Scanning with Paint in Windows 8

When you install a printer driver in windows 8, you can scan from your computer without installing additional HP software. This article will show you how to scan with your HP printer using Paint. First, place the item you want to scan on the printer’s scanner glass or load into the automatic document feeder if your printer has one. From your computer, right-click the lower left corner of the computer screen to display the menu, click search, click Apps if not already selected. In the search box, type Paint. From the results, click Paint. Once Paint opens, click on File. Click “From scanner or camera”. If you have more than one printer drivers installed on your computer, you must choose the printer you would like to scan from. Click on your desired printer’s name and then click OK. Change any settings necessary to customize your scan. Make sure to select either the Flatbed of Document Feeder from Paper Source. Once all desired options have been adjusted, click Scan. When the scan completes, it will show in the Paint window. You can edit or save the image from Paint.

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