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How to Do Everything with Your Scanner

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ISBN-10: 0072252871

ISBN-13: 9780072252873

Edition: 2nd

Authors: David Huss, Jill Gilbert

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Discover all the basics about your scanner, then put it to work with help from this step-by-step resource. Author Dave Huss looks at how and why scanning works, and examines many ways you can maximize the scanner you already own. Learn to use all your scanner's features. Explore graphic concepts including color correction, resolution, and image optimizing -- plus, repair and preserve scanned documents and more. How to Do Everything with Your Scanner is filled with projects, resources, ideas, and simple instructions to help you get the most from your scanner for home or business use. Book jacket.
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List price: $24.99
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 1/1/2003
Binding: E-Book 
Language: English

Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. xvii
Basic Details about Your Scanner
Get Acquainted with Your Scannerp. 3
Learn What Your Scanner Is Designed to Dop. 4
Copy and Preserve Photographsp. 4
Capture Moments in Timep. 4
Make the Pictures Betterp. 6
Make Images Larger and Smallerp. 6
Convert Printed Text into Electronic Text (OCR)p. 6
Translate Printed Documentsp. 7
Add Business Cards to Address Booksp. 7
Manage Your Documents Once They're Scannedp. 8
Copy Your Documents and Imagesp. 9
Fax Your Documentsp. 9
Scan 3-D Objectsp. 9
The Hows and Whys of Scanningp. 10
Scanner Terms and Concepts You Should Understandp. 12
Pixelsp. 12
Resolutionp. 13
Color Depthp. 13
Color Spacep. 14
Different Kinds of Scannersp. 15
Desktop Scannersp. 15
Drum Scannersp. 17
Film Scannersp. 17
Specialty Scannersp. 19
Buy, Install, and Maintain Your Scannerp. 21
What Scanner Is Best for You?p. 22
What Type of Scanner Do You Need?p. 22
What Size Scanner Do You Need?p. 23
Should You Buy a New, Refurbished, or Used Scanner?p. 23
Where Should You Buy Your Scanner?p. 24
Which Scanner Interface Is Best?p. 24
How Much Resolution Do You Need?p. 25
How Deep Does Your Color Need to Be?p. 27
What Other Factors Should You Consider?p. 28
Scanner Installationp. 28
Finding the Best Location for Your Scannerp. 29
Unlocking and Connecting the Scannerp. 29
Installing Scanner Softwarep. 29
Attaching the Scanner and Making a Scanp. 30
Make Your First Scanp. 31
Tools You Need Near Your Scannerp. 32
Three Steps of Scanning Preparationp. 34
How to Clean the Scanner Glassp. 34
Cleaning the Imagep. 35
Align the Image on the Scannerp. 36
Scanning Near the Edgep. 36
Alignment Techniquesp. 37
Aligning Images with Crooked Edgesp. 38
Aligning Crooked Photosp. 40
Steps to a Great Scanp. 41
Preview the Image You're Scanningp. 44
Select the Correct Input Modep. 46
Quick Solutions for Better Scansp. 47
Advantages and Disadvantages of the Automatic Approach to Scanningp. 47
Resolution--You Need Less Than You Might Imaginep. 48
Change Image Size (Within Limits)--Scalingp. 48
Scan the Image--Finallyp. 50
Review the Scanp. 50
Copyright Issues or... You May Not Own the Picture of Youp. 52
Save What You Have Scannedp. 53
Types of Graphic Filesp. 54
Internet Formatsp. 55
When to Use JPEG or GIFp. 56
Graphic Standard Formatsp. 57
Native Formatsp. 57
Saving Optionsp. 58
Choosing TIFF Compressionp. 60
File Format Suggestionsp. 62
Where Will You Store Your Images?p. 62
Using Hard Drive Storagep. 63
Using Removable Storagep. 63
How to Organize Your Imagesp. 64
Print What You Have Scannedp. 67
A Brief History of Consumer Printersp. 68
Sort Out Today's Available Color Printersp. 69
What Color Inkjet Printers Are All Aboutp. 70
What a Dye-Based Photo Inkjet Printer Is Best Forp. 70
Why Print Longevity Mattersp. 71
Who Needs Print Longevity?p. 72
What a Dye-Sublimation Printer Is Best Forp. 73
What You Need to Know About Printer Ink and Mediap. 74
Should You Use Those Third-Party Ink Cartridges?p. 74
Use the Media that Produces the Best Results for Youp. 74
Adjust Your Printer Settings for Best Resultsp. 75
Put Your Scanner to Work
Scan Graphics for Use on the Webp. 81
Send a Photo with an E-mailp. 82
Scan the Photop. 82
Scan a Photo for E-mail Using an Epson Scannerp. 83
Scan a Photo for E-mail Using an HP Scannerp. 85
Scan a Photo for E-mail Using a Canon Scannerp. 87
Work with Different Photo File Sizes and Resolutionsp. 87
Attach a Photo to Your E-mailp. 89
How to Attach Your Photo to an E-mailp. 90
Embed a Photo in Your E-mailp. 91
Getting a Photo out of an E-mailp. 94
Scan for E-mail and Printingp. 95
Automated E-mail Photosp. 96
Sharing Photos Onlinep. 97
Scanning for Web-Based Photo Servicesp. 99
Make the Right Choice--For Youp. 100
Scan Documents Using OCR Softwarep. 101
How OCR Is Accomplishedp. 103
When OCR Does and Doesn't Make Good Sensep. 103
