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Scanning Slabs


#1

A friend suggested buying a Scanner for my computer instaed of
taking pictures of slabs…just scan them in…looking for input as to
wether this works and if so…what type or brand or model does anyone
recommend…thanks…

Rich Kelly.
www.southforkmining.com


#2
A friend suggested buying a Scanner for my computer instaed of
taking pictures of slabs..just scan them in...looking for input as
to wether this works and if so..what type or brand or model does
anyone recommend

Scanning is faster, but you will have no control over lighting, etc.
If you want good pics for your website, I would photograph them. The
only time I do scans of slabs is when someone wants to commission
work and wants an idea of what rough I have- then I can scan a number
of slabs at once and e-mail with no muss or fuss.

Lee


#3

Kelly,

I have scanned slabs on my Visioneer One Touch 9320 with nice
results. Not as nice as a professional photo but plenty good enough
to see the details. I scan on default photograph setting at 150 dpi
normal contrast and brightness. I have tried 200 dpi and fiddled with
the contrast and brightness but always go back to the default
settings. Suggest you coat the surface with either a clear matte
spray or use a good wax (I use Briwax) to sharpen the colors. Does a
nice job.

Oh…be careful not to scratch the glasss plate.

Cheers from Don at The Charles Belle Studio in SOFL where simple
elegance IS fine jewelry!