Scanning a Picture

Windows Vista makes it easy to scan pictures with Windows Photo Gallery (New!) and Windows Fax and Scan (New!). A scanner is like a photocopy machine on which you can lay photographs, books, and other documents that you want to save in digital form on your computer. In addition to scanning photographs, many high resolution scanners also allow you to scan a negative from a film strip and enlarge it. You use Windows Photo Gallery to start the scanning process and store the scanned photo in the in Pictures folder. With Windows Fax and Scan, you can choose scanning preferences, such as picture type, resolution (the number of dots per inch (dpi), preview the scanned picture, adjust the scan area, and select a graphic format. In ...

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