Using the Wilson Media Lab Scanners

Flat bed document scanners are currently installed in the Media Lab on some of our Mac computers, Wilson 09,14, and 17. We have a large format scanner attached to Wilson 15. In addition, in the carrels outside the lab, one more scanner is attached to the Mac computers, Wilson 21. These scanners are open for use at any time.

How to scan on MACs?

1: Launch the Image Capture Application

2: Place the item(s) you want to scan on the scanner bed.

3: Click on Overview Option.

  Change some of the default options on the Image Capture:

  • Change Resolution to: 300 dpi
  • Auto selection options:

-Detect Enclosing Box option to include all the items on the scanner bed in one image.

-or  Detect Separate Items option to have scanned objects. Each item will be stored in a separate file.

  • Scan to: Preferably to Desktop
  • Format: You can choose any of the following:

Note: For scanning multiple items into one PDF Folder, make sure to check the box to “combine into single document” in case of PDF.

4: Click” Scan” to scan.