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Picture sizing from scanner

How do I take a 5"x7" picture I scanned and make it into a 20"x30" picture, without distorting it

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It can't be done without cropping-- a 5x7 will always have a different aspect ratio than a 20x30 image. If you don't crop and want to "grow" the 5" side to 20" the 7" side will end up 28" long, or, conversely, if you want to make the 7" side 30" long the 5" dimension will need to be 21.4".

This is why a 35mm negative will always have some image content missing when it is printed on 3.5 x 5; in order to preserve all of the scene it must be printed to 4x6 to preserve the aspect ratio (2x3) because the 35mm negative is 24mm x 36mm-- a 2x3 aspect.

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In photoshop or a imaging software, you open the picture, and go to image size, then chose your target size with the "preserve scale" option

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Best way to scanner pictures


Margie, if you only have to scan real pictures, almost every scanner will do. If their size is big enough, then there is no need to buy an expensive scanner. If you still have the negatives of the same pictures and you want real quality, it is a complete different story. Even from old negatives you often get a lot more detail and contrast as from the pictures. But having pictures, say 3 x 4 inch. 7,5 x 10 cm.
If you scan at 1200 Dpi, and every modern scanner can, you get pictures sized 3600x4800 pixels that is 17 Mega pixels. A size most modern cameras can't produce.
The only reason to buy a scanner and not an all in one could be, you have more possibilities with a real scanner. But you need a computer.
The not so expensive Epson V370 could scan to 4800 dpi, giving you a 16 times bigger picture. Don't use that for real photos, because you end with 280 Mega pixel pictures. No computer could handle that. It has this resolution, because it also can scan negatives and slides. But it can get the maximum out of you pictures.
If you only once need to scan 100 pictures and after that never use a scanner. I'm not sure the "better" result on a real scanner is really important. And if you also need a new printer to print the pictures you could be better of with a all in one. It is cheaper, and you could use the printer later for everything else you need to print. Most all in ones, cost the same or even less than a V370. I'm sure Canon and HP do have good scanners to. I use an Epson V700 for years, and it is still supported for the new operating systems. I often use it for pictures, negatives and slides and I'm pleased with the results. I digitised hundreds and hundreds slides and negative and lots of pictures of which I don't have the negatives. (I also have a Canon all in one, but only use it to make a one to one copy on A4 plain paper, without the use of a computer. )

i hope op ei did not complicate this matter.

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White spots on scanned pictures. how to fix?


better change the glass of your scanner to avoid this problem in thw future and one more thing when ever you are not using the scanner put a soft cloth over glass and cover it or put a A4 size paper it will avoid dust and scratch try this

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I want to increase the size of the small drawings i do from my epson 1250 scanner to my canon 1800ip to a4 printout size is this possible.


You have to scan the pictures with a higher resolution to be able to print them in a larger format with acceptable quality.

If your default scanning setting is, say, 150dpi resolution, and you want the picture to be enlarged twofold, then you have to increase the resolution to 300dpi. If you have 300dpi now, increase it to 600dpi.
Some scanner utilities do a fully automatic scan - then you have to find the automatic scan settings and change the default resolution. Or better yet, find an option for a non-automatic scan, where you are presented with various options after the preview scan has been done. There you can usually set the desired size, resolution, improve contrast, sharpness etc.

Generally, the higher the scanning resolution, the more detail you have on the picture, and the higher magnification you can obtain when printing without quality loss.

But there's a catch - a picture in higher resolution produces a bigger file on disk - the file size grows faster then the resolution - a two times bigger picture will be four times bigger on disk. So you have to make sensible choice.

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Dell 1815 dn all in one


When scanning a document it is common for the scanner to use a high resolution and color mode both of which increase the size of each scan. There is a limit on the size of an attachment which varies with your e-mail and or Internet provider. It is best to keep attachments as small as possible. You can change this in the settings menu going to black and white and setting the DPI (dots per inch) down from 300-600 to 150 or even 75 and the scan will be fine but a smaller file size. If you are sending color pictures you can make them smaller but the quality will suffer some and you will still need more then one e-mail but with adjustment of the settings you can reduce it to a minimum. I hope this is useful to you. Good Luck

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Color distortion with HP 2300 scanner


Hp scanner 2300c
while scanning a blue or red line appears on scanned imajes

Mar 17, 2009 | HP ScanJet 2300C Flatbed Scanner

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Lexmarkx125 will scan larger pictures but smaller ones.


Here are some instructions from the Lexmark X63 which was similar to the X125.

The Lexmark X63 uses a sheet fed scanner, intended to scan 8 1/2 x11 inch paper.
  • To scan a document between 5 1/2 inches and 8 3/4 inches wide, center the document between the paper feed guides leading into the scanner and make sure the document is held straight,. Do not bend the document as it is fed into the scanner.
  • To scan photos or pictures that are 5 1/2 inches wide or smaller, you will need to use a flatbed scanner, or "mat" the image into a regular letter-size paper and scan the entire page. When the scan process is complete, crop out the picture using the AUTO CROP option in the Scan and Copy Control program or the photo-editing software.

Feb 27, 2009 | Lexmark Pro X125 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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When I scan back screen comes up blue and words and numbers are


http://fixunix.com/hewlett-packard/101142-scanjet-5400c-dead.html

following this link i've found resetting instructions for this scanner:


1.. Disconnect the USB cable and the power cable from the
scanner. Make sure the power cable is still connected to the
power source.
2.. Press the Scan and Email buttons at the same time, while
plugging the power cable back into the scanner. The scanner will
enter a Demo Mode.
3.. Press the Cancel button on the scanner to start the test.
4.. To end the test, disconnect and reconnect the power cable
without holding the buttons down.


I've had exactly the same problem with my scanjet 5400c (blue distorted images) but after resetting the scanner (see instuctions posted above) the problem was fixed

Dec 18, 2008 | HP Scanjet 5400c Flatbed Scanner

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How do I scan a bunch of originals from the tray and get 1 file for each page?


Loading originals to scan
Use these instructions to load originals into your device for scanning. For the best quality
scans, use the flatbed scanner. See Selecting media for the automatic document feeder
(ADF) for guidelines on choosing original documents for scanning.
Loading originals onto the flatbed scanner
1. Make sure that the automatic document feeder (ADF) input tray is free of media.
2. Lift the flatbed scanner lid.
3. Place the original document face-down on the flatbed scanner with the top, left corner of
the document at the lower-right corner of the glass.
4. Gently close the lid.
5. The document is ready to be scanned.
CAUTION To prevent damaging the device, do not allow the scanner lid to fall onto the flatbed scanner
surface. Always close the scanner lid when the device is not in use.
Loading originals into the automatic document feeder (ADF)
input tray
Note The ADF capacity is up to 50 sheets of 75 g/m2 (20 lb) media (depending on the thickness of
the media), or fewer sheets if the stack fills the ADF.
The minimum size for media in the ADF is 127 by 127 mm (5 by 5 inches). For smaller sizes
use the flatbed scanner. The maximum size for media in the ADF is 215.9 by 381 mm (8.5 by
15 inches).
1. Make sure that the flatbed scanner contains no media.
2. Close the flatbed scanner cover and put the top end of the stack of originals into the ADF
input tray, with the media stack face-up and the first page to be scanned on top of the
stack.
3. Slide the stack into the ADF input tray until it does not move any farther.
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May 13, 2008 | HP LaserJet 3030 All-In-One Printer

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Distorted Scans


it could be your not scanner in a high enough resolution. I believe negatives have a 1000 dpi.

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