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iPhoto ’11: The Macintosh iLife Guide to using iPhoto with OS X Lion and iCloud by Jim Heid, Michael E. Cohen, Dennis R. Cohen

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Scanning Right

Whether you use a flatbed or film scanner, you’ll encounter enough jargon to intimidate an astronaut: histograms, tone curves, black points, white points. Don’t fret: all scanners include software that provides presets for common scanning scenarios, such as scanning for color inkjet output. Start with these presets. As you learn about scanning, you can customize settings to optimize your exposures.

The right resolution. A critical scanning setting deals with how many dots per inch (dpi) the scanner uses to represent an image. Volumes have been written about scanning resolution, but it boils down to a simple rule of thumb: if you’re using a flatbed scanner and you plan to print your scans on a photo inkjet printer, you can get fine ...

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