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How to Remove Scratches and Spots from a Scanned Photo

A photo that you scan into your computer may have suffered some damage, and the scanning process can also add imperfections. You can use your image editor to remove this damage in the digital version of [more…]

How to Scan Film to Create a Digital Image

If you want to scan film, you absolutely must make sure the film is clean. Because you enlarge small film images many times when you work with their scanned copies, you magnify the size of the dust or [more…]

Choosing a Scanner Resolution for Photos

When you scan photos, choose a scanner resolution based on what you plan to do with the photo and whether you plan to enlarge it. The scanner resolution you choose for your photos impacts not only how [more…]

Prepping an Image that You Want to Scan

Before you scan an image into your computer, you need to prep that image. Although you might not have a lot of control over the image you need to scan, you can still prepare ahead of time to improve your [more…]

How to Pick a Scanner for Creating Digital Images

For digital photography, your scanner choices really boil down to one of three kinds of scanner technology. Each of these scanners offers a different approach to scanning, so choose the one that best suits [more…]

Why a Higher Scanner Resolution Isn’t Always Better

Particular scanning tasks have recommended resolutions. You may be wondering why not simply use the highest resolution of your scanner at all times. But a high scanner resolution may not give you the best [more…]

Deciding What Scanner Features You Need

Some scanner features are more useful than others for the digital photography inclined. When deciding on a photo-friendly scanner, keep these features [more…]

How to Scan Photos in Windows Live Photo Gallery

In Windows 7, you can scan photos (or anything else, for that matter) directly into Windows Live Photo Gallery. Although you can also scan photos and documents using Windows Fax and Scan, you’ll get a [more…]

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