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How to Scan Images Using Canon D660U Scanner on Windows OS

By Hanz Makmur - Jul 1, 2002

Laboratory for Computer Science Research - Rutgers University


Step I. Placing the Image on the Scanner.

  1. Open the document cover.
  2. Place your picture face down on the glass of your scanner. Line up the top of your image with the top right arrow of the scanner bed.
  3. Close the document cover.


Step II. Setting quality and scanning the Image


1. Press the scanner 's Start button shown in figure 1 (front of the scanner below the CanoScan D660U label)

Figure. 1

2. Select Scan and Save Image. Click Next.

3. Click Next again

  1. Select Expert Scanning and click Next.
  2. Set the desired Simple Mode or Advanced Mode and set the Image type from the desired Settings (Color Mode, Resolution, etc). Note: Advanced Mode gives more details control.

Simple Mode Control Panel (Figure 2a) Advanced Mode Control Panel (Figure 2b)








About Image Type

When you select the Image Type based on how you intend to use the canned image, the Color Mode and Resolution settings are selected for you automatically for optimum scanning results. Here is a summary of he available Image Type settings for the image Color Mode and resolution.


-Color Screen (Color, 75 dpi):

Use to scan the original as it appears on the monitor, e.g. for web pages.

-Color Photo (Color, 150 dpi):

Use to scan color photographs.

-Color Photo Fine (Color,(Photos) 300 dpi):

Use to scan color photographs for best quality in the scanned image (for printing, except bubblejet printers, see below.)

-BJ Printer (Color, 360 dpi):

Use to scan a color original that you intend to print on a Bubble Jet printer for maximum quality in the printed image.

-B/W Photo (Grayscale, 150 dpi):

Use to scan black-and-white photographs with varying shades of ray.

-B/W Photo Fine (Grayscale, 300 dpi):

Use to scan black-and-white photographs with varying shades of gray for best quality in the scanned image.

-Line Art (Black and White, 300 dpi):

Use to scan a black-and-white original that contains a graphic illustration and PDF-making, see below.

-Laser Printer (Black and White, 600 dpi):

Use to scan a black-and-white original that you intend to print on a back-and-white laser beam printer.

-FAX (Text Enhanced(OCR), 200 dpi):

Use to scan an original that you intend to send by facsimile.

-OCR (Text Enhanced(OCR), 300 dpi.):

Use to scan pages of text that you intend to capture with an OCR software application (300 dpi recommended).


Color Mode

Displays the Color Mode setting for the currently selected Image Type. And the Mode can be set to one of the settings provided. In this case, a new Image Type can be saved under a new name.

-Black and White



-Text Enhanced (for OCR, see above)


6. Click the Preview button to preview what you are scanning

7. Once the preview image shows on the screen, use the mouse to select the are of image you want to scan by drawing a box around the portion of the preview..

  1. Click the Scan button to finalize the scan.


Step III. Viewing Scanned Images.


  1. If you have not changed the default location of the image, your image will be saved in the My Computer/C:/My Documents/My Pictures/Save0001file. To open the image, double click on the following:
    1. My Computer on the desktop, then the
    2. C: drive icon, then the
    3. My Documents folder, then the
    4. My Pictures folder, then the
    5. Save0001 file


  1. The default Paint program on your computer opens and display the scanned Image.


Step IV. Converting Scanned Images to PDF format.


To convert your scan to PDF format we recommend that you follow the following steps:

1.        Scan with appropriate resolution. For text-only documents, we recommend the 300dpi Black&White LineArt setting for the scan; for images, the 300dpi color FinePhoto setting.

2.        Print the Image to postscript file. For details, see: Creating a Postscript file from any Document on MS Windows OS

3.        Convert the Postscript file to PDF.For details, see Converting a Postscript Document to PDF Using Adobe Acrobat Distiller


There are alternative steps for converting images to PDF by using PDFWriter driver. However PDFWriter output is not an acceptable format if you are planning to submit your PDF file to Fastlane for grants proposal.


This concludes the instruction on how to scan images. If you have more questions, please contact the DCIS Help Desk at

Further Reading

Scanning Document