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Scan from Windows 8 With the Full Feature HP Software for HP Multifunction Printers

Introduction

This document explains how to scan in Windows 8. There are multiple ways to scan a photo or document. You can use the HP software that comes with your printer, functionality built into the Windows operating system, or downloadable apps. This document provides instructions to scan with these options.

Click the plus sign ( ) for more information.

Should I scan with or without HP software?

Various scan options are available with or without HP software. The option you choose can depend on the type of scan job you need.

What are the differences?

There are a few differences between the two options to keep in mind.

  • Scanning with HP software : For enhanced scan functionality, the Full Feature HP software includes HP Scan - valuable software to help you complete scan jobs. It offers a friendly user interface with available scanning shortcuts. The HP software offers a number of output options not available with the drivers built into the Windows operating system. This is the recommended scanning option when Full Feature HP software is available.

  • Scanning without HP software : This option relies on drivers built into the Windows operating system. The scan options available are limited when compared to those available with the Full Feature HP software. However, this option provides a quick way to scan photos or simple files. The scan functionality in Windows also provides a smaller driver installation, uses less system resources, and can provide a method to scan if you do not have permissions to install the Full Feature HP software on a computer.

Do I have HP software on my computer?

HP Scan software is part of a Full Feature or a Basic HP software installation. Follow these steps to see if you have HP software installed on your computer.

  1. Right-click the Start button ( ) in the lower left corner of the screen, and then click Search .

  2. Type the name of your printer in the search box.

    • If your printer displays in the results, you are ready to begin. Choose the option you want to use to scan.

    • If your printer does not display in the results, continue to the next section to get the latest HP software.

How do I get the HP software?

If you have not already installed the Full Feature HP software and would like to, follow these steps.

Video of downloading and installing the Full Feature software for a USB connection

The following video demonstrates how to download and install the Full Feature software with a USB connection in Windows 8.

If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, view the video on YouTube Non-HP site .

Video of downloading and installing the Full Feature software with a wireless connection

The following video demonstrates how to download and install a Full Feature driver with a wireless connection in Windows 8.

If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click or tap here to play the video on YouTube Non-HP site .

  1. Turn on the printer.

  2. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer and the computer (if you already connected it). If the printer is connected to your network, leave it connected.

  3. Go to HP Customer Support - Software and Driver Downloads .

  4. Use one of the available methods to identify your printer model.

    The software and driver results page displays when the printer model is identified.

    Figure 1: Example of the Software and driver results page

    Image: Example of the Software and driver results window
  5. Check to see if your operating system is correctly identified. If your operating system is not correct, click Edit , select your operating system and version from the drop-down menus, and then click Update .

  6. Click Driver - Product Installation Software , and then click Download .

  7. If an HP Download and Install Assistant window displays, select Use HP Download and Install Assistant (Recommended) or Download only , and then click Next .

    Figure 2: Example of the HP Download and Install Assistant window

    Image: Example of the HP Download and Install Assistant window
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions to save the driver to your computer.

  9. If you used the Download only method, open or run the driver file, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.

How to scan with HP software

The instructions in this section require that you have installed the full feature HP software.

NOTE: If you are not using the latest version of Windows 8, the information in this document might not match. You can get the latest version from the Microsoft Store.

How to scan an everyday photo or document

Follow these steps to scan a general document or image.

Step one: Load the photo or document

You can scan from the scanner glass or from the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) tray, if your printer has one.

  1. Make sure that the printer is turned on and that it is connected to the computer.

  2. Load the document or photo.

    • Document

      When scanning a document you can position it directly on top of the scanner glass or you can use the ADF tray (if your printer has one).

      • Scanner glass

        Place the document print side down on the scanner glass, and then position it according to the guides around the glass (usually on the right-front corner or the left-front corner). Close the scanner lid.

      • ADF

        Place a single-page or multi-page document into the ADF tray. The printed side faces up and the top edge goes into the tray first. Adjust the width guides to fit the document.

      NOTE: If your printer does not have an ADF and you are scanning a multi-page document, you will need to load each page on the scanner glass one at a time to scan the document.
    • Photo

      Place the photo image side down on the scanner glass, and then position it according to the guides around the glass (usually on the right-front corner or the left-front corner). Close the scanner lid.

