how to use the scanner
You can customize some features of the HP Scanjet scanner, including the front
panel button settings, previewing of images, and other preferences. If you have
an HP Scanjet 3970 scanner, you can choose whether scanning takes place
immediately or waits for the warm-up cycle to complete.
change settings from the hp director
When you use the scanner buttons or the HP Director, the scanner uses settings
optimized for the scanned original type, such as a photograph. The Settings
menu in the HP Director provides a means of changing all scanning settings. It
includes button settings, scanning preferences, and other settings that you can
change. To change settings start the HP Director, and click Settings.
turn preview image on or off
You can change whether a preview image appears or does not appear. For more
information, see the HP Photo & Imaging software help.
enable instant scanning
If you have an HP Scanjet 3970 scanner, use the instant scanning feature to set
the scanner to begin scanning immediately, without waiting for the lamp to warm
Open the HP Director, click Settings, and click Scan Preferences.
Click the Quality vs. Speed tab.
To eliminate the lamp warm-up time and enable instant scanning, select
the Instant Lamp Warm-up check box.
To reduce power consumption, clear the Instant Lamp Warm-up check
select picture or document
When the software prompts you for an original type, you have two choices:
Picture or Document. The scanner optimizes settings based on your choice. Use
the following guidelines to determine the best original type for your needs.
If your original consists of
Select this original type
A printed photograph, graphic, slide, or negatives, Picture
or objects, such as framed photos, artwork, or fabric
Note: Avoid placing items with sharp edges in
the scanner. Doing so can damage the scanner.
Before placing an item on the scanner glass,
make sure the item is free of wet glue, correction
fluid, or other substances that can be
transferred to the glass.
Text, both text and graphics, or any text that you
want to edit later
To change the original types, see change settings on page 8.