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Let’s now see what additional options are available in the Preferences window:

On the Preview tab you can opt to use manual or automatic pre-scanning and image cropping and choose the size of the displayed thumbnail.

The Scan tab permits you to scan in 48-bit color, to enable a high-contrast mode for scanning text, and to indicate if the driver window must close after the scanning operation is over.

The third tab of the Preferences window allows you to choose the main digitization mode. There are three items here:

  • Recommended (the manufacturer’s recommended settings)
  • Canon ColorGear (Canon’s exclusive profile is applied to the scan)
  • None: no image correction

The last tab contains miscellaneous options like setting the time after which the lamp must turn off, choosing the folder to save the scans in, assigning sounds to scan operations, testing the scanner’s operability, and turning the Quiet mode on. The noise from the scanner is reduced from 53 to 47dB in this mode – I must confess it’s the first time I meet such a curious technology.

The progress of each scan operation is displayed in the following window:

Beside the progress proper, the window also shows you the scan settings currently in use.

 
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