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Epson and Chromebook Scan

What is Chromebook Scan?

Chromebooks are light, fast, and affordable compared to traditional laptops. However, unlike typical computers, these devices may not have the proper scan application software.

Chromebook Scan is an application that allows users to scan documents directly to their Chromebook device using Chrome OS version 89 or later, with either a Wi-Fi or USB connection.

How to open Chromebook Scan?

  1. Click on the time in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.
  2. Click on the Settings icon Alternate Text .
  3. Select Advanced at the bottom left of the screen.
  4. Select Printing.
  5. Select Scan.
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You can also open the scan application by using the Launcher function on the Chromebook OS:

  1. Click the Launcher icon Alternate Text in the lower left-hand corner of the screen.
  2. Type scan in the search text entry area.
  3. Select Scan.
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Can I access the Chromebook Scan application quickly?

You can register the scan application to the Chromebook Shelf for quick and easy access by following the steps below:

  1. Open the Chromebook Scan application by using one of the previously mentioned methods.
  2. Right click on the Scan icon on the shelf.
  3. Select the option for Pin.


Next time you can start the application by clicking the pinned icon on the Shelf.
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How to use Chromebook Scan:

If the Chromebook and Scanning device are being used on a network, please ensure that both devices are connected to the same network before opening the Chromebook Scan application.

You will then be presented with the following options:

  1. Scanner
    Allows you to select your scanner from the list of available devices.
  2. Source
    This will allow you to select the paper source of the scanner:
    • Flatbed (this will be selected as default)
    • Document feeder “one sided” (shown if ADF is supported)
    • Document feeder “two sided” (shown if ADF is supported)
  3. Scan to
    This will allow you to select the destination to save the scanned file to.
  4. File type
    Here you can select the file format for your scanned image:
    • JPG
    • PNG
    • PDF (this will be selected as default)


More settings is closed by default, but you can expand this menu to select further options as seen below:

  1. Color
    Allows you to select either “Color” or “Greyscale” scanning with Color selected as default.
  2. Page size
    Allows you to select the size of the scanned document:
    • A4
    • Letter (this will be selected as default)
    • Fit to scan area (scans the maximum area of the flatbed or ADF)
  3. Resolution
    Allows you to adjust the resolution quality of the scan.
    • 100 dpi
    • 200 dpi
    • 300 dpi (this will be selected as default)
    • 600 dpi

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When the required scan settings have been applied you can then click on the “Scan” button.

After the scanning has completed the preview screen will be displayed and the scan result will be saved to the “Scan to” destination.
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Misalignment of the image when scanning from the ADF.

When scanning from the ADF, the scanned area may be shifted to the left which can result in missing parts of the image on the right edge of the original document.

To help troubleshoot this issue please see the below mentioned steps:

  1. If the ADF is being used, then try to scan the same object used the scanners flatbed.
  2. Within the scan settings select the “Page Size” as “Fit to scan area” and use an alternative application to cut out the required image.


When using the ADF the image is rotated 180 degrees.

To correct this please use an image processing application to rotate the image as required.

The scanner name is shown in the Chromebook Scan application, but it will not scan.

Please check the Product Compatibility list and attempt to scan by using a USB connection.

Compatible Devices

To check compatibility, please select your product from the dropdown menus below.