PDF Studio allows you to create Scanning Profiles to set specific scanners
and settings to be used again later. Once set, using the profiles allows
for single click scanning with the specified settings.
Scanning profiles are only supported
when using the WIA/ICA scanning dialogs on Windows and Mac.
Creating a Scanning Profile
- Start the scanning dialog as normal
- Set all of the options that you would like to have in your profile.
You can either start from an existing profile or a blank template
by selecting "<New Item>" from the drop down.
- Once you have completed your settings, click on Save. This will
bring up a window to name your profile.
- If you are starting from a blank template this field will be blank.
If you have previously used a profile the previous profile name will
be displayed. If you would like to just update the previous profile
leave the name and click OK. If you would like to create a new profile
just type in the new name you would like to save it as and click OK.
- Once complete your profile will now be available in the drop down
do not need to create or save a scanning profile before scanning a document.
To scan documents without saving settings just click Scan after selecting
your scanning settings.
Scanning a PDF Document Using an Existing Scanning Profile
There are 2 ways to use an existing optimizer profile:
From the Scanning dialog
Start the scanning dialog as you normally would. Choose the scanning
profile from the drop down list in the combo box, click on the scan button
to start scanning with your saved settings.
From the Toolbar
Click on the small down arrow to the right of the scanning button
and select the profile you wish to scan with. This will immediately start
scanning with the settings you chose for the profile.
Only the ones for which you chose the
Show on Menu option will appear on this list. Click on the optimizer profile
in the list you'd like to run and it will begin immediately optimizing
the PDF using the settings saved in the optimizer profile.
Scanner - The scanner to be
Scanner - When checked this will make the selected scanner the
default going forward
Source - What scanning input
to use when scanning the document/image (i.e. flat bed or feeder)
- If the scanner supports 2 sided scanning, select this option to scan
both sides at the same time.
Color Format - Choose between
Black and White, Greyscale, or Color when scanning
If "(Conversion)" is listed
next to the color option, then this option is not supported by your device.
PDF Studio will convert the scanned image to the selected color space
for you as a part of the scanning process.
Page Size - Size of the document
DPI Resolution - What resolution
to use when saving the image into the PDF document. Select a predefined
value between 50 - 600 or type in your own custom value up to 1200. When
selecting a DPI it's best to follow the below guidelines
- Lowest acceptable resolution = 200 DPI (equal to “high” fax
- Conventional resolution = 300 DPI
- Highest conventional resolution = 600 DPI
Color documents (and color compression)
- Lowest acceptable resolution = 150 DPI
- Conventional resolution = 200 DPI
- Highest conventional resolution = 300 DPI
- Archive resolution = 600 DPI
Brightness - Adjusts the brightness
of the scanned document. Increase the value to make the document/image
Contrast - Adjusts the contrast
of the scanned document. This affects the differences between light and
dark on the document/image
Insert At - Where to insert
the new image. Choose from the following options:
- Beginning Of Document: Inserts the scanned pages before the first
page of the currently opened document
- Current Location: Inserts the scanned pages in front of the current
page being displayed of the currently opened document
- End Of Document: Appends the scan at the end of the document.
- New Document: Creates a new document using only the scanned pages
- Interleave – When scanning multiple images, this option can be
used to insert them at every other page. This is especially
useful for scanning two-sided documents.
- Reverse Interleave: Insert the scan in the current document at
every other page in reverse order starting after the last page of
- Multiple documents - Use this option to create multiple documents
when scanning multiple pages. When selected a dialog will be displayed
to set the following options.
- Pages per PDF - Number of pages before creating the next PDF
- File Name Pattern - The file name to be used when creating
the PDFs. Each file will have the number of the document appended
to the end of the file name
- Save files To - Where to save the created files
- Save as Default - When checked this will make the selected
options the default going forward
Page Size - What size to use
when creating a new page to hold the image.
- Size to Image – The new page will be created the same size as the
- Same as Document – The new page will be created the same size as
the current open document. If the document is empty or if the Insert
At choice is set to New Document the new page will be created at the
same size as the scanned image.
Compression - What compression
to use when saving the image into the PDF document.
- JPEG - Lossy compression (recommended compression)
- Quality (for JPEG compression only) – If using JPEG, the compression
quality can be adjusted from 1 to 100%.
- 1 = high compression, very low quality
- 100 = low compression, very high quality
- Generally, 80=high quality, 50=medium quality, 20=low quality
- Flate - Lossless compression format
- JBIG2 B&W - Lossless compression format that only supports
Auto deskew images - When checked,
if the document’s text/images are slanting too far in one direction or
is misaligned, PDF Studio will attempt to auto-rotate the document so
that the alignment is corrected.
OCR - Create Searchable PDF
- Check this to automatically OCR the document after scanning
Language - Language to be used
if OCR is selected. Click on "Download OCR Languages" to download