Patent Number: 6,295,071

Title: Image processing apparatus and operation mode changing method therefor

Abstract: Even if a display unit has a display area on which an amount of information to be displayed at the same time is very small is used, confirmation and the like of the operation mode can be made easily and rapidly. After a read resolution and a read density are initialized, an operation goes to a stand-by state, and when an original is detected, a character string "DOCUMENT READY" is displayed on the display unit. Next, when a resolution key is depressed, a character string "STANDARD" as a default of the read resolution is displayed on the display unit without renewing the operation mode. Next, when the resolution key is again depressed, the operation mode is renewed and a character string "FINE" is displayed on the display unit. If the resolution key is again depressed thereafter, the operation mode is again renewed and a character string "PHOTO" is displayed on the display unit. For a read density and other operation designation inputs, operations similar to the above are performed.

Inventors: Mikuni; Makoto (Yokohama, JP), Nishii; Teruyuki (Kashiwa, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: H04N 1/00 (20060101); G06F 015/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018