Windows has always been famous with its entire range of applications which can be used for various purposes. With the new Windows Fax and Scan application, you can easily scan your important documents and photos within a few minutes time. Well, all you really need is just a scanner which should be connected to your computer. Once the scanner has been successfully installed, you can then start scanning your document with the new application. Follow the below mentioned steps to scan your document using Windows Fax and Scan.

Before you start with your scanning process, ensure that the scanner is properly installed. Also make sure that it is turned on before the scan.

Below are the steps that you can follow for scanning a document.

1. Open the Start button and then click the All Programs button. Now click onto the Windows Fax and Scan link.
2. In the left pane at the bottom of the page, click Scan.
3. Now click New Scan in the toolbar.
4. Click Profile list located in the New Scan box. Now choose Document. By default, the settings are selected for scanning documents. You can change this settings based on your documents. The settings made will also be displayed automatically.
5. Click Preview in order to view on how your document will appear after being scanned.
6. Make the required changes if you think the scan is right. Else, Click Scan.

For scanning pictures using Windows Fax and Scan, follow the below mentioned steps.

1. Open the Start button and then click the All Programs button. Now click onto the Windows Fax and Scan link.
2. In the left pane at the bottom of the page, click Scan.
3. Now click New Scan in the toolbar.
4. Click Profile list located in the New Scan box. Now choose Photo. By default, the settings are selected for scanning photos. You can change this settings based on your requirements. The settings made will also be displayed automatically.
5. Click Preview in order to view on how your photo will appear after being scanned.
6. If needed, change the photo scanning settings and then again Preview the image for a better result.
7. And finally, click Scan.

Apart from the general scanning services, the new application also allows you to perform a several other functions. Have a check at some of the important steps that you can follow with the Windows Fax and Scan.

  • Before scanning your image, you can also crop your image after clicking Preview located in the New Scan section. Drag the cropping tool in the preview area for resizing your pictures.
  • Several new scanners include services that help them to save documents or pictures as individual files. Although, this only depends on the capability of the scanners.
  • You can easily arrange all your scanned photos and documents with one click of your mouse. Right-click on the Scan folder located in the left pane. Now click on New Folder. Click Move To Folder and also select the new destination folder.

So, scan and save all your data in your computer with Windows Fax and Scan application.