The world is curious to know more and more about digital photography. Over the past few months, I’ve gotten emails with questions about how to edit digital photography, and it seems people are very annoyed with the giant images and the problems with the scanners. Problems ranging from size to how to add text bubbles, and even how to create an oil painting from digital photos! This article explores scanner annoyances and how to fix them.
Scanners can be very difficult at times, some of them refuse to scan, others show that half of the image is missing in addition to other problems that destroy image quality. If the scanner settings are not configured correctly, your image may appear grainy. Here are some tips on how to properly use your scanner:
1) When scanning a photo, make sure that there are no smudges or dirt on the photo. This is important because it will display correctly once the image is scanned. If there are stains, be careful when cleaning them, the last thing you want are scratches.
2) It is also important for the wiper to be clean. Once you clean your image, you don’t want it to get dirty again and you don’t want any fibers to appear in the scan. Some of the items you can use are a lint-free pad and window cleaning wipes to clean glass.
3) Most of the scanners will give you the option to make color or black and white copies. If you don’t want to scan in black and white, be sure to select Color Scan.
4) Digital photos can get very large or very small on your computer, making it difficult to modify them when the scan is finished. This can be easily solved by adjusting the resolution to get whatever you want from the image.
5) Then tap the Preview button. You know such copiers in schools, treat your scanner as one and carefully place your photo on the scanner. Then you’ll ask him to preview the image so you don’t have to rescan it later.
6) The preview image should now be cropped to make sure it contains only the image. You can prune according to your specific needs later.
7) While scanning, the last thing you want to do is move the image or interrupt the scan, any changes you want to make to the computer can be made.
8) Once the image is on your computer, check the image size to ensure that you do not corrupt the resolution settings while scanning. If the image is too large it could crash an old computer, but in general it has to be gigantic to do so.
9) Make sure you have the original photo scanned. It doesn’t take long, but it might take a few minutes if you are scanning with high resolution.