Canon PIXMA MP490 Driver Printer Setup

Canon PIXMA MP490 Driver Printer Setup For Windows and macOS – PIXMA MP490 supports printing from media such as SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCardplus, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick, IBM Microdrive, and CompactFlash. The unit comes with a copier that is equipped with features such as fit to page, multiple copies, frame copy, border free, and Auto exposure/intensity. In one minute, the printer can put out 8.4 pages in black and white. In the same timeframe, the printer can put out 4.8 pages in color. Auto Photo Fix II, Canon Solution Menu, Canon MP Navigator EX, Canon Easy-PhotoPrint EX, Canon Easy-WebPrint, and drivers are software included with the printer.

Canon MP490 can use media of plain paper, photo paper, and envelopes types. It supports media sizes of 4-inch x 6 inch, 5-inch x 7 inches, 8-inch x 10 inches, legal, and letter A.

Canon PIXMA MP490 has a scanner of 1200 x 2400 dpi of maximum optical resolution. This resolution can be interpolated to 19200 x 19200 dpi. The scanner uses CIS as its scanning element. The printer is compatible with Apple Mac OS X 10.3.9 – 10.11, MS Windows 2000 MS Windows Vista, and MS Windows XP.

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Canon PIXMA MP490 Operating System Compatibility

Windows 10 / Windows 10 (x64) / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 (x64) / Windows 8 / Windows 8 (x64) / Windows 7 / Windows 7 (x64) / Windows Vista / Windows Vista (x64) / Windows XP / Windows XP (x64) / Windows 2000 / Windows Me / Macintosh / Mac OS X (10.2/10.3/10.4/10.5/10.6/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10/10.11)

Canon PIXMA MP490 Specification

Printing Technology Color Inkjet with FINE technology
Maximum Resolution Black: up to 600 x 600dpi
Color: up to 4800 x 1200dpi
Print Speed 4 x 6″ borderless photo: approx. 43 sec
ESAT Black: Approx. 8.4ipm
ESAT Color: Approx. 4.8ipm
Depth Not Specified by Manufacturer
Minimum Ink Droplet Size 2 picoliters
Ink Type ChromaLife 100+
CL-211 Color Cartridge
PG-210 Black Cartridge
CL-211XL-Extra Large Color Cartridge
PG-211XL-Extra Large Black Cartridge
Ink Palette CMYK
Ink Cartridge Configuration 1 x black
1 x color
Printer Duty Cycle Not Specified by Manufacturer
Print Archival Life 300 Years
Printer Language Not Specified by Manufacturer

 

Scanner
Scanner Type Flatbed
Image Sensor Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
Optical Resolution Max: 1200 x 2400dpi
Interpolated Resolution Interpolated: 19,000 x 19,000dpi
Color Depth 48-bit internal/24-bit external
Reflective Scan Area 8.5 x 11.7″
Scan Modes AE (Auto Exposure/Intensity) Copy, Borderless, Fit-to-Page, Frame Erase Copy, Intensity, Multiple Copy (1-99 pages)

 

Copier
Copy Speed Color: Approx. 37 seconds
Copy Resolution Not Specified by Manufacturer
Reduction/Enlargement 25 – 400%
Copy Features AE (Auto Exposure/Intensity) Copy, Borderless, Fit-to-Page, Frame Erase Copy, Intensity, Multiple Copy (1-99 pages)
Paper Handling
Maximum Paper Width 10″
Maximum Printable Area 8 x 10″
Paper Sizes 4 x 6″, 5 x 7″, 8 x 10″, Letter, Legal, U.S. #10 envelopes
Borderless Photo Sizes 4 x 6″ up to 8 x 10″
Paper Types Photo Paper Pro Platinum, Photo Paper Pro II, Photo Paper Plus Glossy II, Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss, Photo Paper Glossy and Matte Photo Paper
Maximum Paper Thickness Not Specified by Manufacturer
Special Media Support Greeting Cards and Photo Stickers

 

Connectivity
Computer Interface USB 2.0
Compatible Memory Cards SD Memory Card, SDHC, MultiMediaCard (v4.1), MultiMediaCard Plus (v4.1), CompactFlash Card, Microdrive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO; Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick PRO Duo
The following can be used with the addition of a special adapter sold separately: miniSD Card, miniSDHC, microSD Card, microSDHC, RS-MMC (v4.1), Memory Stick Micro, xD-Picture Card, xD-Picture Card (Type M), and xD-Picture Card (Type H).
Direct Print Capable Yes
Network Capable No
PostScript Support No
System & Software Requirements System requirements vary by application.
Compatible Operating Systems Windows® Vista, Windows XP/2000 and Mac OS® X v10.3.9 to v10.5.x7. Compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista or XP (not included on installation CD)

