HP Envy 4520 Printer - Scanning from the Computer (Windows)

Envy 4520 Scan to Computer – Make use of the built-in scanner on your HP Envy 4520 Printer to develop texts and pictures. There are numerous scan apps and tools available, which depends on your Printer and the Windows version installed on your computer. Make sure you install a full feature driver or a scan driver on your PC. If you haven’t installed the driver before, go to our website 123.hp.com/setup 4520  to begin the installation.

HP Printers - Scanning from the Computer (Windows)

It is constantly recommended to use HP Scan or HP Solution Center software to obtain the most out of your HP printer’s scan features. Using this feature, you can directly scan from the control panel of your HP Envy 4520 Printer. It is also possible to add multiple pages into a single file using this feature. Make use of the HP Scan app, this software enables you to scan documents and photos when installed onto the computer. It helps you in editing and saves your scanned files.

Install the HP Scan software on your Windows computer. The computer can process scans from your printer only when you install the HP Scan Software. Two types of HP Scan are available for your HP Envy Printer. It depends on when your printer was released. Both the versions offer the parallel functionality and scanning support.

Scan a document or photo using HP Scan software.

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Envy 4520 Scan to Computer
  1. Place the item that you want to scan on the scanner glass or in the document feeder, if available on your printer
  2. Avoid loading photos in the Automatic document feeder, as it results in causing damage to the photos and the printer.
  3. Browse Windows for your HP Printer name and then click the name of your HP Printer from the list of search results.
  4. Once you click on your HP Printer name, the HP Printer Assistant Window opens on the Windows screen.
  5. In the window that is displayed, click Scan a Document or Photo.
  6. The HP Scan Software windows opens on the screen.
  7. In the right side of the HP Scan window, vary any of the shortcut default settings if required.
  8. The scan settings might vary depending on your HP Printer. For instance, the PDF File type is available only for document scans.
  9. To preview the scanned item, select Show scan preview or Show Viewer after Scan and make certain to make additional edits before you save the scan.
  10. To add changes to advanced settings such as quality, color, and default scan destination folder, click Advanced Settings or More.
  11. Then, select Scan.
  12. The Envy printer scans the document or photo you want, and then a preview of the scan is displayed in the HP Scan.
  13. Double-click the thumbnail image of the scanned item in order to make further settings to your scanned item.
  14. Click the Save button.
  15. The Save as window displays on the computer screen.
  16. Choose the folder of your scanned file, make alterations to the file name if required. Make sure of the file type in the Save as type menu, and then click Save.

Scan to email

  • In HP Scan, use email shortcuts to attach a scan to an email message automatically. You should have installed any local email client software on your computer such as Microsoft Outlook, Live Mail or Mozilla Thunderbird and that should be connected to an email service provider to scan to email.
  • Open the HP Scan software, choose any one of the email-related shortcuts such as photo to Email, Document to Email, Email as PDF, or Email as JPEG, and then select Scan.
  • The scan preview window shows on the screen.
  • Finally, click Send.
  • A new email message sparks automatically that is attached with your Envy 4520 scan to computer.

Develop scans with Windows Scan (Windows 8 and 10)

Produce scanned documents and photos with the Windows Scan app. To use this app, a basic or full feature driver is essential and need to be installed on a computer running the OS Windows 8 or 10.

  • Place the item that you want to scan on the scanner glass or in the document feeder, if available on your printer
  • Browse Windows for Scan, and then select the Scan app in the list of results.
  • If the Scan app fails to show in the list, go to Windows store to install Windows Scan.
  • If the option Source is available, select the file or folder where you have loaded your document or photo.
  • To modify settings such as Color mode, Resolution, and where to save the scanned file, click Show more
  • Then, click Scan.