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HP LaserJet M1522 MFP Series - Scan software

Scan methods

Scan from the product by using any of the following methods:

  • From the product control panel. On the product control panel, press the Scan To button. Use the arrow buttons to select an option, and then press the Start Scan or the OK button.

    Scanning from the product control panel is possible only after the option has been configured in the HP LaserJet Scan software.

    The following options are configured by default for a USB connection:

    • If you select File, the scanned photo will be saved to a directory that you specify.

    • If you select OCR, the scanned document will be opened in the Readiris software to convert into an editable text document.

      This option only appears if Readiris text-recognition software is installed on the computer. For more information, see the help on the Readiris CD.
    • If you select EMAIL PIC, the scanned photo will be attached to a new e-mail message. You can then add an e-mail address, add notes, and send the message.

    • If you select EMAIL DOC, the scanned document will be attached to a new e-mail message. You can then add an e-mail address, add notes, and send the message.

    • If you select SETUP, the HP LaserJet Scan software opens the Scan Setup Options dialog box, where you can create, change, or delete the destination options that are available when you press the Start Scan button on the product control panel.

      Photos are scanned at 150 dpi and documents are scanned at 300 dpi.
  • From the computer by using HP LaserJet Scan (Windows). Click Start, select Programs or All Programs, select HP, select the name of the product, and then click Scan. For more information, see HP LaserJet Scan softwareHP LaserJet Scan softwarescanningHP LaserJet Scan softwareLaserJet Scan software .

  • From a WIA- or TWAIN-compliant software program. Check the help system in the software program to learn how to scan by using a WIA- or TWAIN-compliant scanner from within that program. For more information, see Scan drivers .

HP LaserJet Scan software

Use the HP LaserJet Scan software to scan from the product and then complete any of the following tasks with the data:

  • Save the scanned item to a file.

  • Attach the scanned item to an e-mail.

  • Perform text recognition on the scanned item through Readiris, if Readiris text-recognition software is installed on the computer.

  • Open the scanned item with any third-party software program that supports the drag-and-drop function.

To use the HP LaserJet Scan software, click Start, select Programs or All Programs, select HP, select the name of the product, and then click Scan.

The HP LaserJet Scan software saves the scan as any of the following image file types:

  • .BMP

  • .GIF

  • .JPG

  • .PDF

  • .TIFF (both regular and compressed)

Convert a scanned document into editable text by using the Readiris software. The following editable text file types are supported in Readiris:

  • .BMP

  • .DCA

  • .DOC

  • .DW

  • .HTM

  • .MM

  • .PDF

  • .RTF

  • .TXT

  • .WP

  • .WPS

  • .WS

  • .WS2

The HP LaserJet Scan software uses a simple user interface with a What would you like to do? drop-down menu, a Setup... button, and a Scan button.

1: HP LaserJet Scan

The What would you like to do? drop-down menu contains any user-defined destinations, and the following default destination options:

  • Scan a document and attach it to an e-mail

  • Scan a photo and attach it to an e-mail

  • Scan a photo and save it to a file

  • Prompt me for settings first and then scan

  • Scan a document into editable text (if Readiris software is installed)

2: HP LaserJet Scan

After you select a destination, click Scan to start the scan.

Click Setup... to open the Scan Setup Options dialog box, where you can create, change, or delete the destination options that are available in the What would you like to do? drop-down menu and specify the destination options that are available when you press the Scan To button on the product control panel. Each destination has a unique name and scan settings associated with it.

3: Scan Setup Options

The Change the destinations that show up on the all-in-one control panel when I press the <Scan To> button. option appears only if HP ToolboxFX is running.

Many of the dialog boxes in the HP LaserJet Scan software contain the following four common buttons:

  • Click Back to return to the previous dialog box.

  • Click Next to go to the next dialog box.

  • Click Cancel to cancel the creation or deletion of a scan destination.

  • Click Help to gain access to context-sensitive help for the dialog box.

The HP LaserJet Scan software presents a series of dialog boxes that depend on the selections made in the HP LaserJet Scan software dialog boxes.

Every time the HP LaserJet Scan software is used, an HPPSCAN6.LOG file is generated in the current user's temporary directory. The HPPSCAN6.LOG file appends after every scan, and develops a log of operations that helps troubleshoot scanning problems. To gain access to the log file, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start and then click Run....

  2. Type %TEMP% in the Open: field and then click OK.

  3. Double-click the hppscan6.log file in the window that opens.

Selecting the third-party destination option saves the scanned image in a file of the specified file type. The HP LaserJet Scan software then starts the specified software program by appending the filename after the software filename. Because the HP LaserJet Scan software does not support automatic discovery of software programs, you must specify the correct software program and specify a file type that your program supports.

E-mail

The HP LaserJet Scan software for Windows supports only 32-bit messaging application programming interface (MAPI)-compliant e-mail programs, and does not support Internet-based e-mail programs such as Hotmail, Yahoo, or MSN. The following table lists examples of supported e-mail programs.

Examples of supported e-mail programs
Program Name
Windows OS
Microsoft Outlook
Yes: Outlook 97, Outlook 98, Outlook 2003, Outlook XP
Microsoft Outlook Express
Yes
Lotus Notes
Yes: V3.0 and later

E-mail is always sent through the default e-mail client. To see the default e-mail client in Windows XP (the path varies for other Windows operating system), click Start, click Settings, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Options, click Internet Options, click the Programs tab, and review the E-mail setting.

Scan settings

The following table shows the available scan settings.

