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How to Use the Scanner and Camera Wizard in Windows XP

The Scanner and Camera Wizard in Windows XP allows you to scan in old photos or other documents to make them digital. Scanning is simple, and once you make files digital, you can e-mail them or share them [more…]

How to Use a Scanner

Scanners are nifty little devices that work like photocopiers. Rather than make a copy, the scanner takes the original and creates a graphics image that’s then stored in your computer. So, the scanner [more…]

How to Clean Your PC Monitor and Scanner

Keep the glass surfaces of your monitor and scanner clean — but beware because you can do more harm than good to your monitor and scanner when cleaning if you don’t know what you’re doing. Clean your monitor [more…]

What a Scanner Can Do for You

Scanners are interesting beasts — and man; you get a lot of bang for your scanner buck! In fact, a perfectly serviceable, relatively inexpensive USB scanner is waiting for you at your local Maze O’ Wires [more…]

How to Maintain Fax Machines and Scanners

Fax machines are usually trouble-free. The best way to keep your fax machine or scanner in top condition is to service it periodically, as recommended by the manufacturer. Use good paper that doesn’t leave [more…]

Scanning Do’s and Don’ts

Today’s scanning software helps make the scanning process easier than it was just a few years ago, but here are some tried-and-true guidelines to follow for the best results from your hardware: [more…]

What Happens inside a Scanner?

Most popular scanners now on the market have very few moving parts. Plus you don’t really have to know how your scanner does its job in order to use one. [more…]

What You Need to Know about Flatbed Scanners

The first thing you need to know about flatbed scanners is that if you're in the market for a scanner, a flatbed is the one to buy. On a flatbed scanner the top lifts up, just like a copy machine. The [more…]

Popular Scanner Features

When you are adding a scanner to your PC system, you need to know what to look for. Here’s a list of the minimum scanner features you need for home or home office use when you’re shopping for a flatbed [more…]

How to Capture an Image with Windows Photo Gallery

Scanner manufacturers ship a bewildering number of different capture (or acquisition) programs with their hardware, so there’s no single proper way to scan an original. However, scanners that comply with [more…]

How to Rotate and Crop Images with Windows Photo Gallery

After a scanned image is safely in your image editor (either Windows Photo Gallery or the editing software provided by your scanner’s manufacturer), you’re free to have fun — fixing problems big and small [more…]

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