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SCANNING INSTRUCTIONS for Mac ATL 2 in Advanced Technology Lab

1. Before opening any software, make sure the scanner is on, the power button is in the back.

2. Go to the HP Scan application in the Dock, open it.

3. Select a scan profile to use: "150 dpi Color". If this profile does not exist, go to Profile Settings, and Select Capture: Color 150 dpi. Deselect all check boxes in Capture, Adjust, and Page Options, and save the profile as "150 dpi Color." This will provide very good quality. For extremely high quality, scan at 300 dpi.

4. Click the Scan button, lower right. This will just create a preview.

5. If you do not want to scan the entire bed, use the crop tool in the upper left tool bar to make a selection. You can move the corners and sides of the selection, then click Done. Fine cropping can be done in Photoshop later.

6. If you are scanning a halftone image (from a publication), eliminate moiré by turning on Descreen in the HP Scan application, in the Adjust>Noise menu. This will double the scanning time. 

7. Click on Send, Select: Open Files in Photoshop.

8. In Photoshop, go to File>Save As, and save to a known location in Macintosh HD2. Save as TIFF for highest quality. 

10. When you are done scanning, quit HP Scan, and work with your images in Photoshop.

11. After you manipulate your image in Photoshop, save as a JPEG High quality.

12. You can insert these images in your Word documents, and make them larger or smaller there.


1. If the scanner software freezes, or does not recognize the scanner, unplug the black power cord going into the scanner, and plug it back in.

2. If Photoshop freezes, restart the computer. If the Restart menu is frozen, hold down the power button until the computer shuts down, and then restart.

For assistance, please contact Frank Fulchiero (x5006, fful@conncoll.edu) or Jeff Gada (x2698, jmgad@conncoll.edu)