Scan a document or image in Preview on Mac
If you have a document-feeding scanner, you can scan several pages at once using Preview. If you have a flatbed scanner, you can scan many images at once, store each image in its own file, and straighten any images that were crooked on the bed during scanning.
In the Preview app on your Mac, choose File > Import from Scanner > [scanner].
If you don’t see your scanner in the list, make sure it’s set up in Printers & Scanners preferences. For information about adding scanners, see Set up a scanner .
Choose how to scan your document or image. You may need to click Show Details to see all the available options. You can choose any of the following:
Choose the type of image being scanned: Use the Kind pop-up menu.
Choose Text for black-and-white images with high contrast, such as a text document; choose Black & White for grayscale images; and choose Color for color images.
Scan both sides of a page: Select Duplex.
Choose a size for the scanned item: Use the Size pop-up menu.
Choose where to save the scanned items: Use the Scan To pop-up menu.
If you choose a folder, the items are stored in that folder. If you choose an app, the items are opened with that app.
Adjust the colors or exposure of the scanned image: Choose Manual from the Image Correction pop-up menu, then adjust the controls.
If you don’t see the image correction controls, scroll down or make the Scanner window taller.
The scanner scans the pages one at a time.
All the scanned items open in one window.
Tip: You can also choose Edit > Insert > Page from Scanner to add a page from a scanner to an open document.