Canon IJ Scan Utility

The canon printer operating using the control panel on the printer is effortless. The control panel has a keyboard on the printer. One can use the keyboard to manage the printer’s connection with various devices. But the printer keyboard cannot control the printer’s internal settings like ink tank settings, power mode settings, paper settings, noise settings of the printer, etc. All these settings are handled by the software of canon that is ij canon printer utility. 

The ij canon printer utility handles all the settings like print pages, ink cartridges warnings, changing the cartridges according to to use, and the power mode of the printer. Various functions work on the canon printer utility software. One can also scan and print the document using the Canon printer utility. Following is the basic knowledge regarding the Canon IJ printer utility software;

What are the main functions of the ij canon scan utility?

Canon printer and scan utility work on various functions. Some functions are quick scanning and printing any document within no time. To know about the main tasks of Canon IJ utility, then follow the below information;

  • Readability of text:- The utility of scan of ij canon printer can make the text more sharp and visible to eyes. So that the reader will not face any reading problems, so the ij canon scan utility can increase the sharpness using scan settings.
  • Document attachment:- The next function is to attach the scanned photos and documents. Now the ij Canon utility also allows the user to connect the documents and photos directly to the E-mail and send them to the address. This way, the Canon IJ scan utility software works for scanning the documents.
  • Stitch function:- The next and best function of the ij canon utility is the stitch function. The word stitch itself says to join or attach. The canon scan utility software settings allow the user to attach multiple images and photos in a single picture or document.
  • The next function is regarding the operating systems. The canon ij scan utility can install both operating systems that as Windows operating system and Mac operating system. 
  • The primary function of the canon ij utility scan is that it has the in-built OCR, which has various languages. The function benefits users because it converts the alphanumeric characters to digit texts. So these are the functions of the Canon IJ scan utility.

How to install the ij canon scan utility software?

Before installing or downloading the driver or software, one must connect the Canon printer with the WiFi sing the WPS system of your home WiFi. And also, see the model number of your printer. If you don’t know the model number, check the printer’s manual or check the printer’s backside. There you can find the model number of your printer. Following is the process to install the ij canon scan utility driver or software for Windows and Mac;

  • Open the browser of your Mac or Windows device.
  • Then in the browser, visit the link ij.start.canon.
  • Now the home page will open.
  • On the home page, you will see the Setup option.
  • Or you’ll see the Downloads and Driver option.
  • Then it’s time to search for the model number of your printer.
  • Now enter the model number of your printer and click on the Go option.
  • After that, a list of drivers will open.
  • From the list, select the driver of your model number.
  • Then select the operating system that is for Mac or Windows.
  • Then the connection process will display.
  • Now connect the printer and the device to the WiFi.
  • And connect both devices.
  • Now the installation will begin.
  • Install the software using on-screen instructions.
  • During installation, you must remove the tick from the MP drivers box.
  • Now tick the agreement and click the Yes option.
  • That’s it, and installation will begin.

How does the Canon IJ scan utility function for scanning?

The canon ij utility works for scanning, printing, and copying the document. Now even a new function is added to the utility that is faxing function. Before scanning, you must arrange the setup or connect the printer to a device like Mac or PC. Following is the process of using the Canon IJ scan utility for scanning documents or images;

How to Scan a Photo using ij canon scan Utility:-

Follow the steps below;

  • Now keep the photo in the top glass part facing the printing photo downwards.
  • Now turn on the printer.
  • Afterward, go to the device and open the Ij start Canon scan utility.
  • For that, go to the Start menu.
  • From there, go for the settings option.
  • Then move towards selecting photo scans from the left side of the settings.
  • Set the resolution to 300 dpi. 
  • And then select the picture folder in JPEG and PNG format.
  • Now change the quality of the photo.
  • After the settings of the image, click on the OK option.
  • Now click on the Photo icon.
  • After scanning, click on the Exit option.

How to Scan a document using the ij canon scan utility?

Follow the process below;

  • Now take the document that you want to scan.
  • Keep the document above the printer’s glass and close the upper flip.
  • Now go to the Windows or Mac device.
  • Ther open the Start option of the device.
  • In the start option, you will find Canon Utilities.
  • Then click on the downward arrow and the Canon IJ Scan Utility.
  • For Mac users, click on the Go option from the top panel.
  • Then select the computer.
  • From there, click on the Canon IJ printer utilities from Applications.
  • Now a window will pop up there; select the model number of your printer.
  • Now various scanning options will open.
  • From there, click on the Document Scan option.
  • After that, review the settings of the document.
  • Now document scanning will begin.
  • Then customize the document and save the settings.
  • After all the process, click on the OK option and save the document.
  • That’s it, the document scanning from Canon Ij printer Utility is successful.