Scanning Settings

This topic describes scanning settings that are available for the Konica Minolta iOption component. These settings are configured on the General tab in the form settings.

Setting Description
Binding Position When scanning a double-sided original, specify the binding position of the original in to prevent the binding position from being reversed between the front and rear faces.
  • Auto: (Default) Automatically configures the binding position of the original. A page margin position along the long side of the paper is selected if the original length is 11-11/16 inches (297mm) or less. A page binding along the short side of the paper is selected if the original length exceeds 11-11/16 inches (297 mm).
  • Left: Select this option when the binding position is set to the left of the original.
  • Top: Select this option when the binding position is set to the top of the original.
Color Mode Indicates whether to scan the original in color or black and white mode:
  • Full Color: Scan in full color, regardless of whether the original is in color or in black.
  • Gray Scale: Scan in gray scale, regardless of whether the original is in color or in black and white. Select this option to scan originals with many halftones, such as black and white photos.
  • Black: (Default) Scan originals in black and white, no shades of gray. Select this option to scan originals with distinct black and white areas, such as line drawings.
File Format Indicates the type of the file to save scanned data. The following file types are supported:
  • PDF: (Default) Save to PDF format.
  • Compact PDF: Save to a file that has a smaller size than normal PDF format. We recommend this format when you want to reduce file size for sending by e-mail or any other requirement requiring smaller file sizes.
    Note: This option is only available when scanning documents in color mode.
  • JPEG: A file format widely used in digital cameras. Suitable for saving photo data. This type does not support the saving of multiple pages into one file.
  • TIFF: This is one kind of versatile image formats. This type is available for a multipage file that provides multiple pages in one file.
Orientation

Indicates the orientation of the original being scanned.

  • Top — Scans from the top-left corner.
  • Bottom — Scans starting from the bottom-right corner.
  • Left — Scans from the left edge.
  • Right — Scans from the right edge.
Resolution Indicates the scanning resolution:
  • 200x200dpi: Select this option to scan a standard original.
  • 300x300dpi: (Default) Select this option to scan a standard original with higher resolution.
  • 400x400dpi: Select this option to scan an original containing small characters and drawings.
  • 600x600dpi: Select this option to convert an original into a file of the maximum size. This option is available when scanning an original such as a full-color photo, which requires a fine level of image.
Simplex/Duplex Indicates whether to scan on or both sides of the original.
  • 1-sided: Scan one side of an original.
  • 2-sided: (Default) Scan both sides of an original.
  • Cover 2-Sided: Scan only one side of the first page of the original, and scan both sides of the remaining pages.
Type of Original Indicates the appropriate image quality level for the original and scan at the optimal level of image quality.
  • Text: (Default) Scan an original that consists primarily of text at the optimum level of image quality. Sharpen the edges of text to improve legibility.
  • Text/Photo: Scan an original consisting primarily of text and photos at the optimum image quality level. Sharpen the edges of text, and smooth images.
  • Photo: Scan an original consisting of only photos at the optimum image quality level.
  • Dot Matrix Original: Scan an original that consists primarily of thin or faint text at the optimum level of image quality. Darken the text to improve legibility.
  • Copied Paper: Scan originals containing uniform density and that are printed on copier or printer, at the optimum level of image quality.