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Scan a Document or Picture in Windows 7

ComputaidThere may come a time when you want to digitize your priceless old pictures, or need to scan receipts or documents for safekeeping. So here’s a tip on how to quickly scan a picture or document in Windows 7.

I’m using an HP PSC 1500 All-In-One device for this tip however though scanners vary, the process is essentially the same.

The scanning process has changed a bit since the XP days. To scan a document in Windows 7, place the document or picture in the scanner, click on Start, and go to Devices and Printers.

Place the document or photo you wish to scan in the scanner, then right-click on the scanning device and select Start Scan from the context menu.








This will bypass the manufacturer screen and go directly into the New Scan window, where you can start the scan process.


From the Context Menu you can also choose Scan Properties. This will allow you to test the scanner if you’re having problems with it and change some of its settings.

Although scanning documents and photos isn’t a common occurrence as it was a few years ago, Windows 7 still includes the feature. When you need to scan a document or photo in Windows 7, this should get you started.

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