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PIXMA TR7520 Scans Save as PDF Instead of JPG


How do I get the scanner to save my scans as JPG files.  Everything I scan currently saves as a PDF file.



Hi, Baja58!

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Hi Danny,

It uses Windows 10 Home, version 21H2



Does the program you're using have different scan options.....Photo, Document, ????

Scanning as a document usually defaults to PDF. Scanning a photo usually defaults to JPG.


I am almost totally clueless how to use this copier/scanner.  I just scanned a catalog page as a photo and it resulted in 10 separate JPG files with each showing just a small segment (all different) of the full catalog page.

When I click on Settings, a box pops up showing 10 different categories like "Save to PC (AUTO)" or "Document Scan" or "Photo Scan" or "Attach To e-Mail (Document) and others, each with many variables to choose from and I don't understand it at all.

Attached are 2 screen shots of the 'Settings" pop up box1a.jpg




that I just mentioned.  I don't even know if choosing the correct settings in those pop up boxes will get me to be able to scan different things the way I would like and I sure as hell don't have a clue what settings to choose anyway.

Why the hell do they make this stuff so incredibly difficult and even impossible to understand?  How can I possibly use this copier/scanner and if I can't, why would I even think about buying another Canon piece of equipment?

Hi Baja58,

When using the IJ Scan Utility, you can use the "Photo" button to scan and save as JPEG and you can use the "Document" button to scan and save as PDF.

More information can be viewed using the link below:






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