      CAUTION: Do not load photos in the ADF. Use the scanner glass instead to prevent damage to photos and the printer.

Step two: Scan the item

Video of scanning the item

The following video demonstrates how to scan with HP software in Windows 8.

NOTE: This video shows an HP Officejet Pro 8600 printer, but the steps are the same for your printer.

If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here to play the video on YouTube Non-HP site .

  1. Open the HP Scan window with one of the following methods.

    • From the Desktop, double-click the icon for your printer, click Print & Scan , and then click Scan a Document or Photo .

    • Right-click the Start button ( ) in the lower left corner of the screen, click Search , type Devices and printers , click Devices and Printers in the search results, double-click the icon for your printer, and then click HP Printer Assistant .

  2. Select the appropriate scan option for the item you are scanning.

    • What scan options are available?

      NOTE: Depending on your printer, you might not have all of the following scan options available.
      Scan option
      Description
      Image: Save to PDF
      Save as PDF
      Use this option to scan text documents that will not be editable. Use the Save as Editable Text (OCR) to scan text that you can edit.
      Image: Save to JPEG
      Save as JPEG
      Use this option to scan photos and images.
      Image: Email as PDF
      Email as PDF
      Use this option to automatically attach a non-editable scanned text document to an email message using a local email client such as Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird.
      NOTE: Unless your printer supports editing an email server or scanning to different email profiles (see product specifications), Email as PDF only works with a local email client. This option does not work for Web-based email services (Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail) unless they are configured through a local email client.
      Image: Email as JPEG
      Email as JPEG
      Use this option to automatically attach a scanned photo or image to an email message using a local email client such as Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird.
      NOTE: Unless your printer supports editing an email server or scanning to different email profiles (see product specifications), Email as JPEG only works with a local email client. This option does not work for Web-based email services (Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail) unless they are configured through a local email client.
      Image: Save as Editable Text (OCR)
      Save as Editable Text (OCR)
      Use this option to scan text documents that you can then edit. You must have Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software from HP or a third-party vendor (OmniPage, FineReader, TextBridge, SimpleOCR) installed on your computer to save the text as editable.
      Image: Everyday Scan
      Everyday Scan
      Use this option to create customized scan settings that you will use regularly.
  3. To the right of each scan option are default recommended settings for scan size, output type, resolution, and file type (for text scans only). Use these default settings unless you need to customize the settings for your scan.

    • To change the basic scan settings

      Click the drop-down arrow ( ) to select the setting that you want to change.

    • To change the advanced scan settings

      Click Advanced Settings to change the following settings (depending on your printer):

      • Specify the location to send saved scans on the computer

      • Edit the file name of the saved scan

      • Specify to create a new file for each scan or to combine multiple scans into one file

      • Specify how the HP software completes the scan action:

        • Opens the scan file

        • Launches File Explorer

        • Emails the scan

        • Does nothing (saves scan to specified location)

    • Resolution and color settings information

      • Resolution : This setting is measured in dots per inch (DPI). Higher DPI settings result in higher quality scans. Additionally, higher DPI settings increase the output file size of the scan.

      • Color : Use this setting for scanning high quality color photos or documents that have multiple colors.

      • Black and white : Use this setting for scanning text-only documents.

      • Grayscale : Use this setting for scans that require a small file size.

  4. Click Scan . A preview of the scan displays (by default).

    NOTE: If you unchecked Scan Preview , scans are automatically saved to the specified location on the computer. You cannot place a multi-page original into a single file if Scan Preview is disabled.
  5. When the scan completes, perform one of the following actions:

    • Click Save to capture the scanned file and leave HP Scan open.

    • Click Done to capture the scanned file and close HP Scan.

    • Click the Plus sign ( ) on the left side of the window to scan additional pages.

      NOTE: Additional pages scan at 300 dots per inch (dpi) or lower.
    • Click the X ( ) to delete the scanned file, and then click Back to scan a new file.

How to scan as editable text (OCR)

Follow these steps to scan a text document that you can edit.

NOTE: You must have Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software from HP or a third-party vendor installed on your computer to save a scanned text document as editable.

Step one: Load the document

You can scan from the scanner glass or from the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) tray, if your printer has one.

