Questions about scanners - any would be greatly
appreciated. I am cross-posting to both Artmetal and Orchid -
sorry for the duplication to those on both lists.
I sell my jewelry through the wholesale trade shows and need to
make a catalog to send out to buyers. In the past I have just
used xeroxed line drawings or actual xeroxes of the jewelry but
would like to utilize my computer to make a snazzier catalog. The
first two pages of the catalog will be color xeroxes (from color
photos) so that will give a clear representation of my work. Most
of the people who will use this catalog are already familiar with
my work and so the rest of the catalog can be black and white and
should just be a fairly accurate representation. Just about
everything I make can be placed face down on a scanner - very few
pieces are so dimensional that they would not work on a scanner.
I do not want to go through the hassle of photographing the work
first - I want to be able to lay the pieces face down on the
scanner and go!
So, my questions are these.....has anyone tried this, and do you
have any tips? What type of scanner would you recommend? (I have
a Mac, if this makes any difference - and A.Photoshop etc.) What
features on the scanner are important and which aren't?
Thanks for your help,