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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-25-2015

scans are pdf . want jpg

I am scanning several images together against a background. They automatically come up as pdf files. I want a jpeg file. I have done several of these kinds of composites and at first they were jpegs but now they are all pdf files. Is there a setting somewhere that I am missing. Thanks for any help.

Reputable Contributor
Posts: 861
Registered: ‎10-12-2012

Re: scans are pdf . want jpg


To ensure the most accurate information is provided, we will need to know the model of the scanner you are using, the version of Windows or Mac in use, and the software you are using to scan.

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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-25-2015

Re: scans are pdf . want jpg

Canon MX922... using software that came with printer... windows 7. Thanks.

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Registered: ‎10-16-2012

Re: scans are pdf . want jpg



To scan JPEG images with the IJ Scan Utility, the Photo option is the default way to scan JPEG's.  You can also change the save settings by going in to the Settings menu of the program.  This will allow you to change the save options for the different functions in the program.


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New Contributor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-06-2019

Scans are pdf - want / need .jpg




I have a Canon TS3122.  It used to let me scan my photos and save them as JPG format but now

it ONLY allows me to save them as PDF.


There is ONLY a "Print" button, NOT a "Save" button so I have no way to change it from

a PDF to a JPG (JPEG) format.


I cannot then forward the photos as required by other users receiving my photos so that they

can open them. They do not have ADOBE and do not want to get it.

I cannot blame them at this point.


Please tell me how to correct this or change it as I need to. I do have need for both the PDF and

the JPG scan formats on my printer.


I tried the IJ Utilities but that does nothing to assist me.


Is it time to switch to a different printer company?


Thank you. 











New Contributor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-18-2019

Re: scans are pdf . want jpg

I, too, have a problem with a Pixma all in one, where it randomly decides to put scans into the pdf format. Today I have scanned 6 off 5" x 3" photographs one after the other. The first 2 scans are stored as jpegs, the other 4 are pdfs! No settings were altered by me. It is so annoying to have to use 3rd party converters (at a lower resolution !)  to undo this fault.


Asus K55A, Windows 8.1, Scanner is Pixma TS8150, drivers up to date.

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