NOTE: If your printer does not have an ADF and you are scanning a multi-page document, you will need to load each page on the scanner glass one at a time to scan the document.
  1. Make sure that the printer is turned on and that it is connected to the computer.

  2. Load the document.

    • Scanner glass

      Place the document print side down on the scanner glass, and then position it according to the guides around the glass (usually on the right-front corner or the left-front corner). Close the scanner lid.

    • ADF

      Place a single-page or multi-page document into the ADF tray. The printed side faces up and the top edge goes into the tray first. Adjust the width guides to fit the document.

Step two: Scan the document

  1. Open the HP Scan window with one of the following methods.

    • From the Desktop, double-click the icon for your printer, click Print & Scan , and then click Scan a Document or Photo .

    • Right-click the Start button ( ) in the lower left corner of the screen, click Search , type Devices and printers , click Devices and Printers in the search results, double-click the icon for your printer, and then click HP Printer Assistant .

  2. Click Save as Editable Text (OCR) .

    Figure 3: Save as Editable Text (OCR) icon

    Image: Save as Editable Text (OCR) icon
    NOTE: If Save as Editable Text (OCR) does not display in the options, your printer did not ship with HP OCR software. To scan as editable text, you can install software from a third-party vendor such as OmniPage, FineReader, TextBridge, or SimpleOCR. HP recommends that you contact the vendor to see if your printer is compatible, and for steps to use the software.
  3. In the HP Scan window, to the right of each scan option there are default recommended settings for scan size, output type, resolution, and file type (for text scans only). Use these default settings unless you need to customize the settings for your scan.

    • To change the basic scan settings

      Click or tap the drop-down arrow ( ) to select the setting that you want to change.

    • To change the advanced scan settings

      Click Advanced Settings to change the following settings (depending on your printer):

      • Specify the location to send saved scans on the computer

      • Edit the file name of the saved scan

      • Specify to create a new file for each scan or to combine multiple scans into one file

      • Specify how the HP software completes the scan action:

        • Opens the scan file

        • Launches File Explorer

        • Emails the scan

        • Does nothing (saves scan to specified location)

    • Resolution and color settings information

      • Resolution : This setting is measured in dots per inch (DPI). Higher DPI settings result in higher quality scans. Additionally, higher DPI settings increase the output file size of the scan.

      • Color : Use this setting for scanning high quality color photos or documents that have multiple colors.

      • Black and white : Use this setting for scanning text-only documents.

      • Grayscale : Use this setting for scans that require a small file size.

  4. Click Scan . A preview of the scan displays (by default).

    NOTE: If you unchecked Scan Preview , scans are automatically saved to the specified location on the computer. You cannot place a multi-page original into a single file if Scan Preview is disabled.
  5. When the scan completes, perform one of the following actions:

    • Click Save to capture the scanned file and leave HP Scan open.

    • Click Done to capture the scanned file and close HP Scan.

    • Click the Plus sign ( ) on the left side of the window to scan additional pages.

      NOTE: Additional pages scan at 300 dots per inch (dpi) or lower.
    • Click the X ( ) to delete the scanned file, and then click Back to scan a new file.

How to scan to email

Follow these steps to attach a scanned item to an email message.

Step one: Load the photo or document

You can scan from the scanner glass or from the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) tray, if your printer has one.

  1. Make sure that the printer is turned on and that it is connected to the computer.

  2. Load the document or photo.

    • Document

      When scanning a document you can position it directly on top of the scanner glass or you can use the ADF tray (if your printer has one).

      • Scanner glass

        Place the document print side down on the scanner glass, and then position it according to the guides around the glass (usually on the right-front corner or the left-front corner). Close the scanner lid.

      • ADF

        Place a single-page or multi-page document into the ADF tray. The printed side faces up and the top edge goes into the tray first. Adjust the width guides to fit the document.

      NOTE: If your printer does not have an ADF and you are scanning a multi-page document, you will need to load each page on the scanner glass one at a time to scan the document.
    • Photo

      Place the photo image side down on the scanner glass, and then position it according to the guides around the glass (usually on the right-front corner or the left-front corner). Close the scanner lid.

      CAUTION: Do not load photos in the ADF. Use the scanner glass instead to prevent damage to photos and the printer.

