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What Is ScanGear (Scanner Driver)?

ScanGear (scanner driver) is software required for scanning documents. Use the software to specify the output size, image corrections, and other settings.

ScanGear can be started from IJ Scan Utility or applications that are compatible with the standard TWAIN interface. (ScanGear is a TWAIN-compatible driver.)


Specify the document type, output size, and other settings when scanning documents and preview scan results. Make various correction settings or finely adjust the brightness, contrast, and other parameters to scan in a specific color tone.


There are two modes: Basic Mode and Advanced Mode.

Switch modes with the tabs on the upper right of the screen.

figure: Mode tabs


  • ScanGear starts in the last used mode.
  • Settings are not retained when you switch modes.

Basic Mode

Use the Basic Mode tab to scan easily by following three simple on-screen steps ( 1, 2, and 3 ).

figure: Basic Mode tab

Advanced Mode

Use the Advanced Mode tab to scan by specifying the color mode, output resolution, image brightness, color tone, and other settings.

figure: Advanced Mode tab