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Software

Epson’s unified software pack comes with the scanner on one CD. The other CD contains Adobe’s Photoshop Elements. You need to install the exclusive scanner management software prior to connecting the device to the computer – the yellow stickers on the scanner’s transportation locks remind you about that. It’s easy to install the software – you shouldn’t have any troubles at all. Besides the scanner driver (required), the installer will also suggest that you install from a number of service programs (the OCR program Fine Reader among them).

The driver’s control panel doesn’t change in functionality or interface from one scanner model to another, so I don’t think it’s necessary to describe the driver’s elements yet another time.

As before, the Epson Scan program offers three scan modes: Full Auto, Home and Professional (Mode). The user can manually select the desired scanning mode depending on his/her qualification. The interface of the Epson Scan program in Professional and Home modes consists of two parts: a basic settings window and a preview window.

In fact, you can scan images from Photoshop in a simpler way – by invoking the driver via Windows Image Acquisition (WIA). The scan window will look like this then:

If necessary, you can adjust the image by changing the position of the brightness and contrast sliders.

But of course all the fine-tuning options are only available in Professional mode.

 
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