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"Noise" on scanned photographs

When I scan a photo on my scanner horizontal lines (usually two or four) of various colours have started to appear on the pictures. Is there a solution?

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  • Barbara Clark Jan 25, 2008

    At first, the lines would show up just when I scanned a large photo or document. Now, they're showing up even for everything I scan. It is not a glass cleaning problem, but I can't seem to figure out what's causing it and how to fix it.

  • Anonymous Jun 01, 2008

    Regardless of what I try to scan, I just get a series of vertical coloured lines.



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If you are able to open the cover of scanner glass then pls clean the glass and see.

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Scan the document using Canon PIXMA its very simple follow the mention below instruction to scan to document, picture & email.

  • Turn on the computer and thescanner.
  • Open the lid of the scanner andplace the photograph face down on the glass scanner bed. Close the scanner lid.
  • Click "Start" on the computer.Click "Programs." Double-click "ArcSoft Photostudio 5.5."
  • Click "File" after Arcsoft programopens. Click "Select Source." Click on the scanner model.
  • Click "File." Click "Acquire." Thescanner will begin to scan the photograph.
  • Click "Select Source." Click"Preview." A preview of the photograph will appear on the screen.
  • Drag the selection box to select theentire photo to scan or a portion of the photo. To crop the picture, click anddrag one corner of the selection box. Adjust the position of the photograph onthe scanner bed if the photo is on an angle.
  • Click "Scan" to begin the finalscan. The scanned photo will open in PhotoStudio editing window.
  • Click "File." Click "Save." A "Save Picture"dialog box will open. Type the name of the picture in the "File Name" field.Click on the arrow located on the "Save as Type" pull-down menu to choose theformat of photograph (JPEG or GIF are the usual formats for internet use).Click "Save." The photograph is now saved on your computer.

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Re. HP ScanJet 3970 Flatbed Scanner Horizontal lines.\r\n When I scan, I get light coloured lines approx 2mm apart across the complete scan, which show up primarily on the dark colours. Different...

Hi! I had a same issue with another HP Scanner model. I was not able to repair, so I ask my company to buy a new one. I know that it can be repaired as ething can, but as I undertand this issue occur as the head of the reader is not scrolling in the glass as expected and it can be for differnt reasons or power supply is not work properly.
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When I scan 4x6 photos there is a line (sometimes green) across the entire photo that used to not be there. Scanning larger 8x11 photos the line does not show or when scanning documents. Help! I'm in...

If line is vertical.

Try scanning a bigger document. Use a blank page big as the scan capacity and scan the blank page.

If for example you are using an a3 scanner, scan a blank A3 page.

When scanning blank page set resolution to an high value, so that you does not lose pixels.

Check scan result, and explore the whole document using zoom to see if the line is still present on the test scan of the blank page.

If there is still the line, then it is either a scanner dirty, probably inside glass, or a dafective sensor on CCD sensor array.

If there is no line, then the problem is usually depending on the software.

In that case uninstall the software and install it again.

If that is not enough to fix the problem, try uninstalling software, doing a system restore to a date before the problem started , and then installing software again.

If the line is horizontal , that is usually a loss of power on the high voltage to lamp.
Try reinstalling software first, if that does not fix the problem , and line is horizontal, then it is fault mentioned above.
Horizontal lines at the end of a document may also be caused by faulty scanner control board, or scanner going out of memory.

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How to Scan a Picture onto the Computer

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It appears to be a freak problem. The best way is to bring it to original condition. Try uninstalling the scanner, run Scandisk on the Comp, Switch off and reinstall the driver. this may work.
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On preview & scanning I get total red colour image

If you have loaded Adobe 8.X Reader, then unload it, and go to Adobe site and load Adobe 7.02 Reader. Problem will probably go away. Mine did, I can now scan in color again.

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Horizontal line appears in scanned document

open the scanner and remove the clips, move the lense up and clean it. it is very easy to clean.

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