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An Introduction to Digital Multimedia, 2nd Edition by Savage

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Image Appendix B

The Scanning Process

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Scanning typically involves six major steps: selecting the part of the image to be scanned, setting color mode, setting spatial resolution, specifying output dimensions, making adjustments to image quality, and executing the scan.

Step 1: Selecting the Image Area

Scanning software includes a preview mode in which the scanner makes a rapid pass over the image and creates a low-resolution preview. Once the preview is on screen, the user outlines the area to be scanned by dragging a rectangle around it. This is the ...

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