 

Physical
Status Display No
Image Preview Display 1.8″ LCD
Software Included: Setup Software & User’s Guide CD-ROM, MP490 Printer Driver, Easy-Photo Print EX, MP Navigator EX, Solution Menu, EasyWeb-Print (Windows only)
Power Requirements 110VAC 50/60Hz
Dimensions (WxDxH) 17.5 x 13.1 x 6.1″ (444.5 x 332.74 x 154.94mm)
Weight 13 lb (5.85 kg)

Canon PIXMA MP490 Driver & Software Installations

First Method: Installing the Canon PIXMA MP490 Driver by Downloading the Application

There are many ways or method of installing the Canon PIXMA MP490. The first method is to install the driver of the printer without the use of CD Driver. The driver will be downloaded from the internet and there have been provided software that can be downloaded easily. In this case, there are several things that you for this first method:

  1. The most important thing that you must have is the driver of Canon PIXMA MP490. In this case, you can download the driver for free by clicking the provided link below.
  2. Then, you will also need a USB cable to connect the PC and printer. Actually, this cable has been provided and it can be found in the printer package.

After you provide those two important things, then you can follow the complete steps.

  1. The first step to do is to turn on your computer and also the Canon PIXMA MP490.
  2. You do not need to connect the Canon MP490 to the computer. You will do this when you have the application installed.
  3. After that, you can start to download the driver of PIXMA MP490 and then install the driver after the download completes.
  4. When the download and installation finishes, you can start to connect your Canon MP490 to the computer using the provided USB cable. When the printer is connected, the installed driver will be able to analyze the printer. When PIXMA MP490 has been detected, you only need to follow the next instructions.
  5. You will find several instructions and you only need to follow them.
  6. When you have completed the installation and configuration processes, the Canon PIXMA MP490 is ready to use.

Second Method: Installing the Canon PIXMA MP490 Driver Manually

The second way is to install the printer driver manually using the provided feature of “Add a printer” in the Windows. In this case, there are several things that you need to prepare:

  1. You must have the software or driver of Canon PIXMA MP490 and it can be downloaded for free.
  2. You also need the USB cable of Canon PIXMA MP490 and this has been included in the printer package.

When you have provided those two things, you can start the installation process:

  1. First, you need to make sure that your computer and the Canon PIXMA MP490 are turned on.
  2. After that, you connect PIXMA MP490 to the PC using the provided cable.
  3. You should extract the software or driver of Canon MP490 and then open the location of installed driver.
  4. Then, you can open the control panel of your printer to get the access of adding a new device of the printer.
  5. When you have found the menu of “add a printer”, you can just click it.
  6. After clicking it, you can give the location of extracted driver files.
  7. You only need to follow the instruction of the wizard to complete the installation.
  8. When the process finishes, your Canon PIXMA MP490 is ready and you can start to use it.

Third Method: Installing the Driver of Canon PIXMA MP490 with the Provided CD (Automatic Wizard)

The third method of installing the Canon PIXMA MP490 driver is by using the provided CD. In this case, there are several things that you need:

  1. You need to make sure that your PC have CD/DVD drive.
  2. You also need to CD of Canon PIXMA MP490 driver that can be found in the printer package.
  3. You also need USB cable to connect the printer to the PC and this has been provided in the package.

For installing the driver, you can follow the instruction of the installation process using the CD of Canon PIXMA MP490 driver.

  1. The first thing to do is to turn on the computer and the Canon PIXMA MP490.
  2. You do not need to plug in the USB cable of Canon MP490 because this will be needed later.
  3. Then, you need to insert the driver of PIXMA MP490 to the CD/DVD drive. When it is inserted, you can follow the setup wizard and complete the installation.
  4. After this, you can plug in the USB cable of Canon MP490 and connect the printer to the computer when the setup wizard asks you to plug in and connect the USB cable.
  5. You need to wait for awhile until the cable of PIXMA MP490 is detected by the application. When it is connected, you can continue the setup and instructions.
  6. When the processes have finished, your Canon MP490 will be ready to use.

How to Install Canon PIXMA MP490 Printer Driver on MacOS

How to install driver of Canon PIXMA MP490 in Mac:

  • First, you need the file of the driver. When you have already completed the downloading process, it will be saved in the certain folder. You can see it at the computer settings.
  • Second, you need to double click the downloaded driver file and mount it on the Disk Image.
  • The third step is that you need to double click again the mounted Disk Image.
  • At last, double clicking the packaged driver file. Do not worry, the installation is about to be started automatically.