Step two: Scan the item

  1. Open the HP Scan window with one of the following methods.

    • From the Desktop, double-click the icon for your printer, click Print & Scan , and then click Scan a Document or Photo .

    • Right-click the Start button ( ) in the lower left corner of the screen, click Search , type Devices and printers , click Devices and Printers in the search results, double-click the icon for your printer, and then click HP Printer Assistant .

  2. Select the type of email program you are using for information on how to choose a scan option.

    NOTE: Unless your printer supports editing the email server or scanning to different email profiles (see product specifications), sending a scan directly to an email message only works with a local email client . Additionally, Web-based email services (Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail) must be configured through your local email client to scan directly to email.
    • Local email client (Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird)

      If you use a local email client , you can automatically attach a scan to an email message. Choose one of the following scan options:

      Scan option
      Description
      Image: Email as PDF
      Email as PDF
      Use this option to automatically attach a non-editable scanned text document to an email message.
      Image: Email as JPEG
      Email as JPEG
      Use this option to automatically attach a scanned photo or image to an email message.
    • Web-based email client (Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail)

      If you did not configure your Web-based email through a local email client such as Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird, you cannot send a scan directly to email. You must first save your scan to a folder on your computer, and then manually attach it to your email message. Choose one of the following scan options:

      Scan option
      Description
      Image: Save to PDF
      Save as PDF
      Use this option to scan a non-editable text document.
      Image: Save to JPEG
      Save as JPEG
      Use this option to scan photos and images.
  3. In the HP Scan window, to the right of each scan option there are default recommended settings for scan size, output type, resolution, and file type (for text scans only). Use these default settings unless you need to customize the settings for your scan.

    • To change the basic scan settings

      Click the drop-down arrow ( ) for the setting that you want to change, and then select the setting you need.

    • To change the advanced scan settings

      Click Advanced Settings to change the following settings (depending on your printer):

      • Specify the location to send saved scans on the computer

      • Edit the file name of the saved scan

      • Specify to create a new file for each scan or to combine multiple scans into one file

      • Specify how the HP software completes the scan action:

        • Opens the scan file

        • Launches File Explorer

        • Emails the scan

        • Does nothing (saves scan to specified location)

    • Resolution and color settings information

      • Resolution : This setting is measured in dots per inch (DPI). Higher DPI settings result in higher quality scans. Additionally, higher DPI settings increase the output file size of the scan.

      • Color : Use this setting for scanning high quality color photos or documents that have multiple colors.

      • Black and white : Use this setting for scanning text-only documents.

      • Grayscale : Use this setting for scans that require a small file size.

  4. Click Scan . A preview of the scan displays (by default).

    NOTE: If you unchecked Scan Preview , scans are automatically saved to the specified location on the computer. You cannot place a multi-page original into a single file if Scan Preview is disabled.
  5. When the scan completes, perform one of the following actions:

    • Click the Plus sign ( ) on the left side of the window to scan additional pages.

      NOTE: Additional pages scan at 300 dots per inch (dpi) or lower.
    • Click Save to capture the scanned file and leave HP Scan open.

    • Click Done to capture the scanned file and close HP Scan.

  6. Select the type of email program you are using for information on attaching the scan to the email message.

    • Local email client (Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird)

      When you click Save , an email message automatically launches with the scan attached.

      NOTE: If a 'No profiles have been created. ' message displays, open your local email client to create a user profile.
    • Web-based email client (Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail)

      Log into your email account and create a new email message. Click the link to attach or insert a file, browse to the destination on the computer where you saved your scan, and then double-click the name of the scanned file to attach it to the email.

How to scan a multi-page original into a single file

Follow these steps to scan a multi-page document into a single file.

Step one: Load the document

You can scan from the scanner glass or from the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) tray, if your printer has one.

NOTE: If your printer does not have an ADF and you are scanning a multi-page document, you will need to load each page on the scanner glass one at a time to scan the document.
  1. Make sure that the printer is turned on and that it is connected to the computer.

  2. Load the document.

    • Scanner glass

      Place the document print side down on the scanner glass, and then position it according to the guides around the glass (usually on the right-front corner or the left-front corner). Close the scanner lid.

    • ADF

      Place a single-page or multi-page document into the ADF tray. The printed side faces up and the top edge goes into the tray first. Adjust the width guides to fit the document.

