Are you struggling with “how to scan from HP printer to computer”? Have trouble in scanning the documents or photos? Do you want to scan a document in Windows 10? Wondering how to scan a document on Mac? If so, then relax! You have landed in the right place. Here, we have described the detailed steps that assist you in scanning the document from printer to computer. Check out the steps:
Look at the below steps to start scanning from your printer to computer:
The first step is to ensure that you have connected your computer to the scanner using the Ethernet cable.
Make sure that you have placed scanners and computers within the WiFi range
After that, put the intended document on the scanner in such a manner that the thing you want to scan faces down. Thereafter, close the lid.
Click on the “Start” button from your computer located at the lower left corner of the screen.
Next, open “Fax and Scan”. You can open it either in the desktop apps or by entering this name on the search bar.
In the next step, click on the “New Scan” option given on the left corner of your screen. After that, you will see that a new window will display on your screen.
Now, you need to ensure that your printer is in exactly the upper-left corner of the new window. In case, it is not then tap on the “Change” option and then choose the appropriate printer that you want to use for scanning.
In the next step, choose the right file that you want to scan and adjust brightness, resolution, contrast etc.
Before starting scanning the document, preview it and make the appropriate adjustment if needed.
At last, tap on the “Scan” button to scan the document.
Go through the below-mentioned instructions to scan a document in Windows 10 by using the Windows Scan app:
The first step is to go to the Microsoft Store and download the Windows Scan. To install it on your device, you will be redirected to the desktop app.
Once the app is downloaded, open the Windows Scan app.
After that, you will be prompted to connect your scanner either wirelessly or using USB cable.
Ensure that you have selected the correct scanner from the list.
Select the file that you want to scan and upload it.
Before proceeding further, tap on the “Show More” option to select whether you want the scanned document in black and white or colour. Set the resolution.
Tap on the Preview option to finalize your selection. If you want to crop it then use the pins if needed.
Once all the things seem good, tap on the “Scan” button. After that, a pop-up message will be displayed on the screen that the scan document is saved successfully.
View the scanned document by clicking on “View” on the Windows Scan app. The scanned copy will be saved in the Pictures folder in your computer unless you have not changed the location for the saved file in teh Windows Scan app’s settings.
Before starting the scanner setup on Mac devices, you need to ensure that your Mac has the latest and updated version of the Image Capture. If you are using the multifunctional AirPrint printer and scanner then you can skip this step. Here’s are the steps to set up scanner on the Mac devices:
Firstly, connect your scanner to the Mac device.
Plug-in your device and switch it on.
Make sure to not install any software with your scanner as your Mac OS will download it automatically.
After that, tap on the Apple icon given on the top-left corner of your screen.
Hit on the “System Preferences” option.
Next, click on the “Printers and Scanners” tab.
Choose your scanner from the displayed list.
In case, you are unable to view the scanner list then tap on the “+” sign located to the lower-left corner of your screen. Hit on the “Add” button.
At last, a message will display on the screen saying your scanner is set up successfully on your Mac device.
Once you set up your scanner properly for your Mac devices, you can start scanning the document. Look at the below steps to know how to scan a document on Mac devices:
The first step is to open the scanner.
After that, connect your scanner with your Mac device.
Plug-in your printer and scanner. Switch it on
Go to the Apple icon located on the top-left corner of your screen. Tap on the “System Preferences” under the Printers and Scanners tab.
Choose your scanner from the displayed list on the left side of the displayed window.
Hit on the Scan button to start the scanning of the chosen document.
Follow the below steps to scan a document on your Mac device by using Image capture option:
Firstly, connect your scanner to the Mac device and then turn it on.
Place a document that you want to scan from your scanner.
Run the Image Capture on your Mac device. Search for the Image Capture in the Application folder or just enter the Image capture in the Spotlight search field.
Choose the scanner from the pane located at the left side of the screen. If you do not find your scanner then tap on Shared to reveal shared devices. Choose your selection.
The app will show you the default scanning window where you can make the basic scanning settings.
Choose the destination for scanning in the Pictures drop-down menu.
Next, you need to select the bounding box size. Here, you can choose several bounding boxes to scan variou portions of the document.
Tap on Show Details to see the preview of the document that you want to scan.
You can also change the bounding box all around the document or image that you want to scan through dragging.
From the Show Details panel, you can choose either color or black and white scan option, set the size, resolution and many other options.
At last, tap on the Scan button to start the scanning. It will be saved to the chosen location.