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Scanning a picture

Maximum width - 600 pixels along the longest side
Resolution 75 dpi

Lay your picture face-down onto the glass of the scanner

On your computer open the scanning programme

Click on the ‘Preview’ button. (Some programmes may use different words to ‘Preview’ and ‘Scan’ - if so follow instructions provided by the supplier).

Your picture should appear on the computer screen. Check that it is in the right place and the right way up. If not, adjust the picture on the scanner and select Preview again.

You can now select the area of the picture you wish to scan by moving the dotted outline that is around your picture. Everything within the dotted line will be scanned when you click the ‘Scan’ button.

If you have the option, check the resolution and scan your picture at 75 dpi (dots per inch. When you are happy with your picture, click ‘Scan’. (This does not mean that your picture is saved on your computer - that’s the next step).

Once your picture has been scanned you need to make sure the name you have chosen (no spaces in the filename please) is saved as a .jpg/jpeg or .gif. Do not use JPEG2000 format).

The dimensions of the picture on the website will be no larger than 600 pixels on the longest side, so try to make your picture is this size, or smaller. Resizing can be done in picture-editing software.

Sending a picture from a digital camera

If you have taken a digital photograph of your picture you can send that to us. 

Save it to your computer at 75 dpi as a .jpg/jpeg or .gif at filesize 80KB or less (no spaces in the file name please). Remember the name and where you have saved your picture. For easy reference we suggest you save it to your computer’s desktop.

Resize it to no longer than 600 pixels on the longest side using picture-editing software or software that came with your camera.

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