10-22-2019 12:00 PM
Mac 10.15 upgrade ... printer works but scanner does not...says HP software can not be found - needs OCR application. I am not a wizard at this
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10-24-2019 01:11 PM
@nlptlt1953, Welcome to HP Support Community!
I understand the inconvenience caused. I would recommend you to go through a similar post that speaks about the scanning issues after Mac OS update.
Also, try using the HP Smart App to scan. Refer to the document HP Printers - Using the HP Smart App (Mac) for help.
Hope this helps! Keep me posted.
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I am an HP Employee
10-28-2019 12:52 PM - edited 10-28-2019 12:53 PM
@nlptlt1953, we received your message saying the issue persists.
HP Easy Scan is not yet compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina. HP is working with Apple for a solution. For more info, refer to this document.
Update the printer firmware
Click here to know different methods of updating printer firmware.
Also, check for any pending software updates on MAC
Click here to know how.
Scan with Apple Image Capture
Apple Image Capture comes with macOS and OS X and provides a quick and simple way to scan.
Place the document or photo print side down on the scanner glass, and then close the scanner lid.
If your printer has an automatic document feeder (ADF), use it to scan multiple page documents at one time.
Do not load photos in the ADF.
Open Finder , and then click Go in the top menu bar.
Click Applications, and then double-click Image Capture.
Click your printer name in the Devices or Shared list.
If a Software for this device is not installed message displays after you select your printer, click Install, and then follow the instructions to complete the installation.
Click Show Details at the bottom of the screen.
A preview of the scan displays, and then change any of the following settings:
Scan Mode: Select the scanning bed or automatic document feeder.
Kind: Set scan as color, black and white, or optimized for text only documents.
Resolution: Higher resolution produces better quality images by using more dots (pixels) per inch. Higher resolution increases the file size of the scan. Use a higher resolution for scans with graphics or items that require the best detail. If you are scanning black and white text, higher resolution is not necessary.
Size: Use a standard paper size or select the Use Custom Size option.
Scan to: Select the folder you want scans to save to or use the Mail option to attach the scan to an Apple Mail email message.
Name: Type a name for the saved scan file.
Format: Select the file type for the scan.
NOTE: To save multiple page documents or multiple images into a single file, select the PDF or TIFF format, and then select the box next to Combine into single document. This feature is only available with these formats.
Image Correction: Click the pop-up menu, and then select Manual to display color change options such as brightness and saturation.
Let me know how this goes.
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I am an HP Employee
10-28-2019 02:13 PM
Thank you for your follow up. I have already done what you have posted and figured out how to use the scanner manually. I look forward to when there is an upgrade that allows me to scan as I did before.