How to Scan a Document

You want to scan a drawing, a contract, but you can not find the right stuff? So please read this trick, it will guide you through the simple steps of scanning a document.
You can use software. You choose one from the following list: This free software allows a large number of artistic change in your photos (masks, frames ...). It can also be used to scan a document.
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How to do it
Open Photofiltre, then click File, then Import Twain and finally Scan Image.

A window opens to adjust different settings (do not hesitate to consult the Help).
When everything is ready, click New Scan. Windows Photo Gallery is a generally provided when installing Windows software. It's a sorting , organization software with slight editing of your images. Nevertheless, it may be convenient to scan a document, such as an old film shot taken from camera.
Open Windows Photo Gallery (Office button and type gallery). Click on File then Import from Camera or Scanner

A dialog window opens so you can choose the scanner (callout 1 in the image). Select the scanner by clicking Import (2).
Note: If the scanner does not appear, check that it is turned on and connected to the computer, and then click Refresh (3).

A new dialog box appears to be able to set different parameters. In most cases there are no changes required in the left part.
  • 1 - The name of the scanner from which the image will be scanned. Click Edit to change scanner.
  • 2 - This option contains:
    • <Ital> Photo </ ital>: parameters 3, 4, 5 and 6 are predefined.
    • <Ital> Documents </ ital>: same (parameter 3 enters <ital> Grayscale </ ital>).
    • <Ital> Last used settings </ ital>: parameters 3, 4, 5 and 6 resume their past values.
    • <Ital> Add </ ital> Profile: to define a new set of values ??for the parameters 3, 4, 5 and 6.
  • 3 - Choose <ital> Color </ ital>, <ital> Grayscale </ ital> or <ital> Black & White </ ital>.
  • 4 - Choose the scanned image format: <ital> JPG </ ital>, <ital> BMP </ ital>, <ital> PNG </ ital> or <ital> TIF </ ital>.
  • 5 - Select <ital> Resolution </ ital> dpi (dots per inch).
  • 6 - Set the <ital> brightness </ ital>.
  • 7 - Set the <ital> contrast </ ital>.
  • 8 - Perform <ital> Image Preview </ ital> to scan with the current settings. After that, you can change the picture frame that will actually be scanned.
  • 9 - Start <ital> Scan </ ital>.

After the click on <bold> Scan </ bold>, the progress of the scan bar appears.

Once this is complete, a window will appear to give a name to the image. Generally, the image is saved in a folder in the Pictures folder, usually called 'Date and keyword" The picture is now ready to be mailed, displayed or edited! To change the folder where the image will move:
  • Open <bold> Windows Photo Gallery </ bold>.
  • Click <bold> File </ bold>.
  • Click <bold> </ bold> Options (see the first image of the part 1)
  • In the <ital> Import </ ital>, be sure to change the settings for <ital> Scanner </ ital>
Paint software comes with any version of Windows. Although simple to use, it allows for many quality designs. See how to scan documents with this software.

Open <bold> Paint </ bold>. Click File, then <bold> On camera or scanner </ bold>
Select the device corresponding to the scanner (to identify the needs of the icon of an open half scanner)
<ital> Note </ ital> If there is only one device connected, this window can not be displayed and skip to the next step.

<ital> An error message </ ital> appears if the scanner is not connected or disconnected during operation.

The selection window opens: with the possibility of an <ital> Overview </ ital> and if needed <ital> readjust the frame </ ital>

Click <bold> Scan </ bold> to start the operation. And now the scanned image, ready to be shared by email!
Published by Ambucias. Latest update on March 1, 2015 at 05:28 PM by Ambucias.
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