Join Tanya Staples for an in-depth discussion in this video Scanning photos, part of Getting Started with Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI.
- Next, we're gonna take a look at how to scan images into Corel Paint Show Pro Photo 11. There's a couple of ways we can scan 'em. We're gonna take a look at them here. I'm gonna choose Get Photos, Scan. And what this is gonna do is it's going to use the scanning software that comes with my scanner. In case case you can see that I have a Hewlett-Packard scanner and what it's doing is it's using, like I said, that software that came with my scanner. You can see that it's automatically trying to detect the edges, and I can't really see if it's done a good job here.
So, I'm gonna click the Zoom tool to zoom in a little bit. And then I'm just gonna use these nodes to make sure that I'm really getting all of the areas that I want to be scanned in. There we go. Now, when I'm finished I'm gonna choose Accept. And that's gonna scan the image into Corel Paint Shop Photo 11. Now, again, because this is the software that shipped with my Hewlett-Packard scanner what you see may be a little bit different than what I see. If you have a Canon scanner, or a Lexmark, or something else you may see something a little bit different.
but overall you'll see that this is how your images come in. I'm just gonna switch to my Pan tool here and can there you can see we have our image. Now, it kept a little bit of white area here on the right-hand side. We can very easily eliminate that by cropping. So, I'm gonna grab my Crop tool and I'm just going to use these little nodes to position my crop window around the areas that I want to keep and when I'm finished I'm gonna double click and it'll automatically eliminate that white area.
So, that's one way that we can scan. Let's take a look at another way. I'm gonna close this image. I don't need to save my changes. I'm gonna go up to my File menu now and I'm gonna choose Import, From Scanner or Camera. And this is gonna give me a different dialogue box. This is actually the scanning interface that's part of Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo 11. What I can do first of all is choose whether I wanna scan a color picture, a grayscale picture, a black and white picture with text, or use custom settings.
I'm actually gonna leave this on Color Picture and I'm gonna click Preview. I always find it helpful to preview what the scan will look like before I actually scan it into Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo 11. And that way I can make adjustments if I need to. So, this is looking good. Now, I can do a couple of things. I can adjust the quality of the scanned picture. You can see that that's gonna allow me to adjust things like Brightness and Contrast, how much Resolution I have, how many dots per inch. Right now it's set for two hundred and I'm okay with that.
If you're just gonna use your images on screen or on the web you might want to take this down to 72 or if you wanna do some large scale printing you might want to increase the resolution to, say, 300. But for right now this is fine. So, I'm just gonna click Cancel. And now that this is set up the way that I want it to I can again just move these around if I need to change the size or the shape of the scanned area. Now what I can do is just choose Scan.
And that's automatically just gonna scan our image into Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo 11. Just like it did when we scanned the same image a couple of moments ago using our scanning software that shipped with our scanner. So, here we have our image again. Again, there's a little bit of white area there. I still have my crop tool selected here so I'm just gonna position my crop window where I would like around the areas I want to keep. And when I'm done I'm just gonna double click. And there we go.
We've eliminated that white area around the edge. Now, if that little cropping demo was a little confusing, not to worry, there is much more in depth training on how to use the Crop tool later on in this video training but for right now we've learned the basics of how to scan our images in Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo 11 and you've seen that if you need to eliminate a tiny bit of area how to use the crop tool to do just that.
- Finding and viewing photos in the Organizer
- Keywording, rating, and searching
- Using One-Step Photo Fix and Smart Photo Fix to adjust color and lighting
- Retouching photos with the Makeover tools and Skin Smoothing
- Applying special effects, such as Time Machine and Depth of Field
- Adding borders and text
- Printing and sharing photos