At the end of November I lamented HP’s tardiness in updating the Mac-compatible version of their scanning software for my HP PSC 1350 All-In-One printer / scanner / fax, in the post, “Pleased with Windows 7 default scanning functionality.” At the time, I could not find or figure out a way to scan with the PSC 1350 to one of our Apple computers at home which are all running OS 10.6 Snow Leopard, and had to resort to using Windows 7 on my Dell Netbook. (gasp!)
A few weeks ago, however, I learned the built-in Macintosh application “Preview” has a scanning option that does work with the HP PSC 1350. To access this functionality, from the FILE menu chose IMPORT FROM SCANNER and then the name of your scanner. It should appear in this list if it has been recognized by your Mac.
I feel a bit foolish for not having realized Apple has a built-in scanning program that I could use. Glad to know this for future reference, it certainly is a lot faster to scan with Preview than to download a 100+ MB program from HP to accomplish the same task. I was able to use the free program CombinePDFs to create a single PDF file with several scans I made today.
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