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HP Color LaserJet CM1015MFP and CM1017MFP Series Printers - HP scanning system

Scanning methods

Scan from the HP Color LaserJet CM1015 MFP/CM1017 MFP by using either of the following methods.

  • Open the HP Solution Center. Double-click the desktop icon or click Start , click Programs , click HP , click HP Solution Center , and then click either Scan Pictures or Scan Documents .

  • From the HP Color LaserJet CM1015 MFP/CM1017 MFP control panel. On the HP Color LaserJet CM1015 MFP/CM1017 MFP control panel, press the Scan To button. Use the < or > buttons to make a selection from following list, and then press the Start Scan or the Enter button.

    Scanning from the product control panel is possible only after it has first been configured in the HP Solution Center.

    See Scan settings for information about the following options:

    • If you select an e-mail address that you had previously added in the HP Solution Center, the scanned item is sent to that e-mail recipient as an attachment.

    • If you select a folder location that you had previously added in the HP Solution Center, the scanned item is saved in the folder location you specify.

    • If you select PC:File , you will save the scanned item to the <current user's home>\My Documents\My Scans directory on the computer.

      If you move the My Documents folder, the PC:File folder does not follow to the new location. It remains hard-coded to the current-user's home, and scan jobs continue to be stored there.
  • From a TWAIN- or WIA-compliant software program. Check the Help system in the software program to learn how to scan from a TWAIN- or WIA-compliant scanner from within that program.

  • From the Camera and Scanner Wizard on Windows XP. In Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Windows XP x64, click Start , click Control Panel , double-click Scanners and Cameras , and then double-click the HP Color LaserJet CM1015 MFP/CM1017 MFP scanner icon. The Camera and Scanner Wizard appears. Follow the onscreen directions to save your scanned item to a file.

HP LaserJet Scan software

Use the HP LaserJet Scan software to scan from the HP Color LaserJet CM1015 MFP/CM1017 MFP 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.

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

Create a scan

Follow these steps to create a scan with the HP LaserJet Scan software.

  1. Click Start , Programs , HP , HP Color LaserJet CM1015 MFP/CM1017 MFP, and then click HP Solution Center .

  2. Click Scan Picture or Scan Document .

  3. Make any changes to settings that you want. If you want to see a preview of your scan, leave theShow Preview check box selected. After you have made your changes, click Scan .

  4. If you clicked to clear the Show Preview check box, go to step 5.

    If you left the Show Preview check box selected. the hp scanning dialog box appears. You have the option of making additional changes to the scan here. When you have finished making changes, click Accept Scan .

  5. The HP LaserJet Scan software scans your item and sends it to the destination you selected in step 3.

User interface

The HP LaserJet Scanning software contains the following dialog boxes, which can all be accessed by clicking the Scan Picture or the Scan Document buttons in HP Solution Center.

Scan Picture or Scan Document

When you click Scan Picture or Scan Document in the HP Solution Center, the Scanning from the Scan [Picture or Document] button (Solution Center) dialog box appears.

1: Scanning from the Scan Picture button (Solution Center) dialog box

2: Scanning from the Scan Document button (Solution Center)

The following options are common to both dialog boxes.

What are you scanning?

The options in this section are selected by default according to which Scan button you selected in the HP Solution Center. The following options are available.

  • Document. This is the default when you select Scan Document from the HP Solution Center.

    • Color

    • Grayscale

    • Black & White

  • Picture. This is the default setting when you select Scan Picture from the HP Solution Center.

Where do you want to send the scanned image?

The following options are available.

  • Scan to: The following options are available from the drop-down menu.

    • HP Photosmart Premier. This is the default when you select Scan Picture from the HP Solution Center.

    • Photosmart Express

    • Paint

    • Printer

    • E-mail

    • Print Tab in Photosmart Premier

    • Copy to clipboard

    • Save to File. This is the default when you select Scan Document from the HP Solution Center.

    • HP Photosmart Share

    • Additional options. Additional programs might be listed here depending on the programs you have installed on your computer. For example, if these programs are installed on the computer, they would also appear in this list: HP Document Viewer, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Powerpoint.

  • File Type: The following file types are available.

    • .BMP . This is the default when you select Scan Document from the HP Solution Center.

    • .GIF

    • .JPG This is the default when you select Scan Picture from the HP Solution Center.

    • .PDF

    • .TIFF (both regular and compressed)

Save Options

Save Options. The title of this button varies according to the selection made in the Scan to: drop-down menu. Clicking this button opens the Save Options dialog box.

3: Save Options for the Scan Picture button dialog box – HP LaserJet Scan software

This dialog box allows you to set default settings for the Scan Picture button for the selection you made in the Scan to: drop-down menu. The following options are available.

  • File Type. Choose the file type you want to use from the drop-down menu. This control includes a button you can use to change settings for .jpg images.

  • Base File Name. Designate a base file name in the text box to which the software will append a number in sequence. This option includes a check box to allow you to overwrite existing files with the same filename.

  • Save Location. Type the path for the location you want files to be saved, or use the Browse button to navigate to the location. The default location for scans is in a folder the software creates called My Scans inside the user's My Documents folder.

    Check the Use Monthly Sub-Folder check box if you want the software to create a new subfolder each month in the location you specify.

