HCS Multimedia Tutorials - Scanning Images
Introduction: The easiest way to scan images is using Adobe PhotoShop 5.0. Once inside Adobe
PhotoShop you can import scanned images with an intermediary program, DeskScan II, which accesses
the scanner. Once accessed and imported you can use PhotoShop to save and edit the image in your
preferred format. Scanning text is covered in a different tutorial.
Open Adobe PhotoShop 5.0:
 Click on the Start Menu.
 Select Programs.
 Select Multimedia Applications.
 Select Adobe PhotoShop 5.0.2.
Lift the cover of the scanner and place your
image face down on the glass. It doesn't
Place your
matter where you place the picture on the
picture in the
scanning surface, only that is in contact with
the glass.
With PhotoShop as the active window:
 Click on the File Menu.
Open DeskScan
 Select Import.
II in Adobe
 Choose Select TWAIN_32 Source.
PhotoShop 5.0.
 Select DeskScan II 2.5.
 Click the Select button.
 Click on the File Menu.
 Select Import.
 Select TWAIN_32.
Pre-scan: A pre-scan is not a Full scan. It
simply provides you the option of defining
the area of the picture you will be scanning.
This is important because large image files
take a long time to scan and require a lot of
hard disk space. It's best to only scan what
you need.
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Do not click the Final button until the
settings are optimally configured for your
Select the Type
In the DeskScan II window choose the
appropriate setting for Type.
For Color Pictures:
 Select Sharp Millions of Colors.
For Black and White Drawings:
 Select Sharp B. and W. Drawing.
The Path determines the DPI (dots per
inch) that your image will be contain. This
Select the Path
will also directly affect the size of the file.
For printing images:
 Select the printer that you plan to
print on from the printers that appear
on the drop down menu.
For using images in PowerPoint
presentations or web pages:
 Select Screen because you will only
need the image at 72 DPI.
There is no need to adjust the brightness or
contrast, but you can do that by adjusting
the scroll bars. Brightness and contrast can
Brightness &
also be adjusted in PhotoShop after the
Contrast if
image has been scanned.
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If you want to increase the scale of the
image use the scroll bar. You can always
Select a scaling
crop or decrease the image size once the
image is in PhotoShop. The time to increase
the scale is during the scanning.
Note: Increasing the scale dramatically
increases the file size. The file size is
located above the Preview button. It's best
to keep files below 5MB, although some
files may be larger. There are limits to the
amount of information you can store on
your H: drive.
In the preview window use your mouse to
select an area of the image that you would
Select a region
like to scan. Do this by clicking and
to scan
dragging the mouse over an area of the
image. There is no need to get it perfect the
first time. You can fine-tune the selection as
needed after a preliminary selection has
been made.
Once you are satisfied with your selection
and settings click the Final button.
Click on the
Final button.
Scanning an image can take several
minutes. Larger file sizes will take longer
to scan.
If you made a mistake click on the Cancel
button to halt the scan in process. You can
make adjustments and begin again.
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After DeskScan II completes the scan, you
will need to close the DeskScan II program.
Click on the File menu in the DeskScan
DeskScan II
program and then select Exit.
Your image is automatically imported into
PhotoShop, so the image will appear in the
PhotoShop window.
This is a good time to save the file to your
H: drive.
Begin File Save.
In the File menu select Save As...
In the Save in field in the Save As window
check to see that the path is pointing to the
Complete File
drive and directory that you want to save
your file in.
To save on a zip disk select the D: drive
otherwise select the H: drive. Provide a file
name in the File name field and then click
the Save button. Your file will be saved as a
PhotoShop document or .PSD file.
File Names: It is best to keep file names
short (less than 9 characters) and
descriptive. Use only lower case letters and
do not put spaces between characters.
Zip Drives: We recently installed Zip Drives
on all the PC Multimedia Machines. If you
need more space than what is available on
your H-drive, a Zip disk is a great solution.
We don't sell them in the lab, but most
computer stores sell them.
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Now that your file is safely saved on your
Final Step
hard drive you may work on it without
Adjust the image having to worry about losing it. It's a good
idea to save the original file and work on a
copy of that file.
Refer to the tutorial on Making Graphics
for the Web if you want to use the image
on a Web Page or a PowerPoint
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