A Glimpse at Commercial OCRp. 103
Heavy/Occasional Office Usagep. 104
What's the Best Scanner for OCR?p. 104
Is Your Scanner Supported?p. 105
How High Is Your Scanner Resolution?p. 106
Check the Scanning Area Sizep. 106
How Fast Is Your Scanner?p. 107
What Can OCR Software Do?p. 107
Which OCR Software Is Best?p. 108
Prepare to Convert a Document Using OCRp. 108
The Proper Care and Feeding of ADFsp. 110
Things that Confuse OCR Softwarep. 111
How to Perform OCR on Colored Paperp. 112
Scan for OCRp. 113
Use Your Scanner for a Variety of Workplace Tasksp. 115
Scan Business Cardsp. 116
Two Ways to Scan Business Cardsp. 118
Scanning Other Small Documentsp. 119
How to Scan a Business Card to Capture Logos or Other Artp. 119
Scan for Electronic Communicationp. 121
How to Choose the Best Scanner for Electronic Communicationp. 121
Send a Fax from Your Scannerp. 122
Fax Using a Fax Servicep. 124
Send an Image as an E-mail Attachmentp. 126
Convert Printed Pages to Text (OCR)p. 128
Convert Printed Forms to Electronic Onesp. 129
Use Your Scanner as a Copierp. 129
Scanners--the Ultimate File Cabinetp. 131
Share Your Scannerp. 133
Put Your Scanner to Work at Home, Toop. 135
Scrap Booking--Scanning and Sharing Memoriesp. 136
How to Get a Scrapbook into Your Computerp. 136
How Big Does Your Scanner Need to Be?p. 137
How to Scan Your Scrapbook Pagep. 139
How to Stitch Your Scans Togetherp. 141
Share Your Scrapbookp. 147
Capturing Memorabiliap. 149
Creating Gifts and Other Projectsp. 149
Make a Photo Calendarp. 150
Too Much to Coverp. 153
Advanced Scanner Stuff
Get the Best Scan You Canp. 157
Discover Your Scanner Toolsp. 158
Make Your Automatic Tools Work Betterp. 158
Automatic Tools Can't Do Everythingp. 160
Other Manual Adjustmentsp. 163
Solve the Scanning Challenges You'll Encounterp. 165
Remove Bleed-Through Using Manual Threshold Adjustp. 166
Remove Bleed-Through with Your Photo Editorp. 167
Scan Printed Materialp. 168
Scan Your Negatives and Slidesp. 169
The Advantages of Scanning Negatives and Slidesp. 170
Choose Between Scannersp. 171
Advantages of Dedicated Film Scannersp. 173
Digital ICE--Almost Too Good to Be Truep. 173
The First Step: Cleaning Negatives and Slidesp. 175
Canned Air or Air Compressorp. 176
How to Clean a Really Dirty Slidep. 176
How to Scan Film by Using a Film Scannerp. 177
Storage and Handling of Slides and Negativesp. 180
Store Negatives Properlyp. 180
Things That Bug Your Slides and Negativesp. 181
Before We Leave This Topicp. 182
Organizing Your Photosp. 183
Measuring Your Virtual Closetp. 184
Using the Power of Windows to Organizep. 185
Finding All of Your Photosp. 185
Viewing and Sorting the Search Resultsp. 189
How to Globally Change the Viewing Optionsp. 194
The Organization Planp. 194
Digital Image-Management Toolsp. 195
The Power of Keywordsp. 195
Image Management--A Lot of Choicesp. 197
Two General Categories of Image Managersp. 198
Different Programs, Same Namep. 200
Selecting and Using Photo Editorsp. 205
Which Photo Editor Is Best for You?p. 206
Photoshop Is King--But Do You Need a King?p. 206
Many Alternatives to Photoshopp. 208
Photoshop Elementsp. 209
Microsoft Picture It! Digital Imagep. 211
Jasc Paint Shop Pro 8p. 212
Ulead PhotoImpact 8p. 213
Photo Editing Tools and Conceptsp. 215
The Power of the Crop Toolp. 215
Isolating Areas of a Photop. 216
Using Image Adjustment Toolsp. 219
Using Histogram-Based Tools and Curvesp. 222
Understanding the Curve Toolp. 229
Photoshop Plug-in Filtersp. 230
Correct and Enhance Your Scanned Photosp. 233
How to Make Photos Fit the Framep. 234
Enlarge Photos with Your Scannerp. 235
How to Get the Right Output Sizep. 236
How to Produce Scans in Standard Photo Sizesp. 238
Resize a Photo with an Image Editorp. 240
Use Photoshop Elements' Resize Image Commandp. 240
The Best Way to Resizep. 243
Resampling--The Other Way to Resizep. 243
Straighten Crooked Scansp. 244
Choices in Straightening Photosp. 244
Correct Underexposed (Darker) Photosp. 245
Correct Overexposed (Lighter) Photosp. 248
Basic Color Correction--Be Very Carefulp. 251
Color Casts and Their Causesp. 251
Correct Color Castsp. 252
Help Automatic Tools Do a Better Jobp. 253
Remove Red Eye from Photosp. 253
Paint Shop Pro's Red-Eye Removal Toolp. 254
Photoshop Elements' Red-Eye Brush Toolp. 255
The Red-Eye Removal Plug-in Filterp. 255
Sharpening Your Workp. 256
When to Sharpen--During the Scan or Later?p. 256
How Sharp Is Sharp Enough?p. 257
Covering a Lot of Materialp. 260
Repair and Restore Photographsp. 261
Prepare to Restore Photosp. 262
General Print Handling Procedures and Precautionsp. 262
Scan for Restorationp. 263
Enlarge the Originalp. 263
Use the Highest-Quality Scan Settingp. 264
Scan the Original--Warts and Allp. 264
Store Using a Lossless File Formatp. 264
Repair Tears and Creasesp. 265
Restore a Paper Framep. 271
Clean Up Dirty Backgroundsp. 274
Another Way to Remove Stainsp. 279
Indexp. 283
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