Re: Newbie questions re scanning photos with 8400F
- From: "Bob" <drbob027@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 17 Feb 2006 12:22:03 -0800
Thanks for the replies so far.
It's not the printer. I tried taking a picture with my digital camera,
printing it, scanning it, and printing it again. Same results. The
original print looks good, the copy is dull and lifeless.
I tried a few quick fixes from the bundled Photoshop Elements (color,
contrast, unsharp filter). That got me from lousy to almost
acceptable. Once again, those are terms relative to an average guy,
not a photography hobbyist. Note that these were quick fixes, I'm not
using the monitor to get feedback, except very crudely.
I suppose what I'm looking for is a guy like me who tried some scans
from an 8400F, got lousy results, and figured out how to tweak the
bundled software to get halfway decent results without adjusting each
picture individually. May be a futile search.
What I was hoping for was the ability to get results as good as a cheap
photoprocessing shop, without a lot of individual effort on each
BTW, I figured out the 4X6 thing. The platen has an arrow in one
corner. Put a 4X6 there, it scans right. Duh. And I found a way to
choose tiff, bmp, or jpg output. Still seems quite unsophisticated
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