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Using the ST ViewScan Digital Microform Scanner: Scanning Controls

Describes the basics of using the ST ViewScan digital microform scanner located on the 4th floor, behind the elevators. Thanks to Chris Clarke, Claremont Colleges Library, for the template to this guide.

Scanning Documents

Once you have located your document and have adjusted the image quality appropriately, you can now scan using two different methods. You can scan the entire image that appears on the screen or you can select a portion of the image and scan and save that selection.

Scanning the Entire Screen

1. To scan the entire image, click on the Capture Full Frame button located on the lower left portion of the screen.

 screen shot displaying capture full frame button

2. Once you have clicked Capture Full Frame, the computer will conduct a scan of the visible area of the document. Once complete, a small thumbnail picture of the image scanned will appear on the lower portion of the ViewScan screen.

screen shot displaying the thumbnail picture 

3. You can view a copy of the image you scanned by clicking on the thumbnail image.

screenshot displaying the result of clicking on the thumbnail picture 

4. If the scanned image does not look how you expected, see Starting the ViewScan Program.

5. To save your image you will need to follow the steps on the  Save, Email, or Print page.

 

Scanning Selections from the Image

1. If you only want to scan a portion or portions of the image, you will need to switch ViewScan to Cropping mode. You do this by clicking on the Cropping tab on upper left portion of the toolbar.

the cropping tab in viewScan 

2. Once ViewScan is in Cropping mode, you can select the area of the image you want by using the cross-hair/cursor to draw a box around the desired area.

viewScan in cropping mode 

Note: It is possible to select more than one image area by creating additional boxes.

selecting text to crop 

3. Once you have selected the desired area(s) with the selection tool, you can create a scan of the desired areas by clicking the Capture Cropped Area button.

the Capture Cropped Area button 

4. Once you have clicked Capture Cropped Area, the computer will scan the desired area(s). When complete, a small thumbnail picture of the image scanned will appear on the lower portion of the ViewScan screen.

thumbnail picture 

5. You can view a copy of the image you scanned by clicking on the thumbnail image.

screenshot of the scanned page 

6. To save your image you will need to follow the steps on the Save, Email, or Print page.