posted on Aug, 20 2007 @ 10:41 AM
I just want to comment and add some info on the whole scanner/JPEG thing.
Originally posted bydrumist69
You could do that with PS, but I'm pretty sure the scanner would generate the JPEG by default.
Scanners don't work like that.
The scanner 'reads' whatever it's scanning and the end result is an non compressed RGB image that is stored on the scanner's memory. Unless you
have one of those scanner/printer combos that will scan and print the document right away, you need to transfer the image to a computer to get the
To get this image from the scanner you need software that will import the image from the scanner, usually using
interface or other interface to communicate with the scanner.
It's then on the computer software that you do whatever you want to do with the scanned image, including saving it to a format like JPEG.
Nowadays many scanners bring their own little software application that communicates with the scanner and imports the image so you don't need any 3rd
party application, but a lot of people prefer to import it with an application that they are most comfortable with, eg. Photoshop.
Originally posted by Tuning Spork
And if it's a scanned drawing like, say, a watercolor, why in the world would it ever go through PhotoShop between the scanner and the
As I described above you can use Photoshop to import the image from a scanner and as soon as you save it on Photoshop it will add the 'Adobe
Photoshop' creator tag to it. Doesn't matter if it's a scanned or converted image, as soon as you save it on Photoshop it will add it's own
I use Photoshop for managing, converting and saving all images, as I'm sure a lot of other people do as well.
Again, I'm not saying this is real (I believe it's not) but just wanted to clarify things.