ABOUT THE DEMO
The demo is limited in frequency to 4 MHz to 7 MHz. Otherwise, all the functions of the
program are operational.
To receive the demo, please e-mail me a request at firstname.lastname@example.org and
I will send you the demo (150 kb) by return e-mail.
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A SLIDE OR FILM SCANNER?
You can scan your 35 mm slides or film negatives, store them in your
computer, enlarge and print out. A slide scanner in the $500 price range
will give satisfactory 8" x 10" prints.
BUYING A FLATBED SCANNER
In the stores you will find half-a-dozen different types
ranging in price from $49 to $400. Get one that scans at 600 x 1200 dpi
(dots per inch) The main difference between scanners is customer support and
software. You can't evaluate software by reading the box. If you want to do
the research, check out the best scanner website at http://www.scantips.com
This site has everything you ever want to know about scanners. My scanner is
a Microtek X6USB ($120), has very good software and when I had a question I
called Customer Support and was immediately connected to a knowledgeable
An easy way to buy a scanner is to order it from xxx in Riverside, CA.
I received next-day delivery. Their website has extensive information on all
types of scanners.
BUYING A FILM/SLIDE SCANNER
WHY MAKES A SCANNER DIFFICULT TO USE?
In the first place, each scanner comes with its own brand of software.
Swapping software between scanners can't be done. If your scanner has a copy
button and you make a copy to print, the printout will be the same size as
the scanne input. This is logical. When you scan to make an image in the
computer for say e-mail, you must decide the size of image you want, you
must know the width of your screen in pixels, and you must enter the
resolution that satisfies your screen width and the size of the desired
image. When you scan to print an image, you must decide the scan resolution, the
size of the printed image, the dots per inch (dpi) that you want
the printer to use and the scaling factor.
For example, you might want a really sharp picture. So you scan at 1200 dpi.
This can create a 25 mb file and you may run out of memory. You may find
your hard drive red light is on all the time as information is being read
in and out of the swap files. All this is to no avail, because your printer
can't handle more that 300 dpi.
With my scanner I only have to click on "copy", select a few options such as
B & W or color, type of paper and the scanner scans and prints automatically.
SCANNING AND SAVING IMAGES FOR USE IN E-MAIL
Put the object to be scanned in the scanner. Click on
"preview". A window will come up with some options. Crop the image. If you
are using an 800 x 600 screen which is 14 inches wide and want the image to
be 7 inches wide, (Put Resolution Calc. here)
Enter the desired resolution. (NOTE) The resolution setting determines the
size of the image on the computer screen.
Save the image as a "tif" file. If you save in jpg format, you lose quality
each time you save and re-open.
So save in tif,do all the retouching etc, then when you are satsfied with
its quality, save as a jpg file. It may still be several hundred kb in size. If you send
A file this large sent in e-mail may take several minutes to download and you
may test the patience of friends. So, before sending you should compress the
jpg file to less than 50 kb. Put a note here on compression programs.
Also put a note on size of image or print-out
SCANNING AND SAVING IMAGES FOR PRINTING
SCANNING 35 MM SLIDES AND FILM NEGATIVES