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#1 natlhol

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 10:32 PM

I want to scan my kids' artwork that is made on the large construction paper (I believe it is 12x18?).  How do I do this when I only have a regular size printer/copier?  I want to make each piece of artwork into a 4x6 photo to use on scrapbook pages and artwork for the wall.

 

TIA!

 

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#2 mshanhun

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 05:45 AM

I would just hang it on the wall opposite a window and take a photo (use a tripod to keep the camera still)

Or put it on the floor and photograph from above


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Posted 01 July 2016 - 10:22 AM

You could also scan as much as will fit on the scanner (in portions, if that makes sense?) and then use Photoshop to merge them together, but I think that's extra work! The photos work well- just make sure the camera is parallel to the object so it's not distorted :)

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 10:55 AM

I have tried photographing them before but I must not be doing it correctly.  The edges of the artwork don't look squared up, if you know what I mean.

 

I will try again.  Thanks for the advice!


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Posted 01 July 2016 - 11:39 AM

if you're putting it on the floor, it might also help to stand on a stool! Also, I almost always use my point and shoot or cell phone to take pictures of ephemera, because I can use the LCD screen to help keep things lined up. I make sure the top edge is lined up first, then tilt from right-left to make sure it's not warped. You could use Live-view on an SLR, but I find it a little cumbersome (and the file sizes bigger than I really need). Good luck!
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Posted 02 July 2016 - 04:49 AM

Agreed on the take a pic idea as a "scanner." Handy app I found - "CamScan" - helps you find edges of the item. If it doesn't find them correctly initially, you can have it try again until you like it or find ways to help it find edges like put white paper on a black background. Evernote even has a photo saving option.

 

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#7 natlhol

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 03:53 PM

Thanks for the app suggestion!  I'll have to try that, too!

 

I appreciate the help everyone!  :-)



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Posted 06 July 2016 - 12:15 PM

I use ScannerPro which helps to correct the angles and distortion.


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Posted 06 July 2016 - 12:15 PM

(It's an iPhone/iPad app.)


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 01:44 PM

If it's for an album, maybe take a photo of the artist holding some of it? Then you capture them at the age they made it and you won't notice the edges so much.
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Posted 15 July 2016 - 02:22 PM

I've liked Scannable (iphone app). It's worked great for creating a pdf or a jpeg of any physical photo or document.


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