Electronic device used to scan an image.<br><br>A device for capturing a digital image. Scanners are used in conjunction with a computer, so that once captured, images can be manipulated using graphics software.Related link: How to scan images using Adobe Photoshop.Also see copystand, drum, flatbed, infrared reflectography (IR) and reflectogram, moir?, monitor, new media, Photoshop, and slide scanners.