Available scan settings
Option
Scan settings
Resolution
Scanning at higher resolution requires longer scan times and more memory.
  • 75 dpi

  • 100 dpi

  • 150 dpi

  • 200 dpi

  • 300 dpi

  • 600 dpi

  • 1200 dpi

Image type (bit depth)
  • Black and White (1 bit)

  • Grayscale (8 bit)

  • Color (24 bit)

File type
  • Adobe PDF (*.pdf)

  • JPEG (*.jpg, *.jpeg)

  • GIF (*.gif)

  • Windows Bitmap (*.bmp)

  • TIFF (*.tiff, *.tif)

  • TIFF – compressed (*.tiff, *.tif)

Size to scan
  • Letter

  • Legal

  • Executive

  • A6

  • A5

  • A4

  • Envelope #10

  • Envelope DL

  • Envelope C5

  • Envelope B5

  • Envelope Monarch

  • B5 (ISO)

  • B5 (JIS)

  • Double Postcard (JIS)

  • Postcard

  • Postcard Std #10

  • 8.5 x 13

  • 16K

  • Business Card

  • Photo: 3.5 x 5 in (9 x 13 cm)

  • Photo: 5 x 3.5 in (13 x 9 cm)

  • Photo: 4 x 6 in (10 x 15 cm)

  • Photo: 6 x 4 in (15 x 10 cm)

  • Photo: 5 x 7 in (13 x 18 cm)

  • Photo: 7 x 5 in (18 x 13 cm)

  • Photo: 6 x 8 in (15 x 24 cm)

  • Photo: 8 x 6 in (24 x 15 cm)

  • Photo: 8 x 10 in (20 x 25 cm)

Scan drivers

WIA driver

The WIA driver does not support duplex scanning.

Use any of the following methods to open the Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) scanning feature for Windows XP:

  • Start WIA scanning through a WIA-compliant software program.

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  • Right-click on the scanner icon in the My Computer folder, and then click Scan.

  • Right-click on the scanner icon in the My Computer folder, and then click Scanner Wizard.

  • Right-click on the scanner icon in the Scanners and Cameras folder in the Control Panel, and then click Scan.

  • Right-click on the scanner icon in the Scanners and Cameras folder in the Control Panel, and then click Scanner Wizard.

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The WIA user interface is relatively simple and does not contain the wide range of image-quality options that are available in the TWAIN-driver user interface.

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When you use the WIA scan driver, you must modify the brightness and contrast after you perform the scan. Contrast or brightness modifications cannot be set on the product. Only native product resolutions are supported, and no software interpolation is performed. The WIA scan driver supports ADF or flatbed scanning, but does not support duplex scanning. The WIA scan driver supports the following file types:

  • .BMP

  • .JPG

  • .GIF

  • .TIFF

  • .FPX

  • .PNG

For more information about scanning, see the HP LaserJet M1522 MFP Series User Guide, which is available on the printing-system CD that came with the product.

TWAIN driver

The product software includes a TWAIN-driver user interface that provides great flexibility and a wide range of image-quality options. TWAIN is an industry-standard scanning protocol, and you can initiate scans from the product by using any TWAIN-compliant program.

Peripheral management language (PML) is the supported scan language.

The TWAIN driver does not support duplex scanning.

TWAIN compatibility

TWAIN-compliant programs can scan documents directly from the product. Programs that follow the TWAIN standards should work because HP LaserJet products support the required core functions for TWAIN version 1.9 compliance. However, these programs have only limited support for extended TWAIN options, and software that requires full support, such as Adobe and Core, might not function as expected.

For programs that are not TWAIN-compliant, use the following steps as a workaround:

  1. Use the HP LaserJet Scan software to scan the document into a folder in .TIFF format (or any other file type that the software supports).

  2. Import the .TIFF file into the program.

For more information about TWAIN, visit the following Web site:

www.twain.org Non-HP site

TWAIN-driver user interface

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The TWAIN-driver user interface contains the following options:

  • New Scan. Use this control to rescan the image. Flatbed scanner previews always appear at 75 dpi and in color.

  • Accept. Use this control to rescan the image if the original is on the flatbed scanner and to then send the image back to the program with the specified settings.

  • Resize. Use this control to change the selection area for the final scan.

  • Lighten/Darken. Use this control to lighten or darken the scanned image.

  • Color Adjustment. Use this control to adjust the color on the scanned image.

  • Resolution. Use this option to designate the final resolution for the image. The software interpolates non-native resolutions that are higher than 1200 dpi.

  • Mirror. Use this option to flip the scanned image horizontally.

  • Invert Colors. Use this control to invert the colors in the scanned image.

  • Descreen. Use this control to apply a special algorithm that detects and removes undesirable patterns from the scanned image. Selecting this option automatically triggers a rescan because the descreen operation must take place as the image data is flowing in from the scanner.

  • Rotate. Use this control to rotate the scanned image 90°.

  • Zoom. Use this control to zoom in on the selected area of the scan. This automatically starts a rescan if one is needed to obtain a clear image.

  • Reset Tools. Use this option to reset all the controls to their default values.

To configure additional scan settings, on the Scan drop-down menu, click Scan Preferences.

The Scan Preferences dialog box contains two tabs: Automatic and Quality vs. Speed. However, the HP LaserJet Scan software supports only the options on the Automatic tab. The following options are available on the Automatic tab:

  • Automatically straighten scanned images

  • Automatically adjust exposure

  • Automatically adjust color

  • Use enhanced color

  • Prompt for additional scans from glass/TMA.

  • Restore Defaults

For more information about scanning, see the HP LaserJet M1522 MFP Series User Guide, which is available on the printing-system CD that came with the product.

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