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Club Business & Announcements/Tech Advice : Scanning Images for Approval Books

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MeghanP
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22 Apr 2014
09:40:02am
I wondered what method others were using for the images for their Approval Books.
I tried just scanning as a photo but the file always comes out too large to upload.

The only solution I've worked out is this
1. Scan the page to produce a PDF
2. Open the PDF on my screen filling it as much as I can and take a screen shot using the sniping tool.
3. Upload the image created by the sniping tool to my approval book.

Does anyone know a less convoluted way? I see images that are larger on screen than what I am able to come up with but don't know how to create them.

(I am working on a laptop loaded with Windows 7)
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Jansimon
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22 Apr 2014
09:45:30am

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re: Scanning Images for Approval Books

What program do you use to make the scans?
I use Adobe Acrobat, make one combined file as a pdf for as many pages as I have prepared and then "save as" jpeg's. The result is a bundle of individual jpg files that can be used for uploading to the site.


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MeghanP
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22 Apr 2014
10:33:38am
re: Scanning Images for Approval Books

I've just been using the program that was installed on my computer with the printer. I'll have to see what other programs I have that will do it.

I just found a website that could convert pdf to jpeg. It seemed to have worked. I now have much better pictures on my approval book.

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Noernberg
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22 Apr 2014
10:10:51pm
re: Scanning Images for Approval Books

I would download and install Irfanview (free software that works real nice).

You can scan at probably 200 dpi resolution and get away with it. Or you can scan at a higher resolution, then resize the image to a smaller size, maintaining a nice scan quality, but reducing the file size.

Irfanview can be downloaded at any of the sites here: http://www.irfanview.com/download_sites.htm


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Just one more small cover .....
22 Apr 2014
11:15:24pm
re: Scanning Images for Approval Books

Meghan,
Just a couple of guidelines to go by. When scanning single stamps, scan at 300dpi. When scanning covers, scan at 100dpi. These two rules will cover most situations.

Regards ... Tim.

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cocollectibles
23 Apr 2014
10:34:48am
re: Scanning Images for Approval Books

There's a more in depth "scanning for beginner's" web site posted on the Links section too.

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23 Apr 2014
02:00:53pm
re: Scanning Images for Approval Books

HERE is the site Peter referenced above.

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