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Canon IJ Scan Utility for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V varies-with-devices
  • 5
  • (2)
  • Security Status

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Scan with ease using this free tool

Canon IJ Scan Utility is a free photography program that lets you quickly scan photos and documents. Developed by Canon Inc., this multimedia tool is one of the official scanner programs for Canon printers and scanners that you need to use to operate them. Take note, however, that you require the correct driver installed for this to work. Additionally, the device models supported by this are limited.

How do I install Canon IJ Printer Utility?

When it comes to cameras, the Japanese multinational corporation Canon Inc. is a popular brand. However, this brand doesn’t just design cameras—it also specializes in manufacturing optical, imaging, and industrial products such as lenses medical equipment, scanners, and printers, among others. Since these often require PC programs to run them, there are Canon utility tools to its users available to download for free. 

Canon IJ Scan Utility is just one of the many you can get from Canon’s home website. It’s designed to connect with a compatible Canon printer or scanner, and easily scan photos and documents with just a click. You can even stitch files together before scanning them. Its user-friendly interface lets you customize the output settings. However, not all Canon products work with this; Canon IJ Scan Utility Lite is the required version for some models.

To install, run the downloaded driver file first. This will either be a TWAIN driver or ICA driver, depending on your model. A disk image will be placed on your Desktop location. Open it and then open the PKG (Package) file to begin installing. After following the procedure, go to the Software tab, find Canon IJ Scan Utility, and download it. Then simply run its application file to finally install. 

Not the only option

Overall, Canon IJ Scan Utility is a tool that you’ll have to seek out if you’re using certain supported Canon printers or scanners. It’s pretty easy to use and even offers other functions aside from scanning images and text files. However, its device support is limited since its Lite version is more optimized for other Canon models. Plus, you need to be sure that you’ve installed its correct driver

PROS

  • Easy to use
  • Simple interface
  • Can stitch files together
  • Customizable output settings

CONS

  • Limited supported models

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Canon IJ Scan Utility for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V varies-with-devices
  • 5
  • (2)
  • Security Status

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