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Horizontal banding When I scan anything, the final scanned image is made up of fine horizontal bands, or ribs . With colour or greyscale, the bands are various shades of colour or grey; with lineart, the bands look like a kind of feathering effect. Additionally, the scanner scans brighter, or perhaps with more exposure, at the top of the image. The focus seems unusually sharp, too: it's picking up on the grain of the paper more than before. Does anyone have any ideas?

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Change the settings from black & White to grey mode. Select JPG option for saving the file

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The preview, if it is thumbnail picture, it is difficult ti decipher. Dont worry about that. Pencil drawings are very light and needs higher contrast. Try a few options and you can select the best one. If you scan a pencil drawing in grey, it may appear light and also file size will be bigger.
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SOURCE: When I scan I cannot edit the image scanned

Start by opening the software on your computer that you would use to edit an image. From within that software find a way to access the scan feature... the interface for this may say "Twain". You would probably find that option under the File heading. Then edit using the software.


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All I can think of with Scanners is RAM and hard Drive space. You need heaps of BOTH. Especially hard drive space.

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