  • Prompt for these Save Options at time of scan check box

Additional options

The following additional options appear near the bottom of the dialog box.

  • Show Preview. Click to select this check box to see a preview of your scan. Selecting this option, then clicking Scan opens the HP Scanning dialog box. For more information, see TWAIN driver user interface .

  • Save these settings as defaults for the Scan Picture (or Scan Document) button. Select this check box to save the current settings for the button you used to open the HP Scanning dialog box. If you want to change the default settings at a later time, use the Button Settings dialog box.

  • Do not prompt me for these settings again. Select this check box to use the default settings for each scan and avoid opening the HP Scanning dialog box.

Document preview image

The document preview image section contains a color, grayscale, or black and white representation of the selection you make in the What are you scanning? group box. Depending on whether you chose to scan a document or a picture, one of the following options also becomes available.

  • Scan Picture Settings. Make changes to the default settings for the Scan Picture button.

    4: Scan Picture settings – HP LaserJet Scan software

    The following options are available.

    • Resolution

    • Output type

    • When scanning pictures from the glass options

    • Saving selected settings as a Scan Profile .

  • Scan Document Settings. Make changes to the default settings for the Scan Document button.

    5: Scan Document settings – HP LaserJet Scan software

    The following options are available.

    • Resolution

    • Automatically crop scanned documents

    • Saving selected settings as a Scan Profile .

    • Settings for scanning a document for editable text

OK, Help, and Cancel
  • OK. Click this option to confirm selected settings.

  • Help. Click here for help with scanning issues.

  • Cancel. Click here to cancel the scan.

E-mail

The HP LaserJet Scan software for Windows supports any 32-bit, messaging application programming interface (MAPI)-compliant e-mail program. The HP LaserJet Scan software does not support Internet-based e-mail programs such as Hotmail, Yahoo, or MSN.

Follow these steps to determine if your e-mail program is MAPI-compliant;

  • Open Windows Explorer.

  • Right-click on any file, select Send To , and thenMail Recipient .

  • If your e-mail application launches with the selected file as an attachment, your e-mail application is MAPI-compliant.

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: V5.1.0 and V6.5.4

E-mail is always sent through your default e-mail client. To see your default e-mail client in Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Windows XP x64(the path varies for other Windows operating system), click Start , Settings , Control Panel , Network and Internet Options , Internet Options , 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
75 dpi
100 dpi
150 dpi
200 dpi
300 dpi
600 dpi
1200 dpi
2400 dpi
3600 dpi
4800 dpi
7200 dpi
9600 dpi
19200 dpi
Image type (bit depth)
Automatically choose output type
Millions of colors
256 Colors
256 Colors Web Palette
256 Colors System Palette
256 Gray Shades (Grayscale)
Black and White (1 bit)
File type
Adobe PDF (*.pdf)
Adobe PDF – searchable (*.pdf)
JPEG (*.jpg, *.jpeg)
Windows Bitmap (*.bmp)
TIFF (*.tiff, *.tif)
TIFF – compressed (*.tiff, *.tif)
PNG Image (*.png)
PCX Image (*.pcx)
Flashpix (*.fpx)
Rich text file (*.rtf)
HTML (*.htm)
TEXT file (*.txt)
When scanning pictures from the glass
Scan single picture to file
Scan multiple photos to individual files (single selection for each photo found)
Scan multiple photos to a single file (single selection for all photos found)
Scan entire scanning glass

Scan drivers

The HP Color LaserJet CM1015 MFP/CM1017 MFP software includes the following integrated scan drivers.

  • TWAIN driver

  • Microsoft Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) driver (Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 only)

A network administrator must initiate the scan features.

TWAIN driver

The HP Color LaserJet CM1015 MFP/CM1017 MFP 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 HP Color LaserJet CM1015 MFP/CM1017 MFP by using any TWAIN-compliant program.

The current supported scan language is Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP).

The TWAIN driver does not support duplex scanning.

TWAIN compatibility

TWAIN-compliant programs can acquire documents directly from the HP Color LaserJet CM1015 MFP/CM1017 MFP. Programs that follow the TWAIN standards should work. (HP LaserJet MFPs support the required core functions for TWAIN compliance, but have only limited support for extended TWAIN options.)

The HP Color LaserJet CM1015 MFP/CM1017 MFP products are 1.9 TWAIN compliant.
TWAIN scanning does not work with some programs

For programs that are not TWAIN-compliant, use the following process as a workaround.

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

  2. Import the .TIFF file into the program.

Additional information about TWAIN

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

www.twain.org Non-HP site

TWAIN driver user interface

6: TWAIN driver user interface

The TWAIN user interface contains the following options:

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

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

  • Resize. Use this control to change the selection area for final scan. The final scan is performed within this selection area.

  • 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 resolutions that are above 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. Choosing 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 set additional scan settings, on the Scan menu, click Scan preferences .

7: Scan Preferences

The Scan Preferences dialog box contains three tabs: Automatic , Quality vs. Speed , and Preview . However, the HP Color LaserJet CM1015 MFP/CM1017 MFP 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

WIA driver

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 device. Only native device resolutions are supported and software interpolation is not performed. The WIA scan driver supports flatbed scanning, but it does not support duplex scanning. The WIA scan driver supports the following compression types:

  • None

  • .JPG

  • .GIF

  • .TIFF

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