Photo Scanning Tips
Here are some tips for scanning and e-mailing images:
Scanning – I know how to use a scanner
1. Preview your scanner settings before finalizing the scanning process.
2. In the preview window, select just the photo (no white showing around the photo).
3. Choose the color photo setting (even for black and white photos).
4. Turn all enhancements off.
5. Set resolution quality to high photo quality, 300 or 600 DPI.
6. Remember, the higher the resolution, the higher the image quality will be.
7. Save the image as a jpeg file, with the highest quality setting under “image options” in the jpeg pop-up window.
8. Look at original photograph to be sure you’ve gotten the best quality image possible for that photo.
9. Email photos to email@example.com (30 MB maximum per file).
Scanning – I’m not too comfortable using a scanner (or don’t have a scanner)
cannot scan your photos? No problem!
1-Almost all photo developing shops (like FedEx Kinko’s), and internet cafes, provide Photo Scanning service they will be able to scan your photo for you, and give it to you on a disk, or perhaps even email it to us on your behalf. Just make sure you ask them to scan it as a high ‘resolution’ JPG (minimum 300dpi).
They will scan and email it back to your email address same day and your original picture will be mailed back to you.
2- You can take a photo with your cell phone
Then just forward the scanned photos to our email address firstname.lastname@example.org