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Automatically print Image Capture scans Apps
The built-in Image Capture program does a good job of capturing images, but it doesn't seem to have any way of directly printing scanned items without hitting the Print button.

To automatically print your scanned items, set up an Automator workflow with two steps:
  1. Finder -- Get Specified Finder Items
  2. Finder -- Print Finder Items
Save the workflow as print-files.app, and then set this app as the Automatic Task (choose Other on the pop-up menu) in Image Capture's scan dialog. Now you can set up the scan mode, etc., and every time you click Scan, the results will be sent directly to your default printer.

[robg adds: This older hint contains another automatic printing solution -- create a desktop printer and point to that desktop printer with the Automatic Task pop-up menu.]
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Automatically print Image Capture scans
Authored by: marook on Feb 02, '09 08:30:09AM

1: Why print something that has just been scanned from paper????

2: Please consider the environment before burning a complete forest for no use, what so ever!
I think there is a reason printing is not an automatic task...

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Automatically print Image Capture scans
Authored by: macavenger on Feb 02, '09 09:04:39AM

Why print something that has just been scanned from paper? Maybe because you need a copy? There ARE reasons for doing this... :)

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Automatically print Image Capture scans
Authored by: Dr. T on Feb 02, '09 11:28:15AM

I had a strange result after using this hint with an Epson Perfection V100 Photo scanner and OS 10.5.6. Every printed page had the following near the upper left corner:

ERROR: invalidrestore
OFFENDING COMMAND: restore

STACK:

-savelevel-
-mark-
/WhitePoint
-dictionary-
?CIEBasedA
-mark-

Any ideas?



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Automatically print Image Capture scans
Authored by: DMCG on Feb 02, '09 03:06:10PM

1. I don't have a photocopier, and very occasionally need one - this does the job.

2. I don't mean to start a flame war, but please consider that people may have reasonable motives, and don't harm the planet by using excess bandwidth for your meaningless exaggeration.



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Rename hint "Make a copy from Image Capture"
Authored by: gabester on Feb 02, '09 09:40:23AM

It's a more direct name for the intended purpose of this task. g=



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Rename hint "Make a copy from Image Capture"
Authored by: DMCG on Feb 02, '09 02:57:49PM

Hmm, my original title was something like, use Image Capture as a photocopier. I wonder why it was changed? I searched for photocopier to find a way of doing this.



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