I am having major issues scanning pictures from my scanner onto my Mac in a large size. I scan them in and the pictures appear small with a bunch of white around it. How do I scan the photos in to appear at a larger size? (so people don't have to squint to see the people in the pics and so it doesn't have all the white around the photo)??!!
Re: Scanning photos into computer at a large size?!
This sounds like you are trying to scan images at a larger size than they actually are? I am not an expert-(but I have a Mac)-but from what I'm reading, scan your photos at a 300-600 dpi resolution, then use photo editing software to enlarge them. The higher the resolution, the more disk space and the more photo detail (i.e. cracks, dust, scratches, paper type) will be captured, and the more time it will take to scan. Also, for the white, does your scanner allow you to select the area/define borders during the pre-scan? Mine lets me drag borders to just the image area (but capture the image first, then do the cropping and editing to a copy later). Rookie2112
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Does this problem happen when scanning either from the scanner glass or the automatic document feeder? Does this problem happen when scanning either from the computer using the Lexmark software or scanning using the Scan button on the printer operator panel? This will help me understand what might be causing this problem.
Adjusting Output (Scan) Resolution
By changing the resolution, you can set how clear the image is going to be. The higher the resolution, the clearer (but the larger) the scanned image is. The resolution can be changed before scanning.
(Note) If the resolution is doubled, the image data will be quadrupled. If the data is large, problems such as slow processing speed or lack of memory may occur. To change standard scan settings using MP Navigator, click here To change more advanced scan settings using the scanner driver, click here Using MP Navigator
Place the document face-down on the platen glass.
Launch MP Navigator.
On the Windows desktop, double-click the 'MP Navigator 2.0' icon.
in the Windows taskbar, click 'Start', click '(All) Programs', 'Canon
Utilities', 'MP Navigator 2.0' folder, then 'MP Navigator 2.0' icon.
Click 'Scan Photo/Document'.
Display varies according to the printer model.
When the Scan Photo/Document window is displayed, click 'Specify'.
Display varies according to the printer model.
When the Scan Settings window is displayed, select the resolution in Scanning Resolution drop-down.
Select from the following scanning resolutions: [Text(OCR)]: 300/400/600 Other: 75/100/150/200/300/400/600
If necessary, set other items as well.
In the Scan Photo/Document window, click 'Scan' to start scanning.
Instructions<br />Things You'll Need:<br /><br /> * Computer<br /> * All-in-one printer <br /><br /> 1. Blow the dust from your scanner and printing area with canned air. Clean the scanner bed and the underside of the document lid with a damp, lint-free cloth before scanning.<br /> 2.<br /> Get your computer and all-in-one printer turned on and talking to each other. Open the scanning software on your computer if needed. If not, you can use the controls on your printer to run the show.<br /> 3.<br /> Lay the picture to be scanned face-down on the glass. Square up the photo using the guides that are usually located along the edges of the scanning bed.<br /> 4. Close the lid.<br /> 5.<br /> Go for a higher dpi (dots per inch) count if you plan on displaying the scanned image at larger-than-life size. Otherwise, you can select a lower resolution.<br /> 6. Click the scan button on your computer's scanning software window. Some all-in-one printers need you to press the scan button on the printer itself; check the manual before using.<br /> 7. Get a preview of the scanned image up on your computer monitor. This might happen automatically depending on your software settings; if not, you will have to prompt your computer to display one.<br /> 8. Correct small defects such as red-eye in the image. Save extensive changes for later with dedicated photo-editing software.<br /> 9. Accept the scan and save to your hard drive. Remember to put your picture away.<br /><br />If I could be of further assistance, let me know.<br /><br />Thanks,<br /><br />LETMEFIXIT<br /><br />
I will list the steps that will allow you to scan your photos.
1. Turn on your computer,let it bootup, then turn on your printer.
2. Locate the "HP Imaging Director" icon on your computer ( placed there when your printer was
installed on your computer), double click it and a screen will appear which shows the scanning
options of your printer.
3. Lift the printer's lid and place a photo on the glass top.
4. Click "Scan Picture" from the scanning menu.
5. The scanning lamp will come on and make one pass under the photo, as this is happening,
your photo will appear on your monitor, allowing you to see the scanning result.
At this time,you can make adjustments, if you wish, to the scanned photo or accept it as is.
6. Click the "Accept" button and the scanning lamp will make a final pass under the photo.
7. The photo can be seen in the HP Photo Gallery or your computer's My Picture folder.
while scanning try reducing the DPI of the scans. this will make the image smaller in size but it will effect the picture quality very little. but do keep in mind that the dpi must be atleast 70 for better picturization
turn the printer on, place the picture on the glass, on the printer under mode press the big silver button until the scan light comes on then press select, you should hear the picture scanning, then on the computer, go under my pictures and you should see that picture.
Scanning Photos With the Control Panel Scan menu, you can scan photos to a file, application, or memory card. Scan to File 1 Place a photo or photos face down on the scanner glass. 2 Press Scan to display the Scan menu. 3 Press or to select Photo. 4 Press until Scan To is selected. 5 Press or to select File. 6 Press Start. The document is scanned and saved based on the Kodak AiO Home Center scan picture settings.
You can change the folder where you want these saved. Just go to tools in your printer window. Hope this helps- Happy scanning!
The scanner produces a "picture" of the document, much as if you laid it flat on a table and took a picture of it with your digital camera. If you did this, your .jpg from the camera would be several hundred K at a minimum - comparable to the file size off the scanner. That's why the file is so big, it contains a picture and not text data - even though it's still a .jpg file. If you reduce the scan resolution you will save space, but at the expense of legibility of the document image. To get it down to the smallest possible size, you will need to run the scanned image through OCR ( Optical Character Recognition ) into a Word document for example, and then print it out to a .pdf file. If you have a clean source document with few graphics this isn't as difficult as it may seem. Microsoft Office has an excellent OCR process known as Document Imaging. You need to carefully proof read the result but with a clean input Document Imaging is amazingly accurate in Office 2007. In short, there is no easy solution to your problem.
I just did it then! With help from solution posted Feb 08 leave the acual scanner alone can be done from the computer. Steps:
1. Go to - start - control panel - printers & hardware - scanners.
2. Once inside the scanners folder just click once on the scanner icon (mine is called WIA Canon) so it is highlighted.
3. Then click on the toolbar 'File' > 'scan', then select the correct program from the list (mine was MP Navigator 2).
4. Use the MP Navigator program to select "scan photo/document", follow the instructions. At the bottom if the window that is open you can change the document type to PHOTO or DOCUMENT!
This is where the problem lies it is scanning the document as a photo which is why it is coming out as multiple documents.