Size: Original W (width): should be at least double the Document Size, and this will change when you set Scale H (height): should be at least double the Document Size, and this will change when you set Scale
  • The ‘Lock‘ icon to the right of the measurement unit (it is set to inches by default) locks or unlocks the aspect ration. With it locked, if one of the dimensions is changed, the other dimension changes automatically in order to maintain the same aspect ration.
  • Scale: at least 200% (of the original)
  • Trimming: On
  • Adjustments (these should all be off, because you do not want Epson Scan software to do any image processing for you): All boxes are unchecked

Click on Configuration

  • Click on Color
  • Select No Color Correction
  • Leave Auto Exposure Level as is
  • Close the window by clicking OK

Go to step 5.


4. For Scanning Transparent Material:

Select the following settings in the “Epson Scan” settings window:

  • Mode: Professional
  • Original (these choices instruct the scanner about the type of document / material you are going to scan) Document Type: Film
  • Film Type: Positive Film
  • Destination (these choices define the scan’s resolution and file size. It is important to scan at a minimum resolution of 360 dpi, and a minimum scale of 200%, i.e. twice the size of the original, and at least the size of your final print, as indicated in the Target Size settings. Scale and Target Size are related, with changes in any one of the three windows being reflected in the other two)
  • Image Type: 24-bit color is the default, but change this to 16-bit greyscale if scanning black and white film. Speed priority scanning: uncheck Resolution: 600 dpi Document Size: these will change once you use the marquee (marching ants) tool in the Preview window Target Size: Original W (width): should be at least double the Document Size, and this will change when you set Scale H (height): should be at least double the Document Size, and this will change when you set Scale
  • The ‘Lock‘ icon to the right of the measurement unit (set to inches by default) locks or unlocks the aspect ration. With it locked, if one of the dimensions is changed, the other changes to maintain the same aspect ration.
  • Scale: at least 200% (of the original), but this will be much higher (1000% or more) if you are scanning small originals like 35mm negatives
  • Trimming: On
  • Adjustments (these should all be off, because you do not want Epson Scan software to do any image processing for you): All boxes are unchecked

Click on Configuration

  • Click on Color
  • Select No Color Correction
  • Leave Auto Exposure Level as is
  • Close the window by clicking OK

Go to step 5.


5. Place the original on Scanner bed.

  • Reflective materials should be clean and dust free. Attach the pressure pad to the lide, white surface facing out. Do not place anything directly on the glass platen if it will mark or damage its surface.
  • Be sure you are using the proper holders if scanning transparency material.
  • Close the lid gently.

6. In the Epson Scan window, click the Preview button.

7. Once the preview appears, use the Marquee tool to select the scan area. Adjust target Size (W, H, Scale) settings as necessary.


8. Click the Scan button.


9. The File Save Settings window opens.

  • Location: select Other, then Choose… and navigate to the location where you wish to save scanned files.
  • File Name Prefix: insert the filename here [use only upper- and lowercase letters, numerals, space, hyphen, or underscore — DO NOT USE any special characters]
  • Start Number: insert a 3-character number or start with 001
  • Image Format Type: TIFF (*.tif) Options… Byte Order: Macintosh Compression: None Embed ICC Profile: On
  • Overwrite any files with the same name: uncheck Show this dialogue box before next scan: check Open image folder after scanning: uncheck Show Add Page dialogue after scanning.: uncheck
  • Click OK.
  • The scan will begin. If it does not, there is a glitch which can be overcome by just moving the mouse.
  • Repeat from step 5 as necessary.

10. Clean up the scanner bed, remove your originals. Quite Epson Scan. Power off the scanner. Remove your scanned files from the computer. Log out.