Step two: Scan the document

  1. Open the HP Scan window with one of the following methods.

    • From the Desktop, double-click the icon for your printer, click Print & Scan , and then click Scan a Document or Photo .

    • Right-click the Start button ( ) in the lower left corner of the screen, click Search , type Devices and printers , click Devices and Printers in the search results, double-click the icon for your printer, and then click HP Printer Assistant .

  2. Select the appropriate scan option for the item you are scanning.

    • What scan options are available?

      NOTE: Depending on your printer, you might not have all of the following scan options available.
      Scan option
      Description
      Image: Save to PDF
      Save as PDF
      Use this option to scan text documents that will not be editable. Use the Save as Editable Text (OCR) to scan text that you can edit.
      Image: Save as Editable Text (OCR)
      Save as Editable Text (OCR)
      Use this option to scan text documents that you can then edit. You must have Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software from HP or a third-party vendor (OmniPage, FineReader, TextBridge, SimpleOCR) installed on your computer to save the text as editable.
      Image: Everyday Scan
      Everyday Scan
      Use this option to create customized scan settings that you will use regularly.
  3. In the HP Scan window, to the right of each scan option there are default recommended settings for scan size, output type, resolution, and file type (for text scans only). Use these default settings unless you need to customize the settings for your scan.

    • To change the basic scan settings

      Click or tap the drop-down arrow ( ) to select the setting that you want to change.

    • To change the advanced scan settings

      Click or tap Advanced Settings to change the following settings (depending on your printer):

      • Specify the location to send saved scans on the computer

      • Edit the file name of the saved scan

      • Specify to create a new file for each scan or to combine multiple scans into one file

      • Specify how the HP software completes the scan action:

        • Opens the scan file

        • Launches File Explorer

        • Emails the scan

        • Does nothing (saves scan to specified location)

    • Resolution and color settings information

      • Resolution : This setting is measured in dots per inch (DPI). Higher DPI settings result in higher quality scans. Additionally, higher DPI settings increase the output file size of the scan.

      • Color : Use this setting for scanning high quality color photos or documents that have multiple colors.

      • Black and white : Use this setting for scanning text-only documents.

      • Grayscale : Use this setting for scans that require a small file size.

  4. Click or tap Scan . A preview of the scan displays (by default).

    Important : The Scan Preview feature must be enabled in order to scan multi-page documents into a single file. Additional pages from the original are added to the single file in the Scan Preview window.
  5. When the scan preview displays, perform one of the following actions:

    • Click the plus sign ( ) on the left side of the window to scan additional pages. If you are not using an ADF, load the next page of the document onto the scanner glass to add each additional page to the file.

      NOTE: Additional pages scan at 300 dots per inch (dpi) or lower.
    • Click Save to capture the scanned file and leave HP Scan open.

    • Click Done to capture the scanned file and close HP Scan.

How to scan without HP software

Use one of the following methods to scan a document or photo from programs in the Windows 8 operating system, or from an app. Some of these methods might not work, depending on the printer and your connection type. For instance, if the printer connects to the computer over a network you might only be able to scan using the Embedded Web Server (EWS).

Try one of the other methods if the first method you tried did not work. You can scan using the following methods with or without the Full Feature HP software installed on your computer.

NOTE: If you are not using the latest version of Windows 8, the information in this document might not match. You can get the latest version from the Microsoft Store.

How to scan with Paint

To scan using Paint in Windows 8, follow these steps.

NOTE: Before you begin, make sure that the printer is connected to your computer.

Video of scanning with Paint

The following video demonstrates how to scan in Windows 8 with Paint.

If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, watch online to learn how to scan in Windows 8 with Paint Non-HP site .

  1. Place the item that you want to scan on the scanner glass, or load it into the automatic document feeder (ADF) if your printer has one.

  2. Right-click the Start button ( ) in the lower left corner of the screen, click Search , and then type Paint .

  3. Click Paint in the results.

  4. Click File , and then click From scanner or camera .

  5. Select your printer, click OK , and then click Scan .

Scan settings available with Windows drivers

The following scan options and file types are available when you scan with drivers in Windows.

