Scanning Color Documents in High Compression

Large quantities of color documents can be scanned in high compression mode and saved as a compact PDF file.


When scanning in [Color high compression] mode, only the background is scanned in high compression separated from the characters. Therefore, documents that are mainly made up of characters can be scanned and saved as a smaller file without the image quality of the characters being reduced. By contrast, documents that are made up of photographs and illustrations are recognized as the background and scanned entirely in high compression, resulting in a reduction of quality in the scanned image. Therefore, this function is not suitable for scanning color documents such as photographs.

To scan color documents in high compression mode, select [Color high compression] from the [Color mode] drop-down list in the [Scanning] tab of the ScanSnap setup window.

ScanSnap Setup Window