Canon CanoScan LiDE 25

CanoScan Flatbed Scanners

CanoScan LiDE 25

Canon CanoScan LiDE 25

The affordable, stylish scanner for the home

Slender, functional and surprisingly affordable, the 1200dpi CanoScan LiDE 25 complements any creative environment. It draws all the power it needs from its USB connection, no power adaptor required!


  • Compact, slim and stylish
  • USB Bus power
  • 1200 x 2400dpi¹ with 48 bit colour depth
  • Scan to PDF
  • QARE Level 3 dust/scratch removal and backlight correction
  • Comprehensive software suite
  • 3 EZ buttons
  • Multi-photo mode
  • Z-lid for thick document scanning

Detailed Features

Scanning in style

Just 38mm thick, the extraordinarily slender CanoScan LiDE 25 is the obvious choice for the uncluttered desk. Because of LiDE technology’s tiny appetite for power, it does not require any clumsy power cords - a single USB cable connected to your computer is the only lead you’ll ever need.

Despite its diminutive size, the LiDE 25 is big on resolution. Whether you are scanning documents or photos, the 1200 x 2400dpi¹ and 48 bit colour depth specification accurately reproduces every fine detail and subtle shade. Your pin sharp results will be suitable for enlargements and post-scan image editing.

Straight to PDF

A ‘Scan to PDF’ function scans documents straight to PDF (Portable Document Format), speeding up your work flow and doing away with the need for extra conversion software. A floating palette of PDF pages is created, which can be arranged or ordered at will. Text is automatically embedded in PDF files at time of scanning, allowing editing and searching.

Because not everything you need to scan comes in a convenient size, the LiDE 25 incorporates an innovative double hinged Z-lid. The lid keeps an even pressure on whatever you place on the glass, making it ideal for scanning thick documents, magazines and books - even small packages.

Canon’s QARE Level 3 is your on-board photo print correction system. Dust and scratches are automatically detected and corrected, saving hours of manual retouching. Faded colour, excessive graininess and poor exposure can also be corrected.

Multiple photos in one scan

LiDE 25’s fast and convenient Multi-Photo Mode² creates individual automatically cropped files from a single scan pass of up to 10 separate photos, business cards or other originals. It even de-skews images automatically, saving precious time that would otherwise be spent carefully aligning photos on the glass prior to scanning.

Software supplied includes ArcSoft PhotoStudio image editing and OmniPage SE OCR. To help keep you organised, CanoScan Toolbox sits always-at-the-ready on your desktop, allowing you to customise the three EZ-buttons for common functions, such as copying, scanning direct to e-mail and straight to PDF.

  • ¹ Optical resolution is a measure of maximum hardware sampling resolution, based on the ISO 14473 standard.

  • ² Originals must be rectangular and placed minimum 1cm apart. Deskew feature corrects up to 10 degree slant

Product specification

Type Desktop Colour Flatbed Scanner
Scanning element CIS (Contact Image Sensor)
Light source LED (LIDE)
Optical resolution 1200 x 2400¹ dpi
Selectable resolution 25 to 19200¹ dpi
Interface USB
Scanning gradation (colour) 48 bit input, 24 bit output
Scanning gradation (greyscale) 16 bit input, 8 bit output
Maximum document size A4 / Letter [216 x 297mm]
Preview speed Approx 16 seconds (colour A4 document, excluding calibration time)
Scanning speed (colour) 16 msec/line (600dpi), 32 msec/line (1200dpi)
Scanning speed (greyscale) 5.3 msec/line (600dpi), 10.6 msec/line (1200dpi)
Scanning speed (B&W) 5.3 msec/line (600dpi), 10.6 msec/line (1200dpi)
Power supply Powered by USB port
Power consumption 2.5W Operation power
1.4W Standby power
Dimensions 256 x 383 x 34mm
Weight Approx 1.5kg
Operating range (temperature) 5 ºC to 35 ºC
Operating range (humidity) 10% to 90% RH without condensation formation
Supported Operating Systems For Windows 98, 2000 Pro, Me, XP (Home/Pro Media Center 2004): CPU: Pentium II 300MHz or higher. 128MB RAM. USB port¹, CD ROM drive, High colour (16 bit), 1024 x 768 display.
For Mac OS X v10.2 - 10.3.x (native mode only): PowerPC G3, 128MB RAM, USB port¹, 32,000 colour 1024 x 768 display
Optical resolution ¹ Optical resolution is a measure of maximum hardware sampling resolution, based on ISO 14473 standard.
Selectable resolution ¹ Increased resolution is a function of the ScanGear CS driver
Supported Operating Systems ¹ Standard equipped port supported for USB
  • All Specifications subject to change without notice
  • Scanning speeds measured in USB 2.0 Hi-Speed mode. Scan time only, data transfer time not included
  • CanoScan and ScanGear are trademarks of Canon Inc.
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  • All brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies
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