Change the default filter applied to scans

Genius Scan attempts to automatically filter your documents based on their content:

  • For black-and-white documents, Genius Scan will apply a grayscale filter.
  • For color documents, Genius Scan will enhance the colors.

In this article, you will learn how to change the applied filter for a given page, how to specify a default filter to always enhance your scans in the same way, and what are the different filters at your disposal.

Change the filter for a page



Open a document and tap  edit at the bottom of the screen.

Scanned document


Choose the appropriate  filter from the filter row. Here, the applied filter is Black and White (BW).

Edit panel

PS: the None filter shows the original picture.

None filter



Open a document and tap briefly on a page.


Tap Filters.


Change the filter (here, None reveals the original picture).

Change the filter applied to all future scans


Go to Settings > General > Default Filter.


Choose a filter that will be applied by default when you scan a new document.

What are the different filters available?

Genius Scan attempts to detect the best filter to apply to your document, but you can always change it. Here are a few tips on which filter to use:

Filter What Genius Scan does Good for …
None No filter will be applied You want to keep the original untouched.
Black and White Genius Scan clears up the background and turn the scan into black and white. Mostly black and white documents such as receipts, contracts, official documents etc.
Color Genius Scan clears up the background but keeps the colors. Mostly black and white documents with some color: documents with letterheads, logos, whiteboards…
Photo Genius Scan bumps up the colors so that the photo looks very vivid. Postcards, photographs, paintings…
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