Scan Options
Picture : Color, Grayscale, Black and white
Text : Color, Grayscale, Black and white
Custom Settings
  • Contrast or Brightness adjustment

  • Resolution (75 - 4800 dpi, within the limits of the scanner model)

  • Picture type (Color, Grayscale, Black and White)

Supported file types
.bmp - Bitmap Image File
.jpg - JPG Image File
.tif - Tagged Image File
.png - Portable Network Graphics File

How to scan with Windows Fax and Scan

To scan using Windows Fax and Scan in Windows 8, follow these steps.

NOTE: Before you begin, make sure that the printer is connected to your computer.

Video of scanning with Windows Fax and Scan

The following video demonstrates how to scan in Windows 8 with Windows Fax and Scan.

If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, watch online to learn how to scan in Windows 8 with Windows Fax and Scan Non-HP site .

  1. Place the item that you want to scan on the scanner glass, or load it into the automatic document feeder (ADF) if your printer has one.

  2. Right-click the Start button ( ) in the lower left corner of the screen, click Search , and then type Fax and Scan .

  3. Click Windows Fax and Scan in the results.

  4. Click New Scan , and then click Scan .

Scan settings available with Windows drivers

The following scan options and file types are available when you scan with drivers in Windows.

Scan Options
Picture : Color, Grayscale, Black and white
Text : Color, Grayscale, Black and white
Custom Settings
  • Contrast or Brightness adjustment

  • Resolution (75 - 4800 dpi, within the limits of the scanner model)

  • Picture type (Color, Grayscale, Black and White)

Supported file types
.bmp - Bitmap Image File
.jpg - JPG Image File
.tif - Tagged Image File
.png - Portable Network Graphics File

How to scan with the HP Scan and Capture app (Network only)

Follow these steps to scan using the HP Scan and Capture app.

Step one: Download and install the app

  1. From the Start screen, click Store .

  2. Move the mouse cursor or click and hold the top right corner or bottom right corner of the screen. The Charms Bar opens.

  3. Click Search , type HP Scan and Capture in the search text box, and then click Search .

  4. Click HP Scan and Capture , and then click Install .

    NOTE: You might be prompted to type your Microsoft account credentials (for a Hotmail, OneDrive, Xbox LIVE, or Windows Phone account). If you do not have an existing account, a link is provided to create a Microsoft account.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the HP Scan and Capture app.

Step two: Scan with the HP Scan and Capture app

Scanning images

Use one of the following methods to scan images.

Method one: Use your HP All-in-One scanner
NOTE: The computer and printer must be connected to the same network. If the HP printer is not connected to your network, connect the HP printer to your network with a wireless or wired (Ethernet) connection.
  1. Press the Power button to turn on your HP printer.

  2. Move your cursor or tap and hold the top right corner or bottom right corner of the screen. The Charms Bar opens.

  3. Click or tap Start , and then click or tap the HP Scan and Capture app tile to launch the application.

  4. Move your cursor or tap and hold the top right corner or bottom right corner of the screen. The Charms Bar opens.

  5. Click or tap Settings .

  6. Click or tap Select Device .

  7. Click or tap your HP printer.

    NOTE: When you select a device, it becomes the default device. You can change the default device by selecting another device.
  8. Click or tap the back arrow.

  9. Click or tap Photo Scan Options .

  10. As needed, click or tap Output type , Page size , Source , File type , Resolution , and Compression .

  11. Click or tap Capture Photos .

  12. Click or tap Save .

Method two: Use your computer camera
  1. Turn on your computer.

  2. Move your cursor or tap and hold the top right corner or bottom right corner of the screen. The Charms Bar opens.

  3. Click or tap Start , and then click or tap the HP Scan and Capture app tile to launch the application.

  4. Move your cursor or tap and hold the top right corner or bottom right corner of the screen. The Charms Bar opens.

  5. Click or tap Settings .

  6. Click or tap Select Device .

  7. Click or tap your computer camera.

  8. Click or tap the back arrow.

  9. Click or tap Settings .

  10. As needed, click or tap Output type , Page size , Source , File type , Resolution , and Compression .

  11. Click or tap Capture Photos .

  12. Click or tap the display to capture the image.

  13. If needed, click or tap Crop to edit the image.

  14. Click or tap OK , and then click or tap Save .

Scanning documents

Use one of the following methods to scan documents.

