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OSX Leopard’s “Secret” scanning app!

March 16th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

Image Capture OSX App Screen Shot

Image Capture

Tip of the day. If you are running OSX Snow Leopard and have an all-in-one print/scan/fax/copy machine, like for example the excellent Canon MX850, you have a very flexible document scanner at your disposal.  A tiny little app is in your Application Folder called “Image Capture”. Open it and all compatible devices connected by USB, Bluetooth or your wired/wireless network will show up.

The real power of this app is that if your all-in-one supports it you can remotely capture as a PDF a bunch of sheet fed pages, INCLUDING auto duplex.

The app is not that fancy, but it is a real powerhouse, simple to use, and best of all it’s already installed and ready to go!  Much simpler than trying to install 3rd party apps to do the same thing. Give it a try!

Peter a.k.a. Mr Mac

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