Finding files

Adobe Scan offers a rich set of features for working with your scans. You can:


View recent files or all scans

The home screen shows all your scans. Tap Recent to see your latest scans or All Scans to view all files.

View thumbnails or a file list

Use the All Scans file list to switch between a thumbnail view and a list view.

  1. Tap All Scans to see all your files.

  2. Tap overflowicon

  3. To change the list view:

    • Tap thumbnailicon to view thumbnails.
    • Tap filelisticon to view a list.

Sort by name or date

When in the All Scans view, you can sort your files by file name or by scan date. A check shows you the current sort method.

  1. Tap All Scans to see all your files.
  2. Tap overflowicon
  3. Tap Sort by Name or Sort by Date.

Search by filename

Search files by filename from any screen when a PDF is not open (Home, Recent, All Scans):

  1. Tap searchicon
  2. Enter text in the search field.
  3. Tap Search.
  4. Tap on a search result to preview the file.

Access scans from other apps

Any app that supports working with PDF can access the scan app’s PDF list. This allows you to attach, view, and perform other supported actions within those 3rd party apps.

Import photos to Adobe Scan

Document detection for the add-from-photos feature means the app tries to distinguish documents from selfies, artwork, and other non-document photos. By showing you document-specific images first, it’s easier to find and work with what you actually need. Integration with the device photo library allows you to easily browse your photo library and add images to new or existing scans.

To access this feature:

  1. Tap addphotoicon on the capture screen or file browser. While reviewing a current scan, you can also tap scanaddicon in the bottom menu and tap Select from Photos. Photos from last month appear by default.
  2. If you don’t see what you need, tap Show More Documents or Show All Photos.
  3. Tap a thumbnail to select one or more files.
  4. Tap the checkmark to finish adding the photo to your scan.

Open Photo images in Adobe Scan

From Photos, import an image into the scan app.

  1. Open your photos.
  2. Select one or more images.
  3. Tap shareicon
  4. Tap adobescanicon. If you don’t see the Adobe Scan icon, tap More, enable Adobe Scan, and tap Done.
  1. Tap Review in Scan.