How to Scan Newsprint Using a Canon Scanner and Adobe Photoshop

When it comes to scanning newsprint using a scanner, it becomes a bit difficult to get all the contents properly covered. However, there is a way by which you can scan newsprint using a Canon scanner and Adobe Photoshop. You just need to plug in your Canon scanner with your computer and scan the newsprint by importing your scanner in Adobe Photoshop.

Adobe Photoshop is basically an image editing software program. It also allows its users to directly scan a document and make it available for editing right away. The process of scanning newsprint using a Canon scanner and Adobe Photoshop is really easy, provided that you know the right process.


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    Connect your Canon scanner with your computer, using the USB cable that came with it. Right after you connect it with your computer, a popup will appear on your screen, telling you about recognising a new device.

    The operating system should automatically install the drivers for the scanner. If it does not, then you will have to insert the driver disk and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation process.

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    Once the driver installation is complete, the explorer may ask you to unplug and then plug  back the scanner, to start using your device.

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    Launch Adobe Photoshop and go to the “File” menu. From the drop-down menu, select “Import” and choose the name and model of your Canon scanner.

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    You can then place the newsprint facing down on the scanner glass, and close the lid. You will now have to adjust the scanner preferences. You should select “Platen” under “Select Source,” and "Text Enhanced" or "Newsprint” under “Colour Mode” section. When adjusting the resolution of your scanned image, you should make sure that it is not less than 300.

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    After you are done with adjusting all the scanner options, click the “Preview” button, and your scanner will start scanning the newsprint that you placed on the scanner glass.

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    The image will then appear on the screen. You can now perform necessary editing, such as changing the brightness and contrast, and cropping, prior to clicking the “Scan” button.

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    You can now save the image on your computer’s hard drive, by going to the “File” menu and selecting “Save As”.

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