Using the Hewlett Packard ScanJet 4c Flatbed Scanner

Denise Lim
University of Georgia

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All photographs or other images on paper in the lab are scanned with the Hewlett Packard ScanJet 4c and saved as a PICT file. Slides are then opened under Adobe Photoshop 5.0 and then re-saved as JPEG files to be transfered via Telnet.



  • The on/off switch for the ScanJet 4c is on the right-side of the machine towards the back.
  • Open DeskScan under the Apple. This is the application used to scan the images.


Positioning the Images

  • Open the cover of the scanner and place the picture image-side down on the glass. Make sure the entire image that you want is on the glass. (Orientation is not important at this point. It can be changed later in Adobe Photoshop.) Then, close the cover to secure the image.


Previewing and Scanning Slides

  • When the image is in place, click on the "Preview" button on the bottom left of the box. (All of the setting should be on default so they shouldn't be changed.)
  • After the preview image comes up, make sure the computer hasn't automatically changed the "Type" of scan. If it does, make sure to change it back to "Sharp Millions of Colors".
  • Then, select the image by using the cropping tool in the right half of the box. If needed, the zoom button can be used to get a better view of the image. To zoom, select the area of the image needed to be zoomed and then click the "Zoom" button. This can be repeated as many times as needed.
  • When the imaged needed is selected, click the "Final" button. The computer will then ask you to name the file it is to be saved as. To follow the naming convention in the lab, name the file with a number, period, name, period, resolution, period, "jpg". For example, "05.tree.2700.jpg". Then, adjust the path of where the file is to be saved to and make sure the file is saved as a PICT file.


Re-Saving Images In Adobe Photoshop

  • Open up Adobe Photoshop under the apple and under File, go to Open. Select the image, which should be saved as a PICT file and open it.
  • Then, under File, go to Save As and save the file as a JPEG file. You can change this under the Format option.


Transferring Images To A Directory

Files are transferred over to their appropriate directory using NiftyTelnet.
  • Open NiftyTelnet
  • Go to File, and New Connection... and a New Connection box should open up.

    (The Hostname should be

  • Click on Scp....
  • A new box should appear. Click Add File/Folder... and choose the appropriate file or folder that you would like transferred over. Then, click Select "File/FolderName", which is located towards the bottom.
  • For Destination Path, type: /home/web/dl/im/DirectoryName
  • The File Translation should be Binary Mode
  • Click Start Copy and when prompted to, enter the user name and password.
  • Check to make sure everything that needs to be transferred has transferred over by going into the directory and listing everything.
  • Delete the files/folder from the Desktop (only if you're sure the files have transfered over.

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Last updated: 23 May, 2003