How to Scan with HP software
By Editorial Team
Updated September 09, 2022
One of the major benefits of owning a scanner or all-in-one printer is the ability to convert hard-copy files such as documents and photographs into electronic format. Many HP scanners and all-in-one printers include some HP scanning software, such as the Solution Center, which allows you to save a scan in a variety of formats, including PDF, TIF, JPEG and BMP. After scanning the file you can share it with friends or family through email or save it to a disc for backup purposes.
How to Scan With HP Software: HP Smart App
There are several options for HP scanner software, and you can make your choice on the basis of the device you have. The simplest method is getting the HP Smart app, which is available both on mobile and desktop. If you're using a mobile, go to "Printer Scan" to use your physical HP device, or "Camera Scan" to use your mobile device. Place the document or image as needed, then tap "Preferences" to select enhancement features, choose "Done" and then press "Scan" to start the scan.
Use HP Solution Center With a HP Printer/Scanner
Alternatively, you can perform the same task with your HP printer or scanner using HP Solution Center.
Turn on your HP scanner or all-in-one printer and launch HP Solution Center.
Place the document face down on the scanner and close the lid.
Click the “Scan Document” button on the main menu.
Select your preferred output format, such as PDF or TIF, from the "Scan Shortcuts" list.
Click the “Scan” button.
Click the “Options” button to the right of the "File Type" field and then use the slider bar to select an image quality. While selecting a high quality produces a larger file size, the image quality will be better. Click "OK" to save the image quality settings and exit the "Save Options" dialog box.
Enter a file name for the scanned document in the "Basic File Name" field.
Click the “Browse” button to the right of the "Save Location" field and select your preferred destination folder for the scanned file, such as "My Scans" or "Documents."
Click “OK” to scan the document.
Click the “Crop” tab to edit scan. By default, the HP software scan covers the entire scanning bed, which might not be ideal if you have a smaller document. Click and drag the small black boxes on the corners and edges of the highlighted field to crop the scanned document.
Click the “Finish” button after cropping the image. The image will be re-scanned and saved according to the edits you made.
Scan a Photo with HP Scanner Software
Turn on the HP scanner/printer and open HP Solution Center.
Place the photo face-down on the scanner and close the lid to the scanner or printer.
Click the “Scan Picture” button.
Select the “Picture to File” option and then click the “Scan” button.
Click the “File Type” drop-down menu and select your preferred output format, such as BMP, JPEG or PNG.
Enter a file name in the "Basic File Name" field.
Click the “Browse” button to the right of the "Save Location" field and select your preferred output folder for the scanned file.
Click “OK” to scan the photo.
Click the “Crop” tab to edit the scanned image. Click and drag the black boxes on the corners and edges of the highlighted scan to crop the image.
Click the "Resize Output" tab and then click the "Resolution" button. Select your preferred image resolution from the drop-down menu and click "OK."
Click the “Finish” button to re-scan the document and save the edited image to your chosen output folder. Click “Done” when the process is complete.
To ensure that you receive a high-quality scan, use a soft, linen-free cloth to remove any dust or streaks on the glass.
- To ensure that you receive a high-quality scan, use a soft, linen-free cloth to remove any dust or streaks on the glass.
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