Elements Organizer connects to your scanner so that you can get scanned images of your photos, negatives, and slides. You can get images from scanners in two ways:
Use the scanner driver plug‑in module that came with your scanner. This software is either compatible with Elements Organizer 11 or uses the TWAIN® interface to scan and open images directly in Elements Organizer 11.
Note: The TWAIN manager is supported only on Windows.
Use the standalone scanning software that came with your scanner to scan and save your images. You can then bring the images into Elements Organizer in the following ways:
- Click Import. Select From Scanner.
- Select File > Get Photos And Videos > From Scanner.
Tip: In Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, and Windows® 7, you can set preferences so that Elements Organizer starts as soon as your computer detects that your scanner is attached. See Windows Help for more information.
Get photos from scanners
Before you try to scan and open your photos in Elements Organizer, make sure that you’ve installed all the software that came with your scanner. Carefully read any documentation that came with your scanner to make sure that it’s connected properly to your computer.
Click OK. If you’re using a scanner with a TWAIN driver, Elements Organizer launches the driver that came with your scanner. Follow the instructions that came with the driver software to scan your photo. Typically, you can also select an area to scan or correct any color issues that you may see.
In Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7, Elements Organizer launches the Windows XP scanning interface if you’re using a WIA (Windows Imaging Architecture) scanner. You can find instructions in Windows online Help. In scanners that support TWAIN, a vendor-specific user interface is launched.
Set scanner preferences
Scan photos using a TWAIN driver
TWAIN is a software driver used for acquiring images by certain scanners, digital cameras, and frame grabbers. For your TWAIN device to work with Elements Organizer 11, the manufacturer must provide a source manager and TWAIN data source.
Before using the scanner to bring images into Elements Organizer, install the TWAIN device and its software, and then restart your computer. (Refer to documentation from your device manufacturer for installation information.)
In Elements Organizer, click Import > From Scanner or select File > Get Photos and Videos > From Scanner.
After the image is scanned, it appears in Elements Organizer.
Note: After pressing the scanning button for the first time on some scanners, such as the Canon MP960, the scanning progress bar will open behind Photoshop Elements. You can reduce the Photoshop Elements window to bring the progress bar forward.