Scanning / Various Scanning Options

Saving Files Directly with EPSON Scan

When you save the scanned image without editing it in the application, start EPSON Scan directly. After scanning images, the scanned images are automatically saved as files to the folder specified in the File Save Settings dialog box.

Open the File Save Settings dialog box.

For Windows users:
Click Start, point to EPSON Scan and select EPSON Scan.

For users of Mac OS 8.6 to 9.x:
Select EPSON Scan from the Apple menu.

For Mac OS X users:
Click the EPSON Scan icon in the Applications folder.

If the Show this dialog box before next scan check box is clear, the File Save Settings dialog box does not appear automatically. To open the dialog box, click the arrow to the right of the Scan button and then select File Save Settings.

Specify a location where the scanned images are saved. If you want to change the default location, click Browse (for Windows) or Choose (for Macintosh) and select the desired folder.

Specify a file name with an alphanumeric character string (prefix) and a 3-digit number (start number).

If you want to change the file name, type an alphanumeric character string in the Prefix and select the start number. The file name is generated with a combination of prefix and number specified here.

  • For Windows users, the following characters cannot be used in the prefix.
    \, /, :, ., *, ?, ", <, >, |
  • For Macintosh users, you cannot use colon (:) in the prefix.
  • The number must be 3 digits. When saving with the MS -DOS 8.3 format, make sure the prefix does not exceed 5 alphanumeric characters.

Select a file format.

See the following table for the file format. Depending on the selected file format, the Options button is available and you can make the details settings for the saving scanned image.

(File Extension)


BITMAP (*.BMP) (Windows only)

Standard image file format used in Windows. Most Windows application including word processing application can read and prepare images in this format.

PICT (*.PCT) (Macintosh only)

Standard image file format for the Macintosh. Almost all of the software applications for the Macintosh (such as word processing software) support the PICT file format.


Compressed file format. The compression quality can be selected; the JEPG format enables relatively high compression ratio. However, the higher the compression ratio is, the lower the image quality becomes. (Note that the original data cannot be restored.) In addition, the quality deteriorates every time the data is saved. The TIFF format is recommended in cases where modification, retouch and the like are required.


File format created for exchanging data among many applications such as graphic and DTP software. When scanning black & white images, you can specify the compression type.

Click OK. EPSON Scan starts scanning.

The scanned image is automatically saved in the specified location.

Do not open the scanner unit during scanning or copying; otherwise, you may damage this product.