Starting a Scan With Another Scanning Program

You can use any TWAIN-compliant scanning program, such as Adobe Photoshop Elements, to scan with your scanner. You open the program, select EPSON Scan as your scanning program, and scan. When you are finished, the scanned image opens in your scanning program so you can modify, print, and save it.

Start your scanning program.

    Double-click the program icon from your desktop, if it is available, or do one of the following:

    Select Start > All Programs or Programs > program folder> program icon.

    Mac OS X:
    Open the Applications folder, select the program folder, and click the program icon.

With Photoshop Elements, click Edit and Enhance Photos, then open the File menu and select Import.


You can also scan using the Start From Scratch or Quickly Fix Photos options in Photoshop Elements. See the Photoshop Elements Help utility for instructions. (Photoshop Elements 3.0 supports only Windows XP or 2000, or Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later.)

Select EPSON Perfection 4490 Photo.

    In some programs, you must select the scanner as the “source” first. If you see a Select Source option, choose it and select your scanner there first.

Note for Windows XP users:

Do not choose a WIA option for your scanner from the Import or Acquire list; your scanner will not work correctly.