The Lines in the Image Are Blurred

When you perform a scan with the ScanSnap, if lines in the image are blurred, check the following:

Did you scan documents with thin lines or handwritten characters?

Some lines in the image may be blurred when you scan the following types of documents:

  • Documents including typed text that are thin

  • Documents with a ruled table

  • Documents including handwritten characters

Perform one of the following:

Windows
  • Increasing text contrast for scanning

    1. Click the [Scan] button in the upper left of the main window of ScanSnap Home to display the scan window.

      If the main window is not already displayed, refer to To Display the Main Window.

    2. Select the profile that you are using from the profile list.

    3. Click Edit profiles to display the [Edit profiles] window.

    4. Click the [Detailed settings] button in [Scan settings] to display the [Detailed settings] window.

    5. Click the [Option] button in the [Scan] tab to display the [Scanning options] window.

    6. Select the [Increase text contrast] checkbox.

  • Increasing the image quality level for scanning

    1. On the touch panel of the ScanSnap, select the profile that you are using from the profile list in the home screen.

    2. Press the image quality setting icon to change the image quality level as follows:

      • [Normal] [Auto], [Better], or [Best]

      • [Better] [Best]

    If you change the scan settings on the touch panel, and scan a document, after it is scanned the scan settings will return back to the settings before any changes are made. If you want to scan documents under the same settings all the time, the scan settings need to be saved as a profile.

  • Increasing the image quality level for scanning

    1. Click the [Scan] button in the upper left of the main window of ScanSnap Home to display the scan window.

      If the main window is not already displayed, refer to To Display the Main Window.

    2. Select the profile that you are using from the profile list.

    3. Click the image quality setting icon to change the image quality level as follows:

      • [Normal] [Automatic], [Better], or [Best]

      • [Better] [Best]

    If you change the scan settings in the scan window and scan a document, after it is scanned the scan settings will return back to the settings before any changes are made. If you want to scan documents under the same settings all the time, the scan settings need to be saved as a profile.

  • Clearing the [Reduce bleed-though] checkbox for scanning.

    1. Click the [Scan] button in the upper left of the main window of ScanSnap Home to display the scan window.

      If the main window is not already displayed, refer to To Display the Main Window.

    2. Select the profile that you are using from the profile list.

    3. Click Edit profiles to display the [Edit profiles] window.

    4. Click the [Detailed settings] button in [Scan settings] to display the [Detailed settings] window.

    5. Click the [Option] button in the [Scan] tab to display the [Scanning options] window.

    6. Clear the [Reduce bleed-through] checkbox.

  • Performing a scan with the setting to thicken color images.

    1. Click the [Scan] button in the upper left of the main window of ScanSnap Home to display the scan window.

      If the main window is not already displayed, refer to To Display the Main Window.

    2. Select the profile that you are using from the profile list.

    3. Click Edit profiles to display the [Edit profiles] window.

    4. Click the [Option] button in the [Feed] tab to display the [Feed option] window.

    5. Select the [Thicken color images] checkbox.

    HINT
    • When you select the [Thicken color images] checkbox, the [Reduce bleed-through] and [Increase text contrast] checkboxes in the [Scanning options] window are disabled.

Mac OS
  • Increasing text contrast for scanning

    1. Click the [Scan] button in the upper left of the main window of ScanSnap Home to display the scan window.

      If the main window is not already displayed, click the [ScanSnap Home] icon ScanSnap Home Icon in the application list that appears when you click Launchpad in the Dock.

    2. Select the profile that you are using from the profile list.

    3. Click Edit profiles to display the [Edit profiles] window.

    4. Click the [Detailed settings] button in [Scan settings] to display the [Detailed settings] window.

    5. Click the [Option] button in the [Scan] tab to display the [Scanning options] window.

    6. Select the [Increase text contrast] checkbox.

  • Increasing the image quality level for scanning

    1. On the touch panel of the ScanSnap, select the profile that you are using from the profile list in the home screen.

    2. Press the image quality setting icon to change the image quality level as follows:

      • [Normal] [Auto], [Better], or [Best]

      • [Better] [Best]

    If you change the scan settings on the touch panel, and scan a document, after it is scanned the scan settings will return back to the settings before any changes are made. If you want to scan documents under the same settings all the time, the scan settings need to be saved as a profile.

  • Increasing the image quality level for scanning

    1. Click the [Scan] button in the upper left of the main window of ScanSnap Home to display the scan window.

      If the main window is not already displayed, click the [ScanSnap Home] icon ScanSnap Home Icon in the application list that appears when you click Launchpad in the Dock.

    2. Select the profile that you are using from the profile list.

    3. Click the image quality setting icon to change the image quality level as follows:

      • [Normal] [Automatic], [Better], or [Best]

      • [Better] [Best]

    If you change the scan settings in the scan window and scan a document, after it is scanned the scan settings will return back to the settings before any changes are made. If you want to scan documents under the same settings all the time, the scan settings need to be saved as a profile.

  • Clearing the [Reduce bleed-though] checkbox for scanning.

    1. Click the [Scan] button in the upper left of the main window of ScanSnap Home to display the scan window.

      If the main window is not already displayed, click the [ScanSnap Home] icon ScanSnap Home Icon in the application list that appears when you click Launchpad in the Dock.

    2. Select the profile that you are using from the profile list.

    3. Click Edit profiles to display the [Edit profiles] window.

    4. Click the [Detailed settings] button in [Scan settings] to display the [Detailed settings] window.

    5. Click the [Option] button in the [Scan] tab to display the [Scanning options] window.

    6. Clear the [Reduce bleed-through] checkbox.

  • Performing a scan with the setting to thicken color images.

    1. Click the [Scan] button in the upper left of the main window of ScanSnap Home to display the scan window.

      If the main window is not already displayed, click the [ScanSnap Home] icon ScanSnap Home Icon in the application list that appears when you click Launchpad in the Dock.

    2. Select the profile that you are using from the profile list.

    3. Click Edit profiles to display the [Edit profiles] window.

    4. Click the [Option] button in the [Feed] tab to display the [Feed option] window.

    5. Select the [Thicken color images] checkbox.

    HINT
    • When you select the [Thicken color images] checkbox, the [Reduce bleed-through] and [Increase text contrast] checkboxes in the [Scanning options] window are disabled.