How to Install Canon PIXMA MP490 Printer Driver on Linux

Requirements:

  1. A Linux-run device
  2. A Common Unix Printer Service (CUPS) installed on the device.

Guidelines:

  1. Run the computer and run the CUPS.
  2. Visit the web-based interface.
  3. Open a browser and navigate to localhost: 631.
  4. Connect the printer.
  5. On the browser, go to Administration tab and select Printers.
  6. Select Add Printer.
  7. Enter username and password.
  8. Your printer (Canon PIXMA MP490) should be on the list displayed. Select it and press Continue.
  9. CUPS detect and add the printer.
  10. A configuration window will pop up, fill values as needed.
  11. The printer is ready to use.

How to Uninstall Canon PIXMA MP490 Printer Driver

For Windows:

  1. Look for the Windows button on your device’s keyboard.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Look for Uninstall a Program tab, select it.
  4. Look for the name of the printer driver you wish to uninstall.
  5. Click on the Uninstall button.
  6. Wait until the process is done.

For Mac:

  1. Open Apple Menu.
  2. Select System Preferences.
  3. Select Printers and Scanners.
  4. Choose a printer driver that you wish to uninstall. (Select Canon PIXMA MP490 if your printer is of that type.)
  5. Click Remove.

For Linux:

  1. Go to Application.
  2. Select System Settings.
  3. Select Printers. Printer window will pop up.
  4. Locate Unlock button on the upper right section, select it.
  5. Enter password.
  6. Locate the Canon PIXMA MP490 printer driver your wish to uninstall. Find a minus sign under it.
  7. Click the minus sign.

PIXMA MP490 Wireless Connection Setup

(Note: If the printer is compatible with wireless)

Connecting with WPS

Requirement:

  1. Physical WPS push button must be present.
  2. The network must use WPA or WPA2 security.

Step 1

  1. Press printer’s Home button.

Step 2

  1. Use navigation arrows to select WLAN Setup icon.
  2. Press the left function button.

Wi-Fi lamp will light up after enabling wireless connection. Printer searches for access that supports WPS.

Step 3

  1. Press and hold WPS button for 5 seconds, release.
  2. Press OK button after 2 minutes.
  3. After the connection is made, press OK to complete setup.

Install software for PIXMA MP490.

If the connection still fails, please contact manufacturer.

Standard Connection Method

Step 1

  1. Press printer’s Home button.

Step 2

  1. Use navigation arrows to select WLAN Setup icon.
  2. Press the left function button.

Wi-Fi lamp will light up after enabling wireless connection. Printer searches for access that supports WPS.

Step 3

  1. Press the Stop/Reset button
  2. Select Standard setup then press OK button to start process of standard setup.

Printer is searching for available wireless network.

  1. Use navigation arrows to select access point (the name of your network). Press OK.

Press left function button to search again if you cannot see your network on the list.

  1. Press OK to input/edit network password (case sensitive).

Use the virtual keyboard to enter a password. Follow the procedure as instructed:

  1. Password is case sensitive. Press the center function button to navigate between numeric, upper case, and lower case.
  2. Use navigation arrows to pick a character on the keyboard, press OK to confirm selection, and move another character.
  3. Repeat step (a) and (b) for more characters to input.
  4. After inputting password, press left function button to complete.
  5. Confirm your password. Press OK to edit, if needed.
  6. Press left function button to complete setup. Press OK.

Follow by installing software for PIXMA MP490.

If the connection still fails, please contact the manufacturer.

PIXMA MP490-factory default settings

Step 1

  1. Press printer’s Home button.

Step 2

  1. Use navigation arrows to select Setup icon.
  2. Press the right function button.

Step 3

  1. Use left navigation arrow to select Device Settings.
  2. Press OK.

Step 4

  1. Use up navigation arrow to access LAN settings.
  2. Press OK.
  3. Use down navigation arrow to select Yes for reset setting.
  4. Press OK.
  5. WLAN Settings now reset. A message [Processing….Please wait momentarily] is shown.
  6. Press OK to complete resetting WLAN.

canonupdates.net give you the official driver and software that you can directly download from this link below. Of course, the steps by step are also easy to follow.

