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    Snow Leopard, Scanning and HP Photosmart C7280
    I'm a new member of MacForum and this is my first post.

    After moving to Snow Leopard I had problems in scanning using an HP Photosmart C7280 - with Leopard there were no problems and I used the HP software delivered with the printer/scanner. After searching various BBs |I found the solution was to directly use Apple's PREVIEW application which now has a scanning option in it. This worked OK. So far so good.

    What I want to know is does anyone have some idea of how to change the defaults in PREVIEW so that the scanner option has the ones I use every 99 times out of a 100 (black and white - not colour, flatbed not document feeder, location of output scan etc. etc.).

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    Hi Cliff

    Welcome to the forum.

    I have an HP PHotosmart 2575 and had to re-install drivers from the HP site before it would work with SL.

    After installing, to set up preferences (not in Preview though), go to Finder / Applications / Hewlett-Packard / HP Scan (double click) then open profile settings.

    That did the trick for me (well, the scanner now works) and although not the same model, may offer a solution for you.

    Good luck!
    Johann Gambolputty de Von Ausfern....


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    Had to do the same for my Photosmart C4680. Seems the drivers you get with HP Printers are not the most up to date. There is a good guide on the HP Web Site at this Link:

    Mac OS X 10.6: Scanning with HP Software HP Photosmart C4680 All-in-One Printer - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

    Obviously then had to use the old 'on/off' switch but it is working now

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliff53 View Post
    I'm a new member of MacForum and this is my first post.

    After moving to Snow Leopard I had problems in scanning using an HP Photosmart C7280 - with Leopard there were no problems and I used the HP software delivered with the printer/scanner. After searching various BBs |I found the solution was to directly use Apple's PREVIEW application which now has a scanning option in it. This worked OK. So far so good.

    What I want to know is does anyone have some idea of how to change the defaults in PREVIEW so that the scanner option has the ones I use every 99 times out of a 100 (black and white - not colour, flatbed not document feeder, location of output scan etc. etc.).

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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