|Scanner Setup & Usage||Troubleshooting|
Your scanner uses an interface called an Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP). The scanner's EPP interface allows you to scan information into your computer without the need to use an interface card. The majority of Pentium" computers support EPP. If your computer's printer port does not support EPP, then it is recommended that you purchase an additional parallel port interface card that supports EPP technology to maximize your scanner's performance.
Image-editing is used to enhance, correct and process your images. With your new scanner and your image-editing software, you will begin to explore a new world of editing using colors, paint techniques and special effects.
Opening the Program
For Windows 95 and NT 4.0 users: click START, PROGRAMS, PLUSTEK SCANNER and select the appropriate image-editing application (e.g., PhotoMagic, PicturePublisher).
For Windows 3.1x users: Enter the Program Group, double-click PLUSTEK SCANNER, and then double-click the appropriate image-editing application (e.g., PHOTOMAGIC, PICTURE PUBLISHER)
Acquiring an Image
Basic Image Adjustments
The most common adjustments made to your scanned images before editing them are the contrast and brightness settings. These are adjusted differently then from those found within the TWAIN dialog box. To make adjustments after scanning, click on the MAP menu item and select JOYSTICK. The contrast/brightness screen will open, allowing you to make any necessary adjustments. Click OK when done.
Using Editing Tools
The tool icons offer numerous ways to alter your scanned images. These icons are located to the left of the scanned image. Please read the descriptions of these tools under the HELP menu carefully to learn how to properly use your image-editing tools.
To save an image in a format dependent upon your needs, please perform the following steps:
Choosing File Type Extensions
Your image-editing software allows you to save images in various formats to allow greater flexibility and use of your images. The following section discusses some of the most common file formats.
To print an image, open the FILE menu and select PRINT (the print options screen will open).
Scanning Tip: Monitor Gamma
Adjusting the monitor gamma is a critical step to ensure that you view your images properly. To adjust your monitor's gamma, please perform the following steps:
For Additional Help
Under the HELP menu, click HELP. This directory lists complete information about all of your image-editing program's basic and advanced functions. Use it to guide you through any questions you may have.
Chapter V: Image-Editing
OCR allows you to scan paper text documents into your computer so that you can avoid retyping. Documents can then be modified within your word processing application. This chapter contains information about how to perform OCR and explains the various features within Xerox's TextBridge Classic OCR program.
To Perform OCR
For Windows 3.1x users:
Within Program Manager, double-click the PLUSTEK SCANNER group, then double-click TEXTBRIDGE APPLICATION SERVER. The icon will appear on the desktop. Double click TEXTBRIDGE APPLICATION SERVER again to open the application.
The Main Toolbar
GO: Starts the TextBridge Classic process
STOP: Cancels ongoing job
The Preview Toolbar
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