How to Scan to TIFF on a ScanSnap S1300

By Jason Artman

The Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 supports multiple file formats for scanned documents including JPG, PDF and TIFF. While the JPG format tends to produce small file sizes, the TIFF format can be advantageous for document archival because it uses lossless compression; this means that the resulting scanned image is much closer in quality to the original document. Configure the file options in the ScanSnap S1300 software to select the TIFF format if this is the format you prefer for document archival.

Step 1

Right-click the S-shaped ScanSnap icon in the lower-right corner of the screen, and then click "Scan Button Settings."

Step 2

Click the "Profile" drop-down menu in the upper-right corner of the window, and then click "Standard."

Step 3

Click the "Detail" button in the upper-left corner of the ScanSnap window to display the full menu.

Step 4

Click the "File Option" tab at the top of the window. Click the drop-down menu that appears below, and select the "TIFF" option.

Step 5

Click "OK" to close the menu.

Step 6

Lift the top cover of the ScanSnap S1300 to reveal the document feeder. Pull the plastic tab at the top of the feeder to expand the feeder and keep your document aligned properly.

Step 7

Orient the document so the printed side faces away from you and the top of the page faces down. Slide it into the feeder at the top of the ScanSnap S1300.

Step 8

Push the plastic tabs on the sides of the document feeder so they are flush with the sides of the document.

Step 9

Push the "Scan" button on the ScanSnap S1300 to scan the document. When the scan is complete, the ScanSnap software appears.

Step 10

Click an icon such as "Scan to Folder" or "Scan to Word" to indicate how the ScanSnap software should handle the picture. The software sends the picture to the selected folder or application.