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12-26-2002, 04:47 PM
I had Windows 98 and a Canon FB630U scanner. I got a Dell with Win XP and downloaded the new drivers and software from the Canon website. My problem is that the XP software doesn't come with this program that lets you preview the scan and then crop it before the final scan.
I just get the Canon toolbar that says fax, email, copy and save. After that it automatically prints it out. There's no option to preview it before you print. Anyone know what software I can use? The original CD won't install on XP with the software that let's you preview the scanned area.
Canon's website is lacking.
12-29-2002, 05:47 AM
Did you get the software off canon's site? http://www.usa.canon.com/html/conCprDriversTypeSystemV2.jsp?minisite=10000&type=Software&prodref=PS&subtype=Software&group_id=-1&level2catq=AllCats&item=111&modelid=6853§ion=10274&pname=CanoScan%20FB%20630U
It says its for xp, but I have no way of knowing if it previews before printing. I have a canon scanner, one of those real thin ones, and when I do a direct copy, I never have been able to preview. I just can enable settings and what not. I am able to preview for scanning with the quick scan feature or under another program. It does create one extra step, but if you must preview that always works.
12-29-2002, 11:27 AM
Yah I got the XP drivers off of the canon website. With 98, it would do a draft scan of it before doing a final scan and then send the image to Photoshop or MS Imaging. Now it just scans and prints it out. I don't what it looks like until it's printed out. Needless to say this makes it very difficult to edit the picture.
12-29-2002, 02:00 PM
Can you use Photoshop to do that? Life open Photoshop, then go to File->Import->Twain Select(your device). That's the way I do it, so that I can get around using the crappy software that came with my scanner.
12-29-2002, 04:55 PM
I'm a bit confused now. I thought you were just trying to use the scanner as a copier for documents or something. But for regular ol' scans, I am able to preview it before scanning. Then I have it scanned and edit whatever and print. I usually use photoshop for this. Like esdee says, just use photoshop. But that link I gave I believe is the same software that came with my canon scanner and it does the preview when I hit the custom scan button.
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