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Scanner question

#1 Post by Me2 » Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:55 pm

When scanning photos into my computer how can I make there not be white space all around the photo? Is there a way to accomplish this?

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Re: Scanner question

#2 Post by Beaver » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:14 am

Scanning software usually contain the function to select and scan only some area of the flatbed. If it's not used entire flatbed is scanned and saved and you have to edit the scanned pictures later in some software (Photoshop, PaintShop, etc.)
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Re: Scanner question

#3 Post by skitty4gzus » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:49 pm

usually there is a pre-scan function that lets you see the image on the flatbed as if it were the actual scanned image. From there it lets you set the parameters of the scan so it doesn't overscan, or you can do like was mentioned earlier, and crop the image after its scanned.
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#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:31 am

If you software does not offer this, another way would be to make a black template with a corner cut out,
the size of your photos.
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