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Windows 2000 Pro: The Missing Manual by Sharon Crawford

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Imaging

Imaging, a program provided by Kodak, lets you view images, scan text or graphics, and annotate those scans or pictures (Figure 9-19). Although it doesn't provide any actual photo retouching features, Imaging can process scans and photographs in many other useful ways, such as flipping or rotating them, marking them up with lines or text labels, or changing their resolution. In addition to cropping, resizing, rotating, and decorating images, you can convert documents from one graphics file format to another with the FileSave As dialog box.

A host of editing tools makes it easy to jazz up images and graphics. Use the tools on the toolbar to manipulate any part of an image, and use the annotation tools at the bottom of the window to add notes, arrows, or comments like the ones shown here.

Figure 9-19. A host of editing tools makes it easy to jazz up images and graphics. Use the tools on the toolbar to manipulate any part of an image, and use the annotation tools at the bottom of the window to add notes, arrows, or comments like the ones shown here.

Imaging also works directly with your scanner (if it's TWAIN-compatible, and you'd have to look far and wide to find one that isn't). Use the commands on the File menu (which vary depending upon the type of scanner you have) to preview or scan whatever you've put into your scanner. You can control the resolution, color, size, and cropping of a scanned image with the commands in the menu and the icons on the toolbars.

Tip

If you save a file in TIF format, you can reopen the file and remove or modify the annotations later. However, if you save it as JPG or BMP, the annotations become ...

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