Scanning Documents Such As Photographs and Clippings (with the Optional Sheet)

The optional Carrier Sheet/Photo Carrier Sheet allows you to scan documents that can be damaged quite easily such as photographs, or non-standard size documents that are difficult to load directly such as clippings.

When photographs are scanned with the Carrier Sheet/Photo Carrier Sheet, the document type is not detected as photographs. Therefore, the scanned images may not be saved in a specified cloud storage service. In such a case, tap [Always save to same service] in the [Select cloud storage services] screen to specify a cloud storage service.

The following example procedure shows how to scan with the Photo Carrier Sheet.

  1. Open the ADF paper chute (cover) of the ScanSnap to turn it on.
    Opening the ADF Paper Chute (Cover)
  2. Pull out the extension and the stacker on the ADF paper chute (cover).
    Pulling Out the Extension
  3. On the home screen on the touch panel, select [Scan to Cloud] from the profile list.

    If a user icon is displayed in the upper left of the touch panel, press the user icon to display the [Selecting a User] screen and select [All cloud users].

  4. Load a document in the ScanSnap.
    1. Place the document inside the Photo Carrier Sheet.

      Open the Photo Carrier Sheet and place the top center of the document against the top center of the Photo Carrier Sheet.

      Placing the Document inside the Photo Carrier Sheet
    2. Load the Photo Carrier Sheet with the end which has the black and white pattern as the leading edge into the ScanSnap.

      Align the side guides with both ends of the Photo Carrier Sheet.

      Loading the Document in the ScanSnap
  5. Press the [Scan] button on the home screen on the touch panel to scan the document.

    A new scan history is added to the scan history list of the ScanSnap Cloud application by updating the list. For details about the scan history list, refer to Main Screen.


    When a scanned image is sent to the ScanSnap Cloud service or saved in a cloud storage service, a push notification is sent to your mobile device.

  6. On a cloud storage service that supports the scanned document type, check the scanned image to make sure the document was scanned properly.

    Scanned images can be checked on the Detail View Screen of the ScanSnap Cloud application.


    If the scanned image is not saved in a specified cloud storage service, the document type for the scanned document may have been detected incorrectly. In such a case, the scanned image can be transferred to another cloud storage service. For details, refer to Transferring a Scanned Image to Another Cloud Storage Service.

    If it is difficult to do so, disable the detection of the document type and specify one cloud storage service. Scanned images will always be saved in the specified cloud storage service, regardless of the document type. For details, refer to [Select cloud storage services] Screen.

  • In the following cases, place a blank (white) sheet of paper underneath the document when scanning:

    • The scanned image is not saved with the same length and width as those of the document

    • Shadows appear around the edges of the scanned image

    • Black lines appear around the edges of a uniquely shaped cutting

    Placing a Blank (White) Sheet of Paper underneath the Document