Videos – How to Scan a Photo Using your MFP or All-in-One

We get many questions on our YouTube channel related to digital scanning and gladly respond to them. We recently received a suggestion that we should compose a how-to video. We thought that this was a great idea, and produced these videos.

In the videos, we explain the variety of ways to push scans from the MFP/All-in-One, and pull scans from your MFP/All-in-One to your PC. One method we were unable to demonstrate was scanning to the cloud. Why? The scan to Google Docs and Dropbox apps aren’t available from Hewlett-Packards’s ePrint Center for our in-house Officejet Pro 8500A, and the Evernote and apps for Lexmark’s new OfficeEdge Pro5500 are not yet available.

Meanwhile, here are some photos of the HP Google Docs eStorage app. We have requested similar photos from Lexmark and will update this post when and if we receive them.


Part I – Explains the concept and methodology used when scanning a photo using an All-in-One or MFP. Not just limited to scanning photos, the videos can be used to learn the basics on how to scan virtually any document. In this video, we used our the HP Officejet Pro 8500A as the demonstration unit.

Part II – Briefly reviews the concept of digital scanning, but goes on to use Lexmark’s OfficeEdge Pro5500 as a demonstration unit. We thought that this was necessary because of the philosophical and procedural differences between the two systems.

Part I was shot with an SD cam. Part II was shot with an HD cam. You may not notice a difference unless you view them full screen. Nevertheless, we hope that their quality is sufficient for you to learn how to scan a photo or document using your MFP or All-in-One.

How to Scan Part I – Using an Hewlett-Packard Officejet 8500A

How to Scan Part II – Using a Lexmark OfficeEdge Pro5500

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