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Mac - Scanning with Preview
This document covers how to scan documents or photos with the built in the macOS application Preview.
1. Open the Preview app. This can be done from the dock if it is placed there, otherwise the application can also be found in the applications folder.
2. With Preview
3. With the
4. After this point you will have to wait for the scanner to warm up, and produce a preview scan of the flatbed area. After that is complete it will be possible to crop and specify the scan.
5. Select the desired area of the preview
6. Adjust the scan properties to the desired settings.
Color can be changed under the "Kind:" field.
Resolution can be adjusted under the dpi box. (A common setting for pictures is 300 dpi, however for higher quality print products 600 dpi would be a better option.)
7. Chose a
After choosing a
When the scan is done Preview will display the finished product.