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Old Nov 11, 2004, 8:32 AM   #1
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Iscanned a book of 200 pages yesterday with my p93.

Set the contrast, sharpness and flash to (+) andsaturation to (-). Now you have a nice scanner except some barrel distortion on the corners and edges.

Even in 1MP i obtained very nice images and all detail on the pages is very obvious.

For avoiding the distortion you may take larger pics (for example 5 mp), keep the object in the center and leave some blank area at the edges and then crop it.

If the object you are scanning is not colored, selecting B&W from effects will be better.

For those who need a scanner..
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Old Nov 11, 2004, 10:12 AM   #2
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Thanks - I've doen that from time to time also...

Isn't it much faster than most scanners also?.... :-)
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:!:Because of the tendency of JPEG compression to break the image into blocks that can disrupt the letters. It is usually a good idea to save an image of print in some lossless format like TIFF if possible. Then you could, conceiveably, run the file through an OCR app and have an editible electronic copy as well.
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Yes Z_oc, it isreally much more faster than scanning.. 200 pages took just a little bit more than half an hour for me..

In the scanners you have to wait for the lens (or whatever it is) to move along the whole surface.. But for the camera it is just a shot..

Thanks Meryl, I will also try that with TIFF if i have a capable camera..
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Old Nov 17, 2004, 7:03 PM   #5
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A scanner is essentially a flat bulky digital camera that make use of CCDs that move accross the page to scan the image.

The method you refer to i known as flat copying and is very usefull. I dont use my scanner anymore. I flat copy everything. Even A3 posters can be copied with my 717 and reprinted at A3 with very little loss of quality.

Simply stick the image on the wall. Set your cam on a tripod with a spirit level and shoot away.

Works great.
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