A few scanning tips The purpose is to offer some scanning tips and hints, help with fundamentals and other basic scanning information to help you get the most from your scanner.
Calibrate Your Scanner - The Secret to Good Scanning: why and how to calibrate your scanner
Creating & Editing Digital Photos - Tips for Scanning & Restoring
or Removing the Moiré pattern - Because
of the overlapping dots, photos scanned from a magazine or
newspaper will display a Moiré pattern.
Do You Really Need All That Resolution? do you really need 600dpi?
in Scanning Three-Dimensional Objects - While
Xeroxing my hand one day I got to wondering about how a round
object would turn out. The only round-ish object at hand was
my own head, so I plunked it down on the glass and fumbled
for the COPY button. The result was a bit strange--but it
started me thinking about plunking 3-D objects down on my
flatbed scanner. You can see some of my experiments by trying
the links below.
Dynamic range, 24 bit or 30 bit color depth in scanners Dynamic range, 24 bit or 30 bit color depth in scanners
Getting Images Into The Computer Use Your Scanner As A Camera - A Unique Method For Creating Unique Images
to Scanning - So, you just got that brand new
scanner hooked up and you're anxious to get started... wait!
There's a few things you need to take into consideration before
you do. Will you be printing the image, putting it on a Web
page, or sharing them with friends via e-mail? Is there a
chance you might want to edit the image at a later time?
Graphics file formats which format to use? Common questions
How To Scan a Print - Scanning can be used to put prints on your web site or to let you digitally enhance your work before making a print.
How To Scan a Book - The truth of the matter is that scanning a book can be extremely easy if you know what you are doing. Otherwise it will be a nightmare. Scanning a book is very different from scanning other types of documents. The tips in this article should be of great help.
How to Scan 35 mm Slides On a Flatbed Scanner - It's so easy--and I was making it so hard!
How To Scan a Negative - Scanning can be used with colour or black and white negatives to produce files for printing from negatives or for putting images on your web site.
How To Scan a Slide - Colour slides (transparencies) can be scanned to produce files for printing from negatives or for putting images on your web site.
Interpolated resolution what is it? The E3 scanner is a 300 dpi scanner, yet it is spec'ed at 300x600, and it offers resolution up to 4800 dpi! So what does that mean?
Tips on Scanning With special reference to creating digital images of philatelic materials
OCR - What It Is, How to Do it Better - Turning images into editable text
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) - All about OCR
Pick Your Scanning Resolution - Calculate the Best Resolution for Your Scans
Printing Kodak Photo CD images A Kodak Photo CD FAQ
Moiré Patterns - Moiré patterns
are one of most annoying things that happen when working with
scanned bitmap images. You see them every now and then especially
when you scan a printed originals (as opposed to continuous-tone
images like photos).
Resolution capability of printers how much to scan? An opinionated FAQ
Scan Calculator - Calculate your best scanning resolution
Scanning 101: Getting Great-Looking Line Art from Not-So-Great Sources - Contributing editor Luisa Simone shows the way to better-looking drawings, logos, and other line-art scans.
101: Setting the Right Resolution - In a dither
about dots, halftones, and line screens? Luisa Simone gives
you the skinny on how to choose the best scan resolution for
your output device.
Scanning 12x12 Layouts - Scanning 12x12 Layouts
Scanning DPI for Email and the Web - When scanning for screen display you need only be concerned with pixel dimensions. A computer monitor displays approximately 96 pixels per inch. For simplicity's sake, I prefer to round this off to 100 ppi. So, if I want an image to appear approximately
Scanning for Backgrounds - Scanning for Backgrounds
Scanning Lab - Scanning tutorial and free scanning software.
Scanning Line Art - Three Modes of Scanning Line Art
Scanning Transparencies and Reflective Art - Scanning Transparencies and Reflective Art
Tips for Web Images - This is the method
I used in 2004 to scan color prints for Web use. Maybe it
will work for you also.
A Simple Way to Get Better Scans This section describes and explains a very standard scanner technique to correct and improve image contrast, andis applicable to scanning both prints and film.
The Skinny on Scanner Color - In the days before color management, all applications displayed RGB files by simply sending the color values in the file straight to the monitor.
Under the Desktop: Planning for Scanning - When you move an image from hardcopy to digital, do you just slap the photo in the scanner and crank up Photoshop? That may be the quickest route to a scan but David Morgenstern suggests that you might want to consider additional steps to improve the quality of your scanning workflow
Masking or Refocusing the Scan - When you scan
a photo, the scanner's software will recreate the photo with
a series of dots.
Video boards How much color to buy?
Video Resolution How much to scan? We scan for the capability of our output device.
Wayne Fulton's Scanning FAQ
What is Scaling? What is Resampling? Not only that questioned is answered but also about 100 more too
What is TWAIN? - What is TWAIN?
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