[Athen] [External] Re: [EXT] Question About Scanning Book

Wershing, Alice D. adwershing at pstcc.edu
Thu Sep 16 06:55:51 PDT 2021

Depending on the settings on the scanner, there may be some lighting options. This was an issue many years ago when scanning books first began. If you can get a preview of the text before scanning in the settings, that might help.
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You might make sure you are scanning BW rather than grey scale or color. Also try some color drop out techniques.

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I have a book which, when scanned, the quality is not that great. My student worker tells me that the text is gray instead of black. I imagine that this could result in lower-quality scanning, since gray is a lighter color. I believe by default the scanner is set to scan at 300 DPI. Would increasing this improve the quality of the scan at all? What other suggestions would you have for improving the quality?


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