Method one: Use your HP All-in-One scanner
NOTE: The computer and printer must be connected to the same network. If the HP printer is not connected to your network, connect the HP printer to your network with a wireless or wired (Ethernet) connection.
  1. Press the Power button to turn on your HP printer.

  2. Move your cursor or tap and hold the top right corner or bottom right corner of the screen. The Charms Bar opens.

  3. Click or tap Start , and then click or tap the HP Scan and Capture app tile to launch the application.

  4. Click or tap Settings .

  5. Click or tap Select Device .

  6. Click or tap your HP printer.

    NOTE: When you select a device, it becomes the default device. You can change the default device by selecting another device.
  7. Click or tap the back arrow.

  8. Click or tap Settings .

  9. Click or tap Document Scan Options .

  10. As needed, click or tap Output type , Page size , Source , File type , Resolution , and Compression .

  11. Click or tap Capture Documents .

  12. Click or tap Save .

Method two: Use your computer camera
  1. Turn on your computer.

  2. Move your cursor or tap and hold the top right corner or bottom right corner of the screen. The Charms Bar opens.

  3. Click or tap Start , and then click or tap the HP Scan and Capture app tile to launch the application.

  4. Move your cursor or tap and hold the top right corner or bottom right corner of the screen. The Charms Bar opens.

  5. Click or tap Settings .

  6. Click or tap your computer camera.

  7. Click or tap the back arrow.

  8. Click or tap Settings .

  9. Click or tap Document Scan Options .

  10. As needed, click or tap Output type , Page size , Source , File type , Resolution , and Compression .

  11. Click or tap Capture Documents .

  12. Click or tap the display to capture the image.

  13. If needed, click or tap Crop to edit the document.

  14. Click or tap OK , and then click or tap Save .

How to scan from the Embedded Web Server (Network only)

Follow these steps to scan a document from the printer's Embedded Web Server (EWS) .

NOTE: The printer must be connected to a wired (Ethernet) or wireless network to access the EWS. You cannot access the EWS with a USB connection.

Video of scanning from the Embedded Web Server

The following video demonstrates how to scan over a network in Windows 8 using the printer's Embedded Web Server (EWS).

If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, view the video on YouTube Non-HP site .

Step one: Get the printer IP address

In order to access the EWS, you need the IP address assigned to your printer on your network. You can find the IP address in multiple ways, though options vary by printer.

  • Press the Wireless button on the printer control panel to view the network settings.

  • Access the Network menu on the printer control panel.

  • Print a network configuration page or wireless network test page.

For more details on these options or for instructions on finding your printer's IP address, click here to go to the support page for your printer and search for steps to print a network configuration page or to access network information on the control panel.

  • Prompted to enter your printer name/number in the search box?

    If you are prompted for additional information, use the following steps to access your printer support page.

    1. Type your printer's name and number in the search box, and then click Search .

    2. If necessary, select your model in a list of similar printers.

Step two: Access the EWS

  1. From the Desktop, open an Internet browser such as Internet Explorer.

  2. In the address bar, type the product IP address given on the test page, and then press Enter on your keyboard.

    Figure 4: Example IP address in the browser address bar

    Image: Example IP address in browser address bar
    NOTE: Make sure that pop-up windows are not blocked in the browser. If pop-up windows are blocked, a message under the address line explains how to allow pop-up windows. If you try to scan with pop-up windows blocked, the scan fails.

    The EWS\Printer information page opens.

    • I got a security certificate error. What do I do?

      If a 'There is a problem with this website's security certificate ' message displays in the Web browser when you try to open the EWS, or when you navigate within the EWS, click ' Continue to this website (not recommended) '.

      NOTE: Choosing ' Continue to this website (not recommended) ' will not harm your computer while you navigate within the printer's EWS. If you encounter this error outside of your HP printer's EWS, your computer could be at risk.

      If the Web browser fails to open the EWS after you click ' Continue to this website (not recommended) ', refresh the browser window.

  3. Continue to the next step.

Step three: Scan with the EWS

  1. Browse to the Scan tab of the EWS.

    NOTE: Webscan might need to be enabled before you try to scan. Click the Settings tab and locate Webscan under administrative tools to enable the function.
  2. Specify the document type, color preference, paper size, resolution, quality, and brightness.

  3. Click Start Scan .

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