Operating SystemVersionSizeDownload
PIXMA MP490 series MP Driver (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)1.0520 MBDownload
Windows Adobe RGB 1998 Installer Program (Windows 8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP/XP x64/2000/Me)1.4.1329 KBDownload
MP Navigator EX (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP/2000)3.0648 MBDownload
PIXMA MP490 series MP Driver (Windows XP x64)1.0513 MBDownload
PIXMA MP490 series MP Driver (Windows 2000)1.0420 MBDownload
My Printer (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)3.3.05.6 MBDownload
Easy-WebPrint EX (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)1.7.015 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)4.7.058 MBDownload
My Image Garden (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64)3.5.0294 MBDownload
My Image Garden (Windows XP (32-bit)3.3.1293 MBDownload
Easy-WebPrint EX (Windows XP x64)1.7.015 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (Windows XP x64)4.7.058 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)4.5.058 MBDownload
My Image Garden (OS X 10.6)3.1.0298 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (Windows XP x64)4.5.058 MBDownload
PIXMA MP490 Solution Menu (Windows 8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP/2000)1.4.31.7 MBDownload
My Printer (Windows 2000)2.9.52.7 MBDownload
MP Navigator EX (Windows XP x64)3.0546 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (Windows 2000)3.2.043 MBDownload
PIXMA MP490 series CUPS Printer Driver (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)11.7.1.016 MBDownload
ICA Driver (OS X 10.6)3.3.48.6 MBDownload
PIXMA MP490 series CUPS Printer Driver (OS X 10.5/10.6)11.7.1.017 MBDownload
PIXMA MP490 series Scanner Driver (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6/Mac OS X 10.5)15.5.2a12 MBDownload
PIXMA MP490 ICA Driver (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)4.0.07.1 MBDownload
PIXMA MP490 IJ Scan Utility Lite (OS X 10.11)2.3.022 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)4.7.0102 MBDownload
My Image Garden (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/Mac OS X 10.8)3.5.0300 MBDownload
My Image Garden (OS X 10.7)3.2.0299 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)4.6.0102 MBDownload
MP Navigator EX 3.0 Opener (OS X 10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)1.0.0a2.1 MBDownload
MP Navigator EX (OS X 10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)3.0.629 MBDownload
My Image Garden (OS X 10.6)3.1.0298 MBDownload
PIXMA MP490 Solution Menu (OS X 10.3/10.4/10.5/10.6)1.4.1711 KBDownload
PIXMA MP490 Solution Menu (OS X 10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10)1.4.1a2.2 MBDownload
Easy-WebPrint EX (Mac OS X 10.5/10.6)1.1.09.8 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (OS X 10.4/10.5/10.6)4.1.6102 MBDownload
PIXMA MP490 MP Navigator EX (OS X 10.2/10.3/10.4/10.5/10.6)3.0.529 MBDownload
PIXMA MP490 MP Navigator EX 3.0 Opener (OS X 10.6)1.0.0222 KBDownload
My Image Garden (OS X 10.6)1.0.0289 MBDownload
PIXMA MP490 series User Manual (Windows)1.0013 MBDownload
PIXMA MP490 series User Manual (Mac)1.1028 MBDownload
PIXMA MP490 Guide for My Image Garden (Mac)V3.211 MBDownload
PIXMA MP490 Guide for My Image Garden (Windows)V3.211 MBDownload

Manuals are available in PDF format and HTML format

PDF format

Memo: File names having the extension.pdf are PDF files.
You need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to read PDF files.

Follow the instructions below to download manuals in PDF format.

  • Click the file name you want to download. The download will start automatically.
  • Files will be saved on the computer desktop.
  • Double-click the downloaded file to open it.

HTML format

Follow the instructions below to download the compressed files on Windows.

  • Click the file link, select Save, and specify the directory to save the file. The download will start automatically.
  • Downloaded files will be saved in the specified folder in a self-extracting form (.exe format).
  • Double-click the files to decompress them and save them in the same folder.
  • To open and HTML format manual double-click the file.html in the folder.

Follow the instruction below to download the compressed files on Macintosh.

  • Click the file name you want to download. The download will start automatically.
  • Files will be saved on the computer desktop.
  • Double-click the downloaded files. Files will be decompressed automatically, and the Photo Application Guide folder will be created on your computer’s desktop.
  • To open an HTML-format manual, double-click the file.html in the folder.

Canon PIXMA MP490 Driver Printer Setup For Windows, macOS

In this case, there is access to Download the driver of Canon PIXMA MP490 for free. You do not need to find other websites because the site of Canon Printer Drivers already provides the access to download the application. You only need to click the web link provided below to download the driver. Then, you can follow the manual instruction. There is also an alternative to downloading the user manual to complete the process of installation.