Scanning Techniques for Business and Home

with Taz Tally
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Scanning Techniques for Business and Home
Video duration: 0s 3h 8m Beginner


In this course, photographer and graphics professional Taz Tally shows home and business users how to get the best results from their scanners. The course begins with a look at scanning essentials, including how to clean and care for a scanner, choose scanning software, and understanding concepts such as resolution and file format. Next, Taz uses the basic mode that most scanning software provides to show how to perform an array of common scanning jobs, from scanning photos and artwork to capturing text using optical character recognition. Three real-world projects are also included, which show the process of scanning something and then editing and sharing the results.

Topics include:
  • Caring for a scanner
  • Understanding pixels and resolution
  • Choosing scanning software
  • Scanning logos and line art
  • Scanning grayscale vs. color
  • Scanning for print
  • Converting documents to editable text with graphics
  • Scanning images for use on websites
  • Converting images and documents to PDFs
  • Emailing and faxing scanned images
  • Creating PDFs for OCR
  • Automating the scan process
Business Photography


- Hi, I'm Taz Tally and welcome to Scanning Techniques for Business and Home. In this course we'll look at scanning a variety of images and documents. I'll start by showing you the fundamentals of scanning including types of scanners and image challenges, image resolution and dimensions, and file formats. We'll address how to properly evaluate your images and documents prior to scanning. And along the way, I'll show you how to complete specific scanning projects for capturing line art and photos, printing, faxing, emailing, and using your images on websites.

So don those lint free gloves and gather up all your favorite graphics, images, and documents and let's get started with Scanning Techniques for Business and Home.

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