If you're wondering how grayscale differs from halftone, or whether you can tell the difference between an image scanned at 600 dots per inch (dpi) and one scanned at 300 dpi, the Hewlett-Packard Official Scanner Handbook
will answer all your questions. This handbook shows you how to get the most out of your scanner by untangling jargon and helping you perform complicated tasks professionally.
The features and capabilities of various scanners are examined in language the layperson can understand. Even though the book mentions only HP hardware products by name, much of the advice presented applies just as well to other manufacturers' products.
A segment of the book tackles the question, "What do we do now?" It contains ideas for a series of scanner projects, including custom paperweights, mobiles, greeting cards, T-shirts, and tons more. These are real scissors-and-glue craft projects (with scanners and printers thrown into the mix) that would suit any adult-and-kid duo perfectly on the proverbial rainy day. --David Wall
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From the Back Cover
Learn to scan directly to a Web page editor such as Microsoft FrontPage. equip your creativity No matter what brand or model scanner you're using, you'll find absolutely everything you need to know in this official guide from HP, now updated to cover the latest equipment and technologies.
* find the right scanner at the right price
* get set up in a snap
* produce high-quality scans
* work with image-editing software
* troubleshoot and fix scanner problems
* perk up presentations and other work projects
* create cards, decals, and party favors
Packed with practical tips, a glossary, and more than 40 fun projects, this authoritative guide is just what you need to make the most of your scanner. includes a unique "Resource Kit" appendix, which shows you where to find arts and crafts supplies for scanner projects and directs you to additional resources to help spark your creativity reader level: beginning to intermediate shelving category: peripherals/scanners www.idgbooks.com