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Quick Scan in Windows 7

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 by | Filed Under: Multimedia, Windows Explorer

If you’re a Windows 7 user, what do you do when it’s time to scan something? Do you open the program that came with your scanner, fiddle with a bunch of settings, preview the scan and finally commit to scanning the item in question?

Sounds like there should be an easier way, especially if all you need to do is scan something for your records. It doesn’t need to be perfect; just good enough.

So let’s scan the quick way!

1.) Put your document in your scanner

2.) Click Start>Devices and Printers

3.) Now locate your scanner, Right Click on it, and choose Start scan


You’ll get this window (shown below) with some quick and dirty options like Color format, Output type and Resolution. If you’re in a hurry, just hit the Scan button.


After your scan is completed, you have a couple options. You can either hit Import in the resulting dialog box and Windows will put your scan into a special folder for imported stuff, or you can click Import Settings to manually choose a folder to save to.


And that’s all there is to it! After you hit Import the location your scan was saved to will pop up and you can double-click it for a preview!



2 Responses to “Quick Scan in Windows 7”

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  2. Nathan Firestone says:

    Excellent article! Very helpful. Thank you

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