"Scanning for Kids of All Ages
is an excellent step-by-step reference for first time scanner users. The simple directions were easy to follow to produce fantastic graphic productions." - Dorothy S. Wright, teacher of computer basics to children and adults
"The instructions are concise and can be followed by even the least proficient of computer users. Quick quizzes...reinforce previously covered material. I had fun trying several of the projects for myself." - Judge, 11th Annual Writer's Digest International Self-Published Book Awards
"Yes, I thought I knew all there was to know about scanning, too. But this little book shows a step by step process to get the most out of your scanner and help students edit images to create a presentation they can be proud of...Recommended for all ages." - Florida Media Quarterly Spring 2004
"If you're interested in scanning some photos or documents but don't know how or just don't feel secure, this is the book for you...The information is often technical, but the author has presented it in a manner that is clear to the novice and not beneath the more experienced scanner. Interwoven with the explanation are numerous illustrations, some serious, some lighthearted, but all helpful in understanding the text. Even the explanation of items such as OCR (Optical Character Recognition) are clear and to the point." - Connecticut Nutmegger Vol. 36#4
From the Author
This book is based on the scanning course I taught at a local community college for seven years. Most of the students who attended were hoping it would be as simple as taking a Microsoft Word class. Unfortunately, there is no Bill Gates for scanner interfaces. The software is unique to each scanner and often changes for every new model released. Nowadays, scanner software tries to simplify the process by guessing for you. If you try to scan a sketch with text labels, it may launch the OCR software instead of the image editing software. Automation is helpful once you understand the basics. This book provides exact guidelines and will give you confidence to answer pesky questions from your scanner. Guidelines will also make it easy to fix photos scanned or taken with a digital camera.