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05-21-2009 08:30 PM
I have only had my new printer for a day, so apologies if I've missed something obvious...
On my previous Canon scanner, I was able to configure different buttons with different scanner settings (color, b&w, dpi, save to disk/copy/open to specific program, etc.). I use an online banking deposit service which requires 200 dpi greyscale images. Previously I had just configured a specific button for this purpose and was done. On the HP C309a I can't even figure out how to specify this mode of scanning or other features like moire correction and such. Currently I have to scan to iPhoto, export from iPhoto, open with Photoshop, modify the image settings, save back to disk, and then proceed with the rest of the process.
Photosmart Studio seems to have a lot more "edit" features, but nothing to lower the quality level and so just seems to be an alternative to the iPhoto middle-man step where saving straight to disk would be preferred.
Additionally, it would be really nice if the C309a could host virtual shares (for the removable digital media) like the old Photosmart 1218 was capable of so that files could just be scanned locally to onboard or removable digital media and then accessed directly via the share from the computer. This would be a great option for a simple "scan to disk" to avoid using the often clumsy iPhoto application or the similar HP applications.
Any recommendations in this area are appreciated.
05-25-2009 12:36 AM
How to scan 200dpi greyscale on c309a
1. Open HP Device Manager from dock.
2. Click the down arrow button from Information and Settings
3. Select scan preferences
4. Select Settings
5. Select any option ex."Scan to PDF"
6. Image Typeelect grayscale
7. Resolutionelect 200 dpi.
Check if it works