How to Scan Photos:
You must have a scanning device attached to a computer. There are many different kinds of, and a wide range of prices for, scanners. For web purposes, an entry-level color scanner is sufficient. Most scanners come with software that allows you to capture images and store them on your computer.
- Place the photo down on the scanner, and follow the manufacturer's instructions. There are 3 main considerations:
Almost all scanners refer to this as DPI (Dot Per Inch). Most monitors' default display is 72 DPI. Generally,saving the images with the scanner default resoutions is the best options. Only save at a higher resolution(DPI) if the photo contains small detail such as groups of people and you want their faces to be legible. No more than 300 DPI should be fine for this.
Most of the time, modern scanners do the job automatically. If you have photo graphics software (some are free), you can crop the resulting scan of unwanted borders. Advanced Tip: In the Internet world, the length and width of a file is not defined in inches or centimeters, but in pixels. My monitor displays at 1152 pixels wide by 864 pixels tall. The viewable size of an image file can be as large - or as small - as you choose. You do NOT, however, have to scale the photo bigger to make it fit the size of your screen. Either leave it in its original size, or shrink or enlarge the image to a size where it can be comfortably seen.
Save as 'Filename'.JPG
The Filename can be anything you specify - but the format must be .jpg
- Once you have scanned the image, save it to your computer. Choose some place easily accessible or easy to remember. (your Desktop!)
- Your images are now ready to be be emailed.
- Create your email message in the normal way.
- Use the 'Insert Attachment' option on your menu toolbar.
- This will open a dialog box prompting you to find and identify the attachment (photo) from where you previously saved it.
- Send the email with attachment - it's as simple as that.